Thursday, July 9, 2020

Global COVID-19 cases top 10.6mn: Johns Hopkins University
Washington | Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 10.6 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 515,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

I'm all for masks, says Trump
Washington | Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump, who has long resisted wearing a mask in public, has said he likes face coverings and they make him look like the Lone Ranger, the media reported on Thursday. ... read..

4 million US workers suffer pay cut due to coronavirus pandemic
Washington | July 2, 2020 2:11:55 PM IST
At least 4 million private-sector workers in the United States have had their pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic, Washington Post reported. ... read..

UN chief highlights countries' financial needs in response to COVID-19
United Nations | Thursday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the financial needs of countries, particularly low- and middle-income countries, in their response to COVID-19. ... read..

Turkey's Istanbul Airport inaugurates 1st COVID-19 test centre
Istanbul | Thursday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
Turkey's biggest Istanbul Airport inaugurated its first COVID-19 test centre for international passengers. ... read..

US House committee votes to ban Confederate flag at Pentagon property
Washington | Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST
The US House Armed Services Committee voted to approve an amendment to ban the public display of the Confederate battle flag on all Pentagon property. ... read..

Israeli PM to continue talks over annexation plan "in the coming days"
Jerusalem | Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue discussing his West Bank annexation plan "in the coming days," his office said. ... read..

Nepal govt decides to prorogue ongoing budget session amid political crisis
Kathmandu | July 2, 2020 1:11:46 PM IST
The Nepal government on Thursday decided to prorogue (discontinue without dissolving) the ongoing budget session of the Parliament. ... read..

The ban impact: TikTok's parent company may lose USD 6 Billion
Beijing | July 2, 2020 12:42:01 PM IST
TikTok's mother company, China-based ByteDance, could face a loss of USD 6 Billion following Indian government's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps including wildly popular TikTok. ... read..

Nepal PM Oli visits Sheetal Niwas to meet President Bhandari
Kathmandu | July 2, 2020 12:41:54 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday visited Sheetal Niwas to meet President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. ... read..

Russian fighters intercept US reconnaissance plane over Black Sea
Moscow | Thursday, 2020 12:15:05 PM IST
Russian Su-27 fighters were scrambled over the Black Sea to intercept a US reconnaissance plane, the Russian Defence Ministry had said. ... read..

US reports over 50,000 COVID-19 cases in highest single-day spike
Washington | July 2, 2020 12:11:58 PM IST
The United States on Wednesday (local times) reported over 50,000 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day rise, taking the country's coronavirus count to approximately 2.6 million. ... read..

Nepal PM Oli likely to address nation today
Kathmandu | July 2, 2020 12:11:50 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is likely to address the nation on Thursday as calls for his resignation from the posts of the prime minister and ruling party co-chair grew louder. ... read..

BHRC condemns Pakistan's reprisal against families of Baloch dissidents
London | July 2, 2020 12:11:46 PM IST
The Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) has strongly condemned Pakistan's act of reprisal against the families of Baloch dissidents, saying it is quite concerning that the state establishment is using every possible instance to justify enforced disappearan ... read..

New North American free trade deal comes into effect
Ottawa | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST
A new trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico came into effect on Wedensday. ... read..

50 people killed, many missing following Jade mine's collapse in Myanmar
Yangon | July 2, 2020 11:41:47 AM IST
At least 50 people died and many others are still missing after Jade mine in Hpakant township of Myanmar's Kachin state collapsed on Thursday, Xinhua reported citing the local village administration office ... read..

'India continuing to show it won't back down from China's aggression': Nikki Haley hails Chinese apps ban
Washington | July 2, 2020 11:11:57 AM IST
Former US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Wednesday (local time) hailed India's action to ban 59 apps linked to Chinese firms including Tik Tok and said New Delhi is continuing to show it will not back down from China's aggression. ... read..

UNSC condemns 'heinous, cowardly' terror attack in Karachi
New York | July 2, 2020 11:11:51 AM IST
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned in the strongest terms the "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place at Pakistan stock exchange building in Pakistan's Karachi, killing 11 people. ... read..

China supplying weapons to Arakan Army armed group to weaken India, Myanmar: Report
Naypyitaw | July 2, 2020 9:11:54 AM IST
China is supplying funds and sophisticated weaponry to armed groups in Myanmar and the Naypyitaw-designated terrorist group, the Arakan Army, to have leverage over Myanmar and India, Licas News reported. ... read..

UN experts appalled by enforced disappearance of Pak activist Idris Khattak, call for impartial probe
Geneva | July 2, 2020 9:11:46 AM IST
UN human rights experts have condemned the enforced disappearance of Idris Khattak, a Pakistani human rights defender, calling it an "intolerable attack" on his legitimate work against a range of human rights and minority violations in the Khyber Pakhtunk ... read..

Those responsible for Sopore killings should be held to account: UN chief
United Nations | Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
Those who were responsible for the killing of a civilian and a CRPF head constable in Kashmir have to be made to account for it, according to the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. ... read..

First arrests under Hong Kong 'anti-protest' law
Hong Kong | Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 AM IST
Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under a new "anti-protest" law imposed by Beijing, as crowds marked 23 years since the end of British rule. ... read..

Australian PM announces US $186-bln plan to expand military
Canberra | Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Australia will be armed with long-range missiles under a 10-year plan to upgrade the capability and potency of the Australian Defence Force, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. ... read..

Number of COVID-19 cases in Mexico surpasses 230,000: Health Ministry
Others | July 2, 2020 6:41:48 AM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], July 2 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mexico has increased by 5,681 within the past 24 hours and has thus surpassed 230,000, Jose Luis Alomia, the director of epidemiology at the Health Ministry, said. ... read..

I do not have problem in wearing face mask in public: Donald Trump
Washington | July 2, 2020 5:41:45 AM IST
After refusing to wear a face mask fin public events, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (local time) said that he would not have any problem in wearing a face mask in public if the situation demands, CNN reported. ... read..

Death toll from COVID-19 in Brazil surpasses 60,000 people: Health Ministry
Others | July 2, 2020 5:11:50 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], July 2 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of people, who have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, has increased by 1,038 to 60,632 within the past 24 hours, the national Health Ministry said on late Wednesday. ... read..

World Health Organisation says global coronavirus tally topped 10.3 million
Europe | July 2, 2020 5:11:48 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], July 2 (Sputnik/ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated the overall number of coronavirus cases globally at 10,357,662, with 508,055 people having died from the disease. ... read..

Italian police seize world's largest drug bust
Rome | July 2, 2020 4:11:50 AM IST
Italy Police have confiscated 14 metric tonnes (15.4 US tonnes) of amphetamines allegedly produced by the ISIS in Syria. It is the largest drug bust in the world in terms of both value and quantity, CNN reported. ... read..

China violates human rights of its citizens but urges US to secure human rights of ethnic minorities
Beijing | July 2, 2020 4:11:48 AM IST
Amid reports of China violating the basic human rights of Uyghur Muslims and Hong Kong citizens, Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged the United States to secure the human rights of ethnic minorities in the country. ... read..

China's stance along India-China border is part of larger pattern of its aggression: US
Washington DC | July 2, 2020 4:11:45 AM IST
After India banned 59 Chinese applications, the US on Wednesday (local time) said that China's aggressive stance along the India-China border is part of Beijing's aggression into other parts of the world. ... read..

Hong Kong Police arrest over 370 people for using their freedom of speech and expression
Asia | July 2, 2020 3:41:45 AM IST
On the first day after China passed the national security law, the Hong Kong Police arrested over 370 people for participating in the pro-democracy march. ... read..

California sues Cisco alleging caste discrimination against Dalit
New York | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Opening a new front in the civil rights campaign in the US, California has filed a case against technology company Cisco alleging discrimination against a Dalit employee. ... read..

UNSC meets in-person on Wednesday for first time since COVID-19 lockdown: President
US | July 2, 2020 2:41:47 AM IST
New York [US], July 2 (Sputnik/ANI): The members of the UN Security Council on Wednesday held an in-person meeting for the first time since mid-March, the council's president for the month of July, German Ambassador to the United Nations Christoph Heusgen ... read..

Two explosions in northern Afghanistan injure 10 people - Police
Asia | July 2, 2020 2:11:49 AM IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], July 2 (Sputnik/ANI): Twin explosions in northern Afghanistan left 10 people, including police and civilians, injured, a police official said. ... read..

Russia unanimously voted for Putin to remain President till 2036: Preliminary poll predict
Moscow | July 2, 2020 2:11:45 AM IST
Russia President Vladimir Putin will continue to hold his post till 2036 as the citizens on Wednesday voted in favour of the country's political status quo, the preliminary results have predicted. ... read..

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