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Pandemic may give Asia-Pacific’s oceans a chance to recover: UN report

Pandemic may give Asia-Pacific’s oceans a chance to recover: UN report

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-05-13 12:03:56

The well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region are edging closer to a tipping point due to the unprecedented pace of marine pollution, overfishing and climate change in recent years. However, a n...

40 die in Afghanistan militant attacks

40 die in Afghanistan militant attacks

-- 2020-05-13 09:49:07

Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian or...

Dubai turns world's tallest building into coronavirus charity box

Dubai turns world's tallest building into coronavirus charity box

-- 2020-05-12 20:32:36

The world's tallest building, Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa, has become a glowing charity donation box, raising money for food for United Arab Emirates residents suffering the economic impact of the...

China announces new tariff waivers for some US imports

China announces new tariff waivers for some US imports

-- 2020-05-12 16:16:42

China announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 US products eligible for waivers from retaliatory tariffs imposed at the height of the bilateral trade war, amid continued pressure on Beijing to boost impo...

All mosques in Iran to reopen temporarily on Tuesday

All mosques in Iran to reopen temporarily on Tuesday

Reuters 2020-05-12 11:56:49

All mosques in Iran will reopen temporarily on Tuesday, a further step in the government’s plans to ease restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the official IRIB n...

India's COVID-19 case count crosses 70,000-mark

India's COVID-19 case count crosses 70,000-mark

-- 2020-05-12 11:00:52

India's federal health ministry has said 87 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 3,604 positive cases were reported since Monday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 2,293 and total cas...

India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

REUTERS 2020-05-12 10:56:22

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its bigg...

Japan to approve its first antigen coronavirus test kits on Wednesday

Japan to approve its first antigen coronavirus test kits on Wednesday

-- 2020-05-12 10:31:09

The Japanese Health Ministry is set to approve antigen coronavirus testing kits on Wednesday, a ministry official said on Tuesday, in a move to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle...

‘Rights bodies express concern over hate speech against Rohingyas in Malaysia’

‘Rights bodies express concern over hate speech against Rohingyas in Malaysia’

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-05-11 19:56:51

As many as 84 local and international human rights organisations expressed their concerns over violence and hate speech against Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia. They expressed concer...

Iranian warship hit by missile in training accident, killing 19 sailors

Iranian warship hit by missile in training accident, killing 19 sailors

-- 2020-05-11 14:59:41

One Iranian warship accidentally struck another with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran’s navy said on Monday. The incident took place during training...

Vietnam reopens schools after easing coronavirus curbs

Vietnam reopens schools after easing coronavirus curbs

Reuters 2020-05-11 14:19:37

Authorities at kindergartens and primary schools in Vietnam took children’s temperatures at the gates when they re-opened on Monday from a months-long closure over the coronavirus pandemic, foll...

Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases amid new infections in Wuhan

Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases amid new infections in Wuhan

-- 2020-05-11 10:40:34

China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland on May 10, rising from a day earlier and marking the highest daily increase since April 28, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the disease...

India issues guidelines for post-lockdown factory restarts after fatal gas leak

India issues guidelines for post-lockdown factory restarts after fatal gas leak

Reuters 2020-05-10 19:31:32

India has issued guidelines to ensure the safe restart of manufacturing facilities, after weeks’ long nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus. The guidelines c...

Malaysia extends curbs on movement, businesses to June 9

Malaysia extends curbs on movement, businesses to June 9

-- 2020-05-10 13:22:08

Malaysia’s government extended the time frame for movement and business curbs by another four weeks to June 9, amid a gradual reopening of economic activity stunted by the coronavirus pandemic....

China reports first coronavirus case in Wuhan since April 3

China reports first coronavirus case in Wuhan since April 3

Reuters 2020-05-10 11:48:07

China’s National Health Commission reported 14 new confirmed coronavirus cases on May 9, the highest number since April 28, including the first for more than a month in the city of Wuhan where t...

South Korea reports 34 new coronavirus cases, highest in a month

South Korea reports 34 new coronavirus cases, highest in a month

-- 2020-05-10 10:53:37

South Korea reported 34 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest daily number in a month, after a small outbreak emerged around a slew of nightclubs that a confirmed patient had visited. Of the n...

‘Iran-linked hackers targeted coronavirus drugmaker Gilead’

‘Iran-linked hackers targeted coronavirus drugmaker Gilead’

-- 2020-05-09 17:28:27

Hackers linked to Iran have targeted staff at US drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc in recent weeks, according to publicly-available web archives reviewed by Reuters and three cybersecurity researchers, as...

China plans reformation of disease prevention system

China plans reformation of disease prevention system

-- 2020-05-09 17:04:46

China will reform its disease prevention and control system to address weaknesses exposed by the coronavirus outbreak, a senior health official said on Saturday. China has been criticised domesticall...

Thailand reports four new coronavirus cases, one new death

Thailand reports four new coronavirus cases, one new death

-- 2020-05-09 12:03:38

Thailand reported four new coronavirus cases and one more death on Saturday, bringing the total to 3,004 cases and 56 deaths since the outbreak started in January. A 68-year-old man from Bangkok died...

Global COVID-19 cases exceed four million

Global COVID-19 cases exceed four million

-- 2020-05-09 10:38:06

Confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases around the world stood at 4,012,837 on Saturday morning The virus has so far killed 276,216 people, reports UNB citing the Associated Press. Currently, 2,351,4...

China open to probe of origins of coronavirus, says envoy

China open to probe of origins of coronavirus, says envoy

-- 2020-05-08 21:10:24

China is open to an independent investigation to determine the origins of the coronavirus now sweeping the world, Chinese ambassador to Berlin told a German magazine on Friday According to Reuters, t...

Kuwait imposes ‘total curfew’ until May 30

Kuwait imposes ‘total curfew’ until May 30

-- 2020-05-08 20:47:30

Kuwait will enact a ‘total curfew’ from 1300 GMT on Sunday through to May 30 to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. According to Reuters, further details of the curfew will be an...

Wuhan market had role in virus outbreak: WHO

Wuhan market had role in virus outbreak: WHO

-- 2020-05-08 20:09:31

A wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan played a role in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus last year, as the source or possibly as an "amplifying setting", the World Health Organiz...

Train runs over 14 migrant workers walking home in India

Train runs over 14 migrant workers walking home in India

AP 2020-05-08 11:56:20

A train in India crashed into a group of migrant workers walking along the railroad tracks on to their way back to their home state on Friday, killing at least 14, officials and local media said. The...

Men of BD origin more at risk from COVID-19: UK

Men of BD origin more at risk from COVID-19: UK

REUTERS 2020-05-08 10:32:45

Black people and men of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin are nearly twice as likely to die from the COVID-19 disease than whites, even when adjusting data for deprivation, a new British report said on...

Japan approves remdesivir as treatment for COVID-19

Japan approves remdesivir as treatment for COVID-19

-- 2020-05-07 22:59:21

Japan on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19, making it the country's first officially authorised drug to tackle the coronavirus disease, reports Reuters.&nb...

South Korean findings suggest ‘reinfected’ coronavirus cases are false positives

South Korean findings suggest ‘reinfected’ coronavirus cases are false positives

-- 2020-05-07 13:49:07

South Korean health authorities raised new concerns about the novel coronavirus after reporting last month that dozens of patients who had recovered from the illness later tested positive again. The...

Myanmar repatriates 173 citizens from BD, Thailand

Myanmar repatriates 173 citizens from BD, Thailand

-- 2020-05-07 13:39:25

Myanmar authorities brought back 38 Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh and 135 from Thailand to home by a relief flight on Wednesday, state-run media reported Thursday. In order to retrieve the Myanma...

India’s COVID-19 cases near 53,000, death toll at 1783

India’s COVID-19 cases near 53,000, death toll at 1783

REUTERS 2020-05-07 12:04:42

The number of coronavirus infections rose to 52,952 in India, up by 3,561 over the previous day, the health ministry said on Thursday, with no signs of abating despite a strict weeks-long lockdown in...

China says whole country now at low virus risk

China says whole country now at low virus risk

-- 2020-05-07 11:46:44

China on Thursday declared the whole country now at low virus risk as its new cases fall to near zero and no new deaths have been reported from COVID-19 in more than three weeks. The last place downg...