Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Trump, Biden trade early jabs in first presidential debate
New York | Wednesday, 2020 12:45:07 PM IST
With exactly 35 days until the 2020 US election, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden waded into their first debate on Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio, trading jabs on the controversial question of Trump's Supreme Court pick Amy Con ... read..

Over 10 people detained at protest rally in northwestern Minsk
Europe | September 30, 2020 12:12:29 PM IST
Minsk [Belarus], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): More than 10 people were detained on Tuesday for participating in an unauthorized protest in the northwest of Belarusian capital Minsk, spokeswoman for the Minsk main police department Natalya Ganusevich told S ... read..

US Presidential debate: Biden calls Trump 'Putin's puppy'
Asia | September 30, 2020 12:12:27 PM IST
Washington [US], September 30. (ANI) Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized US President Donald Trump for failing to confront Russia over several issues including Moscow offering the Taliban bounties to kill US troops and termed T ... read..

Iraqi PM confirms US may close embassy if shelling continues
Middle East | September 30, 2020 12:12:22 PM IST
Baghdad [Iraq], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi officially announced the intention of a number of countries, primarily the United States, to close their embassies in Baghdad in case shelling of diplomatic missions conti ... read..

Biden, Harris release tax returns before debate
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:07 AM IST
US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released his tax returns just hours ahead of the first debate with President Donald Trump. Biden and his wife Jill paid nearly $288,000 in income tax last year, according to the filings. ... read..

Majority of narcotic drugs in India coming from Pakistan through cross border transactions: Survey
New Delhi | September 30, 2020 10:12:17 AM IST
India has witnessed several instances of increased availability of narcotic drugs in the last one decade and the majority of the illegal substances are being infiltrated in the country from Pakistan, EUreporter reported citing a survey, adding that cross ... read..

US Presidential Debate: Trump goes after Hunter Biden for work in Ukraine, Joe defends his son
Washington | September 30, 2020 9:12:22 AM IST
US President Donald Trump went after former Vice President Joe Biden over his son Hunter's business dealings and alleged he had earned billions from work related to China and Ukraine. ... read..

Presidential debate: 'I dont want to pay tax', says Trump on NYT report
Washington | September 30, 2020 8:42:17 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (local time) defended himself when questioned about a news report on the minimal amount of income tax paid by him, saying "I don't want to pay tax." ... read..

Uyghur camp survivor lands in US after a year in exile
Washington DC | September 30, 2020 8:12:23 AM IST
Tursunay Ziyawudun, one of the few Uyghur concentration camp survivors who managed to escape China has arrived in the United States, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP). ... read..

US Presidential debate: Biden targets Trump on COVID-19 response, President defends himself calling it 'China's fault'
Washington | September 30, 2020 8:12:15 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has defended his response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it a China's fault adding that he had received praise from governors for doing a "phenomenal job." ... read..

We won elections therefore we have right to choose Amy Barrett as SC Justice: Trump
Washington DC | September 30, 2020 7:42:14 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (local time) defended the selection of Amy Coney Barrett as the next Justice for Supreme Court, saying that Republicans won the election, therefore they have the right to choose her. ... read..

Pakistan: Motorway gang-rape victim agrees to give statement after initial reluctance
Lahore | September 30, 2020 7:42:13 AM IST
The Pakistani woman, who was gang-raped on a motorway here earlier this month leading to national outrage, has agreed to give her statement to the police. ... read..

G20 Sherpas' meeting reflects collective actions by forum in tackling Covid-19: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi | September 30, 2020 7:12:20 AM IST
The third G20 Sherpas' virtual meeting reflects the collective actions taken by the forum in tackling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, said BJP MP Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday. ... read..

US election 2020: Trump and Biden to face-off in first presidential debate
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington DC | September 30, 2020 6:42:14 AM IST
US President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are set to square off today (local time) in Cleveland for their first of three debates -- a socially distanced affair in which the candidates won't shake hands. ... read..

COVID-19: Disney to lay off 28,000 theme park employees in US
California | September 30, 2020 6:12:15 AM IST
Entertainment giant Disney on Tuesday announced that it will lay off 28,000 theme park jobs in the United States in the wake of the prolonged impact of the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Nobody can dare to touch Army generals in Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan leader
New Delhi | September 30, 2020 5:12:13 AM IST
Gilgit-Baltistan leader and activist Sajjad Raja on Tuesday slammed the Pakistan government over the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, saying that nobody can dare to touch army generals, and the state is only busy "p ... read..

US sentences Chinese national to 5 years for money laundering
Washington DC | September 30, 2020 4:42:16 AM IST
A US federal judge has sentenced a Chinese citizen to five years in jail for laundering millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. ... read..

Indian envoy to UN meets ITC Secretary-General; discusses existing partnership
Geneva | September 30, 2020 4:12:15 AM IST
Indian envoy to United Nations (Geneva), Indra Mani Pandey on Tuesday met International Telecommunication Union (ITC) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao, and discussed the existing partnership between India and the UN's communication agency. They agreed to str ... read..

Trump offers condolences over demise of Kuwait's Emir Sabah
US | September 30, 2020 4:12:14 AM IST
Washington DC [US], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Donald Trump offered condolences over the death of 91-year-old Kuwait Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. ... read..

Pompeo announces USD 20 mn for information to arrest three ex-Venezuela officials
Asia | September 30, 2020 3:42:14 AM IST
Washington DC [US], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States is offering rewards of up to USD 20 million in total for information that will lead to an arrest of three former Venezuelan public officials, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in ... read..

4 die, 12 injured in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa blast
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | September 30, 2020 3:12:16 AM IST
Four people were killed and 12 others got injured following an explosion in the northern Pakistani city of Mardan on Tuesday. ... read..

PM Modi, Bangladesh counterpart to hold virtual bilateral summit in December
New Delhi | September 30, 2020 1:42:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina are set to hold a virtual bilateral summit in December, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday. ... read..

UK govt mulls proposal to allow Uyghurs to file plea in High Court against genocide in China
London | September 30, 2020 1:13:05 AM IST
The United Kingdom government is considering proposals put forth by members of parliament to allow Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities to file a petition in the high court against the genocide taking place in the Xinjiang region of China, according to med ... read..

India has never accepted 1959 definition of LAC with China: Govt
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Warning Beijing against advancing its untenable unilateral interpretation, India on Tuesday said that it has never accepted the 1959 definition of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. ... read..

Two-thirds of US voters don't expect winner on election night
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Two-thirds or 66 per cent of the US voters do not expect the result of the November 3 election to be declared on the same night, according to a new poll. ... read..

Top Republican urges probe into Trump tax revelations
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
A top Republican lawmaker has urged a probe into the sources of a media report which revealed that President Donald Trump did not pay his income tax for 10 of the 15 years before the 2016 election. ... read..

Democrats unveil scaled-down Covid-19 relief package
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Democrat lawmakers from the US House of Representatives have unveiled a scaled down $2.2-trillion coronavirus relief package in an effort towards clinching a bipartisan deal before the November 3 presidential election. ... read..

911 outages reported across US
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Law enforcement agencies across the US reported 911 outages, which were restored within an hour, according to a media report. ... read..

Indian visitor accused of bribing Dubai policeman
Dubai | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
An Indian visitor to Dubai, who was caught not wearing a mask and flouting the city's Covid-19 rules, has been accused of offering a 3,000-dirham bribe to a policeman, it was reported. ... read..

'Arrivals to Aus from Covid-19 safe nations could quarantine at home'
Canberra | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that people arriving in the country from "Covid-19 safe" nation could be allowed to quarantine at home, than at a hotel. ... read..

40 UK universities report Covid-19 cases
London | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
At least 40 universities across the UK have reported coronavirus cases, resulting in thousands of students self-isolating as the new term begins, it was reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Australia announces digital business plan
Canberra | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The Australian government has invested almost A$800 million to enable businesses to take advantage of digital technologies to grow and create jobs as part of the country's economic recovery plan, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement on Tuesda ... read..

India shames Pak for failure to crack down on terror perpetrators
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
India has urged the international community to redress deficiencies at the global level to ensure that perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks are brought to justice. ... read..

Prepare for 1,500 seriously ill patients by Oct 1: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that hospitals should be ready to treat at least 1,500 seriously ill coronavirus-infected patients by October 1, as the infection rate in the country has continued to increase unabated. ... read..

Indian envoy congratulates newly appointed foreign minister of Comoros
Moroni | September 29, 2020 7:42:23 PM IST
Indian ambassador to Madagascar and Comoros, Abhay Kumar on Tuesday congratulated the newly appointed foreign minister of Comoros Dhoihir Dhoulkamal and wished him a productive tenure. ... read..

Declare Hurriyat Conference leaders as traitors: Gilgit-Baltistan leader appeals to J&K
Islamabad | September 29, 2020 7:42:20 PM IST
Taking offence to the stand of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on the Gilgit-Baltistan issue, Sajjad Raja, chairman of the National Equality Party JKGBL, has appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to declare its leaders to be "TRAITORS". ... read..

Declare Hurriyat Conference leaders as traitors: Gilgit-Baltistan leader appeals to J-K
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 7:42:13 PM IST
Taking offence to the stand of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on the Gilgit-Baltistan issue, Sajjad Raja, chairman of the National Equality Party JKGBL, has appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to declare its leaders to be "TRAITORS". ... read..

EU mulling legal options if UK breaches Brexit treaty
Brussels | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
The European Union (EU) has reiterated of mulling legal options if the UK breaches the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the controversial Internal Market Bill, which will override some parts of the deal, it was reported. ... read..

Pashtuns hold protests against introduction of custom duty on Durand Line
Peshawar | September 29, 2020 7:12:20 PM IST
Pashtuns have been protesting against the Pakistani government for harassing them by introducing customs duty at Angoor Adda crossing point on Durand Line. ... read..

3 killed in Northern California wildfire
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
At least three people were killed, while thousands others were evacuated from their homes due to a massive wildfire in Northern California, according to media reports. ... read..

Britons lose confidence in UK's position: Poll
London | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
A new poll analysing the UK's future relationship with the European Union (EU) has found that just 49 per cent of Britons believe that country is a force for good in the world, down 10 points since April 2019. ... read..

New ban on residential evictions issued in Oregon
Portland | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued a new ban on residential evictions from September 30 through December 31 amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the devastation caused by historic wildfires in the US state, it was reported. ... read..

Xi's China feels like Kim's North Korea as repression mounts in Xinjiang, says scribe
Washington | September 29, 2020 6:12:26 PM IST
Seeing the atrocities inflicted by the Chinese government on the Uyghurs, a Washington Post journalist recalls the constant scrutiny she and her team faced while they were in Xinjiang throwing light upon the crimes against the community by the Chinese Com ... read..

India never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 LAC, says MEA
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 6:12:23 PM IST
India on Tuesday said it has never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 Line of Actual Control, and that the county's position has been consistent and well known to all including China. ... read..

Int' students could soon fly to Aus under pilot programme
Darwin | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:25 PM IST
The government in Australia's Northern Territory (NT) has announced that it was working on a pilot programme to fly in at least 70 international students to its capital city of Darwin from Singapore next month, the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

UN secretary general calls on Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to establish a ceasefire
US | September 29, 2020 5:43:11 PM IST
New York [US], September 28 (ANI/Xinhua): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to take immediate steps to establish a ceasefire. ... read..

Bomb blast in Central Afghanistan kills 15 people
Others | September 29, 2020 3:42:28 PM IST
Moscow/Cairo [Russia/Egypt], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): At least 15 people were killed in a bomb explosion in the central Afghan province of Daykundi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, Tariq Arian, said on Tuesday. ... read..

Victims of 2008 Mumbai, 2016 Pathankot terror attacks are yet to get justice: MEA
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 3:12:24 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said while assisting victims of terrorism, it is important not to lose sight of their right to get justice for the crimes, which were committed against them. ... read..

India protests announcement of elections in 'Gilgit-Baltistan'
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 2:12:33 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has stated that they have seen reports regarding elections to the so-called "Gilgit-Baltistan" Assembly to be held on November 15, 2020 and took strong objection to it. ... read..

Colombia extends selective COVID-19 lockdown until late October - President
Others | September 29, 2020 2:12:20 PM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik) - The Colombian government has decided to extend partial lockdown until late October to prevent mass gatherings amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, President Ivan Duque said. ... read..

Jaishankar to visit Japan on Oct 6 for bilateral consultations, participate in Second India-Australia-Japan-USA Ministerial Meeting
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 2:12:19 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Tokyo from October 6 to October 7, 2020, for bilateral consultations with the Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, an official statement said here on Tuesday. ... read..

Hong Kong officials told to refrain from meeting American diplomats, engaging over phone
Others | September 29, 2020 1:42:16 PM IST
The Hong Kong officials and civil servants have been told not to accept the invitations for the seminars or cocktails receptions from the city's US consulate general without prior approval, as per the new instructions given orally last week by heads of go ... read..

In backdrop of India-China border standoff, Quad to meet in Tokyo on Oct 6
Tokyo | September 29, 2020 1:12:21 PM IST
The foreign ministers of the four-member nations of the 'Quad' will hold talks in Tokyo next month to further boost their cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. ... read..

Trump, Biden set to square off in first Presidential debate
Others | September 29, 2020 12:42:23 PM IST
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden will come face to face on Tuesday for the first round of televised debates to showcase their strengths and expose opponent weaknesses w ... read..

Russia to complete tests of world's heaviest Mi-26T2V helicopter in 2021
Europe | September 29, 2020 12:12:17 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia will complete the acceptance tests of a prototype of the modernised Mi-26T2V helicopter, the heaviest mass-produced helicopter in the world, in 2021, Russian Helicopters Director General Andrey Boginsky ... read..

Final UK-EU post-Brexit round of talks to begin on Tuesday in Brussels
Europe | September 29, 2020 11:42:20 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will formally begin on Tuesday in Brussels the ninth and final round of talks on a post-Brexit free trade treaty that looks even more elusive as both sides keep cr ... read..

India, Japan naval exercise JIMEX-2020 concludes
New Delhi | September 29, 2020 11:12:14 AM IST
The 4th edition of India-Japan maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX, between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), completed three days of exercise, on Monday. ... read..

Pakistani soldiers fighting alongside Azerbaijan troops
Yerevan | September 29, 2020 10:12:14 AM IST
Pakistani soldiers are allegedly fighting alongside the Azerbaijan troops in Agdam, according to a telephonic conversation between two civilians, posted by Free News.AM. ... read..

Trump taxes are 'national security' issue: Nancy Pelosi
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:07 AM IST
The top-ranked Democrat in Washington has called US President Donald Trump's alleged tax avoidance a question of "national security". ... read..

Australian PM announces digital business plan to drive economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic
Others | September 29, 2020 9:42:15 AM IST
Canberra [Australia], September 29 (ANI/Xinhua): The Australian Government has announced a digital business plan to enable businesses to take advantage of digital technologies to grow their businesses and create jobs in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. ... read..

Russia-South Korea trade nears $25 billion: Foreign Minister Lavrov
Others | September 29, 2020 8:42:17 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The volume of bilateral trade between Russia and South Korea has approached $25 billion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. ... read..

UN Chief calls 1 million COVID-19 global death toll 'agonizing milestone'
Others | September 29, 2020 8:42:16 AM IST
New York [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the 1 million global death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) "an agonizing milestone." ... read..

People flock to govt stores to buy onions at reduced prices in Nepal
Kathmandu | September 29, 2020 8:42:13 AM IST
Amid rising prices of onions in the retail market, residents of Kathmandu on Monday afternoon flocked the Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) to buy onions for Nrs. 60 per kilogram. ... read..

COVID-19 expected to stoke slowest growth in over 50 years in East Asia, Pacific and China
Washington | September 29, 2020 8:42:10 AM IST
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to stoke the slowest growth in more than 50 years in East Asia and the Pacific as well as China, World Bank said in an economic update on Monday, stated Reuters. ... read..

Motorway rape occurred because victim travelled late night: Pak police officer tells Senate panel
Lahore | September 29, 2020 8:12:24 AM IST
Pakistan police officer Umar Sheikh, who recently stoked controversy by faulting the victim for the rape incident on Lahore-Sialkot motorway, has doubled down on his remarks in front of Senate human rights panel by saying that the incident took place as t ... read..

European countries request UNSC meeting over clashes between Armenia, Azerbaijan
US | September 29, 2020 8:12:18 AM IST
New York [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Germany and several other European countries at the UN Security Council had sent an official request for a meeting to be convened on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Na ... read..

UK MP Bob Blackman urges not to recognise 'Conservative Friends of Kashmir' group
London | September 29, 2020 8:12:16 AM IST
Expressing concern over the recent formation of Conservative Friends of Kashmir group, Bob Blackman, Member of British Parliament, has objected to any recognition be given to the group. ... read..

COVID-19 : UN deputy chief calls for more USD 35 billion for vaccine, tests
US | September 29, 2020 8:12:14 AM IST
New York [US], September 29 (ANI/Xinhua): UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called on countries to help fill the gap of USD 35 billion in order to meet the global goals of COVID-19 vaccine production, treatments and tests. ... read..

COVID-19: Few Nepal schools re-open after seven months
Kathmandu | September 29, 2020 8:12:13 AM IST
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent rules, the playgrounds in Nepal schools are now seen with children donning masks and maintaining social distance. ... read..

US imposes restrictions on Chinese computer chip manufacturer
Beijing | September 29, 2020 7:42:19 AM IST
The United States has placed new sanctions on exports to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China's maker of computer chips. ... read..

India, Bangladesh to hold JCC meeting today; water sharing, Rohingya on agenda
Dhaka | September 29, 2020 7:42:16 AM IST
The issues related to Rohingya crisis, water sharing in common rivers, energy, connectivity, bilateral trade and border are expected to be on the agenda of a meeting in Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) to be held on Tuesday, Bangladesh ... read..

Pakistan Army officer killed in terror attack in Waziristan
Islamabad | September 29, 2020 7:42:14 AM IST
A Pakistan Army officer was killed in a terrorist attack in the northwest tribal district of South Waziristan, the Army said on Monday night. ... read..

3 children, 2 women killed in rocket attack near Iraq's Baghdad airport
Asia | September 29, 2020 7:12:21 AM IST
Baghdad [Iraq], September 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Three children and two women were killed on Monday when two rockets landed on their house near Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi military said. ... read..

Police departments across US report 911 outage, some restored
Washington | September 29, 2020 7:12:20 AM IST
A number of US police departments around the United States on Monday (local time) reported that their 911 lines are not operational. However, later some police departments also reported having restored the service. ... read..

Global coronavirus death toll crosses 1 million-mark
New York | September 29, 2020 8:12:26 AM IST
The global death toll of COVID-19 has crossed one million-mark, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Jaswant Singh will be remembered for lasting contribution to US-India partnership: State Dept
Washington | September 29, 2020 7:12:14 AM IST
Extending condolences on the demise of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, the United States' state department on Monday said that the former External Affairs Minister will be remembered for his service to the Indian Republic and his lasting contribution ... read..

5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Kermadec Islands
Wellington | September 29, 2020 7:12:12 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted south of the Kermadec Islands here, according to the US Geological Survey. ... read..

Israel reports 2,239 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | September 29, 2020 7:12:17 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], September 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Israel's Ministry of Health reported 2,239 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the tally to 233,265, the state's Ministry of Health said. ... read..

Turkey reports 1,412 daily COVID-19 cases, 315,845 in total
Asia | September 29, 2020 6:12:18 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], September 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases increased by 1,412 on Monday, raising the total number of diagnosed patients to 315,845, the Turkish Health Ministry announced. ... read..

New wildfire in North California forces nearly 50,000 to evacuate
US | September 29, 2020 6:12:14 AM IST
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI/Xinhua): A fast-moving wildfire that burned across Northern California's Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday morning has forced nearly 50,000 residents to flee, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fi ... read..

COVID-19: States to get 150 million tests to re-open economies, schools, says Trump
Washington | September 29, 2020 5:42:13 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday (local time) said that 150 million Abbott rapid point-of-care tests will be distributed to states across the country in the coming weeks. ... read..

Switzerland ready to host high-level meetings between Armenia, Azerbaijan
Europe | September 29, 2020 4:12:13 AM IST
Bern [Switzerland], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said on Monday that Switzerland supported the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' efforts aimed at resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through dialogue and ... read..

Saudi security forces detain 10 terrorist suspects
Middle East | September 29, 2020 4:12:11 AM IST
Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The Saudi Arabian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of forming a terrorist cell, which received military aid from Iran, a spokesman for the kingdom's presidency of state security said on M ... read..

Late Senator John McCain's wife to join Biden's Presidential transition team
US | September 29, 2020 3:42:19 AM IST
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Cindy McCain, widow of the late Senator John McCain, will join Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's transition team, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. ... read..

Nearly 280,000 children in US contracted coronavirus since March
US | September 29, 2020 3:42:18 AM IST
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Nearly 280,000 children in the United States contracted the novel coronavirus since March, making up less than 5 per cent of the country's cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a s ... read..

Activist cries for global community's help to ensure Baloch get their due rights
Geneva | September 29, 2020 3:42:16 AM IST
International community must come together to help the people of Balochistan to get their due rights, said Mama Qadeer, Baloch Veteran Human Rights Defender. ... read..

Major US hospital chain goes offline after cyberattack
US | September 29, 2020 3:42:15 AM IST
Washington [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The US hospital chain Universal Healthcare Services announced in a statement on Monday (local time) that it has gone offline after being a subject to a cyberattack, but its patient care operations have not been ... read..

Azeri-Armenian conflict: Overall death toll rises to 67
Yerevan | September 29, 2020 3:42:14 AM IST
Nagorno-Karabakh's defence ministry on Tuesday said that 27 of its fighters were killed in fighting with Azerbaijan forces, bringing their total military losses to 58. ... read..

Over 60 countries back 2030 Biodiversity Protection Pledge ahead of UN Summit
US | September 29, 2020 3:42:12 AM IST
New York [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Political leaders from more than 60 countries including Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom came together to commit to protecting biodiversity in a pledge released on Monday. ... read..

Trump paid $145K in taxes to India, made $2.3m from projects: Report
New York | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
US President Donald Trump or his company paid $145,400 in taxes to India and received $2.3 million from projects there, according to The New York Times. ... read..

13 dead, 21 injured in bus crash in Mexico
Others | September 29, 2020 3:12:14 AM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], September 29 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 13 people were killed and 21 injured after a passenger bus veered off the road in southeast Mexico and crashed into a wall before daybreak on Monday, according to local authorities. ... read..

International community must unite to raise voice over Pak atrocities against Baloch people: German activist
Geneva | September 29, 2020 2:42:13 AM IST
A community of European states that are represented at the United Nations must unite to raise their voices against Pakistan atrocities on Baloch people, German activist Madam Claudia Wadlich said on Friday. ... read..

Moscow's COVID-19 death toll reaches 5,203
Asia | September 29, 2020 2:42:12 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The death toll from the coronavirus in the Russian capital city of Moscow has reached 5,203, with 23 new fatalities recorded over the past 24 hours, Russia's COVID-19 response center said in an update on Monday ... read..

Japanese activist concerned as Pakistan wants to 'exterminate' Baloch people
Geneva | September 29, 2020 2:12:13 AM IST
Japanese activist Colonel Shun Fujiki has expressed concerns over the atrocities inflicted by Pakistan on people of Balochistan, saying Islamabad wants to "exterminate" the people in the region. ... read..

PM Modi invites Denmark to collaborate on alternative supply chains
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended an invitation to Denmark for joining India, Japan and Australia's joint effort at creating alternative supply chains to China's. ... read..

Activist urges UN to prevent ongoing 'genocide' in Balochistan by Pakistan
Geneva | September 29, 2020 1:12:14 AM IST
Accusing Pakistan of conducting the worst forms of violence and persecution against the people of Balochistan, Chairperson Baloch People's Congress, Naela Quadri Baloch, has urged United Nations to intervene to prevent the ongoing "genocide" in the region ... read..

WHO fears global COVID-19 toll underestimated
Europe | September 29, 2020 1:12:12 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Michael Ryan, the executive director of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Health emergencies program, said on Monday that the current death toll from the coronavirus disease was likely underestimated. ... read..

Activist urges UN to take action against crimes on Baloch people by Pakistan govt
Geneva | September 29, 2020 12:42:14 AM IST
Baloch activist Mazdak Dilshad Baloch has urged the United Nations to take urgent action against the crimes inflicted on the Baloch people by the Pakistan Government. ... read..

PM Modi, Bangladeshi PM likely to meet in December: Report
Dhaka | September 29, 2020 12:42:11 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina are likely to hold a meeting in December, Bangladeshi media reported. ... read..

COVID-19 is a serious global challenge: Denmark PM
Copenhagen | September 28, 2020 11:42:13 PM IST
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Monday said COVID-19 is a serious global challenge and multilateral cooperation will help tackle the pandemic. ... read..

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