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  • Icelandic volcanic eruption a 'wonder of nature' May 16, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Icelandic volcanic eruption a 'wonder of nature'

    With international travel slowly opening up, more and more people will be able to make the same journey to marvel at the volcanic show.

  • What is the Moderna COVID vaccine? Does it work, and is it safe? May 16, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    What is the Moderna COVID vaccine? Does it work, and is it safe?

    Moderna’s deal with Australia also includes 15 million doses of its updated variant booster vaccine candidate, estimated to be delivered in 2022.

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict: PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to continue strike as long as necessary May 16, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict: PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to continue strike as long as necessary

    Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh too said the militant group will not back down.

  • After years of quiet, Israeli-Palestinian conflict exploded. Why now? May 16, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    After years of quiet, Israeli-Palestinian conflict exploded. Why now?

    A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that led to the current Israel-Palestine crisis.

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict LIVE Updates: 23 killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza today, says territory’s health authority May 16, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict LIVE Updates: 23 killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza today, says territory’s health authority

    Israel-Palestine Conflict LIVE Updates: Israeli fighter jets struck multiple buildings in key areas of Hamas-controlled Gaza City earlier today. Health authorities in Gaza say at least 23 were killed in the airstrike

  • Joe Biden talks to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on latest Gaza escalation May 16, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    Joe Biden talks to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on latest Gaza escalation

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly told US President Joe Biden that Palestinians are ready and willing to work toward peace with international mediators.

  • With cleavers and blowtorches, Pakistan barber offers hair-raising cuts May 15, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    With cleavers and blowtorches, Pakistan barber offers hair-raising cuts

    Abbas adds some layers with the help of a cleaver and butcher's block, while occasionally thinning out a thicker mane with a bit of broken glass.

  • Mars Expedition | China lands Tianwen-1 spacecraft on the Red Planet May 15, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    Mars Expedition | China lands Tianwen-1 spacecraft on the Red Planet

    An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15, making China only the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet.

  • Israel strike in Gaza destroys building with AP, other media May 15, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Israel strike in Gaza destroys building with AP, other media

    The strike came nearly an hour after the military ordered people to evacuate the building, which also housed Al-Jazeera, other offices and residential apartments. The strike brought the entire 12-story building down, collapsing with a gigantic cloud of dust. There was no immediate explanation for why it was attacked.

  • What is the endgame for Hamas and Israel in new showdown? May 15, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    What is the endgame for Hamas and Israel in new showdown?

    As the escalating violence ignites riots in mixed Jewish-Arab towns in Israel and spurs wide unrest in the West Bank, what do both sides want to achieve in the worst flare-up of violence since 2014?

  • Forbes Highest paid Athletes list 2021 | MMA star Conor McGregor tops the list; take a look at the top 10 May 15, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Forbes Highest paid Athletes list 2021 | MMA star Conor McGregor tops the list; take a look at the top 10

    UFC star Conor McGregor has topped the Forbes list by earning $180 million in the past year beating soccer superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the highest paid athlete in the world. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has halted several sports events but its impact was seen less on the earning of many athletes around the world. According to the Forbes report, top ten highest-paid athletes in the world has pretax gross earnings of $1.05 billion in the past 12 months. Let’s take a look at the top 10 athletes who earned the most in the past year.

  • Vaccines almost certainly less effective' against B1.617.2 transmission: UK expert May 15, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    Vaccines almost certainly less effective' against B1.617.2 transmission: UK expert

    Professor Anthony Harnden, from the University of Oxford who is the deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said it was important to approach the easing of lockdown in England with “utmost caution” as it remains unclear exactly how much more transmissible the variant detected in India is.

  • This Week In Pictures: Stunning images from around the world May 15, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    This Week In Pictures: Stunning images from around the world

    From a Muslim boy standing beside his father performing an Eid al-Fitr prayer along with others in Pakistan, to a Palestinian mother mourning over her son, who was killed in clashes with Israeli forces, during his funeral in the West Bank, and young migrants holding hands as they run at an intake area upon crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images.

  • Israeli strike on Gaza kills 10, unrest spreads to West Bank May 15, 2021 01:40 PM IST

    Israeli strike on Gaza kills 10, unrest spreads to West Bank

    The latest outburst of violence began in Jerusalem and has spread across the region, with Jewish-Arab clashes and rioting in mixed cities of Israel. There were also widespread Palestinian protests Friday in the occupied West Bank, where Israeli forces shot and killed 11 people.

  • 'Amazon Venice' scrambles to stay above floods May 15, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    'Amazon Venice' scrambles to stay above floods

    The rivers have been swelling for weeks in Brazil’s Amazon region, and residents in a town that bills itself as ‘The Venice of Amazonas’ traded motorcycles for canoes and are clambering atop fresh-laid planks inside their homes to stay dry.

  • Lies on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict May 15, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Lies on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • China cancels Mount Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal May 15, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    China cancels Mount Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

    The move reflects the abundance of caution China has taken in dealing with the pandemic. While China has mostly curbed domestic transmission of the coronavirus, Nepal is experiencing a surge with record numbers of new infections and deaths.

  • First repatriation flight from India arrives in Australia following end of COVID-19 travel ban May 15, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    First repatriation flight from India arrives in Australia following end of COVID-19 travel ban

    The repatriation flights facilitated by the Australian government for its stranded citizens in India resumed from Friday following a two weeks ban due to the COVID-19 health crisis in India.

  • How Israel’s Iron Dome defence system helps counter Hamas’ rocket attacks May 15, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    How Israel’s Iron Dome defence system helps counter Hamas’ rocket attacks

    The 'Iron Dome' is a ground-to-air, short-range, air defence system that neutralises enemy rockets and missiles. The concept was born after the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War when Israel faced thousands of rockets fired by the Hezbollah. The missile defence system took years to develop and was tested in combat for the first time in April 2011. The system is designed to mainly intercept short-range missiles and rockets coming in from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

  • Indian-American policy expert Neera Tanden appointed White House senior adviser May 15, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Indian-American policy expert Neera Tanden appointed White House senior adviser

    Tanden has been entrusted with two tasks – launch a review of the US Digital Service, and plan contingencies that could result from the Supreme Court's consideration of Republican lawsuits seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

  • In Israel’s rising violence, ripples from 1948 May 15, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    In Israel’s rising violence, ripples from 1948

    The town of Lydda posed an early test of how the Israeli state would treat Palestinians. It is a legacy playing out today in violence between Jews and Arabs in Lod, as it’s now known.

  • Employee fired for 'sexist' views says Apple was aware of his book Chaos Monkey, calls tech giant's statement defamatory May 15, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    Employee fired for 'sexist' views says Apple was aware of his book Chaos Monkey, calls tech giant's statement defamatory

    In a series of tweets, sacked Apple employee Antonio García Martínez said the tech giant was well aware of his writings

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights: Alarmed by escalating violence, says UAE's Foreign Minister May 15, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights: Alarmed by escalating violence, says UAE's Foreign Minister

    Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights: Israel Defense Forces has said it has struck a Hamas military intelligence site, rocket launch sites and two terrorist squads

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