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The image shows a total solar eclipse.(NASA)

Parts of South America set to experience total solar eclipse today, NASA shares post

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New DElhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST
If you are a space enthusiast and planning to catch the event, then you may find this post helpful.
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The sun is seen through the clouds on the slopes of Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, Chile on December 13, 2020.(AFP Photo)
The sun is seen through the clouds on the slopes of Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, Chile on December 13, 2020.(AFP Photo)

Last solar eclipse of 2020 to occur today, will not be visible in India

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:16 PM IST
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth. It occurs twice a year but can go up to five times in very rare scenarios.
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Brazil's Footballer Neymar(AFP)
Brazil's Footballer Neymar(AFP)

Neymar to travel for World Cup qualifying despite injury

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:56 AM IST
Brazil coach Tite called Flamengo striker Pedro for the matches against Venezuela and Uruguay on Nov. 13 and 17, without removing Neymar from the squad.
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South America’s posh summer spot to stay shut during Covid-19 pandemic(TwitterEmergDest)
South America’s posh summer spot to stay shut during Covid-19 pandemic(TwitterEmergDest)

Even with lowest Covid-19 infection, South America’s luxury beach resort to stay shut for foreigners this summer

By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Opting to protect its public health gains over the economy as Covid-19 rages in neighboring Argentina and Brazil, South America’s Uruguay keeps international borders closed this summer season
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This 2018 photo provided by Paolo David Escobar shows a male Hillstar hummingbird perched on a Chuquiraga jussieui flower in Ecuador.(AP)
This 2018 photo provided by Paolo David Escobar shows a male Hillstar hummingbird perched on a Chuquiraga jussieui flower in Ecuador.(AP)

Ecuadorian hummingbirds chirp ultrasonic songs of seduction

By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:13 AM IST
For the first time, scientists have shown that these hummingbirds can sing and hear in pitches beyond the known range of other birds, according to research published Friday in the journal Science Advances.
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A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of the earth’s shadow.(PTI)
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of the earth’s shadow.(PTI)

Lunar eclipse 2020: What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:05 PM IST
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth’s umbra or the central, dark part of its shadow obscures all of the moon’s surface. A partial lunar eclipse can be seen when only part of the moon’s surface is obscured by earth’s umbra.
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Activists in costume dig symbolic graves on Copacabana beach as a protest, organized by the NGO Rio de Paz, against the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Activists in costume dig symbolic graves on Copacabana beach as a protest, organized by the NGO Rio de Paz, against the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.(AP Photo)

Covid-19 roils Latin America as the region faces recession

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Brasilia/ New York/ Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 04:02 AM IST
Brazil on Thursday passed two grim milestones: 40,000 Covid-19 deaths and some 800,000 coronavirus cases.
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Relatives hold candles during a vigil to honour a nurse who died from Covid in Tijuana, Mexico.
Relatives hold candles during a vigil to honour a nurse who died from Covid in Tijuana, Mexico.

Oxford vaccine clinical trials to take volunteers from Brazil

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Hindustan Times, Brasilia, London, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Mexico on Wednesday announced more than 1,000 deaths in a day for the first time, while Brazil reported a record 1,349 daily deaths.
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An egret settles on a pile of floating garbage at Lake Ulsoor in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI)
An egret settles on a pile of floating garbage at Lake Ulsoor in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI)

Sixth mass extinction threat grows, 515 species may vanish soon: Study

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 12:17 AM IST
Among those facing extinction, 243 (47%) are continental and 272 (53%) insular (island-dwelling). Most of them are from South America, followed by Oceania, Asia, Africa, North and Central America, and then Europe with less than 1% of them.
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Women talk outside a closed outfit store during quarantine in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Women talk outside a closed outfit store during quarantine in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Covid-19 torments South America while Europe limps

By Agencies | Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 05:05 AM IST
The warning from the global health body came as a sister UN agency issued new guidelines for pandemic-hit airlines that reveal what flying might look like when passenger planes take to the skies again in earnest.
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The Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, where graves were dug for Covid victims.
The Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, where graves were dug for Covid victims.

South America is new Covid epicentre: WHO

By Agencies | Washington, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 01:44 AM IST
Surges in infections across much of Central and South America have driven the global case count to nearly 5.3 million, with more than 340,000 deaths, even as Europe and the US cautiously move into a recovery phase.
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Only about 1.5 million applications for new job cards were received during the entire financial year of 2019-20.(Bloomberg photo)
Only about 1.5 million applications for new job cards were received during the entire financial year of 2019-20.(Bloomberg photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 3.5 million enrol for MGNREGS work amid migrant exodus and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The drugs have risen to prominence since Trump said earlier this week he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the virus despite medical warnings about its use.(REUTERS)
The drugs have risen to prominence since Trump said earlier this week he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the virus despite medical warnings about its use.(REUTERS)

UK healthcare workers begin Covid-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

By Reuters | London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 02:25 PM IST
The ‘COPCOV’ study will involve more than 40,000 frontline healthcare workers from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America to determine if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective in preventing the novel coronavirus.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the 12-year old Kamya Karthikeyan for becoming the youngest climber to conquer 6962 meters high Mount Aconcague.(Facebook)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the 12-year old Kamya Karthikeyan for becoming the youngest climber to conquer 6962 meters high Mount Aconcague.(Facebook)

PM Modi lauds 12-year-old for scaling Mount Aconcagua in South America

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished 12-year old Kamya Karthikeyan all the best for ‘Mission Saahas’.
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The embassy of Ecuador in New Delhi also denied reports that Nithyananda had been granted asylum by the country and that the Ecuadorian government had helped him in purchasing an island in South America.(FILE PHOTO.)
The embassy of Ecuador in New Delhi also denied reports that Nithyananda had been granted asylum by the country and that the Ecuadorian government had helped him in purchasing an island in South America.(FILE PHOTO.)

‘Nithyananda wanted for crimes’: India alerts other countries

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 07:46 PM IST
External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar outlined the government’s position after reports emerged, citing a website purportedly linked to the self-styled godman accused of rape, that he had established the “Hindu nation” of Kailaasa in South America.
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Guyana, a country of 780,000 that neighbors Brazil and Venezuela in the region’s northeast corner, will see its economy balloon 86% next year after expanding 4.4% this year(Bloomberg)
Guyana, a country of 780,000 that neighbors Brazil and Venezuela in the region’s northeast corner, will see its economy balloon 86% next year after expanding 4.4% this year(Bloomberg)

Guyana economy to grow 86% in 2020: IMF

By Matthew Bristow and Ezra Fieser | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:14 PM IST
South America may be battered by weak growth, unrest and austerity but one of its smallest countries is about to experience the fastest economic growth on the planet.
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The way we eat now: Scene at a mall in Mumbai.(Universal Images Group via Getty)
The way we eat now: Scene at a mall in Mumbai.(Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: Business of Taste by Centre for Science and Environment

By Vivek Menezes | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Business of Taste highlights high-nutrition foods that have fallen out of traditional diets at calamitous cost
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In this Sept. 13, 2019 photo, photos of Bolivia's President Eva Morales adorn the walls at the Democratic and Cultural Revolution Museum in Orinoca, Bolivia. The museum in a remote town high up in the deserts of the Bolivian altiplano was built by President Morales in his birthplace of Orinoca to honor the country’s indigenous peoples. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)(AP)
In this Sept. 13, 2019 photo, photos of Bolivia's President Eva Morales adorn the walls at the Democratic and Cultural Revolution Museum in Orinoca, Bolivia. The museum in a remote town high up in the deserts of the Bolivian altiplano was built by President Morales in his birthplace of Orinoca to honor the country’s indigenous peoples. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)(AP)

A museum in Bolivia’s Orinoca pays homage to President Evo Morales

By Associated Press | Orinoca, Bolivia
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 10:15 AM IST
The museum rising from the wind-swept Andean plateau is divided into three sections and has about a dozen halls. Among the displays are ceramic figures, scale models and paintings that narrate indigenous traditions in the Andes cordillera.
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Brazil's Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring against Peru.(AFP)
Brazil's Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring against Peru.(AFP)

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus gets two-month international ban

By Agence France-Presse | Asuncion
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Gabriel Jesus scored in the 3-1 victory over Peru that gave hosts Brazil a ninth victory in the continental showpiece, but was given his marching orders 20 minutes from time for a second booking.
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File image of Neymar(AFP)
File image of Neymar(AFP)

Brazil police end Neymar rape probe over lack of evidence

By AFP | Sao Paulo
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:58 AM IST
The police decision will be sent to prosecutors on Tuesday, who will have 15 days to evaluate the case.
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The NCB suspects the women are connected to international drugs cartels operating from South America.(HT File)
The NCB suspects the women are connected to international drugs cartels operating from South America.(HT File)

Liquid cocaine worth 13 crore seized at Mumbai airport, 2 held

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 01:25 AM IST
Venezuelan Hadry Vanessa Vines Costa, 31, and Brazilian Mereles Garcia Yurinka Elimar, 21 were arrested by the NCB at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Friday
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The total solar eclipse as seen from El Molle, Chile, on July 2, 2019. - Tens of thousands of tourists braced Tuesday for a rare total solar eclipse that was expected to turn day into night along a large swath of Latin America's southern cone, including much of Chile and Argentina.(AFP)
The total solar eclipse as seen from El Molle, Chile, on July 2, 2019. - Tens of thousands of tourists braced Tuesday for a rare total solar eclipse that was expected to turn day into night along a large swath of Latin America's southern cone, including much of Chile and Argentina.(AFP)

Total eclipse wipes out half of Chile’s solar power

By Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 09:13 AM IST
About 8% of Chile’s power now comes from solar, and the country wants 70% of its electricity to come from solar and wind by 2050.
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Brazilian soccer player Neymar leaves a police station in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 13, 2019.(REUTERS)
Brazilian soccer player Neymar leaves a police station in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 13, 2019.(REUTERS)

‘Truth will appear soon,’ says Neymar after Brazil police questions him over alleged rape

By Press Trust of India | Sao Paulo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 02:01 PM IST
The footballer, aged 27, arrived at the police station shortly before 4:00 pm local time (1900 GMT) and left at around 9:00 pm.
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Keki Kharas, Rustam Ghandhi and Rutton Shroff in the US. They cycled from 1933 to 1942 and traversed 84,000 km across five continents.
Keki Kharas, Rustam Ghandhi and Rutton Shroff in the US. They cycled from 1933 to 1942 and traversed 84,000 km across five continents.

7 Parsis cycled around the world a century ago. Check out photos from their travels

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2019 08:32 PM IST
An exhibition in Mumbai is showcasing, for the first time, snapshots that tell the unique story of these Indian explorers.
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Heston Blumenthal sprang to fame two decades ago and has had three Michelin stars for over a decade now(Rohit Chawla)
Heston Blumenthal sprang to fame two decades ago and has had three Michelin stars for over a decade now(Rohit Chawla)

The gastronomic perfectionist

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Of all of the world’s greatest chefs, Heston Blumenthal is the hardest to categorise. From scientific breakthroughs to recreating medieval cuisine, he has done it all
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Dakar director David Castera described the relocation to Saudi Arabia in a five-year deal as “a voyage into the unknown”.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Dakar director David Castera described the relocation to Saudi Arabia in a five-year deal as “a voyage into the unknown”.(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Dakar Rally to be held in ‘unknown’ Saudi Arabia in 2020

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 08:31 PM IST
The Dakar has been held in South America since 2009. The gruelling multi-stage rally was previously held in Africa but was relocated after terrorist threats in Mauritania in 2008.
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Saudi-Iran tensions, war in Yemen and hostilities between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance have triggered a phenomenal increase in arms imports to West Asia, according to Stockholm-based arms trade monitor SIPRI.(AFP)
Saudi-Iran tensions, war in Yemen and hostilities between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance have triggered a phenomenal increase in arms imports to West Asia, according to Stockholm-based arms trade monitor SIPRI.(AFP)

Tensions, conflicts fanning arms sales in West Asia: Monitor

By Nadim Siraj | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 05:04 PM IST
West Asia is the only region that witnessed a rise in arms imports in the 2014-2018 period while the numbers fell in the rest of the world.
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The toe-tip of this frog is triangular like some frogs found in South America.(KP Dinesh, ZSI)
The toe-tip of this frog is triangular like some frogs found in South America.(KP Dinesh, ZSI)

Found: New frog in old hot spot

By Anonna Dutt and Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2019 05:01 AM IST
A thumbnail-sized star-speckled frog species with several features resembling frogs found in South America and Central Africa discovered in the Western Ghats in Wayanad, Kerala, is a unique addition to a series of frog species unearthed in the biodiversity hot spot.
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Paddy farmers harvesting the paddy crop after poor produce at Nagri village under Kanke block in Ranchi, India, on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Image for representation.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Paddy farmers harvesting the paddy crop after poor produce at Nagri village under Kanke block in Ranchi, India, on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Image for representation.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Cash subsidies to now directly reach farm exporters’ bank accounts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 10:32 PM IST
The government has decided to directly transfer cash subsidies into bank accounts of farm produce exporters, in an attempt to make Indian agricultural produce globally competitive and boost exports of branded farm products, officials with direct knowledge of the matter said on condition of anonymity.
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‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse.(AFP)
‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse.(AFP)

‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse

By Reuters | New York
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Total lunar eclipses occur when the moon moves into perfect alignment with the sun and earth, giving it a copper-red or “blood” appearance to those watching from below.
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