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Australia reports record spike in Covid cases, 13 deaths

Australia reports record spike in Covid cases, 13 deaths

Reuters 2020-07-30 11:29:49

Australia recorded its deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday with at least 13 deaths and more than 700 new infections mainly in Victoria state, where the government ordered all residen...

Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus

Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus

AP 2020-07-30 11:10:27

Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and sc...

China starts research on liver cancer in hepatitis B patients

China starts research on liver cancer in hepatitis B patients

-- 2020-07-29 17:00:06

Aiming to lower the incidence of liver cancer among patients with hepatitis B, China has launched a research project on Tuesday, marking the World Hepatitis Day. It was sponsored by the Chinese Found...

Philippines takes 'major step' toward using nuclear power

Philippines takes 'major step' toward using nuclear power

Reuters 2020-07-29 15:34:25

The Philippines has taken a big step towards tapping nuclear power, its energy minister said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte created an inter-agency panel to study the adoption of a nati...

1,000 pilgrims arrive in Mina to perform hajj

1,000 pilgrims arrive in Mina to perform hajj

-- 2020-07-29 13:58:21

About 1,000 pilgrims arrived on the Mina Valley outside Makkah on Wednesday to participate in this year’s hajj amid the coronavirus pandemic. This time, the Saudi government has imposed restric...

New coronavirus cases in Vietnam’s two biggest cities, central highlands

New coronavirus cases in Vietnam’s two biggest cities, central highlands

Reuters 2020-07-29 12:48:06

Coronavirus cases have been detected in Vietnam’s two biggest cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and in the country’s central highlands coffee belt, due largely to increased domestic travel...

Saudi proposes political resolution to Yemeni govt

Saudi proposes political resolution to Yemeni govt

REUTERS 2020-07-29 09:57:54

Saudi Arabia has presented a resolution to implement the stalled Riyadh agreement, the Saudi state news agency said in a statement, but there was no announcement of a deal to end a standoff between no...

Malaysia’s Najib Razak jailed for 12 years

Malaysia’s Najib Razak jailed for 12 years

-- 2020-07-28 17:48:00

A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak to 12 years in jail and fined him 210 million ringgit ($49.40 million) for abuse of power linked to a multi-billion...

3.9m children under five likely to suffer from wasting disease in South Asia

3.9m children under five likely to suffer from wasting disease in South Asia

FE Online Report 2020-07-28 17:25:24

UNICEF has called for accelerated action to prevent and treat malnutrition caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as humanitarian community appeals for $2.4 billion to improve maternal and child nutrition...

Kashmir domicile law raises fears of losing land, culture

Kashmir domicile law raises fears of losing land, culture

Reuters 2020-07-28 14:00:54

At 75 years old, Zareef Ahmad Zareef has been witness to several major events that have shaped Kashmir - for the worse, he says - since it became part of India in 1947. Now, the historian and poet wo...

Malaysia's Najib convicted on all charges in first 1MDB trial

Malaysia's Najib convicted on all charges in first 1MDB trial

Reuters 2020-07-28 11:06:44

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was found guilty on Tuesday on all seven corruption charges in his first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development...

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib failed to 'raise reasonable doubt' on abuse of power charge

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib failed to 'raise reasonable doubt' on abuse of power charge

REUTERS 2020-07-28 10:39:35

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed to raise reasonable doubt over an abuse of power charge, a high court judge said on Tuesday, in the first trial linked to multi-billion-dollar co...

Verdict in first 1MDB case packs risk for Malaysian government

Verdict in first 1MDB case packs risk for Malaysian government

REUTERS 2020-07-27 16:06:35

Whichever way the verdict goes on Tuesday in the first 1MDB corruption trial of Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak, the outcome will be fraught with risk for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, p...

Hong Kong to ban all restaurant dining, mandate masks outdoors

Hong Kong to ban all restaurant dining, mandate masks outdoors

-- 2020-07-27 12:30:38

Hong Kong on Monday will announce further restrictions to curb the surge in coronavirus cases, including a total ban on restaurant dining and mandated facemasks outdoors, media reported. The new rule...

Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns

Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns

REUTERS 2020-07-27 12:28:31

Countries around Asia are confronting a second wave of coronavirus infections and are clamping down again to try to contain the disease, with Australia recording a record daily rise in cases and Vietn...

China reports highest daily domestic infections since March 6

China reports highest daily domestic infections since March 6

Reuters 2020-07-27 11:17:41

China reported 61 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 26, up from 46 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Monday, with new infections not involving people returning from overs...

China takes over US consulate premises in Chengdu as ties worsen

China takes over US consulate premises in Chengdu as ties worsen

REUTERS 2020-07-27 10:27:27

China said it had taken over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday after ordering the facility be shut in retaliation for being ousted from the Chinese consula...

6,000 anti-Pakistan militants hiding in Afghanistan: UN

6,000 anti-Pakistan militants hiding in Afghanistan: UN

-- 2020-07-26 22:25:52

More than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents are hiding in Afghanistan, most belonging to the outlawed Pakistani Taliban group responsible for attacking Pakistani military and civilian targets, according to a...

24 Rohingya refugees feared drowned off Malaysian resort island

24 Rohingya refugees feared drowned off Malaysian resort island

Reuters 2020-07-26 17:32:16

Malaysian authorities launched a search on Sunday for 24 Rohingya refugees who went missing while trying to swim to shore from a boat off the resort island of Langkawi. Muslim-majority Malaysia has l...

Malaysia faces crucial graft test as Najib’s first 1MDB verdict looms

Malaysia faces crucial graft test as Najib’s first 1MDB verdict looms

-- 2020-07-26 13:39:47

Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak, fighting dozens of charges over a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal at state fund 1MDB, faces his first verdict on Tuesday in a landmark case that tests t...

US sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan

US sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan

REUTERS 2020-07-26 13:25:15

Washington has dispatched a special envoy for Afghanistan to press for peace talks between the government and Taliban fighters, with the diplomat scheduled to visit Kabul on a trip with stops in five...

N Korea declares emergency in border town

N Korea declares emergency in border town

Reuters 2020-07-26 11:02:12

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus returned from South Korea after illegally cr...

‘Coal power should have no place in post-COVID recovery’

‘Coal power should have no place in post-COVID recovery’

-- 2020-07-25 21:44:15

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said coal power should have no place in any country’s post-coronavirus stimulus plan and economic recovery should align with global climate goals &ldqu...

Singapore PM flags delay of step down plan over virus

Singapore PM flags delay of step down plan over virus

-- 2020-07-25 21:00:18

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong named a largely-unchanged cabinet on Saturday following an election win this month, and flagged a possible delay, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, of his...

Thousands of stranded Filipinos crammed into stadium amid Covid-19 risks

Thousands of stranded Filipinos crammed into stadium amid Covid-19 risks

-- 2020-07-25 17:39:51

Thousands of Filipinos were crammed into a baseball stadium in Manila on Saturday, breaking social distancing rules despite coronavirus risks, after people wanting to return to their home provinces fl...

India begins first human trials of coronavirus vaccine

India begins first human trials of coronavirus vaccine

-- 2020-07-25 17:10:34

India has started its first human trials of a novel coronavirus vaccine candidate as the world’s second-most populous country recorded nearly 49,000 new cases. The All India Institute of Medica...

India and China agree to speed border troop pullback

India and China agree to speed border troop pullback

REUTERS 2020-07-25 10:08:07

Indian and Chinese diplomats agreed on Friday to a fast pull back of troops eyeballing each other across a disputed border in the western Himalayas where 20 Indian soldiers died in a clash last month,...

Singapore to complete virus testing at migrant dorms within 2 weeks

Singapore to complete virus testing at migrant dorms within 2 weeks

-- 2020-07-24 20:23:46

Singapore will complete testing for COVID-19 cases among migrant workers living in dormitories by August 7, about four months after authorities started quarantining tens of thousands of workers in the...

1MDB scandal: Goldman Sachs agrees $3.9b settlement with Malaysia

1MDB scandal: Goldman Sachs agrees $3.9b settlement with Malaysia

-- 2020-07-24 19:34:59

US investment bank Goldman Sachs on Friday reached a $3.9 billion settlement with Malaysia over the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal that will see all criminal charges against the bank dropped. The d...

China orders US to shut Chengdu consulate

China orders US to shut Chengdu consulate

REUTERS 2020-07-24 11:59:10

China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu on Friday, in a tit-for-tat response to being told to shut its consulate in Houston earlier this week, as relations betwee...