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Global Covid-19 cases top 6.2 mn — Johns Hopkins

Washington, June 2 (IANS): The total number of global coronavirus has increased to over 6.2 million, while the death toll has topped 375,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Tuesday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 6,265...

02 Jun 2020

225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion Covid-19 plan

United Nations, June 2 (PTI/AP): More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world’s 20 major economic powers on Monday to hold an urgent meeting to agree to a 2.5 trillion plan to tackle Covid-19 and launch an economic recovery from...

02 Jun 2020

Trump threatens to use military to quell violent protests across US

Washington, June 2 (PTI): US President Donald Trump has threatened that he would deploy the military if the states fail to take necessary actions to quell the violent protests that have spread across the country over the custodial killing of African-...

02 Jun 2020

WHO warns of disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance during Covid-19 pandemic

Geneva, June 2 (IANS): The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the world is “losing its ability” to use critically important antimicrobial medicines. Speaking at a virtual press conferen...

02 Jun 2020

Manila eases world’s longest lockdown

Manila, June 1 (IANS): Thousands of people returned to work and the public transport was back on the Manila roads on Monday as the government began relaxing the 78-day strict stay-at-home orders – the longest lockdown in the world – to restart th...

01 Jun 2020

No new asymptomatic cases in Wuhan for 1st time

Wuhan, June 1 (IANS): Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province where the Covid-19 pandemic originated last December, reported no new asymptomatic cases for the first time since the city released figures on the virus carriers showing no symp...

01 Jun 2020

Violent protests engulf US, thousands arrested and nearly 40 cities under curfew

Washington, June 1 (PTI): The US remained a tinderbox of anger and emotion as violent protests erupted for a sixth day across the country over the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd, resulting in the death of at least five people, the...

01 Jun 2020

World uneasily watches US protests but US racism seen before

Racism-tinged events no longer startle even America’s closest allies, though many have watched coverage of the often-violent protests with growing unease. Burning cars and riot police in the US featured on newspaper front pages around the globe...

31 May 2020

SpaceX Crew Dragon creates history, docks with space station

Washington, May 31 (IANS): The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the beginning of a new era in the US space programme....

31 May 2020

40 million children aged 13 to 15 years using tobacco products globally — WHO

United Nations, May 31 (PTI): The tobacco industry invests USD 9 billion every year to advertise its products targeting youngsters, with over 40 million children aged 13 to 15 years presently using nicotine items globally, the World Health Organizati...

31 May 2020

Trump postpones G7 summit, wants India, others to join group

Washington, May 31 (PTI): US President Donald Trump on Saturday postponed the “outdated” Group of Seven summit that he planned to hold in June at the White House, seeking inclusion of India and some other countries to the grouping of worl...

31 May 2020

Global Covid-19 cases top 6 mn. — Johns Hopkins

Washington, May 31 (IANS): The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 6 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 369,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the overall number of cases sto...

31 May 2020

Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by October, claims Pfizer CEO

New York, May 30 (IANS): Global pharmaceutical major Pfizer believes that a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 could be ready by the end of October, the company’s CEO Albert Bourla said. Pfizer is conducting clinical trials in the US and Europe for th...

30 May 2020

Global Covid-19 cases nearly 6 mn — Johns Hopkins

Washington, May 30 (IANS): The total number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 6 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 364,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday morning, the overall number of cases ...

30 May 2020

We are terminating relationship with WHO, says Trump

Washington, May 30 (IANS): While addressing the breifing in the White House Rose Garden, US President Donald Trump said the US will be terminating relationship with the WOrld Health Organisation (WHO) right away. In his today’s briefing, he als...

30 May 2020

100 kids arrested over Hong Kong national anthem, security law unrest

Hong Kong, May 29 (IANS): Nearly 100 children were arrested during this week’s protests in Hong Kong against China’s plan to press ahead with a national security law for the city, and also the controversial national anthem bill, a media ...

29 May 2020

Violent protests over Floyd death spread beyond Minneapolis

Minneapolis, May 29 (PTI/AP): Anger over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody, spread beyond Minneapolis on Thursday, with looting and fires set along a major St. Paul street and protesters returning to a neighbourhood ...

29 May 2020

Former-Malaysian PM sacked from own party

Kuala Lumpur, May 29 (IANS): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been sacked from the political party that he co-founded. In a letter to Mahathir on Thursday, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Working Secretary Muhammad Suhai...

29 May 2020

Australia court allows release of Queen Elizabeth II’s letters

Canberra, May 29 (IANS): An Australian court on Friday ruled in favour of historian Jenny Hocking and allowed her access to letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative in the country during the dismissal of former Prime Minister Gough W...

29 May 2020

Trump executive order escalates war on social media platforms

New York, May 29 (IANS): Two days after Twitter inserted fact checks into US president Donald Trump’s tweets, Trump hit back against social media platforms with an executive order on “preventing online censorship” and skewering Twit...

29 May 2020

Global Covid-19 cases top 5.8 mn — Johns Hopkins

Washington, May 29 (IANS): The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 5.8 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 360,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood a...

29 May 2020

Prevalence of ‘silent’ Covid-19 infections much higher than thought

Sydney, May 28 (IANS): The prevalence of ‘silent’ symptomless Covid-19 infections may be much higher than thought and as countries progress out of lockdown, a high proportion of asymptomatic individuals may mean a much higher percentage h...

28 May 2020

China’s parliament overwhelmingly approves controversial Hong Kong security bill

Beijing, May 28 (PTI): China’s parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new controversial security law for Hong Kong, a move that critics say threatens the fundamental political freedoms and civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territ...

28 May 2020

China, US will lose from confrontation, Chinese Premier Li warns Trump

Beijing, May 28 (PTI): China and the US should manage their disagreements and respect each other’s “core interests”, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, warning the Trump administration that any attempts to decouple the top two maj...

28 May 2020

Domestic violence on rise as Covid-19 keeps people at home — Study

New York, May 28 (IANS): Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers have found an increase in the incidence of domestic violence reports in two US cities, Los Angeles and Indianapolis since stay-at-home orders were put into effect. So far, many coun...

28 May 2020
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