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2 aircraft collide in Alaska, Republican legislator killed

2 aircraft collide in Alaska, Republican legislator killed

856 days ago
Anchorage, Aug 1 (IANS) Two aircraft collided midair on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, which led to the death of a state Republican Representative.
Global COVID-19 cases top 17.5mn: Johns Hopkins

Global COVID-19 cases top 17.5mn: Johns Hopkins

856 days ago
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 17.5 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 678,000, according to the Johns H....
Turkey celebrates Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 outbreak

Turkey celebrates Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 outbreak

856 days ago
Ankara, Aug 1 (IANS) Turkey started to celebrate the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha amid social distancing measures against the COVID-19.
NYC schools not to reopen unless Covid rate below 3%

NYC schools not to reopen unless Covid rate below 3%

856 days ago
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) New York City officials said that schools will not reopen for in-person instruction unless the city's coronavirus infection rate remains below 3 per cen....
UN welcomes setting date for early elections in Iraq

UN welcomes setting date for early elections in Iraq

856 days ago
Baghdad, Aug 1 (IANS) The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's announcement of setting June 6, 2021, a date fo....
US CDC director pushes school reopening in

US CDC director pushes school reopening in "public health best interest"

856 days ago
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield reiterated his stance that schools in the United States should reopen th....
Iraqi PM says early elections to be held on June 6, 2021

Iraqi PM says early elections to be held on June 6, 2021

856 days ago
Baghdad, Aug 1 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi set June 6, 2021, as a date for the early elections, which is part of his government's political program.
UK, EU set timetable for crunch talks to beat Oct deadline

UK, EU set timetable for crunch talks to beat Oct deadline

856 days ago
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The British government and the European Union (EU) confirmed that a new timetable of meetings aimed at reaching a post-Brexit deal on a future relationshi....
'Incomplete shutdown among factors contributing to US soaring COVID-19 cases'

'Incomplete shutdown among factors contributing to US soaring COVID-19 cases'

856 days ago
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) US top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said incomplete shutdown is among factors contributing to the surging COVID-19 cases in the country.
US stocks gain amid solid tech earnings

US stocks gain amid solid tech earnings

856 days ago
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) US stocks finished higher on Friday, fueled by strong earnings reports from big tech names.
Putin discusses Russians' detention in Belarus with Security Council

Putin discusses Russians' detention in Belarus with Security Council

856 days ago
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed during an online meeting with the country's Security Council the detention of Russian citizens in Belarus, the ....
Iran urges regional cooperation for security, stability

Iran urges regional cooperation for security, stability

856 days ago
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said regional security can be attained through regional cooperation, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
'Innovation critical to combat COVID-19, economic recovery'

'Innovation critical to combat COVID-19, economic recovery'

856 days ago
Pretoria, Aug 1 (IANS) Innovation, science and technology would be handy in defeating COVID-19 and rebuilding world economies, said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Boris Johnson postpones lockdown easing in England

Boris Johnson postpones lockdown easing in England

856 days ago
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The further easing of lockdown restrictions in England - due to come in this weekend - has been postponed for at least two weeks, amid concerns over an in....
HK postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'

HK postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'

856 days ago
Hong Kong, Aug 1 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has postponed September's parliamentary elections by a year, saying it is necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections.
Indian Consulate in Dubai helps woman after abuse appeal video

Indian Consulate in Dubai helps woman after abuse appeal video

856 days ago
Dubai, July 31 (IANS) 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 so....
Bolsonaro says he takes takes antibiotics for infection

Bolsonaro says he takes takes antibiotics for infection

856 days ago
Brasilia, July 31 (IANS) 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 CO....
Australia reports 2nd largest daily number of new COVID-19 cases

Australia reports 2nd largest daily number of new COVID-19 cases

856 days ago
Canberra, July 31 (IANS) 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.
French authorities given powers to enforce outdoor masks

French authorities given powers to enforce outdoor masks

856 days ago
Paris, July 31 (IANS) French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced on Friday that local authorities may enforce the wearing of face masks in outdoor spaces to mitigate the s....
Climate change 'driving UK's extreme weather'

Climate change 'driving UK's extreme weather'

856 days ago
London, July 31 (IANS) Climate change driven by industrial society is having an increasing impact on the UKs weather, the Met Office has said.
Trudeau 'pushed back' on charity contract over family ties

Trudeau 'pushed back' on charity contract over family ties

856 days ago
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 cabin....
Gen Z Democrats say Trump swamping Biden in digital ads: Poll

Gen Z Democrats say Trump swamping Biden in digital ads: Poll

856 days ago
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....
HK govt to postpone Legislative Council polls

HK govt to postpone Legislative Council polls

856 days ago
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....
N.Korea intensifies anti-virus efforts in Pyongyang

N.Korea intensifies anti-virus efforts in Pyongyang

856 days ago
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 Ki....
72 personnel infected with COVID-19 at Nepal Police HQ

72 personnel infected with COVID-19 at Nepal Police HQ

856 days ago
At least 72 security personnel at the Nepal Police Headquarters in Kathmandu have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a media report said on Friday.
B'desh lower courts to begin normal proceedings from Aug 5

B'desh lower courts to begin normal proceedings from Aug 5

856 days ago
The lower courts of Bangladesh will resume normal in-person operations from August 5 after switching to an e-justice system three months ago amid the coronavirus pandemic, it....
Ex-Taiwan Prez passes away

Ex-Taiwan Prez passes away

857 days ago
Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, considered the "father of Taiwan's democracy", died at the age of 97, it was announced on Friday.
Afghan Prez orders release of 500 Taliban prisoners

Afghan Prez orders release of 500 Taliban prisoners

857 days ago
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners in response to the militant groups three-day ceasefire announcement on the occasion of Ei....
Pakistan lifts PUBG ban

Pakistan lifts PUBG ban

857 days ago
The Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA) announced that it has decided to lift the ban on the online game PlayerUnknowns Battle Ground (PUBG).
Trump drops election delay idea, targets postal voting (2nd Ld)

Trump drops election delay idea, targets postal voting (2nd Ld)

857 days ago
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....
Trump denies intention to delay Nov election (Ld)

Trump denies intention to delay Nov election (Ld)

857 days ago
US President Donald Trump said that he doesn't want to delay the November election, hours after raising the possibility on Twitter.
US COVID-19 death toll projected to top 230,000 by Nov

US COVID-19 death toll projected to top 230,000 by Nov

857 days ago
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.
Major Canadian airports begin mandatory temperature checks

Major Canadian airports begin mandatory temperature checks

857 days ago
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.
Saudi King leaves hospital after gallbladder surgery

Saudi King leaves hospital after gallbladder surgery

857 days ago
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been discharged from hospital after a successful gallbladder surgery, state-media reported.
Wildfire rages near Arizona-Utah state line

Wildfire rages near Arizona-Utah state line

857 days ago
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.
US jobless claims rise for 2nd consecutive week

US jobless claims rise for 2nd consecutive week

857 days ago
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 Depar....
Global COVID-19 cases top 17.2mn: Johns Hopkins

Global COVID-19 cases top 17.2mn: Johns Hopkins

857 days ago
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.
China's incursions into India meant to test world, but tide turning: Pompeo

China's incursions into India meant to test world, but tide turning: Pompeo

857 days ago
China is testing the world with its incursions into Indian territory but the tide is turning against Beijing, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Former US presidential candidate dies after battle with coronavirus

Former US presidential candidate dies after battle with coronavirus

857 days ago
Herman Cain, a former US Republican presidential candidate, died at age 74 after battling the coronavirus, or COVID-19, a spokesperson said.
Atlanta holds funeral service for late US congressman John Lewis

Atlanta holds funeral service for late US congressman John Lewis

857 days ago
A funeral service for the late US congressman John Lewis was held in Atlanta, southeastern state of Georgia.