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Promoted Curran hails 'genius' Dhoni after CSK win

Published On: September 20, 2020 07:11 PM NPT By: Reuters

UAE, Sept 20: England all-rounder Sam Curran termed Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a “genius” after justifying his surprise promotion in the batting order in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener against Mumbai Indians on Saturday.

Czech government could declare coronavirus state of emergency, says minister

Published On: September 20, 2020 06:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

PRAGUE, Sept 20: The Czech government could declare a state of emergency if a recent spike in coronavirus cases continues in the coming days, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said.

India's coronavirus infections surge to 5.4 million

Published On: September 20, 2020 03:44 PM NPT By: Reuters

MUMBAI, Sept 20: India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Sunday.

Forget banana bread, try this dish sponge: Pandemic inspires 'illusion cakes' in Hong Kong

Published On: September 20, 2020 02:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

A bakery studio in Hong Kong is aiming to bounce back from its COVID-19 slump with “illusion cakes” that appear to be everyday objects until you take a slice.

Kegs tapped in Munich pubs for mini-Oktoberfest in shadow of COVID-19

Published On: September 20, 2020 02:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

Innkeepers in Munich tapped their barrels on Saturday for revellers determined to make the most of a scaled-down Oktoberfest after the world’s biggest beer festival was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian journalist Rajeev Sharma arrested for allegedly spying for China

Published On: September 20, 2020 08:24 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Sept 20: Police in India’s capital city on Saturday said they had arrested a local freelance journalist on allegations he was passing “sensitive information” to Chinese intelligence officers.

Chennai trump Mumbai as IPL gets underway in UAE

Published On: September 20, 2020 07:39 AM NPT By: Reuters

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Sept 20: The Indian Premier League’s (IPL) delayed season got off to a low-key start on Saturday with three-time winners Chennai Super Kings beating defending champions Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the first match of the eight-team tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Biggest Thai protest in years targets government and monarchy

Published On: September 19, 2020 08:41 PM NPT By: Reuters

BANGKOK, Sept 19: Around 20,000 people protested in Thailand’s capital on Saturday against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, with many demonstrators also calling for reforms to the monarchy.

Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials

Published On: September 18, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Sept 18: The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

Taiwan urges China to show restraint amid military tensions

Published On: September 18, 2020 02:22 PM NPT By: Reuters

TAIPEI, Sept 18: Taiwan’s presidential office urged China on Friday to exercise restraint, saying its recent aggressive behaviour in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding region did not help its international image.

China begins military drills as senior U.S. official visits Taiwan amid rising tensions

Published On: September 18, 2020 12:58 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING/TAIPEI, Sept 18: China began combat drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the same day a senior U.S. official began high-level meetings in Taipei, as tensions rose and Beijing denounced tightening ties between Chinese-claimed Taiwan and the United States.

Indian Premier League 2020 season

Published On: September 18, 2020 12:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, Sept 18: Factbox on the 13th Indian Premier League, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates deu to the COVID-19 pandemic and runs from Sept. 19 to Nov. 10 (teams ranked in order of last year’s finish)

Buzz missing but IPL aims to bring normality amid pandemic

Published On: September 18, 2020 12:24 PM NPT By: Reuters

MUMBAI, Sept 18: After months of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delayed season of the popular Indian Premier League will kick off in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday with a clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

India's coronavirus cases rise to 5.2 million, with 96,424 new infections

Published On: September 18, 2020 11:55 AM NPT By: Reuters

MUMBAI, Sept 18: India recorded 96,424 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 5.2 million, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday.

Trump will deliver U.N. speech next week from White House

Published On: September 18, 2020 10:50 AM NPT By: Reuters

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 18: U.S. President Donald Trump will not travel to New York on Tuesday for his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, but will deliver the address from the White House, his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said on Thursday.

India's coronavirus cases jump by daily record of 97,894

Published On: September 17, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

BENGALURU, Sept 17: India reported another record jump in daily coronavirus infections with 97,894 cases in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday.

WHO says more than 170 countries have joined COVAX vaccine facility

Published On: September 17, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

SINGAPORE, Sept 17: More than 170 countries have joined the World Health Organisation’s COVAX facility to boost development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the body’s director general.

Carey, Maxwell lift Australia to dramatic win over England

Published On: September 17, 2020 01:28 PM NPT By: Reuters

MANCHESTER, England, Sept 17: Superb centuries from Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell inspired Australia to a dramatic three-wicket victory over England on Wednesday as the touring side clinched the one-day international series 2-1.

Why is Singapore's COVID-19 death rate the world's lowest

Published On: September 17, 2020 01:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

SINGAPORE, Sept 17: Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian island.

Global coronavirus cases to soon surpass 30 million

Published On: September 17, 2020 12:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Sept 17: Global coronavirus cases are expected to pass 30 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing.