World https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world.rss Read World News on Onmanorama to know about the latest International events and Breaking News 🌏 en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:01:32 GMT https://www.manoramaonline.com/privacy.html WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death The setback came as the WHO also reported more than 2,00,000 new cases globally for the first time in a single day. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/05/who-halts-hydroxychloroquine-hiv-drugs-covid-trials.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/05/who-halts-hydroxychloroquine-hiv-drugs-covid-trials.html Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:49:58 GMT WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up more than 2,12,000 The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil and India. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/05/who-global-coronavirus-cases-rise.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/05/who-global-coronavirus-cases-rise.html Sun, 05 Jul 2020 03:00:31 GMT Botswana probes mysterious death of hundreds of elephants Botswana is home to a third of Africa's elephants, and there are concerns that whatever is causing the deaths, first recorded in May, could affect animals in neighbouring countries. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/04/botswana-mysterious-elephant-deaths-probe.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/04/botswana-mysterious-elephant-deaths-probe.html Sat, 04 Jul 2020 03:30:02 GMT Global coronavirus cases exceed 11 million The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/04/global-coronavirus-cases-exceed-11-million.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/04/global-coronavirus-cases-exceed-11-million.html Sat, 04 Jul 2020 02:05:21 GMT Japan extends strong support to India on Ladakh Japan recently revised a certain legislation which allows it to share defence intelligence with India, Australia and the UK. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/04/japan-supports-india-in-ladakh-conflict-with-china.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/04/japan-supports-india-in-ladakh-conflict-with-china.html Sat, 04 Jul 2020 01:26:12 GMT Jean Castex named as new French prime minister Paris: President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to reinvent his administration and win back voters. Castex, 55, hails from the centre-right of https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/03/jean-castex-named-as-new-french-prime-minister.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/03/jean-castex-named-as-new-french-prime-minister.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:47:28 GMT From Army HQs to PMO, how Chinese envoy Hou 'rules the roost' in Nepal Considered as the most powerful diplomat in Nepal, Hou Yanqi was a key factor behind PM Oli's unexpected move to amend a map which includes disputed territories with India. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/03/chinese-envoy-kathmandu-hou-yanqi-rules-the-roost-in-nepal.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/03/chinese-envoy-kathmandu-hou-yanqi-rules-the-roost-in-nepal.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 06:01:17 GMT Indian Pulitzer winner and Harvard prof on Carnegie's 'Great Immigrant' list Every July 4, when America celebrates its Independence Day, the Carnegie Corporation honours the legacy of its founder Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant who rose from poverty to become a leading industrialist, by recognizing an eminent group of immigrants who have made notable contributions to the progress of the American society. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/02/siddhartha-mukherjee-harvard-prof-raj-chetty-carnegie-2020-great-immigrants.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/02/siddhartha-mukherjee-harvard-prof-raj-chetty-carnegie-2020-great-immigrants.html Thu, 02 Jul 2020 04:13:21 GMT Aggression 'true nature' of Chinese Communist Party: US Against the backdrop of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the US was closely monitoring the current situation and supports its peaceful resolution. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/02/us-india-china-conflict-communist-party.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/02/us-india-china-conflict-communist-party.html Thu, 02 Jul 2020 05:29:21 GMT US regulator designates Huawei, ZTE as national security threats In a statement, the US Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday took a major step in its ongoing efforts to protect US communications networks from security risks. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/01/us-regulator-designates-huawei-zte-as-security-threats.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/01/us-regulator-designates-huawei-zte-as-security-threats.html Wed, 01 Jul 2020 05:48:18 GMT Cisco sued for caste discrimination of Indian-American employee California regulators sued Cisco Systems Inc on Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against an Indian-American employee and allowing him to be harassed by two managers because he was from a lower Indian caste than them. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/01/cisco-accused-of-job-discrimination-california.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/01/cisco-accused-of-job-discrimination-california.html Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:43:37 GMT Renowned Sri Lankan writer Sybil Wettasinghe passes away Wettasinghe won numerous international awards for her books, which have been translated into several languages including Japanese, Swedish, Korean, Tamil and Chinese. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/01/sri-lankan-writer-sybil-wettasinghe-passes-away.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/07/01/sri-lankan-writer-sybil-wettasinghe-passes-away.html Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:04:50 GMT Days after occupying Nepal village, China opens new border dispute with Bhutan Even as the rest of the world is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan city of China's Hubei province, Beijing has been aggressively attempting to alter the status quo in East China Sea, South China Sea and with India in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/30/china-opens-new-border-dispute-with-bhutan.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/30/china-opens-new-border-dispute-with-bhutan.html Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:15:00 GMT Sweeping powers for Beijing as China passes security law for Hong Kong Cable TV, citing an unidentified source, said the law was passed unanimously by the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/30/beijing-national-security-china-hong-kong.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/30/beijing-national-security-china-hong-kong.html Tue, 30 Jun 2020 06:53:19 GMT Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general - reports The killing of Soleimani brought the United States and Iran to the brink of armed conflict after Iran retaliated by firing missiles at American targets in Iraq several days later. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/29/iran-issue-arrest-warrant-for-donald-trump.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/29/iran-issue-arrest-warrant-for-donald-trump.html Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:21:36 GMT Gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange; 11 killed, hostage situation foiled The militants, who arrived in a car, opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the main gate of the building as they tried to storm it. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/29/karachipaksitan-stock-exchange-terror-attack.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/29/karachipaksitan-stock-exchange-terror-attack.html Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:56:54 GMT COVID-19 death toll crosses half a million mark globally The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 500,000 fatalities and more than 10 million reported cases. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/29/covid-19-death-toll-global.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/29/covid-19-death-toll-global.html Mon, 29 Jun 2020 02:34:20 GMT World Bank clears $500 million loan for education program in Kerala, 5 other states The board approved a loan for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS) on June 24, 2020, the World Bank said in a statement. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/28/world-bank-clears-500-mn-dollar-loan-for-edu-program-in-kerala-5-other-indian-states.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/28/world-bank-clears-500-mn-dollar-loan-for-edu-program-in-kerala-5-other-indian-states.html Sun, 28 Jun 2020 15:28:03 GMT Global coronavirus cases cross 1 crore The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organisation. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/28/global-coronavirus-cases-cross-1-crore.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/28/global-coronavirus-cases-cross-1-crore.html Sun, 28 Jun 2020 02:43:23 GMT UN to mark 75th anniversary with scaled-down event UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told Friday's virtual commemoration of the signing of the UN Charter that global pressures are spiralling up and today's realities are as forbidding as ever. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/27/united-nations-75-anniversary-amid-coronavirus-pandemic.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/27/united-nations-75-anniversary-amid-coronavirus-pandemic.html Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:48:40 GMT Is Balochistan on brink of rupture? Former Pak president sounds warning bell Zardari said if another incident like the killing of Nawab Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti occurs, the situation in Balochistan will get out of control. Nawab Bugti was the head of the Bugti tribe in Balochistan. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/27/balochistan-on-brink-of-rupture-former-pak-prez-sounds-warning.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/27/balochistan-on-brink-of-rupture-former-pak-prez-sounds-warning.html Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:08:27 GMT AstraZeneca, Modena leading COVID-19 vaccine race: WHO WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan stated that the AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine candidate is the most advanced vaccine currently in terms of development. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/27/astrazeneca-modena-covid-vaccine-leaders-who.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/27/astrazeneca-modena-covid-vaccine-leaders-who.html Sat, 27 Jun 2020 02:32:38 GMT Vaccine against COVID-19 not certain: WHO He said the WHO had already more than a 100 candidates for a vaccine of which one was at an advanced stage of development. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/26/vaccine-against-covid-19-not-certain-who.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/26/vaccine-against-covid-19-not-certain-who.html Fri, 26 Jun 2020 02:20:48 GMT US reviewing its global force posture to counter China's threat to India: Pompeo Pompeo made those remarks in response to a question during the virtual Brussels Forum 2020 of the German Marshall Fund. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/26/us-reviewing-its-global-force-posture-to-counter-china-threat-to.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/26/us-reviewing-its-global-force-posture-to-counter-china-threat-to.html Fri, 26 Jun 2020 01:31:52 GMT Pilots' overconfidence, lack of focus caused Karachi plane crash: Pakistan The announcement shed new light on the tragedy after Pakistani investigators earlier said only that the crash resulted from engine failure. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/25/pakistan-karachi-plane-crash-pilots-discussing-coronavirus.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/25/pakistan-karachi-plane-crash-pilots-discussing-coronavirus.html Thu, 25 Jun 2020 02:12:14 GMT The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists Much of Siberia had high temperatures this year that were beyond unseasonably warm. From January through May, the average temperature in north-central Siberia has been about 8 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) above average. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/24/the-artic-is-on-fire-heat-wave-alarms-scientists.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/24/the-artic-is-on-fire-heat-wave-alarms-scientists.html Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:33:02 GMT Indian IT pros to be worst hit by freeze on H-1B visa About 67.7 per cent of the H-1B visa applications were from India this year, while it was 74.5 per cent (3.13 lakh) in 2019. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/24/indian-it-pros-to-be-worst-hit-by-freeze-on-h-1b-visa.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/24/indian-it-pros-to-be-worst-hit-by-freeze-on-h-1b-visa.html Wed, 24 Jun 2020 04:43:33 GMT Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, five dead Seismic alarms sounded midmorning with enough warning for residents to exit buildings. Power was knocked out to some areas. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/24/powerful-earthquake-shakes-southern-mexico.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/24/powerful-earthquake-shakes-southern-mexico.html Wed, 24 Jun 2020 01:45:22 GMT Ladakh face-off part of China's 'expansionist strategy': Tibetan leader Speaking at a webinar organised by Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Sangay, also the political successor to the Dalai Lama, said the recent incident at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh is part of China's 'expansionist strategy'. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/ladakh-face-off-part-of-china-expansionist-strategy-tibetan-lead.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/ladakh-face-off-part-of-china-expansionist-strategy-tibetan-lead.html Tue, 23 Jun 2020 04:27:41 GMT US accuses India of unfair practices on charter flights The order will allow US officials 'to scrutinize charter flights by Indian carriers on a case-by-case basis.' https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/us-accuses-india-of-unfair-practices-on-charter-flights.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/us-accuses-india-of-unfair-practices-on-charter-flights.html Tue, 23 Jun 2020 03:33:16 GMT Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' hajj due to virus The annual pilgrimage, which is set to begin this year at the end of July, traditionally draws around 2 million Muslims from around the world for five intense days of worship and rituals in Mecca. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/saudi-arabia-to-hold-very-limited-hajj-due-to-virus.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/saudi-arabia-to-hold-very-limited-hajj-due-to-virus.html Tue, 23 Jun 2020 02:00:20 GMT H-1B, other US visas suspended till year end The proclamation that comes into effect on June 24, is expected to impact a large number of Indian IT professionals and several American and Indian companies. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/trump-suspend-h1b-visa-till-year-end.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/23/trump-suspend-h1b-visa-till-year-end.html Tue, 23 Jun 2020 05:24:41 GMT WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases Overall in the pandemic, WHO reported 8,708,008 cases 183,020 in the last 24 hours with 461,715 deaths worldwide, with a daily increase of 4,743. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/22/who-reports-largest-single-day-spike-coronavirus-cases.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/22/who-reports-largest-single-day-spike-coronavirus-cases.html Mon, 22 Jun 2020 01:37:40 GMT Qureshi threatens India of retaliation amid LoC tensions, UNSC membership Tensions at the Line of Control (LoC) have also intensified in the recent days as heavy exchanges of artillery firing have claimed lives of border security forces and civilians on both sides. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/21/pakistan-foreign-minister-qureshi-threatens-india-of-retaliation.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/21/pakistan-foreign-minister-qureshi-threatens-india-of-retaliation.html Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:43:38 GMT US talking to India and China, will try and help them out: Trump The United States has accused China of escalating border tension with India and other neighbours by trying to take benefit of these countries busy fighting coronavirus pandemic. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/21/us-trump-on-india-china-border-stand-off.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/21/us-trump-on-india-china-border-stand-off.html Sun, 21 Jun 2020 03:33:30 GMT Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland Specialists believe the actual number of cases in Brazil could be up to seven times higher than the official statistic. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/20/brazil-coronavirus-cases-cross-1-million.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/20/brazil-coronavirus-cases-cross-1-million.html Sat, 20 Jun 2020 03:58:34 GMT Chicago businessman convicted of terror ties faces charges in Mumbai 26/11 attacks The man, identified as Tahawwur Rana, a Pakistani-born Canadian, was accused of allowing terrorist David Headley to open a branch of his Chicago-based immigration law business in Mumbai as a cover story and travel as a representative of the company in Denmark. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/20/mumbai-9-11-terror-attack-one-arrested-in-united-states.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/20/mumbai-9-11-terror-attack-one-arrested-in-united-states.html Sat, 20 Jun 2020 02:41:10 GMT Coronavirus pandemic entering 'new and dangerous phase': WHO More than 8.53 million people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 453,834 have died, according to a Reuters tally on Friday. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/20/coronavirus-pandemic0spread-new-dangerous-phase-who.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/20/coronavirus-pandemic0spread-new-dangerous-phase-who.html Sat, 20 Jun 2020 02:12:47 GMT 730 test positive, thousands quarantined after German slaughterhouse outbreak Around 7,000 people are under quarantine in Guetersloh. Schools and daycare centres will be closed from Thursday until June 29. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/19/germany-slaugterhouse-covid-19-outbreak.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/19/germany-slaugterhouse-covid-19-outbreak.html Fri, 19 Jun 2020 04:53:16 GMT Tibetan govt-in-exile slams China for death of Indian soldiers After the annexation of Tibet (the palm), China had planned to take control of the five fingers and the first finger is Ladakh. The other four are Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, the Central Tibetan Administration's (CTA) website said. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/19/tibet-govt-in-exile-slams-china-for-indian-soldier-deaths.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/19/tibet-govt-in-exile-slams-china-for-indian-soldier-deaths.html Fri, 19 Jun 2020 02:05:05 GMT Nepal's Parliament unanimously passes bill to redraw map incorporating 3 Indian areas Nepal last month released the revised political and administrative map of the country laying claim over the strategically important areas, more than six months after India published a new map in November 2019. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/nepal-s-parliament-unanimously-passes-bill-to-redraw-map-incorpo.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/nepal-s-parliament-unanimously-passes-bill-to-redraw-map-incorpo.html Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:13:27 GMT China accuses India of deliberately provoking it by crossing LAC China has been laying claim over Galwan valley in the union territory of Ladakh. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/china-accuses-india-of-deliberately-provoking-it-by-crossing-lac.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/china-accuses-india-of-deliberately-provoking-it-by-crossing-lac.html Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:21:04 GMT Will some countries be left behind in this race for COVID vaccine? Worldwide, about a dozen potential COVID-19 vaccines are in early stages of testing. While some could move into late-stage testing later this year if all goes well, it's unlikely any would be licensed before early next year at the earliest. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/coronavirus-vaccine-covid-pandemic-who-un.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/coronavirus-vaccine-covid-pandemic-who-un.html Thu, 18 Jun 2020 06:28:06 GMT Trump OKs bill to punish China over ethnic crackdown China has publicly brushed away criticism of its crackdown in Xinjiang, which it launched in 2014 as the Strike Hard Against Violent Extremism campaign in a vast resource-rich territory. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/donald-trump-usa-bill-to-punish-china-ethnic-crackdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/18/donald-trump-usa-bill-to-punish-china-ethnic-crackdown.html Thu, 18 Jun 2020 01:41:04 GMT China claims sovereignty over Galwan Valley; refuses to comment on casualties Quoting US intelligence reports, official sources said that the Chinese Army suffered 35 casualties during the violent clash. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/17/india-china-border-stand-off-chinese-reaction-casualties.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/17/india-china-border-stand-off-chinese-reaction-casualties.html Wed, 17 Jun 2020 08:53:36 GMT Closely monitoring India-China situation, says US Both India and China have expressed their desires to de-escalate and the US supports a peaceful resolution of the current situation, the spokesperson said. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/17/us-monitoring-india-china-border-situation.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/17/us-monitoring-india-china-border-situation.html Wed, 17 Jun 2020 02:33:03 GMT North Korea rejects South's offer of envoys, vows to redeploy troops to border North Korea has vowed to redeploy troops to demilitarised border units in the latest step towards nullifying inter-Korean peace accords. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/17/north-korea-south-friction-envoys-troops.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/17/north-korea-south-friction-envoys-troops.html Wed, 17 Jun 2020 01:40:49 GMT 'Chinese troops killed in clashes with India in Ladakh' China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian earlier said that Indian troops had crossed the border line twice on Monday. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/16/chinese-troops-killed-ladakh-clashes-reports.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/16/chinese-troops-killed-ladakh-clashes-reports.html Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:34:27 GMT Global coronavirus cases reach over 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America Global deaths stand at over 434,000 and have doubled in seven weeks. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/16/global-coronavirus-cases-over-8-million-4-lakh-deaths.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/16/global-coronavirus-cases-over-8-million-4-lakh-deaths.html Tue, 16 Jun 2020 03:58:41 GMT Trump moves ahead with indoor rally plan despite record spike in COVID-19 cases in US Many state health officials partly attribute the increase to gatherings over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in late May. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/15/us-coronavirus-cases-spike-trump-moves-ahead-with-indoor-rally-plan.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/15/us-coronavirus-cases-spike-trump-moves-ahead-with-indoor-rally-plan.html Mon, 15 Jun 2020 05:43:04 GMT Protesters burn down Wendy's in Atlanta where black man was shot dead by police The shooting came at a time of heightened tension over police brutality and calls for reforms across the US following the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in police custody, in Minneapolis. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/14/atlanta-police-shoot-kill-black-taser-chief-resigns.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/14/atlanta-police-shoot-kill-black-taser-chief-resigns.html Sun, 14 Jun 2020 05:37:37 GMT Beijing district in 'wartime emergency' after virus cluster at major food market Forty-five people out of 517 tested with throat swabs at the Xinfadi market in the city's southwestern Fengtai district had tested positive for the coronavirus. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/13/beijing-market-new-covid-19-cluster-shutdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/13/beijing-market-new-covid-19-cluster-shutdown.html Sat, 13 Jun 2020 17:05:37 GMT Nepal Parliament passes bill to include Indian territories in new map; India terms move untenable Nepal last month released the revised political and administrative map of the country laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura along the border with India. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/13/india-border-dispute-nepal-pariliament-passes-bill-for-new-map.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/13/india-border-dispute-nepal-pariliament-passes-bill-for-new-map.html Sat, 13 Jun 2020 16:22:59 GMT US scientists identify small molecules that can block novel coronavirus The compounds, naphthalene-based PLpro inhibitors, are shown to be effective at halting SARS-CoV-2 PLpro activity as well as replication. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/13/us-scientists-noval-coronavirus-block-small-molecule.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/13/us-scientists-noval-coronavirus-block-small-molecule.html Sat, 13 Jun 2020 03:13:51 GMT JK Rowling reveals past abuse and defends right to speak on trans issues The Harry Potter creator has long been a target of criticism by trans activists who have taken issue with some of her social media posts. At times, the criticism has taken the form of abusive language and threats of violence. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/11/jk-rowling-reveals-past-abuse-and-defends-right-to-speak-on-tran.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/11/jk-rowling-reveals-past-abuse-and-defends-right-to-speak-on-tran.html Thu, 11 Jun 2020 05:37:39 GMT US woman prompts Merriam-Webster to redefine 'racism' It's not just disliking someone because of their race, Mitchum wrote in a Facebook post. This current fight we are in is evidence of that, lives are at stake because of the systems of oppression that go hand-in-hand with racism. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/10/us-woman-merriam-webster-dictionary-redifines-racism.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/10/us-woman-merriam-webster-dictionary-redifines-racism.html Wed, 10 Jun 2020 07:16:28 GMT Global COVID-19 cases touch 7.2 mn, India rises to fifth position The US continues to be at top with 1,979,411 confirmed cases and deaths at 111,989. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/10/covid-19-world-stats-united-states-death-toll-europe-china.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/10/covid-19-world-stats-united-states-death-toll-europe-china.html Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:51:47 GMT George Floyd laid to rest after funeral service in Houston Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after white police officer Derek Chauvin handcuffed and pinned him to the ground, and knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/10/george-floyd-laid-to-rest-after-funeral-service-in-houston.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/10/george-floyd-laid-to-rest-after-funeral-service-in-houston.html Wed, 10 Jun 2020 02:10:33 GMT Defacement of Mahatma Gandhi's statue was a 'disgrace': Trump The incident happened during the week of nationwide protests against the custodial killing of Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/mahatma-gandhi-donald-trump-united-states-protests.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/mahatma-gandhi-donald-trump-united-states-protests.html Tue, 09 Jun 2020 06:44:11 GMT WHO says pandemic 'far from over' as daily cases hit record high Brazil is now one of the hotspots of the pandemic, with the second highest number of confirmed cases, behind only the United States, and a death toll that last week surpassed Italy's. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/who-says-pandemic--far-from-over--as-daily-cases-hit-record-high.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/who-says-pandemic--far-from-over--as-daily-cases-hit-record-high.html Tue, 09 Jun 2020 09:06:03 GMT Thousands pay tribute to George Floyd as pressure mounts for US police reform American flags fluttered along the route to the Fountain of Praise church in Houston, where Floyd grew up, as throngs of mourners wearing face coverings to prevent spread of the coronavirus formed a solemn procession to pay final respects. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/thousands-pay-tribute-to-george-floyd-as-pressure-mounts-for-us-.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/thousands-pay-tribute-to-george-floyd-as-pressure-mounts-for-us-.html Tue, 09 Jun 2020 02:45:00 GMT First time in 75 years, world leaders will not gather for UN General Debate Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recommended last month that the gathering of world leaders, which was supposed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, be dramatically scaled back because of the pandemic. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/united-nations-general-debate-without-leaders-75-years.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/united-nations-general-debate-without-leaders-75-years.html Tue, 09 Jun 2020 02:26:56 GMT How an ex-minister's son runs D-company's operations from a Nepal jail Chairman of the defunct National TV group, Yunus Ansari faces trial for running an organised crime syndicate involved in smuggling of high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/dawood-ibrahim-ex-minister-son-nepal-jail-d-company.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/09/dawood-ibrahim-ex-minister-son-nepal-jail-d-company.html Tue, 09 Jun 2020 02:07:46 GMT Send in the troops column: New York Times opinion editor quits The New York Times has come under fire after it published an editorial on June 3 from U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, titled "Send in the Troops." https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/08/new-york-times-send-in-the-troops-column-james-bennet-quit.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/08/new-york-times-send-in-the-troops-column-james-bennet-quit.html Mon, 08 Jun 2020 09:32:14 GMT Emboldened protesters march again, demanding police reforms after Floyd killing The near-festive tone of many of the weekend protests unfolded with no major violence, in sharp contrast to heated clashes between marchers and police in previous days. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/08/emboldened-protesters-march-again--demanding-police-reforms-afte.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/08/emboldened-protesters-march-again--demanding-police-reforms-afte.html Mon, 08 Jun 2020 03:13:49 GMT JK Rowling's tweets on transgender people spark outrage Rowling drew outrage Saturday on Twitter when she criticized an opinion piece from Devex that used the phrase "people who menstruate." https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/08/jk-rowling-s-tweets-on-transgender-people-spark-outrage.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/08/jk-rowling-s-tweets-on-transgender-people-spark-outrage.html Mon, 08 Jun 2020 01:48:55 GMT Global coronavirus cases near 7 million as outbreak grows in Brazil, India About 30% of those cases, or 2 million infections, are in the United States, though the fastest growing outbreak is in Latin America, which now accounts for roughly 16% of all cases. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/07/global-coronavirus-tally-near-7-million-4-lakh-deaths.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/07/global-coronavirus-tally-near-7-million-4-lakh-deaths.html Sun, 07 Jun 2020 05:35:52 GMT Protesters flood streets in huge, peaceful push for change in US Massive demonstrations against racism and police brutality filled some of the nation's most famous cityscapes, with tens of thousands of people marching peacefully in scenes that were more often festive than tense. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/07/us-riots-protesters-flood-streets-george-floyd.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/07/us-riots-protesters-flood-streets-george-floyd.html Sun, 07 Jun 2020 03:47:42 GMT Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over The 37-year-old tech entrepreneur is the husband of tennis legend Serena Williams. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/06/reddit-co-founder-ohanian-resigns-from-board-wants-a-black-candi.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/06/reddit-co-founder-ohanian-resigns-from-board-wants-a-black-candi.html Sat, 06 Jun 2020 16:30:35 GMT China accords highest level of protection to pangolins after COVID-19 Pangolin meat is viewed as a delicacy in China and its scales are commonly used in traditional Chinese medicines to promote lactation and cure impotence resulting in the massive poaching of the mammal. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/06/china-accords-highest-level-of-protection-to-pangolins-after-cov.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/06/china-accords-highest-level-of-protection-to-pangolins-after-cov.html Sat, 06 Jun 2020 10:50:26 GMT Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint Facebook, which owns photo and video-sharing network Instagram, said it removed the post after receiving the creator's copyright complaint under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/06/trump-tribute-george-floyd-removed-copyright-twitter-facebook.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/06/trump-tribute-george-floyd-removed-copyright-twitter-facebook.html Sat, 06 Jun 2020 02:09:03 GMT Amidst standoff, China appoints new commander for troops overseeing India border The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theatre Command, on its official website, announced that Lieutenant General Xu Qiling has been appointed as the new commander for its ground forces. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/05/amidst-standoff-china-appoints-new-commander-for-troops-overseei.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/05/amidst-standoff-china-appoints-new-commander-for-troops-overseei.html Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:31:03 GMT In first COVID-19 research scandal, Lancet retracts major hydroxychloroquine paper The development comes at a time when hydroxychloroquine has proved ineffective in the first large study which tests it in people in close contact with COVID19 infected people. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/05/coronavirus-research-scandal-lancet-hydroxychloroquine.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/05/coronavirus-research-scandal-lancet-hydroxychloroquine.html Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:59:57 GMT Indian-American Rahul Dubey is the new hero in US for providing refuge to protesters There have been widespread protests around the US following the video-recorded extra-judicial killing of an African-American man by a policeman who choked him to death by kneeling on his neck in Minneapolis last week. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/05/rahul-dubey-opens-door-refuge-to-protesters-during-us-riots.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/05/rahul-dubey-opens-door-refuge-to-protesters-during-us-riots.html Fri, 05 Jun 2020 02:11:14 GMT George Floyd was infected with coronavirus, autopsy reveals The official cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest while Floyd was being restrained by police taking him into custody on May 25. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/george-floyd-coronavirus-positive-autopsy.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/george-floyd-coronavirus-positive-autopsy.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:23:37 GMT Mahatma Gandhi's statue outside Indian embassy in US vandalised Vandalism of the statue of the apostle of peace happened during the week of nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/mahatma-gandhi-s-statue-outside-indian-embassy-in-us-vandalised.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/mahatma-gandhi-s-statue-outside-indian-embassy-in-us-vandalised.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:40:30 GMT Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence Trump has eagerly pronounced himself the president of law and order" in response to the racial unrest that has swept across the nation, overshadowing the pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 105,000 Americans and imperilled his reelection prospects. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/us-riots-amid-pandemic-donald-trump-black-lives-matter.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/us-riots-amid-pandemic-donald-trump-black-lives-matter.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:35:31 GMT 40 primary students, teachers stabbed in primary school in China Knife attacks by disgruntled people have been taking place in different parts of China in the past few years. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/china-primary-school-knife-attack-students-teachers-stabbed.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/china-primary-school-knife-attack-students-teachers-stabbed.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:49:56 GMT All four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd murder Floyd, whom police suspected of trying to pass a counterfeit bill to pay for cigarettes, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the fatal encounter on May 25. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/minneapolice-police-officers-charged-with-floyd-murder-protests-rage.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/04/minneapolice-police-officers-charged-with-floyd-murder-protests-rage.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 02:28:37 GMT George Floyd's death: Protesters defy curfews in major US cities to march against police brutality Floyd died after a white policeman pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25, reigniting the explosive issue of police brutality against African Americans. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/03/george-floyd-death-protests-major-us-cities-march-defy-curfew.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/03/george-floyd-death-protests-major-us-cities-march-defy-curfew.html Wed, 03 Jun 2020 02:37:13 GMT PM Modi, Trump discuss Indo-China tensions, Covid-19, US unrest During the telephonic conversation, Trump invited Modi to attend the next G-7 summit to be held in the United States. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/narendra-modi-trump-discussion-g7-indo-china.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/narendra-modi-trump-discussion-g7-indo-china.html Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:33:20 GMT D-Company's paper mill, suspected of printing fake Indian currency, restarts in Pakistan The Sindh government has maintained that Mehran Paper Mill was shut after the sanctions under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act of the US in 2015. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/dawood-ibrahim-fake-currency-pakistan-mill.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/dawood-ibrahim-fake-currency-pakistan-mill.html Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:59:30 GMT 'We will keep fighting for you:' Site of deadly incident becomes massive memorial to George Floyd Nearby children used colourful chalk to write heart-felt messages to Floyd on the pavement as volunteers handed out canned food, diapers and bottles water to the needy. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/we-will-keep-fighting-for-you-site-of-deadly-incident-becomes-ma.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/we-will-keep-fighting-for-you-site-of-deadly-incident-becomes-ma.html Tue, 02 Jun 2020 05:45:33 GMT Facebook staffers stage a virtual walk out over Zuckerberg's inaction on Trump posts Tech workers at companies including Facebook, Google, and Amazon.com Inc have pursued social justice issues in recent years, urging the companies to change policies. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/facebook-staffers-stage-a-virtual-walk-out-over-zuckerberg-inact.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/facebook-staffers-stage-a-virtual-walk-out-over-zuckerberg-inact.html Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:50:45 GMT Trump vows to send troops into cities if needed to quell protest violence As Trump spoke, more blasts from stun grenades could be heard as police on horseback pushed protesters further away from Lafayette Square, a park across from the White House. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/trump-vows-to-send-troops-into-cities-if-needed-to-quell-protest.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/02/trump-vows-to-send-troops-into-cities-if-needed-to-quell-protest.html Tue, 02 Jun 2020 02:13:40 GMT Fires near White House, another night of unrest for US as BLM protests rage The country's most significant night of protests in a half-century spilled into another day of unrest fuelled by killings of black people at the hands of police. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/01/us-violence-black-lives-matter-protests-white-house.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/06/01/us-violence-black-lives-matter-protests-white-house.html Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:12:44 GMT 'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several US cities From Los Angeles to Miami to Chicago, protests marked by chants of "I can't breathe" - a rallying cry echoing the dying words of George Floyd - began peacefully before turning unruly as demonstrators blocked traffic, set fires and clashed with riot police, some firing tear gas and plastic bullets in an effort to restore order. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/us-minneapolis-protest-racial-abuse-police-george-floyd.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/us-minneapolis-protest-racial-abuse-police-george-floyd.html Sun, 31 May 2020 11:53:26 GMT Global coronavirus cases surpass 6 million The COVID-19 respiratory illness has claimed more than 367,000 lives worldwide, though the true number is thought to be higher as testing is still limited and many countries do not include fatalities outside of hospitals. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/global-coronavirus-number-of-cases-deaths.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/global-coronavirus-number-of-cases-deaths.html Sun, 31 May 2020 06:38:52 GMT Trump postpones G7 summit, wants India, others to join group White House spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said Trump wants the countries to discuss China at the summit. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/trump-postpones-g7-summit-wants-to-add-more-countries-india-others.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/trump-postpones-g7-summit-wants-to-add-more-countries-india-others.html Sun, 31 May 2020 05:25:55 GMT US protests over George Floyd's death rage on amid political finger-pointing Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said he believed a "tightly controlled" group of outsiders, including white supremacists and drug cartel members, were instigating some of the violence in Minnesota's largest city. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/us-chaos-balck-lives-matter-protests-minnesota-atlanta-violence.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/us-chaos-balck-lives-matter-protests-minnesota-atlanta-violence.html Sun, 31 May 2020 03:21:06 GMT SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft with 2 NASA astronauts successfully docks at ISS With the liftoff, SpaceX became the first private company to launch people into orbit, a feat achieved previously by only three governments: the US, Russia and China. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/spacex-nasa-successfully-launch-astronauts-into-orbit.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/31/spacex-nasa-successfully-launch-astronauts-into-orbit.html Sun, 31 May 2020 16:23:30 GMT Elections for 5 non-permanent members of UNSC in June, India assured of seat The 193-member General Assembly adopted the decision on Friday titled 'Procedure for holding elections by secret ballot without a plenary meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic'. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/elections-for-5-non-permanent-members-of-unsc-in-june-india-assu.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/elections-for-5-non-permanent-members-of-unsc-in-june-india-assu.html Sat, 30 May 2020 11:34:00 GMT In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd Africa has not seen the kind of protests over Floyd's killing that have erupted across the United States, but many Africans have expressed disgust and dismay, openly wondering when the US will ever get it right. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/in-unusual-move-us-embassies-in-africa-speak-up-on-floyd.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/in-unusual-move-us-embassies-in-africa-speak-up-on-floyd.html Sat, 30 May 2020 10:42:51 GMT Protests flare around the United States over Minneapolis killing In Detroit late on Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot dead at a demonstration by a suspect who fired from a sport utility vehicle then fled, local media reported. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/us-detroit-george-floyd-murder-protest-shooting.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/us-detroit-george-floyd-murder-protest-shooting.html Sat, 30 May 2020 14:51:34 GMT WHO, 37 countries launch alliance to share tools to battle COVID-19 The effort, originally proposed in March, aims to provide a one-stop-shop for scientific knowledge, data and intellectual property amid a pandemic that has infected more than 5.8 million people and killed more than 360,000. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/who-forms-alliance-to-battle-coronavirus.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/who-forms-alliance-to-battle-coronavirus.html Sat, 30 May 2020 07:20:32 GMT US race row: Minneapolis cop who knelt on man's neck charged with murder Authorities have imposed an overnight curfew in Minneapolis to try to stem three nights of often-violent protests that left dozens of stores burned and looted. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/us-race-row-minneapolis-cop-charged-with-murder-trump.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/us-race-row-minneapolis-cop-charged-with-murder-trump.html Sat, 30 May 2020 02:36:05 GMT We are terminating relationship with WHO: Trump China, he said, "pressured the World Health Organisation to mislead the world" about the virus. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/donald-trump-us-terminating-relationship-with-who.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/30/donald-trump-us-terminating-relationship-with-who.html Sat, 30 May 2020 05:42:43 GMT Racially charged violence rages for third night in Minneapolis The latest unrest in Minnesota's largest city went largely unchecked late Thursday, with the mayor ordering a tactical police retreat from a police station that was set ablaze. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/29/racially-charged-violence-rages-for-third-night-in-minneapolis.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/29/racially-charged-violence-rages-for-third-night-in-minneapolis.html Fri, 29 May 2020 17:10:26 GMT Twitter again flags Trump's tweet, says it violated rules about 'glorifying violence' Twitter had earlier added fact-check links to two of Trump's tweets, enraging Trump. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/29/twitter-again-flags-trump-tweet-says-it-violated-rules-about-glo.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/29/twitter-again-flags-trump-tweet-says-it-violated-rules-about-glo.html Fri, 29 May 2020 14:52:36 GMT India dismisses claims of Modi speaking to Trump on LAC standoff with China The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet while India contests it. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/29/donald-trump-narendra-modi-sino-india-border-row-latest-news.html https://www.onmanorama.com/news/world/2020/05/29/donald-trump-narendra-modi-sino-india-border-row-latest-news.html Fri, 29 May 2020 07:31:01 GMT