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Watch | What is the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising?

A video explainer on the terms that are commonly used in every household due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 1:14 pm

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surpass 2,800

Islamabad: Pakistan’s tally of coronavirus cases surged to 2,880 after new infections were reported, while the number of deaths stand

Siasat 5 Apr 2020 1:10 pm

Foreign students with over 1 year stay in Australia eligible to access superannuation: Government

Acting Immigration Minister Alan Trudge issued a statement, saying students who have been here longer than 12 months, who find themselves in financial hardship during the

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 1:06 pm

Elton John donates $1 million to protect people with HIV from COVID-19

Earlier this week, the singer also hosted a coronavirus relief concert Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 12:09 pm

U.S. braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency is far f

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 11:02 am

Trump talks with U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss virus

The NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball were all represented by their commissioners - Adam Silver, Gary Bettman, Roger Goodell and Rob Manfred, respectively. None of

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 9:18 am

U.S. to witness toughest next two weeks due to rising coronavirus cases: Trump

Its going to be a difficult week for the American people. You will see testing increased around the country and so cases are going to continue to rise across America, he

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 8:13 am

Youngest son Barron not happy as he could be due to forced stay at home: Trump

Barron is the first son of a president to reside at the White House since John F Kennedy Jr in 1963.

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 7:37 am

Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak

It is going to be her fifth special televised message to the country during her 68 years on the throne.

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 3:20 am

Daniel Pearl murder | Pakistan vows to appeal against acquittal of Omar Sheikh

Verdict caused reservations, says Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 12:22 am

Kabul gurdwara attack mastermind arrested

Afghan Special Forces detained ISKP chief Mawlawi Aslam Farooqi in a complex operation

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 12:19 am

Biden to begin process of selecting running mate

He has committed to choosing a woman

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 12:14 am

Trump fires top intelligence official

Inspector General Atkinson had played a key role in his impeachment

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 11:58 pm

Coronavirus | More than 600 dead in New York state in a day

Health experts calculate that New York might be around a week away from the worst point in the health crisis.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 11:49 pm

Indian state authorities warn coronavirus lockdown could be extended

Authorities in some India states warned on Saturday that lockdowns to rein in the coronavirus pandemic could be extended in parts of the nation as the number of domestic

Reuters 4 Apr 2020 7:57 pm

ICJ seeks UNHRC to impose exemplary damages on China for spreading coronavirus

It alleged that the coronavirus pandemic is primarily a conspiracy of Beijing to catapult itself as a superpower

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 6:59 pm

Coronavirus | Global death toll rises to over 59,000

United States has the highest official number of infected people with 278,458 diagnosed cases, 7,159 deaths and 9,772 recoveries.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 6:34 pm

Coronavirus | Spains daily death toll falls for second day in row

Health officials say the slowdown in new infections proves the effectiveness of the lockdown in place.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 5:21 pm

U.S. evacuates stranded citizens as Pakistan relaxes ban on international flights

Pakistan had on March 21 suspended all overseas flights for two weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 5:10 pm

Keir Starmer is U.K.s new Labour party chief

The lawyer-turned-politician promises to work constructively with the government to confront the pandemic and not engage in Opposition for Oppositions sake

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 4:46 pm

Coronavirus | New York State records highest number of deaths in single day from COVID-19

The death toll in the state now stands at 2,935, an increase of 562 deaths in just one day, says Governor Andrew Cuomo

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 1:03 pm

Pak records 2,700 coronavirus cases; Punjab crosses 1,000-mark

Islamabad: Pakistan’s coronavirus cases rose to 2,708 on Saturday with the number of patients in the Punjab province, which accounts

Siasat 4 Apr 2020 12:58 pm

Vietnam protests Beijings sinking of South China Sea boat

The Vietnamese fishing vessel, with eight fishermen onboard, was fishing near the Paracel Islands on Thursday when it was rammed and sunk by the Chinese vessel, Vietnam's

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 11:21 am

COVID-19: Indian-American body launches initiative for underprivileged communities in India

The American India Foundation (AIF), which was founded in 2001 in the aftermath of the devastating Gujarat earthquake, on Friday said it will use its existing service del

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 11:11 am

Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to feed out of work Americans

In an Instagram post, Mr. Bezos said he wants to support those on the front lines at nations food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $100 million gif

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 11:01 am

Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe

Mr. Atkinson, a Trump appointee, had determined that a whistleblower's report was credible in alleging Mr. Trump abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraines inter

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 9:11 am

Chinas Wuhan marks sombre Tomb Sweeping festival amid coronavirus

Also known as Qingming, the festival which falls on Saturday is one of the most important dates in the traditional Chinese lunar new year calendar, and usually sees milli

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 8:56 am

How Myanmar can Beat the COVID-19 Blues

While many of us are doing our duty by staying at home, there are many productive activities we can do to keep us mentally and physically h

The Irrawaddy 4 Apr 2020 8:41 am

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup

Myanmars government has tried to help key sectors with loans that are badly hit by COVID-19 but the European Union and World Bank are warni

The Irrawaddy 4 Apr 2020 8:30 am

Looks like Hydroxychloroquine is having some good results on coronavirus patients; says Trump

Its looking like it (Hydroxychloroquine) is having some good results. I hope that would be a phenomenal thing, Mr. Trump said, days after the US Federal and Drug Administ

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 8:19 am

China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection

Commemorations took place at 10 a.m. Saturday in all major cities, but were particularly poignant in Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in December.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 7:48 am

US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours, says Johns Hopkins

The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 6:56 am

Mainland China reports 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Of the new cases, 18 involved travellers arriving from abroad, according to authorities.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 6:37 am

France now has more coronavirus cases than China

French coronavirus cases jump above China's after including nursing home tally

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 6:23 am

Coronavirus | Amid new research, U.S. CDC recommends face masks to stop virus spread

On Friday, Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, cited recent information that the virus can actually be spread even when peopl

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 4:45 am

Coronavirus: The challenges India faces in its battle against the virus

With cases rising and the virus hitting congested slums, the country's healthcare system is struggling.

BBC 4 Apr 2020 4:32 am

Coronavirus | Trump, Macron plan UN Security Council talks on pandemic

The two leaders spoke by phone and discussed convening P5 leaders soon to increase UN cooperation on defeating the pandemic and ensuring international peace and security,

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 4:08 am

Coronavirus | Passengers from virus-hit ships start leaving Florida

107 passengers and 143 crew reported flu-like symptoms during the voyage, but many have since recovered.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 2:57 am

U.S. records 1,169 coronavirus fatalities in 24 hours

Worldwide, confirmed new coronavirus infections surged past 1 million and deaths topped 54,000

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 11:09 pm

Pakistan to start week-long repatriation flight programme

Islamabad:Pakistan is set to start a week-long repatriation flight programme from Saturday to bring back its nationals stranded overseas be

Siasat 3 Apr 2020 10:54 pm

Coronavirus | German curbs are working, says RKIs president

He stressed that restrictions on public life need to be maintained.

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 10:18 pm

U.S. Presidents family firm faces financial woes

It seeks delay in loan repayment

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 10:12 pm

Statue of Soviet General removed in Prague

The Russian Embassy in Prague condemned the move, saying it sent a protest note to the Czech Foreign Ministry about the demolition.

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 10:03 pm

Cuban doctors fighting virus around world

Havana has deployed 593 doctors to at least 14 countries to fight COVID-19 despite U.S. opposition

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 9:44 pm

Coronavirus | U.K. death toll rises to 3,605; up 23% in a day

British government scientists say that the country would be doing well if it kept the coronavirus death toll below 20,000.

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 7:56 pm

Myanmar Confronts COVID-19

Authorities, both civilian and military, are working to limit the spread of COVID-19; if only such efforts could be applied to contain arme

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 7:54 pm

All Quiet in Mandalay

Myanmars normally bustling second-largest city is a shadow of its pre-coronavirus self.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 7:50 pm