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COVID-19 vaccine distribution expected to start in mid-2021: WHO chief scientist

The large-scale global distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 is not expected until mid-2021, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan told...

Sprint King Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19

World record holder and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica. Bolt said...

Global COVID-19 tally surpasses 20 million: WHO

Nearly 214,985 new coronavirus cases were reported worldwide over the past 24 hours, and the total tally reached 20.1 million, the World Health Organisation...

Russia becomes first country to register COVID-19 vaccine

The first COVID-19 vaccine in the world has been registered by Russia on Tuesday, reported Sputnik. "As far as I know, for the first time...

Largest digital display of Lord Ram shines in New York’s Times Square

On the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, New York City saw the largest high-definition...

At least 78 dead, thousands injured after massive explosion in Beirut

A large explosion rocked the Lebanon capital of Beirut on Tuesday after a major fire broke out near the city's port, killing at least...

Massive explosion rocks Lebanon’s capital Beirut

A massive blast rocked Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday causing widespread damage to several buildings. The cause of the explosion in the city's port region...

No silver bullet for COVID-19 at present, there might never be: WHO

A number of coronavirus vaccines are now in phase three of clinical trials but “there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there might...

‘Don’t wish to see more clashes with India’, says China

After Monday’s violent face-off between Chinese and Indian troops in the Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh area, China on Wednesday said that it does...

WHO reports over 7.6 mn COVID-19 cases globally, death toll tops 427,000

The global number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection has surpassed 7.6 million, with over 427,000 fatalities being reported since the start of...