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South Asia

He was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had tabled the entire evidence before the special court in September the same year. (Photo: File)

Musharraf's body to be hanged for 3 days if dies before execution: Pak court verdict

For the first time in Pakistan's recent history, a special court handed death sentence to former military general in a high treason court.

Rajapaksa said he wanted to work very closely with both India and China. (Photo: File)

Sri Lanka won’t do anything that will harm India’s interests: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a 'neutral country' and work with all the countries.

Mahinda Rajapaksa has served as president from 2005 to 2015. (Photo: File)

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn as PM today

Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.

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Army fully geared up, Pak administration says as virus cases rise to 453

The worst-hit Sindh province is still on the top with 245 confirmed case

Pakistan submitted a report comprising answers to 22 questions to the FATF on December 6. (Photo: File)

FATF asks 150 questions to Pak, seeks answers linked to banned outfits

According to officials, Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud Dawah network includes 300 seminaries and schools.


Wuhan, which bore the brunt of the virus since it broke out in December last year, also reported zero cases on Wednesday. (AFP)

China reports no new domestic coronavirus cases for first time since outbreak

The country, however, saw a spike in imported positive cases

 A nurse checks on a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The number of confirmed cases of the new virus has risen again in China. AP photo

Coronavirus deaths touch 811, but virus weakens

Warmer weather will reduce the ability of virus to spread and bring people out of enclosed spaces where they are more likely to become ill

According to the official All-China Women's Federation, women account for the majority of nurses and doctors on the frontline force (AFP)

Female medical staff in China given pills to delay periods

Reports of prioritising conserving suits over menstrual health invite flak from all over the world

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, an artillery firing competition between army units is held in the country's west in North Korea. AFP Photo

Amid virus outbreak, North Korea fires ballistic missiles

North Korea has not reported any cases of the coronavirus

Middle East

It also provides a new lifeline for the embattled Netanyahu, who is desperate to remain in office as he prepares for an expected indictment on corruption charges, possibly as early as Thursday. (Photo: File)

As Israel moves towards 3rd election, Netanyahu's rival Gantz fails to form new govt

The announcement by Benny Gantz, leader of centrist Blue and White party, prolongs political paralysis that gripped nation for past year.

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Covid19: Iran reports 122 new deaths, toll surges past 1,900

Over 24,811 people are now known to have been infected by coronavirus in Iran

Netanyahu could now face internal threats from within his Likud party, Zalzberg added. (Photo: File)

Defiant Netanyahu rejects graft indictment, vows to stay Israel's leader

Netanyahu denounced what he called 'false' and 'politically motivated' allegations, after being charged with bribery, fraud.

People shop at a grocery in Bamland shopping mall, in Western Tehran, Iran. AFP Photo

Iran reports 129 new deaths in Covid19 outbreak

The latest deaths bring the overall toll to 853 fatalities

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UAE suspends passnger flights to tackle Covid19: state media

The UAE, whose international airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are major hubs, announced on Friday its first two deaths from the COVID-19


Suspects are lined up against a wall as a member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) wearing gloves arrests them because they defied the lockdown order during an operation in the Johannesburg. AFP Photo

South Africa reports first two deaths in Covid19

The health minister in a statement said the deaths occurred in Western Cape province, home of Cape Town

Debris of a collapsed school classroom in Nairobi. (Photo: ANI)

7 students killed in Kenya classroom collapse

The incident took place at the two-story 'Precious Talent Top School'.

Ramses, a transgender man, and Dunia, a transgender woman, were married on Tuesday at Havana's San Francisco de Paula Marriage Palace. (Photo: Representative Image/File)

First transgender couple married in Cuba

The couple had to register their civil union according to the official genders on their identity documents, though.

Charles Bouessel, 28, and Florent Vergnes, 30, said they were held for more than six hours and questioned three times on Saturday after having been brutally manhandled by members of the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB). (Representational Image)

Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in Central African Repulic

'One of them grabbed my camera and smashed it on the ground,' Florent Vergnes, one of the journalists, said.


A victim of the COVID-19 coronavirus is evacuated by stretcher from the Mulhouse Civil Hospital in eastern France on March 23, 2020. The Grand Est region has become the epicentre of the outbreak in France. (AP)

16-year-old among coronavirus victims as France records highest daily toll

16-year-old among coronavirus victims as France records highest daily toll

A health worker transfers a patient on a stretcher at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes. AFP Photo

Spain reports 769 new deaths, toll nears 5,000

The number of cases jumped to 64,059, although the rate of new infections appeared to be slowing

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Situation deteriorating fast, French officials say over Covid19 outbreak

More than 400 people have been hospitalised in a serious condition

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Covid19 updates from around the world

China says it lift the travel curbs over coronavirus epicentre Hubei province, and end the three-month lockdown of its capital Wuhan

The colors of the Italian flag are projected onto the Palazzo Senatorio building on Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) in Rome on March 17, 2020, as a "sign of hope in this difficult and delicate moment for Rome, our country and the whole world, on the 159th anniversary to the day of the Unification of Italy", Rome mayor stated. (AFP))

475: Italy reports highest one-day toll of any nation since corona crisis began

The total number of deaths in Italy has reached 2,978


The Amazon headquarters sits virtually empty on March 10, 2020 in downtown Seattle, Washington. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon recommended all employees in its Seattle office to work from home, leaving much of downtown nearly void of people. The Amazon Spheres conservatory, located on the Amazon campus, serves as an employee lounge and workspace. (AFP)

Life turns upside down for Indian Americans in US

Work-from-home has become the norm, and travel plans to India have been cancelled

US President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC. AFP Photo

Trump warns Covid19 outbreak could last till August

As of Monday evening, at least 85 people have died of coronavirus with the confirmed cases crossing 4,500 in the US.

Medial workers wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus disease from an ambulance to a hospital in Seoul, South Korea (AP)

Florida reports first two Covid19 deaths

The cases mark the first US coronavirus deaths outside California and Washington

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Covid19 trillion dollar relief package fails at US senate

The bill, which proposed up to $2 trillion in funding failed by a 47-47 vote when it needed 60 to pass


The final result may not be known for some time. (Photo:AP)

Conservatives in Australia on course for 'sensational' election victory

Though it is unclear whether the Scott Morrison-led coalition can govern with an outright majority.

The word 'responsibility' is printed with a missing 'i' in the Australian USD 50 note photographed in Sydney, (Photo: AP)

Typo! Australia misspells 'responsibility' on USD 2.3 billion worth notes

The Reserve Bank of Australia said the spelling error will be corrected at the next print run later this year.

The death toll from New Zealand's White Island volcanic eruption earlier this month has risen to 19, the police said on Monday. (Photo: File)

New Zealand volcanic eruption: Death toll rises to 19

White Island, a volcanic island, is a famous tourist attraction which people can explore by boat or helicopter.

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Australia's Queensland holds polls amid virus outbreak

The vote came as confirmed virus cases in Australia rose above 3,500 on Saturday, with 14 deaths

Shelves are empty of toilet rolls in a supermarket in Sydney. AFP Photo

Virus triggers 'panic purchase' in Australia

Despite government assurances, there has been a run on some items at Australian supermarkets