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China ready to bring new law on Hong Kong, US warns of 'strong' reaction

China ready to bring new law on Hong Kong, US warns of 'strong' reaction

After the pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019, China is now ready to impose a new national security legislation on the island nation.

May 22, 2020, 06:23 AM IST
Global coronavirus COVID-19 cases surge over 50 lakh, death toll crosses 3.29 lakh

Global coronavirus COVID-19 cases surge over 50 lakh, death toll crosses 3.29 lakh

With the highest numbers both in positive cases and death toll, the US continues to remain the worst-hit with a total of 1,562,714 cases.

May 21, 2020, 23:51 PM IST
Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli raises border dispute with India to repay China for saving his government

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli raises border dispute with India to repay China for saving his government

Political analysts agree that it is not Nepal but PM KP Sharma Oli is behind these developments.

May 21, 2020, 19:23 PM IST
Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli raises border dispute with India to repay China for saving his government

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli raises border dispute with India to repay China for saving his government

Political analysts agree that it is not Nepal but PM KP Sharma Oli is behind these developments.

May 21, 2020, 19:22 PM IST
US Senate passes bill to prevent Chinese firms from listing on US exchanges

US Senate passes bill to prevent Chinese firms from listing on US exchanges

The measure, sponsored by Republican Senator John Kennedy and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen, passed by unanimous consent. However, it must pass the House of Representatives and be signed by

May 21, 2020, 16:07 PM IST
Australia backs technology in new carbon emissions plan

Australia backs technology in new carbon emissions plan

Australia`s conservative government on Thursday released a fresh plan to tackle climate change, targetting the use of gas, hydrogen, batteries and carbon capture, while avoiding the contentious issue

May 21, 2020, 11:57 AM IST
Three people injured in shooting at shopping complex in US, says police

Three people injured in shooting at shopping complex in US, says police

Three people were shot on Wednesday night at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona, said the police, adding that one person has been taken into custody in connection with this case

May 21, 2020, 10:35 AM IST
What I need is a lawyer in the family: Donald Trump congratulates daughter Tiffany on finishing law school

What I need is a lawyer in the family: Donald Trump congratulates daughter Tiffany on finishing law school

President Donald Trump is celebrating a new addition to his immediate family: a lawyer.

May 21, 2020, 09:13 AM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19 coming from India more lethal than Chinese, Italian, claims Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli

Coronavirus COVID-19 coming from India more lethal than Chinese, Italian, claims Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli

In a shocking statement, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that people entering Nepal illegally through India were responsible for spreading coronavirus COVID-19 in the Himalayan nation and

May 21, 2020, 08:38 AM IST
WHO chief pledges to increase funding and improve funding quality

WHO chief pledges to increase funding and improve funding quality

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday (May 20) said that the global health body increase its funding and also imporve the funding quality in order to expand its programs and

May 21, 2020, 06:09 AM IST
India-Nepal ties soured by controversial map and China's backstage play

India-Nepal ties soured by controversial map and China's backstage play

Reacting strongly to the map, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated that Nepal's unilateral action is not based on historical facts and evidence. 

May 21, 2020, 00:45 AM IST
Coronavirus positive cases cross 50 lakh mark globally; a look at its history

Coronavirus positive cases cross 50 lakh mark globally; a look at its history

WHO on March 11 had made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a 'pandemic.' 

May 21, 2020, 00:38 AM IST
Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut John Glenn, dies of COVID-19 complications

Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut John Glenn, dies of COVID-19 complications

Her late husband of 73 years, John Glenn, was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. He was one of the famed Mercury Seven astronauts immortalized in Tom Wolfe`s book

May 20, 2020, 11:29 AM IST
US President Donald Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine as 'line of defence' against coronavirus COVID-19

US President Donald Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine as 'line of defence' against coronavirus COVID-19

Defending his decision to take antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a 'line of defence' against coronavirus COVID-19, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (May 19) said that he is a 'very

May 20, 2020, 08:18 AM IST
More than 67,600 COVID-19 new global cases, 3,228 deaths in 24 hours

More than 67,600 COVID-19 new global cases, 3,228 deaths in 24 hours

The US on Tuesday recorded over 713 new deaths.

May 20, 2020, 00:56 AM IST
Australia claim of World Health Assembly vindication is 'a joke', says China

Australia claim of World Health Assembly vindication is 'a joke', says China

China derided as "a joke" on Tuesday an Australian assertion that a resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) for an enquiry into the novel coronavirus was a vindication of its push for a global

May 19, 2020, 12:45 PM IST
US President Donald Trump threatens to permanently halt WHO funding

US President Donald Trump threatens to permanently halt WHO funding

Continuing his attack on World Health Organization (WHO), US President Donald Trump on Monday (May 18) threatened to permanently stop US funding to the global health body unless it commits to “

May 19, 2020, 10:53 AM IST
Sri Lanka braces for Cyclone Amphan, several areas to receive heavy showers

Sri Lanka braces for Cyclone Amphan, several areas to receive heavy showers

Sri Lanka's Department of Meterology on Tuesday (May 19) said that the Super Cyclonic storm Amphan over west-central Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, lay centered near Trincomalee at 11.30 p.m. on

May 19, 2020, 10:12 AM IST
Russian Navy's Baltic Fleet to induct Karakurt-class corvettes armed with nuclear-capable Kalibr missiles, Pantsir-M systems

Russian Navy's Baltic Fleet to induct Karakurt-class corvettes armed with nuclear-capable Kalibr missiles, Pantsir-M systems

Armed with the deadly Kalibr cruise missiles, Russian Navy's Baltic Fleet will soon induct six Project 22800 Karakurt-class missile corvettes. Four of the warships will also have the naval version of

May 19, 2020, 08:08 AM IST
More than 48.5 lakh coronavirus global cases with 3.18 lakh deaths

More than 48.5 lakh coronavirus global cases with 3.18 lakh deaths

In the last 24 hours, there were around 56,910 new COVID-19 confirmed cases in the world along with 1,855 new deaths.

May 19, 2020, 00:02 AM IST