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US storm: Death toll reaches 62; thousands of flights canceled

US storm: Death toll reaches 62; thousands of flights canceled

US's ghastly Christmas: Blizzard kills 34; thousands left without electricity

A winter storm in parts of the eastern United States has left 34 people dead and caused a power outage affecting over a million at one time.

26 Dec 2022

China

China: Hospitals struggle amid COVID-19 surge, refusing to admit patients

Health infrastructure has reportedly been struggling in many provinces of China amid an "explosion" of COVID-19 cases.

25 Dec 2022

China

Willing to resolve border tensions with India, says China

China has expressed a willingness to cooperate with India to improve bilateral ties and stabilize border areas.

US: Over 18 dead in bone-chilling storm on Christmas Eve

At least 18 people died in the United States (US) cold storm as the bone-chilling winter continues to wreak havoc on the country during the holiday season.

24 Dec 2022

Iran

Iran anti-Hijab protests: Rapper, protester to face retrial

The Supreme Court of Iran has ordered the retrial of two individuals, including a Kurdish rapper, sentenced to death over the anti-government protests triggered by Mahsa Amini's death, the country's judiciary stated on Saturday.

24 Dec 2022

China

China suppresses health official's rare remarks on COVID-19 numbers: Report

China reportedly censored a senior health official's rare remarks that "half a million people" are being infected with COVID-19 every day in Qingdao city, AFP reported.

US: 'Bomb cyclone' leads to power outages, disrupts holiday plans

Millions of Americans experienced bone-chilling temperatures, power outages, and canceled holiday get-togethers due to a winter storm, which weather forecasters termed a "bomb cyclone," adding it was almost unprecedented in its scope.

23 Dec 2022

Paris

France: 2 dead, several injured in Paris shooting; gunman arrested

At least two individuals reportedly died, while four others suffered injuries in a shooting incident on Friday in France's Paris.

Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan marries for third time

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's former wife Reham Khan announced on social media that she married actor and model Mirza Bilal Baig in a ceremony in the United States.

23 Dec 2022

Pakistan

Pakistan: Suicide attack rocks Islamabad, one policeman killed, several injured

A suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up in Pakistan's Islamabad on Friday.

23 Dec 2022

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to end war in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia wants to end the war in Ukraine, and suggested that the only way to achieve a peaceful outcome will involve a diplomatic resolution.

23 Dec 2022

Bill Gates

Inside Bill-Melinda Gates's daughter Jennifer Gates's extravagant baby shower

Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, recently took to Instagram to give a sneak peek into her gorgeous, extravagant baby shower, attended by close friends and family members.

23 Dec 2022

Cyclone

US: 'Bomb cyclone' threatens Christmas eve, affects thousands of flights

The weather departments in the US have issued warnings for an impending 'bomb cyclone' which is likely to spoil the holiday season by triggering a "once-in-a-generation" arctic storm.

'Very concerned' about COVID-19 situation in China: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in China.

22 Dec 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine 'alive and kicking': President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells US Congress

Ukraine would "never surrender" to Russia, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday told the US Congress as he asserted that the country is "alive and kicking."

22 Dec 2022

Nepal

Who is 'bikini killer' Charles Sobhraj, being freed today

French national Charles Sobhraj, who police claimed was responsible for a series of murders during the 1970s and 1980s, is set to be released from prison in Nepal on Thursday, the Himalayan nation's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

22 Dec 2022

COVID-19

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is BF.7, Omicron sub-variant triggering China's COVID-19 spurt

Four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which is believed to be driving the current spurt of COVID-19 cases in China, were reported in India on Wednesday.

21 Dec 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirms traveling to US, meeting Biden

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirms that he is on his way to the United States (US).

21 Dec 2022

Taliban

Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from university education

The higher education ministry of Afghanistan said that female students wouldn't be allowed in any of the country's universities until further notice.

Imran's 'phone sex' audio goes viral; PTI cries foul play

Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, has landed in a fresh controversy after purported audio clips of his "sex call" with two other women recently went viral on social media.

20 Dec 2022

China

COVID-19 may engulf 60% of China's population in 3 months

China is facing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, with healthcare and crematorium facilities becoming overwhelmed, according to reports.

20 Dec 2022

Donald Trump

Congressional panel probing Capitol riot recommends criminal charges against Trump

After an investigation into last year's US Capitol riots, a House of Representatives select committee unanimously recommended four criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

19 Dec 2022

Thailand

Thai princess, who collapsed last week, on critical life support

The condition of the Thai king's eldest daughter, Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol, is stable, Thailand's Royal Household Bureau said on Monday.

19 Dec 2022

China

Chinese residents hesitant of COVID-19 vaccine as cases rise: Reports

The number of COVID-19 cases is rising in China while a section of citizens, especially the elderly, is demonstrating vaccine hesitancy, reported Reuters.

19 Dec 2022

France Football Team

Riots erupt across France post-FIFA World Cup loss; 100+ arrested

As France lost the 2022 FIFA World Cup final to Argentina on Sunday, distraught fans descended onto the streets across the country.

18 Dec 2022

Iran

Iran: Well-known actor Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after criticizing capital punishments

In a fresh crackdown on anti-government protesters, Iran arrested well-known actress Taraneh Alidoosti on Saturday for allegedly criticizing the death penalty against protesters who participated in a nationwide protest against Mahsa Amini's death, AFP reported.

18 Dec 2022

Pakistan

Pakistan minister Shazia Marri threatens India with 'nuclear war'

Pakistan minister Shazia Marri on Saturday threatened India with "nuclear war," a day after India slammed Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his derogatory remarks about PM Narendra Modi after the former referred to him as the "butcher of Gujarat."

17 Dec 2022

China

China may witness over 1 million COVID-19 deaths in 2023

As per the latest estimate from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in the United States (US), the sudden lifting of China's strict COVID-19 restrictions could cause a spike in cases.

17 Dec 2022

Ukraine

Russia fires more than 70 missiles on Ukraine, kills civilians

Ukrainian officials confirmed that Russia fired over 70 missiles during the rush hour of Friday morning.

16 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

Russia-Ukraine conflict: PM Modi reiterates need for dialogue to Putin

Speaking to Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the phone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his call for dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as the former launched fresh strikes on it.

16 Dec 2022

Uganda

Uganda: Hippo swallows 2-year-old kid before spitting him out alive

A rogue hippopotamus reportedly swallowed a child alive in Uganda in an absolutely bizarre incident.

16 Dec 2022

Harvard

Meet Claudine Gay, Harvard University's first black president

Harvard University announced Claudine Gay, dean of the Arts and Science Faculty at the institute and a democracy scholar, as its new president on Thursday.

16 Dec 2022

Malaysia

9 die in landslide near Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur, 51 missing

Nine people lost their lives, and several individuals are still missing after a campsite was struck by a landslide in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.

15 Dec 2022

China

China administers over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a day

China raced to vaccinate its most vulnerable citizens on Thursday, expecting another spike in COVID-19 infections as many analysts predicted an increase in the death toll after the recent ease of strict restrictions that kept the novel virus' outspread at bay for almost three years.

India's 'Osama' jibe after Pakistan raises Kashmir at United Nations

After Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, India asserted that a nation that hosted al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden doesn't have the authority to "sermonize" in the powerful UN organ.

14 Dec 2022

Social Media

Cambridge Dictionary alters 'man' and 'woman' definitions, faces criticism

The United Kingdom (UK) based Cambridge Dictionary has updated the definition of "man" and "woman" to incorporate individuals who identify as genders different from their biological sex.

Here's how US reacted to India-China border clash in Arunachal

The United States (US) is closely following the situation between India and China after troops from both sides were involved in a clash on December 9 in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang sector.

13 Dec 2022

China

LAC situation 'stable,' says China days after face-off with India

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the situation was "stable" on its border with India days after a clash between the militaries of both countries near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.

12 Dec 2022

Iran

Anti-government protests: Iran executes second convict within a week

Iran reportedly executed a man convicted of killing two members of the security forces in public early on Monday.

09 Dec 2022

White House

India won't be an ally, but another great power: US

According to a top White House official on Friday (Thursday local time), India will not be the United States' (US) ally, but another great power.

06 Dec 2022

Ukraine

'Morally inappropriate': Ukraine foreign minister on India-Russia oil deal

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday slammed India for importing Russian oil at discounted rates amid the war, calling it "morally inappropriate."

06 Dec 2022

North Korea

North Korea fires 130 artillery shells as warning to Seoul

North Korea simultaneously fired around 130 artillery shells into a maritime buffer zone as a warning to the joint US-South Korea military drills conducted along its border.

05 Dec 2022

China

COVID man-made, leaked: US-based scientist who worked at Wuhan lab

In yet another sensational revelation, British tabloid The Sun quoted a US-based scientist saying that COVID-19 is a man-made virus and it was leaked from a government-run facility in China's Wuhan, where he worked.

05 Dec 2022

Iran

Iran: Strike, protest rally amid suspense over morality police abolition

Protesters in Iran have called for a three-day strike following contradicting claims about the country's morality police being abolished.

05 Dec 2022

Nigeria

Nigeria: Armed men kill 12 in mosque, abduct several others

An armed gang massacred 12 worshipers, including an imam, in a mosque and abducted several others after a shooting in Katsina state in northwest region of Nigeria on Saturday, reported Reuters.

04 Dec 2022

Iran

Iran abolishes morality police amid months of massive anti-hijab protests

Iran has abolished its infamous morality police in the face of large anti-hijab protests.

04 Dec 2022

Indonesia

Japan monitors tsunami possibilities as Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts

Japan is currently exploring the possibility of a tsunami after the highest volcano in Indonesia, on one of the country's most populated islands, exploded early on Sunday.

04 Dec 2022

Iran

Stung by widespread protests, Iran to review decades-old hijab law

While Iran struggles to subdue the ongoing protests across the country on the dress code regulation that obliges females to cover their heads, the government stated it would review its decades-old law.

02 Dec 2022

China

China: Many cities ease COVID-19 curbs following protests

Following widespread protests in China against COVID-19 curbs, some cities are reportedly easing restrictions regarding testing requirements and quarantine rules.

Don't tell what to do on democracy: India at UN

The Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, said that India doesn't need to be instructed on what should be done when it comes to democracy.

01 Dec 2022

ISIS

Islamic State announces leader's death, appoints Abu al-Hussein as successor

The armed jihadist group Islamic State (IS) announced via an audio message on Wednesday that their leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died "in combat with enemies of God".

30 Nov 2022

Pakistan

Pakistan: 2 dead, 24 injured in suicide blast in Quetta

Two people lost their lives, while 24 others suffered multiple injuries in a suicide bomb attack in the Baleli area of Quetta near Balochistan province of Pakistan on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2022

Jack Ma

Jack Ma living in Tokyo since Chinese crackdown on companies

Jack Ma, Chinese billionaire and the founder of Alibaba, has reportedly been living in Japan's Tokyo city for approximately six months, according to Financial Times reports on Tuesday.

30 Nov 2022

Pentagon

China warned US officials against interfering in Indo-China matters: Pentagon

China has warned the officials of its arch-rival US to not interfere in its relationship with India, the Pentagon claimed in its annual report submitted to the US Congress.

30 Nov 2022

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Crocodile kills 8-year-old in front of his parents

In an absolutely horrific incident in Costa Rica, an eight-year-old boy was reportedly attacked and mauled to death by a crocodile while playing in a river near his home in front of his horrified family.

29 Nov 2022

China

China readies 2.5 lakh COVID-19 quarantine beds in 'hotspot' Guangzhou

Mass quarantine camps and makeshift hospitals are reportedly coming up in Guangzhou, China to accommodate nearly 2.5 lakh people amid the country's recent COVID-19 spike, according to AP.

29 Nov 2022

Hawaii

Mauna Loa, world's largest active volcano, erupts after 40 years

The world's biggest active volcano, Mauna Loa, erupted in Hawaii for the first time since 1984.

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