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UN urges China, India to ease border dispute

UN urges China, India to ease border dispute

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising border tensions between India and China and has urged both countries not to do anything to heighten it.

India wilts as summer scorchers add to Covid, locust woes

India wilts as summer scorchers add to Covid, locust woes

India is wilting under a heatwave, with temperatures in places reaching 50C and the capital enduring its hottest May day in nearly two decades.

Infections top 150,000, with 42.44% recovery

Infections top 150,000, with 42.44% recovery

Maintaining the plateau of over 6,000 cases, India yesterday crossed the psychological 150,000 mark of total Covid-19 cases so far.

Jaipur spends sleepless nights as locusts wreak havoc

Jaipur spends sleepless nights as locusts wreak havoc

Jaipur residents are spending sleepless nights as locusts have led siege on the city for past three days.

Concern over expected surge in Covid-19 cases

Concern over expected surge in Covid-19 cases

The coronavirus pandemic may lead to a surge in the number of critically-ill patients and shortage of ventilators in the intensive care units of teaching hospitals in Pakistan in the coming weeks.

French restaurants set empty tables in appeal for lockdown support

French restaurants set empty tables in appeal for lockdown support

Restaurants, bars and hotels across France set empty tables and draped chef’s aprons outside yesterday to protest the continuing lockdown restrictions and demand more state aid.

Governments stop use of malaria drug for Covid-19

Governments stop use of malaria drug for Covid-19

France, Italy and Belgium acted to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering from Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, amid questions about the safety of the generic anti-malaria drug.

Virus wage subsidies costing Treasury £22bn

Virus wage subsidies costing Treasury £22bn

A third of the British workforce is receiving wage subsidies at a cost of almost £22bn to the Treasury, according to the latest government figures.

New Covid-19 test-and-trace strategy to begin today

New Covid-19 test-and-trace strategy to begin today

The public will be instructed to stay at home for 14 days, and keep children out of school, even if they have previously had coronavirus or self-isolated, under a new test-and-trace strategy to be rolled out today.

Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida

Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida ...

Trump threatens social media after his tweets get tagged

Trump threatens social media after his tweets get tagged

US President Donald Trump has threatened to shutter social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets, prompting the enraged Republican to double down on unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories.

Congress ‘abusing’ states worst hit by coronavirus

Congress ‘abusing’ states worst hit by coronavirus

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called yesterday for the US Congress to “stop abusing” New York and other Democratic-controlled states and release more federal funds to help them combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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