US ‘hasn’t seen’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently, Mike Pompeo

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 753 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bbc.com/news/ US officials “haven’t seen” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently and are watching reports about his health “closely”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. He also expressed concern that the hermit state could be hit either by the coronavirus outbreak or a famine. Mr Kim, 36, last appeared in state media on 12 April, triggering speculation that he was seriously ill. But officials in South Korea later said such reports were not true. Kim Jong-un illness rumours denied amid intense speculation Who might…

Pakistan has lowest Covid-19 mortality rate, says minister as country records highest single-day fatalities

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 791 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ With 26 fresh fatalities, Pakistan on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day jump in the number of deaths due to coronavirus disease Covid-19, health authorities said. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Moeed Yusuf told the media that besides the new 26 deaths, there were 44 infected people in critical condition, Pakistani media reported. However, he said the mortality rate was only 2.1 per cent in Pakistan as compared to around seven per cent in other countries. Meanwhile, the government has decided to bring…

‘Major strategic achievement’: Xi Jinping hails China’s Covid-19 battle

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 813 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Chinese President Xi Jinping has termed China’s battle against Covid-19 as a major strategic achievement, as the ruling Communist Party is all set to hold the postponed Parliament session on May 22 amid a steady decline in the coronavirus cases. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) on Thursday said the country reported only four new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number to 82,862, while no death due to the disease was registered. The virus has claimed 4,633 lives in the country. China’s arduous efforts…

US finds tentative cure for Covid-19, hunts chutes for a vaccine

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 718 total views A lab technician visually inspects a filled vial of investigational coronavirus disease treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, US. (Gilead Sciences Inc/Handout via Reuters) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ A sliver of hope ran through a nation ravaged by a new virus and shuttered at home after a top US government scientist announced Wednesday that data from ongoing federal trials demonstrated that an antiviral drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness and hasten recovery from coronavirus. News reports indicated the US Food…

Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood’s original chocolate boy, dies at 67, Amitabh Bachchan says ‘he’s destroyed’

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 3,465 total views,  20 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Actor Rishi Kapoor has died at 67 after a two-year battle with leukaemia. Rishi breathed his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. His wife and actor Neetu Kapoor was by his side. “Yes, he is no more,” Rishi’s elder brother Randhir Kapoor told Hindustan Times. A statement from the family read: Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept…