May 8, 2020: Begin your day with the top headlines from around the world

Here are all the important developments that happened while you were sleeping.

Police personnel and people carry a man who had fainted following a gas leak incident to transport him to a hospital in Visakhapatnam.

India kickstarts massive repatriation process for stranded citizens

Launching its biggest ever repatriation exercise, India on Thursday airlifted 363 of its citizens, including nine infants, stranded in the United Arab Emirates due to the international travel lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

At least 17 migrant workers sleeping on track run over by goods train

At least 17 migrant workers were run over by a train in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra on Friday morning while they were trying to return to their rural homes in Madhya Pradesh. Read More

US-China spar over COVID-19 spread allegations

China accused the United States on Thursday of trying to shift blame over the coronavirus, after President Donald Trump said the pandemic was a worse "attack" than Pearl Harbor or 9/11. Read More

President Trump, V-P Pence test negative for coronavirus infection

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have tested negative for coronavirus after finding out a member of the United States military who worked on the White House campus had become infected, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. Read More

Reliance Jio Platforms gets another US investor

US-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners will pick up a 2.32 percent stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 11,367 crore at an equity value of Rs 4.91 lakh crore. This is the third high-profile investment in the Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) unit in as many weeks. Read More

Horrific photos from the Vizag factory gas leak tragedy

At least 11 people, including a six-year-old, were killed and nearly 5,000 fell sick after a chemical gas leaked from a plastic manufacturing unit of LG Polymers in Andhra Pradesh's Gopalapatnam near Visakhapatnam in the early hours of Thursday. See Photos

Wasim Akram lashes out at former Pakistan teammates

Wasim Akram has claimed that "some people" still use his name to "promote" themselves, a reference to ex-opener Aamir Sohail who has blamed the pace great for Pakistan not winning the World Cup since 1992. Read More


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