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‘US needs additional sizable fiscal package to contain pandemic’

Washington, Aug 11 | The US needs an "additional sizable fiscal package" to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and boost economic recovery, the executive board...

Trump abruptly pulled from briefing after shooting outside WH (Ld)

Washington, Aug 11 | US President Donald Trump was temporarily escorted by a Secret Service agent from an ongoing coronavirus briefing after a shooting...

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, Aug 11 | The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 20 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over...

Australia’s Northern Territory borders to remain closed for 18 months

Canberra, Aug 11 | The Chief Minister of Australia's Northern Territory (NT) Michael Gunner announced that the region's domestic borders will not be fully...

1 dead, 6 injured, 3 homes destroyed in Baltimore gas explosion...

Washington, Aug 11 | A woman was dead, six people were seriously injured and three homes reduced to rubble in a major gas explosion...

Hong Kong media tycoon held amid sweep of arrests

Hong Kong, Aug 11 | The Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested along with other pro-democracy and media figures, raising fears...

NY governor urges police to better enforce social distancing

New York, Aug 11 | New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged the New York City Police Department to step up enforcing social distancing rules...

Trump escorted out of Covid briefing due to shooting outside White...

Washington, Aug 11 | US President Donald Trump was temporarily escorted by a Secret Service agent from an ongoing coronavirus briefing after a shooting...

Afghan president signs decree to free 400 Taliban inmates

Kabul, Aug 11 | Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a decree to pardon and release about 400 controversial Taliban inmates, the Presidential Palace...

US stocks end mixed as investors focus on COVID-19 aid

New York, Aug 11 | Wall Street's major averages ended mixed as investors eyed fiscal stimulus in the United States amid the COVID-19 crisis.On...

German FM complains about US threat of Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Berlin, Aug 11 | German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that he had complained to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the threat...

UN chief calls for support for Lebanon in aftermath of blast

United Nations, Aug 11 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for international support for Lebanon after last week's horrific explosion that destroyed the port...

Iran warns against “politicising” Beirut explosions

Tehran, Aug 11 | Iran's Foreign Ministry warned against "political exploitation" from the recent explosions in Beirut.It is "unacceptable" for various groups, individuals, and...

1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Baltimore gas explosion

Washington, Aug 11 | A woman was dead and at least four people seriously injured after several houses exploded in a major gas explosion...

Lebanon cabinet resigns as anger over blast mounts

Beirut, Aug 11 | Lebanon's government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion on August 4 that devastated parts of Beirut and left...

Netanyahu urges political stability amid coalition crisis

Tel Aviv, Aug 10 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged for political stability amid a looming coalition crisis, adding that that...

Sri Lanka re-opens schools

Colombo, Aug 10 | All state-owned schools across Sri Lanka re-opened on Monday after being shut for over a month amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

Face masks now mandatory in many parts of Paris

Paris, Aug 10 | The mandatory wearing of face masks while outdoors in many parts of Paris came into effect on Monday, after...

UK govt trying to reassure public over planned school reopenings

London, Aug 10 | The UK government is trying to reassure the citizens that schools in England will be safe to reopen fully in...

Death toll from Beirut explosions reach 200

Beirut, Aug 10 | The death toll from the two explosions that rocked the Port of Beirut last week has increased to 200, the...

Over 500 migrants cross English Channel to UK in 3 days

London, Aug 10 | More than 500 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK in just three days, the Home Office has...

Trump denies reports about adding his face to Mt. Rushmore

Washington, Aug 10 | US President Donald Trump has denied reports that the White House had contacted South Dakota's Republican Governor Kristi Noem...

Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin: Poll

Washington, Aug 10 | Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was leading US President Donald Trump in the two battleground states of Pennsylvania and...

Typhoon Jangmi makes landfall in S.Korea

Seoul, Aug 10 | Typhoon Jangmi, the season's first, made landfall in South Korea on Monday, keeping the country on alert over possible damages...

5 killed in Pakistan blast

Quetta, Aug 10 | At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in a blast that occurred near an under-construction building in...

Notices issued to 193 Pakistani pilots after scrutiny

Islamabad, Aug 10 | The Pak­is­tan Civil Aviation Autho­rity (PCAA) has completed the scrutiny process of 262 pilots, while show-cause notices have been issued...

Manager of Lahore mosque suspended over music video shoot

Lahore, Aug 10 | The manager of the historic 17th century Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore has been suspended over the shooting of a...

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupts

Jakarta, Aug 10 | Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province erupted on Monday, spewing a 5,000 metre-high column of ash to the...

Taliban ready to begin peace talks in a week: Spokesman

Kabul, Aug 10 | The Taliban is ready to begin intra-Afghan negotiations within a week if the prisoner release process is completed, a...

Over 100 buildings damaged in North Carolina quake

Washington, Aug 10 | More than 100 buildings were damaged in North Carolina, after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the US state, officials said.The quake,...

1 dead, 20 injured in Washington D.C. shooting

Washington, Aug 10 | One person was killed and 20 others were injured in a shooting in a Washington D.C., according to authorities.The shooting...

Saudi Aramco distributes $18bn dividend for Q2

Riyadh, Aug 10 | Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, announced the dividend distribution of $18.75 billion to shareholders for the second quarter...

Iraq yet to hit COVID-19 pandemic peak: Official

Baghdad, Aug 10 | Despite the overall coronavirus caseload increasing to 150,115, Iraq was yet to reach the peak of the pandemic, Deputy Minister...

Turkey becomes 3rd country to develop COVID-19 vaccines: Prez

Ankara, Aug 10 | Turkey has become the third country to develop vaccines locally against COVID-19 after the US and China, claimed President Recep...

Israel resumes outdoor concerts, shows

Tel Aviv, Aug 10 | The Israeli government has allowed outdoor entertainment and cultural events to resume under COVID-19 restrictions.After a meeting held by...

Ohio Guv warns against seeing COVID-19 tests as unreliable

Washington, Aug 10 | Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has warned Americans against seeing coronavirus tests as unreliable after he received a false positive result."I...

EU urges independent inquiry into cause of Beirut blasts

Brussels, Aug 10 | European Council President Charles Michel has urged an independent investigation into the cause of the two deadly explosions in the...

‘COVID-19 pandemic will continue for 6 more months in Iran’

Tehran, Aug 10 | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for another six more months in the country...

EU concerned over Turkey’s energy exploration in E.Mediterranean

Brussels, Aug 10 | Josep Borrell, the European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has expressed concerns over Turkey resuming...

64 dead in Pakistan due to heavy rains

Islamabad, Aug 10 | At least 64 people were killed across Pakistan due to the heavy monsoon rains currently lashing the country, according to...

No new COVID-19 case reported in NZ for 5th day

Wellington, Aug 10 | For the fifth consecutive day, there was not a single new COVID-19 case in New Zealand on Monday, while the...

Australian PM maintains high popularity amid pandemic: Poll

Canberra, Aug 10 | Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has managed to maintain high popularity amongst the people in the country despite a spike...

HK media mogul arrested over suspected foreign collusion

Hong Kong, Aug 10 | Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was arrested on Monday "for collusion with a foreign country" under the new...

Global COVID-19 cases top 19.7mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, Aug 10 | The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 19.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 729,000, according...

8 including 6 French tourists killed in Niger gunmen attack

Niamey, Aug 10 | Eight persons including six French tourists and two Nigeriens -- a guide and a driver, have been killed by armed...

64 Covid-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland

Beijing, Aug 10 | The National Health Commission on Monday said 64 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland...

Israel’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 600

Jerusalem, Aug 10 | The Covid-19 death toll in Israel has reached 600 with seven new deaths, Israeli Ministry of Health has said. ...

UAE reports 225 new COVID-19 cases, 62,525 in total

Dubai, Aug 10 | The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 225 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country...

Russian jet intercepts US reconnaissance plane over Black Sea

Moscow, Aug 10 | A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled over the Black Sea on Sunday to intercept a US Navy radio-technical reconnaissance...

Africa’s Covid-19 cases surpass 1.03mn; toll rises to 22,966

Addis Ababa, Aug 10 | The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Sunday revealed that the number of Covid-19 cases...

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US stocks end mixed as investors focus on COVID-19 aid

New York, Aug 11 | Wall Street's major averages ended mixed as investors eyed fiscal stimulus in the United States amid the COVID-19 crisis.On...