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Coronavirus may spread through normal breathing: US scientists Pioneer
The new coronavirus might spread through the air via normal breathing and speaking, a top US scientist said Friday as the government was poised to recommend the use of face masks for everyone.
China urges G20 nations to cut tariffs, facilitate unfettered flow of trade to combat COVID-19 crisis Ananya Das, Zee News
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged the G20 member nations to take collective actions for cutting tariffs, removing barriers and facilitating the unfettered flow of trade amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools shut, Unicef working with Indian govt for alternative ways of learning Hindustan Times
Unicef is working with the Indian government towards providing alternative ways of learning to about 200 million children currently enrolled in government schools, who are missing out on learning as at least 1.5 million schools across India remain closed in the wake of nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.
G20 pledges $5 trillion to defend global economy against COVID-19 Aljazeera
Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged on Thursday to inject $5 trillion in fiscal spending into the global economy to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus and "do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic".
North Korea fires two 'ballistic missiles' into sea: Seoul Pioneer
North Korea on Saturday fired two projectiles presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, Seoul's military said. The projectiles were fired from North Pyongan province into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, without providing further details.
China's coronavirus cases fall, with most infections coming from abroad Ryan Woo, Mint
Mainland China reported a drop in new coronavirus cases on Sunday, but major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai continued to wrestle with cases of infections from travellers arriving from abroad.
Over 6,000 Dead Globally From Coronavirus; Italy Worst Hit After China NDTV
A spike in deaths from the coronavirus in Spain has pushed the global toll past 6,000, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources. The worldwide death toll rose to 6,036, with 159,844 infections after 105 died in Spain.
Pentagon confirms strikes against Iran-backed militia group facilities in Iraq Hindustan Times
The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed that the United States had carried out strikes against five Iran-backed militia weapons storage facilities in Iraq, a day after a deadly rocket attack killed two American and one British service member.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus Hindustan Times
The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said late Thursday. “Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.
US reports 2nd death from coronavirus, new cases detected in several states India Today
Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle where dozens of people were sick and had been tested for the virus.
‘May never be excited again about a crowd’: US President Trump on India visit Hindustan Times
Days after his visit to India, US President Donald Trump has not stopped praising India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the massive crowds that turned up to welcome him. Donald Trump, while addressing a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, talked about the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, where tens of thousands of people turned up to hear him speak along with Prime Minister Modi.
Experts question delayed action as death toll in China's coronavirus climbs to over 2780 Economic Times
Forty four more people have died of the novel coronavirus in China, taking the death toll in the outbreak to 2,788, Chinese health officials said on Friday, amid growing criticism from experts and the public that the epidemic would have been less severe if the authorities acted when the first confirmed case was reported in December.
South Korea reports 334 additional coronavirus cases, raising total to 1,595: Report Money Control
South Korea reported 334 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, raising the total tally to 1,595, the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC) said. The figure is the largest reported additional cases in the country since its first case was confirmed on January 20.
Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation Hindu
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, at 94 the world's oldest leader, submitted his resignation to the king on Monday, his office said, after a bid by his political partners to bring down the government.
Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge BBC
South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the "highest level" as confirmed case numbers keep rising. President Moon Jae-in said the country faced "a grave turning point", and the next few days would be crucial in the battle to contain the outbreak. Six people have died from the virus in South Korea and more than 600 have been infected.
Pakistan retained on grey list of FATF Suhasini Haidar, Hindu
Pakistan has been retained on the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for another four months, with a stern warning from the global watchdog that met in Paris (February 19-21) to complete the 27-point action plan it has been given by June 2020 or face being put on the “black list”.
Death toll in China's coronavirus climbs to 2,118 Economic Times
The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in China has climbed to 2,118 with the death of 114 more people, while the overall confirmed cases increased to 74,576, Chinese officials said on Thursday. China's National Health Commission (NHC) said the new confirmed cases declined to 394, registering the biggest drop since December when the first case was reported in Wuhan city in the central Hubei Province.
China's Coronavirus Death Count Surges To 2,000 NDTV
The death count from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 2,000 on Wednesday after 132 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak. In its daily update, the province's health commission also reported 1,693 new cases of people infected with the virus.
Masood Azhar, claimed to be missing, hiding in bomb-proof house in Pak: Intel Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times
Indian counterterror agencies have confirmed information that Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), and the man on top of India’s “most wanted” list, is living under the highest security in a virtually bomb-proof house behind the terror group’s Bahawalpur headquarters at Markaz-e-Usman-o-Ali, Railway Link Road, in Pakistan, intelligence officials familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.
US blacklists Sri Lankan Army Chief citing killings and abuses Hindu
The United States has blacklisted Sri Lanka's Army Chief, Shavendra Silva, for human rights violations including extrajudicial killings during the last phase of the country's civil war in 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on February 14.
Chinese factories shut by coronavirus, 13.7% of India’s imports at risk Vineet Sachdev, Hindustan Times
As China continues to reel under the impact of Coronavirus -- confirmed cases are climbing towards 60,000, according to Bloomberg -- its economy has taken a massive hit. Retail car sales fell 22% to 1.71 million units, the biggest-ever drop for the month of January, Bloomberg reported, adding that according to the China Passenger Car Association, February sales could drop 30%.
US willing to meet India’s energy demand; trade talks continue: White House Hindustan Times
The US can supply energy to India as much as it wants as there is a much greater potential between the two countries in the key sector, a top White House official has said ahead of President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to the country.
Trump says looking forward to visiting India Pioneer
US President Donald Trump has said that he is looking forward to his first visit to India later this month and indicated that the two countries may sign a trade deal. At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump is slated to travel to India on February 24 and 25. In addition to New Delhi, he will stop in Ahmedabad in Gujarat to address a joint public meeting with Modi at a stadium.
Coronavirus may have infected 500,000 in Wuhan by peak in cocoming weeks Times of India
The new coronavirus might have infected at least 500,000 people in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global outbreak, by the time it peaks in coming weeks.
Al Qaeda’s Yemen leader killed in counterterrorism operation says Donald Trump Hindustan Times
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States killed al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Qassim al-Raymi in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen. “Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our forces,” Trump said in a statement.
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