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Washington/Sputnik: The US Department of Defense has deployed 40,000 of its personnel, including 4,000 medics, to support the efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the United States, spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said during a briefing. more
Fire-Damaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris to hold Good Friday mass on April 10: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was heavily damaged in a devastating fire almost one year ago, will hold a Good Friday mass on April 10, Archbishop of Paris Miche ...

French Stade Reims Football Club's doctor kills himself after contracting COVID19: reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Bernard Gonzalez, a French Stade de Reims football club's doctor, has committed suicide while in self-isolation after having contracted the coronavirus, the French Le ...

Iraqi authorities suspend Reuters' accreditation for 3 months over reports about COVID-19

Cairo/Sputnik: The Iraqi authorities decided to suspend the accreditation of the Reuters news agency's office for three months after the latter had published an article about the alle ...

Pakistan court commutes death sentence of main accused in Daniel Pearl murder case to 7 years

Islamabad/IBNS: A Pakistan court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of militant Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted 18 years ago for abducting and murdering the South Asia bur ...

‘Defining moment’ in Afghanistan requires leaders to work together, top UN official tells Security Council

New York : With the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop, political parties in Afghanistan are being urged to prioritize national interests and come together for peace talks with the Taliban, ...

Fight against COVID-19: Nepal Govt now says won't use rapid test kits purchased from China

Kathmandu: Stating that the results obtained from them are unreliable, the Nepal government has said it would not use rapid test kits purchased from China to fight against COVID-19.

Nepal: Chinese defy COVID-19 lockdown, clash with locals in Lamjung

Lamjung: Several Chinese construction workers in Nepal, who broke lockdown norms implemented by the government due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Himalayan nation, on Tuesday clashed wit ...

Imran Khan government's slow approach exposed as COVID 19 grips Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistani government is failing to implement proper measures to curb the spread of the deadly disease and with clerics refusing to close their mosques, the situation of COVID-1 ...

North Korea tests 'super-large’ rocket launcher, test appears successful - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik:  The two short-range projectiles fired by North Korea on Sunday were a test of a ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher, the South Korean Yonhap News Agen ...