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India's coronavirus infections surpass 7.0m

India's coronavirus infections surpass 7.0m

-- 2020-10-11 16:40:05

India's coronavirus case tally topped seven million after it reported 74,383 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Sunday, even as the spread moderated in wester...

Nagorno-Karabakh truce at stake as both Azerbaijan sides allege violations

Nagorno-Karabakh truce at stake as both Azerbaijan sides allege violations

REUTERS 2020-10-11 16:17:31

A Russian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain on Sunday a day after it was agreed, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of serious violations and cri...

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire

-- 2020-10-10 23:06:53

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of swiftly and seriously violating the terms of a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday, raising questions about how meaningful the truce, brokered by Rus...

North Korea unveils 'monster' new intercontinental ballistic missile at parade

North Korea unveils 'monster' new intercontinental ballistic missile at parade

-- 2020-10-10 20:57:41

North Korea unveiled previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday that showcased the country's long-range weapons for the first time in...

Modi’s biopic to first hit screens when cinemas reopen on Oct 15

Modi’s biopic to first hit screens when cinemas reopen on Oct 15

-- 2020-10-10 20:20:22

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic will be the first Bollywood movie to hit Indian theatres when multiplexes across the country reopen on October 15 after nearly seven months. The movie that maps...

Sri Lankan president draws his country closer to China after summit

Sri Lankan president draws his country closer to China after summit

-- 2020-10-10 20:15:55

China and Sri Lanka plan to restart discussions on a free trade agreement, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Friday, following a high-level meeting between the two countries. Seen as cl...

Malaysia detains 60 Chinese nationals, six vessels

Malaysia detains 60 Chinese nationals, six vessels

-- 2020-10-10 16:36:20

Malaysia’s maritime authorities said on Saturday they had detained 60 Chinese nationals and six Chinese-registered fishing vessels they said were trespassing into the Southeast Asian country&rsq...

N Korea holds military parade marking party anniversary, Seoul says

N Korea holds military parade marking party anniversary, Seoul says

Reuters 2020-10-10 13:51:45

North Korea held a military parade early on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers’ Party in a rare predawn event, South Korea’s military said. The an...

Four die in Beirut fuel tank explosion

Four die in Beirut fuel tank explosion

-- 2020-10-10 11:36:48

Four people were killed and several more were wounded when a fuel tank exploded in a Beirut building on Friday, the Lebanese Red Cross said. The explosion caused a large fire to break out in the buil...

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to ceasefire: Russia

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to ceasefire: Russia

REUTERS 2020-10-10 11:20:03

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire starting on Saturday to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed in the conflict between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh re...

Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral’ content

-- 2020-10-09 20:27:19

Pakistan on Friday blocked social media app TikTok for failing to filter out ‘immoral and indecent’ content, the country’s telecommunication authority said in a statement. “In...

Russia says Armenia, Azerbaijan will attend Moscow talks

Russia says Armenia, Azerbaijan will attend Moscow talks

-- 2020-10-09 18:03:50

Armenia and Azerbaijan have confirmed that their foreign ministers will come for talks to Moscow, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday. With Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for a h...

North Korea prepares for big military parade despite coronavirus concern

North Korea prepares for big military parade despite coronavirus concern

-- 2020-10-09 16:57:02

North Koreans wearing medical masks have gathered in the capital of Pyongyang, state media reported this week, ahead of what is expected to be a big military parade on Saturday, possibly featuring the...

China joins WHO-backed vaccine programme rejected by Trump

China joins WHO-backed vaccine programme rejected by Trump

Reuters 2020-10-09 14:33:07

China has joined a global scheme for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine backed by the World Health Organization (WHO), it said on Friday, giving a major boost to an initiative shunned by US Presiden...

‘14m tonnes of harmful microplastics polluting seafloor’

‘14m tonnes of harmful microplastics polluting seafloor’

AL JAZEERA 2020-10-08 20:23:46

An estimated 14.0 million tonnes of harmful microplastics may be present in the bottom of the world’s deep oceans as a result of the pervasive use of plastic, according to a world-first study by...

China advises Indian media not to call Taiwan a country

China advises Indian media not to call Taiwan a country

-- 2020-10-08 18:20:47

Chinese has advised Indian media not to violate the ‘One China’ principle and not to address Taiwan as a country after publication of advertisements on Taiwan’s national day on Satur...

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 36 million

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 36 million

-- 2020-10-08 12:38:17

Global coronavirus (Covid-19) cases have exceeded 36 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The global case count r...

India declines to test Russia's Sputnik-V Covid-19 vaccine in large study

India declines to test Russia's Sputnik-V Covid-19 vaccine in large study

REUTERS 2020-10-08 12:21:54

India's drug regulator has knocked back a proposal from Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd REDY.NS to conduct a large study in the country to evaluate Russia's Sputnik-V Covid-19 vaccine and has asked it to...

Australia immigration law to require ‘English test’ for partner visas

Australia immigration law to require ‘English test’ for partner visas

-- 2020-10-08 11:28:52

Australia will require partners of existing residents to pass an English language test before gaining a permanent visa, its government says.   The controversial immigration requirement, if appr...

HRW urges Myanmar to end ‘arbitrary detention’ of Rohingya in Rakhine State

HRW urges Myanmar to end ‘arbitrary detention’ of Rohingya in Rakhine State

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-10-08 11:02:53

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Myanmar to urgently end the arbitrary and indefinite detention of approximately 130,000 Rohingya Muslims in squalid and abusive camps in Rakhine State. Recent measu...

Kuwait's emir names Sheikh Meshal as crown prince

Kuwait's emir names Sheikh Meshal as crown prince

-- 2020-10-07 17:21:41

Kuwait’s new ruler on Wednesday named veteran security chief Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad as crown prince, retaining power firmly within the ruling family’s oldest ranks and signalling the OPEC...

India's daily Covid-19 infections slow down after scaling highs

India's daily Covid-19 infections slow down after scaling highs

-- 2020-10-07 16:31:09

India reported 72,049 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, dropping from the daily highs of last month in a sign infections were peaking for now, officials and experts said, reports Reuters. India...

China says US should drop ‘Cold War’ mentality

China says US should drop ‘Cold War’ mentality

-- 2020-10-07 11:48:16

China said on Wednesday that the United States should stop its unprovoked attacks and accusations against China, accusing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of maliciously creating political confrontat...

India’s Covid cases soar to 6.76 million

India’s Covid cases soar to 6.76 million

-- 2020-10-07 11:30:41

India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 6.76 million on Wednesday, rising by 72,049 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed, while the death toll was up 986 at 104,555....

Kyrgyzstan PM quits after post-election protests

Kyrgyzstan PM quits after post-election protests

-- 2020-10-07 10:44:41

Kyrgyzstan's prime minister has resigned after widespread post-election protests which plunged the country into political chaos. Kubatbek Boronov has now been replaced by Sadyr Japarov, who protester...

Kuwait's cabinet hands in resignation, emir asks PM to prepare for election

Kuwait's cabinet hands in resignation, emir asks PM to prepare for election

-- 2020-10-06 19:33:32

Kuwait's new emir has asked the Gulf state's cabinet to carry on its duties and prepare for parliamentary elections due this year after the prime minister handed in his government's resignation, repor...

Singapore PM testified in court in defamation case against blogger

Singapore PM testified in court in defamation case against blogger

-- 2020-10-06 16:35:30

Singapore’s prime minister testified in court on Tuesday in his defamation case against a blogger who shared an online article linking him to Malaysia’s 1MBD money-laundering scandal. As...

China in talks with WHO over assessing its COVID-19 vaccines for global use

China in talks with WHO over assessing its COVID-19 vaccines for global use

-- 2020-10-06 16:18:28

China is in talks to have its locally-produced COVID-19 vaccines assessed by the World Health Organization, as a step toward making them available for international use, a WHO official said on Tuesday...

Singapore offering ‘baby bonus’ to boost births in pandemic

Singapore offering ‘baby bonus’ to boost births in pandemic

-- 2020-10-06 12:43:57

Singapore is offering a one-off payment to encourage people to have babies during the coronavirus pandemic. The worry is that citizens are putting off parenthood as they struggle with financial stres...

Azeris, Armenians blame each other for firing at civilian areas

Azeris, Armenians blame each other for firing at civilian areas

REUTERS 2020-10-06 10:38:49

Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas and said the death toll was rising from the deadliest fighting in the South Caucasus region for more than 25 years. NAT...