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'Don't politicize this virus': Tedros defends WHO's handling of coronavirus pandemic

Geneva, April 9 -- : World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday (local time) defended the organisation's handling and response to the coronavirus pandemic... Read More


61,000 could die in US: White House Response Coordinator

Washington, April 9 -- White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx, during the daily briefing on Thursday said that models available to US health experts now project that mortality due t... Read More


Avoid gatherings at graveyards, shrines on Shab-e-Barat: Islamic Foundation

Dhaka, April 9 -- It has also asked them not to gather at graveyards and shrines on the occasion on Thursday to avoid spreading the contagion. Muslim men offer special prayers at mosques, families ex... Read More


Sanders ends presidential run; it's over to Biden

Washington, April 9 -- Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the White House on Wednesday, clearing the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden, who is now the presumptive Democratic presi... Read More


400 mn workers in India may sink into poverty, says ILO

United Nations, April 9 -- About 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis which is having... Read More


Pollution plays role in Covid deaths

New Delhi, April 9 -- Air pollution is likely to be a major risk factor for Covid-19 mortality, scientists have concluded. Prolonged exposure to air pollution leads to a chronic inflammatory response ... Read More


Sanders ends presidential run; it's over to Biden

Washington, April 9 -- Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the White House on Wednesday, clearing the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden, who is now the presumptive Democratic presi... Read More


WHO Chief says received death threats over coronavirus response

Geneva, April 9 -- The chief of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, said Wednesday he had faced death threats and racist insults over the UN health agency's response... Read More


Bernie Sanders drops out of 2020 Democratic race for President

Washington, April 9 -- Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday, concluding a quest for the White House that began five years ago in relative obsc... Read More


Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of US presidential race

Washington, April 9 -- : US Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, paving the way for Joe Biden's Democratic nomination for the 2020 election. Sanders made the announcem... Read More