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China announces probe into whistle blower doc Li Wenliang's death amid grief

China announces probe into whistle blower doc Li Wenliang's death amid grief

China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, its top anti-corruption body said on Friday that it would send in an investigation team to probe Li Wenliang's death.

Feb 07, 2020, 14:08 PM IST
Pangolins may be intermediate novel Coronavirus host: Study

Pangolins may be intermediate novel Coronavirus host: Study

The study was led by the South China Agricultural University, reports Xinhua news agency.

Feb 07, 2020, 13:10 PM IST
Pete Buttigieg narrowly beats Bernie Sanders in Iowa`s Democratic presidential caucuses

Pete Buttigieg narrowly beats Bernie Sanders in Iowa`s Democratic presidential caucuses

Buttigieg, the moderate 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, edged out progressive US Senator Bernie Sanders by 26.2% to 26.1% of state-delegate equivalents.

Feb 07, 2020, 08:58 AM IST
Al Qaeda leader Qassim al-Raymi killed in US strike in Yemen: Donald Trump

Al Qaeda leader Qassim al-Raymi killed in US strike in Yemen: Donald Trump

The United States regards AQAP as one of the deadliest branches of the al Qaeda network founded by Osama bin Laden.

Feb 07, 2020, 06:25 AM IST
Taliban terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan behind attack on Malala Yousafzai escapes Pakistan jail

Taliban terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan behind attack on Malala Yousafzai escapes Pakistan jail

In an audio recording released on Thursday and shared via an online private messaging platform, Ehsanullah claimed that he along with his family had managed to escape from the custody of Pakistan

Feb 06, 2020, 23:47 PM IST
US President Donald Trump launches veiled attack on Romney and Pelosi at prayer breakfast

US President Donald Trump launches veiled attack on Romney and Pelosi at prayer breakfast

As US President Donald Trump arrived at the annual gathering of lawmakers and faith leaders, typically one of the few harmonious events in the nation`s deeply divided capital, he held up two

Feb 06, 2020, 22:56 PM IST
Coronavirus death toll jumps over 24,000? China's online news site Tencent 'leak' suggests so

Coronavirus death toll jumps over 24,000? China's online news site Tencent 'leak' suggests so

As experts across the world continue to raise questions over the authenticity of China's statistics for the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese news site Tencent allegedly listed the death toll at 24,589,

Feb 06, 2020, 19:19 PM IST
Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth from space station

Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth from space station

The trio departed the International Space Station (ISS) at 11.20 am IST (12.50 am EST) and made a safe, parachute-assisted landing at 2.41 pm IST (4.12 am EST) southeast of the remote town of

Feb 06, 2020, 16:12 PM IST
Plane skids off runway in Turkey, three killed and 179 wounded

Plane skids off runway in Turkey, three killed and 179 wounded

The Pegasus Airlines plane, with 183 people on board, overran the runway while landing, caught fire and broke into three parts.

Feb 06, 2020, 06:38 AM IST
US Senate acquits Donald Trump of all impeachment charges in historic vote

US Senate acquits Donald Trump of all impeachment charges in historic vote

The votes to convict Trump fell far short of the two-thirds majority required in the 100-seat Senate to remove him from office under the US Constitution.

Feb 06, 2020, 06:15 AM IST
Newborn infected with Coronavirus in China's Wuhan

Newborn infected with Coronavirus in China's Wuhan

The infant, born on February 2, is the youngest person recorded as being diagnosed with the virus, Xinhua reported.

Feb 05, 2020, 21:03 PM IST
Twitter to label fake, manipulating tweets from March 5

Twitter to label fake, manipulating tweets from March 5

Twitter admitted that this will be a challenge and it will make errors along the way.

Feb 05, 2020, 10:31 AM IST
Coronavirus: Death toll soars to 490 in China, over 24,000 confirmed cases so far

Coronavirus: Death toll soars to 490 in China, over 24,000 confirmed cases so far

The commission added that 3,219 patients remained in severe condition and 23,260 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.

Feb 05, 2020, 08:03 AM IST
China’s 'Novel' war on Coronavirus through Twitter

China’s 'Novel' war on Coronavirus through Twitter

The death toll in China rose to 425 by Monday, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. 

Feb 05, 2020, 07:56 AM IST
Delay in Iowa caucus results spark Democrat frustration; US President Donald Trump gloats

Delay in Iowa caucus results spark Democrat frustration; US President Donald Trump gloats

There was still no winner on Tuesday morning from Monday`s Iowa caucuses voting, with officials blaming "inconsistencies" related to a new mobile app used for vote counting in the state that

Feb 04, 2020, 22:27 PM IST
WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

Sylvie Briand, WHO director of global infectious hazard preparedness, said people infected with the coronavirus should wear masks, but that for other people without signs of the disease, "the masks

Feb 04, 2020, 22:18 PM IST
Myanmar reimposes an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states

Myanmar reimposes an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states

Officials cited "security requirements and public interest" for the reinstatement, Telenor said, adding that four other townships remain under a blackout first imposed in June last year.

Feb 04, 2020, 11:25 AM IST
Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 425, total cases now 20,438

Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 425, total cases now 20,438

The new figures come after the country opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into tumbling financial markets and further restricted people's movement in hopes of containing the rapidly

Feb 04, 2020, 06:16 AM IST
Two dead, one wounded in shooting at Texas university campus

Two dead, one wounded in shooting at Texas university campus

The three victims were found by officers responding to a phone call by a student at 10:17 a.m., he said.

Feb 04, 2020, 06:12 AM IST
Hong Kong closes four more border crossings to curb spread of Coronavirus

Hong Kong closes four more border crossings to curb spread of Coronavirus

Hong Kong`s leader announced the suspension of four more border crossings with mainland China. Now just three checkpoints remain open but stopped short of demands for the entire border to be closed

Feb 03, 2020, 18:58 PM IST