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Israel launches spy satellite to keep a better eye on enemies

Israel launches spy satellite to keep a better eye on enemies

Reuters 2020-07-06 13:08:04

Israel on Monday launched a new spy satellite that it said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence. Israel has been building up its surveillance capabilities to monitor...

With nearly 700,000 virus cases, India is third worst-hit country

With nearly 700,000 virus cases, India is third worst-hit country

Reuters 2020-07-06 11:34:00

India has over-taken Russia with the world’s third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing. Health m...

India puts back Taj Mahal reopening citing Covid-19 risks

India puts back Taj Mahal reopening citing Covid-19 risks

Reuters 2020-07-06 10:26:08

India has withdrawn a planned reopening of the Taj Mahal, citing the risk of new coronavirus infections spreading in the northern city of Agra from visitors flocking to see the 17th century monument t...

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

REUTERS 2020-07-05 15:59:13

Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus infections have passed 200,000 and neighbouring United Arab Emirates 50,000, with the number of new cases climbing after the Arab world’s two largest economies f...

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

REUTERS 2020-07-05 13:36:22

Visitors to the Taj Mahal will have to wear masks at all times, keep their distance and not touch its glistening marble surfaces when India’s 17th-century monument to love reopens on Monday afte...

Myanmar digs mass grave after deadly mine landslide

Myanmar digs mass grave after deadly mine landslide

-- 2020-07-04 20:04:20

Dozens more jade miners killed in a landslide in northern Myanmar will be buried on Saturday, a local official said, after 77 others were interred in a mass grave on Friday following one of the worst...

China provides medical supports to 30 OIC countries

China provides medical supports to 30 OIC countries

-- 2020-07-04 19:35:37

China has so far provided medical support and sent medical teams to nearly 30 member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chinese Embassy in Dh...

Pakistani foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

Pakistani foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

-- 2020-07-04 19:23:14

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has tested positive for COVID-19, days after holding high-profile meetings including one with US special representative on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad...

India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains

India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains

-- 2020-07-04 15:36:17

India recorded its highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases on Saturday, with over 22,000 new cases and 442 deaths, as infections rose in the western and southern parts of the country amid heavy...

North Korea says no need to sit down with US for talks

North Korea says no need to sit down with US for talks

-- 2020-07-04 11:55:28

North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a political tool” for Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday...

Italy asks Bangladeshis to test for Covid-19

Italy asks Bangladeshis to test for Covid-19

REUTERS 2020-07-04 10:58:49

The central Italian region of Lazio, fringing the capital Rome, has asked its large Bangladeshi community to undergo "blanket testing" for the coronavirus following a recent increase in the number of...

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...