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A plane reportedly carrying at least 83 people has crashed in Afghanistan's Ghazni province. The plane, which reportedly crashed in a Taliban controlled area, was initially reported to have belonged to Ariana Airlines but they have now denied this. Earlier this month, a Ukraine International Airlines' plane carrying 176 people crashed in Iran capital Tehran after being hit by missiles.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:15 pm on 27 Jan
Singer-songwriter Ricky Rebel had 'Impeach This' written on his butt cheeks when he made his appearance at the 62nd Grammy Awards. The words were reportedly in reference to the impeachment of US President Donald Trump last year. The singer had earlier released a pro-Trump song called 'Sheep'. Meanwhile, Joy Villa wore an outfit which had 'Trump 2020' imprinted on it.
short by Udit Gupta / 02:17 pm on 27 Jan
3 people isolated in Delhi over coronavirus suspicion
short by Ankush Verma / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
Authorities in Delhi on Monday isolated three people at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital with flu-like symptoms after they returned from China. There is no confirmed coronavirus case in India yet. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities said that 106 people have died from the new coronavirus and more than 4,000 people have been infected.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:21 am on 28 Jan
A 24-year-old Hindu woman was kidnapped by a group of people reportedly with the help of local police authorities from her wedding venue in Pakistan's Sindh province. The woman named Bharti Bai, was later forcefully converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man. Bharti's family has demanded for her return.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:20 pm on 27 Jan
Taliban claims it shot down US military plane in Afghanistan
short by Anmol Sharma / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Taliban has said it has shot down a US military plane in central Afghan province of Ghazni, killing all personnel on board. "The plane, which was on an intelligence mission, was brought down in Sado Khel area of Deh Yak district of Ghazni province," a spokesman for Taliban said. The cause of crash is being investigated, a US official said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:17 pm on 27 Jan
A 21-year-old Indian-origin female student's body has been recovered from a lake on the campus of a university in the US state of Indiana. Annrose Jerry had been missing since January 21. Authorities said external examination of the body revealed no apparent signs of trauma. "We're deeply saddened by the passing of Annrose," the University of Notre Dame said.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:02 am on 28 Jan
Former Belgian King Albert II has admitted that he is the father of Belgian artist Delphine Boël who was born from an affair in the 1960s. The 85-year-old former monarch said he wanted to end a "painful" legal battle. The announcement was made after Albert II was asked by court to give a DNA test which came back positive.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:17 am on 28 Jan
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that there's no scope for "outside interference in India's internal matters" and such efforts were "totally uncalled for and unwarranted". His comments came after anti-CAA resolutions were moved in the European Parliament. The VP also expressed concern over the trend of foreign bodies meddling in matters within "the purview of Indian Parliament."
short by Kiran Khatri / 07:25 pm on 27 Jan
Airlift Indians from China: Kerala CM writes to PM on Coronavirus
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has asked PM Narendra Modi to arrange for a special flight to Wuhan or a nearby functional airport to airlift Indian nationals stranded there amid the Coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to PM, Vijayan offered assistance from his state government in case those evacuated needed medical attention. The virus has claimed over 80 lives in China.
short by Kiran Khatri / 07:23 pm on 27 Jan
1st suspected Coronavirus case in Bihar, 29-yr-old woman admitted
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Bihar has reported its first suspected case of the Novel Coronavirus after a 29-year-old woman from Chapra, who returned from China's Tianjin last week, showed symptoms similar to that of the virus. She was admitted to the Patna Medical College Hospital on Monday and is under observation. The Coronavirus has killed at least 80 people in China and infected thousands.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:51 pm on 27 Jan
The US has asked Iraq to "fulfil its obligations" to protect American diplomatic facilities in the country, a State Department spokesperson said. Three rockets had struck the US Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, injuring one US official. "Since September there have been over 14 attacks by Iran and Iranian-supported militias on US personnel in Iraq," the spokesperson added.
short by Shailesh / 09:02 pm on 27 Jan
Saudi minister says Israeli passport holders cannot visit: CNN
short by Shailesh / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Reacting to Israel's announcement that its citizens could visit Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that Israelis were not welcome to visit the country, CNN reported. Israel had announced that its citizens could visit Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage or business trips. Farhan added that Saudi Arabia and Israel don't have any diplomatic relations.
short by Shailesh / 11:15 pm on 27 Jan
Holocaust survivors and international leaders gathered at the site of former Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland to mark the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation. Over 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were murdered at the camp by German forces during World War II. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said, "Our duty is to fight anti-Semitism, racism and fascist nostalgia."
short by Shailesh / 11:06 pm on 27 Jan
China has allocated $8.74 billion to help contain the outbreak of new coronavirus in the country, its finance ministry said. The government also extended the Lunar New Year holiday while big businesses urged their staff to work from home or shut their operations. The death toll from the virus rose to over 80 and infected over 2,700 in China.
short by Shailesh / 04:48 pm on 27 Jan
Mongolia closes border with China to prevent spread of virus
short by Shailesh / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Mongolia closed its border crossings with China for vehicles and pedestrian traffic on Monday to prevent the spread of new coronavirus. The country also shut its educational institutes till March 2 and prohibited public events. Mongolia's Deputy PM Enkhtuvshin Ulziisaikhan said that the restrictions were imposed after coronavirus cases were found in China's neighbouring region of Inner Mongolia.
short by Shailesh / 10:40 pm on 27 Jan
China virus outbreak to impact Singapore's economy: Minister
short by Shailesh / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
The new coronavirus outbreak in China will impact Singapore's economy this year, especially the country's tourism sector, its Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said. He added that the government is planning support measures for industries impacted by it. Reportedly, Chinese nationals make up the largest share of visitors to the country.
short by Shailesh / 05:40 pm on 27 Jan
Iranians should not let Trump harm national unity: Iran Prez
short by Shailesh / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
Iran President Hassan Rouhani said that Iranians shouldn't let US President Donald Trump harm national unity ahead of parliamentary polls on February 21. He added, "We should not let Trump and those terrorists in the White House isolate Iran." The US quit a nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran in 2018, leading to tensions between the two countries.
short by Shailesh / 07:52 pm on 27 Jan
German Police have started an investigation after a beer with Nazi-style label was sold in the small town of Bad Bibra in eastern Germany. Photos of the beer were posted on Facebook by German politician Götz Ulrich, who claimed neo-Nazis staged the sale on the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz concentration camp's liberation. Use of Nazi symbols is banned in Germany.
short by Shailesh / 10:57 pm on 27 Jan
Trump offers China 'any help' needed over virus outbreak
short by Shailesh / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
US President Donald Trump said that he has offered "any help that is necessary" to China over the outbreak of new coronavirus in the country. He added, "We're in very close communication with China concerning the virus. Very few cases reported in USA, but strongly on watch." The virus killed over 80 people in China and infected over 2,700 others.
short by Shailesh / 11:03 pm on 27 Jan
UK PM Boris Johnson announced that the government will launch 'Global Talent' visas from February 20 to encourage scientists, researchers and mathematicians to come to the country. Johnson said, "I want to send a message that the UK is open to...most talented minds in the world." He added, "[We] stand ready to support them to turn their ideas into reality."
short by Shailesh / 07:46 pm on 27 Jan
Germany on Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in a man from Starnberg district. The German health authority said that the man, who is in a "medically good state", is being monitored in an isolated ward. In China, at least 106 people have died from the new coronavirus and as many as 4,515 cases have been confirmed till Monday.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:11 am on 28 Jan
Floods and storms have killed at least 46 people and displaced over 25,000 others in southeast Brazil, authorities said. Local authorities from the region said that 28 people were reported to be missing. Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said that the government is doing "everything possible" and added that affected area being so large, "it is difficult to serve everyone".
short by Shailesh / 06:39 pm on 27 Jan
NZ PM announces Sept 19 as date for general election, seeks 2nd term
short by Kirti Joshi / on 28 Jan 2020,Tuesday
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday announced that the next general election will be held on September 19. Ardern, who is seeking a second term said, "I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to support my leadership and the current direction of the government." In the September 2017 election, she came to power with a coalition government.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:08 am on 28 Jan
The Potala Palace in Tibet, Dalai Lama's official residence, has been shut from Monday until further notice to prevent the spread of coronavirus, local authorities said. The palace is a major tourist attraction and is home to reportedly 1,00,000 pieces of cultural relics. The virus outbreak began in China's Wuhan city and has claimed the lives of over 80 people.
short by Shailesh / 04:25 pm on 27 Jan
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