Covid-19 tally in India cross 1.5 lakh-mark with 6,387 new cases in past 24 hours

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-affected state by coronavirus with  2,091 new COVID-19 cases and 97 fatalities reported in the state.

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TV actress Preksha Mehta commits suicide, shares cryptic messages on Instagram hours before her death

This is the second instance of a TV actor committing suicide in the wake of the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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US records daily death toll below 700 for third consecutive day, tally stands at 98,875

Despite showing a decrease in the toll, the United States remains the worst-hit nation in terms of the novel coronavirus. 

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Pakistan to bring back 176 citizens stranded in India through Attari-Wagah border

India has imposed a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus which has created havoc around the world by infecting 5,543,439 and killing 347,836 people.

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Coronavirus: Brazil records over 1,000 daily deaths for fourth time in week, toll stands at 24,512

According to health experts, the numbers are probably much higher but due to under-testing, many cases are going unnoticed. 

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COVID-19 to have 'disastrous' impact on millions of children: Report

Millions of children would fall into extreme poverty because of the outbreak, which has left governments short of money for health and education for the young.

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COVID-19: Russia records highest single day death toll

The country is next only to the United States and Brazil in the number of infected cases in the world with US recording over 1.6 million cases and Brazil at 374,898.

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Irish taoiseach Varadkar denies breaching COVID-19 regulations during picnic

The outing appeared to contradict advice given in a media briefing last week by Liz Canavan, assistant secretary of the Department of the Taoiseach.

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WHO warns of second wave of COVID-19 as global cases near 5.5 million

Many European countries and US states have taken steps in recent weeks to lift lockdown measures that curbed the spread of the disease but caused severe harm to economies.

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Pakistan soars past 57,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Of the total number of 57,705 cases, 22,934 have so far been detected in Sindh, 20,654 in Punjab, 8,080 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 3,468 in Balochistan, 1,728 in Islamabad, 630 in Gilgit-Baltistan,…

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Gene linked to dementia also associated with severe COVID-19 risk: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Gerontology, Medical Sciences, found a high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among those who carried two faulty copies of the APOE gene termed e4e4.

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to ease curfew on June 21, except Mecca

Saudi Arabia is one of the worst-hit countries in the gulf with 74,795 cases of COVID-19 with 399 deaths and more than 2,000 cases are still being reported daily.

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Number of coronavirus cases worldwide reaches 5.5 million, death toll over 3.4 lakh

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said that countries, where coronavirus infections are declining, could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt…

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6,535 new positive cases, 146 deaths in the last 24 hours: India continues its high daily spikes

As per the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data The total number of cases in the country now at 1,45,380 including 80,722 active cases, 60,490 cured/discharged and 4167 deaths.

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Coronavirus: US records 532 deaths in last 24 hours, toll now stands at 98,218

Death toll in the US now stands at 98,218, whereas, cases of infection in the country have surged to 1,662,375

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'Coronavirus', which literally translates into 'the virus with a halo' has alarmed the whole world after China quarantined the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan shutting down essential services in the city. 

With the number of cases rising daily, the virus threatens millions of people, especially in developing regions. Several countries have cancelled or suspended flights to China as the country grapples with the deadly virus.

Pakistan soars past 57,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Of the total number of 57,705 cases, 22,934 have so far been detected in Sindh, 20,654 in Punjab, 8,080 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 3,468 in Balochistan, 1,728 in Islamabad, 630 in Gilgit-Baltistan,…

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Japanese return to work and face 'new normal' after coronavirus emergency lifted

 A day after Japan ended its state of emergency, Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture of relief and trepidation as they prepared for a… Read Article

Robot barista! South Korea's cafe hires 'modern' help to maintain social distancing

The new robot barista at a cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way towards customers. Take a look:  Read Article

Gene linked to dementia also associated with severe COVID-19 risk: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Gerontology, Medical Sciences, found a high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among those who carried two faulty copies of the APOE gene termed e4e4.

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to ease curfew on June 21, except Mecca

Saudi Arabia is one of the worst-hit countries in the gulf with 74,795 cases of COVID-19 with 399 deaths and more than 2,000 cases are still being reported daily.

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Number of coronavirus cases worldwide reaches 5.5 million, death toll over 3.4 lakh

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said that countries, where coronavirus infections are declining, could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt…

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6,535 new positive cases, 146 deaths in the last 24 hours: India continues its high daily spikes

As per the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data The total number of cases in the country now at 1,45,380 including 80,722 active cases, 60,490 cured/discharged and 4167 deaths.

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Coronavirus: US records 532 deaths in last 24 hours, toll now stands at 98,218

Death toll in the US now stands at 98,218, whereas, cases of infection in the country have surged to 1,662,375

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Coronavirus: Brazil surpasses the United States in terms of daily death toll

Total death tally in Brazil has reached 23,473, whereas the United States nears 100,000 with 97,971 deaths. 

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US company Novavax to conduct human trials of 'recombinant vaccine' in Australia

“We are in parallel making doses, making vaccine in anticipation that we’ll be able to show it’s working and be able to start deploying it by the end of this year,” Glenn told a virtual press…

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Karan Johar on self-isolation after two household staff test positive for coronavirus

The filmmaker in a statement said that he and his family also took the test but tested negative.

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Iran reopens religious shrines after two-month closure

Worshippers will be allowed to access courtyards, but not covered areas. They must also wear face masks and abide by social distancing rules.

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15,000 Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases hit 29

It comes as charity workers expressed fears over being infected in the camps as they worked without adequate protection.

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UK PM's aide says he behaved 'reasonably'; defies calls to resign

This statement follows allegations that he broke lockdown…

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Akshay Kumar and R Balki shoot outdoors for a public service ad with limited crew in masks

The actor-director duo was spotted at Kamalistan studio where they wrapped up the shoot in a span of two hours.

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Is hydroxychloroquine a miracle drug or a death pill?

According to a study published by one of the world’s most oldest and best known medical journal, Lancet, it raises the risk of death.

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Anti-vaccination movement surges across Europe and US as pandemic soars

This pandemic coincides with the revival of the anti-vaccination movement which is increasingly gaining traction across the Europe and the US

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NPC's second plenary session in China: What can we expect?

The third session of China’s top legislative body will have a two-fold focus: economy and optics

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Much needed break or threat to life? Significance of following social distancing norms

Compromising on social distancing measures, could become turn out be very expensive. 
 

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Top 10 world news today: Japan lifts emergency, China warns US and more

Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

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European Union to unveil a mega stimulus package to recover economy

The stimulus package will also grant loans, repaid by governments who take them, and guarantees that could draw in many times more in private cash by reducing the risk of various investments.

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Covid-19 tally in India cross 1.5 lakh-mark with 6,387 new cases in past 24 hours

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-affected state by coronavirus with  2,091 new COVID-19 cases and 97 fatalities reported in the state.

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TV actress Preksha Mehta commits suicide, shares cryptic messages on Instagram hours before her death

This is the second instance of a TV actor committing suicide in the wake of the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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US records daily death toll below 700 for third consecutive day, tally stands at 98,875

Despite showing a decrease in the toll, the United States remains the worst-hit nation in terms of the novel coronavirus. 

Read Article

Pakistan to bring back 176 citizens stranded in India through Attari-Wagah border

India has imposed a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus which has created havoc around the world by infecting 5,543,439 and killing 347,836 people.

Read Article

Coronavirus: Brazil records over 1,000 daily deaths for fourth time in week, toll stands at 24,512

According to health experts, the numbers are probably much higher but due to under-testing, many cases are going unnoticed. 

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Spain announces 10-day mourning period for coronavirus victims

Flags will be hoisted to half-staff in more than 14,000 public buildings across the nation and on Spanish naval vessels until June 5.

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Nations begin to loosen restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic

The ancient ruins of Pompeii is also open to visitors. New streets have been opened as have some never-seen-before houses but there is no crowd.

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Sonu Sood wins one more fan in Ajay Devgn as he launches helpline for migrants

Sonu has been arranging buses for migrants who have been stranded amid COVID-19 lockdown. 

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President Bolsonaro takes part in anti-lockdown rally as coronavirus cases surge in Brazil

While the country has officially surpassed the United States in terms of the daily death toll, Bolsonaro continues to tout the virus as a 'measly cold' and is not willing to acknowledge the…

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How Huawei became a liability for China amid COVID-19 crisis

The world has figured out that the perfect way to punish Beijing which is by blocking Huawei. 

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Top 10 world news today: WHO warns of second wave, Brazil surpasses US and more

Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

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Iran eases restaurant curbs as virus claims 57 more lives

Since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared on its soil in mid-February, the Islamic republic has sought to halt the spread of the virus without imposing lockdowns.

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Saudi Arabia to end virus curfew on June 21, except in Mecca

The first phase, starting on Thursday, will see the 24-hour curfew reduced to between 3 pm-6 am countrywide.

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Coronavirus pandemic heightening heatwave health risks: UN

The United Nations agency teamed up Tuesday with non-governmental organisations to call for stronger preparations to keep people safe in hot weather while keeping a lid on the pandemic.

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Minister resigns in UK over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip

The resignation came after a cabinet heavyweight defended Cummings and said the controversial aide did not break the law.

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COVID-19 to have 'disastrous' impact on millions of children: Report

Millions of children would fall into extreme poverty because of the outbreak, which has left governments short of money for health and education for the young.

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COVID-19: Russia records highest single day death toll

The country is next only to the United States and Brazil in the number of infected cases in the world with US recording over 1.6 million cases and Brazil at 374,898.

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Irish taoiseach Varadkar denies breaching COVID-19 regulations during picnic

The outing appeared to contradict advice given in a media briefing last week by Liz Canavan, assistant secretary of the Department of the Taoiseach.

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WHO warns of second wave of COVID-19 as global cases near 5.5 million

Many European countries and US states have taken steps in recent weeks to lift lockdown measures that curbed the spread of the disease but caused severe harm to economies.

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Japanese return to work and face 'new normal' after coronavirus emergency lifted

 A day after Japan ended its state of emergency, Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture of relief and trepidation as they prepared for a "new normal" of living with the novel coronaviru

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Robot barista! South Korea's cafe hires 'modern' help to maintain social distancing

The new robot barista at a cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way towards customers.

Take a look: 

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Artholes: Artist covers mundane potholes with pandemic-themed mosaics

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy road for many Chicagoans, but they have mosaic artist Jim Bachor to thank for paving the way to some unexpected smiles with four additions to his "pothole art

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Americans spend Memorial Day weekend at beaches and parks amid pandemic rage

Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, even as the US death toll from COVID-19 fast approaches 100,000

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Post-pandemic nightclub experience in China gives a glimpse of the future

Nightclubs in China have mostly come back to life as owners and customers feel increasingly comfortable the novel coronavirus epidemic is under control, but disinfectant, disposable cups and masks

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Eid al-Fitr observed amid coronavirus pandemic across the globe!

Eid, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, was observed around the world.

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Colombian businessman makes bed-coffin combo to serve coronavirus dead

Disturbing images of bodies of dozens of coronavirus victims awaiting burial on the streets of Ecuador's largest city Guayaquil has motivated a businessman in neighboring Colombia to design somethi

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Portuguese return to beaches on first state-sanctioned weekend

As Portugal started the process of easing down the two-month long lockdown, people were seen flocking to the beaches to enjoy the pleasant weather.

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Honking cars and motorbikes take over Spanish streets protesting against the government

On Saturday, thousands of cars and motorbikes, decked with Spanish flags, were seen on the roads protesting against the strict lockdown imposed by the Spanish government to contain the spread of co

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United we stand: Muslims praying in Berlin church during Ramzan

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world, a Berlin church is hosting Muslims who are unable to fit into their mosque for their prayers during Ramzan, setting a forward example o

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Films that had prominent characters don masks way before coronavirus scare

The mask has entered our lives as one of the most essential health accessories in the time of the coronavirus outbreak. From Tom Hardy in 'The Dark Knight Rises' to Regina King in 'Watchmen', these

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Cities spot mountain ranges from far during lockdown

From Kathmandu to Punjab, a lot of cities have been spotting Himalayan ranges from their cities as the air pollution levels dropped down significantly due to the nationwide lockdown.

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Protection in style: Chinese designer makes silk coronavirus masks

With infections rapidly approaching five million, deaths topping 320,000 and the global economy devastated, their is a dire need for protection to contain the spread of the virus. 

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No fans, masks, social distancing: Bundesliga begins after nearly two months

Germany gave football-starved fans reason to be cheerful on Saturday with the Bundesliga's return to action behind closed doors, on a day in which Borussia Dortmund hammered local rivals Schalke in

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Ronaldo, Messi, Salah: Star players return to field for training!

After being on halt for almost two months, football leagues across the world will resume to action. Following are the star players who came back for training to gear up for upcoming matches. 

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Social distancing during coronavirus as countries start to ease lockdown

Countries across the world have began easing the lockdown after facing a wrath of the coronavirus.

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Romance in times of coronavirus: As countries ease lockdown, lovers reunite

The coronavirus crisis has forced many couples to stay away from each other but now as countries ease their lockdown rules, things are seen improving on the romantic front.
 

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Restaurants come up with creative ways of coping with COVID-19

As the world is overcoming COVID-19, many countries are now opening their shops, restaurants and other entertainment venues to revive their economy.

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'Masked' dancers bring Saturday night fever back to Wuhan as lockdown relaxed

Wearing masks and keeping about a metre apart, men and women in Wuhan were dancing once again on a Saturday night by the side of the Yangtze river, which winds through the central Chinese city wher

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Greece shows the way! Social distancing and measures followed even as churches reopen

Thousands of Greeks returned to church on Sunday after weeks of staying away as a ban on mass gatherings to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus was eased.

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Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world. Read Article