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Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island strike for more coronavirus protection

Amazon has fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees amid the coronavirus outbreak.Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the facility, known as JFK8, said he was fired Monday afternoon f...

UP man calls lockdown helpline for samosas, handed broom to clean drain

Amid the backdrop of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading like wildfire across India, several bizarre incidents are emerging which shows how people are taking the situation lightly. One such incident was reported in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. ...

‘Fake news’: No extension of financial year, FY 2019-20 to end on March 31 as scheduled, says govt

Amid a report circulating that the new financial year will start from July 1 instead of April 1, the government on Monday clarified that it has not extended the current 2019-20 fiscal year and it will end as scheduled on March 31. "There is no extensi...

Coronavirus: Dates for submission of online application forms for various entrance examinations extended- Full list

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the decision to extended the dates of submission of Online Application Forms for various examinations due to the headship by parents and students amid coronavirus outbreak in the country. While...

Microsoft plans antivirus software for Android and iOS devices

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, speaks during a panel session on day three of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMicrosoft will soon offer its Defender antivirus software for phones and oth...

Colleges extend decision deadline due to coronavirus as new students reconsider

College acceptance letters are already in the mail. Now high school seniors must decide their fate for September.Up until now, National College Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college they will attend, has always been...

Since Aditya Roy Kapur cannot act under lockdown, he reveals his plan B only to be trolled by Arjun Kapoor

Soon after Katrina Kaif shared a video of her sweeping the floors of her house, her 'Fitoor' co-star Aditya Roy Kapur took to the grounds and started sweeping then. Sharing a photo from the same, Aditya wrote, "Plan B". Soon after he was trolled by his...

Texas Democrats urge Gov. Greg Abbott to issue stay-at-home order

With the threat of COVID-19 still spreading in more areas of the country, countless health experts are strongly encouraging government officials to implement “stay-at-home” orders. These orders ...

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Trumps flags tougher coronavirus curbs for US: Live updates

The United States might toughen movement restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, with the country now reporting twice the number of cases as China where the outbreak began late last year.US President Donald Trump told the media that guidelines ...

Trump expected to ease Obama-era vehicle mileage standards

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.The Trump administration is expected this week to ease Obama-era regulations on fuel emission standards, capping off more than two years of legal bat...

Fiat Chrysler temporarily cuts pay by 20% for salaried workers amid coronavirus pandemic

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Mike ManleyMassimo Pinca | ReutersFiat Chrysler will temporarily defer the salaries of its white-collar workers by 20% for the next three months as the automaker attempts to save cash to weather the coronavirus crisi...

Pentagon confirms first US service member to die from coronavirus

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks during the joint press conference with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford (not in the picture) on August 28, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.China News Service | Visual China Group | Getty I...

Tennessee Rep. Tim Burchett tweets phone number, says anyone ‘overwhelmed or scared’ by coronavirus can call him

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up.A congressional lawmaker from Tennessee is encouraging anyone "overwhelmed or scared" of the coronavirus to give him a call to talk about it.Freshman ...

Mnuchin predicts post-pandemic economic recovery ‘back to where we were beforehand’

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stated that while he is unsure of just how bad the effect of the coronavirus outbreak will ultimately be on the U.S. economy, he is confident that it will only be a short-term problem that will be resolved in a matter o...

Dan Patrick says elderly should be willing to get sick, possibly die, to save economy

In an interview that’s hard to believe until seen, Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick said he was willing to get sick and die from coronavirus— and suggested that other elderly folks should be willing to...

Virus Lockdown in Beijing

Beijing is a city under lockdown.Life in the Chinese capital has ground to a halt, as authorities wage a desperate battle to contain the coronavirus epidemic. Sebastien Le Belzic, a journalist based in Beijing for 13 years, has found himself largely co...

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Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, sending it to the House

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., make their way to the Senate floor after announcing a two-year deal on the budget earlier in the day on February 7, 2018.Tom Williams | CQ Roll Ca...

Coronavirus outbreak: Roger Federer and wife to donate $1 million to help ‘vulnerable families’

While many are battling and suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak, Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer on Wednesday announced that he along with his wife Mirka will be donating one million Swiss Francs ($100,000; Rs 7.70 crore) to the families affec...

Dugong discovery: Large population found off Qatar

The waters off Qatar are home to the world’s second-largest population of dugongs, sea mammals that eat underwater grass.Usually, they like to move alone, or in a small group. But there is a phenomenon happening off Qatar that does not occur anywhere e...

Biden’s claim he ‘became a professor’ after leaving Senate sparks confusion

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to have made some factual errors during a virtual roundtable on Wednesday regarding this claim that he "became a professor" after leaving the Senate.During an online campaign event, Biden took questions fro...

Deepika Padukone accuses Katrina Kaif of ‘plagiarism in the time of COVID-19’ by reposting her viral video

A few days back, Katrina Kaif had taken to her Instagram page and shared a video in which she is seen washing utensils as her house-help have been sent home to self-quarantine. She had captioned the video stating, "(utensils) +(sponge) = (happy home) m...

Coronavirus relief bill contains nearly $12 billion in questionable spending

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.President Trump signed the more than $2 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday and said it would help American workers across the country --&nb...

Infosys employee terminated for ‘spread the virus’ post on Facebook, arrested by Bengaluru Police

Indian IT giant Infosys on Friday said it has terminated the services of an employee for a social media post where he urged people to "go out and sneeze" and spread the novel coronavirus which has infected over 800 people in the country so far.  ...

65,000 coronavirus cases in the US: How many are in each state?

More than 65,000 people across the United States have been infected with the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University and local governments. At least 942 people have died.The number of cases is expected to continue to rapidly rise as mo...

Lina Hidalgo issues stay-at-home orders for Harris County

On Tuesday, Houston and Harris County officials announced that a “Stay Home-Work Safe” order would go into effect at midnight and continue until April 3.  The order comes after 27 confir...

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China's National Health Commission reported on Thursday said at least 114 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as of the end of Wednesday, bringing to at least 2,118 the number of fatalities nationwide. The national health commission also repo...

‘You know I smile in my sleep’: Malaika Arora trolls Arjun Kapoor back over nap photo

Malaika Arora recently shared a nap image with her besties Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora and Karisma Kapoor, only to be trolled by beau Arjun Kapoor. Malaika, however, trolled him back stating he knows that she does smile in her sleep. Sharing the...

Ibrahim Ali Khan ‘had to escape’ because quarantine was ‘so boring’

The next starkid who is hogging limelight, Ibrahim Ali Khan, shared an image of him where he 'had to escape' from earth because 'quarantine was so boring'. The hilarious image was actually from his own house where there is an image of earth from the ou...

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000: Live updates

Spain's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped to 5,690 on Saturday, with 832 patients dying in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry.The announcement came as the number of people infected with the virus in the United States...

Supply of petroleum products normal, avoid panic booking of LPG cylinders: Indian Oil

Amid coronavirus lockdown, the state-run oil marketing company Indian Oil has said it has enough supplies of LPG cylinders and appealed customers to avoid panic booking as ‘one cylinder in 15 days’ norm is in place. IOCL delivers cooking gas cylinders...

Cuomo extends state lockdown, says normalcy may return with widespread testing

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he is extending a statewide lockdown that he first ordered earlier this month, forcing nonessential ...

‘Don’t be afraid, avoid crowded places’: Mumbai woman who recovered from COVID-19 advises citizens

A 65-year-old woman who recently recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection assured that there is nothing to be afraid of and urged people to avoid crowded places.  While speaking exclusively to Zee Media, Anjanabai Pawar, who wo...

Trump mocks coronavirus fear for Mitt Romney, Michael Avenatti

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, March 22, 2020.Jim Lo Scalzo | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump, in the midst...

Fed officials feel rates are likely to stay where they are, minutes show

Federal Reserve officials expressed confidence at their most recent meeting about the state of the U.S. economy and figured interest rates likely would remain unchanged for a while, according to minutes released Wednesday.That comes even as financial m...

Coronavirus in US prisons: Releases positive, but ‘more needed’

United States Attorney General William Barr on Thursday recommended the release of at-risk inmates to home confinement for the remainder of their sentences, signalling that calls to release prisoners to limit the spread of the deadly nov...

Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli? Wasim Jaffer gives hilarious reply using meme

While the football world debates over Messi and Ronaldo, Indian cricket fans are divided when it comes to Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. The two batsmen have many records to their names and are considered the be the greatest in the world of cricket....

Twitter knocks down Bernie Sanders’ suggestion that Russian trolls are behind online attacks from his supporters

Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater i...

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Coronavirus outbreak: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan chairs GOM meeting to assess situation

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Harsh Vardhan held a Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting at Nirman Bhawan on Wednesday to assess the coronavirus situation in the country. In the meeting, it discussed strengthening the capacity of states to provide PP...

‘Don’t be afraid, avoid crowded places’: Mumbai woman who recovered from COVID-19 advises citizens

A 65-year-old woman who recently recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection assured that there is nothing to be afraid of and urged people to avoid crowded places.  While speaking exclusively to Zee Media, Anjanabai Pawar, who wo...

McDonald’s is pulling its all-day breakfast menu as it limits options amid pandemic

A man steps out of a McDonalds restaurant with sign announcing take-out service only in Hollywood, California on March 16, 2020 as the Coronavirus pandemic brings much of California to a standstill.Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty ImagesMcDonald's is pu...

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Coronavirus: Six heartening stories you may have missed

It's been just over two weeks since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December, a global pandemic. To date, more than 510,000 people have been infected ...

Texas Democrats announce virtual state convention

Citing the ongoing pandemic and social distancing requirements, Texas Democrats are shifting their annual state convention to a virtual one. “COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives. T...

‘Our shared patriotic duty’ – Trump on virus fight: Live updates

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Italy rose by 812 to 11,591, while the total number of infections surged past 100,000 with 4,050 new cases reported.More than 800 people died in Spain over the last 24 hours - reaching 7,340 - while&...

Coronavirus outbreak: Roger Federer and wife to donate $1 million to help ‘vulnerable families’

While many are battling and suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak, Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer on Wednesday announced that he along with his wife Mirka will be donating one million Swiss Francs ($100,000; Rs 7.70 crore) to the families affec...

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Kentucky AG calls for halt on abortions during coronavirus crisis

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is calling on his state's top health official to stop abortions in the state due to the coronavirus crisis, just days after Planned Parenthood sued several Texas state officials for a similar policy.Cameron, who...

Trump says he told Pence not to call governors who aren’t ‘appreciative’ of White House coronavirus efforts

President Donald Trump said Friday that he instructed Vice President Mike Pence not to reach out to governors who aren't "appreciative" of his administration's efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in their states."If they don't treat you right...

Coronavirus fight: ‘This will not be licked by Easter,’ doctor warns in call for two-week US lockdown

Paramedics wearing protective equipment carry a stretcher into Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020.Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump wants the country to "open up," ...

Afghanistan war: Families say homes destroyed by US bombs

New statistics show the US dropped more than 7,400 bombs on Afghanistan last year, more than any year since 2013.And while there are signs of hope of a deal with the Taliban, it is too late for families already caught up in the crossfire.Al Jazeera's Z...