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Authoritarian regimes are using virus to silence its critics, ex-leaders warn

500 signatories, including more than 60 former leaders, wrote an open letter organised by Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

25 Jun 2020 3:16 PM

Who hasn't heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think

UN says scores of migrants arriving in Somalia every day are unaware of the pandemic that's wreaking havoc all over the world

25 Jun 2020 2:54 PM

Arunachal Pradesh reports first COVID-19 death

The 43-year-old woman succumbed to the disease was suffering from chronic kidney disease and had returned from Delhi on June 11

25 Jun 2020 2:00 PM

Australia reports biggest daily rise in two months

Family get-togethers might have played a big role in the surge as it comes just weeks after Australia began easing social distancing

25 Jun 2020 11:36 AM

Fuel prices hiked for 19th day, diesel remains higher than petrol in Delhi

In 19 straight days, diesel price has gone up by Rs 10.63 per litre. Petrol price hiked on 18 occasions and now totals to Rs 8.66 a litre

25 Jun 2020 11:06 AM

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Americans not allowed into 30+ European countries

As Europe reopens its borders, American visitors will not be welcome owing to surging virus numbers in USA and Trump’s recent ban

25 Jun 2020 10:39 AM

Infections spike among youngsters as US reopens

A disturbing generational shift can be observed in US’s coronavirus surge, but it poses danger to older people who cross youngsters’ paths

25 Jun 2020 9:43 AM

Israel, Palestinians tighten restrictions as coronavirus reemerges

The Palestinian Authority put the West Bank city of Hebron on lockdown as well

24 Jun 2020 3:37 PM

Japan struggles to find patients to enroll in clinical trials

Slowing new infections has led to a shortage of patients to enroll in trials, which are underway for more than a dozen potential vaccines

24 Jun 2020 12:17 PM

Diesel now costlier than petrol in Delhi, fuel prices hiked for 18th day in a row

In the 18-day period, petrol price increased by a cumulative Rs 9.41 per litre in the national capital, and diesel by Rs 9.58 per litre

24 Jun 2020 11:38 AM

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COVID-19 impact may kill 8 lakh kids in South Asia: Unicef

The bulk of these would occur in India and Pakistan, although Bangladesh and Afghanistan will also be affected, a recent report say

24 Jun 2020 11:24 AM

Worst of COVID-19 is yet to come in South Africa: Top scientist

The infections and deaths in the country have doubled in the past fortnight after lockdown introduced three months ago were further eased

24 Jun 2020 9:46 AM

Latin America and Caribbean pass 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

More than half of these deaths are in Brazil, while it also has the second-highest COVID-19 death toll in the world, after the United States

24 Jun 2020 8:57 AM

Gilead Sciences to start trials of inhaled version of remdesivir

The FDA granted remdesivir an emergency use authorisation for the treatment of hospitalised patients with severe Covid-19

23 Jun 2020 3:47 PM

Fuel prices rise on 17th day, petrol price hiked by 20 paise, diesel by 55 paise

Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or value added tax

23 Jun 2020 11:40 AM

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Spain reopens border with France

Spain has been one of the worst affected countries, suffering more than 28,000 deaths and nearly 300,000 cases

21 Jun 2020 4:19 PM

Life through a COVID prism: How our nurses, docs walk tightrope between work and home

Their days revolve around their COVID-19 patients and their lives around their families and the two can never meet

21 Jun 2020 3:50 PM

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for virus

Left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam and former opener Nafees Iqbal were the other two who revealed their positive test results

21 Jun 2020 2:13 PM

China observes Yoga Day with low-key events due to virus, standoff with India

China, where Yoga has been very popular, usually celebrates the occasion with numerous events ever since its inception by UN in 2014

21 Jun 2020 1:38 PM

Trump calls COVID-19 'Kung flu', reiterates blame on China

Trump has repeatedly blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan

21 Jun 2020 1:18 PM

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