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UNHRC High Commissioner requests to implement the Resolution 30/1 for Human Rights

2020-02-19 17:37:00

High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelette has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 to promote a peaceful society and sustainable development...


Sexual abuse and Child abuse rates has begun to increase again-Sajith Premadasa

2020-02-19 17:35:00

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that only in the first 15 days of 2020, 142 cases of rape, 42 cases of serious sexual abuse and 54 cases of child abuse have been reported...


Hospital director in Wuhan dies of infection

2020-02-19 15:56:00

On Tuesday, Liu Zhiming, director of the Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak, himself died of the virus, according to a statement released by local government authorities...


Antarctic temperature rises above 20C

2020-02-16 14:50:00

A record high temperature of 18.3C (64.9F) has been logged on the continent of Antarctica...


Arvind Kejriwal sworn in as Delhi chief minister for the 3rd time

2020-02-16 13:02:00

Arvind Kejriwal, AAP senior leader and national convener, was sworn in today as Delhi chief minister for third time at Ramlila Maidan...


What is the Truth behind the Corona Virus? Who is lying and who is not?

2020-02-16 09:24:00

China’s data to the world is false, the death rate is not 2.1%, but every day 2.1% of the Chinese population die!..


First COVID-19 fatality in Europe reported in France

2020-02-15 18:40:00

The first fatality in Europe due to COVID-19 has been reported in France, international reports claim, as the fourth death outside China and the first outside Asia...


143 more fatalities due to COVID-19, virus spread to Africa

2020-02-15 16:54:00

143 fatalities have been reported within the last 24 hours due to COVID-19, summing a total death toll of 1526 and over 67,000 positive cases, 66,492 of which have been reported in China...


US investigates Harvard and Yale over foreign funding

2020-02-13 13:30:00

The US has launched investigations into Harvard and Yale universities over suspicions they received undisclosed funds from foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia and China...


Cruise Ship Rejected by Five Ports Runs Out of Options

2020-02-12 08:55:00

The 2,257 passengers and crew onboard the Westerdam luxury liner are in limbo once again after Thailand became the latest country to turn the ship away from its ports, leaving guests desperate to disembark after almost two weeks at sea...


Death toll due to Wuhan virus exceeds 1000

2020-02-11 10:00:00

103 out of 108 deaths reported yesterday were from Hubei province, China, with 67 of them were reported from Wuhan city...


Death toll due to Wuhan virus continues to rise, 40 positive cases reported from Singapore

2020-02-09 12:47:00

The death toll due to new Wuhan virus has been increased up to 813 as of Sunday (09) among which 811 of them were reported in China, while the other two fatalities from Hong Kong and Philippine...


Death toll due to Wuhan virus rises up to 724! SARS outstripped?

2020-02-08 14:23:00

The official death count due to new coronavirus has reached up to 724 as of Saturday (08)...


Diamond Princess confirms 61 positive cases for Wuhan virus!

2020-02-07 17:21:00

The cruise shit Diamond Princess sailed on Japan waters confirmed 61 positive cases for new coronavirus, foreign reports said...


Death toll due to Wuhan virus rises up to 563, positive cases exceed 28,000!

2020-02-06 10:49:00

The death count due to the new Wuhan virus has risen up to 563 in China, foreign reports revealed...


Coronavirus: Ten passengers on cruise ship test positive for virus!

2020-02-05 14:41:00

At least 10 people on board a cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama have tested positive for coronavirus, health authorities said...


Death toll due to Wuhan virus rises up to 490

2020-02-05 10:44:00

65 deaths owing to the outbreak of new Wuhan virus have been reported from Hubei province of China in the last 24 hours, summing 490 deaths...


First peanut allergy drug approved in the US

2020-02-02 14:45:00

The US has approved its first treatment for peanut allergies in children...


Iraq names new PM after months of protests

2020-02-02 14:10:00

Iraq has named a new prime minister after four months of protests. Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, a former communications minister, was appointed by President Barham Salih...


Hong Kong University claims contradictory estimation on Wuhan virus raising controversy

2020-02-02 12:37:00

A controversy is raised over China’s official reports on the new coronavirus infection...


UK sacks COP26 President!

2020-02-01 16:30:00

The United Kingdom in a surprising move has sacked UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) president Claire Perry O’Neil...


China quarantined in intensive care

2020-02-01 09:06:00

China is being wheeled into the quarantine ward after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency following the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak...


Climate change: ’Stop using the worst-case scenario ... as the most likely outcome,’ experts say

2020-01-31 15:01:00

Scientific studies that use the worst-case, business-as-usual scenario for future levels of climate change are ’’misleading,’’ experts claim...


Australian scientists first to recreate virus outside China

2020-01-31 07:13:00

Australian scientists working at a lab in the city of Melbourne, have made a major breakthrough towards combating the deadly coronavirus...


China’s first coronavirus hospital open

2020-01-30 10:13:00

China’s first dedicated coronavirus hospital has opened in a city near Wuhan after workers and volunteers spent just two days converting an empty building to a 1,000-bed emergency facility...


China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus

2020-01-21 11:33:00

China’s health ministry has confirmed human-to-human transmission of a mysterious Sars-like virus that has spread across the country and fuelled anxiety about the prospect of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for lunar new year celebrations...


Two Honolulu police officers killed in shooting

2020-01-20 12:04:00

Two police officers were shot and killed by a suspect when they responded to a call for a woman who needed help at a home in Waikiki Sunday...


Prince Harry expresses ’great sadness’ following news he and Meghan are no longer working members of royal family

2020-01-20 12:03:00

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, expressed ’’great sadness’’ Sunday evening in his first public statement since Buckingham Palace announced he and his wife, Meghan, would give up their royal titles and would not represent the Queen as working members of the royal family...


World’s shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

2020-01-18 13:45:00

The world’s shortest man who was capable of walking, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said...


Deadly blast at chemical plant in Tarragona, Spain

2020-01-15 12:10:00

An explosion at a chemical plant in Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region has killed at least one person and injured another eight, officials say...