UK govt mulls 'emergency evacuation' for Brits in China(13 minutes ago) London, Jan 26 (IANS) The UK government was reportedly considering an emergency evacuation of more than 200 British people in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has so far killed 56 people in the Asian country.
S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed coronavirus case(12:00) Seoul, Jan 26 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday reported its third confirmed case of the Wuhan coronavirus amid mounting fears over the spread of the pneumonia-like illness throughout China and other parts of the world.
China locks down 1st city outside coronavirus epicentre(11:50) Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Chinese authorities have enforced an emergency lock down in the city of Shantou to prevent the spread of a deadly coronavirus strain that has killed at least 56 people in the country, official daily Global Times reported on Sunday.
Coronavirus: Two more cases suspected in Nepal(11:40) Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) Following the confirmation of the coronavirus case in Nepal, officials have said that two more people were suspected to have been infected with the virus, that has so far claimed the lives of 56 people in China, the epicentre of the outbreak.
14 dead in Brazil heavy rains(10:40) Brasilia, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed due to heavy rains that lashed the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, authorities said.
Egypt changes face of revolution's iconic plaza(10:24) Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS) On the anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian uprising that ended the three-decade rule of former President Hosni Mubarak, the iconic Tahrir Square does not feature protesters marking the occasion, instead the government wants to change the spot into an "archaeological and touristic" oasis.
'Iran can enrich uranium at any level'(09:22) Tehran, Jan 26 (IANS) A senior official at Irans nuclear organization (AEOI) has said that the country was capable of enriching uranium up to whatever level of purity, and would do so if required to.
Israeli PM's main rival accepts invitation to WH(09:04) Jerusalem, Jan 26 (IANS) Benny Gantz, the main political rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has accepted an invitation to visit the White House and announced that he will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington to discuss a Middle East peace plan.
Coronavirus toll in China reaches 56, 1,975 infected(08:54) Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) The death toll due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China has increased to 56, while the number of infected persons were 1,975, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
Trump to raise tariffs on derivative steel, aluminium imports(08:42) Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation that will raise tariffs on derivative steel and aluminium imports to cover nails, staples and other downstream products, while studies show that tariffs have hurt the American manufacturing sector and the overall economy.
US ready to assist Pakistan: Alice Wells(08:22) Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Alice Wells, the top American diplomat dealing with South Asia, has acknowledged Pakistan's efforts for fulfilling the obligations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), saying Washington stands ready to assist Islamabad in implementing them.
Coronavirus: Chinese man hospitalised in Pak(08:12) Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) A Chinese man suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been admitted to a hospital in Pakistan's Multan city, the National Institute of Health (NIH) said.
Toronto Chinese Canadians donate against coronavirus in China(03:54) Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) The Confederation of Toronto Chinese Canadian Organizations (CTCCO) launched a drive on Saturday to raise donations for the Chinese city of Wuhan to prevent cross-infection and curb the spreading of the novel coronavirus-related pneumonia.
Trump's lawyers begin his defence at Senate trial (Lead)(00:56) By Arul Louis New York, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's lawyers launched their defence in the Senate trial on Saturday questioning the credibility of the Democratic Party prosecutors, the witnesses and the intelligence community.