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Brazil reports over 52,000 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours
Brasilia | August 1, 2020 7:11:53 AM IST
Brazil reported 52,383 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours taking the nationwide tally to 2,662,485, Sputnik reported citing the national Ministry of Health. ... read..


US Supreme Court declines to halt construction of border wall with Pentagon funds
US | August 1, 2020 6:41:53 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], Aug 1 (Sputnik/ANI): The US Supreme Court has declined to stop construction of the wall on the southern border that is being funded with $2.5 billion diverted from the Defense Department, a court filing revealed. ... read..


Three people charged in Twitter hack which targeted accounts of Obama, Biden
Washington D.C. | August 1, 2020 6:11:55 AM IST
Three people were charged on Friday (local time) for their alleged involvement in a massive hack on Twitter earlier this month which saw accounts of several prominent personalities getting hacked. ... read..


Six dead after explosion in coal mine in Colombia
Bogota | August 1, 2020 5:11:55 AM IST
At least six miners were killed while three others trapped after an explosion inside a coal mine on Friday (local time) in Colombia. ... read..


US teen charged in Twitter hack that hit prominent accounts
US | August 1, 2020 3:41:55 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], Aug 1 (Sputnik/ANI): A US teenager in the state of Florida has been charged for being the mastermind behind a massive hack on Twitter that targeted high-profile accounts, the Hillsborough State Attorney's office said in a press relea ... read..


Hong Kong police seeking 6 people including Nathan Law on suspicion of breaking security law
Asia | August 1, 2020 3:11:57 AM IST
Continuing with the ruthless suppression of the dissenting voices in the erstwhile British colony, six people including activist Nathan Law Kwun-chung and former British consulate employee Simon Cheng Man-kit are being sought by Hong Kong police on suspic ... read..


US may be banning TikTok, says President Trump
Washington D.C. | August 1, 2020 1:41:57 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday (local time) said that his administration may ban the Chinese video-sharing application TikTok. ... read..


Germany suspends extradition agreement with Hong Kong
Berlin | August 1, 2020 1:41:54 AM IST
Germany has decided to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Foreign Minister, Heiko Mass, said on Friday (local time) after the erstwhile British colony decided to postpone legislative council elections. ... read..


1947 pact on Gurkha soldiers has become redundant, need for discussions: Nepal Foreign Minister
Kathmandu | August 1, 2020 12:41:52 AM IST
Nepal has called for a revision of the 1947 tripartite agreement on Gurkha soldiers claiming it has become redundant and urged the United Kingdom and India to discuss the issue. ... read..


Dalai Lama expresses condolence over demise of former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui
Dharamshala | July 31, 2020 11:42:13 PM IST
Dalai Lama on Friday expressed his condolence over the demise of former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui. ... read..


PM Modi extends greetings to Sheikh Hasina on Eid-ul-Azha
Dhaka | July 31, 2020 10:41:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to his Bangladesh counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. ... read..


All UN members can join International Solar Alliance under amended ISA Framework Agreement: MEA
New Delhi | July 31, 2020 10:11:59 PM IST
All members of the United Nations can join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) under the recently amended ISA Framework Agreement, said the Ministry of External Affairs. ... read..


'Enough is Enough' demonstrators arrested for protesting outside Nepal PM's residence
Kathmandu | July 31, 2020 9:42:05 PM IST
The Nepal Police on Friday arrested demonstrators of 'Enough is Enough' campaign who had earlier gathered near Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's residence demanding the government to honour the 12-point deal with youth activists Iih and Pukar Bam, The Himala ... read..


Indian Consulate in Dubai helps woman after abuse appeal video
Dubai | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Indian Consulate in Dubai has offered support to repatriate an Indian woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who complained of domestic abuse and sought help in a video that was posted on Twitter, the media reported. ... read..


Bolsonaro says he takes takes antibiotics for infection
Brasilia | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said that he was taking antibiotics for an infection that has left him weak, after he was diagnosed with the COVID-19 earlier this month. ... read..


Australia reports 2nd largest daily number of new COVID-19 cases
Canberra | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Australia on Friday recorded the second largest single-day surge in the number of of new COVID-19 cases, while the death toll was nearing 200. ... read..


French authorities given powers to enforce outdoor masks
Paris | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced on Friday that local authorities may enforce the wearing of face masks in outdoor spaces to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in the country. ... read..


Climate change 'driving UK's extreme weather'
London | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Climate change driven by industrial society is having an increasing impact on the UKs weather, the Met Office has said. ... read..


How India, China partnership moves will set future of Asia, region: Nepal Foreign Minister
Kathmandu | July 31, 2020 9:11:58 PM IST
Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Friday said that the manner in which partnership between India and China will move ahead and how they manage their differences will set the future of Asia, especially the region. ... read..


Germany's Robert Koch Institute designates 3 Spanish regions as COVID-19 high risk
Europe | July 31, 2020 8:41:54 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): The Robert Koch Institute, Germany's agency for the pandemic monitoring and control, included on Friday the Spanish regions of Catalonia, Aragon and Navarre on its list of international high-risk travel destination ... read..


Visiting people at home banned in parts of England
London | Friday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Millions of people across northern England will face new lockdown restrictions, which ban separate households from meeting each other at home after a spike in COVID-19 cases, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday. ... read..


Obama calls for end to voter suppression
Washington | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Former US President Barack Obama has sharply criticised what he described as Republican attempts at voter suppression, saying that people in power were "attacking our voting rights with surgical precision" and called for wide reform, the media reported on ... read..


Clean masks with petrol: Philippines Prez
Manila | Friday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday once again told the people of his country to disinfect their face masks with petrol, while insisting that he was "not joking", it was reported on Friday. ... read..


Trudeau 'pushed back' on charity contract over family ties
Ottawa | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that despite his family's ties with a charity, he did not place himself in a conflict of interest through his involvement in cabinet discussions on getting the group to run a now-halted C$900 million student gra ... read..


Gen Z Democrats say Trump swamping Biden in digital ads: Poll
Washington | Friday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Nearly half of the youngest or "Gen Z" Democratic voters said that they have seen digital advertising from US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, but only one in five came across digital ads from former Vice President Joe Biden or the Democra ... read..


HK govt to postpone Legislative Council polls
Hong Kong | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The Hong Kong government is expected to announce on Friday that it will postpone the Legislative Council elections due on September 6, citing the worsening COVID-19 situation as the primary reason, sources said. ... read..


Twitter says hackers used phone phishing to gain access to high-profile accounts
US | July 31, 2020 6:12:02 PM IST
Washington [USA], July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): Twitter on Friday said the hackers behind the attack on accounts of public figures used telephone phishing to break into the system. ... read..


Hong Kong Legislative elections postponed over COVID-19: Carrie Lam
Asia | July 31, 2020 6:12:00 PM IST
Hong Kong, July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 will be postponed over the COVID-19 threat. ... read..


15 civilians killed in Pakistani rocket attack in southern Afghanistan
Asia | July 31, 2020 6:11:58 PM IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): As many as 15 civilians were killed and 70 others wounded in a rocket attack by Pakistani forces in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, an unnamed source told Sputnik on Friday. ... read..


Malaysia rejects China's claim to maritime features in East Sea
Asia | July 31, 2020 6:11:57 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], July 31 (VNA/ANI): The Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations on July 29 sent a note verbale to the UN Secretary-General, saying China's claim to the maritime features in the East Sea (also known as the South China Se ... read..


N.Korea intensifies anti-virus efforts in Pyongyang
Seoul | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
North Korea has intensified anti-virus efforts Pyongyang by installing more guard posts to restrict access to the capital city, state-media reported on Friday after leader Kim Jong-un sealed off a border town following the return of a defector from South ... read..


Vietnam records its first COVID-19 death
Hanoi | July 31, 2020 5:42:07 PM IST
Vietnam has reported its first coronavirus fatality after the death of an elderly man who had tested positive in Danang, Al Jazeera reported citing local media. ... read..


Ex-Taiwan Prez passes away
Taipei | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, considered the "father of Taiwan's democracy", died at the age of 97, it was announced on Friday. ... read..


After Canada, Britain rejects 'Punjab Referendum 2020'
New Delhi | July 31, 2020 5:12:08 PM IST
Days after the Canadian government discarded the call for 'Punjab Referendum 2020', the United Kingdom has now rejected the US-based Khalistani extremist group's idea of a referendum to seek the separation of Punjab from the rest of India. ... read..


Hope China will follow 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Award: Australian envoy
New Delhi | July 31, 2020 4:41:58 PM IST
Retaliating to Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong's remarks, Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell on Friday expressed hope that Beijing will follow the 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Award and refrain from actions that unilaterally alter the s ... read..


Trump drops election delay idea, targets postal voting (2nd Ld)
New York | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is using the impossible suggestion of delaying elections as a tool to scuttle plans by many states to allow all voters to cast their ballots by mail and to lay the basis for questioning the validity of the results. ... read..


European govts musn't stay mum over Baloch Journalist's death
By Francesca Marino

Rome | July 31, 2020 4:11:59 PM IST
The story is known, and has been written and advertised for at least a month before disappearing from the radars of the press. The story is known and starts with a body dumped into a river. The body of a Baloch journalist, Sajid Hussain. ... read..


Trump denies intention to delay Nov election (Ld)
Washington | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump said that he doesn't want to delay the November election, hours after raising the possibility on Twitter. ... read..


Remarks by Australian High Commissioner to India on South China Sea 'disregards facts': Chinese envoy
New Delhi | July 31, 2020 3:42:03 PM IST
Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong, on Friday expressed discontent on the remarks made by Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell on the South China Sea, saying Beijing's territorial sovereignty, maritime rights and interests conform with the i ... read..


US COVID-19 death toll projected to top 230,000 by Nov
Washington | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
The COVID-19 death toll in the US is projected to top 230,822 by November, said the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington. ... read..


Major Canadian airports begin mandatory temperature checks
Ottawa | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Four major Canadian airports have started checking passengers temperatures as a mandatory measure in an the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, it was reported. ... read..


Saudi King leaves hospital after gallbladder surgery
Riyadh | Friday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been discharged from hospital after a successful gallbladder surgery, state-media reported. ... read..


Wildfire rages near Arizona-Utah state line
Phoenix | Friday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
A wildfire was raging about 1.6 km south of the Arizona-Utah state line and has scorched almost 3,000 acres so far, authorities said. ... read..


US jobless claims rise for 2nd consecutive week
Washington | Friday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
The number of initial jobless claims in the US rose to 1.43 million last week amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, following an increase in the previous week, the Labor Department reported. ... read..


East Turkistan govt-in-exile urges Muslim world to break silence on Chinese oppression in Xinjiang
Washington | July 31, 2020 2:42:01 PM IST
East Turkistan Government-in-exile has called on Muslims countries to break their silence on Chinese oppression and support people of Xinjiang in their fight against decades of occupation and genocide by Chinese Communist Party. ... read..


Afghan Army says Pakistan shelling killed 9 people, orders to ready return fire
Kabul | July 31, 2020 2:41:58 PM IST
The Afghan Army has been ordered to prepare for retaliatory fire against the Pakistani military after cross border shelling killing nine Afghan civilians and left 50 others wounded, media reported. ... read..


Global COVID-19 cases top 17.2mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 17.2 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 671,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Former US presidential candidate dies after battle with coronavirus
Washington | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
Herman Cain, a former US Republican presidential candidate, died at age 74 after battling the coronavirus, or COVID-19, a spokesperson said. ... read..


Atlanta holds funeral service for late US congressman John Lewis
Washington | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
A funeral service for the late US congressman John Lewis was held in Atlanta, southeastern state of Georgia. ... read..


Ukraine, Iran begin negotiations on compensation for plane crash
Kiev | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
Ukraine began negotiations with an Iranian delegation on compensation for the plane of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), which was shot down near Tehran earlier this year, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Facebook. ... read..


Baloch rebels kill seven Pakistan Army personnel in Balochistan
Quetta | July 31, 2020 1:41:59 PM IST
Balochistan Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Pakistani military personnel in Jhaoo and Mashkay on Friday. ... read..


Brazil's first lady, science minister test positive for COVID-19
Brasilia | Friday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST
Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Marcos Pontes are the latest high-profile Brazilians to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), president's office announced. ... read..


American people overwhelmingly backs India over China: Survey
Sydney | July 31, 2020 12:41:58 PM IST
American people overwhelmingly back India over China and prefer the US government to support New Delhi in possible Indo-China military and economic conflict, according to a survey by Australia-based think tank Lowy Institute. ... read..


Taiwanese firms pivoting to India amid fallout with China
Beijing | July 31, 2020 12:12:02 PM IST
Amid the fallout with China over various issues, Taiwanese firms are pivoting to India drawn by its giant market, inexpensive skilled workforce and generous tax breaks, South China Morning Post reported. ... read..


Air pollution does not respect borders, regional cooperation required: Experts
New Delhi | July 31, 2020 11:42:01 AM IST
Underlining that air pollution does not respect borders be it cities, states or countries, experts from various South Asian countries have called for regional cooperation with the data creating models to improve the air qualities. ... read..


Air pollution does not respect borders, regional collaboration required: Experts
New Delhi | July 31, 2020 11:11:53 AM IST
Underlining that air pollution does not respect borders be it cities, states or countries, experts from various South Asian countries have called for regional collaboration with the data creating models to improve the air qualities. ... read..


Republicans to Trump: You can't delay 2020 election
Washington | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 AM IST
Top Republicans have rejected Donald Trump's suggestion that November's presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns. ... read..


WHO chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19
Geneva | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 AM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted the role of young people in curbing the COVID-19 outbreak. ... read..


Pak Army, ISI with support of China are planning to declare Karachi a federal territory: Altaf Hussain
London | July 31, 2020 9:42:03 AM IST
Pakistan Army and Pak spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence with the support of China is planning to declare Karachi a federal territory to usurp its resources, Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain said. ... read..


Mexico's COVID-19 death toll rises by 639 to 46,000
Others | July 31, 2020 9:12:12 AM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of people, who have died of COVID-19 in Mexico, has risen by 639 to 46,000 within the past 24 hours, Jose Luis Alomia, the director of epidemiology at the Health Ministry, said. ... read..


US economy contracted at fastest quarterly rate due to coronavirus
Washington | July 31, 2020 9:12:09 AM IST
The US economy contracted at a record annual rate of 32.9 per cent in the quarter from April to June due to the coronavirus and consequent lockdown. ... read..


Two dead, 16 injured as terrorists open mortar fire at Nigeria's Maiduguri
Asia | July 31, 2020 9:12:01 AM IST
Maiduguri [Nigeria], July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): Terrorists from the Boko Haram group, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, have opened mortar fire at the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, leaving two persons dead and 16 others injured. ... read..


Iraqi gov't urges citizens to abide by full curfew during Eid al-Adha
Baghdad | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 AM IST
The Iraqi Health Ministry told the people to abide by the full curfew and to avoid gatherings and unnecessary outdoor trips during the forthcoming Eid al-Adha holiday. ... read..


COVID-19 cases in Brazil rise to 2,610,102
Brasilia | July 31, 2020 7:41:54 AM IST
With over 57,837 COVID-19 cases reported in the country in last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil has risen to 2,610,102, Sputnik reported citing national Ministry of Health. ... read..


Trump suggests delay to 2020 US presidential election
Washington | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 AM IST
Donald Trump has suggested November's presidential election be postponed, saying increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. ... read..


US welcomes EU's announcement regarding cyber sanctions framework
Washington D.C. | July 31, 2020 6:41:56 AM IST
The US on Thursday (local time) welcomed the announcement from the European Union's High Representative Josep Borrell regarding the body's first designations under its cyber sanctions framework. ... read..


US expands scope of Iran metals sanctions
US | July 31, 2020 6:11:54 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], July 31 (Xinhua/ANI): The United States on Thursday expanded the scope of Iran metals-related sanctions by identifying 22 specific materials, a move to constrain Iran's nuclear, military programs. ... read..


US expresses shock over killing of Tahir Naseem, urges Pak to immediately reform its 'often abused' blasphemy laws
Washington D.C. | July 31, 2020 5:41:54 AM IST
Expressing shock and outrage over the killing of an American citizen inside Pakistani courtroom, US on Thursday (local time) asked Pakistan to "immediately reform its often abused blasphemy laws and its court system, which allow such abuses to occur." ... read..


'...Don't want to wait for three months and then find out ballots were missing': Donald Trump
Washington D.C. | July 31, 2020 5:11:54 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Thursday (local time) said he doesn't want to delay the November election but expressed doubts about 'mail-in voting'. ... read..


Trump floats idea of postponing Presidential polls (Ld)
New York | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
US President Donald on Thursday raised the idea of delaying the November 3 Presidential elections, asserting that postal voting by all voters being adopted in some states because of the Covid-19 crisis could lead to fraud. ... read..


US vaccinates 'several hundred' people in first days of phase 3 COVID-19 trials
US | July 31, 2020 3:11:59 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): The United States vaccinated several hundred volunteers during the first days of two Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials, senior administration official told reporters. ... read..


Obama condemns US govt's response to peaceful demonstrations
Washington D.C. | July 31, 2020 2:41:54 AM IST
Former US President Barack Obama on Thursday (local time) took aim at the Trump administration for sending federal agents to use "tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators." ... read..


Chinese consulate in Houston was a 'den of spies', says Pompeo
Washington D.C. | July 31, 2020 1:11:56 AM IST
The Chinese Consulate in Houston was a "den of spies", US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said on Thursday (local time) amid the downward spiral in US-China ties. ... read..


Decoupling of Chinese and Indian economies is against trend: Sun Weidong
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 11:42:12 PM IST
The decoupling of Chinese and Indian economies is against the trend and the two economies are interdependent in the age of globalisation, Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong said on Thursday. ... read..


Afghanistan: 8 killed, 30 injured in car bomb blast at Logar province
Kabul | July 30, 2020 11:42:05 PM IST
At least eight people were killed and 30 injured in a car bomb blast in the Pul-e-Alam city, the capital of Logar province in Afghanistan, TOLO news reported on Thursday. ... read..


Islamabad HC to hear plea in Jadhav case on Aug 3
Islamabad | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
After the government's proposed ordinance to facilitate Kulbhushan Jadhav file a review plea against his death sentence by a Pakistan military court was passed by the Lower House of the National Assembly amid uproar and protest by the opposition benches, ... read..


Australia concerned at destabilising actions in South China Sea, rejects China's claims to historic rights: Barry O'Farrell
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 11:12:10 PM IST
Australia is deeply concerned by destabilising actions in the South China Sea and lodged a note with UN Secretary-General last week refusing China's unlawful maritime claims, Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell said on Thursday. ... read..


Demand for permanent settlement of 11 Sikh Afghan nationals in India will be as per rules: MEA
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 10:12:09 PM IST
The demand for the permanent settlement of 11 members of the Sikh community from Afghanistan repatriated by the Indian government as they were facing persecution at the hands of Pakistan, will be examined and facilitated as per the rules, said the Ministr ... read..


2 killed, 21 injured in Pakistan-Afghanistan clash in Kandahar
Kandahar | July 30, 2020 10:11:59 PM IST
At least two people were killed and 21 injured in a clash between Pakistani and Afghan forces in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province on Thursday. ... read..


UK extends COVID-19 isolation period to 10 days
London | Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
People who test positive for the novel coronavirus or show symptoms in the UK must now self-isolate for at least 10 days, rather than seven, it was announced by the country's chief medical officers on Thursday. ... read..


Trump admin planning to withdraw federal forces from Portland
Washington | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's administration is planning to withdraw some federal security forces from Portland, Oregon, after weeks of clashes with protesters, it was reported on Thursday. ... read..


12 HK oppn candidates barred from running in Legco polls
Hong Kong | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
At least 12 Hong Kong opposition candidates have been barred from running in the elections for the city's Legislative Council (Legco), a media report said on Thursday. ... read..


Expect China will work sincerely for complete disengagement, de-escalation: India
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 9:11:56 PM IST
India said on Thursday that some progress has been made in the disengagement of troops along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh but it has not yet been completed and noted that it expected that the Chinese side will sincerely work for complete d ... read..


UK won't hesitate to reintroduce emergency measures: Hancock
London | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The UK government will not hesitate to reintroduce emergency measures to keep the country safe as COVID-19 cases soar in Europe, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday. ... read..


NASA's Perseverance Rover finally on its way to Mars
Washington DC | July 30, 2020 8:41:58 PM IST
The Perseverance Rover and its Ingenuity Helicopter are finally on its journey to Mars, NASA confirmed on Thursday. ... read..


People in Sindh hold protest against state terrorism, demand release of political activists
Qazi Ahmed | July 30, 2020 8:41:54 PM IST
A massive protest erupts in Qazi Ahmed town of Shaheed Behazir Abad district of Sindh province as people defy state terrorism amid the rise in enforced disappearances incidents. ... read..


Indian-American group to spend $10mn in 2020 election
Washington | Thursday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
An Indian-American political group has planned to spend $10 million for the 2020 elections aimed at helping more members of the community win political office from Congress down to school boards, a media report said. ... read..


N.Korea's No.2 leader visits border city amid COVID-19 fears
Seoul | Thursday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
North Korea's No. 2 leader visited Kaesong to inspect anti-coronavirus efforts, state media reported on Thursday, after leader Kim Jong-un sealed off the border city over COVID-19 fears following the return of a defector from South Korea. ... read..


'N.Korean defector unlikely to have contracted COVID-19'
Seoul | Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
A North Korean defector suspected of having fled to his homeland is unlikely to have been infected with COVID-19, despite Pyongyang's claim that he had symptoms of the virus, South Korean's health authorities said on Thursday. ... read..


Trump suggests postponement of 2020 Presidential elections
Washington DC | July 30, 2020 8:12:01 PM IST
Amid demand for "Universal Mail-In Voting," US President Donald Trump has suggested the postponement of the upcoming Presidential elections due in November. ... read..


China not a threat to India, need to properly handle differences: Chinese envoy
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 8:11:58 PM IST
China is not a "threat or strategic threat" to India, Chinese envoy Sun Weidong said on Thursday and called for "properly handling differences to bring the bilateral relations back on normal track". ... read..


US failed to recognize COVID-19 threat from Europe: CDC
Washington | Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The US has failed to recognize the coronavirus threat from Europe in time, Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said. ... read..


China not a threat to India, need for properly handling differences: Chinese envoy
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 7:41:58 PM IST
China is not a "threat or strategic threat" to India, Chinese envoy Sun Weidong said on Thursday and called for "properly handling differences to bring the bilateral relations back on normal track". ... read..


Trump calls for delay in 2020 Presidential elections
Washington DC | July 30, 2020 7:41:56 PM IST
Amid demand for "Universal Mail-In Voting," US President Donald Trump has called for the postponement of the upcoming Presidential elections due in November. ... read..


US diplomat in Cambodia tests COVID-19 positive
Phnom Penh | Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Cambodian authorities on Thursday confirmed that a US diplomat hass tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 234. ... read..


Border troops have disengaged in most localities, situation de-escalating on ground: Chinese Ambassador
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 6:41:55 PM IST
Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong on Thursday said that border troops have disengaged in "most localities" along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the situation on the ground is de-escalating and the "temperature is coming down". ... read..


Australia opposes any attempt to unilaterally alter status quo at LAC
New Delhi | July 30, 2020 6:12:01 PM IST
Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell on Thursday said that his country opposes any attempts to unilaterally alter status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which only increase the tension and instability. ... read..


Australia records deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic
Canberra | Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Australia on Thursday recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, with 13 new deaths and a record 744 confirmed cases. ... read..


US SC Justice Ginsburg undergoes non-surgical procedure
Washington | Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a "minimally invasive non-surgical procedure" to revise a bile duct stent placed last year, according to a spokesperson. ... read..


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