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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for coronavirus

The President's Facebook page said, "The Armed Forces Hospital and (diagnostic laboratory) Sabin have returned a negative test result for COVID-19 for the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonaro." 

Mar 13, 2020, 23:52 PM IST
COVID-19: 4 SAARC nations promise support to PM Modi's proposal to combat deadly epidemic jointly

COVID-19: 4 SAARC nations promise support to PM Modi's proposal to combat deadly epidemic jointly

Leaders of four SAARC nations - Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives - endorsed PM Modi`s proposal to chalk out a joint strategy to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 13, 2020, 20:19 PM IST
Coronavirus outbreak: Iran reports 85 new virus deaths; toll rises to 514

Coronavirus outbreak: Iran reports 85 new virus deaths; toll rises to 514

Iran reported 85 new deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the total death toll to 514 in the country. Iran is the fourth most affected country due to coronavirus after China, South

Mar 13, 2020, 18:09 PM IST
COVID-19: Latest information from around world on March 13

COVID-19: Latest information from around world on March 13

More than 1,34,500 people have been infected globally and over 4,900 have died, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements.

Mar 13, 2020, 14:48 PM IST
After China, Nepal closes Mount Everest for climbers because of coronavirus fears

After China, Nepal closes Mount Everest for climbers because of coronavirus fears

Nepal, home to eight of the world`s 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest, gets more than four million dollars in permit fees for the world`s highest peak and other mountains every year.

Mar 13, 2020, 14:41 PM IST
China blames US to spread coronavirus

China blames US to spread coronavirus

On Wednesday, US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said the speed of China's reaction to the emergence of the coronavirus had probably cost the world two months when it could have been

Mar 13, 2020, 12:43 PM IST
Donald Trump does a namastey - watch here

Donald Trump does a namastey - watch here

Before Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron and Britains Prince Charles were seen doing Namaste.

Mar 13, 2020, 10:51 AM IST
Donald Trump, Mike Pence do not require coronavirus testing: White House

Donald Trump, Mike Pence do not require coronavirus testing: White House

The White House has said that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence do not require testing for the novel coronavirus, following reports that a member of the Brazilian delegation that

Mar 13, 2020, 10:20 AM IST
Justin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife Sophie tests positive for coronavirus

Justin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife Sophie tests positive for coronavirus

The couple will remain in isolation for a planned period of 14 days, the Prime Minister`s Office said in a statement.

Mar 13, 2020, 08:47 AM IST
Brazilian official who attended meeting with Donald Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian official who attended meeting with Donald Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, is in quarantine at his home, the communications office said in a statement.

Mar 13, 2020, 07:49 AM IST
Baloch activists urge United Nations to probe Pakistan govt’s atrocities in Balochistan

Baloch activists urge United Nations to probe Pakistan govt’s atrocities in Balochistan

Defending the rights of the people of Balochistan is not an option— it is an obligation. In the words of one of the protestors, “Freedom for Balochistan has been long-delayed, but it cannot and will

Mar 12, 2020, 19:48 PM IST
Coronavirus: President Donald Trump bans all travel from Europe to US for 30 days

Coronavirus: President Donald Trump bans all travel from Europe to US for 30 days

 US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that his country has suspended all travel from Europe for 30 days due to coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 12, 2020, 07:36 AM IST
Two US, one British personnel killed in Iraq rocket attack: officials

Two US, one British personnel killed in Iraq rocket attack: officials

Two American personnel and one from Britain were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq`s Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, US officials told

Mar 12, 2020, 07:24 AM IST
Harvey Weinstein gets 23-year sentence, expresses sympathy for men in #MeToo era

Harvey Weinstein gets 23-year sentence, expresses sympathy for men in #MeToo era

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathizing with men accused of sexual

Mar 12, 2020, 07:07 AM IST
Russian parliament approves Bill allowing Vladimir Putin to run again for president

Russian parliament approves Bill allowing Vladimir Putin to run again for president

Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through Russia`s lower house of parliament on Wednesday, opening the way for him to potentially stay in power

Mar 12, 2020, 06:24 AM IST
Poachers in Kenya kill 2 rare white Giraffes; social media abuzz with reactions

Poachers in Kenya kill 2 rare white Giraffes; social media abuzz with reactions

Mohammed Ahmednoor, the manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy in northeastern Kenya, where the giraffes lived, said in a statement that rangers had confirmed their deaths and that

Mar 11, 2020, 21:08 PM IST
Pakistan Air Force F-16 crashes in Islamabad

Pakistan Air Force F-16 crashes in Islamabad

A Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed in the capital city of Islamabad on Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the air force said.

Mar 11, 2020, 13:02 PM IST
Joe Biden wins Mississippi and Missouri in early blow to Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden wins Mississippi and Missouri in early blow to Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden delivered decisive wins in Missouri and Mississippi on Tuesday, dealing an early blow to Bernie Sanders on a night when six states were up for grabs.

Mar 11, 2020, 07:23 AM IST
Coronavirus outbreak: Iran reports 54 new deaths, highest death toll in a day

Coronavirus outbreak: Iran reports 54 new deaths, highest death toll in a day

Iran's Health Minister Kianoush Jahanpour informed that a total of 881 new cases had been confirmed, bringing the total infection tally to 8,042.

Mar 10, 2020, 17:41 PM IST
Italy orders nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus outbreak

Italy orders nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus outbreak

The whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown until next month to combat coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Monday (March 9).

Mar 10, 2020, 11:11 AM IST