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Other countries might "take similar measures" against US companies: China on TikTok
Beijing | August 4, 2020 6:42:10 PM IST
China on Tuesday said the US should be wary of its decisions on acquiring ByteDance as other counties might soon "take similar measures against any American company under the pretext of protecting national security." ... read..


More than 1 billion school children worldwide affected by COVID-19: UN Chief
US | August 4, 2020 6:12:00 PM IST
New York [USA], August 4 (Sputnik/ANI): The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. ... read..


Dalai Lama expresses condolence over demise of Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 5:42:06 PM IST
Dalai Lama on Tuesday expressed his condolence over the demise of Northern Irish politician and Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume. ... read..


India, Russia discuss issues of interaction for SCO, RIC, BRICS meet
Moscow | August 4, 2020 5:42:00 PM IST
India and Russia on Tuesday discussed the issues that will be taken up between both countries at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), RIC (Russia-India-China) and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) platforms. ... read..


Bhutan foreign minister wishes speedy recovery of Amit Shah
Thimpu | August 4, 2020 5:41:56 PM IST
Bhutan Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji on Tuesday wished for a speedy recovery of Union Home Minister Amit Shah who was recently tested COVID-19 positive. ... read..


Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Hurricane Isaias made a landfall in the US state of North Carolina, leading to floods and damages on its way up the coast. ... read..


Another US diplomat in Cambodia tests COVID-19 positive
Phnom Penh | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Cambodian authorities on Tuesday confirmed that another US diplomat has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected Americans in the country to four. ... read..


Calls to suspend UK lawmaker grows over rape allegations
London | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Calls to suspend a lawmaker from the UK's ruling Conservative Party grew over allegations that he raped a young House of Commons (lower house of Parliament) researcher. ... read..


German Prez urges caution amid increasing COVID-19 cases
Berlin | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens to "show consideration, caution and responsibility" in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in the country. ... read..


71% African-Americans know people mistreated by police: Poll
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Up to 71 per cent of African-Americans said they personally knew "some" or "a lot of" people who were mistreated by the police, a much higher figure than among other racial groups in the US and twice the rate among white Americans, according to a new poll ... read..


Egypt rejects Ethiopia's 'unilateral move' over Nile dam
Cairo | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Egypt has reiterated its rejection against any "unilateral move" by Ethiopia to fill the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River without reaching an agreement with the downstream countries. ... read..


Masks now mandatory in outdoor places across French cities
Paris | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The French authorities have ordered people to wear face masks in outdoor public places in many major cities as the COVID-19 spread and the admission to intensive care units have increased again after a month-long decline. ... read..


Parents are ultimate decision makers on sending kids to school: Cuomo
New York | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Parents are the "ultimate decision makers" on whether or not they want to send their children to school, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo said. ... read..


ISIS Khorasan branch new leader is Pak-based Haqqani Network terrorist: Afghan minister
Kabul | August 4, 2020 3:41:58 PM IST
Shahab Almahajir, the new leader of ISIS Khorasan branch, is a Pakistan-based Haqqani Network terrorist, said Afghanistan acting interior minister Masoud Andrabi. ... read..


UNSC to focus on counter-terrorism issues in August
United Nations | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
UN Security Council (UNSC) is expected to have focus on counter-terrorism issues in August, it was reported. ... read..


Trump slams NY prosecutor's probe over his tax returns
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump called a New York City prosecutor's inquiry into his tax returns an attempt by Democrats to damage him in the election year. ... read..


China expresses hope that India will treat Confucius Institutes in 'objective and fair manner'
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:11:58 PM IST
China on Tuesday expressed hope that India will treat Confucius Institutes in an "objective and fair manner". ... read..


Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in China
Beijing | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
Hagupit, the fourth typhoon of this year, made landfall China's Zhejiang province on Tuesday, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said. ... read..


Kashmiris suffer most at the hands of Pakistan backed terrorists, say PoK leaders
Bern | August 4, 2020 2:42:03 PM IST
As people in Jammu and Kashmir are observing the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370, exiled political leaders and activists from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) have accused Islamabad of instigating unrelenting violence along the Line of Contr ... read..


Global COVID-19 cases top 18.1 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 18.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 691,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Several regional powers pursuing hedging strategies in Afghanistan: Former US State Dept analyst
Islamabad | August 4, 2020 2:12:11 PM IST
Several regional powers are pursuing hedging strategies in Afghanistan by backing the Kabul government and also aiding the Taliban, said former US State Department analyst Marvin G Weinbaum. ... read..


Nepal increases security along Indian border in Darchula
Kathmandu | August 4, 2020 2:12:00 PM IST
Nepal has stationed a battalion of Armed Police Force (APF) along the border with India in Darchula district, which lies near the Indian territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura. ... read..


Women essential in fight against COVID-19 pandemic: UN
United Nations | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
The full participation of women is essential for an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and also in the advancement of peace processes, said a UN policy brief released. ... read..


US Houston to issue $250 fine for mask order violations
Houston | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
Houston, the largest city in the US state of Texas, will issue fine of $250 to those who violate the mask order, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. ... read..


White House mandates random coronavirus tests for staffers
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
The White House is mandating random coronavirus testing for staffers after President Donald Trump's national security adviser Robert O'Brien and several others working in the White House complex tested positive for the virus last month, local media report ... read..


East Turkistan Government-in-Exile lauds US sanctions against XPCC
Washington | August 4, 2020 1:42:00 PM IST
The East Turkistan Government-in-Exile has lauded the United States decision to levy sanctions on the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), for its role in China's brutal campaign of colonisation and genocide of minorities. ... read..


Israeli airstrikes hit Syrian army targets
Jerusalem/Damascus | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST
Israeli helicopters fired missiles on Syrian military positions in the southern province of Quneitra, according to Israel's military and Syrian state news agency SANA. ... read..


Saudi Arabia concludes Hajj amid COVID-19 pandemic
Riyadh | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's health authorities said no coronavirus cases were reported at the holy sites during this year's Hajj. ... read..


Israeli, US air forces hold joint exercise
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
Israel said its air force held a joint military exercise with the United States Air Forces Central Command for the second time in 2020. ... read..


Beijing actions along LAC jeopardised India-China relations, says Chinese dissident
Washington | August 4, 2020 12:42:11 PM IST
The cordial relationship that India and China had built over the past years has been jeopardised due to Beijing's actions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader. ... read..


Israeli PM says West Bank annexation "isn't off the table"
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2020 12:15:06 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his plan to annex portions of the Israeli-occupied West Bank "isn't off the table" yet. ... read..


Beijing actions along LAC jeopardised Indo-China relations, says Chinese dissident
Washington | August 4, 2020 12:12:00 PM IST
The cordial relationship that India and China had built over the past years has been jeopardised due to Beijing's actions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader. ... read..


US, Poland agree on enhanced defence cooperation
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST
The Pentagon said that the United States and Poland had completed negotiations on the Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), which would enable increased US military presence in the central European country. ... read..


Netanyahu warns Israel will hit back any attacks
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:05 AM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that his country will attack "anyone who tries to attack us," a day after Israel said it killed "terrorists" near the Syrian border. ... read..


Pakistan continues to inflict damage through disinformation campaign regarding COVID-19: Indian envoy to UN
By Reena Bhardwaj

New York | August 4, 2020 11:11:56 AM IST
Countries like Pakistan continue to inflict damage by spreading disinformation in context to COVID-19 to foment division and create disharmony among communities, said Indian envoy to the United Nation, Ambassador TS Tirumurti. ... read..


Wildfire in US Northern California 40% contained
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST
Firefighters have contained a wildfire in Colusa County of US Northern California, officials said. ... read..


Pak's attempts to involve UN in J-K issue has not 'borne fruit': Indian envoy to UN
By Reena Bhardwaj

New York | August 4, 2020 10:11:57 AM IST
Pakistan's attempts to involve the United Nations in the context of Jammu and Kashmir has not "borne fruit" and has been strongly refuted by India at every turn, said TS Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations. ... read..


Beijing will retaliate if Chinese journalists forced to leave US: Global Times editor
Beijing | August 4, 2020 9:42:03 AM IST
China will retaliate if all Chinese journalists based in the United States are forced to leave the country, Chinese state media Global Times' Editor in Chief Hu Xijin said on Tuesday. ... read..


Pakistan nerve centre of terrorism, home to largest number of designated terror entities: Indian envoy to UN
By Reena Bhardwaj

New York | August 4, 2020 9:11:57 AM IST
Calling Pakistan a nerve centre of terrorism, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, has lashed out at Islamabad for harbouring terror groups, saying it is home to the largest number of listed terrorists internati ... read..


COVID-19 pandemic "once in a century", but still "in our hands": WHO
Geneva | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is "a once-in-a-century health crisis," but it is still "in our hands." ... read..


UK's Covid count reaches 305,623
Europe | August 4, 2020 8:11:59 AM IST
London [UK], Aug 4 (Sputnik/ANI): More than 900 new coronavirus cases were registered in the United Kingdom in the past 24 hours with the total number of positive cases in the country now standing at over 305,600, according to the Department of Health and ... read..


China reports 36 new coronavirus cases
Beijing | August 4, 2020 8:11:58 AM IST
China has reported over 36 coronavirus new cases in the past 24 hours, the country's National Commission said on Tuesday. ... read..


Spain's embattled ex-King Juan Carlos to leave country
Madrid | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:05 AM IST
Spain's former king Juan Carlos will leave the country, the royal palace has announced, weeks after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. ... read..


With 561 more fatalities, coronavirus death toll in Brazil rises to 94,665
Brasilia | August 4, 2020 7:11:58 AM IST
With 561 COVID-19 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll in Brazil rose to 94,665, Xinhua reported citing country's health ministry. ... read..


H1-B visa should be used for top highly paid talent to create American jobs, not inexpensive labour programme: Trump
Washington D.C. | August 4, 2020 7:11:57 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new Executive Order on aligning federal contracting and hiring practices with the "interest of American workers". It called for prohibiting American employers from using H-1B workers to displace Americans in o ... read..


Trump says he can issue executive order on mail-in ballots if necessary
US | August 4, 2020 7:11:55 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], Aug 4 (Sputnik/ANI): US President Donald Trump says that an executive order on mail-in voting is an option should the need for it arise. ... read..


Indian envoy in Afghanistan meets Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, deliberates importance of strengthening regional consensus
Kabul | August 4, 2020 5:11:54 AM IST
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with Vinay Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Kabul, on Monday afternoon wherein the two sides deliberated importance of further strengthening regional consensuses on the Afghan peace p ... read..


Beijing cannot be allowed to export its authoritarian governance model, says Pompeo
Washington D.C. | August 4, 2020 4:11:54 AM IST
Hitting out at China over the implementation of controversial national security law in Hong Kong, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that Beijing cannot be allowed to export its authoritarian governance model. ... read..


Welcome news that foreign universities may establish campuses in India, says US
Washington | August 4, 2020 3:42:04 AM IST
The United States on Monday said it welcomes India's new policy which allows foreign universities to establish campuses in India and Indian universities to do the same overseas. ... read..


House Republicans ask Pompeo for classified briefing on TikTok, other China-linked firms
US | August 4, 2020 3:42:01 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], Aug 4 (Sputnik/ANI): US House Republican Leaders called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to provide a classified briefing on the Chinese video-sharing social networking service TikTok and other technology companies with alleged ties ... read..


France not to ratify extradition treaty signed with Hong Kong
Paris | August 4, 2020 3:41:54 AM IST
France on Monday said it will not ratify the extradition agreement it signed on May 4, 2017 with Hong Kong following the implementation of draconian national security law in the erstwhile British colony. ... read..


Mike Pompeo, Taliban deputy chief discuss intra-Afghan talks over video-call
Kabul | August 4, 2020 2:42:00 AM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar discussed the start of the intra-Afghan talks and the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported citing the group's spokesman Suhail Shaheen. ... read..


ISIS storming Afghan jail resembles previous terror attacks by Pakistan trained Taliban
Kabul | August 4, 2020 1:41:54 AM IST
Captured members of the ISIS and Taliban from Pakistan are speculated to be among several hundreds of inmates who escaped from the Jalalabad prison, following an attack for which dreaded terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility. ... read..


Happy to see end of Ayodhya conflict: South Korean Envoy
By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | August 3, 2020 11:42:04 PM IST
South Korean Ambassador to India Shin Bong-kil on Monday said he is relieved to see a final end of the conflict on Ayodhya as it has an important relationship with Seoul. ... read..


Pompeo, Indonesia counterpart review defense ties over China's sea claims: Pompeo
US | August 3, 2020 11:42:00 PM IST
Washington DC [USA], August 3 (Sputnik/ANI): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo discussed with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi bilateral defence ties between and regional tensions over China's claim that it owns most of the South China Sea, th ... read..


South Korea to soon establish Korean language institute in Delhi: South Korean Envoy
New Delhi | August 3, 2020 11:41:58 PM IST
South Korean Ambassador to India Shin Bong-kil on Monday said that Seoul is considering extending help to establish a Korean language institute in Delhi. ... read..


China reciprocates New Zealand's suspension of extradition agreement with Hong Kong
Asia | August 3, 2020 11:12:01 PM IST
Beijing [China], August 3 (Sputnik/ANI): Hong Kong has suspended the agreements on the mutual extradition of suspects and criminal justice cooperation with New Zealand in a reciprocal response to Wellington, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin ... read..


One Indian among 8 dead in Nepal landslide
Kathmandu | August 3, 2020 11:11:58 PM IST
At least eight people, including an Indian national, have died due to a landslide in Melamchi of Sindhupalchok District in central Nepal on Monday morning. ... read..


China condemns US sanctions against Xinjiang's XPCC: Beijing
Asia | August 3, 2020 10:11:57 PM IST
Beijing [China], August 3 (Sputnik/ANI): China calls on the United States to cancel sanctions against the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and stop interfering in Beijing's domestic affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin ... read..


COVID-19 scheme offering UK diners 50% off comes into force
London | Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Diners across the UK will be able to enjoy half-price meals throughout August from Monday, as part of a government scheme aimed at boosting restaurants and pubs after the COVID-19 lockdown. ... read..


New Zealand preparing airport for travel bubble
Auckland | Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Auckland International Airport in New Zealand will be separated into two zones in preparation for a potential air corridor between the country and the Cook islands, it was announced on Monday. ... read..


Woman injured by whale at Australian tourist spot
Canberra | Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
A woman has suffered serious injuries after being struck and injured while swimming with humpback whales off the coast of Western Australia, it was reported on Monday. ... read..


Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies
Dublin | Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Former Irish politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said in a statement. ... read..


Tokyo's daily COVID-19 cases drop for 2nd consecutive day
Tokyo | Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday confirmed 258 new COVID-19 cases, with the number declining for a second consecutive day after the Japanese capital witnessed record surges last week. ... read..


Indian officials should be given opportunity to give their stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav: Islamabad HC
Islamabad | August 3, 2020 9:11:58 PM IST
Islamabad High Court on Monday said that the Indian officials should be given an opportunity to give their stance on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on the death row in Pakistan. ... read..


Data leak reveals Iran's cover-up of COVID-19 deaths
Tehran | Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
A data leak has revealed that the number of coronavirus deaths in Iran is nearly triple than what the government claims, a BBC investigation has found. ... read..


Hundreds still without power in Florida due to storm
Miami | Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Some 1,840 people in Florida remained without power because of the tropical storm Isaias, local media reported. ... read..


1,300 firefighters battling massive California wildfire (Ld)
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
More than 1,300 firefighters, backed by helicopters and water-dumping planes, were battling a massive wildfire in Southern California that has forced thousands of people from their homes east of Los Angeles. ... read..


Ex-Pope Benedict 'seriously ill with shingles'
Vatican City | Monday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly seriously ill with shingles after returning to the Vatican from a trip to Germany where he was visiting his dying brother, media reports said on Monday. ... read..


UK to launch 2 new 90 min COVID-19 tests
London | Monday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that the country will launch two new tests which can detect the novel coronavirus in 90 minutes in hospitals, care homes and laboratories, it was reported on Monday. ... read..


Cuomo calls on local govts to prepare for tropical storm Isaias
New York | Monday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged local governments to be prepared for the possible tropical storm Isaias, which is expected to lash the state from Monday night to Tuesday morning, according to media reports. ... read..


China official in HK to discuss poll postponement
Beijing | Monday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
A top Chinese official on Hong Kong affairs is here to meet various sectors, including legal experts, on the postponement of the city's Legislative Council (Legco) elections, the a media report said on Monday. ... read..


Biden slightly ahead in North Carolina, Georgia: Poll
Washington | Monday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden was slightly ahead of US President Donald Trump in the two southern states of North Carolina and Georgia, where the latter won in the 2016 election, according to a new poll. ... read..


Afghanistan President expresses gratitude to PM Modi for timely food, medical assistance
New Delhi | August 3, 2020 7:12:02 PM IST
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the timely supply of food and medical assistance to meet the requirement in Afghanistan. ... read..


Over 56,000 Indian expats leave Oman due to COVID-19
Muscat | Monday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
More than 56,000 Indian expats have had to leave Oman, after residing in the Gulf country for years, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which led to many being unemployed, a media report said. ... read..


No silver bullet for COVID-19 at present, there might never be: WHO
Geneva | August 3, 2020 6:42:03 PM IST
A number of coronavirus vaccines are now in phase three of clinical trials but "there's no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation Director-General said on Monday. ... read..


Fierce competition starts between US, China for energy corridors in Central Asia
Beijing | August 3, 2020 6:42:01 PM IST
As the US has called "for a new alliance of democracies" to counter China's aggressive policies, Beijing has begun adding more potential new trade and energy corridors linking Central Asia with South Asia and the Middle East. ... read..


Indian engineer falls to death in Sharjah
Sharjah | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
A 24-year-old Indian engineer fell to his death from the sixth floor of a building in Sharjah, a media report said on Monday. ... read..


Australian state at war with COVID-19: Treasurer
Canberra | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Monday said the state of Victoria was at "war" with the COVID-19 pandemic as it continued to be the worst-hit with the number of confirmed cases increasing at an alarming rate. ... read..


Russia registers 5,394 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours: Response Center
Asia | August 3, 2020 4:42:02 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], August 3 (Sputnik/ANI): Russia has registered 5,394 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours (5,427 yesterday), bringing the cumulative total to 856,264, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Monday. ... read..


18-hour long fight between Afghan forces, terrorists end, 29 killed
Jalalabad | August 3, 2020 4:42:00 PM IST
The fight between Afghan forces and terrorists in Nangarhar prison in Jalalabad, which claimed at least 29 lives, has ended after almost 18 hours, reported TOLO news on Monday. ... read..


Philippines tightens lockdown due to surge of COVID-19 cases
Manila | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
A stricter lockdown will come into force from Tuesday in the Philippines requiring residents of Metro Manila and four nearby provinces to stay at home due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. ... read..


40 people test COVID-19 positive on Norway cruise liner
Oslo | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Norwegian authorities are tracing passengers from recent Arctic voyages after at least 40 crew and passengers from a luxury cruise liner tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the country's public health department said. ... read..


California reports over 9,000 new single-day COVID-19 cases
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
California, the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, witnessed a record surge of 9,032 new cases in 24 hours, health authorities said. ... read..


8 missing US troops presumed dead as rescue operation ends
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Eight US troops, who went missing in a training accident last week, have been presumed dead as search and rescue operation off the California coast has ended, the military said. ... read..


21 people killed in fight between Afghan forces, ISIS terrorists in Jalalabad
Jalalabad | August 3, 2020 2:42:03 PM IST
At least 21 people have been killed so far in ongoing fighting between Afghan security forces and terrorists who raided a jail overnight. ... read..


'Erdogan is openly calling for re-establishment of caliphate in Turkey'
Tel Aviv | August 3, 2020 2:12:02 PM IST
Ever since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reconsecrated the Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO world heritage site and museum, as a mosque, critics have questioned whether the move is a long-running attempt to undo Turkish secularism or an effort to bring cal ... read..


Israel reports 597 new COVID-19 cases, totalling 72,815
Jerusalem | Monday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
Israel's Ministry of Health reported 597 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 72,815. ... read..


Israel says it thwarts 'terror squad' from Syria
Jerusalem | Monday, 2020 12:45:06 PM IST
Israel's army said its troops attacked a "terror squad" that attempted to plant explosive devices near the disputed border between Syria and Israel. ... read..


Terrorists attacked prison compound in Jalalabad; 3 killed, operation underway
Jalalabad | August 3, 2020 12:42:03 PM IST
Terrorists have attacked a prison compound in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad and a battle with security forces is underway. ... read..


Mass unemployment amid pandemic in China emerges as biggest challenge for CCP
Beijing | August 3, 2020 12:12:01 PM IST
China is witnessing worst economic shrinkage in decades due to sluggish domestic consumption and low export demand amid the pandemic. One of the fallouts of the slow economy is the loss of jobs. ... read..


Over 8,000 residents evacuated over wildfire in Southern California
Los Angeles | Monday, 2020 11:45:07 AM IST
A fast-growing wildfire in Riverside County of Southern California forced around 8,000 local residents to be evacuated, the authorities said. ... read..


Germany confirms 509 new COVID-19 cases, total count stands at 2,10,402
Asia | August 3, 2020 11:12:05 AM IST
Berlin [Germany], Aug 3 (Sputnik/ANI): Germany confirmed 509 new COVID-19 cases and seven new coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24-hour period, the Robert Koch Institute, which is responsible for disease control and prevention in Germany, said on M ... read..


Syrian govt slams oil deal between Kurdish militia, US firm
Damascus | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST
The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned a deal signed recently between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and a US oil company to modernize the oil industry in areas controlled by the U.S.-backed SDF in northeastern Syria, the state news agency ... read..


Job prospects for foreigners dim as Singapore unemployment rise
Asia | August 3, 2020 10:42:05 AM IST
Singapore's total employment contracted dramatically, and retrenchment doubled as earlier warnings that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will severely impact the economy and labour market started showing up in job numbers. ... read..


'Turkey's number of severe COVID-19 cases under control'
Ankara | Monday, 2020 10:15:07 AM IST
Turkey's number of serious ill COVID-19 patients seems to be under control, Turkish health minister said. ... read..


China sidelines Pakistan govt, manipulates law to acquire control over democratic, economic system: Report
Asia | August 3, 2020 10:12:02 AM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping is all set to sideline the democratically elected representatives and civil servants of debt-ridden Pakistan to expand his direct influence over the political and economic processes of the country, according to Hong Kong-based ... read..


Baloch activists hold protest in Germany against human rights violations in Balochistan
Hannover | August 3, 2020 10:11:56 AM IST
The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) held a protest in Hannover against the recent brutal killing of five abducted Bugti tribesmen by the Punjab police in Rajanpur, some 400 km from Lahore. ... read..


Global COVID-19 cases cross 18 million-mark
Asia | August 3, 2020 9:42:03 AM IST
New York [US], Aug 3 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of coronavirus cases confirmed all over the world has surpassed 18 million, while the global COVID-19 death toll stands at over 687,000 according to data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resour ... read..


Iranian prez voices hope for durable peace in Afghanistan
Theran | Monday, 2020 8:45:06 AM IST
The Iranian president expressed hope that dialogue among Afghan political groups will result in durable peace in Afghanistan, official IRNA news agency reported. ... read..


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