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  • Photo of Lifeless body on empty Wuhan street witness to chilling reality

    Lifeless body on empty Wuhan street witness to chilling reality

    WUHAN: A grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China’s virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand. On what would…

  • Photo of New Brexit coin to go into circulation from Friday

    New Brexit coin to go into circulation from Friday

    London: Around three million of the new 50 p Brexit coins will go into circulation from Friday, ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) later in the…

  • Photo of Italy declares state of emergency over coronavirus

    Italy declares state of emergency over coronavirus

    Rome: The Italian government declared a state of emergency Friday to fast-track efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly coronavirus strain after two cases were confirmed in Rome. Italy had said…

  • Photo of Similarities between outbreak of Coronavirus, movie ‘Contagion’

    Similarities between outbreak of Coronavirus, movie ‘Contagion’

    Wuhan: The outbreak of Coronavirus and the movie, “Contagion” have remarkable similarities. The story of the movie is based on Pandemic that spreads from animals to people in Hong Kong…

  • Photo of Indian-Americans to hold Satyagraha in Washington on Feb 1

    Indian-Americans to hold Satyagraha in Washington on Feb 1

    Washington: Indian-American community members in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area have planned to hold a sit-in Satyagraha in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Indian Embassy in the US…

  • Photo of Coronavirus: WHO declares public health emergency

    Coronavirus: WHO declares public health emergency

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday announced a public health emergency of international concern over the coronavirus crisis in China and other countries. Reason for declaration “The main…

  • Photo of Do not travel to China: US issues level 4 advisory

    Do not travel to China: US issues level 4 advisory

    Washington: The US Department of State has upgraded its travel advisory for China to level 4, telling its citizens not to travel to the Asian country due to the threat…

  • Photo of China virus could create jobs in US: Commerce Secretary

    China virus could create jobs in US: Commerce Secretary

    Washington: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that the virus that has killed 170 people in China and sparked global health fears could help create jobs in America. Ross…

  • Photo of Bill Gates’ eldest daughter set to marry an Egyptian equestrian

    Bill Gates’ eldest daughter set to marry an Egyptian equestrian

    New Delhi: Jennifer Gates (23), the daughter of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, will tie the nuptial knots with Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar. In an Instagram post on…

  • Photo of Saraswati Puja performed in Nepal schools on Basant

    Saraswati Puja performed in Nepal schools on Basant

    Kathmandu: Several schools across Nepal on Thursday performed Saraswati Puja on the occasion of Basant Panchami, a prominent Hindu festival that marks the arrival of the spring season as per…

  • Photo of Government charters Air NZ flight to assist Wuhan departure

    Government charters Air NZ flight to assist Wuhan departure

    The Government has agreed with Air New Zealand to charter an aircraft to assist New Zealanders leaving Wuhan, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. The aircraft will have capacity for…

  • Photo of Mexico’s ‘Butterfly Man’ killed by “criminal gangs”

    Mexico’s ‘Butterfly Man’ killed by “criminal gangs”

    Mexico City: The body of Homero Gómez, 50, a renowned environmental activist has been found in a well in central Mexico two weeks after he went missing, officials reported BBC…

  • Photo of Urban pollution damages cardiovascular system: Study

    Urban pollution damages cardiovascular system: Study

    Sophia Antipolis: A study that simulated pollution levels similar to a city center revealed how just two hours of exposure to bad air adversely affected the heart and blood vessels…

  • Photo of 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia

    5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia

    Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia on Thursday morning, United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 6:46…

  • Photo of USCIRF condemns Iran’s actions targeting Baha’is

    USCIRF condemns Iran’s actions targeting Baha’is

    Washington [US]: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Wednesday condemned an Iranian court order allowing authorities to confiscate properties owned by Baha’is in the village of…

  • Photo of Coronavirus toll mounts to 170 in China

    Coronavirus toll mounts to 170 in China

    Beijing: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 170 on Thursday, Sputnik reported citing China Central television. Meanwhile, over 1700 cases of coronavirus have been registered in China. The World…

  • Photo of Tibet reports first confirmed case of coronavirus

    Tibet reports first confirmed case of coronavirus

    Lhasa: Tibet reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Thursday, involving a person hailing from the Chinese province of Hubei, local health authorities said. The 34-year old patient, surnamed…

  • Photo of Indian delegates attend app-based taxi drivers convention abroad

    Indian delegates attend app-based taxi drivers convention abroad

    Hyderabad: The Indian Federation of APP- Based Transport Workers (IFAT) announced on Wednesday that it will participate in the founding convention of the ‘International Alliance App-Based Transportation Workers’ in London from…

  • Photo of Islamophobia rampant on social media, not in real life: Study

    Islamophobia rampant on social media, not in real life: Study

    New York: With an aim to dispel the myth that the vast majority of people in the US are anti-Muslim, researchers say that the hatred Muslim candidates see online may…

  • Photo of UK’s Prince Andrew urged to cooperate with US over Epstein

    UK’s Prince Andrew urged to cooperate with US over Epstein

    London: Lawyers representing alleged victims of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on Tuesday urged Britain’s Prince Andrew to help US investigators, after a prosecutor said he had given “zero…

  • Photo of At least 10 killed in jihadist raid on Burkina village

    At least 10 killed in jihadist raid on Burkina village

    Ouagadougou: At least 10 men have been killed in a major jihadist attack on a village in Burkina Faso, which is in the grip of a bloody Islamist insurgency, security…

  • Photo of US House passes Tibet human rights bill

    US House passes Tibet human rights bill

    Washington: The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill strengthening Washington’s support for human rights and environmental protection in Tibet. This becomes the latest legislation challenging Beijing’s treatment…

  • Photo of Trump announces Mideast peace plan backing Israel

    Trump announces Mideast peace plan backing Israel

    New York: US President Donald Trump has unveiled his Middle East peace plan that backs Israel’s continued control of territories and East Jerusalem that are in dispute with Palestinians and…

  • Photo of US dropped record 7,423 bombs on Afghanistan last year

    US dropped record 7,423 bombs on Afghanistan last year

    Washington: The United States has dropped a record number of bombs on targets in Afghanistan in 2019. According to a report released by the US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT)…

  • Photo of Coronavirus toll in China reaches 132

    Coronavirus toll in China reaches 132

    Beijing: Chinese health authorities on Wednesday said the death toll due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in the country has increased to 132, with 5,974 confirmed cases in 31…

  • Photo of Coronavirus: Malaysia orders all mosques to hold special prayers

    Coronavirus: Malaysia orders all mosques to hold special prayers

    KUALA LUMPUR: Closeness to Allah is another way to prevent from Coronavirus outbreaks therefore mosques in Muslim-majority Malaysia were instructed to hold “Salatul Hajat” (prayer of need) and “Dua-e-Salamat.” According to Malaysian media…

  • Photo of Deadly China virus may impact Apple biz in long run

    Deadly China virus may impact Apple biz in long run

    San Francisco: With the Novel Coronavirus spreading fast across China which has claimed 106 lives so far, Apple supplier Foxconn has warned employees who were in Taiwan for the Chinese New…

  • Photo of Death toll from flooding in Brazil reaches 57

    Death toll from flooding in Brazil reaches 57

    Brasilia: The death toll from the heavy rain floods in Brazil’s south has climbed to 57, including 48 people killed in the most affected state of Minas Gerais, the state’s…

  • Photo of Sri Lanka confirms first coronavirus case

    Sri Lanka confirms first coronavirus case

    Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus after a Chinese woman was diagnosed with the disease, making the island nation the second South Asian country…

  • Photo of New Zealand PM announces general election date

    New Zealand PM announces general election date

    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday announced that the 2020 General Election will be held on September 19. “I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to…

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