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Google to shut down 'Neighbourly' app

Google to shut down 'Neighbourly' app

New Delhi: Tech giant Google will shut down its ‘Neighbourly’ app – which was designed to help people source local information from their neighbours – as it failed to scale up. The app was launched in May 2018 in Mumbai and then scaled to other cities like Ahmedabad, Coimbatore and Mysore. A few months later, […]

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Europe toll tops 30,000 as UN warns of world's worst crisis since WWII

Europe toll tops 30,000 as UN warns of world's worst crisis since WWII

Madrid: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 30,000 lives in Europe alone, a global tally showed on Wednesday, in what the head of the United Nations has described as humanity’s worst crisis since World War II. Italy and Spain bore the brunt of the crisis, accounting for three in every four deaths on the […]

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Worldwide fatalities from coronavirus rise to 43,082

Worldwide fatalities from coronavirus rise to 43,082

Paris:  The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus rose to 43,082 on Wednesday, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT from official sources. More than 865,970 declared cases have been registered in 186 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, […]

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Syria war records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

Syria war records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

Beirut: The war in Syria killed 103 civilians in March, marking the lowest monthly non-combatant death toll since the start of the conflict in 2011, a war monitor said on Wednesday. Of the total deaths, some 51 people were killed in shelling and air strikes by the Syrian regime, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human […]

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'I feel nothing': virus-stricken Wuhan buries its dead

'I feel nothing': virus-stricken Wuhan buries its dead

Wuhan (China):  As China’s coronavirus epicentre Wuhan awakens from its long nightmare, formerly locked-down citizens are beginning to reemerge, but for many, their first outdoor act in more than two months is grim: burying loved ones. At the Biandanshan Cemetery, downcast groups of masked residents filed quietly past hazmat-suit-wearing security personnel and police on Tuesday […]

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Italy mourns its virus dead at end of fateful month

Italy mourns its virus dead at end of fateful month

Rome:  Italy marked a minute of silence and flew flags at half mast Tuesday to mourn the 11,591 people who have died from the coronavirus pandemic that has dramatically altered life in the Mediterranean country. The nation of 60 million people has recorded nearly a third of all fatalities caused by COVID-19 across the world. […]

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UK finalises GBP 75mn rescue effort for Brits stranded abroad, including in India

UK finalises GBP 75mn rescue effort for Brits stranded abroad, including in India

London:  The UK government on Tuesday began putting in place processes involved as part of a historic GBP 75-million rescue effort to evacuate thousands of British citizens stranded abroad, including in India, due to border closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the daily Downing Street briefing on Monday evening, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had […]

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Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Washington: Facebook said Monday it was donating USD 100 million to support news organizations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis. “The news industry is working under extraordinary conditions to keep people informed during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Facebook’s news partnerships director, Campbell Brown. “At a time […]

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Pak PM plans roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies as coronavirus cases rise to 1,664

Pak PM plans roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies as coronavirus cases rise to 1,664

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan plans to announce a comprehensive roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies across the country, as the number of coronavirus cases rose to 1,664 on Monday, underlining that local transmission of the deadly virus is increasing. The number of coronavirus cases has reached to 1,664, including 632 cases in Punjab, […]

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Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital

Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital

Riyadh: The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh. The operation was aimed at destroying “legitimate military targets” including Huthi ballistic capabilities which “threaten civilian lives”, the coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press […]