Day: April 22, 2020

NKorea silence on Kim’s health raises succession speculation

SEOUL, South Korea — With North Korea saying nothing so far about outside media reports that leader Kim Jong Un may be unwell, there’s renewed worry about who’s next in line to run a nuclear-armed country that’s been ruled by the same family for seven decades. Questions about […]

The Tooth Fairy won't catch the virus, Fauci assures seven-year-old

Top US health and infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci has assured a young girl that the tooth fairy is not at risk of infection during the coronavirus pandemic. The popular doctor will appear Wednesday as a guest on actor Will Smith’s Snapchat show “Will From Home.” In a […]

First virus case in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp: UN

A Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon was on lockdown Wednesday after the UN announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in one of the country’s numerous and crowded camps. The patient, a Palestinian refugee from Syria, has been taken to the state-run Rafic Hariri hospital in Beirut, the […]

Cabinet approves extension of relaxation of mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 22: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to relax the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of data beneficiaries of the States of Assam and Meghalaya and UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and […]

Cabinet approves Rs. 15,000 Crore for ''India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package"

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 22: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved significant investments to the tune of Rs. 15,000 crore for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’. The funds sanctioned will be utilized in 3 […]

Trump threatens to terminate trade deal if China does not honour it citing coronavirus crisis

Washington, Apr 22: US President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the trade deal with China if Beijing did not honour its provisions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that originated in the country. While China has reported 82,788 novel coronavirus cases, including 4,632 fatalities, the US registered […]

Iran’s Guard says it launched satellite amid US tensions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday it put the Islamic Republic’s first military satellite into orbit, dramatically unveiling what experts described as a secret space program with a surprise launch that came amid wider tensions with the United States. There was no immediate independent confirmation of […]

As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner

An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth. As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India’s getting views of sights not […]

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