Canada to no longer pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle security

Friday, February 28th, 2020

London : Canada will no longer pick up the security tab for protecting Prince Harry and his wife Meghan starting in March, the office of Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Thursday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living part-time in an oceanside mansion in westernmost British Columbia province since November. Last month, […]

Coronavirus outbreak : Death toll in China climbs to 2,744 amidst decline in cases

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Beijing : The virulence of the novel coronavirus continues to show a declining trend in China which reported 29 new fatalities, the lowest in weeks, taking the death toll to 2,744 while the confirmed cases climbed to 78,497, officials said on Thursday. The country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said it received reports of 433 new […]

Iran deputy health minister has coronavirus, says adviser

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Tehran : Iran’s deputy health minister has been infected with the new coronavirus, a ministry official said on Tuesday, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic. “The coronavirus test for Mr Harirchi, the deputy health minister who was on the front lines combating the coronavirus, was positive,” Alireza Vahabzadeh, a media adviser to the […]

2 Cheetah cubs born at Columbus Zoo are first-ever IVF birth for species

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Columbus : History was made at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wednesday when two cheetah cubs were born using in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer into a surrogate mother, the first-ever birth of this nature for the species. The cubs’ biological mother is named Kibibi, but after careful planning and innovative medical procedures, a female […]

South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more coronavirus deaths

Monday, February 24th, 2020

South Korean : South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the president called for “unprecedented, powerful” steps to combat the outbreak that is increasingly confounding attempts to stop the spread. The 161 new cases bring South Korea’s total to 763 cases, and two more deaths raise its toll […]

US President Donald Trump tweets in Hindi on way to India, says eager to visit country

Monday, February 24th, 2020

On Board Air Force One : US President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted in Hindi on his way to India, saying he is eager to visit the country and would be soon meeting all. Trump, on board the special Air Force One aircraft along with his delegation, said in Hindi: “We are eager to visit […]

Viral video prompts outpouring for bullied Australian boy

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Sydney : An Australian boy with dwarfism who was bullied to the point he wanted to “die right now” has received a deluge of celebrity messages and donations for a trip to Disneyland. A video of nine-year-old Quaden Bayles uploaded to Facebook by his mother showed him crying and repeatedly saying he wanted to die […]

President declares the winner of the Democratic debate : Donald Trump

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Las Vegas : Flying to Las Vegas from Phoenix on Wednesday night on Air Force One, President Donald Trump was glued to the Democratic presidential primary debate. He liked what he saw, and on Thursday morning, as strategists and pundits sifted through the aftermath, the president tweeted out his conclusion. “‘The real winner last night […]

Judge Sri Srinivasan becomes first Indian-American to lead powerful federal circuit court

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Washington : Sri Srinivasan, a prominent Indian-American judge, has created history by becoming the first person of South Asian descent to lead a powerful federal circuit court considered next only to the US Supreme Court. Srinivasan, 52, became the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. An Obama appointee […]

4 dead, 15 hospitalized after inhaling toxic gasses coming out of vegetable container in Karachi

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Karachi : At least four people died and 15 were hospitalized after inhaling toxic gases emanating from a vegetable container in Pakistan’s port city Karachi, police said. The container was unloaded from a cargo ship in the Kemari port area on Sunday night. “The initial investigation showed that as soon as people from Jackson market […]