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Malaysia COVID-19 cases in immigration detention facilities hit 7,245

Malaysia COVID-19 cases in immigration detention facilities hit 7,245

Xinhua 2020-05-24 17:05:16

Malaysia reported 60 new COVID-19 cases, with 33 of them traced to two immigration detention facilities, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. The Semenyih detention facility which had already seen a c...

China says WHO chief has done a good job

China says WHO chief has done a good job

-- 2020-05-24 16:27:15

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body, the Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunda...

Afghanistan closer to realising peace than ever, says Chinese foreign minsiter

Afghanistan closer to realising peace than ever, says Chinese foreign minsiter

Xinhua 2020-05-24 16:00:54

The fast-moving events in recent months have taken Afghanistan closer to peace than ever, but the road ahead is far from smooth, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday. Wang...

Major Indian states seek delay in restarting flights as coronavirus cases rise

Major Indian states seek delay in restarting flights as coronavirus cases rise

-- 2020-05-24 15:53:23

Three large Indian states have sought to delay the planned opening of their airports on Monday as new cases of the novel coronavirus jumped by a record, complicating the federal government’s pla...

Israel’s Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

Israel’s Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

-- 2020-05-24 13:35:46

The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a politi...

‘A sad mood’: Malaysian doctor spends Eid in hospital

‘A sad mood’: Malaysian doctor spends Eid in hospital

REUTERS 2020-05-24 13:31:12

Malaysian doctor Muhammad Syahidd Al-Hatim was used to being away from his family on Eid al-Fitr, having spent the past two years celebrating the end of the holy Ramadan fasting month at Kuala Lumpur...

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases for fourth time this month

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases for fourth time this month

-- 2020-05-24 11:46:01

Thailand on Sunday reported no new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, maintaining the total to 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak began in January. Sunday was the fourth day...

Hundreds protest in Hong Kong against proposed nat'l security laws

Hundreds protest in Hong Kong against proposed nat'l security laws

Reuters 2020-05-24 11:43:46

Hundreds of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against Beijing’s controversial new plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, where a tight police presence guarded China&rs...

North Korea's Kim vows to further bolster nuclear capabilities

North Korea's Kim vows to further bolster nuclear capabilities

-- 2020-05-24 11:02:18

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a military meeting to discuss new policies to bolster the country’s nuclear capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States, Reuter...

Taliban, Afghan president declare Eid ceasefire

Taliban, Afghan president declare Eid ceasefire

Reuters 2020-05-24 10:36:21

The Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan starting Sunday, via a tweet on Saturday from the hardline Islamist group, and the country’s president said the government would rec...

New coronavirus cluster at Malaysia migrant detention centre

New coronavirus cluster at Malaysia migrant detention centre

-- 2020-05-23 22:34:55

A new cluster of coronavirus infections has broken out in Malaysia at a detention centre for undocumented migrants, authorities said on Saturday. Earlier, Malaysia arrested more than 2,000 foreigners...

Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys

Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys

-- 2020-05-23 22:01:44

Thailand on Saturday began testing a vaccine against the coronavirus on monkeys after positive trials in mice. Thailand's minister of higher education, science, and research and innovation, Suvit Mae...

‘Rohingyas still suffering persecution in Myanmar despite int’l court order’

‘Rohingyas still suffering persecution in Myanmar despite int’l court order’

-- 2020-05-23 21:50:24

The Rohingya people are still suffering persecution in Myanmar despite international court order, says UK-based right body Amnesty International. “Despite the International Court’s order,...

PIA spokesman says blackbox recovered from Karachi plane crash site

PIA spokesman says blackbox recovered from Karachi plane crash site

-- 2020-05-23 19:37:19

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from site of a place crash in Karachi, an airline spokesman said on Saturday, reports Reuters. "The black box had been found la...

23 new virus cases in South Korea, none in China

23 new virus cases in South Korea, none in China

AP 2020-05-23 18:31:22

South Korea reported 23 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, mostly from the densely populated Seoul area where authorities shut down thousands of nightclubs, bars and karaoke rooms to stem transmission...

Amphan loss estimated at $13b in India, may rise in Bangladesh

Amphan loss estimated at $13b in India, may rise in Bangladesh

Reuters 2020-05-23 17:23:44

A powerful cyclone that tore through India's eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1.0 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said. Neighbo...

Indonesia reports 949 coronavirus new cases, 25 new deaths

Indonesia reports 949 coronavirus new cases, 25 new deaths

Reuters 2020-05-23 16:23:51

Indonesia confirmed on Saturday 949 new coronavirus infections, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 21,745, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said. Yurianto reported 25 new deat...

Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, two survivors: Authorities

Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, two survivors: Authorities

REUTERS 2020-05-23 15:43:09

The death toll from Friday’s passenger aircraft crash in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi has been confirmed at 97 with two survivors, while no fatalities were reported from the dense r...

Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia on Sunday

Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia on Sunday

-- 2020-05-23 00:04:19

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities have announced. According to arabnews.com, the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia, meaning Saturday will be the last da...

Pakistan plane crash leaves at least 66 dead

Pakistan plane crash leaves at least 66 dead

-- 2020-05-22 23:52:26

At least 66 people were killed in a plane crash that took place near an airport in Karachi, the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh, on Friday. However, Sindh officials said it is unclear if t...

Pakistani airliner crashes into Karachi residential buildings, many feared dead

Pakistani airliner crashes into Karachi residential buildings, many feared dead

Reuters 2020-05-22 22:20:39

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people on board crashed into residential buildings in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday afternoon while approaching the airport. At least tw...

Karachi mayor doesn’t expect survivors from crashed plane

Karachi mayor doesn’t expect survivors from crashed plane

-- 2020-05-22 19:22:24

There are expected to be no survivors among those on board a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying 99 passengers and crew that crashed into a residential area of Karachi on Friday, the...

PIA aircraft with 107 on board crashes in Karachi

PIA aircraft with 107 on board crashes in Karachi

Reuters 2020-05-22 16:57:18

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with around 100 passengers and crew crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern city of Karachi, with many feared dead, officials said, report...

Modi offers help to cyclone-stricken Kolkata

Modi offers help to cyclone-stricken Kolkata

-- 2020-05-22 16:19:29

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, peering down from his aircraft on Friday, saw the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, befor...

Pakistan's COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000

Pakistan's COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000

-- 2020-05-22 14:20:38

The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has risen to 50,694 with 1,067 deaths in Pakistan, according to the data updated by the country's health ministry Friday morning. A total of 2,603...

India reports biggest 24-hour rise in virus cases

India reports biggest 24-hour rise in virus cases

Reuters 2020-05-22 13:27:17

India registered some 6,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, the country’s biggest jump in 24 hours, as New Delhi eases a nationwide lockdown and airlines prepare to resume some dom...

Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers

Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers

AP 2020-05-22 13:12:25

The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced on Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents convicted of his murder who&...

Amphan leaves 72 dead in eastern India

Amphan leaves 72 dead in eastern India

-- 2020-05-21 20:02:46

At least 72 people were killed in eastern India after a powerful cyclone tore through coastal areas and neighbouring Bangladesh, a state chief minister said on Thursday. The cyclone struck the state...

Asia shares temper rally, await China policy meeting

Asia shares temper rally, await China policy meeting

-- 2020-05-21 16:42:32

Asian shares stepped back slightly and US stock futures fell on Thursday as lingering caution about the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak offset some of this week’s enthusiasm over re...

Relief, and fear, at ground zero of the coronavirus

Relief, and fear, at ground zero of the coronavirus

REUTERS 2020-05-21 14:46:40

Back in March when I was in Wuhan as it opened up after over two months in lockdown, I often went past the Minyi vegetable market. Blocked by 2-metre-high yellow barricades, it was a constant reminder...