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Indian origin doctor to sue police for gun threat on own property

NEW YORK: An Indian American doctor known for his work among refugees and the poor is preparing to file a federal case over a policeman in Aurora in Colorado state pulling a gun on him in a threatening manner while he was entering his own property, according to media reports.

UK will pay price for imposing sanctions: N.Korea

SEOUL: Denouncing the UK's recent sanctions imposed on North Korean individuals and organizations, Pyongyang has threatened that the country will be "made to pay the price".

11 dead, 23 missing in Nepal landslides

KATHMANDU: Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed the lives of 11 people in Nepal's Myagdi district, while search efforts continued on Saturday for 23 missing persons.

Trump downplays chances of new China trade deal

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has downplayed chances of a new China trade deal as he slammed the Asian giants handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the media reported.

Addressing reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday, the President said that the US' relationship with China has been "severely damaged", adding that he has "other things in mind" than a second trade agreement, known as phase two, Politico news reported.

High blood sugar ups Covid-19 death risk: Study

BEIJING: Covid-19 patients with abnormally high blood sugar are at an increased risk of severe complications and more than twice as likely to face death, warn researchers.

Singapore's ruling party wins general elections

SINGAPORE: Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has won the city-state's general elections, garnering 83 of the total 93 parliamentary seats, a poll official said on Saturday.

UN chief wants TN custodial deaths probed

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants the death of a father and a son from Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu while in police custody with alleged signs of torture investigated, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

Air filter that can kill Covid-19 virus instantly developed

NEW YORK: Scientists have developed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for Covid-19, killing it instantly.

Apple releases public Beta version of iOS 14, iPadOS 14

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has released the public Beta version of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates that would be available in the fall.

'Trump's softened tone towards Mexico to court His panic voters'

MEXICO: US President Donald Trump's softened stance towards Mexico during his meeting this week with his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was probably aimed at courting Hispanic voters, experts have said.

US revokes permission for PIA to operate special direct flights

ISLAMABAD: The US has revoked the permission granted to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate a number of special direct flights to America, a spokesperson for the flag carrier said here, as the fallout from the revelation of Pakistani pilots' alleged dubious licences continues.

Google launches 'new kind' of open source organisation

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has launched a new organisation focused on extending the philosophy and definition of open source to project trademarks.

Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games

SAN FRANCISCO: Sony on Friday announced it has made a strategic investment of $250 million to acquire a minority interest in Epic Games, creator of the popular video game Fortnite.

Pak court issues notices to US embassy over COVID-19 damages suit

ISLAMABAD: A civil court Lahore has issued notices to the US Embassy in Pakistan and others on a $20 billion damages suit filed by a citizen over the spread of COVID-19, a lawyer said on Thursday.

Floods leave 2 dead, 18 missing in Nepal

KATHMANDU: At least two people were killed and 18 others reported missing due to floods in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, police confirmed on Thursday.

Why kids are often spared from severe COVID-19, reveals study

NEW YORK: Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults, say researchers.

Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty

CANBERRA: Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to fears over a new national security law imposed by China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.

Satellite images show previously undeclared N.Korean facility

WASHINGTON/SEOUL: New satellite imagery has revealed a previously undeclared North Korean facility that experts suspect could be used to build nuclear warheads, a media report said on Thursday.

London's National Gallery reopens after over 100-day closure

LONDON The National Gallery in London has reopened its doors to visitors after being closed for more than 100 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pak schools should reopen in September: Education Ministers

ISLAMABAD: Schools across Pakistan should be reopened in September subject to approval from the National Coordination Committee (NCC) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial Education Ministers said.

UK announces new measures to support jobs, spur recovery

LONDON: The UK government has announced a package of fresh measures to support jobs and boost economy as part of a comprehensive plan to secure the country's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

How remdesivir can save lives in nations with lower hospital capacity

NEW YORK: Amid news that the US has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new study outlines how the drug could save lives in countries with a lower hospital capacity, such as South Africa, where Covid-19 is beginning to overwhelm intensive care units (ICUs).

Bangladesh COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,197

DHAKA: Bangladesh has reported 46 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of the COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 2,197, health officials said on Wednesday.

Three policemen killed in suicide bomb blast in Kandahar

Kabul: At least three policemen were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide attack on Police HQ in Kandahar province on Wednesday morning, a security source said.

Landslide buries nine in China

BEIJING: Rescue operations are underway after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall swept away nine people on Wednesday in central China's Hubei province.

63-yr-old woman killed in Pakistan firing in J&K's Poonch

SRINAGAR: A 63-year-old woman was killed and two civilians were injured in Pakistani firing in the Mendhar sector near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch.

Hydroxy hysteria,'politics ended HCQ use: Trump adviser

NEW YORK: A top adviser to US President Donald Trump has blamed the politicisation of COVID-19 treatment and a "hydroxy hysteria" fueled by the "mainstream media" for the discontinuation of hydroxychloroquine's (HCQ) use.

Pak opens first ventilators' production facility

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the country's first indigenous ventilators' manufacturing facility.

52 killed in Japan due to torrential rain

TOKYO:The death toll due to the torrential rain in Japan's Kyushu region increased to 52 on Tuesday, with the government issuing its highest alert as the Chikugo river in Oita prefecture overflowed.

Melania Trump's former aide to publish book

WASHINGTON: A former aide to Melania Trump has written a memoir about her 15-year friendship with the US First Lady.

Spanish antibody study shows no herd immunity to Covid-19

LONDON: Spanish researchers have found that only five per cent of the population in Spain has developed antibodies, nowhere near the levels needed to achieve 'herd immunity'.

India, China agree that differences should not become disputes after key phone call

BEIJING: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the forward areas in Ladakh over the weekend coupled with sustained diplomatic pressure, the India-China border face-off appears to have reached some sort of settlement.

This 'human chip' may speed up screening of Covid-19 drug candidate

NEW YORK: In a fight against novel coronavirus, researchers have developed a human cell 'membrane on a chip' that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells.

More Indian flights from UAE announced, bookings to open
DUBAI: India has announced nine more repatriation flights from the UAE, ticket sales for which will open later on Friday.
US lists 20 companies controlled by Chinese regime

NEW DELHI: The US has identified and listed 20 Chinese companies, including Huawei Technologies, which are controlled by the military regime in Beijing. The listed companies are now prone to potential sanctions as part of the Donald Trump administration's efforts to prevent China from securing US investment and access to certain technologies.

India trusts Modi; China now a bigger enemy; country wants revenge

NEW DELHI:India overwhelmingly trusts Prime Minister Narendra Modi to handle China, which is now a bigger enemy than Pakistan, and the country thirsts for revenge against the attack on Indian soldiers in Ladakh on June 15, according to the latest IANS CVoter Snap Poll.

Fewer UK deaths from Dec 2019 to March 2020 despite pandemic

LONDON:Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists have found that there were fewer deaths recorded in the UK from the end of December 2019 until the end of March 2020 in comparison to the previous five years, including in the subgroup assessment of respiratory mortality rates.

China rejects 'interference' in HK after EU concerns

BEIJING:China on Tuesday rejected "any foreign intervention" in Hong Kong after the European Union (EU) warned of "very negative consequences" if the cpntroversial national security law was implemented in the city.

2 more Trump campaign staffers at Tulsa rally test COVID-19 positive

WASHINGTON:Two more campaign staffers who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, US state Oklahoma, on Saturday have tested positive for the coronavirus, the campaign said.

US economy to grow more slowly than hoped: Fed official

WASHINGTON:The US economy is expected to grow more slowly than it was hoped months ago as the country was still struggling to stop the community spread of COVID-19, a senior Federal Reserve official said.

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