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India to help migrant workers leave big cities

India to help migrant workers leave big cities

-- 2020-05-20 14:36:59

India will run more special trains and buses to allow millions of distressed migrant workers to leave big cities, the federal government said on Tuesday. Workers are walking long distances to their h...

Taiwan president rejects Beijing rule; China says reunification inevitabile

Taiwan president rejects Beijing rule; China says reunification inevitabile

Reuters 2020-05-20 12:35:31

Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its “one country, two systems” offer of autonomy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, in a strong rejection of China’s soverei...

Over 90pc of SMEs in China resume operation

Over 90pc of SMEs in China resume operation

-- 2020-05-20 11:05:01

About 91 per cent of China's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) had resumed operation as of Monday after disruptions caused by COVID-19, official data showed. Some 93 per cent of SMEs in the m...

South Korea opens schools for first time this year

South Korea opens schools for first time this year

Reuters 2020-05-20 10:21:01

South Korean high schools opened on Wednesday for the first time this year, with mask-wearing seniors returning to class in the vanguard of a phased plan to reopen all schools under strict protocols t...

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

Reuters 2020-05-19 20:28:02

South Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus crisis - a huge challenge that risks sparking social unrest and spre...

Chinese mainland reports six new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Chinese mainland reports six new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Xinhua 2020-05-19 17:00:26

Chinese health authority said Tuesday that it received reports of six new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, of which three were imported cases reported in the Inner Mongolia Aut...

Gaza girl, 13, teaches neighbourhood children during school closure

Gaza girl, 13, teaches neighbourhood children during school closure

Reuters 2020-05-19 16:15:49

In a wooden shack in the Gaza Strip, a 13-year-old girl holds classes for neighbourhood children who have missed out on their studies since schools were closed in March due to the novel coronavirus cr...

Coronavirus 'not a pandemic in Pakistan' says top court

Coronavirus 'not a pandemic in Pakistan' says top court

REUTERS 2020-05-19 13:53:52

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the government on Monday to lift some of the remaining restrictions imposed on business to halt the spread of the coronavirus, even as the country recorded a ris...

India coronavirus infections surge past 100,000, deaths top 3,000

India coronavirus infections surge past 100,000, deaths top 3,000

REUTERS 2020-05-19 10:11:45

The number of coronavirus cases in India surged past 100,000 on Tuesday, with the rate of growth of new infections showing little sign of slowing despite a strict weeks-long lockdown. India’s H...

India evacuates thousands threatened by cyclone amid coronavirus pandemic

India evacuates thousands threatened by cyclone amid coronavirus pandemic

-- 2020-05-18 14:26:41

India began evacuating thousands of villagers and halted port operations ahead of a cyclone expected to hit its east coast this week, officials said on Monday, piling pressure on emergency services gr...

Ardern New Zealand's most popular PM in a century, poll shows

Ardern New Zealand's most popular PM in a century, poll shows

Reuters 2020-05-18 13:25:36

Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s most popular prime minister in a century, a Newshub-Reid Research poll showed on Monday, thanks to her COVID-19 response that made the country among the most...

Australia says China ignores calls to ease trade tension

Australia says China ignores calls to ease trade tension

-- 2020-05-17 20:58:30

Australia urged China on Sunday to respond to its requests to discuss easing tensions between the two trading partners after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the origins of the novel...

China's ambassador to Israel found dead in Tel Aviv home

China's ambassador to Israel found dead in Tel Aviv home

-- 2020-05-17 17:35:48

China’s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead in his home in a Tel Aviv suburb on Sunday, an Israeli police spokesman said. The spokesman did not comment on the cause of death of ambassa...

Nepal confirms its first coronavirus death

Nepal confirms its first coronavirus death

-- 2020-05-17 16:45:33

Nepal’s health authorities confirmed the country’s first death from coronavirus on Saturday. The 29-year-old woman died while being taken to a hospital on the outskirt of Kathmandu, Nepal...

Indonesia reports 489 new coronavirus cases, 59 new deaths

Indonesia reports 489 new coronavirus cases, 59 new deaths

Reuters 2020-05-17 15:22:08

Indonesia reported 489 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, taking the total to 17,514. Indonesia also reported 59 deaths from the COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus, bringing the toll to...

India should talk to Taliban if it bolsters peace push: Pakistan envoy

India should talk to Taliban if it bolsters peace push: Pakistan envoy

REUTERS 2020-05-17 13:16:08

India should speak with Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, after a series of attacks in Afghanistan raised questions ab...

Saudi Arabia's coronavirus cases top 50,000

Saudi Arabia's coronavirus cases top 50,000

REUTERS 2020-05-17 11:39:18

The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia topped 50,000 on Saturday, the health ministry said. A ministry official reported 2,840 new cases, taking the cumulative total to 51,980. That was up f...

Heavy rain hits Colombo

Heavy rain hits Colombo

-- 2020-05-16 17:27:08

A heavy rain hit Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Friday. Vehicles were seen moving on a flooded road in Colombo, reports Xinhua. Workers were draining water out of flooded roads in the city.

24 migrants die in India road mishap

24 migrants die in India road mishap

-- 2020-05-16 13:26:08

At least 24 people were killed and more than 35 were injured when two trucks collided with each other in northern India on Saturday, local officials confirmed said. The accident occurred in the Aurai...

India surpasses China in coronavirus cases

India surpasses China in coronavirus cases

-- 2020-05-16 12:16:43

India’s coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have surpassed China’s with the health ministry on Saturday reporting the spike to 85,940 cases with 2,752 deaths. In total, China has reported 4,633...

‘1,000 Rohingyas stranded at sea as Southeast Asia seals borders’

‘1,000 Rohingyas stranded at sea as Southeast Asia seals borders’

-- 2020-05-15 20:57:33

At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian nations tighten their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were no...

Delayed survey data blurs India’s coronavirus picture

Delayed survey data blurs India’s coronavirus picture

-- 2020-05-15 16:01:24

India has lost two weeks in its bid to get a picture of the spread of the coronavirus in its population because of poor Chinese testing kits, a member of a national task force said, complicating a dec...

India’s COVID-19 cases surpass 80,000 mark, deaths rise to 2,649

India’s COVID-19 cases surpass 80,000 mark, deaths rise to 2,649

-- 2020-05-15 11:35:33

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India reached 81,970 and the number of deaths rose to 2,649 on Friday, said the official data issued by the federal health ministry. The ministry said 100 new de...

Trump threatens to cut ties with China over coronavirus

Trump threatens to cut ties with China over coronavirus

REUTERS 2020-05-15 10:58:57

US President Donald Trump signalled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the novel coronavirus, saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going...

India to provide free food grains to migrant workers

India to provide free food grains to migrant workers

Reuters 2020-05-14 20:26:17

India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment under a rural jobs programme, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sa...

Japan expected to lift emergency in most areas except Tokyo

Japan expected to lift emergency in most areas except Tokyo

-- 2020-05-14 14:44:32

Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the...

Myanmar's army says it is investigating soldiers over video of abuses

Myanmar's army says it is investigating soldiers over video of abuses

Reuters 2020-05-14 11:54:56

Myanmar’s army said on Wednesday it was investigating soldiers filmed beating and threatening to kill suspected insurgents in the western state of Rakhine, where dozens of people have been kille...

Maternity ward massacre shakes Afghanistan

Maternity ward massacre shakes Afghanistan

REUTERS 2020-05-14 10:05:47

After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab, 27, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday morning at a small hospital in the southwestern corner of Kabul. She was overjoyed and named the boy Omid, m...

Malaysia detains 1,368 undocumented migrants

Malaysia detains 1,368 undocumented migrants

-- 2020-05-13 20:12:43

Malaysia has detained 1,368 undocumented migrants in an area under lockdown in the latest such raid despite fears the crackdown could push vulnerable people into hiding and increase the risk of corona...

Israeli police arrest 320 over coronavirus breach at Jewish festival

Israeli police arrest 320 over coronavirus breach at Jewish festival

-- 2020-05-13 13:48:32

Israeli police arrested 320 people at a Jewish bonfire festival celebrating an ancient sage, after worshippers rioted over coronavirus restrictions that denied them access to his tomb, officers said o...