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Migrants return to Delhi as India's Covid-19 deaths top 50,000

Migrants return to Delhi as India's Covid-19 deaths top 50,000

-- 2020-08-18 10:28:00

India’s Covid-19 deaths topped 50,000 on Monday, five months after the country reported its first such fatality, as migrant workers poured back into major cities in hopes of regaining work after...

Pakistani army chief visits Saudi Arabia to revive ties strained over Kashmir

Pakistani army chief visits Saudi Arabia to revive ties strained over Kashmir

-- 2020-08-17 19:28:47

Pakistan’s army chief was visiting Saudi Arabia on Monday in an effort to ease a row between the two countries over policy towards the disputed region of Kashmir. The argument, brought on by Pa...

China confirms its first Covid-19 vaccine patent

China confirms its first Covid-19 vaccine patent

Xinhua 2020-08-17 18:31:51

National Intellectual Property Administration has granted the China's first patent for a COVID-19 vaccine. The patent was jointly applied for by a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences...

Back to the paddy fields. Covid smashes Indian middle-class dreams

Back to the paddy fields. Covid smashes Indian middle-class dreams

Reuters 2020-08-17 15:29:31

Until late March, Ashish Kumar was helping to make plastic boxes for Ferrero Rocher praline chocolates and the plastic spoons tucked inside Kinder Joy eggs to scoop out the milky sweet cream inside....

South Korea battles worst virus outbreak in months

South Korea battles worst virus outbreak in months

Reuters 2020-08-17 14:23:58

South Korea warned on Monday of a looming novel coronavirus crisis as new outbreaks flared, including one linked to a church where more than 300 members of the congregation have been infected but hund...

India's Congress seeks probe into Facebook's treatment of BJP

India's Congress seeks probe into Facebook's treatment of BJP

Reuters 2020-08-17 12:29:37

India’s main opposition Congress party called on Sunday for a parliamentary panel to investigate what it said was favourable treatment by Facebook’s India team towards the country’s...

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

-- 2020-08-17 12:21:14

New Zealand’s prime minister postponed the country’s general election on Monday by a month to Oct. 17 as the city of Auckland remains in lockdown due to a new outbreak of the coronavirus....

Telephone lines between UAE, Israel open

Telephone lines between UAE, Israel open

-- 2020-08-16 19:32:14

Telephone lines between the United Arab Emirates and Israel were open on Sunday in a development the Israeli communications minister hailed as important for normalising ties between the countries. Is...

Hundreds join Thai anti-government protest

Hundreds join Thai anti-government protest

-- 2020-08-16 15:01:58

More than a thousand protesters gathered in Thailand’s capital Bangkok on Sunday to demand the resignation of the government, changes to the constitution and an end to the harassment of oppositi...

South Korea accuses religious sect leader as Covid-19 cases surge

South Korea accuses religious sect leader as Covid-19 cases surge

-- 2020-08-16 13:08:38

South Korea accused the leader of a religious sect on Sunday of violating self-isolation rules and obstructing investigations into the country’s biggest outbreak of new coronavirus in five month...

Landslide in Nepal claims 18 lives; 21 missing

Landslide in Nepal claims 18 lives; 21 missing

-- 2020-08-16 10:29:27

The personnel from Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army along with local people continued on Sunday to search for missing people in a massive landslide that has killed at least 18 people in...

India legend MS Dhoni retires at 39

India legend MS Dhoni retires at 39

-- 2020-08-15 21:18:48

India great and World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni has retired, reports BBC. Dhoni, 39, led India to the World Twenty20 title in 2007 and World Cup glory in 2011. "Thanks a lot for your love and sup...

Maldives receives $197m in aid to fight COVID-19

Maldives receives $197m in aid to fight COVID-19

Xinhua 2020-08-15 19:02:22

The Maldives has received foreign aid amounting to 197 million US dollars amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, local media citing the President's Office reported here Saturday. Policy Secretary of the Presi...

WW2 anniversary: Japan pledges never to repeat tragedy of war

WW2 anniversary: Japan pledges never to repeat tragedy of war

-- 2020-08-15 18:06:42

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking on the 75th anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender, pledged never to repeat the tragedy of war and Emperor Naruhito expressed “deep rem...

Indian and Nepali PMs speak for first time since land dispute

Indian and Nepali PMs speak for first time since land dispute

-- 2020-08-15 17:55:21

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli spoke on Saturday for the first time since a diplomatic spat over a map and a disputed area of territory erupted earlier th...

Coronavirus cases in India exceed 2.5 million

Coronavirus cases in India exceed 2.5 million

-- 2020-08-15 16:50:54

India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 2.5 million with another biggest single-day spike of 65,002 in the past 24 hours, reports AP, UNB. India is behind the United States and Brazil...

Demonstrators protest against Moon as Seoul scrambles to curb Covid-19 resurgence

Demonstrators protest against Moon as Seoul scrambles to curb Covid-19 resurgence

-- 2020-08-15 16:03:41

A spike in new coronavirus cases in South Korea has prompted authorities to reimpose tighter social distancing curbs in Seoul, but that didn’t stop thousands of demonstrators from protesting aga...

Afghan women’s rights advocate, negotiator injured in attack

Afghan women’s rights advocate, negotiator injured in attack

-- 2020-08-15 15:07:20

A prominent women’s rights advocate and member of the Afghan team tasked with negotiating with the Taliban sustained minor injuries in an attack in Kabul by unknown gunmen, officials said on Sat...

India set to mass produce Covid-19 vaccine

India set to mass produce Covid-19 vaccine

Reuters 2020-08-15 12:40:34

India is ready to mass produce Covid-19 vaccines when scientists give the go-ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday, also launching a national project to r...

US loses Iran arms embargo bid as Putin pushes summit to avoid nuclear deal showdown

US loses Iran arms embargo bid as Putin pushes summit to avoid nuclear deal showdown

REUTERS 2020-08-15 09:33:04

The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid “confrontation” over a US threat...

Pranab Mukherjee in coma, vital parameters stable

Pranab Mukherjee in coma, vital parameters stable

-- 2020-08-14 18:20:08

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is in a comatose state, but his vital parameters are stable, the Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in India said on Thursday morning. Mukherjee’s...

Militants kill two police in Kashmir

Militants kill two police in Kashmir

-- 2020-08-14 17:53:10

Militants attacked a police team in Kashmir on Friday, killing two officers and wounding one despite tight security in the disputed Muslim-majority region ahead of India's Independence Day. A group o...

Vietnam to buy Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Vietnam to buy Russian COVID-19 vaccine

-- 2020-08-14 16:28:58

Vietnam has registered to buy a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, state television reported on Friday, as it fights a new outbreak after going several months with no local cases. Russia said on Wednesday tha...

Covid-19: India now 4th worst-hit country

Covid-19: India now 4th worst-hit country

-- 2020-08-14 14:45:48

India’s coronavirus death toll rose to 48,040 on Friday, currently the fourth-highest in the world. The country has overtaken the UK whose death tally stands at 46,791, according to the data by...

Afghan govt releases 80 Taliban prisoners

Afghan govt releases 80 Taliban prisoners

Reuters 2020-08-14 12:36:26

The Afghan government has begun releasing the last Taliban prisoners from a final batch of 400 who the militants want freed before they agree to start peace negotiations, a security agency spokesman s...

Israel hails UAE deal but Palestinians dismayed

Israel hails UAE deal but Palestinians dismayed

REUTERS 2020-08-14 12:05:16

Israel talked of “history” and Palestinians of “betrayal” after Thursday’s surprise announcement of a deal to normalise relations between the Jewish state and the United...

Malaysia to lift limit on hiring of foreign workers

Malaysia to lift limit on hiring of foreign workers

Reuters 2020-08-14 10:42:47

Malaysia has decided to lift an earlier limit on the hiring of foreign workers meant to protect jobs for locals in most sectors, the Human Resources Ministry said late on Thursday. Last month, the mi...

Israel, UAE to establish normal ties in deal brokered by Trump

Israel, UAE to establish normal ties in deal brokered by Trump

REUTERS 2020-08-14 10:24:49

Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the P...

S’pore launches digital plan for training, adult edu industry

S’pore launches digital plan for training, adult edu industry

-- 2020-08-14 10:10:44

The SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), with support from the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), jointly launched the Training and Adult Education (TAE)...

Released tycoon Lai says Hong Kong needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign

Released tycoon Lai says Hong Kong needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign

-- 2020-08-13 11:43:37

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said on Thursday he was overwhelmed by the support he got after becoming the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national security law and urged patien...