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Coronavirus

India to get over half of $1.9 billion emergency coronavirus fund by World Bank

The World Bank on Thursday said it had approved an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 developing countries,...

US Senate threatens sanctions on China over COVID-19 accounting

US Republican senators proposed legislation Tuesday that would empower President Donald Trump to slap sanctions on China if Beijing does not give a "full...

UAE’s Indian expats frustrated over repatriation plans

Indians in the UAE have voiced scepticism about a "massive" operation announced by New Delhi to bring home some of the hundreds of thousands...

As Bollywood filming halts, spotlight on casual workers

Thousands of casual workers who build sets for India's Bollywood film industry or fight and dance behind established stars, have been left jobless after all...

Indian doctors fight coronavirus with raincoats, helmets amid lack of equipment

Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of...

India looks to ease coronavirus lockdown

More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of...

Pandemic paradise for French family stuck in India

The Pallares thought they were stuck in a pandemic nightmare when the coronavirus lockdown stranded them in rural India, but now the French family...

US passes dire milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Unthinkable just a few months ago, the United States on Wednesday surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, as the pandemic tightened its...

PM Johnson charts Britain’s path out of lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday some English schools and shops would reopen from next week as he tried to end a scandal...

Indians queue for liquor as capital eases some coronavirus curbs

Hundreds of people queued outside liquor stores in New Delhi on Monday as the Indian capital began easing some curbs after a 40-day lockdown against...
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