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Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19

2020-07-11 23:45:00

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19, as he confirmed in a tweet a short while ago...


Ruling Party wins Singapore General Election

2020-07-11 11:00:00

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has retained power in Friday’s general election but with a reduced majority, final results show...


India police murder suspect shot dead after arrest

2020-07-10 17:16:00

Police in India say they have shot dead a man accused of killing eight policemen in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh...


US COVID-19 cases and deaths increase, dimming economic recovery

2020-07-10 15:20:00

COVID-19 continues to swell in the United States as record-breaking numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths in several states dim hopes of economic recovery, with cellphone data shows shoppers are staying away from stores in areas where cases are rising the most...


People are refusing mandatory orders to wear masks on flights, and it’s causing mayhem with other passengers

2020-07-10 13:21:00

As travel demand has slowly ticked up during the pandemic, leading to fuller planes and some airlines ending efforts to facilitate social distancing, most US airlines have mandated crew and passenger masks as a way to limit the spread of COVID-19 on flights...


Singapore election held against backdrop of pandemic and recession

2020-07-10 10:55:00

Voting is under way in Singapore’s general election, under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout...


National security law: Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty

2020-07-09 14:22:00

Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to fears over a new national security law imposed by China...


Johnny Depp libel trial: Audio released of ’Hollywood star groaning on private plane’

2020-07-09 12:27:00

An audio clip in which Johnny Depp can allegedly be heard groaning on a private jet has been played during his libel trial...


Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive

2020-07-08 15:04:00

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus...


Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

2020-07-08 14:06:00

President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO)...


Mary Trump’s book to be published early amid ‘extraordinary interest’

2020-07-07 15:51:00

Tell-all book by Donald Trump’s niece will argue president suffered ‘child abuse’ in the early years of his life..



Johnny Depp’s case against The Sun to begin at High Court

2020-07-07 15:22:00

Johnny Depp’s defamation case over newspaper claims that he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard begins on Tuesday...


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells fans he had lung screening

2020-07-07 13:38:00

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told supporters gathered outside the presidential palace in Brasília Monday that he took a Covid-19 exam and that his lungs were screened...


Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world

2020-07-07 01:30:00

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the use of the death penalty, an antiquated form of punishment, to threaten journalists in some parts of the world...


Japan floods: Country braces for more rain as death toll rises

2020-07-06 13:14:00

Japan is bracing for more heavy rain after a weekend of flooding left at least 37 people dead...


India overtakes Russia in Covid-19 cases

2020-07-06 13:14:00

India has recorded more than 24,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Russia...


A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

2020-07-05 14:51:00

Mark Honigsbaum compares the Covid-19 pandemic to previous diseases outbreaks over the past century..


Low-Income American Households Suffer Inflation Shock From Virus

2020-07-05 14:14:00

The coronavirus is inflicting a price shock on low income Americans that risks further driving up inequality...


Dominican Republic votes in election postponed over virus

2020-07-05 13:20:00

Voters in the Dominican Republic are choosing a new president on Sunday, in elections postponed from May due to the coronavirus pandemic...


Coronavirus: Mexico’s death toll passes 30,000

2020-07-05 12:45:00

Mexico has recorded more than 30,000 deaths from its coronavirus outbreak, as the disease continues to ravage one of Latin America’s worst-hit countries...


Nagaland dog meat: Animal rights groups hail ban as ’major turning point’

2020-07-04 13:52:00

The Indian state of Nagaland has banned the import, trading and sale of dog meat, in a move celebrated by animal rights activists...


Death toll rises to 162 in Myanmar jade mine collapse

2020-07-03 16:38:00

The death toll in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has risen to at least 162, with more feared dead, authorities said...


Saroj Khan: Celebrated Bollywood choreographer dies aged 71

2020-07-03 16:22:00

Saroj Khan, one of India’s most prominent choreographers, has died at the age of 71...


Global Markets: COVID recovery vs COVID reality

2020-07-03 15:25:00

World shares inched towards a four-month high on Friday and industrial bellwether metal copper was set for its longest weekly winning streak in nearly three years, as recovering global data kept nagging coronavirus nerves at bay...


Coronavirus in North Korea: Kim Jong-un claims ’shining success’

2020-07-03 15:12:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed his country’s ’’shining success’’ in dealing with Covid-19, according to state news agency KCNA...


UK ’unequivocally’ recognises Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president in £800m row over gold

2020-07-02 16:00:00

The United Kingdom has said it ’’unequivocally recognises’’ opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president in a crucial ruling over the fate of £800m in gold bullion being held in the Bank of England’s vaults...


China’s draconian security law for Hong Kong buries ’one country, two systems’

2020-07-02 15:14:00

The regime in Beijing would rather be feared than admired..


New Zealand minister resigns after lockdown blunders

2020-07-02 15:01:00

New Zealand’s health minister has resigned after criticism of the government’s response to coronavirus and his own breaches of lockdown rules...


UK makes citizenship offer to residents

2020-07-02 13:11:00

Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship, Boris Johnson has said...