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Havana explosion: 27 dead after a massive explosion in Cuba hotel, desperate search for survivors continues

Havana explosion: 27 dead after a massive explosion in Cuba hotel, desperate search for survivors continues

Dr Julio Guerra Izquierdo, chief of hospital services at the Ministry of Health, raised the death toll to 27 with 81 people injured on Saturday evening.

May 08, 2022, 08:31 AM IST
Sri Lanka's main Opposition party to move no-confidence motion against govt; says ready to impeach President

Sri Lanka's main Opposition party to move no-confidence motion against govt; says ready to impeach President

Parliament has failed to reach a consensus in three days of debate on how to deal with the economic crisis, reports PTI.

May 08, 2022, 06:27 AM IST
Who is Alina Kabaeva? Vladimir Putin's alleged girlfriend facing EU sanctions

Who is Alina Kabaeva? Vladimir Putin's alleged girlfriend facing EU sanctions

The sanctions imposed by the EU and others are designed to punish those closest to Putin -- the oligarchs, politicians and other officials, said to have benefited from their proximity to the

May 07, 2022, 17:13 PM IST
Pakistan schools demand ban on toy guns, firearms

Pakistan schools demand ban on toy guns, firearms

President of the All Pakistan Private School Federation on Friday demanded the Pakistan government to ban artificial weapons in the country, reports ANI.

May 07, 2022, 16:26 PM IST
Taliban makes covering of faces mandatory for women in public, say burqa is best

Taliban makes covering of faces mandatory for women in public, say burqa is best

Most women in Afghanistan wear a headscarf for religious reasons, but many in urban areas such as Kabul do not cover their faces.

May 07, 2022, 15:49 PM IST
Instagram influencer may face jail time, hefty fine for posing naked under a holy tree in Bali

Instagram influencer may face jail time, hefty fine for posing naked under a holy tree in Bali

A raunchy photoshoot of Alina Fazleeva, a Russian influencer, is facing a lot of backlash as the tree in the picture, known locally as kayu putih, is centuries old and is considered holy to locals.

May 07, 2022, 14:44 PM IST
Staying away from social media like Twitter, Facebook for a week may improve wellbeing, anxiety: Study

Staying away from social media like Twitter, Facebook for a week may improve wellbeing, anxiety: Study

Participants reported spending an average of 8 hours per week on social media at the start of the study, reports IANS.

May 07, 2022, 13:53 PM IST
North Korea could conduct nuclear test this month: US State Department

North Korea could conduct nuclear test this month: US State Department

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that the country will continue to advance its nuclear capabilities, reports IANS.

May 07, 2022, 12:54 PM IST
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency again; President Gotabaya Rajapaksa draws flak from Opposition

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency again; President Gotabaya Rajapaksa draws flak from Opposition

Amid the worsening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took the decision in the "interests of public security", a statement released by his office said.

May 07, 2022, 11:42 AM IST
Blast at iconic Havana hotel kills at least 22, injures over 70; gas leak blamed

Blast at iconic Havana hotel kills at least 22, injures over 70; gas leak blamed

The explosion rattled a nearby school with more than 300 students in attendance and at least 15 children were reported injured, Reuters reported.

May 07, 2022, 10:49 AM IST
'He refused to turn back': 52-year-old Indian climber dies during summit push on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

'He refused to turn back': 52-year-old Indian climber dies during summit push on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

Narayanan Iyer died around 8,200 metres above sea level while trying to reach the 8,586 metre peak, the Reuters news agency reported.

May 07, 2022, 10:23 AM IST
Ukraine-Russia war: Vladimir Putin's alleged girlfriend in European Union's proposed sanction list

Ukraine-Russia war: Vladimir Putin's alleged girlfriend in European Union's proposed sanction list

Alina Kabaeva, who was born in 1983, was first linked to Putin more than a decade ago, while she was a medal-winning gymnast. She is included in the sixth proposed package of EU sanctions against

May 07, 2022, 06:48 AM IST
US announces new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine, evacuation restarts in Mariupol

US announces new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine, evacuation restarts in Mariupol

US president Joe Biden said that new package of security assistance will provide additional artillery munitions, radars, and other equipment to Ukraine.

May 07, 2022, 06:23 AM IST
Dead shark found hanging from rafters outside school in US

Dead shark found hanging from rafters outside school in US

A group of five high school students gutted a shark and hung it on the rafters of the school courtyard in the US. 

May 06, 2022, 22:34 PM IST
Powerful explosion damages hotel in Cuban capital, Watch

Powerful explosion damages hotel in Cuban capital, Watch

The Cuban news agency ACN published photos showing severe damage to the Hotel Saratoga in Havana and clouds of dust billowing into the sky.

May 06, 2022, 22:24 PM IST
Virus found in pig heart used in first animal-to-human transplant in US

Virus found in pig heart used in first animal-to-human transplant in US

A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr, died in March, two months after the groundbreaking experimental transplant. 

May 06, 2022, 18:52 PM IST
53 dead in China building collapse; search for trapped ends as rescuers find 10 survivors

53 dead in China building collapse; search for trapped ends as rescuers find 10 survivors

The residential and commercial buildings in the city of Changsha suddenly collapsed on the afternoon of April 29. Aerial photos showed it pancaked to about the second story between other buildings

May 06, 2022, 09:32 AM IST
US FDA limits use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot risk

US FDA limits use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot risk

US regulators have strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots.

May 06, 2022, 07:20 AM IST
Russia-Ukraine war: 'Cycle of death, destruction' must end for the sake of people, says UN chief

Russia-Ukraine war: 'Cycle of death, destruction' must end for the sake of people, says UN chief

The Russia-Ukraine war "must end for the sake of the people of Ukraine, Russia, and the entire world…the cycle of death, destruction, dislocation and disruption must stop," said UN chief.

May 06, 2022, 06:26 AM IST
Human rights violations in Afghanistan: India, France call for inclusive, representative government in the country

Human rights violations in Afghanistan: India, France call for inclusive, representative government in the country

According to the joint statement, "India and France expressed serious concern on the humanitarian situation and violation of human rights and reiterated strong support for a peaceful, secure and

May 05, 2022, 09:25 AM IST