Nepal's foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali to visit India for bilateral talks
6 US soldiers, 2 American civilians in S.Korea test Covid-19 positive
Russia reports new record high daily Covid-19 cases
  • Russia reports new record high daily Covid-19 cases(15:24)

    Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS) Russia's overall Covid-19 caseload has increased to 2,375,546 after 28,145 people were reported to be infected in the last 24 hours, a new record in single-day cases since the onset of the pandemic, health authorities said on Thursday.

HK media mogul denied bail in fraud case
  • HK media mogul denied bail in fraud case(14:46)

    Hong Kong, Dec 3 (IANS) Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was denied bail on Thursday after he was charged with fraud and is likely to spend Christmas behind bars.

Afghan-Taliban negotiators agree on procedural rules for Doha talks
'Daniel Pearl's murder was related to international terrorism'
  • 'Daniel Pearl's murder was related to international terrorism'(13:34)

    Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) A senior counsel of the Sindh High Court (SHC) told the Pakistan Supreme Court that the 2002 abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl were part of events related to international terrorism, the media reported on Thursday.

Pakistan's Covid-19 cases surpass 406k mark
  • Pakistan's Covid-19 cases surpass 406k mark(13:20)

    Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Pakistan's overall coronavirus caseload has increased to 406,810 after an additional 3,499 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Democrats hint willingness towards trimmed-down Covid-19 relief
  • Democrats hint willingness towards trimmed-down Covid-19 relief(12:54)

    Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Senior Democrats, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have signaled willingness to embrace a trimmed-down Covid-19 relief bill, urging Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to join negotiations.

Biden urges Americans not to travel during holiday season
  • Biden urges Americans not to travel during holiday season(12:46)

    Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has urged all Americans not to travel during the upcoming holiday season due to the unabated coronavirus resurgence in the country, which is currently the worst-hit in the world.

EU unveils plan to improve ties with US
  • EU unveils plan to improve ties with US(12:38)

    Brussels, Dec 3 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has unveiled a comprehensive plan to improve its ties with the US, which the bloc believes has been severely damaged under the current administration of President Donald Trump.

US CDC shortens Covid-19 quarantine period
  • US CDC shortens Covid-19 quarantine period(12:34)

    Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its guidelines regarding the Covid-19 quarantine period, from 14 days to seven to 10 days, depending on one's test results and symptoms.

Pak violated UN resolution it sponsored by transferring Kartarpur Sahib control: India
OPEC+ to meet for talks on output policy
  • OPEC+ to meet for talks on output policy(12:18)

    Vienna, Dec 3 (IANS) The group of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+, will meet on Thursday over a possible extension of production cuts in the coming months.

California reports record spike in daily Covid-19 cases
  • California reports record spike in daily Covid-19 cases(12:14)

    San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) California reported a record single-day increase of more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases, significantly surpassing the previous high of 18,350 set last week, health authorities said.

US colleges, varsities seek $120bn Covid-19 relief
  • US colleges, varsities seek $120bn Covid-19 relief(12:02)

    Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) A coalition of US colleges and universities has urged Congress and President Donald Trump's administration to finalise negotiations on a Covid-19 relief with at least $120 billion for higher education.

China's Chang'e-5 completes sampling on moon
  • China's Chang'e-5 completes sampling on moon(11:50)

    Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) China's Chang'e-5 probe has completed sampling on the moon, and the samples have been sealed inside the spacecraft, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Thursday.

US reports 2,713 new Covid-19 deaths, highest since April
  • US reports 2,713 new Covid-19 deaths, highest since April(11:44)

    Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US reported 2,713 new coronavirus fatalities in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since April, which increased the country's overall death toll to 273,316, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

US limits service animals on flights to dogs only
  • US limits service animals on flights to dogs only(11:38)

    Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Under a new regulation issued by the US Department of Transportation, airlines will no longer consider emotional support animals as service animals, limiting dogs as the only type that can fly with travellers for free.

Survey reveals gender/race-based discrimination at US federal agency
IOM distributes relief items to thousands of internally displaced Libyans
'US economy plateauing due to Covid-19 resurgence, lack of fiscal support'
Iraqi, French Presidents call for reducing regional tension
US judge strikes down Trump's H1-B rules on higher wage, added curbs
Palestinian PM urges serious measures against Israeli settlements