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  • WHO team finds signs of COVID outbreak were much wider in Wuhan in December 2018: Report

    Investigators from the World Health Organisation (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered that signs of the outbreak were much wider in Wuhan in December 2018 than previously thought. CNN reported that the investigators are urgently seeking access to hundreds and thousands of blood samples from the city that China has […]

    Strong earthquake hits off Japan coast, injuring dozens and triggering blackouts

    In Japan, dozens of people injured as a strong earthquake hit off the eastern coast and triggered widespread power outages yesterday. The earthquake had 7.1 magnitude and its epicenter was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 60 km. Houses and offices also swayed and shook in the capital Tokyo which is […]

    US Senate acquits former President Donald Trump for second impeachment trial

    The US Senate has acquitted former President Donald Trump for a second time blocking the Democrat’s attempt to punish him for the storming of the Capitol by his supporters. After a week of the impeachment trial, only 57 Senators, including seven Republicans voted to convict him last night. The 57-43 tally fell 10 votes short […]

    Mario Draghi to be sworn in as Italy PM today

    The ex-head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, will be sworn in as Italian Prime Minister today. He has secured the support of almost all the main political parties, following the collapse of the previous administration last month. He has already named his cabinet after meeting the Italian president yesterday. Italy is still grappling […]

    BBC World News banned in China, Britain says step will only damage China’s reputation

    China has banned BBC World News on Friday from broadcasting in the country, according to a statement from China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA). In an apparent retaliatory move, the announcement comes one week after British media regulator Ofcom withdrew broadcasting license for state-owned China Global Television Network (CGTN) in the United Kingdom. It […]

    Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes Tajikistan; Tremors felt in several states of North India

    A high intensity earthquake hit Tajikistan last night, tremors of which were felt in Delhi-NCR and several other parts of North Indiaincluding Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh.   The tremors created panic amongst people who rushed out of their homes. However, there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage […]

    China celebrates Lunar New Year today

    China is celebrating Lunar New Year today as it ushered into the Year of the Ox. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. Though the occasion is meant to be spent with family and friends, the ongoing Corona virus pandemic has made the […]

    US says, there is no change in its policy on J&K

    The United States said that there is no change in its policy on Jammu and Kashmir. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters in Washington that it is very clear there has been no change in US policy in the region.  According to a Congressional Research Service report over the past decade, Washington has grown […]

    UK variant of Coronavirus feared to undermine protection given by vaccines against developing COVID-19

    The head of the UK’s genetic surveillance programme said, the Coronavirus variant first found in the British region of Kent is a concern because it could undermine the protection given by vaccines against developing COVID-19.  Sharon Peacock, director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium, also said the variant was dominant in the UK and was […]

    Attackers open fire on temporary UN base in central Mali; 28 peacekeepers from Togo wounded

    Attackers opened fire on a temporary United Nations base in central Mali yesterday in an assault that wounded 28 peacekeepers from Togo. United Nation’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the United Nations condemned the attack in Mali, which remains the deadliest of the U.N.’s 12 far-flung Peacekeeping Missions. He added that just so far this […]