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New virus found in China, another pandemic feared

The world is still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, whose source of origin is yet to be ascertained. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says identifying and understanding the origin of coronavirus pandemic is key to an effective fight against ravaging Covid-19. And, at such a moment, the discovery of a new virus in China has triggered heightened concerns among the health experts

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India-China to hold Lt General-level talks tomorrow on LAC standoff

Indian and Chinese army delegations, led by corps commanders, will hold a meeting at Chushul in Ladakh on Tuesday with a focus on cooling tensions and thinning military build-up on both sides of the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC), people familiar with developments said on Monday

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Donald Trump again blames China for coronavirus, terms it 'Kung flu'

Trump, addressing his first election rally on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the US early this year, said that the COVID-19 is a disease and has many names than any disease in history.

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China says no Indian soldiers in detention presently

Sources also said that the situation at the LAC had comparatively calmed down after the release of the soldier and that dialogue between the two countries is expected to get back on track to discuss further disengagement at the LAC in Ladakh.

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Chinese CO involved in Galwan Valley face-off among those killed: Sources

Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff in the region.

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Army Officer, 2 Soldiers Killed In Ladakh Face-Off With China

It is perhaps the first such incident along the border with China that Indian armed forces personnel have been killed after a gap of nearly 45 years. Four Indian soldiers had lost their lives in an ambush at Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh in 1975.

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US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

The F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing was on a routine training mission from RAF Lakenheath when it crashed at 9:40 am local time (4:40 am EDT). The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.

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America burns after death of unarmed black in police custody

The protests began peacefully but were later hijacked by radical groups

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Nepal Parliament passes new map including disputed Indian territory

On Saturday, Nepal's Parliament voted on the map laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura along the border with India, notwithstanding a strong protest by New Delhi. India has been maintaining that these three areas belong to it.

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US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for India

India needs to appreciate that if it has to eventually fight the Taliban, it makes far more sense to fight them in Kabul than to deal with them at Wagah or Srinagar

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WHO stops clinical test for malaria drug hydroxychloroquine

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stopped a clinical trial for hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug US President Donald Trump said he was taking, in COVID-19 patients amid safety concerns.

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China reports no new coronavirus cases for first time since pandemic began

The National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Saturday that this compared to four new cases on the previous day. It said, however, there were two new suspected cases: an imported one in Shanghai and locally transmitted case in the northeastern province of Jilin.

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