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England imposes fine up to $13,000 for breaking COVID-19 rules

London: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) unde...

Envelope with poison 'ricin' addressed to White House intercepted

Washington: An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by U.S authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison th...

Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive'

Moscow: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he is recovering his verbal and physical abilities at the German hospital where he is being tre...

Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign Abraham Accord; Trump says 'dawn of new Middle East'

Washington: U.S President Donald Trump on Tuesday hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign ministers of the United Arab Emir...

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's PM

Tokyo: Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the c...

Saudi Arabia to ease int'l flight restrictions

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after trav...

Israel to impose second COVID-19 national lockdown

Jerusalem: Israel government has decided to impose a lockdown lasting three weeks, the first country to reimpose such severe restrictions on a nation...

U.S budget deficit hits record $3 trillion

Washington: The U.S budget deficit hit an all-time high of 3 trillion for the first 11 months of budget year, the Treasury Department said. The ocean...

India, China agree on 5-point roadmap to resolve border standoff

New Delhi: Noting that the current situation at their border is not in the interest of either side, India and China have agreed on a five-point roadm...

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Washington: Just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Trump has been nominated for the 20...

Djokovic disqualified from US Open for hitting ball at line judge

New York: Novak Djokovic was defaulted in the fourth round of the 2020 US Open on Sunday after hitting a ball in frustration that struck a line judge...

Trump calls India-China standoff in Ladakh 'nasty'; offers to help

Washington: The United States is ready to get involved and help to resolve the dispute between India and China over the mountain border running throu...

WHO says widespread COVID-19 vaccines not expected until mid-2021

Geneva: The World Health Organization does not expect widespread vaccinations against Covid-19 until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman said, str...

Solution to India-China standoff lies in domain of diplomacy: Minister

  New Delhi: As China continues to threaten status quo along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, Union External Affairs Minister S. Jai...

Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent: Germany

Berlin: Tests carried out on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny showed that he was poisoned by a Novichok chemical nerve agent, the German gove...

Biden campaign launches initiative to woo Hindus in U.S

Washington: The Biden campaign has announced the launch of 'Hindu Americans for Biden', as part of its efforts to attract the over two million member...

U.S says it won’t join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine

Washington: The Trump administration said that it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine...

Qatar raises minimum wage by 25% to 1,000 riyals a month

Doha: Qatar announced changes to its labour laws, raising the minimum wage by 25 percent to 1,000 riyals a month and scrapping a requirement for work...

Canada extends ban on int'l travel until Sept 30

Ottawa: Canada has extended the current ban on international travel till September 30 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. "Ou...

Chadwick Boseman, 'Black Panther' star, dies

Los Angeles: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at the age of 43, his family said in a statement. The actor had been bat...
 

Rajya Sabha passes 2 farm bills amid ruckus by Opposition MPs

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two contentious farm bills, which have triggered protests by farmers at several places, amid uproar by opposi...

Kerala reports 4,696 fresh COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Sunday reported 4,696 fresh COVID-19 cases, Health Minister K.K Shailaja informed.   16 deaths were also confirmed...

Gold smuggling case: Now, I-T dept joins investigation

N.K Premachandran MP tests positive for COVID-19

Hurricane 'Nyol': Chance of heavy rain in Kerala