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Australia reports highest Covid deaths in three months

Australia reports highest Covid deaths in three months

Reuters 2020-07-23 14:46:30

Australia reported its highest daily number of coronavirus-related deaths in three months on Thursday as new infections continued to climb in its second most populous state. Victoria state said it ha...

45 die in Afghan airstrikes

45 die in Afghan airstrikes

-- 2020-07-23 13:50:19

Airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan killed 45 people, including civilians and Taliban, local officials said on Wednesday. Ali Ahmad Faqir Yar, the governor of Adraskan District in the eastern Afghanist...

India reports record 45,720 new coronavirus cases

India reports record 45,720 new coronavirus cases

Reuters 2020-07-23 10:54:24

India reported a record jump of 45,720 in coronavirus infections on Wednesday taking its total number of cases to 1.24 million, the health ministry said on Thursday. India also reported 1,129 deaths...

India coronavirus: Amarnath pilgrimage cancelled due to Covid-19

India coronavirus: Amarnath pilgrimage cancelled due to Covid-19

-- 2020-07-22 14:40:35

An annual Hindu pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials cited rising cases as the reason, saying the health...

Malaysia spares Rohingya refugees from caning

Malaysia spares Rohingya refugees from caning

-- 2020-07-22 13:39:17

A Malaysian high court spared 27 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar from caning on Wednesday, their lawyer said, setting aside a lower court’s sentence following an outcry from human rights a...

Covid cases surge among factory workers in India

Covid cases surge among factory workers in India

Reuters 2020-07-22 12:22:21

When Bajirao Thengde voiced his fears about going to work after dozens of colleagues fell sick with coronavirus, his boss at a motorbike factory in western India said he should “learn to live wi...

Confusion swirls as Japan launches tourism campaign amid virus surge

Confusion swirls as Japan launches tourism campaign amid virus surge

Reuters 2020-07-22 11:48:21

Japan on Wednesday kicked off a national travel campaign aimed at reviving its battered tourism industry, but the effort has drawn heavy criticism amid a jump in new coronavirus cases. “Go To T...

Pakistan issues final caution to TikTok over 'immoral' content

Pakistan issues final caution to TikTok over 'immoral' content

-- 2020-07-21 16:35:02

Pakistan’s telecommunications regulator issued a “final warning” to short-form video app TikTok on Monday over “immoral” content posted on the platform, while live stream...

Covid-19 pandemic affects men, women differently: Report

Covid-19 pandemic affects men, women differently: Report

-- 2020-07-21 13:22:16

The Covid-19 pandemic affects men and women differently, which is why it is so crucial to respond to the crisis using gender data to inform evidence-based solutions, says a report on Tuesday. Since t...

China requires negative Covid-19 tests for arriving air passengers

China requires negative Covid-19 tests for arriving air passengers

Reuters 2020-07-21 12:59:48

Passengers on flights arriving in China must provide negative COVID-19 test results before they board, the aviation authority said on Tuesday. The nucleic acid tests must be completed five days befor...

Floods kill scores in India’s tea-growing Assam; nine rhinos drown

Floods kill scores in India’s tea-growing Assam; nine rhinos drown

-- 2020-07-20 13:32:58

Intense rain and floods in the Indian state of Assam have killed at least 84 people and displaced more than 2.75 million since May, authorities said on Monday, as they tried to collect the bodies of n...

China’s cinemas start to reopen after shutdowns

China’s cinemas start to reopen after shutdowns

-- 2020-07-20 10:21:14

China's cinemas are reopening after being closed for six months to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The China Film Administration said screens in "low-risk" areas could open their doors again...

Saudi King Salman admitted to hospital

Saudi King Salman admitted to hospital

-- 2020-07-20 09:52:53

Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on M...

Beijing to lower COVID-19 emergency response

Beijing to lower COVID-19 emergency response

Xinhua 2020-07-19 19:10:16

Beijing will lower its emergency response to COVID-19 from level II to III starting Monday, announced an official of the Beijing municipal government at a press conference Sunday. The city has effect...

‘US agencies abroad doing disgusting things to contain China’

‘US agencies abroad doing disgusting things to contain China’

-- 2020-07-19 16:56:21

China's embassy in Myanmar on Sunday accused the United States of ‘outrageously smearing’ the country and driving a wedge with its Southeast Asian neighbours over the contested South China...

Floods in India, Nepal dislocate nearly 4 million people, at least 189 dead

Floods in India, Nepal dislocate nearly 4 million people, at least 189 dead

-- 2020-07-19 16:52:13

Nearly four million people in India's northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, g...

Chinese ports hit capacity as virus tests slow clearing

Chinese ports hit capacity as virus tests slow clearing

Reuters 2020-07-18 21:24:31

Testing of imported food for the novel coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible dive...

25m people infected, 35m at risk in Iran, says Rouhani

25m people infected, 35m at risk in Iran, says Rouhani

-- 2020-07-18 20:02:18

President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that 25 million Iranians have been infected with the coronavirus and that another 35 million were at risk of acquiring it as Iran reimposed restrictions in th...

Indonesia exceeds China with highest Covid-19 cases in East Asia

Indonesia exceeds China with highest Covid-19 cases in East Asia

-- 2020-07-18 17:57:32

Indonesia overtook China on Saturday as the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases in East Asia with 84,882 infections, and authorities said the actual infection rate could be higher due to...

Indian company launches UV sanitisation box to kill virus

Indian company launches UV sanitisation box to kill virus

-- 2020-07-17 18:01:57

Indian consumer appliance company, Orient Electric has launched a box-shaped sanitisation chamber at 160 US dollars that uses ultra-violet (UV-C) light to kill viruses including coronavirus, bacteria...

Mumbai building collapse kills eight

Mumbai building collapse kills eight

Reuters 2020-07-17 13:56:17

Heavy rains lashing India’s financial capital of Mumbai have caused the collapse of a multi-storey building, killing six people and injuring several, authorities said. The dilapidated six-store...

Philippines allows entry of specified foreign nationals from Aug

Philippines allows entry of specified foreign nationals from Aug

-- 2020-07-17 12:23:50

The Philippines will allow the entry of foreign nationals with long-term visas into the country from August 1, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday. In a statement, Roque said the int...

India's coronavirus cases cross 1.0 million

India's coronavirus cases cross 1.0 million

REUTERS 2020-07-17 10:31:28

India’s cases of novel coronavirus crossed the million mark, the health ministry data showed on Friday, as infections spread out into the smaller towns and the countryside following the lifting...

Floods ravage eastern India as coronavirus infections surge

Floods ravage eastern India as coronavirus infections surge

Reuters 2020-07-16 15:55:54

Monsoon floods have swamped large parts of India’s densely populated eastern states, forcing more than a million people into makeshift shelters despite the risk of coronavirus, senior officials...

Health experts put Tokyo on highest Covid-19 alert

Health experts put Tokyo on highest Covid-19 alert

-- 2020-07-15 17:00:31

Health experts put Tokyo on the highest alert for coronavirus infections on Wednesday, alarmed by a recent spike in cases to record levels, while the governor of the Japanese capital said the situatio...

Flash floods kill at least 16, displace hundreds in Indonesia

Flash floods kill at least 16, displace hundreds in Indonesia

Reuters 2020-07-15 12:21:30

Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 16 people and displaced hundreds in a district on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials at the country’s disaster mitigation agency said o...

15 dead in Indonesia flash flood

15 dead in Indonesia flash flood

AP 2020-07-14 20:54:00

At least 15 people were killed in a flash flood in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, an official said Tuesday. The flood also left an unknown number of people missing. “Fifteen are re...

2.2m people affected by floods in India's Assam

2.2m people affected by floods in India's Assam

-- 2020-07-14 16:17:11

The incessant rains in India's northeastern state of Assam has worsened the flood situation there as water has inundated new areas, officials said Tuesday. According to officials around 2.2 million p...

Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

Reuters 2020-07-14 15:53:33

Iran has executed a former defence ministry worker who sold information to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Iranian judiciary said on Tuesday. Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA duri...

Asia ramps up coronavirus curbs as new clusters erupt

Asia ramps up coronavirus curbs as new clusters erupt

Reuters 2020-07-14 12:05:49

Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases acro...