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Train-van collision leaves 19 dead in Pakistan

Train-van collision leaves 19 dead in Pakistan

-- 2020-07-03 20:16:04

At least 19 pilgrims of Pakistan's minority Sikh community were killed when a train collided with a passenger van in eastern Pakistan on Friday, officials said. According to police, the deceased were...

Kim claims ‘shining success’ against coronavirus in North Korea

Kim claims ‘shining success’ against coronavirus in North Korea

-- 2020-07-03 14:32:59

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed his country's "shining success" in dealing with Covid-19, according to state news agency KCNA. Speaking at a politburo meeting, Mr Kim said the country had...

Modi visits Himalayan border where troops clashed with China

Modi visits Himalayan border where troops clashed with China

REUTERS 2020-07-03 11:59:33

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh on Friday, officials said, weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on their disputed border there, escalatin...

Death toll rises to 162 in Myanmar jade mine collapse

Death toll rises to 162 in Myanmar jade mine collapse

REUTERS 2020-07-03 09:40:22

The death toll in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has risen to at least 162, with more feared dead, authorities said. A heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake on Thursday and burie...

Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100

Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100

Reuters 2020-07-02 12:39:16

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 100 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a pile of mine waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of m...

India's tally of coronavirus infections crosses 600,000

India's tally of coronavirus infections crosses 600,000

REUTERS 2020-07-02 11:08:32

India’s coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry sa...

Japanese capital sees more than 100 more coronavirus cases

Japanese capital sees more than 100 more coronavirus cases

-- 2020-07-02 11:07:14

Tokyo confirmed more than 100 more novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, the highest daily tally in two months in the city at the centre of Japan’s outbreak. Th...

Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs

Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs

Reuters 2020-07-01 13:38:53

Authorities will lock down around 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavi...

Blast at Tehran clinic kills 19

Blast at Tehran clinic kills 19

Reuters 2020-07-01 12:21:54

Nineteen people were killed and six injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, the official IRIB news agency reported, quoting state officials....

Myanmar announces constituencies for general election

Myanmar announces constituencies for general election

-- 2020-06-30 15:38:08

Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced the constituencies for the 2020 general election. According to the announcement late Monday, there are 330 constituencies for the House of Repr...

China reports 19 new Covid-19 cases, including seven in Beijing

China reports 19 new Covid-19 cases, including seven in Beijing

Reuters 2020-06-30 13:41:08

China on Tuesday reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 29, up from 12 a day earlier, the health authority said. There were no new deaths. Of the new infections, seven were in Bei...

China passes Hong Kong security law amid global opposition

China passes Hong Kong security law amid global opposition

REUTERS 2020-06-30 10:28:43

China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returne...

China approves COVID-19 vaccine candidate for military use

China approves COVID-19 vaccine candidate for military use

-- 2020-06-29 21:15:56

China's military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy,...

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general

-- 2020-06-29 21:00:35

Iran has issued an arrest warrant against US President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that I...

Vietnam grounds Pakistani pilots over licence concerns

Vietnam grounds Pakistani pilots over licence concerns

-- 2020-06-29 13:48:05

Vietnam’s aviation authority said on Monday it had grounded all Pakistani pilots working for local airlines, amid concern from global regulators that some pilots may have been using “dubio...

Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, six killed

Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, six killed

Reuters 2020-06-29 13:46:17

Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday but security forces killed them all, police said. Two other people were also killed, the military said, add...

China locks down 400,000 people after virus spike near Beijing

China locks down 400,000 people after virus spike near Beijing

-- 2020-06-29 11:39:59

China has reinstated a strict lockdown near Beijing, affecting around 400,000 people, after a small surge in cases. The restrictions have come into force in Anxin country in Hebei province near the c...

Australia sees biggest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in two months

Australia sees biggest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in two months

Reuters 2020-06-29 10:24:23

Australia’s second most populous state said on Monday it is considering reimposing social distancing restrictions after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new coronavirus infection...

Thousands flee Myanmar’s Rakhine as army plans operations

Thousands flee Myanmar’s Rakhine as army plans operations

REUTERS 2020-06-28 11:40:21

Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” agai...

Kuwait indicts two lawmakers in money laundering case linked to Bangladesh MP

Kuwait indicts two lawmakers in money laundering case linked to Bangladesh MP

-- 2020-06-27 22:14:10

Kuwait has indicted two of its lawmakers on charges of laundering money and aiding and abetting Bangladeshi MP Mohammad Shahid Islam, arrested for alleged human trafficking. The duo has been remanded...

Outrage mounts over India police custodial deaths

Outrage mounts over India police custodial deaths

-- 2020-06-27 14:49:27

Outrage is mounting over the custodial deaths of a father and son in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Fenix, 38, were arrested for allegedly keeping their stores op...

India's Covid-19 cases cross 500,000

India's Covid-19 cases cross 500,000

-- 2020-06-27 12:15:37

India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections su...

Pakistan grounds 262 airline pilots with 'dubious' credentials

Pakistan grounds 262 airline pilots with 'dubious' credentials

REUTERS 2020-06-27 11:52:31

Pakistan is grounding 262 airline pilots suspected of dodging their exams following inquiries into their qualifications, the aviation minister said on Friday in a move that has caused global concern....

Imran Khan under fire for bin Laden 'martyrdom' remark

Imran Khan under fire for bin Laden 'martyrdom' remark

-- 2020-06-26 20:27:59

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing criticism after he told parliament that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was “martyred” in 2011 by US forces. Bin Laden, who masterminded the...

Malaysia will not take any more Rohingyas

Malaysia will not take any more Rohingyas

-- 2020-06-26 17:38:02

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said his country will not take any more Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, citing a struggling economy and dwindling resources as a result of the nove...

Gulf Covid-19 cases surpass 400,000

Gulf Covid-19 cases surpass 400,000

Reuters 2020-06-25 17:25:49

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in a month to over 400,000, as the region's two biggest economies this week fully lifted curfews imposed to combat the inf...

PIA to ground a third of pilots over ‘dubious’ licences

PIA to ground a third of pilots over ‘dubious’ licences

-- 2020-06-25 16:19:57

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will ground a third of its 434 pilots on suspicion they hold ‘dubious’ licences and flying certificates, a company spokesman said on Thursday, reports...

Satellite images show new Chinese structures near site of border clash with India

Satellite images show new Chinese structures near site of border clash with India

Reuters 2020-06-25 14:16:19

China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups betwe...

Divided Koreas mark 70 years since war began, but no treaty in sight

Divided Koreas mark 70 years since war began, but no treaty in sight

-- 2020-06-25 11:53:01

Seventy years after the Korean War began, prospects for a peace treaty to officially end the conflict appear as distant as ever, as the two Koreas held low-key commemorations on Thursday amid heighten...

India calls in army as virus cases surge

India calls in army as virus cases surge

-- 2020-06-24 18:52:42

India reported 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest daily increase since the outbreak began, and the government called in the army to manage new treatment centres with thousands of a...