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China grew by 8.1% in 2021, it has a $18 trillion economy

China’s GDP grew 8.1% in 2021 riding out a slump in the second half of the year when the economy w......

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China suspects Covid-19 might arrive in overseas mail

China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after a......

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US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Two senior US diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the......

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US official lays out Biden’s China strategy, says India’s role ‘critical’

In its first year in office, the Joe Biden administration has focused on a five-part strategy to c......

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German navy chiefs unusual remarks on Putins intentions in Ukraine 

The German Navy chief, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach, has said he doesn’t believe Russia intend......

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UK lawmaker claims she was fired over her Muslim faith

A former minister in Britain’s Conservative government says she was told her Muslim faith was a re......

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Afghan girls must return to school when they reopen in March: Hamid Karzai

Afghan girls must be allowed to go to schools when they reopen in March, said former Afghan Presid......

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China criticises US move to let diplomats leave over Covid-19 rules

China has expressed concern and dissatisfaction at the reported US bid to allow its diplomats to e......

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Wang Yi urges calm on Ukraine issue in phone call with Antony Blinken

Chinese state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi on Thursday urged all parties involved in th......

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Major gas pipeline at stake if...: US, Germany warn Russia amid Ukraine row

The United States and Germany on Thursday warned Russia that a major gas pipeline was at stake if ......

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No decision on CAATSA vis-a-vis India yet: US

The United States is continuing to talk to India about the risks of sanctions for its acquisition ......

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Ukraine: Will tensions with Russia dilute the US focus on Indo-Pacific, China?

With the United States (US) focused on the crisis with Russia over Ukraine, and diplomatic talks w......

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Canada removes India-specific Covid-19 testing rules for travellers

Travel between India and Canada will become easier now as Ottawa has removed India-specific Covid-......

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China quietly locks down area near Beijing week ahead of Winter Olympics

Chinese authorities locked down an area neighbouring the capital city of Beijing this week followi......

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Boris Johnson-led UK govt plans to scrap Covid-19 self-isolation law: Report

The Boris Johnson-led government is planning to scrap the law asking people to self-isolate after ......

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Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude jolts western Afghanistan, at least 26 killed

At least 26 people have been killed after an earthquake struck western Afghanistan, media reports ......

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Taslima Nasreen ‘resurrected’ by Facebook after it ‘memorialised’ her account

Controversial Bangladesh-born author Taslima Nasreen tweeted to inform she has been ‘resurrected’ ......

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In a first, Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon.com Incs recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations......

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Biden, Japan PM Kishida vow to push back on China

US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed to push back against China......

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Imran Khan says he stays awake at night worrying about price rise

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said price rise is an issue that sometimes keeps him ......

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Haiti earthquake: 2 killed, 200 houses destroyed after 5.3 magnitude quake

At least two people were killed in a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that shook southwestern Haiti early ......

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Report on UK PM Johnsons alleged lockdown party soon, says foreign minister

The findings of an investigation into gatherings at British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons office t......

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Bdesh PM Hasina greets India on R-day, recalls Modis visit to Dhaka last year

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday extended her greetings to India on the countr......

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Covid-19: Flurona isnt real, people can get co-infection, say researchers

Some posts on social media talked about one such infection named ‘flurona’ in Israel, which the us......

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China supplies mounted howitzers to Pak to maintain arms parity with India

In a move that ensures that Pakistan continues to remain locked up in confrontation with India, Is......

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Canada, India exploring opportunities in Indo-Pacific: Melanie Joly

Canada’s foreign minister Melanie Joly has stressed on “working together” with India in addressing......

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2 paths to ‘super immunity’ against Covid-19, no correlation with age: Study

There are two paths towards “super immunity” against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and both provi......

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Covid-19: Canada to relax testing norms to ease travel from India

Travel between India and Canada is likely to become easier soon as Ottawa is likely to relax restr......

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Working ‘closely’ with India to handle border problem, US should not interfere: China

China on Thursday said it will work “closely” with India to properly handle the ongoing border ten......

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US economy grew 5.7% in 2021, 6.9% in Q4 amid Omicron: Govt

After contracting in 2020, US economic growth saw its biggest increase since 1984 with a rebound t......

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Trudeau isolating after Covid exposure; says test negative

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that he was isolating for five days after ......

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4 Indians found dead near US-Canada border was a family from Gujarat

TORONTO: The four Indian nationals who died from exposure to extreme cold on the Canadian side of ......

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North Korea confirms latest weapons tests as Kim visits munitions factory

North Korea conducted tests of an upgraded long-range cruise missile and a warhead of a tactical g......

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US first execution of 2022 is man who robbed hotel for girlfriends bail money

A man convicted of carrying out a double murder was put to death by lethal injection Thursday in O......

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US Supreme Court to get its first Black woman judge, says Joe Biden

President Joe Biden said Thursday he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court for the f......

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Need to have a choice: Patient without Covid shot denied heart transplant

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a mans family claimed he was denied a new heart for re......

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Covid-19: Australia gives green signal to boosters for 16-17 age group

Australias drug regulator on Friday approved the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for 16- and......

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Major gas pipeline at stake if...: US, Germany warn Russia amid Ukraine row

The United States and Germany on Thursday warned Russia that a major gas pipeline was at stake if ......

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Bomb on bus kills 7 in Afghanistans Herat city: officials

A bomb blast on a minibus killed at least seven people in an area inhabited by the minority Shiite......

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‘Leave Ukraine’: US tells American citizens, families of diplomats amid tensions

WASHINGTON: As diplomatic talks over Ukraine fail to yield a breakthrough, and tensions with Russi......

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Russia adds Putin critic Alexei Navalny to ‘terrorists and extremists’ list

Russia on Tuesday added jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to a list of “terrorists and extremis......

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China’s Xi meets IOC chief Bach ahead of Winter Olympics

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday told International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Ba......

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US asks citizens to reconsider India travel amid increased spread of Covid-19

The United States has asked its citizens to reconsider their travel to India due to the increased ......

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Report on UK PM Johnsons alleged lockdown party soon, says foreign minister

The findings of an investigation into gatherings at British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons office t......

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Omicron survives over 21 hours on skin, more than 8 days on plastic: Study

A study conducted by the researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan ha......

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The ‘Partygate’ scandal: What Boris Johnson has said so far

Boris Johnson’s future as UK prime minister hangs in the balance as he grapples with two investiga......

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‘Bonds that span over decades’: UK PM Boris Johnson greets India on Republic Day

Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, on Wednesday extended his wishes on India......

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China criticises US move to let diplomats leave over Covid-19 rules

China has expressed concern and dissatisfaction at the reported US bid to allow its diplomats to e......

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‘Every indication’ Putin plans to use force against Ukraine by mid-February: US

The United States believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin remains poised to use force again......

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US, Russia in war of threats over Ukraine

Russia hit back on Wednesday at US threats of direct sanctions against President Vladimir Putin, s......

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Covid-19: Moderna starts clinical trials of Omicron-specific vaccine booster

US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday that it has begun clinical trials of a booster d......

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Not just Amazon packages: Police say dozens of guns looted from US train

Dozens of guns have been stolen from freight trains that have been looted in Los Angeles, the city......

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile, ignores US offer of talks

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile early Thursday, Seoul said, its sixth apparent weapon......

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Theme, significance, events scheduled

The United Nations will mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday in honour of ......

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Afghanistan hanging by a thread; cannot abandon Afghan people, says UN Chief

With Afghanistan hanging by a thread six months after the Taliban takeover, the world cannot aband......

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Ukraine crisis updates: What to know as tensions rise

Russia has placed more than 100,000 troops near Ukraines border and ratcheted up war games in the ......

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Can vaccination reduce long effects of Covid-19? Heres what we know

Vaccination can help reduce the long effects of Covid-19 infection, researchers have found based o......

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Covid-19: Flurona isnt real, people can get co-infection, say researchers

Some posts on social media talked about one such infection named ‘flurona’ in Israel, which the us......

world-news 2022-01-27 hindustantimes

Pakistan bans in-flight meals and snacks after spike in coronavirus cases

Pakistan’s civil aviation authority on Saturday announced a ban on serving snacks and meals in fli......

world-news 2022-01-26 hindustantimes

Millions hunker down as storm hits eastern US

Millions of Americans hunkered down Sunday as a major winter storm hit the eastern United States w......

world-news 2022-01-26 hindustantimes

Health authorities dismiss Canada-link to 1st Omicron case in Beijing

Canadian health authorities have dismissed the Chinese claim that a Covid-19 infection of the Omic......

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2021 was among the seven hottest years on record, says UN body

NEW DELHI: Last year was one of the seven hottest years on record, the World Meteorological Organi......

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Pakistan: Two killed, 22 injured in explosion at Lahores Lohari Gate area

A blast near Lahores Lohari Gate area on Thursday killed at least two persons -- including one chi......

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‘Stealth Omicron’: All you need to know about fast-spreading sub-strain

A new sub-variant of Omicron has raised fears that more transmissible strains of the coronavirus c......

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China: Beijing on alert as mass Covid-19 tests ordered for residents

Beijing’s local government on Sunday ordered mass tests for all the residents of a district in the......

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Burkina Faso military coup: Junta says it has now seized power 

More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta now ......

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China sends 39 jets into Taiwan air defence zone

Two US aircraft carrier groups have entered the disputed South China Sea for training, the departm......

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US, Europe declare unity against Russia over Ukraine

President Joe Biden declared total unity among Western powers Monday after crisis talks with Europ......

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F-35 jet crashes on US aircraft carrier in South China Sea, 7 injured

Seven sailors were injured on Monday after a pilot of the US F-35 fighter jet crashed on the deck ......

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Covid: why some people with symptoms don’t get tested

Testing people with Covid symptoms has been a pillar of the UK’s pandemic response, reducing trans......

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China relations wont change even if my party wins: Aus oppn leader Albanese

The opposition leader in Australia said Tuesday its relationship with China will remain difficult ......

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North Korea appears to have fired cruise missiles: Report

North Korea fired what appeared to be two cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast earlier ......

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Amid tension at border, Ukraine sends soldiers to defend Chernobyl

Amid the global attention around a potential invasion by Russia, Ukraine has sent its troops to gu......

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Stupid son of a bi***: Joe Biden insults reporter, apologises later

US President Joe Biden found himself in hot soup on Monday after he was caught on hot mic calling ......

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Canada border deaths: Indo-Canadian community holds prayer meeting

The shaken Indo-Canadian community in the province of Manitoba held a prayer meeting in the memory......

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Russia adds Putin critic Alexei Navalny to ‘terrorists and extremists’ list

Russia on Tuesday added jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to a list of “terrorists and extremis......

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London police investigating Downing Street lockdown parties

London police said on Tuesday they were investigating Downing Street parties during the lockdown, ......

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China: Tragic story of twice-abandoned teen’s suicide triggers online sympathy

The alleged death by suicide of a 17-year-old who was sold by his parents after birth and said to ......

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China’s claims in SCS inconsistent with int’l law: US

The US on Monday reiterated its rejection of China’s expansive maritime claims in the South China ......

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IMF trims global growth forecast; expects India’s financial sector to do better

Global economic growth will dip from 5.9% in 2021 to 4.4% in 2022, half a percentage point less th......

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Unicef laments education losses

School closures due to the Covid pandemic have caused “nearly insurmountable” losses in education ......

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Group preparing attacks dismantled, says Ukraine

Ukraine said on Tuesday it had dismantled saboteurs controlled by Moscow who were preparing a seri......

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Ukraine Russia tension: Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions 

The United States warned Moscow on Tuesday of damaging sanctions, including measures personally ta......

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Netherlands eases Covid-19 lockdown despite spike in cases

Prime Minister Mark Rutte further eased the Netherlands coronavirus lockdown, allowing bars, resta......

world-news 2022-01-26 hindustantimes

Covid-19: Endemic doesnt mean life can return to normal, says virologist

A top virologist has warned against treating the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as harmless “just ......

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Canada investigating cyberattack amid escalating tensions with Russia

An attack on the computer systems of Canada’s Global Affairs Department last week has kept at leas......

world-news 2022-01-26 hindustantimes

Why some people avoid Covid-19 when those around them have it? Study explains

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has led to a surge in Covid-19 infection across the globe. ......

world-news 2022-01-26 hindustantimes

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to seek reelection amid retirement buzz

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will seek reelection, ending speculation that she......

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US asks citizens to reconsider India travel amid increased spread of Covid-19

The United States has asked its citizens to reconsider their travel to India due to the increased ......

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Variant watch: Updated UK data shows efficacy drop after 6 months

The efficacy of two doses of vaccines taken six months ago in preventing hospitalisation after inf......

world-news 2022-01-25 hindustantimes

Texas: Man takes hostages at synagogue, demands prisoner be freed

Authorities said a man took hostages Saturday during services at a Texas synagogue where the suspe......

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Australia PM blames Omicron for testing woes as Covid cases hit downward trend

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday the shortages of at-home antigen tests wer......

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Extremely rare 555.55-carat black diamond, ‘The Enigma’, to be auctioned 

Auction house Sothebys Dubai has unveiled a diamond thats literally from out of this world. Sotheb......

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Biden expects Russia to ‘move in’ on Ukraine, warns Putin again

President Joe Biden said he thinks Vladimir Putin will “move in” on Ukraine after amassing more th......

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China blocks US push for UN sanctions on North Koreans: Report

China on Thursday blocked a US push to impose United Nations sanctions on five North Koreans in re......

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Canada’s Omicron wave may have peaked

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr Theresa Tam on Friday struck a cautiously optimistic note ......

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Health officials in Hong Kong warn of worsening Covid-19 outbreak

Hong Kong health officials warned on Saturday of a significantly worsening Covid-19 outbreak in th......

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Who is Yevhen Murayev, named by Britain as Kremlins pick to lead Ukraine?

Britain has accused the Kremlin of wanting to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Ru......

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Belgian police fire water cannon, tear gas during protest against Covid curbs

Tens of thousands of people protested in Brussels on Sunday against Covid-19 restrictions, some cl......

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US signal to China: Stay away from Taiwan during Ukraine crisis

With two nuclear powered aircraft carrier strike groups patrolling the Philippines Sea and another......

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Omicron spread: Daily cases in US drop, anti-curbs protest continue in Belgium

The Omicron variant of coronavirus continues to spread rapidly all across the globe with a massive......

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Faculty members oppose caste in US universitys non-discriminatory policy

Over 80 faculty members of the prestigious California State University have opposed a recent annou......

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Will everyone get infected with Omicron? Heres what WHO has to say

With Omicron overtaking pre-existing coronavirus variants like Alpha, Beta and the deadly Delta ac......

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‘Leave Ukraine’: US tells American citizens, families of diplomats amid tensions

WASHINGTON: As diplomatic talks over Ukraine fail to yield a breakthrough, and tensions with Russi......

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China accused of interference as Australia PMs WeChat account vanishes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrisons WeChat account has disappeared, prompting accusations of......

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Mexican journalist murdered in Tijuana, second in less than a week

A journalist was killed in Tijuana Sunday, the local prosecutor said, the second media worker murd......

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Pakistan swears in Ayesha Malik as first woman supreme court judge

Pakistan swore in Ayesha Malik as its first female supreme court judge on Monday, a landmark occas......

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Global conditions are ideal for more Covid variants to emerge: WHO chief

As the world grapples with the surge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the World Health Organiza......

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WikiLeaks Julian Assange wins permission to appeal against extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday was given the chance to challenge a decision allowing h......

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Taliban hold first talks in Europe since Afghan takeover

The Taliban and western diplomats have began their first official talks in Europe since they took ......

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UK to end Covid-19 testing for fully vaccinated travellers

Fully vaccinated travellers entering England will soon be exempt from any Covid test requirements,......

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels threaten to expand operations against UAE, Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted Abu Dhabi again on Monday and threatened to expand their operations......

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After Covid-19, smog alert in Beijing ahead of Winter Olympics

After logging around 43 positive Covid-19 cases in little more than a week, Beijing’s notorious sm......

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US lawsuits accuse Google of tracking data without users permission

A group of top US justice officials accused Google in lawsuits Monday of tracking and profiting fr......

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Covid-19: ‘Omicron offers plausible hope for stabilization, normalization’

As some parts of Europe begin to recover from Covid-19’s latest omicron-driven surge, the World He......

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US asks its citizens to leave Ukraine

As diplomatic talks over Ukraine fail to yield a breakthrough, and tensions with Russia deepen, th......

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China sends 39 jets into Taiwan air defence zone

Two US aircraft carrier groups have entered the disputed South China Sea for training, the departm......

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Haiti earthquake: 2 killed, 200 houses destroyed after 5.3 magnitude quake

At least two people were killed in a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that shook southwestern Haiti early ......

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Biden bristles at Fox inflation query with hot-mic expletive

President Joe Biden called a Fox News reporter a “stupid son of a b----” after the journalist trie......

world-news 2022-01-25 hindustantimes

8,500 US troops on ‘heightened alert’ as Russia has no intention de-escalating

The US is putting 8,500 troops on ‘heightened alert’ for possible deployment in Eastern Europe in ......

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South Korea sees highest single-day spike of 8k Covid cases

South Korea recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time Tuesday as heal......

world-news 2022-01-25 hindustantimes

Afghan girls must return to school when they reopen in March: Hamid Karzai

Afghan girls must be allowed to go to schools when they reopen in March, said former Afghan Presid......

world-news 2022-01-25 hindustantimes

Facebook parent Meta creates powerful AI supercomputer

Facebook’s parent company Meta on Monday said it has created what it believes is among the fastest......

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Europes busiest airport shuts down amid snow havoc in southeast Europe

Europes busiest airport shut down in Istanbul on Monday while schools and vaccination centres clos......

world-news 2022-01-25 hindustantimes

US, Europe declare unity against Russia over Ukraine

President Joe Biden declared total unity among Western powers Monday after crisis talks with Europ......

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Speculations rife about who could replace UK PM Boris Johnson

With Boris Johnson in his most precarious position yet as UK prime minister, speculation is swirli......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Omicron cases receding in New York, major cities: Data

The US’ Omicron wave is beginning to recede in New York and other major cities, official data show......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

All Texas synagogue hostages out alive and safe, says Guv Greg Abbott

All hostages were freed unharmed late Saturday after an hours-long standoff at a Texas synagogue, ......

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China’s population in ‘zero growth’ period, birth rate falls for 5th year

China’s population increased by less than half a million in 2021, recording a drop in births for t......

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Omicron, Delta pose dual threat to Beijing

The Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday reported two more Covid-19 cases of both the Omicron and De......

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Ukraine crisis: What Russia is demanding and how the West has responded?

The concentration of Russian forces along the Ukrainian border has concerned the West, in particul......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

 CIA says Havana Syndrome not a foreign conspiracy: All you need to know

After months of speculation and reports, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded that ......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Omicron-driven Covid cases dip in US, some areas may still see rise: CDC

The average daily US Covid-19 cases from the Omicron variant fell about 5% in the past week, but s......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Trump told Pentagon to seize voting machines after poll defeat: Report

A draft executive order written by Donald Trumps White House in the weeks after his defeat in the ......

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German navy chiefs unusual remarks on Putins intentions in Ukraine 

The German Navy chief, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach, has said he doesn’t believe Russia intend......

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Unalaska, Alaska: USGS

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Unalaska, a city in Alaska, the United States Geological Survey ......

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1 New York City police officer killed, 1 severely injured in Harlem shooting

A New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded Friday night while answer......

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Canada’s Omicron wave may have peaked

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr Theresa Tam on Friday struck a cautiously optimistic note ......

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Canada’s Trudeau vows action after four Indians freeze to death at US border 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday vowed action on human trafficking after the “mind......

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UN urges Taliban to provide info on whereabouts of two missing women activists

The United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the disappearance of two Afghan women activi......

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Myanmar sentences lawmaker from deposed leader Suu Kyis NLD party to death

A closed military court in Myanmar has sentenced a lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyis National League......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Health officials in Hong Kong warn of worsening Covid-19 outbreak

Hong Kong health officials warned on Saturday of a significantly worsening Covid-19 outbreak in th......

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Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-2022): The mindful monk had said, ‘Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet’

After dedicating a lifetime to promote peace and compassion in the world, author, activist and Zen......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Indian-origin head of White House military office quits citing personal reasons

Maju Varghese, the Indian-origin director of the White House Military Office, has quit his post, c......

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Eight detained in US following death of 4 Indians in human smuggling operation

US authorities have detained eight people, including an American citizen, for alleged involvement ......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Bomb on bus kills 7 in Afghanistans Herat city: officials

A bomb blast on a minibus killed at least seven people in an area inhabited by the minority Shiite......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

US resists plans to shore up WHO

The US, the World Health Organization’s top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more ......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Saudi coalition denies Yemen prison airstrike

Iran on Saturday condemned recent air strikes on rebel-held areas of Yemen, warning they make achi......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

Wildfire along Californias Big Sur forces hundreds to evacuate, highway shut

Strong winds pushed a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains above Big Sur to the sea, fo......

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British, Russian defence ministers to discuss Ukraine situation

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has accepted an invitation to meet British counterpart Ben ......

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German navy chief resigns over ‘Putin deserves respect’ remark in New Delhi

The head of Germanys navy has resigned following controversial remarks on the crisis in Ukraine, a......

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‘Deeply concerning’: US on alleged Russia plot to install new leader in Ukraine

The White House on Saturday called the UK government assessment of the Kremlin’s plan to install p......

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Total resistance: Tens of thousands protest against Covid vaccine pass in France

Some 38,000 people protested across France Saturday, the interior ministry said, two days before a......

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Twitter suspends 300 accounts promoting Philippines’ Marcos

Twitter Inc. suspended more than 300 accounts reportedly promoting Philippines presidential frontr......

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‘Such is life’: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding amid Omicron surge

 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday informed that she has canceled her wedding am......

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Canada: Three-decade high inflation hits Justin Trudeau’s popularity

Just four months after his Liberal Party returned to power in Canada after mid-term elections in S......

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Indian Embassy in Lanka pays tributes to Netaji on his 125th birth anniversary

India on Sunday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary for his......

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UAE bans drones for a month after Yemeni Huthi attack

The United Arab Emirates has banned the use of drones for one month, days after Yemens Huthi rebel......

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UK MP says she was sacked from govt over Muslimness

British minister Nadhim Zahawi on Sunday urged a probe into claims by a fellow Conservative MP tha......

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China: Beijing on alert as mass Covid-19 tests ordered for residents

Beijing’s local government on Sunday ordered mass tests for all the residents of a district in the......

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Imran Khan says he stays awake at night worrying about price rise

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said price rise is an issue that sometimes keeps him ......

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UK lawmaker claims she was fired over her Muslim faith

A former minister in Britain’s Conservative government says she was told her Muslim faith was a re......

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At least 123 killed in Syria clashes

At least 123 people have been killed in Syria including seven civilians as battles between US-back......

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29-year-old Dutch tourist detained for Nazi salute at Auschwitz

Polish police said on Sunday they had detained a Dutch tourist for giving the Nazi salute at the s......

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Belgian police fire water cannon, tear gas during protest against Covid curbs

Tens of thousands of people protested in Brussels on Sunday against Covid-19 restrictions, some cl......

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New COVID-19 rapid tests to arrive in US schools this week: White House

US schools should receive the first additional COVID-19 rapid tests being made available by the fe......

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US advises citizens against travel to Russia amid tensions on Ukraine border

The United States has warned its citizens against travelling to Russia in the wake of tensions on ......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

China sends 39 warplanes into Taiwan defence zone, largest incursion in months

China sent 39 warplanes – mostly fighter jets – into Taiwans air defence zone on Sunday, the islan......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

US signal to China: Stay away from Taiwan during Ukraine crisis

With two nuclear powered aircraft carrier strike groups patrolling the Philippines Sea and another......

world-news 2022-01-24 hindustantimes

With Islamabads new security policy, Pakistan-India trade on the cards 

Pakistan’s new security policy, to be launched on January 14, includes the possibility of trade an......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Red terror threat revoked in 14 regions of Kazakhstan: Security Committee

The red level of the terrorist threat has been cancelled in 14 regions of Kazakhstan, including th......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Massive cyberattack on Ukraine govt sites amid Russia tensions

Ukraine said a cyberattack brought down the websites of several government agencies Friday. Author......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Tsunami warning for US coast, flooding in Hawaii

Tsunami warnings were issued on Saturday for the entire US West Coast after a massive volcanic eru......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

UK police arrest 2 teenagers in connection with Texas synagogue attack

The man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was identified by US authorities as a Br......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Big blow to BBC as UK govt freezes networks funding for two years

The UK government on Monday announced a freeze of the BBC licence fee, arguing a new funding model......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Major airlines disrupted worldwide by US 5G ‘nightmare’. What are the concerns?

Multiple airlines had their services affected on Wednesday, with dozens of flights getting cancell......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Biden confirms Kamala Harris would be running mate in 2024

Addressing a press conference to mark his first year in office on Wednesday, US President Joe Bide......

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 CIA says Havana Syndrome not a foreign conspiracy: All you need to know

After months of speculation and reports, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded that ......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Booster doses are key in fending off Omicron, show CDC studies

Booster shots of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines are instrumental in resisting the highly ......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Human smuggling: 4 Indians found dead at Canada border

Four Indian nationals including an infant died from exposure to severe cold on the Canadian side o......

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Nepal enacts tough curbs as Covid cases set record

Nepal’s capital shut schools, ordered citizens to carry vaccination cards in public, banned religi......

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Timeline: Russias growing threat to Ukraine

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia, which has massed troops along the border, has drawn Washingto......

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Crypto crash erases more than $1 trillion in market value

For Bitcoin, there’s only been one constant recently: decline after decline after decline. And the......

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Can you get infected with Omicron twice? White House medical adviser answers

Top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Friday said it is extremely unlikely for peop......

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‘Stealth Omicron’: All you need to know about fast-spreading sub-strain

A new sub-variant of Omicron has raised fears that more transmissible strains of the coronavirus c......

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Biden, Japan PM Kishida vow to push back on China

US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed to push back against China......

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Nearly 100 employees at Islamabad airport infected with Covid-19

The fifth deadly wave of coronavirus in Pakistan has left approximately 100 employees at Islamabad......

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US lawmakers urge Biden to release frozen Afghan funds amid Humanitarian crisis

Three US lawmakers have urged US President Joe Biden to release Afghanistans assets worth billions......

world-news 2022-01-22 hindustantimes

Trump told Pentagon to seize voting machines after poll defeat: Report

A draft executive order written by Donald Trumps White House in the weeks after his defeat in the ......

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India, South Korea agree to resolve issues to achieve $50bn trade by ’30

India and South Korea on Tuesday agreed to expand trade by upgrading the existing bilateral agreem......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

North Korea missile launches: US sanctions Russian national, 7 others

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it was imposing sanctions on seven individual......

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Russia gives out mixed signal on talks with US

Talks this week on Moscow’s demands for security guarantees from the US and its allies are at “a d......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Covid-19: Omicron driving high case load in Canada

While the fifth wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Canada, driven by the Omicron variant, is leading to ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Texas hostage situation brings focus back on Al Qaeda

The hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas was resolved on Saturday night with the release of f......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

4th vaccine dose provides limited defence against Omicron, shows Israel study

An Israeli hospital on Monday said preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters amid Covid-19 risk

In Hong Kong, some hamsters tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a pet store ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Novavax becomes Australias 5th approved Covid-19 vaccine

Novavaxs Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday became the fifth coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Aus......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Covid-19 in Europe: France, Germany battered; new curbs in Austria, Italy

The emergence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus has made the situation worse in Europe, which ......

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Covid-19 hits research base in Antarctica, 9 unvaccinated staff evacuated

For the first time since the start of the pandemic the coronavirus has reached an Argentine resear......

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Human smuggling ops: Four Indians found dead at Canada-US border

Four Indian nationals including an infant died from exposure to severe cold on the Canadian side o......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

India asks for enhanced security at its missions in Canada

A year after India’s consulate in Vancouver was blockaded by protesters and pro-Khalistan speeches......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Taliban attack Imran Khan, call him ISI puppet; NRF gets anti-tank missiles

It’s been five months since the Taliban took over the reins in Afghanistan, but the National Resis......

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UK designates Omicron sub-lineage BA.2 as ‘variant under investigation’ 

The UK health authorities on Friday said they will be conducting further analysis into a sub-linea......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Covid vaccine booster doses must start with most vulnerable: WHO

In a shift from its earlier stand on booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organiza......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Booster doses are key in fending off Omicron, show CDC studies

Booster shots of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines are instrumental in resisting the highly ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

UN approves resolution condemning Holocaust denial

The U.N. General Assembly approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution Thursday condemning any denial ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

US airliner turns back in mid-flight after passenger defies face mask rule

An American Airlines jetliner headed from Miami to London turned around in mid-flight Thursday bec......

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Brain fog due to Covid: Study claims its due to virus effect on spinal fluid

The spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus is believed to be bringing back symptoms of long ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Covid-19 in Europe: France, Germany battered; new curbs in Austria, Italy

The emergence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus has made the situation worse in Europe, which ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Over 50% of Europes population could be infected with Omicron in 6-8 weeks: WHO

More than 50 per cent of Europes population could be infected with the Omicron variant of the coro......

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Nigeria government ends Twitter ban after 7 months

Nigerias government on Wednesday said it had ended its suspension of Twitter, seven months after b......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Queen removes Prince Andrew’s military roles, patronages

Buckingham Palace said on Thursday that Prince Andrew’s honorary military titles and royal patron......

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Biden to hold press conference to mark first year in office

US President Joe Biden is to hold a press conference on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his f......

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Thieves loot freight trains in Los Angeles with impunity

Dozens of freight cars are broken into every day on Los Angeless railways by thieves who take adva......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

2 Indians, 1 Pakistani killed in blast from ‘drone attack’ in Abu Dhabi

A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi a......

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Endemic Covid would not mean end of danger: WHO

The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against the notion that the Covid-19 pandemic beco......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

5G launches in US without huge impact on flights

Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon began 5G service in the United States Wednesday without major disr......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Scientists develop Covid diagnosis test using X-rays, say its 98% accurate

A group of scientists in Scotland has found a way to detect the presence of coronavirus disease (C......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Anti-biotic resistant superbugs killed 1.2 million people in 2019, claims study

Anti-biotic resistant infection killed 1.2 million people in 2019, according to a study published ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Djokovic co-founder, major stakeholder in firm developing Covid drug: CEO

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, recently deported from Australia due to his coronavirus vaccin......

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Indonesia replaces sinking Jakarta with new capital city Nusantara: Details here

The Indonesian Parliament has passed a law to relocate the country’s capital from Jakarta to Nusan......

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Pakistan’s $7 billion ‘green’ city, Imran Khans pet project, takes grim turn

After the British divided Pakistan and India more than seven decades ago, Suleman Mohammad Sajjad ......

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800-year-old Afghan minaret in danger of collapse after quakes

An 800-year-old minaret considered one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in Afghanist......

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5G rollout in US: Air India gets technical clearance to fly Boeing 777 aircraft

After a brief disruption, Air India on Thursday resumed flight operations on the Boeing 777 aircra......

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What is behind the surge in Omicron cases in US? Report points to sewage water

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, which is the primary reason for the worsening pandemic situation ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Novavax becomes Australias 5th approved Covid-19 vaccine

Novavaxs Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday became the fifth coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Aus......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Remdesivir cuts need for medical ventilation by 50% in Covid patients: Canadian study

New research from a trial involving 52 Canadian hospitals indicates use of the antiviral Remdesivi......

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Austria introduces lottery to encourage citizens to get vaccinated against Covid

Austrias conservative-led government said on Thursday it was introducing a national lottery to enc......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

In pictures: Snow covers sand dunes of Sahara desert

Sand dunes in the Sahara desert were clad in a thin layer of ice as the temperatures in one of the......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

UK: Boris Johnson rolls back norms such as mandatory face masks, vaccine pass

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (local time) announced the end of Covid-19 measu......

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Not heavy viral load; studies say this is the reason why Omicron spreads so fast

The viral load of Omicron and Delta is almost the same and it is not the reason why Omicron rapidl......

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China warns US missile destroyer in South China Sea

China on Thursday said its armed forces deployed warships and aircraft to monitor and warn away a ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Pakistan: Two killed, 22 injured in explosion at Lahores Lohari Gate area

A blast near Lahores Lohari Gate area on Thursday killed at least two persons -- including one chi......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

In a first, Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon.com Incs recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

France likely to lift Covid restrictions, mask rule even as Omicron cases surge

French Prime Minister Jean Castex will on Thursday set out a timetable for a gradual lifting of Co......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Biden confirms Kamala Harris would be running mate in 2024

Addressing a press conference to mark his first year in office on Wednesday, US President Joe Bide......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

US official lays out Biden’s China strategy, says India’s role ‘critical’

In its first year in office, the Joe Biden administration has focused on a five-part strategy to c......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Doomsday Clock stays at 100 seconds to midnight, says Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

NEW DELHI: The influential Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) on Thursday retained its “Dooms......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Biden says Putin will pay ‘dear price’ if he invades Ukraine

US President Joe Biden has said he believes Russia is likely to invade Ukraine, and warned Russian......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

China blocks US push for UN sanctions on North Koreans: Report

China on Thursday blocked a US push to impose United Nations sanctions on five North Koreans in re......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austria’s parliament voted Thursday to introduce a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. 1......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

 US President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraines border woul......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to dictatorship

Britain on Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping that th......

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CIA says Havana Syndrome not a foreign conspiracy: All you need to know

After months of speculation and reports, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded that ......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

Yemen loses internet connection after Saudi-led airstrike

 Yemen lost its connection to the internet nationwide early Friday after Saudi-led airstrikes targ......

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US airliner turns back in mid-flight after passenger defies face mask rule

An American Airlines jetliner headed from Miami to London turned around in mid-flight Thursday bec......

world-news 2022-01-21 hindustantimes

US, Russia open high-stakes talks on Ukraine

Top US and Russian diplomats kicked off crucial talks Monday on soaring tensions over Ukraine, ami......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

US sees record 1.48mn new virus cases

The United States reported at least more one million new coronavirus infections on Monday, the hig......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Taliban pay in wheat in lieu of cash as economic crisis bites

The Taliban administration said on Tuesday it was expanding its “food for work” programme, in whic......

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US approves new antibody treatment -- for arthritic cats

Good news for senior felines hoping to get a spring back in their step. The US Food and Drug Admin......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

US indicts founder of far-right Oath Keepers for sedition in Capitol attack

The founder of the far-right group Oath Keepers and 10 others were indicted for seditious conspira......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

North Korea vows ‘stronger’ action to US sanctions over hypersonic missile tests

North Korea hit back at U.S. sanctions in response to recent hypersonic missile tests that raised ......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

As Omicron fuels surge, US students stage walkouts to protest in-person classes

Hundreds of students in Boston and Chicago walked out of classes on Friday to pressure officials t......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

US health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Study finds one in 10 people might still be infectious for Covid after 10 days

A new study has found that one in 10 people might have clinically relevant levels of potentially i......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Oz sees fall in cases, US hospitalisations on record high: Latest Covid updates

Global cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are well past the 320 million mark with nearly ......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Microsoft warns of destructive malware in computer systems of Ukrainian agencies

Computer systems of several Ukrainian government agencies and non-profit organizations have been i......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

UKs Prince Harry seeks right to pay for UK police protection

Britains Prince Harry is challenging a government decision that he should not receive police prote......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

China to send another 1bn Covid vaccines to Africa: Xi

China will supply another one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to African countries, President X......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

At least 26 dead after magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits western Afghanistan

At least 26 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an official ......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Imran Khan batted for Afia Siddiqui in his PTI manifesto so did Pak Senate

The involvement of a Pakistani-origin UK national Malik Faisal Akram in the siege at a synagogue i......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

AT&T agrees to delay 5G implementation near some airports in US  

AT&T will delay activating its 5G network on a limited number of towers near some airport runways ......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Russia moves more troops westward amid Ukraine tensions

Russia is a sending an unspecified number of troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for maj......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Beijing adds 3 more Covid-19 cases weeks ahead of Winter Olympics

Chinas capital Beijing has reported three more Covid-19 cases since Monday, weeks before the Winte......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Explained: Why Tonga volcano eruption was so big and whats next

People around the world looked on in awe at the spectacular satellite images of an undersea volcan......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

WHO says ‘no evidence at all’ healthy kids need booster shots against Covid

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Wednesday said there is “no ......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

2021 was among the seven hottest years on record, says UN body

NEW DELHI: Last year was one of the seven hottest years on record, the World Meteorological Organi......

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Taslima Nasreen ‘resurrected’ by Facebook after it ‘memorialised’ her account

Controversial Bangladesh-born author Taslima Nasreen tweeted to inform she has been ‘resurrected’ ......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

China forced return of nearly 10,000 nationals in overseas crackdown, says report

China has coerced nearly 10,000 Chinese overseas nationals to return since 2014 using means and me......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Major airlines disrupted worldwide by US 5G ‘nightmare’. What are the concerns?

Multiple airlines had their services affected on Wednesday, with dozens of flights getting cancell......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

UK lifts Covid-19 restrictions, says Omicron wave has peaked

Face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and Covid-19 passports will be dropped for......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Two senior US diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Biden hails enormous progress in first year despite pandemic

A defiant President Joe Biden acknowledged missteps over the still-raging pandemic Wednesday but h......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Biden expects Russia to ‘move in’ on Ukraine, warns Putin again

President Joe Biden said he thinks Vladimir Putin will “move in” on Ukraine after amassing more th......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

North Korea hints at resuming nuclear, ICBM tests

Accusing the United States of hostility and threats, North Korea on Thursday said it will consider......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Supreme Court rejects Donald Trump bid to block Capitol attack document release

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by former president Donald Trump to block the releas......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Japan, France to hold talks amid Chinas growing assertiveness in Indo-Pacific

Amid Chinas growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, the foreign and defense ministers of......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Ukraine crisis: What Russia is demanding and how the West has responded?

The concentration of Russian forces along the Ukrainian border has concerned the West, in particul......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Kamala Harris is going to be my running mate in 2024: US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden confirmed on Wednesday that Vice President Kamala Harris would be his runni......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Scientists develop Covid diagnosis test using X-rays, say its 98% accurate

A group of scientists in Scotland has found a way to detect the presence of coronavirus disease (C......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Covid-19 deaths much higher than official figures, claims report

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in late 2019, more than 55 million people have lost t......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

Anti-biotic resistant superbugs killed 1.2 million people in 2019, claims study

Anti-biotic resistant infection killed 1.2 million people in 2019, according to a study published ......

world-news 2022-01-20 hindustantimes

China: Tianjin, near Beijing, testing all 14mn after Omicron cases found

Tianjin, a port city of 14 million near China’s capital Beijing, began mass testing on Sunday afte......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Historic: US surgeons successfully implant pig heart in human

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old m......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Midnight evacuation, quarantine in metal boxes: China enforces zero Covid policy

People contracting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in China are forcefully confined to cramped ......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

US inflation reaches highest level in four decades as consumer prices jump 7%

Inflation jumped at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years last month, a 7% spike from a year earlier......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Ex-envoy warns China on US ties, takes a dig at wolf warrior diplomacy

China has been battling a difficult economic situation and its aggressive policies have been incre......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Australia Covid-19 infections hit record amid runaway Omicron outbreak

Australia on Thursday reported its biggest pandemic caseload with a runaway Omicron outbreak drivi......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

J&J vaccine gets additional warning on bleeding aide effect

The fact sheet for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine has been revised by U.S. regulators to war......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

US, UK reporting similar average daily Covid cases per million

The continued rise in daily coronavirus cases (Covid-19) in the United States and the rapid declin......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

3,500 people detained in Kazakh city of Shymkent amid protests

The number of persons held in connection with the disturbance in the Kazakh city of Shymkent has s......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Red terror threat revoked in 14 regions of Kazakhstan: Security Committee

The red level of the terrorist threat has been cancelled in 14 regions of Kazakhstan, including th......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

South Korea to deploy Pfizer Covid-19 pills as Omicron wave looms

South Korea will begin treating coronavirus patients with Pfizers antiviral pills on Friday, healt......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Russia-led troops begin withdrawal from Kazakhstan

Over 2,000 Russia-led troops began withdrawing from Kazakhstan after being deployed when peaceful ......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Wear two masks to keep Omicron at bay, Hong Kong experts say

High-risk people should consider wearing two face masks to guard against contracting the omicron v......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Ex-Chinese envoy warns China on US ties, takes a dig at ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’

China should not fight a war with the US for which it is not prepared and its diplomats instead of......

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‘Deltacron might be a result of…’: WHO on infection with Delta and Omicron

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said that ‘Deltacron’ that implies an individual b......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

6 dead as scaffolding collapses at Iraq Shiite pilgrimage site

Six people were killed as scaffolding collapsed at a Shiite Muslim mausoleum near the central Iraq......

world-news 2022-01-19 hindustantimes

Whisky for visas: India, UK start post-Brexit trade talks

Britain and India began hammering out a post-Brexit trade deal on Thursday, with London seeking a ......

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China criticises Indian army chief’s remarks, doesn’t release info on LAC talks

China on Thursday criticised Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane’s comment about the existence o......

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Speculations rife about who could replace UK PM Boris Johnson

With Boris Johnson in his most precarious position yet as UK prime minister, speculation is swirli......

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Queen removes Prince Andrew’s military roles, patronages

Buckingham Palace said on Thursday that Prince Andrew’s honorary military titles and royal patron......

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US Capitol assault probe subpoenas social media giants

The Congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol on Thursday......

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US approves new antibody treatment -- for arthritic cats

Good news for senior felines hoping to get a spring back in their step. The US Food and Drug Admin......

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In blow to Biden, Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate for businesses

The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Joe Biden on Thursday, blocking his Covid vacci......

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US ready for Russia diplomacy and to defend allies: Sullivan

The United States does not believe Russia has decided to invade Ukraine but is prepared no matter ......

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Britains MI5 spy service warns lawmakers over Chinese agent of influence

Britains domestic spy service MI5 has warned lawmakers that the Chinese Communist Party has been e......

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Pakistan Taliban confirm ex-spokesmans death in Afghanistan

 The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the killing over the weekend in neighbouring Afghanis......

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China races to stamp out Covid outbreak

China’s northern port city of Tianjin reported an increase in Covid-19 infections on Thursday as i......

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Russia gives out mixed signal on talks with US

Talks this week on Moscow’s demands for security guarantees from the US and its allies are at “a d......

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WHO recommends two new Covid-19 treatments amid rise in hospital admissions

The World Health Organization approved two new treatments for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as Om......

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UK security services warn of Chinese spy ‘knowingly interfering’ in parliament

British security services have warned MPs that a suspected Chinese agent knowingly engaged in poli......

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US expresses concern over reports of Chinas actions against Tibetan Buddhists

The US state department on Thursday expressed concern over reports of China’s actions against Tibe......

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North Korea vows ‘stronger’ action to US sanctions over hypersonic missile tests

North Korea hit back at U.S. sanctions in response to recent hypersonic missile tests that raised ......

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Rocket strikes Baghdads Green Zone, injures 3, including children

Three people including two children were wounded in rocket attacks Thursday on Baghdads Green Zone......

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Blow for Biden: US Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large firms

WASHINGTON: Even as US President Joe Biden termed the current surge in Covid-19 cases as a “pandem......

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Some Covid patients could spread virus after 10 days, study says

Some people with Covid were able to transmit the virus to others after the 10-day mark, at least i......

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Covid-19: 55% Canadians expect to contract Omicron, finds poll

Covid fatigue appears to have given way to Covid fatalism in Canada, as with the advent of the hig......

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Who is Christine Lee, woman at the centre of UK spy service MI5 warning?

Britain’s domestic spy service MI5 on Thursday sent out an alert to lawmakers about a woman named ......

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Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to Covid-19

Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from around 150 countries and territories consi......

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Massive cyberattack on Ukraine govt sites amid Russia tensions

Ukraine said a cyberattack brought down the websites of several government agencies Friday. Author......

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PM Imran Khan launches Pakistans first-ever National Security Policy

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched the country’s first-ever National Security P......

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Covid-19: Canada yet to approve Covaxin for emergency use

While it has been over six months since Bharat Biotech’s North American partner submitted Covaxin ......

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Sino-India trade at record $125bn for 2021 amid border tension; deficit widens

Trade between India and China reached a record $125 billion in 2021 despite the worst chill in bil......

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Rishi Sunak: British Prime Minister in waiting?

As Boris Johnson’s “partygate” troubles mount and members of his own Conservative Party demand he ......

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Variant watch: Updated UK data shows efficacy drop after 6 months

The efficacy of two doses of vaccines taken six months ago in preventing hospitalisation after inf......

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US concerned Russia prepping for invasion

The Biden administration believes Russian actors are preparing potential sabotage operations again......

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China dismisses spy claims

China on Friday dismissed a rare public warning by British security services that a suspected Chin......

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North Korea fires ballistic missiles in 3rd test of the year

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Friday, the South and Japan said, in what would be its th......

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Omicron cases receding in New York, major cities: Data

The US’ Omicron wave is beginning to recede in New York and other major cities, official data show......

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Biden to hold press conference to mark first year in office

US President Joe Biden is to hold a press conference on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his f......

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Johnsons office apologises to Queen for party on eve of Philips funeral

British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons office apologised to Queen Elizabeth on Friday after it emer......

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As Omicron fuels surge, US students stage walkouts to protest in-person classes

Hundreds of students in Boston and Chicago walked out of classes on Friday to pressure officials t......

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No lights, no heat, no money - thats life in Ukraine during cyber warfare

Hackers who defaced and interrupted access to numerous Ukrainian government websites on Friday cou......

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Explosion in commercial building in Ottawa, 6 feared dead

Six people were feared dead after an explosion and subsequent fire at a commercial building in Ott......

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UK PM Boris Johnson to scrap Plan B Covid restrictions: Report

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to lift Plan B Covid restrictions in England, the Telegraph re......

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In new guidelines, CDC says N95s offer ‘highest protection’, cloth masks ‘least’

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday raised concerns that ......

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Epsteins recruiter Maxwell to be sentenced for sex trafficking in June

Ghislaine Maxwell, the disgraced British socialite convicted of recruiting and grooming young girl......

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Entrepreneurs set up Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce

A group of entrepreneurs have joined together to form a new organisation, Canadian Hindu Chamber o......

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Can you get Omicron twice? Possible, say epidemiologists

Omicron, the latest and the fastest-spreading variant of SARS-CoV-2, can infect the same person tw......

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Indian-origin mans death sentence appeal to be heard on Jan 24 in Singapore

Indian-origin drug trafficker Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingams appeal against his execution will be he......

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Study finds one in 10 people might still be infectious for Covid after 10 days

A new study has found that one in 10 people might have clinically relevant levels of potentially i......

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Beijing reports first locally-transmitted Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

The Chinese capital Beijing on Saturday reported its first locally transmitted infection of the hi......

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Whats next after Omicron? Maybe more worrisome Frankenvariants, say experts

Omicron which was earlier thought to be less severe and the probable end of the two-year-old pande......

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Pakistan bans in-flight meals and snacks after spike in coronavirus cases

Pakistan’s civil aviation authority on Saturday announced a ban on serving snacks and meals in fli......

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Top US health expert gets infected by Omicron, shares 5 lessons from experience

US-based top infectious disease expert Dr Faheem Younus on Saturday announced on Twitter that he h......

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Prince Andrew, accuser name witnesses in sex assault lawsuit

Prince Andrew will challenge his sexual assault accusers memory while her lawyers want to question......

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Omicron surge: China battles Covid clusters

China’s capital Beijing reported the city’s first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, adding ......

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Tsunami warning for US coast, flooding in Hawaii

Tsunami warnings were issued on Saturday for the entire US West Coast after a massive volcanic eru......

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US: Ukraine cyber attack is ‘part of Russian playbook’

Victoria Nuland, the US under secretary of state for political affairs, said a large-scale cyberat......

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China says US must ‘correct mistake’ on Iran nuke issue

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi called on the US to take responsibility for withdrawing from the ......

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Protesters hit French streets to fight new vaccine pass

Thousands demonstrated in cities across France on Saturday against tighter restrictions on people ......

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Trump to rally faithful in Arizona

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered in a field in Arizona on Saturday ahead of a rally w......

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Texas: Man takes hostages at synagogue, demands prisoner be freed

Authorities said a man took hostages Saturday during services at a Texas synagogue where the suspe......

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Twitter bans account linked to Irans leader over video threatening Trump

Twitter said Saturday it had permanently suspended an account linked to Irans supreme leader that ......

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Britain may not require Covid tests for fully vaccinated travellers from Feb

 Britains vaccinated travellers will be able to go on half-term holidays next month without taking......

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South Africa ready to live with Covid, no plan to impose lockdown, quarantine

South Africa said that it is ready to live with the Covid-19 pandemic and does not plan to impose ......

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All Texas synagogue hostages out alive and safe, says Guv Greg Abbott

All hostages were freed unharmed late Saturday after an hours-long standoff at a Texas synagogue, ......

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Thieves loot freight trains in Los Angeles with impunity

Dozens of freight cars are broken into every day on Los Angeless railways by thieves who take adva......

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Australias daily Covid-19 tally drops below 100,000

Australias daily coronavirus infections on Sunday fell below 100,000 for the first time in five da......

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Oz sees fall in cases, US hospitalisations on record high: Latest Covid updates

Global cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are well past the 320 million mark with nearly ......

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Aafia Siddiqui: Pakistani prisoner at centre of Texas siege

Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani prisoner in the United States whose release was reportedly demanded by......

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No justification now for keeping schools closed due to Covid: World Bank expert

There is no justification now for keeping schools closed in view of the pandemic and even if there......

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Serbian president says Australia humiliated themselves with court ruling

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic lashed out at Australian authorities Sunday morning, hours afte......

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Beijing on alert after Omicron case

The Chinese capital on Sunday ordered schools in two districts to go online, shut down a Buddhist ......

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Texas hostage situation brings focus back on Al Qaeda

The hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas was resolved on Saturday night with the release of f......

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‘Enough of Covid dictatorship’: Anti-vaccine rally in Hungary attracts hundreds

Over a thousand people marched in Budapest protesting against Covid-19 inoculation at a rally orga......

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Taliban fighters pepper spray women protesters calling for rights

Taliban forces on Sunday fired pepper spray at a group of women protesters in Afghanistans capital......

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FBI identifies British national as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people ho......

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UKs Prince Harry seeks right to pay for UK police protection

Britains Prince Harry is challenging a government decision that he should not receive police prote......

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Texas: Captor grew ‘belligerent towards end of 10-hour standoff, says Rabbi

A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that their captor ......

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‘We stand with US’: UK foreign minister condemns Texas hostage

Britains foreign minister Liz Truss on Sunday condemned a hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas a......

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Millions hunker down as storm hits eastern US

Millions of Americans hunkered down Sunday as a major winter storm hit the eastern United States w......

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Boris Johnson-led UK govt plans to scrap Covid-19 self-isolation law: Report

The Boris Johnson-led government is planning to scrap the law asking people to self-isolate after ......

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Huge Tonga volcanic eruption caused significant damage

A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused signif......

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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile, 4th test in January

North Korea fired on Monday what could be a ballistic missile, Japans coast guard said, in what wo......

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UK police arrest 2 teenagers in connection with Texas synagogue attack

The man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was identified by US authorities as a Br......

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China grew by 8.1% in 2021, it has a $18 trillion economy

China’s GDP grew 8.1% in 2021 riding out a slump in the second half of the year when the economy w......

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In Greece, citizens aged 60+ to face monthly fine for not taking Covid vaccine

Greece from Monday intends to fine all people ages 60 and over who aren’t vaccinated against Covid......

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Gene that slashes Covid-19 severity by 20% identified, say scientists

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has infected a large number of people across the world. The num......

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US President Biden, Japanese PM Kishida to meet virtually on Jan 21

Amid Chinas growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, US President Joe Biden will meet Jap......

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Australia PM blames Omicron for testing woes as Covid cases hit downward trend

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday the shortages of at-home antigen tests wer......

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Sonic boom, quake, tsunami waves: Why Tonga volcanic eruption was no small event

The eruption in Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano in southern Pacific Island of Tonga was no small......

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Oxfam: 10 richest men in the world doubled wealth amid Covid pandemic  

Increasing inequalities are are tearing our world apart, according to the anti-poverty charity. El......

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UAE says it suspects drones caused Abu Dhabi fires, Yemens Houthis claim attack

Yemens Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had carried out an attack on the United Arab......

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China’s population in ‘zero growth’ period, birth rate falls for 5th year

China’s population increased by less than half a million in 2021, recording a drop in births for t......

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2 Indians, 1 Pakistani killed in blast from ‘drone attack’ in Abu Dhabi

A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi a......

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2 Indians killed in fires triggered by suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi

Two Indian nationals were among three people killed in explosions and fires that followed a suspec......

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China to send another 1bn Covid vaccines to Africa: Xi

China will supply another one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to African countries, President X......

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Chinese President Xi Jinping rejects ‘cold war mentality’, pushes cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that his country will send an additional 1 billion doses ......

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US condemns Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi, UAE says reserves right to respond

Yemens Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked the United Arab Emirates, setting off explosions in fuel......

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Seven killed in crackdown on rallies in Sudans capital: Report

Organisers of anti-military rallies in Sudans capital Khartoum announced an escalation of protests......

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Boris Johnson’s ex-aide accuses him of lying to UK Parliament

Boris Johnson’s former top aide Dominic Cummings accused the premier of lying to Parliament, sayin......

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US airlines warn of calamity if 5G deployed near airports

The chief executives of Americas largest airlines warned of a catastrophic disruption to travel an......

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4th vaccine dose provides limited defence against Omicron, shows Israel study

An Israeli hospital on Monday said preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus......

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Asteroid twice the size of Burj Khalifa to fly past Earth on January 18

A huge asteroid bigger than the size of Burj Khalifa is set to fly past Earth at a 1,230,000-mile ......

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China virus cases at highest level in nearly two years

The number of Covid-19 cases in China reached its highest level since March 2020 on Monday, as Bei......

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Omicron: With 74 fatalities, Australia suffers deadliest day of Covid pandemic

Australia on Tuesday suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic as a fast-moving Omicron outbreak ......

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Imran Khan batted for Afia Siddiqui in his PTI manifesto so did Pak Senate

The involvement of a Pakistani-origin UK national Malik Faisal Akram in the siege at a synagogue i......

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North Korean missile tests signal return to brinkmanship

Grappling with pandemic difficulties and U.S.-led sanctions over his nuclear ambitions, North Kore......

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Media, journalists lost independence after Taliban takeover last yr: Report

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, media and journalists have lost their......

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Health authorities dismiss Canada-link to 1st Omicron case in Beijing

Canadian health authorities have dismissed the Chinese claim that a Covid-19 infection of the Omic......

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Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude jolts western Afghanistan, at least 26 killed

At least 26 people have been killed after an earthquake struck western Afghanistan, media reports ......

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One in 10 Covid-19 patients may still infect after quarantine period: Study

One in ten people may still be infectious for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, after th......

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Omicron scare: Do not order items from abroad, China warns citizens

Chinese health authorities have urged citizens not to order items from overseas after the first ca......

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Big blow to BBC as UK govt freezes networks funding for two years

The UK government on Monday announced a freeze of the BBC licence fee, arguing a new funding model......

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China suspects Covid-19 might arrive in overseas mail

China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after a......

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Explained: Scientists struggle to monitor Tonga volcano after massive eruption

Scientists are struggling to monitor an active volcano that erupted off the South Pacific island o......

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Flying to Abu Dhabi? UAE to allow only those who have taken booster shots

Facing a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the spread of the highly transmissible om......

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British PM Boris Johnson lied about lockdown party, ex-aide claims

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to parliament when he claimed he did not know of his sta......

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Extremely rare 555.55-carat black diamond, ‘The Enigma’, to be auctioned 

Auction house Sothebys Dubai has unveiled a diamond thats literally from out of this world. Sotheb......

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Antony Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week and meet with President Volodymyr Z......

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Pak sent ISI official to Turkey to meet Afghan leaders, offer talks with Taliban

A senior Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official recently travelled to Turkey to convey to Afgh......

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Desperate Afghans queue for free bread as poverty crisis deepens

In the early hours of each morning, Muhajira rushes in freezing temperatures to a modest bakery in......

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Omicron, Delta pose dual threat to Beijing

The Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday reported two more Covid-19 cases of both the Omicron and De......

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Endemic Covid would not mean end of danger: WHO

The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against the notion that the Covid-19 pandemic beco......

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Four people killed, 10 hurt in suicide blast in Somali capital

At least four people were killed and 10 others injured on Tuesday in Somalias capital Mogadishu in......

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AT&T agrees to delay 5G implementation near some airports in US  

AT&T will delay activating its 5G network on a limited number of towers near some airport runways ......

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Microsoft to buy gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $69 bn

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a landmark $69 billion deal to buy US gaming giant Activision Blizz......

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Xi Jinping’s Covid defense gets weaker with every Omicron case

More than two years into the pandemic most countries are striving to live alongside Covid, accepti......

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All homes on one of Tongas islands destroyed, three dead

All the homes on one of Tongas small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic erupt......

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US finds more cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza of H5N1 in wild birds

The US department of agriculture on Tuesday reported two more cases of highly pathogenic avian inf......

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US Supreme Court to determine fate of $30 mn Pissarro painting looted by Nazis

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed the fate of a painting by Camille Pissarro looted by the N......

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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters amid Covid-19 risk

In Hong Kong, some hamsters tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a pet store ......

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Website for free Covid tests launched in US. How does it work?

Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Bidens administration is working to make C......

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Russia can invade Ukraine at any moment, warns US

WASHINGTON: In a clear escalation of the tensions over Ukraine, the United States warned on Tuesda......

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52 million job deficit, 21 million more unemployed in 2022: Report

A return to the pre-pandemic performance of the global labour market is likely to remain elusive f......

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Beijing adds 3 more Covid-19 cases weeks ahead of Winter Olympics

Chinas capital Beijing has reported three more Covid-19 cases since Monday, weeks before the Winte......

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US, allies will ‘respond decisively’ to Russian invasion: Joe Biden to Ukraine

US President Joe Biden assured Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a phone call on Sunday......

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Spanish students to go back to school after Christmas break, despite Omicron

Students at Spanish schools and universities will return to class in-person when the new term begi......

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US: At least 13 people, including 7 children, killed in apartment fire

At least 13 people, including seven children, were killed in an early morning fire on Wednesday in......

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Dozens of protesters, 12 police personnel dead in Kazakhstan protests

 Security forces killed dozens of protesters and 12 police died during extraordinarily violent dem......

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Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son

Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life i......

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Protests against curbs, new variant detected: Latest on Covid across the world

The total number of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) around the world have now gone pas......

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Mexican president announces he has Covid-19 for second time

Mexico’s president announced Monday he has come down with Covid-19 a second time, as coronavirus i......

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China locks down second city amid Omicron threat

China locked down a city of five million people a day after detecting Omicron in the central Henan......

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Ahead of crucial talks in Brussels, US tells Russia: NATO’s doors won’t shut

WASHINGTON: Ahead of a crucial meeting between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and R......

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NATO, Russia in high-level talks as Ukraine tensions simmer

Senior NATO and Russian officials are meeting Wednesday to try to bridge seemingly irreconcilable ......

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Singapore bans book on political cartoons: Minister

Singapore has banned a book on political cartoons due to its “offensive content”, with the governm......

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Covid-19 in China: Second round of tests for Tianjin as cases go up

The northern Chinese city of Tianjin ordered a second of Covid-19 tests for its 14 million residen......

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German president calls for debate over Covid vaccine mandate

Germanys president called Wednesday for a thorough debate over plans for compulsory coronavirus va......

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Pfizer study shows Covid-19 booster can be given along with pneumonia shot

Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday booster doses of its Covid-19 vaccine can be administered along with ......

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5 Chinese military planes enter Taiwans air defence zone

Five Chinese military planes entered Taiwans air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, ma......

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Boris Johnson apologises in Parliament for attending lockdown party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday extended a “heartfelt apology” in the House of C......

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Fast food giant KFC charged with flouting Covid safety rules in Singapore

A court in Singapore on Wednesday charged American fast-food giant KFC with breaching two Covid-19......

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Voting rights in US: Joe Biden bats for change in Senate rules

Declaring that the very basis and future of American democracy and its global reputation was at st......

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Nigeria government ends Twitter ban after 7 months

Nigerias government on Wednesday said it had ended its suspension of Twitter, seven months after b......

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Inflation-fighting rate hikes could increase rich-poor divide, warns IMF

Central banks interest rate hikes aimed at combating inflation could exacerbate a deepening, dange......

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Taliban pay in wheat in lieu of cash as economic crisis bites

The Taliban administration said on Tuesday it was expanding its “food for work” programme, in whic......

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Nato, Russia eye more talks despite tensions

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the military organisation and Russi......

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Reduced hospitalisation risk, shorter stays for Omicron patients: US study

A preliminary US study of nearly 70,000 Covid positive people showed a substantially reduced risk ......

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Kim urges more ‘military muscle’ after missile test

Kim Jong-un personally oversaw the successful test of a hypersonic missile, state media said on We......

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Omicron a ‘welcome’ variant, says  Brazils Bolsonaro amid surge

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said the omicron strain that’s causing a surge in Covid cases at......

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As Delta retreats experts warn darker days lie ahead for US hospitals

The highly infectious omicron variant has flushed out the delta strain across the US, but the asce......

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North Korea missile launches: US sanctions Russian national, 7 others

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it was imposing sanctions on seven individual......

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US monitoring Chinas Covid-19 lockdown, says White House

The United States is monitoring the lockdowns imposed in the central Chinese city of Anyang and as......

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Fact checkers say YouTube lets its platform be weaponized

More than 80 fact checking organizations are calling on YouTube to address what they say is rampan......

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Unvaccinated tax in Canadas Quebec leads to spike in first-dose appointments

A day after Canada’s Quebec province announced to penalise individuals unvaccinated against corona......

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Ex-envoy warns China on US ties, takes a dig at wolf warrior diplomacy

China has been battling a difficult economic situation and its aggressive policies have been incre......

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Finished as a working royal: Biographer on Prince Andrews future

After a US judge ruled that the sexual assault lawsuit brought against Prince Andrew can move forw......

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Explained: Why Wordle game is in news and how to play it

The newest craze on social media is Wordle, a website-only game launched in October last year. Whi......

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Australia Covid-19 infections hit record amid runaway Omicron outbreak

Australia on Thursday reported its biggest pandemic caseload with a runaway Omicron outbreak drivi......

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Canadian officer fears he was at Covid ‘Ground Zero’ in Oct 2019, demands probe

A Canadian military officer has demanded a proper investigation into the suspected coronavirus dis......

world-news 2022-01-12 hindustantimes

Ahead of talks with Russia, US rules out breakthrough, issues warning

WASHINGTON: As the United States and Russia prepare for crucial bilateral talks on Monday in Genev......

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‘Get out! Get out!’: Harrowing tales of escape after fire hits building in NYC

A malfunctioning space heater sparked a fire that filled a high-rise Bronx apartment building with......

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Afghan envoy to China quits after 6 months of no pay

Afghanistans ambassador to China left a colourful resignation note for his post-Taliban takeover s......

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US shatters global record with at least 1.1 million Covid cases in a day

The United States shattered the global record of daily coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases with a......

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Australian woman attempts to contract Covid so it doesnt spoil wedding: Report

The world is having a harrowing time in tackling the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). People are sp......

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EU parliament president David Sassoli has died

The president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died early Tuesday in hospital in Italy, ......

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China locks down second city amid Omicron threat

China locked down a city of five million people a day after detecting Omicron in the central Henan......

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Cocaine worth $2 million found in truck in US, driver Vikram Sandhu arrested

A New York man has been arrested by the police after they found $2 million worth cocaine in a semi......

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IS kills Talibans local intelligence chief of Bati Kot in Afghanistan

The Islamic State (IS) on Tuesday killed Abid Bashir, the head of the Islamic Emirate Intelligence......

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South African parliament fire suspect charged with terrorism

A South African court charged a man suspected of starting a devastating fire that gutted South Afr......

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Border standoff: India, China militaries to hold talks on Jan 12

India and China will hold the 14th round of military talks to discuss disengagement and resolution......

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Taiwan launches rescue operation for missing F-16V fighter

Taiwans air force said it had launched a rescue operation to locate one of its most advanced F-16s......

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Covid-19: Nearly 34mn locked down in China as Omicron fear spreads

Nearly 34 million people in China are now fully or partially locked down with authorities scrambli......

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US condemns North Korea missile launch as threat to international community

The United States Tuesday condemned North Koreas latest missile launch as a threat to the internat......

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Over 50% of Europes population could be infected with Omicron in 6-8 weeks: WHO

More than 50 per cent of Europes population could be infected with the Omicron variant of the coro......

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US sees record 1.48mn new virus cases

The United States reported at least more one million new coronavirus infections on Monday, the hig......

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Omicron may be slowing down in US and Britain: Report

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and......

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North Korea says Kim Jong Un oversaw latest hypersonic missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally oversaw his regime’s latest hypersonic missile test on ......

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Pope makes surprise visit to Rome record store, gets classical CD

Pope Francis, a lover of classical music, slipped out of the Vatican on Tuesday evening to visit o......

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‘Omicron will find everybody’: Fauci as US on threshold of living with Covid

Despite soaring cases and record-high Covid-19 hospitalizations, the United States is approaching ......

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North Koreas Kim calls for more military muscle after hypersonic missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for boosting the countrys strategic military forces as he o......

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WHO body says COVID vaccines ‘may need to be updated’ for Omicron

A technical advisory group established by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that curre......

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India, South Korea agree to resolve issues to achieve $50bn trade by ’30

India and South Korea on Tuesday agreed to expand trade by upgrading the existing bilateral agreem......

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Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that Covid-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and......

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Omicron: Britain reports drop in daily Covid cases amid record surge in US

More than 313 million coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases and over 5.5 million related fatalities......

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Midnight evacuation, quarantine in metal boxes: China enforces zero Covid policy

People contracting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in China are forcefully confined to cramped ......

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Omicron quickly overtaking Delta globally in terms of circulation, says WHO

Omicron is quickly overtaking the Delta variant of Covid-19 and becoming dominant around the world......

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Japan, Singapore passports most powerful; Afghanistan, Iraq weakest: Check list

The emergence and spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and fresh Covid-19 outbreak in......

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Fauci alleges US senator Rand Paul driving violent threats against him

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease official, on Tuesday accused Republican Senator R......

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NATO, Russia in high-level talks as Ukraine tensions simmer

Senior NATO and Russian officials are meeting Wednesday to try to bridge seemingly irreconcilable ......

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Repeat booster shots have immune-system risks: European Medicines Agency

European Union regulators warned that frequent Covid-19 booster shots could adversely affect the i......

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In China, snowmaking wraps up ahead of approaching Winter Olympics

With the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics fast approaching, in about a week’s time, many of the 354 sn......

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With Islamabads new security policy, Pakistan-India trade on the cards 

Pakistan’s new security policy, to be launched on January 14, includes the possibility of trade an......

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Quebec seeks to tax the unvaccinated as Omicron hits

As the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continues in Canada, the province of Quebec on Tuesday ......

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Singapore bans book on political cartoons: Minister

Singapore has banned a book on political cartoons due to its “offensive content”, with the governm......

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Wave of canceled flights from omicron closes out 2021

More canceled flights frustrated air travelers on the final day of 2021 and appeared all but certa......

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‘Hospitalisations might stress healthcare systems’: Anthony Fauci on Omicron

The omicron variant of Covid-19 shows signs of causing milder illness but the “really unprecedente......

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No new Covid measures in UK even as Johnson says health services under strain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Monday that the countrys health system will remain ......

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France allows some Covid-19 positive medics to keep working

France is allowing health care workers who are infected with the coronavirus but have few or no sy......

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One year on, Trump backers recall incredible Capitol siege

One year ago to the day, they descended upon Washington in the thousands, gathering to protest the......

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Can booster shots beat the coronavirus? Read what experts have to say

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has created an unprecedented situation, leading to surge in Cov......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Imprisoned without charge, Saudi princess freed after 3 years: Report

Saudi authorities have released a princess and her daughter who had been held without charge for n......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Cyprus finds Covid-19 infections that combine Delta and Omicron

A strain of Covid-19 that combines delta and omicron was found in Cyprus, according to Leondios Ko......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

China targets Lithuania over Taiwan, hits global supply chains

With China blocking imports from tiny Lithuania including those with Lithuanian parts as retaliati......

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Former RBI guv Urjit Patel appointed Beijing-based AIIB vice-president

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel has been appointed as the vice-president o......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Taliban arrest popular Afghan professor critical of govt

The Taliban have arrested a popular university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Still holds mysteries: Archive amassed by Nazis sheds light on Masonic history

Curators combing through a vast historic archive of Freemasonry in Europe amassed by the Nazis in ......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Is Deltacron real? What scientists say about Covid-19 strain found in Cyprus

A researcher in Cyprus has reportedly discovered a strain of the coronavirus that combines the Del......

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Treat Covid like flu, end mass vaccination after boosters: UK vaccine expert

The British government should end mass vaccination against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after th......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

China: Tianjin, near Beijing, testing all 14mn after Omicron cases found

Tianjin, a port city of 14 million near China’s capital Beijing, began mass testing on Sunday afte......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

19 dead, including at least 9 children, after fire breaks out in NYC apartment

At least 19 people died and dozens were injured when a fire tore through a high-rise apartment bui......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

US, Russia kick off difficult talks on Ukraine

A top Russian official said he had a difficult conversation with his US counterpart on Sunday as p......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Sri Lanka launches train service using Indian-funded coaches

Sri Lanka on Sunday launched an inter-city train service, using the Diesel Multiple Units procured......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Protests against curbs, new variant detected: Latest on Covid across the world

The total number of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) around the world have now gone pas......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Covid-19: Chinese city tests 14 million people

Tianjin, a port city of 14 million near China’s capital Beijing, began mass testing on Sunday afte......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Ahead of talks with Russia, US rules out breakthrough, issues warning

WASHINGTON: As the United States and Russia prepare for crucial bilateral talks on Monday in Genev......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Myanmars Suu Kyi to hear junta courts verdicts in delayed cases

A Myanmar junta court on Monday is expected to deliver verdicts on ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi ......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tests negative for Covid-19

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has tested negative for Covid-19, and will be resuming office on......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

‘Get out! Get out!’: Harrowing tales of escape after fire hits building in NYC

A malfunctioning space heater sparked a fire that filled a high-rise Bronx apartment building with......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Covid-19 infected about 60 million in US: Data

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the United States surpassed 60 million on Sunday and has kil......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Kazakhstans largest city Almaty, back online after clashes, blackout

The internet returned to Kazakhstans largest city Monday after a five-day blackout as deadly clash......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Myanmars deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

A Myanmar court on Monday sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi, the countrys deposed leader, to four more ye......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

China: Xi Jinping appoints top Xinjiang police officer as Hong Kong PLA chief

A former senior paramilitary officer posted in Xinjiang has been appointed as the People’s Liberat......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Sri Lanka on the verge of bankruptcy as inflation rises to record levels: Report

Sri Lanka is facing a deepening financial and humanitarian crisis that could lead it to bankruptcy......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Two years, 5.5 million deaths later, Beijing stonewalls on virus origins

More than two years ago, the Chinese Communist Party regime confirmed the first coronavirus case o......

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China detects more Omicron cases as cities tighten restrictions

China reported more cases of the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant on Monday, with ......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Covid-19 hospitalisations spike across provinces in Canada

While the risk of hospitalisation from the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is lower than that for Delt......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Developing countries at risk of economic turbulence: IMF

Emerging economies should gird for possible rough times as the US Federal Reserve prepares to rais......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

US, Russia open high-stakes talks on Ukraine

Top US and Russian diplomats kicked off crucial talks Monday on soaring tensions over Ukraine, ami......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Putin says Moscow-led forces in Kazakhstan for limited time

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that a Moscow-led military detachment deployed to cou......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Singapore says 30% Covid-19 deaths in 2021 were fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated individuals accounted for 30 per cent of Singapore’s total Covid-19 related death......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Kazakhstan unrest: Here’s a timeline of the central Asian nation’s worst crisis

More than 160 people, including children, have died and more than 8000 have been detained in Kazak......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Taliban: Explosion kills 9 children in eastern Afghanistan

An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday killed nine children a......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Pope backs Covid immunisation campaigns, warns of ideological misinformation

Pope Francis on Monday condemned baseless ideological misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, back......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Covid-19: Chinese capital on alert as partly-locked down Tianjin’s cases jump

China’s first community-based Omicron outbreak has partially locked down the northern city of Tian......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

First round of US-Russia security talks ends amid war fears

Diplomats from Russia and the US wrapped up their first round of high-stakes talks over the Kremli......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

British PM Johnson may bring down self-isolation period for vaccinated to 5 days

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed that cutting the self-isolation period fo......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

North Korea launches possible ballistic missile, second in a week, says Japan

North Korea fired what may be a ballistic missile on Tuesday, the Japanese coast guard said, the s......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Historic: US surgeons successfully implant pig heart in human

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old m......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Skyscraper-sized asteroid set to zoom past Earth

A skyscraper-sized asteroid is set to shoot past the Earth at a 3,480,000-mile distance on January......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

UK PMs staff invited to bring your own booze party during Covid lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons staff were invited to a bring your own booze party in the ga......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes off west coast of Cyprus: EMSC

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 shook the Cyprus region at around 6:37am IST Tuesday, according to ......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

Mexican president announces he has Covid-19 for second time

Mexico’s president announced Monday he has come down with Covid-19 a second time, as coronavirus i......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

72-year-old US man charged with threatening to kidnap, kill Donald Trump

The US Secret Service arrested a 72-year-old man in New York on Monday after he allegedly phoned t......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

US shatters global record with at least 1.1 million Covid cases in a day

The United States shattered the global record of daily coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases with a......

world-news 2022-01-11 hindustantimes

South Koreas discredited ex-president Park freed after about 5 years in prison

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was released from prison on Friday nearly five years a......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Ukraine says its soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar

Ukraine said Saturday one of its soldiers was killed in fighting with pro-Moscow separatists, as t......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

South African police charge man with arson over destructive blaze at parliament

South African police said on Monday they had charged a man with arson over a fire that caused exte......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

China will continue to modernise nuclear arsenal: foreign ministry

China Tuesday said it will continue to modernise its nuclear arsenal and called on the United Stat......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Covid-19: More curbs in central China, Xian suspends international flights

China on Thursday imposed strict curbs on more cities in Henan province which saw a rise in Covid-......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Amid financial challenges in Pakistan, Imran Khan to visit China next month

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit China next month as the incumbent governm......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

US: Joe Biden to deliver first State of the Union address on March 1

President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1, the White House ......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Vaccine-sceptic French lawmaker dies after contracting Covid-19 

French lawmaker Jose Evrard, whose vaccine-sceptic far-right party had opposed government measures......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Canada health official warns of Omicron’s strain on hospitals

Canada’s chief public officer on Friday said there has been no “explosive rate” of rise in serious......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

At least 16 die trapped in vehicles from Pakistan snowstorm

At least 16 people died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles as tens of thousands of vi......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Omicron mild? Experts slam earlier presumption as US sees record hospitalisation

Amid the ongoing debate of how wrong it is to call Omicron, the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, a mild ......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

HT This Day: Jan 9, 1972 – Mujib is free, flown to London

Says Bangla Desh a reality  No pledge to Bhutto on links with Pak  AP LONDON- Sheikh Mujibur Rehma......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

US open to discuss with Russia exercises, missile deployments: Official

The United States and its allies are prepared to discuss with Russia in talks about Ukraine the po......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Colombian man dies publicly under new euthanasia policy

Victor Escobar decided to die and to do so publicly, becoming one of the first Latin Americans to ......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

At least 22 die in cars trapped by snowstorm

At least 22 people, including 10 children, died in a popular mountain resort town in Pakistan afte......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Baby lost during evacuations at Kabul airport found, returned to family

An infant boy handed in desperation to a soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the Americ......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Omicron variant driving Covid surge in cases, hospitalisations in United States

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc across the United States as the country continue......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

US hones warnings, offers to Russia over Ukraine

The Biden administration on Saturday issued new, forceful warnings to Russia on penalties it may f......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

US vows action against recent attack on Sikh Cab driver at JFK airport

The United States on Sunday condemned the recent attack on a Sikh cab driver at the John F Kennedy......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

Cyprus finds Covid-19 infections that combine Delta and Omicron

A strain of Covid-19 that combines delta and omicron was found in Cyprus, according to Leondios Ko......

world-news 2022-01-09 hindustantimes

After super-spreader event, Thailand warns of spike in Covid-19 cases

Thai health authorities warned on Wednesday that residents should brace themselves for a potential......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Ghislaine Maxwell faces legal bar in bid to topple sex abuse conviction: experts

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is going to appeal her conviction for setting up teenage girls......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Freedom is not crime, will pursue democracy against authoritarian China: Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday underlined the challenge that the island is facing to up......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

No way to distinguish Omicron cases from Delta, US doctors in a fix

Amid rising concerns over a fresh surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, doctors in the Un......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Prince Andrew asks to dismiss US sex case, judge to rule soon

Prince Andrews lawyers pressed a New York judge Tuesday to dismiss a sexual assault lawsuit brough......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

North Korea says hypersonic missile tested to modernise weaponry

North Korea said Thursday it has successfully launched a hypersonic missile as part of efforts to ......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Explained: How Kazakhstan protests started and the bigger picture

Many cities across Kazakhstan have been witnessing unrest as thousands of protesters took to stree......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Dozens of protesters, 12 police personnel dead in Kazakhstan protests

 Security forces killed dozens of protesters and 12 police died during extraordinarily violent dem......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

India joins Quad partners, Japan and South Korea for Sea Dragon exercise

NEW DELHI: India and its partners in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad along with Canada......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Brazils Bolsonaro slams health regulator for approving Covid vaccines for kids

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro criticized the countrys health regulator Anvisa on Thursday for au......

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How China is keeping to its strict zero Covid strategy

The distressing case of a pregnant Chinese woman miscarrying after a strict lockdown delayed her a......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

At least 20 trapped after blast causes building collapse in China

At least 20 people were trapped after an explosion on Friday caused a building housing a governmen......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Covid-19: Chinese vice-premier ‘ashamed’ after woman loses baby in Xian lockdown

A top Chinese official expressing “shame” has warned hospitals treating those infected with Covid-......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

‘Idiots: Justin Trudeau reacts to viral video of maskless flight passengers

A row has been triggered on social media after a video of a maskless crowd partying on a chartered......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

China’s Xi extends support, lauds Kazakhstan’s president for decisive action

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday lent strong support to Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart T......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Sino-India dispute: Building infra on territory within our ‘sovereignty’, says China

China on Friday said it was building infrastructure within its “sovereignty”, a day after New Delh......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

China: PLA to gift Galwan Valley stones to netizens

China’s People’s Liberation Army’s western theatre command (WTC) which oversees the disputed borde......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Amid financial challenges in Pakistan, Imran Khan to visit China next month

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit China next month as the incumbent governm......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Biden to deliver first State of the Union address on March 1

 President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1, the White House......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

At least 16 dead in SW China building collapse

At least 16 people died when an explosion triggered by a suspected gas leak caused a building to c......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Germany tightens Covid rules for bars and restaurants

Germany will tighten curbs on bars and restaurants and ease quarantine rules in a bid to tackle th......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Covid-19 cases top 300 million worldwide

The total number of Covid-19 registered worldwide since the start of the pandemic topped 300 milli......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Kazakh leader rejects talks, tells forces to shoot to kill

Kazakhstans president on Friday rejected calls for talks with protesters after days of unprecedent......

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US Supreme Court hears challenges to Covid vaccine mandates

The US Supreme Court heard challenges on Friday to Covid vaccination mandates imposed by the Biden......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

US President Biden to give his first State of the Union address on March 1

President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1, the White House ......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Russia can still choose diplomatic solution on Ukraine, says Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that Russia could choose a diplomatic solution on......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude rocks Chinas Qinghai

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Menyuan county in northwest Chinas Qinghai Province on Saturday ......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Covid-19: IHU variant not spreading far enough, cases extremely low, says study

The new ‘IHU’ variant of the coronavirus, which was discovered in France late last month, is not s......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son

Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life i......

world-news 2022-01-08 hindustantimes

China warns hospitals not to reject patients

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Google hit with 150 million euro French fine over cookie breaches 

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Three Chinese nationals abducted in Nigeria, police say

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Sundance Film Festival to go virtual due to Omicron surge

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China to complete space station, plans 40 launches in 2022

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US President Biden decries Trump backers dagger at throat of democracy

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Omicron may be less severe in young and old, but not mild: WHO

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Clashes in largest Kazakh city, Moscow-led troops arrive

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India joins Quad partners, Japan and South Korea for Sea Dragon exercise

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‘Tsunami’ of new Covid-19 cases clog global health systems, WHO sounds alarm

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In response threat, Taliban to recruit suicide bombers in armed forces

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‘Absolutely wrong, counterproductive, mumbo jumbo’: UKs Johnson on anti-vaxxers

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Australias most populous state to reinstate some Covid-19 curbs - report

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Brazils Bolsonaro slams health regulator for approving Covid vaccines for kids

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Prosecutor drops groping charge against former New York Governor Cuomo

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PM Modi, German Chancellor Sholz agree to diversify bilateral cooperation

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UK authorities ease Covid testing requirements amid surge in infections

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China locks down Yuzhou, city of 1.2 million, after recording 3 Covid-19 cases

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New Covid-19 variant ‘IHU’ discovered in France, has more mutations than Omicron

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Setting a global record, US tops 1 million Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

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Covid hospitalisations in US top 100,000, nearly 8 times higher in unvaccinated

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Japan’s Kishida vows tight borders, faster boosters for elderly

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China will continue to modernise nuclear arsenal: foreign ministry

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Israel to open surrogacy to same-sex couples as of next week

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Mossad likely behind bomb attacks on firms linked to Pak nuke programme: Report

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Spanish students to go back to school after Christmas break, despite Omicron

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Prosecutor drops groping charge against former New York Governor Cuomo

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NATO foreign ministers to hold emergency talks on Ukraine

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Veteran US diplomat Atul Keshap appointed head of US-India Business Council

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New Covid records in US, UK, France as Omicron runs rampant

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North Korea fired unknown projectile towards Sea of Japan: Reports

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US records 1 million Covid cases in a day

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Study shows fivefold antibody rise with 4th shot: Israel’s PM

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China is not expanding nuclear arsenal: Official

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IMF delays release of new forecast to Jan 25 to factor in Covid-19 developments

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The more Omicron spreads, the more likely it is to give rise to new variant: WHO

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China’s locked down Xian city in chaos after Covid app crash

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Kazakhstan government resigns after fierce protests over fuel price

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Two more Tiananmen monuments removed from Hong Kong university campuses

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China reports biggest daily surge in Covid cases in 4 months amid Omicron threat

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China recommits to Covid Zero amid surging Xi’an outbreak

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Afghan agents pour 3,000 litres of liquor into Kabul canal

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South African police charge man with arson over destructive blaze at parliament

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US FDA clears Pfizers Covid-19 booster shot for 12- to 15-year-olds

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Can Omicrons ‘immunity’ end Covid-19 pandemic? Experts hint at ‘silver lining’

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Afghan agents pour 3,000 litres of liquor into Kabul canal

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Hong Kong news site shuts as pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in

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Sudans PM announces resignation amid political deadlock

Sudans Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation Sunday amid a political deadlock an......

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28% Pakistanis think Covid-19 pandemic has ended: Report

A survey by a market research company in 34 countries showed that Pakistan had the highest share o......

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6.0-magnitude quake hits eastern Taiwan

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Taiwan on Monday evening, according to the......

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Brazils Bolsonaro taken to hospital with abdominal pain, doctor says

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to hospital in the early hours of Monday with abdo......

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Omicron-driven fifth wave has started in Pakistan: Authorities

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in the country, Pakistani authorities have warned that Omic......

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Omicron spreading among over-50s, says UK minister amid rapid surge in cases

British education secretary Nadhim Zahawi on Monday said the Omicron variant of coronavirus is spr......

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China, Russia, Britain, US and France say no one can win nuclear war

China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear ......

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Covid-19, winter storm delay thousands of flights on first working day of 2022

A winter storm moving into the mid-Atlantic combined with the pandemic to continue frustrating air......

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US FDA clears Pfizers Covid-19 booster shot for 12- to 15-year-olds

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized the use of a third dose of the Pfizer and......

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Explosion heard close to passport office in Kabul: Report

An explosion took place close to the gate of the passport office in the Afghan capital Kabul on Th......

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Yes, there is a Santa Claus. And no, Covid-19 wont stop him

Rest assured, kids of all ages: Santas coming this Christmas Eve, and a second holiday with Covid-......

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Musk reflects on tough year that 2008 was for Tesla in a reply to engineer

Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to an Indian engineer on Saturday who remembered how the company nea......

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Virus fears hit Christmas travel as flights cancelled

More than 7,000 flights have been cancelled worldwide over the Christmas weekend and thousands mor......

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Shooter kills 4, injures officer in Denver area, say police

A shooter killed four people and injured an officer in the Denver area, police said Monday. The su......

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US hits new record for daily Covid tally since January, logs 265,427 new cases

The United States has reached its highest-ever average of new Covid cases, according to data from ......

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As alarm rises over Ukraine, Putin and Biden hold talks for nearly an hour

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke frankly for nearly an hour late Thursday amid growin......

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Media federation says 45 journalists killed in 2021

A total of 45 journalists and media professionals were killed in 20 countries in the year 2021, th......

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Pakistan reports over 500 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hrs

Pakistan on Saturday reported over 500 COVID-19 new cases for the second consecutive days and six ......

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France to ease Covid isolation rules: government

France will relax Covid isolation rules from Monday, the government announced, in a bid to ease th......

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Omicron could lead Israel to herd immunity, health official says

A surge of ‮O‬micron infections could see Israel reaching herd immunity, the countrys top health o......

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South Korea: Unidentified individual crosses border into North Korea

South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified borde......

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How Elon Musk hired Indian-origin Ashok Elluswamy as Teslas autopilot head

 Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk, who has been using social media to recruit people, has disclosed......

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22 injured after 5.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Chinas Yunnan province

At least 22 people were injured in a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the county of Ninglang i......

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South Africas national assembly completely destroyed in massive fire 

A massive fire in South Africas houses of parliament in Cape Town has completely destroyed the Nat......

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‘Hospitalisations might stress healthcare systems’: Anthony Fauci on Omicron

The omicron variant of Covid-19 shows signs of causing milder illness but the “really unprecedente......

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Near-vertical rise in Covid in US: 5 things Fauci observes about Omicron surge

Top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci on Sunday commented about the present surge of the epidemic ......

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Two anti-coup protesters killed in new Sudan rally

Sudanese security forces killed two protesters on Sunday, medics said, as thousands braved tear ga......

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Overnight storms bring damage to parts of US South

A line of severe storms damaged homes, knocked out power and downed trees in parts of the southern......

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A year after Capitol riot, Americans fear for their democracy: Polls

One year after the violent assault on the US Capitol, Americans remain deeply concerned about the ......

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Israel PM warns of coming Covid-19 ‘storm’

Israel’s prime minister is warning that the country will soon see tens of thousands of new coronav......

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Curbs return, cases surge as world copes with Omicron in 2022: Latest updates

The highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is said to be capable of underg......

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‘A hero’: Hockey fan spots cancerous mole during NHL game, saves staffers life

In an intriguing development from North America, a hockey fan ended up saving the life of a team s......

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Palestinian killed in West Bank, Israel says soldiers shot gunman

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in a car they were pursuing in the occupied West Bank on We......

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Bodycam footage from rescuers shows two infants recovered from US tornado rubble

Two babies survived a tornado in Kentucky even though it ripped the bathtub they were sheltering i......

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Russia: Expect US answer on security guarantees next month

The Kremlin said on Friday that it expects the United States to respond next month to Moscow’s req......

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Taliban creates new 170-member police unit to protect educational institutes

The Taliban on Saturday announced a new 170-member police unit for the security and protection of ......

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More parties in Maldives oppose ‘India Out’ campaign led by Abdulla Yameen

NEW DELHI: More political parties in the Maldives have opposed an “India Out” campaign led by form......

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Omicron spread: Global Covid-19 cases top 1 million for second straight day

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has pushed the global cases of Covid-19 to above one million fo......

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Africa targets for vaccine self-reliance after being left behind in pandemic

After the Ebola crisis ended in West Africa in 2016, Amadou Sall received a painting as a gift fro......

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Boris Johnson lauds UK’s booster vaccine triumph in New Years message

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his New Year’s Eve message on Friday to celebrate the UK......

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Colorado wildfire: 1,000 houses hit, fire spread ‘in blink of eye’ says Governor

The infernos near Boulder, Colorado, destroyed as many as 1,000 homes, overwhelming firefighters a......

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Militant attacks rise in Pakistan after Taliban offensive in Afghanistan: report

The rise in militant attacks in Pakistan reached the highest point in August 2021, according to a ......

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Australias Aspen Island to be renamed on platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Australia will rename Aspen Island in Canberras Lake Burley Griffin as part of June 2022 national ......

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European Union drafts plan to mark nuclear gas and investments as green

European Union has drawn up plans to label some natural gas and nuclear energy projects as green i......

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Violence against women insults God, Pope voices in New Years message

Pope Francis used his New Years message on Saturday to issue a clarion call for an end to violence......

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China to scrap subsidies for electric vehicles

China will end subsidies for electric and hybrid cars at the end of the year, authorities have ann......

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Covid triggers self-attacking antibodies that stay despite full recovery: Study

With the world fighting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for two years, a new US study has now r......

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Soaring Covid cases hit New Year celebrations

New York: The world ushered in 2022 on Saturday with scaled-back celebrations due to new restricti......

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Taiwan warns China over military conflict

Taipei/Managua: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen marked the new year with a message for China: milita......

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Ukraine says its soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar

Ukraine said Saturday one of its soldiers was killed in fighting with pro-Moscow separatists, as t......

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Another 2,600 US flights cancelled amid Omicron spread, bad weather

More than 2,600 flights into and out of the U.S. were canceled Saturday, and more than 4,000 were ......

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New Covid-19 curbs in England last resort: minister

Britains health minister insisted Saturday reimposing coronavirus restrictions in England would be......

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UAE bans travel for unvaccinated citizens, booster dose required for vaccinated

The United Arab Emirates announced a travel ban on its citizens unvaccinated against coronavirus d......

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Europe records over 100 mn Covid cases, more than third of entire global tally

Europe has recorded over 100 million coronavirus cases, more than a third of all infections worldw......

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South Korea reports 3,833 more Covid-19 cases, 639,083 in total

South Korea reported 3,833 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago......

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France to ease Covid isolation rules: government

France will relax Covid isolation rules from Monday, the government announced, in a bid to ease th......

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This school district in NYC will switch to remote learning till Jan 18

From Wednesday, the Mount Vernon City School District in New York City will switch to 100% remote ......

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Shringla raises Manipur ambush, restoration of democracy during visit to Myanmar

NEW DELHI: The speedy restoration of democracy and the fallout of the instability in Myanmar on th......

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Canada surpasses record immigration goal of 401,000 residents

Canada has welcomed more than 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, achieving its goal set last yea......

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New research claims Omicron has cold-like symptoms, resembles parainfluenza

Amid the global spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the scientists in the United Kingdom......

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Putin to mull options if West refuses guarantees

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he would ponder a slew of options if the West fail......

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China expands lockdowns amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Hundreds of thousands more people were ordered to stay home in northern China Tuesday, joining mil......

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Tsunami of Covid cases may lead to collapse of health systems, says WHO chief

A tsunami of Omicron and Delta Covid-19 cases will pile pressure on health systems already being s......

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Saudi boosts pandemic measures at Meccas Grand Mosque

Saudi Arabia on Thursday reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim ho......

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South Africa lifts night-time curfew as it says Covid-19 4th wave peaks

South Africa has lifted a midnight to 4 a.m. curfew on peoples movement with immediate effect, bel......

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UK meets vaccine booster target as Covid-19 cases rise

Boris Johnson’s government said every adult in England has had the chance to receive a Covid-19 va......

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South Korea extends social distancing rules amid Omicron threat

South Korea says itll extend the toughest social distancing rules for another two weeks to try to ......

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Countries around the world ready to welcome 2022 amid Covid fear

The world will usher in the New Year this weekend in the midst of another wave of the coronavirus ......

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Typhoon Rai: Philippines disaster agency says death toll above 400

The Philippine death toll from Typhoon Rai has crossed the 400 mark, the disaster agency said on F......

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Chinese cities go on Covid alert as New Year holiday looms

China is on high alert against COVID-19 as the New Year holiday looms, with the city of Xian under......

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South Koreas discredited ex-president Park freed after about 5 years in prison

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was released from prison on Friday nearly five years a......

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Testing positive for Covid-19 mid-flight, US woman is isolated for 5 hours 

A US woman was quarantined in an aeroplane bathroom for three hours after testing positive for COV......

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Omicron is now the main coronavirus variant in France

Omicron has become the main coronavirus strain in France where the number of infections has surged......

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Sri Lankas strategic WWII oil tank farm lease to India extended for 50 years

Sri Lanka has agreed to sign a fresh deal with India to lease out the strategic World War II era o......

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USD 94 million assets frozen of Taiwanese pair for alleged pyramid scheme

Chinese authorities have reportedly frozen the assets of a company founded by a former Taiwanese a......

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Chinese reliance on Middle East oil increases: Report 

Chinas reliance on Middle East oil increases despite its efforts to get to an ecological civilizat......

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Boris Johnson lauds UK’s booster vaccine triumph in New Years message

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his New Year’s Eve message on Friday to celebrate the UK......

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Omicron risk of hospitalisation, death is 54% lower than Delta: Canada study

Even as record numbers of fresh infections caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continue to b......

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Biden, Putin exchange warnings in phone call over Ukraine

US President Joe Biden and his Russian Vladimir Putin on Thursday exchanged warnings in a call abo......

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‘Important 2021 events internationally’

END TO 20-YEAR WAR: US WITHDRAWS, TALIBAN TAKE OVER The United States completed its withdrawal fro......

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Hospitalisation risk from Omicron nearly one-third of Delta: Study

The risk of hospitalisation with the Omicron variant of coronavirus is about one-third that of the......

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Queen Elizabeth announces knighthoods for Tony Blair,  Covid-19 officials  

Queen Elizabeth II on Friday announced a knighthood for former prime minister Tony Blair, while th......

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Wave of canceled flights from omicron closes out 2021

More canceled flights frustrated air travelers on the final day of 2021 and appeared all but certa......

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North Koreas Kim Jong Un says focus on food, economy for 2022

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un put the economy front and centre of an agenda-setting speech at th......

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Omicron is less severe, claim experts; point to its slow replication in lung

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been leading to a surge in hospitalisations across the ......

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Freedom is not crime, will pursue democracy against authoritarian China: Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday underlined the challenge that the island is facing to up......

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Rockets fired from Gaza land off central Israels coast

Rockets fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday landed in the Mediterranean Sea off cent......

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What is Florona, flu plus Corona, first detected in Israel? All you need to know

Israel has reportedly recorded the first case of Florona, which is believed to be a double infecti......

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Funeral begins for South Africas anti-apartheid veteran  Desmond Tutu

The state funeral for Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a hero of the struggle against apartheid in South A......

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Media federation says 45 journalists killed in 2021

A total of 45 journalists and media professionals were killed in 20 countries in the year 2021, th......

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Militant attacks rise in Pakistan after Taliban offensive in Afghanistan: report

The rise in militant attacks in Pakistan reached the highest point in August 2021, according to a ......

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14 dead, 70,000 displaced in Malaysian floods

The Malaysian military used boats Tuesday to distribute food to desperate people trapped in their ......

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China’s Xi hails Hong Kong vote in meeting with Carrie Lam

China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday told Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam that the city is develo......

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Intel issues apology after asking suppliers to avoid Xinjiang

Intel Corp. apologized Thursday for asking suppliers to avoid sourcing goods from Xinjiang after t......

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Russia fines Google $98 million over banned content

A Moscow court slapped Google with an unprecedented hefty fine on Friday for repeatedly failing to......

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As Omicron spreads, time to upgrade your mask. Why? Experts explain

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has been spreading across the world – as well as India – at an ......

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Weather disasters cost $170 billion in damages this year, $20 bn more than last

The ten most expensive weather disasters this year caused more than $170 billion (150 billion euro......

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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai can be questioned in privacy lawsuit, judge rules

Plaintiffs who accused Alphabet Incs Google of unlawfully tracking their internet use while on Inc......

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US hits new record for daily Covid tally since January, logs 265,427 new cases

The United States has reached its highest-ever average of new Covid cases, according to data from ......

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As Omicron spreads, WHO chief scientist’s take on Covid-19 vaccines

WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan has said vaccines are still proving to be effective agai......

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Doctor identifies 2 new Omicron symptoms, says even vaccinated have some

As the relatively news strain of coronavirus, Omicron, spreads across the world, more and more res......

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Daily global Covid cases above 1mn for 3rd day; WHO warns on Omicron, Delta

More than a million cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were recorded globally for the third c......

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Booster dose not enough? Omicron sparks debate around 4th shot of vaccine

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has put additional strain on healthcare systems across the worl......

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Three Indo-Canadians bestowed with civilian honours

Three Indo-Canadians were among those honoured with the Order of Canada, as the annual awards were......

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Shanghai opens longest Metro line in the world 

Shanghai has maintained its position as the city with the largest Metro network in the world, with......

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Harry Reid: US senate powerhouse who rescued the Indian nuclear deal

Many people played varying degrees of crucial roles in the signing and legislating of the landmark......

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Africa targets for vaccine self-reliance after being left behind in pandemic

After the Ebola crisis ended in West Africa in 2016, Amadou Sall received a painting as a gift fro......

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Looking Ahead to 2022: Russia: Time-tested relations with broadening horizons

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India on December 6 for a total of 250 minutes because of......

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Sudan forces seal Khartoum as opponents gear for new anti-coup rally

Sudanese security forces deployed on Khartoums streets Thursday, sealing the capital off from its ......

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Iran state TV says Tehran launched rocket into space

Iran on Thursday announced it launched a satellite carrier rocket bearing three devices into space......

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One year on, whats next for Brexit?

Food shortages, foreign workers leaving and gas stations running empty. Britain certainly had its ......

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Stand News raid: Hong Kong police charge 2 from news outlet with sedition

The Hong Kong police on Thursday formally charged two people from an online pro-democracy news out......

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Studies estimate 70-80% T Cells responses fight against Omicron

An unsung arm of the immune system appears to protect against severe disease with the omicron vari......

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Were sorry: Santander sends £130 million to customers in Christmas Day error

Santander, one of the leading financial institutions in the United Kingdom, is attempting to recov......

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As lockdown drags on, Xian residents complain of food shortages

Residents in the locked-down Chinese city of Xian said they were struggling to find enough food, d......

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Ghislaine Maxwell faces legal bar in bid to topple sex abuse conviction: experts

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is going to appeal her conviction for setting up teenage girls......

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This Chinese city is creating database of its singles, holding dating parties

The authorities of Chinas northern city of Luanzhou has recently announced that they are building ......

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World braces for virus surge in New Year

Millions around the world braced Thursday for drastically curtailed New Year celebrations as recor......

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