Ivanka Trump goes formal in all-white on Day 2 of India visit

Ivanka Trump made a stunning appearance in formal attire at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on February 25 ahead of the ceremonial reception of her father, US President Donald Trump. She wore a button-down white suit dress as she was photographed interacting with dignitaries at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Considering the official events scheduled for today, … Read more Ivanka Trump goes formal in all-white on Day 2 of India visit

Coronavirus: Mainland China reports 508 new cases as death toll crosses 2,600

Mainland China had 508 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Monday, the country’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday, up from 409 cases a day earlier. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far to 77,658. The death toll from the outbreak in mainland China had reached 2,663 as … Read more Coronavirus: Mainland China reports 508 new cases as death toll crosses 2,600

Coronavirus: Your complete guide to the global Covid-19 outbreak

A new kind of coronavirus has spread from a central Chinese city to all but two continents, and growing outbreaks outside China have raised fears of a pandemic. The death toll is approaching 2,500. Economic disruptions in China, where millions are under lockdown, are expected to hurt global growth. The World Health Organisation has declared … Read more Coronavirus: Your complete guide to the global Covid-19 outbreak

Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his fiercely loyal base and tapped into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic … Read more Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Mithali, Jhulan’s experience missed but youngsters ready to take responsibilities: Harmanpreet ahead of T20 WC

Ahead of the Women’s T20 World Cup, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said the team will miss the experience of Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami in the tournament. Raj stepped away from T20I cricket last year while Goswami previously played in the format before the last ICC Women’s T20 World Cup leaving India without arguably their … Read more Mithali, Jhulan’s experience missed but youngsters ready to take responsibilities: Harmanpreet ahead of T20 WC

Americans disembark from coronavirus-hit Japanese cruise

American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said that the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed, calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working. An announcement on the tannoy aboard the Diamond Princess, where 3,700 … Read more Americans disembark from coronavirus-hit Japanese cruise

China must keep economic, social order while battling coronavirus: Xi Jinping

China must make every effort to maintain economic and social control as it battles the coronavirus epidemic, and avoid causing panic that could lead to secondary “disasters,” President Xi Jinping told senior officials earlier this month. Reuters reported this week that Xi Jingping had warned officials on Feb. 3 that efforts to contain the new … Read more China must keep economic, social order while battling coronavirus: Xi Jinping

Over 6,000 bodies found in Burundi’s mass graves

Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has found more than 6,000 bodies in six mass graves in Karusi Province, the largest finding since the government launched a nationwide excavation in January. The commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims as well as thousands of bullets were recovered. Clothes, … Read more Over 6,000 bodies found in Burundi’s mass graves

UN says Saudi-led airstrikes kill over 30 civilians in Yemen

Strikes killed more than 30 civilians in a mountainous northern Yemeni province Saturday, the UN humanitarian chief for the country said, calling the attack “shocking.” The Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of launching retaliatory airstrikes, after they shot down a warplane for coalition over the province of Jawf. Saudi Arabia’s state-run … Read more UN says Saudi-led airstrikes kill over 30 civilians in Yemen

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China. In Hong Kong, Cardinal John Hon … Read more No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

Thailand reports one new case of coronavirus, brings total to 34

Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 34 since January, a health ministry official said on Saturday. The new case is a 35-year-old Thai woman, a medical personnel, who got the disease from contact with a patient, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control, … Read more Thailand reports one new case of coronavirus, brings total to 34

US to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan: Report

The US State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port for nearly two weeks as many passengers are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. About 380 people will be offered seats on two evacuation … Read more US to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan: Report

Second wave of flu hits US kids amid cornavirus spread

A second wave of flu is hitting the US, turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalisation rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this point in any season since the severe flu outbreak of 2009-10, health officials said Friday. And … Read more Second wave of flu hits US kids amid cornavirus spread

US blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites extrajudicial killings, abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions on Sri Lanka’s army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, for alleged human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009 during the country’s civil war, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “The allegations of gross human rights violations against Shavendra Silva, documented by the United Nations and … Read more US blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites extrajudicial killings, abuses

Coronavirus infects more than 1,700 health workers in China, 6 die

More than 1,700 Chinese medical workers have been infected by the new virus that has killed nearly 1,400 people and spread to other parts of Asia and as far as the US and Europe, a senior Chinese official announced Friday. Six of the workers have died, Zeng Yixin, vice director of the National Health Commission, … Read more Coronavirus infects more than 1,700 health workers in China, 6 die

US peace deal with Taliban very close, says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he thinks there is a good chance the United States will reach a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan. “I think we’re very close,” Trump said on a podcast broadcast on iHeart Radio when asked if the United States had reached a tentative deal. “I think there’s a … Read more US peace deal with Taliban very close, says Donald Trump

More tainted candidates ruled over Delhi polls

The Supreme Court on Thursday dropped a bombshell on political parties. It directed them to upload details of pending criminal cases against candidates on their websites and asked the Election Commission to ensure compliance. The top court observed that winnability cannot be justification to select such candidates. But a look at the recently conducted Delhi … Read more More tainted candidates ruled over Delhi polls

Hunar Haat opens in Delhi

In a bid to provide international recognition to country’s traditional legacy of arts and crafts, Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has organised skill fare named ‘Hunar Haat’ in the lawn of India Gate on Thursday. During the 10-day skill festival, artisans, craftmen and culinary experts are including 50% of women from almost all the states … Read more Hunar Haat opens in Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal invites Delhiites to swearing-in

Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi chief minister for the third time on Sunday, February 16. The chief minister will be followed by the cabinet ministers who will also take oath at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan. Currently, preparations are in full swing at the venue for the swearing-in ceremony. The Aam Aadmi Party has … Read more Arvind Kejriwal invites Delhiites to swearing-in

Rocket hits northern Iraqi base hosting US forces: Security sources

A rocket hit a base in northern Iraq that hosts U.S. forces on Thursday but caused no casualties, Iraqi security sources said. The base, known as K1 near the city of Kirkuk, is where a U.S. civilian contractor was killed in December in a similar attack, blamed by Washington on Iran-backed militias. A Reuters witness … Read more Rocket hits northern Iraqi base hosting US forces: Security sources

Coronavirus: Markets shiver as deaths leap to 1,367 in China

The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, raising fresh questions about the scale of the crisis. The sharp rise in the headline number of deaths and infections unnerved world markets, as traders halted a recent … Read more Coronavirus: Markets shiver as deaths leap to 1,367 in China