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Vande Bharat Mission: Grateful to be back home, say students despite costly tickets; lack of in-flight social distancing spooks passengers
India

Vande Bharat Mission: Grateful to be back home, say students despite costly tickets; lack of in-flight social distancing spooks passengers

Firstpost spoke to some passengers on these special flights under the Vande Bharat Mission about their journey back home and their experience being airlifted. While most of the passengers were grateful for the opportunity to return home, they felt 'blindsided' by the lack of communication by officials, not only to the run-up to the flight and also right through their journey home.

Italy records highest coronavirus toll in one day with 627 deaths; 'you are not invincible', WHO tells youth
World

Italy records highest coronavirus toll in one day with 627 deaths; 'you are not invincible', WHO tells youth

The US warned Americans to avoid all international travel and told citizens abroad to return now or face an 'indefinite' absence as coronavirus pandemic toll surpassed 10,000 people worldwide on Friday

Donald Trump wraps up glitzy two-day visit without any concrete outcome; remains non-committal on trade deal, Pakistan-backed terrorism
India

Donald Trump wraps up glitzy two-day visit without any concrete outcome; remains non-committal on trade deal, Pakistan-backed terrorism

US President Donald Trump addressed the media in New Delhi during his two-day India visit, but remained non-committal and incoherent on several issues concerning India, while he also used the opportunity to veer into domestic politics where he faces election in a few months

No objection to presence of Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia during Melania Trump's visit to Delhi govt schools, says US embassy
India

No objection to presence of Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia during Melania Trump's visit to Delhi govt schools, says US embassy

US embassy stressed that it was not a political event and the intention was to focus on education and students

Coronavirus outbreak: US to send aircraft to evacuate Americans aboard Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined at Japan port
World

Coronavirus outbreak: US to send aircraft to evacuate Americans aboard Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

The passengers would be required to undergo further quarantine of 14 days upon arriving in the United States

US citizen who tested positive for coronavirus dies in Wuhan; 60-yr-old is first American casualty to deadly outbreak
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US citizen who tested positive for coronavirus dies in Wuhan; 60-yr-old is first American casualty to deadly outbreak

At least 722 people have died from coronavirus in China while more than 34,000 have been infected, according to the latest official figures.

Five-yr-old girl raped at US Embassy residential quarters; accused, son of an employee, arrested by Delhi Police
India

Five-yr-old girl raped at US Embassy residential quarters; accused, son of an employee, arrested by Delhi Police

An incident of sexual assault on a minor girl was reported from inside the US embassy campus in New Delhi's Chanakyapuri area. According to the Delhi Police, a five-year-old girl was raped allegedly by one of her neighbours at the quarters of the embassy

One killed after Iraqi security forces clash with anti-govt protesters; several rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad, 3 injured
World

One killed after Iraqi security forces clash with anti-govt protesters; several rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad, 3 injured

Iraqi security forces shot at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least one person, and unidentified men set fire to sit-in tents in a southern Iraqi city, police and medics said, as months-long civil unrest escalated.

Iran Soleimani killing: Pentagon chief Mark Milley denies plans of US military troops leaving Iraq, says letter sent by 'mistake'
World

Iran Soleimani killing: Pentagon chief Mark Milley denies plans of US military troops leaving Iraq, says letter sent by 'mistake'

The latest developments came as a sea of black-clad mourners paid homage on Monday in Tehran to Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force killed Friday in a US drone strike in Baghdad.

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
World

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation

Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran

Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran
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Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran

Day after attack on American embassy in Baghdad, US troops fire tear gas to disperse pro-Iran protesters
World

Day after attack on American embassy in Baghdad, US troops fire tear gas to disperse pro-Iran protesters

The militiamen were protesting deadly US airstrikes that targeted an Iran-backed militia over the weekend, killing 25 fighters.

Angry Iraqis try to break into US Embassy in Baghdad after American airstrikes kill 25 fighters of Iran-backed Shiite milita
World

Angry Iraqis try to break into US Embassy in Baghdad after American airstrikes kill 25 fighters of Iran-backed Shiite milita

Hundreds of angry Iraqis tried to push inside the US embassy grounds in Baghdad, hurling water bottles and smashing security cameras following deadly US airstrikes killed 25 fighters of the Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah militia in Iraq

Donald Trump dubs himself Israel’s best friend in White House at American Israeli Council National Summit in Florida
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Donald Trump dubs himself Israel’s best friend in White House at American Israeli Council National Summit in Florida

Donald Trump opened his speech the American Israeli Council National Summit in Florida by talking about his decision to overturn long-standing American foreign policy and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital

Afghanistan blasts: 48 killed, 42 injured in two attacks by Taliban; Ashraf Ghani escapes unhurt from one of the explosions
World

Afghanistan blasts: 48 killed, 42 injured in two attacks by Taliban; Ashraf Ghani escapes unhurt from one of the explosions

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a campaign rally in northern Afghanistan attended by President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people and injuring 42 others

Tourism becomes latest casualty in Jammu and Kashmir amid India-Pakistan tension and 'boycott Kashmiri' calls
India

Tourism becomes latest casualty in Jammu and Kashmir amid India-Pakistan tension and 'boycott Kashmiri' calls

With no intervention by the Jammu and Kashmir administration to dispel fear among people and encourage good footfall for the future, both domestic and foreign tourists are unlikely to book tickets to the state.

Bengaluru all set to witness iconic B-52 Stratofortress, showstopper at Aero India Show, thunder across Yelahanka skies
India

Bengaluru all set to witness iconic B-52 Stratofortress, showstopper at Aero India Show, thunder across Yelahanka skies

The B-52 Bomber can carry up to 32,000 kilograms of weapons with a combat range of 8,800 miles. It was first designed to deliver nuclear strikes on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In 2016, the fighter aircraft had dropped its first bombs on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

US to send major military assets to Aero India show starting today as its vows to strengthen defence cooperation
India

US to send major military assets to Aero India show starting today as its vows to strengthen defence cooperation

In addition, more than 100 US defence personnel will support the American delegation at the show. Having bagged a lucrative Indian defence deal worth $17 billion in 2007, the US looks pumped to be a part of the aerial show.

Mexico builds fence around main shelter for migrants who returned to Tijuana after border clash with US authorities
World

Mexico builds fence around main shelter for migrants who returned to Tijuana after border clash with US authorities

Mexican authorities have established a fence around the main shelter for migrants who arrived in the border city of Tijuana, after Sunday's clash in which hundreds of Central Americans broke a police barrier trying to enter the US.