Six killed as gunman opens fire in Germany, suspect arrested

Berlin: Six people were killed and several others injured in a shooting incident in Rot am See, Germany in the early hours of Friday (January 24). Police said a suspect was arrested after the incident and no other suspects are believed to be at large.

Virus epidemic forces 70,000 cinemas to down curtains in China

Beijing: In the wake of the deadly virus epidemic in China, about 70,000 movie theatres are being closed down in the neighbouring nation. Cinemas, including Wanda, CGV, Bona, Lumiere Pavillion's, Jinyi, and Dadi, have publicly announced their decision to temporarily down their curtains in response to the virus outbreak.

China rushes to build new hospital for virus within 10 days

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China adds ninth city to transport ban, 32 million people now affected

Beijing: China on Friday (January 24) added a ninth city to a transport ban around the epicentre of a deadly virus, bringing the number affected by the shutdown to over 30 million as authorities scramble to control the disease.

US to limit visas for pregnant women to curb birth tourism

Washington: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called "birth tourism."

New Chinese virus not yet a global health emergency: WHO

Geneva: A deadly virus outbreak in China and beyond does not yet constitute a global emergency, the World Health Organization said Thursday, urging China to keep its lockdown of some 20 million people “short”.

Companies look into possible vaccines for coronavirus

Davos: Clinical trials for a vaccine against the new virus sweeping China could be carried out in the summer, the head of an anti-epidemic coalition said on Thursday (January 23), as different companies announced research into the disease.

US investigating second suspected case of Chinese virus

Houston: Authorities in Texas are investigating a second suspected case on US soil of a new and deadly Chinese virus, officials said on Thursday (January 23).

Coronavirus death toll rises to 25 in China with 830 confirmed cases

The death toll in China's alarmingly new coronavirus afflictions has climbed to 25 with confirmed cases rising sharply to 830, Chinese health authorities said on Friday (January 24). The pneumonia situation had resulted in 25 deaths, including 24 in central China's Hubei province and one in north China's Hebei, the National Health Commission sai...


Like honeybee draws nectar: Bobde on how govt should collect tax

New Delhi: Days ahead of the Union budget, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde on Friday said the government should collect tax from the people without harming them, “like honeybee draws nectar from flowers”. Imposition of excessive tax results in social injustice by the government, he added.

‘Brazen’ Bolsonaro to be Republic Day Chief Guest

HC declares elections to actors body null and void; orders fresh poll

Chennai: Ordering for a fresh elec...

Six killed as gunman opens fire in Germany, suspect arrested

Berlin: Six people were killed and several others injured in a shooting incident in Rot am See, Germany in the early hours of Friday (January 24). Police said a suspect was arrested after the incident and no other suspects are believed to be at large.

IMF chief calls India’s growth slowdown temporary, expects improvement

Davos: Kristalina Georgieva, chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Friday said the slowdown in India’s growth appears to be temporary. This comes days after IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said India was the biggest contributor to the lowering of global growth forecasts.




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Queen Elizabeth II approves government’s Brexit bill

London: Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday (January 23) formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain's departure from the European Union at the end of this month. Taking it to Twitter, Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said, "Her Majesty the Queen has now granted #RoyalAssent to the #BrexitBill which therefore becomes the #BrexitAct," adding, "Enshr...

China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak

Wuhan: China locked down nearly 20 million in two cities at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday (January 23), banning planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the disease which has already spread to other countries. The respiratory virus has claimed 17 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market ...

Pakistan says trade with India plunges significantly

Islamabad: Pakistan's central bank has said that trade between Islamabad and New Delhi plummeted significantly this fiscal, apparently due to the ongoing tensions with India over the Kashmir issue.

Studies suggest role of bats, snakes in outbreak of coronavirus

Tokyo: A new strain of coronavirus that emerged in China may have originated in bats or snakes, according to genetic analysis of the virus that has so far killed 17 people.

Top UN court to rule on Myanmar genocide case

The Hague: The UNs top court will announce on Thursday (January 23) if it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence.

Tulsi sues Hillary for defamation, seeks ₹50 mn over Russian asset remark

Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has filed a defamation lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeking ₹50 million in damages, alleging that she tarnished her reputation by suggesting her to be a 'Russian asset' and 'favourite of the Russians' in the 2020 White House race...

China suspends all public transport in Wuhan; Coronavirus cases reach 571

Beijing: China has suspended all public transport, including flights in and out of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus as the confirmed cases climbed to 571 mostly from the city with 17 deaths so far.

Qureshi says Trump to visit Pakistan “soon”; US President skirts question...

Donald Trump has assured the Pakistani leadership that he would visit the country "soon", Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday (January 22) though the US President appeared to parry a question whether his planned trip to India would include a stopover in Islamabad. Qureshi's statement came after President Trump and Prime Minis...

Trump agrees US-Iraq security partnership

Davos: President Donald Trump and his Iraqi counterpart Barham Saleh agreed at a meeting on Wednesday (January 22) on the need for a continued US military role in the country, the White House said. The meeting in Davos, Switzerland was the first since tensions erupted over the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad, sparking an Iraqi parliament...

Coronavirus death toll touches 17, confirmed infected cases rises to 444

Beijing: The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in China nearly doubled to 17 with the confirmed infection cases sharply rising to 444 on Wednesday (January 22), even as the cases of the deadly pneumonia were reported from the US, Hong Kong, Macao and Mexico. Chinese authorities have warned that the disease could spread further in the ongoing h...

Lanka Prez Gotabaya wants civil war disappearances probed: Presidents office

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants a probe into the disappearances of over 20,000 people in the country's brutal civil war with Tamil Tiger rebels, his office has said in a clarification after the Sri Lankan President declared the missing persons "dead" in the first-ever admission to a UN official. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former wartime defence secretary ...

CRS says Pak has limited options to respond to India’s J&K decision

Pakistan leadership has “limited options” to respond to India’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir as many analysts view that Islamabad has “little credibility” on the issue given its long history of covertly supporting militant groups there, according to a US Congressional report. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) in its second report on Kash...

Trump again offers to ‘help’ resolve Kashmir issue, meets Pak PM Imran in Davos

Davos: President Donald Trump has said that the US is watching the developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir “very closely” and repeated his offer to  “help” resolve the longstanding dispute between the two neighbours as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum here in the Swiss ski resort.

Trump impeachment trial opens with acrimonious scene over witness

Washington: The US Senate has started the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump amidst an “acrimonious scene” among the Senators from the ruling Republican party and the opposition Democrats over the rules of the game.

US confirms first case of China virus on American soil

Washington: The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near Seattle, is in good condition, according to federal and state officials

Brazilian President Bolsonaro to begin four-day India visit from Friday

New Delhi: Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro will on Friday begin a four-day visit to India, primarily as chief guest on Republic Day and also to explore ways to boost trade ties at a time both the large economies are hit by slowdowns.

US seeing economic boom never seen by world, says Donald Trump

Davos: The United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday (January 21) said the US is in the midst of an economic boom that has never been seen before anywhere in the world. The American dream is back and its better than ever and there is no one better than the American middle class today, Trump said. In a special address at the World Economic Foru...

Eight Indians die due to possible gas leak in Nepal resort

Kathmandu: Eight Indian tourists, including four children, died on Tuesday after they became unconscious due to a possible gas leak in their room at a resort in Nepal, according to media reports.

WHO may declare worldwide emergency over coronavirus outbreak

Beijing: China has confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and the World Health Organization said it would consider declaring an international public health emergency.

Steep spike in number of coronavirus cases, China says 300 confirmed

Wuhan (China): The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 300 on Tuesday, according to authorities.