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Bootleg alcohol leaves 27 dead in Iran after coronavirus 'cure' rumours

Bootleg alcohol leaves 27 dead in Iran after coronavirus 'cure' rumours

 According to IRNA, 22 people have died in Khuzestan, while seven lost their lives in the northern region of Alborz after drinking bootleg alcohol.

Mar 10, 2020, 08:09 AM IST
Ashraf Ghani takes oath as Afghan President, his rival Abdullah Abdullah holds parallel ceremony amid blasts

Ashraf Ghani takes oath as Afghan President, his rival Abdullah Abdullah holds parallel ceremony amid blasts

Afghanistan lurched deeper into political crisis on Monday (March 9) as the rivals for the country's leadership had themselves sworn in at simultaneous ceremonies that were interrupted by at least

Mar 09, 2020, 23:16 PM IST
Petition launched to shut down Pornhub for aiding trafficking

Petition launched to shut down Pornhub for aiding trafficking

The adult site is free for all and with no age restrictions. The website raises revenue through advertising and paid-for promotions by porn producers

Mar 09, 2020, 20:30 PM IST
Afghan crisis: Ashraf Ghani sworn in as President, Abdullah also declare himself President

Afghan crisis: Ashraf Ghani sworn in as President, Abdullah also declare himself President

Polls were held in September but incumbent Ashraf Ghani was only declared to have won a second term in February after repeated delays and accusations of voter fraud.

Mar 09, 2020, 16:53 PM IST
Pakistan PM Imran Khan greets Hindus on Holi

Pakistan PM Imran Khan greets Hindus on Holi

The festival of colour is being celebrated in Pakistan on Monday and Tuesday.

Mar 09, 2020, 16:41 PM IST
Coronavirus outbreak may cause USD 3 billion revenue loss for airports

Coronavirus outbreak may cause USD 3 billion revenue loss for airports

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific also urged regulators and governments to implement well-defined adjustments and relief measures tailored to suit local-level contexts.

Mar 09, 2020, 16:19 PM IST
Twitter finds US President Donald Trump retweeted edited Joe Biden video, labels it manipulated media

Twitter finds US President Donald Trump retweeted edited Joe Biden video, labels it manipulated media

Twitter finds Donald Trump retweeted edited Joe Biden video, labels it manipulated media

Mar 09, 2020, 10:44 AM IST
North Korea launches three unidentified projectiles off its east coast

North Korea launches three unidentified projectiles off its east coast

The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that three unidentified projectiles were fired eastwards over the sea from the Sondok area in South Hamgyong province. 

Mar 09, 2020, 07:16 AM IST
No holi celebrations in Bur Dubai temples due to Coronavirus epidemic

No holi celebrations in Bur Dubai temples due to Coronavirus epidemic

An Indian national is among 15 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in the UAE, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 45, health officials have said.

Mar 08, 2020, 18:10 PM IST
Saudi King most probably dead, or on deathbed: Whistleblower

Saudi King most probably dead, or on deathbed: Whistleblower

His comments came on Saturday after news that Saudi authorities had detained two of the kingdom`s most prominent figures for an alleged coup attempt.

Mar 08, 2020, 17:49 PM IST
Six confirmed dead from collapsed China hotel used as quarantine site

Six confirmed dead from collapsed China hotel used as quarantine site

As of 11:30 am Beijing time on Sunday, authorities had retrieved 43 individuals from the site of the collapse, the ministry said.

Mar 08, 2020, 12:18 PM IST
Pope Francis to live stream prayer service amid coronavirus outbreak

Pope Francis to live stream prayer service amid coronavirus outbreak

In a video shared on social media, he said he was taking all the recommended precautions and had gone into self-isolation at home.  

Mar 08, 2020, 10:51 AM IST
Deadlock over government formation in Israel continues

Deadlock over government formation in Israel continues

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to appear in court in less than two weeks as a defendant on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Mar 08, 2020, 10:34 AM IST
Mainland China reports 27 new deaths due to coronavirus

Mainland China reports 27 new deaths due to coronavirus

The new cases took the total number of confirmed cases in China to 80,695 as at the end of March 7. 

Mar 08, 2020, 08:48 AM IST
New York Governor declares state emergency as coronavirus cases surge to 89

New York Governor declares state emergency as coronavirus cases surge to 89

Sharing a data Cuomo informed that the United States reported 13 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday bringing the total number to 89 in the country. 

Mar 08, 2020, 07:56 AM IST
70 people trapped as hotel used for coronavirus quarantining collapses in China's Quanzhou

70 people trapped as hotel used for coronavirus quarantining collapses in China's Quanzhou

The hotel was being used to quarantine and observe people who had come to the province during the novel coronavirus prevention and control.

Mar 07, 2020, 23:40 PM IST
Coronavirus outbreak: Globally more than 56 thousand recovery cases reported, death toll rises to 3,461

Coronavirus outbreak: Globally more than 56 thousand recovery cases reported, death toll rises to 3,461

The impact of the virus outbreak can clearly be seen in the travel industry as the international tourist arrivals have come down by as much as 3% in 2020,  said UN.

Mar 07, 2020, 07:27 AM IST
Islamic State attacks Kabul gathering, killing at least 32

Islamic State attacks Kabul gathering, killing at least 32

It is the deadliest attack since the United Nations and Taliban signed a peace deal. A top Afghan political leader, Abdullah Abdullah, was present along with other key political figures and escaped

Mar 07, 2020, 06:46 AM IST
Australian newspaper prints blank papers to deal with toilet paper crisis

Australian newspaper prints blank papers to deal with toilet paper crisis

The 24-second long video has gone viral now and has over 3,23,100 views and has got 1,800 retweets till March 6 evening.

Mar 06, 2020, 23:45 PM IST
23 killed, 33 injured in Kabul attack

23 killed, 33 injured in Kabul attack

The Taliban has denied any involvement in the attack.

Mar 06, 2020, 17:58 PM IST