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Afghanistan flash floods kill 160

Afghanistan flash floods kill 160

Reuters 2020-08-29 19:15:29

Rescuers in Afghanistan continued to search amidst mud and rubble for missing people on Saturday after flash flooding this week killed around 160 people and washed away homes across the country, offic...

India can expect about 4,92,380 total deaths by December 1: US study

India can expect about 4,92,380 total deaths by December 1: US study

-- 2020-08-29 17:35:51

Even as India is poised for the next round of unlocking the economy on September 1, a new modelling study projects that the country could prevent more than 0.2 million Covid-19-linked deaths by Decemb...

Four Chinese COVID-19 vaccines undergoing phase-3 clinical trials

Four Chinese COVID-19 vaccines undergoing phase-3 clinical trials

-- 2020-08-29 17:30:08

Four Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidates have started international phase-3 clinical trials. Some of the phase-3 trials are expected to complete the first round of vaccinations in early September, wi...

Ample monsoon rains push India's summer crop plantings to record

Ample monsoon rains push India's summer crop plantings to record

-- 2020-08-29 17:28:13

Plentiful monsoon rains spurred Indian farmers to plant summer crops across a record swathe of farmland 7.0 per cent bigger than last year, promising a bumper harvest in Asia’s third-biggest eco...

Eight die in southern Philippine shootout

Eight die in southern Philippine shootout

-- 2020-08-29 15:06:49

At least eight people were killed in an alleged shootout in the southern Philippine province of Cotabato around noontime on Saturday, police and local official said. A local official said the victims...

Indians flocking to astrologers to fight corona

Indians flocking to astrologers to fight corona

REUTERS 2020-08-29 10:55:25

In his golden-hued office, decked out with peacock feathers and crystal balls, Indian mystic healer and astrologer Sanjay Sharma is busy offering his clients a peek into their future as the Covid-19 p...

China warns Norway against granting Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong democracy activists

China warns Norway against granting Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong democracy activists

-- 2020-08-28 19:57:13

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a rare visit to Norway, warned Oslo against granting the Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, much on the lines of awarding the prize to China&r...

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

-- 2020-08-28 19:50:20

The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, reports thehindubusinessline.com citing PTI....

Japanese PM Abe resigns over worsening health

Japanese PM Abe resigns over worsening health

REUTERS 2020-08-28 15:13:18

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, announced his resignation because of poor health on Friday, ending a stint at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy in w...

Indian FM sees Ladakh situation as “most serious” since 1962

Indian FM sees Ladakh situation as “most serious” since 1962

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-08-28 15:06:30

The stand-off with China in eastern Ladakh is "the most serious situation” since 1962, Indian Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar has said, referring to the then Indo-China war, NDTV reports. "Thi...

UN chief urges India to quickly move to clean solar power

UN chief urges India to quickly move to clean solar power

AP 2020-08-28 13:58:21

India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilises trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the UN chief s...

Japan PM Abe set to resign, citing worsening health

Japan PM Abe set to resign, citing worsening health

REUTERS 2020-08-28 13:33:32

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to resign, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday, adding that the long-serving leader wanted to avoid causing problems for the government due to the worsening...

Iran relents on IAEA inspections at two sites, ending standoff

Iran relents on IAEA inspections at two sites, ending standoff

REUTERS 2020-08-27 10:41:43

Iran said on Wednesday it was ending a months-long standoff with the UN nuclear watchdog by granting it access to two sites suspected of once hosting secret activities, easing diplomatic pressure on T...

New Zealand court sentences mosque shooter to life imprisonment

New Zealand court sentences mosque shooter to life imprisonment

-- 2020-08-27 09:51:22

A New Zealand court sentenced a man who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand's deadliest shooting to life in prison without parole, the first time such a sentence has been handed down in the co...

US military presence needed in Asia, Philippine FM says

US military presence needed in Asia, Philippine FM says

-- 2020-08-26 20:28:18

Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin on Wednesday said the United States military presence in Asia is needed as rivalry between Washington and Beijing intensifies. The two powers are arguing ov...

Facebook shares data with UN on int’l crimes in Myanmar

Facebook shares data with UN on int’l crimes in Myanmar

-- 2020-08-26 18:51:49

Facebook has shared data with United Nations investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar, after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence. A Facebook representative on...

Flash flood kills more than 70 in Afghanistan

Flash flood kills more than 70 in Afghanistan

-- 2020-08-26 16:50:02

A violent flash flood killed more than 70 people and destroyed hundreds of homes just north of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday. The floods swept through Parwan province, which borders Kabul, in th...

India charges 19, including 7 Pakistanis, over Kashmir bombing

India charges 19, including 7 Pakistanis, over Kashmir bombing

-- 2020-08-26 16:41:34

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) charged 19 people, including 7 Pakistani nationals, on Tuesday over a deadly bomb attack on a security convoy in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir last...

Christchurch shooting survivors, grieving families reject 'white supremacist' world view

Christchurch shooting survivors, grieving families reject 'white supremacist' world view

REUTERS 2020-08-26 16:31:14

The father of slain three-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest victim in the New Zealand mosque shootings, told the white supremacist who gunned down his son that “true justice” awaited h...

Maldives former president Gayoom tests positive for Covid-19

Maldives former president Gayoom tests positive for Covid-19

REUTERS 2020-08-26 14:15:08

The former president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, said he had tested positive for Covid-19, as the tourist-dependent island nation reports a pick-up in cases since re-opening its borders las...

How India's Silicon Valley saw its Covid-19 success come undone

How India's Silicon Valley saw its Covid-19 success come undone

REUTERS 2020-08-26 10:46:15

On June 09, an Indian health education minister posted an infographic on Twitter showing Covid-19 infections and deaths in the city of Bengaluru were running about half the rate in New Zealand, a coun...

Over 60 survivors rescued from collapsed building in India

Over 60 survivors rescued from collapsed building in India

Reuters 2020-08-25 18:26:41

Rescue workers pulled more than 60 people alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in an industrial town near India's financial capital Mumbai, a senior official said on Tuesday, as rescue effort...

Rohingya politicians excluded from Myanmar election

Rohingya politicians excluded from Myanmar election

-- 2020-08-25 10:41:18

Aspiring politician Abdul Rasheed was born in Myanmar and is one of the very few members of the Rohingya Muslim minority to have Myanmar citizenship. His father was a civil servant. But when the coun...

More than 60 survivors pulled from collapsed building in India

More than 60 survivors pulled from collapsed building in India

REUTERS 2020-08-25 09:54:45

Rescue workers pulled more than 60 people alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in an industrial town near India’s financial capital Mumbai, a senior official said on Tuesday, as rescue...

Congress rejects Sonia Gandhi’s request to step down

Congress rejects Sonia Gandhi’s request to step down

Reuters 2020-08-24 22:25:18

India's main opposition Congress party on Monday rejected a request from its leader, Sonia Gandhi, that she may be allowed to step down, after a rare challenge to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, which has d...

Twin bombings kill 15, wound scores in Philippines

Twin bombings kill 15, wound scores in Philippines

Reuters 2020-08-24 19:27:39

Twin blasts including a suicide bombing killed 15 people and wounded 75 others on a restive southern Philippine island on Monday, among them security forces and civilians, with Islamist militants susp...

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi offers to resign after dissent letter

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi offers to resign after dissent letter

-- 2020-08-24 15:56:50

The leader of India’s main opposition Congress party offered to resign on Monday, domestic media said, after almost two dozen top leaders called for better decision-making in the party, which ha...

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in coma, sister Kim Yo-jong to take over: Reports

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in coma, sister Kim Yo-jong to take over: Reports

-- 2020-08-24 15:37:04

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reportedly in a coma and his sister Kim Yo-jong will be exercising de facto control over national and international matters, several media outlets said quoting a for...

Christchurch shooter emotionless, ‘wanted to kill more Muslims’

Christchurch shooter emotionless, ‘wanted to kill more Muslims’

REUTERS 2020-08-24 13:26:40

A white supremacist who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand last year watched without emotion on Monday as relatives of his victims recounted the horror of a massacre which prosecutors said...

Another hospital visit by Japan PM Abe stokes health worries

Another hospital visit by Japan PM Abe stokes health worries

REUTERS 2020-08-24 10:51:01

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a Tokyo hospital on Monday for a second time within days, stoking concern about his ability to stay on as leader due to health issues and fatigue from tackli...