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In first COVID-19 research scandal, Lancet retracts major hydroxychloroquine paper

These results were published this week by the New England Journal of Medicine.

June 5, 2020

George Floyd tested COVID-19 positive before death: Autopsy

However, the 20-page report by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office released on Wednesday, noted that the infection was not…

June 4, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi statue outside Indian Embassy in Washington DC vandalised by protesters

The United States Park police have launched an investigation into the desecration of the statue, the news agency said quoting…

June 4, 2020

Twitter thread on how Jay Z ruined Beyoncé and Rihanna’s friendship is going viral amid Black Lives Matter protest, know why

Anger over Floyd's death has bubbled over into protests across the United States calling for an end to police brutality…

June 3, 2020

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again defends decision on not flagging Trump post

In a virtual town hall with employees on Tuesday, Zuckerberg said that the post "did not constitute a policy violation".

June 3, 2020

World Bicycle Day 2020: Top 10 strange facts about bicycle

World Bicycle Day 2020: Bicycles are not only an affordable means of transportation, but also associated with some considerable health…

June 2, 2020

Indonesia cancels haj pilgrimage over coronavirus scare

Indonesia has cancelled the haj pilgrimage this year for people in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation

June 2, 2020

Halle Berry seeks help for immigrant whose store was looted by protest mob

The 53-year-old actress took to Instagram Stories to post about Ned Harounian, an 81-year-old immigrant, who lost a lot when…

June 2, 2020

George Floyd death: 7 most powerful photos from Black Lives Matter protest

Black Lives Matter protest: Here are the most powerful photos from US protest over the death of George Floyd.

June 2, 2020

Autopsies indicate George Floyd’s death as homicide

Two separate autopsies of George Floyd have indicated that his death was a homicide, although they differed in details.

June 2, 2020

George Floyd death: Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes attend protest in Miami

Mendes was dressed in all black as he held a 'Black Lives Matter' sign above his head. Cabello was seen…

June 1, 2020

Saudi Arabia reopens 90,000 mosques, Mecca still shut

Mecca, home of the Haram Mosque and the Kaaba, has been excluded from the plan to lift the coronavirus restrictions.

June 1, 2020

World No Tobacco Day: Debunking myths around Nicotine Replacement Therapy

A review of studies by public health experts convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that smokers are…

May 31, 2020

World No Tobacco Day 2020: History, theme, 5 reasons to quit smoking

To highlight the consequences of consuming tobacco, the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced the World Anti-Tobacco Day. Therefore, every year…

May 31, 2020

Wife of police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, files for divorce

Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for eight minutes while arresting him on Monday. Later he was pronounced dead

May 30, 2020

Minneapolis imposes curfew amid violent protests over George Floyd death

The curfew is for all public places including streets, stretching from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time. It's in…

May 30, 2020

Twitter flags latest Trump tweet for glorifying violence

Trump's actions seek to blunt Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act which generally protects internet companies from legal…

May 29, 2020

After Trump, Twitter fact-checks tweets from China’s Foreign Ministry

A Twitter spokesperson said that Zhao's tweets "contain potentially misleading content about COVID-19" and were labelled to "provide additional context".

May 29, 2020

Minnesota declares state of emergency over protests against black man’s death

The Justice Department said on Thursday it will make the case a "top priority".

May 29, 2020

Trump says Modi not in good mood about China

Official sources in New Delhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had any recent contact with President Trump though.

May 29, 2020

Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad sacked from own party

Also sacked were Mahathir's followers in the party, including his son Mukhriz Mahathir, former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq…

May 29, 2020

Global COVID-19 cases top 5.8 mn: Johns Hopkins

As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 5,808,672, while the death toll increased to 360,289, the…

May 29, 2020

Trump executive order escalates war on social media platforms

"The Supreme Court has noted that social media sites, as the modern public square, "can provide perhaps the most powerful…

May 29, 2020

Nationwide lockdown eased in Saudi Arabia

A round-the-clock curfew has been partially relaxed except in the holy city of Mecca, which has the highest number of…

May 28, 2020

Indian worker stabbed to death in Sharjah

The 27-year-old victim from Telangana was allegedly stabbed in the stomach on May 23 by another worker at a car…

May 28, 2020