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Coronavirus scare: 56 new fatalities reported, death toll rises to 361 in China

Coronavirus scare: 56 new fatalities reported, death toll rises to 361 in China

According to the Hubei health authority, authorities confirmed an additional 2,103 coronavirus cases in the province, which brings the total number of cases to over 16,600, CNN reported. 

Feb 03, 2020, 07:27 AM IST
Man shot dead in London after 'terror-related' stabbings

Man shot dead in London after 'terror-related' stabbings

London's Metropolitan Police said on Sunday (February 2) that a man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham, south London.

Feb 02, 2020, 21:16 PM IST
China seeks to boost economy as first coronavirus death reported outside its borders

China seeks to boost economy as first coronavirus death reported outside its borders

A 44-year-old Chinese man from the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, travelled to the Philippines and died there on Saturday, the Philippines Department of Health said.

Feb 02, 2020, 21:02 PM IST
Iran welcomes Mohammed Allawi's appointment as Iraqi prime minister

Iran welcomes Mohammed Allawi's appointment as Iraqi prime minister

Iran on Sunday (February 2) welcomed the appointment of Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as the new prime minister of Iraq and reiterated its backing for the government`s demand for US forces to leave the

Feb 02, 2020, 20:55 PM IST
Twenty killed in Tanzanian church stampede: official

Twenty killed in Tanzanian church stampede: official

At least 20 people in Tanzania were trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, officials said on Sunday.

Feb 02, 2020, 12:57 PM IST
Iraq gets new PM as protests enter fifth month

Iraq gets new PM as protests enter fifth month

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi named as the new Prime Minister of Iraq, anti-government protests enter 5th month.

Feb 02, 2020, 12:43 PM IST
Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China

Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China

The Philippines on Sunday reported the first case of death due to Coronavirus outside china. 

Feb 02, 2020, 11:58 AM IST
Coronavirus scare: Second Air India flight carrying 321 Indians from Wuhan lands in Delhi

Coronavirus scare: Second Air India flight carrying 321 Indians from Wuhan lands in Delhi

Second Air India special flight carrying 321 Indians and 7 Maldives citizens, that took off from Wuhan landed at the Delhi airport on Sunday morning.

Feb 02, 2020, 09:59 AM IST
Coronavirus emergency: United States bans travellers from China

Coronavirus emergency: United States bans travellers from China

US citizens coming from other parts of China will undergo health screening at ports of entry and then be placed under monitored self-quarantine at home.

Feb 01, 2020, 09:51 AM IST
Coronavirus scare: US bars foreign nationals who visited China in past 2 weeks

Coronavirus scare: US bars foreign nationals who visited China in past 2 weeks

In addition, US citizens who have travelled within the past two weeks to China's Hubei Province - epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic - will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of 14 days, the

Feb 01, 2020, 09:33 AM IST
US Senate rejects witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, clearing way for acquittal

US Senate rejects witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, clearing way for acquittal

By a vote of 51-49, the Republican-controlled Senate stopped Democrats' drive to hear testimony from witnesses.

Feb 01, 2020, 07:36 AM IST
China virus death toll rises to 259 with 46 new fatalities, infections surge

China virus death toll rises to 259 with 46 new fatalities, infections surge

The death toll from China's new coronavirus outbreak has risen to 259 and the tally of confirmed infections has surged to nearly 12,000, the government said on Saturday.

Feb 01, 2020, 06:57 AM IST
Brexit done: UK leaves EU as Boris Johnson hails new dawn

Brexit done: UK leaves EU as Boris Johnson hails new dawn

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the historic moment as the dawn of a new era for the UK in his address to the nation just before Brexit.

Feb 01, 2020, 06:11 AM IST
Brexit: What changes and what stays the same when Britain officially leaves EU

Brexit: What changes and what stays the same when Britain officially leaves EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is confident of clinching a new trade agreement with the EU during a transition period that begins on Saturday and runs until the end of 2020.

Jan 31, 2020, 20:11 PM IST
Airlines worldwide suspend flights to China due to Coronavirus

Airlines worldwide suspend flights to China due to Coronavirus

VIRGIN ATLANTIC: Virgin Atlantic said on Jan. 30 it would suspend its daily operations to Shanghai for two weeks from Feb. 2. It cited declining demand for flights and the safety of its customers and

Jan 31, 2020, 16:56 PM IST
End draws near in Donald Trump's impeachment trial as Democrats likely to fall short in vote

End draws near in Donald Trump's impeachment trial as Democrats likely to fall short in vote

Senate Democrats have been arguing throughout the two-week trial that lawmakers need to hear from witnesses like John Bolton, Trump`s former national security adviser.

Jan 31, 2020, 16:44 PM IST
Coronavirus death toll in China reaches 213, WHO declares global emergency

Coronavirus death toll in China reaches 213, WHO declares global emergency

Chinese authorities have confirmed 213 deaths in the country due to the coronavirus outbreak with as many as 9,692 confirmed cases. Hubei province has reported 5,806 confirmed cases, including 204

Jan 31, 2020, 08:04 AM IST
Finally free!: Asia Bibi on Pakistan prison, life in exile

Finally free!: Asia Bibi on Pakistan prison, life in exile

Bibi was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges by a Pakistani court in 2010 but then dramatically acquitted in 2018. She now lives in Canada at an undisclosed location.

Jan 30, 2020, 09:36 AM IST
Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

The lawsuit began in 2015 when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state`s Biometric Information Privacy Act in collecting biometric data.

Jan 30, 2020, 07:32 AM IST
Coronavirus scare: Google temporarily shutting down all China offices

Coronavirus scare: Google temporarily shutting down all China offices

Alphabet Inc`s Google said on Wednesday it is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country. 

Jan 30, 2020, 07:27 AM IST