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China presents 'systemic challenges' says NATO, vows to counter its rise
Brussels | June 15, 2021 10:44:46 AM IST
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries, has branded China as presenting "systemic challenges" in a statement and vowed to counter Beijing's rise. ... read..


US-based Pak NGOs 'mop up' funds raised to help India in COVID-19 crisis, likely to be used to fund terror, says report
Washington | June 15, 2021 10:14:42 AM IST
United States-based Pakistan-linked charity organisations collected funds in name of helping India in the COVID-19 crisis, however, the donated millions of dollars are likely to be used for "fomenting protests and sponsoring outright terror attacks", acco ... read..


Chile sees 6,234 new COVID-19 cases in single day
Others | June 15, 2021 9:44:35 AM IST
Santiago [Chile], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): Chile on Monday registered 6,234 new daily cases of COVID-19 and 97 more deaths in a day, raising the country's confirmed caseload to 1,482,663 and the pandemic death toll to 30,804. ... read..


Mehul Choksi's lawyers say he missed court date in Dominica due to mental stress
Roseau | June 15, 2021 9:14:36 AM IST
Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi failed to appear in Magistrate's Court in Roseau on June 14 for the commencement of the trial against him over his illegal entry into the Caribbean country, because he was suffering from mental stress and experienced high ... read..


Gas tanker truck explosion kills two in Uzbekistan
Tashkent | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
A gas tanker truck exploded at the filling station in Samarkand region of Uzbekistan, killing two people, the Uzbek Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday. ... read..


Mehul Choksi's lawyers say he misses court date in Dominica due to mental stress
Roseau | June 15, 2021 8:14:34 AM IST
Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi failed to appear in Magistrate's Court in Roseau on June 14 for the commencement of the trial against him over his illegal entry into the Caribbean country, because he was suffering from mental stress and experienced high ... read..


Brazil reports 827 more COVID-19 deaths
Others | June 15, 2021 7:44:28 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 827 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 488,228, the health ministry said Monday. ... read..


Israel drops indoor mask requirement as daily-COVID cases decline
Tel Aviv | June 15, 2021 7:14:33 AM IST
Israel has allowed people to go maskless indoors from Tuesday, as the coronavirus cases in the country are decreasing. ... read..


COVID-19: Pakistan's Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to end two-day lockdown policy
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | June 15, 2021 6:44:35 AM IST
Amid the spread of COVID-19 infection in Pakistan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh governments have decided to end the two-day lockdown policy in the provinces. ... read..


One woman dead, three others injured as car rams into crowd in US Minneapolis
US | June 15, 2021 6:44:34 AM IST
Washington [US], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): A woman died and three people were injured when a car rammed into protesters in Minneapolis, US state of Minnesota, where a Black man was fatally shot this month during an attempted arrest, Minneapolis police said Mo ... read..


NATO treaty 'rock solid, unshakable', says Biden in show of unity ahead of meeting with Putin
Brussels | June 15, 2021 5:44:42 AM IST
In a show of unity ahead of meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden on Monday (local time) said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) treaty is rock solid and unshakable. ... read..


Terrorists carry out 38 attacks on Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone
Others | June 15, 2021 5:14:35 AM IST
Aleppo [Syria], June 15 (ANI/Sputnik): The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 38 times over the past 24 hours, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconci ... read..


Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated against COVID 'as soon as possible'
Brussels | June 15, 2021 4:14:45 AM IST
Raising concern over the COVID-19 situation in the country, US President Biden on Monday (local time) urged Americans who have not yet gotten vaccinated against the coronavirus to do so as soon as possible, pointing that the country has lost nearly 600,00 ... read..


Gunmen kill 10 at bar in central Nigeria
Others | June 15, 2021 3:44:37 AM IST
Abuja [Nigeria], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): Nigerian police on Monday confirmed 10 people were killed at a local bar attacked by gunmen in the country's central state of Plateau. ... read..


Biden eyes to fortify Turkey relations in first meet with Erdogan
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
In a bid to stabilise the troubled ties with Turkey, US President Joe Biden is heading to his first face-to-face meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels. ... read..


COVID-19 vaccination drive resumes in Kathmandu metropolis
Kathmandu | June 15, 2021 3:14:31 AM IST
After a pause of three days, the COVID-19 vaccination drive resumed in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Monday. ... read..


Pakistan Peoples Party holds protest against Imran Khan's govt over 'theft of Sindh's water'
Hyderabad | June 15, 2021 3:14:30 AM IST
Demonstrating against water shortage in Pakistan's Sindh province, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sindh president Nisar Ahmed Khuhro accused the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government of stealing its share in water. ... read..


China's three-child policy won't prevent long-term trend toward lower annual births, says top economist
Beijing | June 15, 2021 2:44:32 AM IST
China's recently-announced three-child policy will not help the country to drastically raise the birthrate, said a top Chinese economist, adding that the country will struggle to raise the retirement age by more than a couple of years by 2025. ... read..


COVID-19: WHO urges countries to bridge 16 billion USD funding gap for ACT Accelerator
Others | June 15, 2021 2:14:37 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries on Monday to close a funding gap of 16 billion US dollars for the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator project, which aims to accelerate the development, ... read..


1 dead, 7 injured as car plows into crowd at mud racing event in Texas
Houston | June 15, 2021 1:14:34 AM IST
A 21-year-old man died and seven others suffered injuries after a car plowed into a crowd at a mud racing event in Texas on Sunday night (local time), said officials. ... read..


Mass vaccination site in Tokyo to offer jabs to police
Tokyo | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Japan government on Monday announced that mass Covid-19 vaccination site in Tokyo will offer jabs to the police, fire fighters, Coast Guard officials, in addition to the elderly in a bid to speed up the country's inoculation drive. ... read..


Final easing of England's Covid curbs to be delayed by a month
London | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Lifting of the remaining restrictions in England will be delayed by a month, a media report said on Monday, adding that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give the details of the postponement at a press briefing later in the day. ... read..


Putin calls Trump 'colourful individual'
Moscow | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his former US counterpart Donald Trump a "colourful individual" during an exclusive NBC News interview which will air on Monday ... read..


People crossing NZ border spike since opening of Trans-Tasman bubble
Wellington | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The number of people crossing New Zealand's border has climbed since the two-way quarantine-free Trans-Tasman travel bubble opened with Australia on April 19, the statistics department Stats NZ said on Monday. ... read..


Trial begins of 2 Americans charged with helping Ghosn flee Japan
Tokyo | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A Tokyo court on Monday began the trial of the two American nationals charged with helping ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while on bail. ... read..


Seoul calls on N.Korea to respond to dialogue offer
Seoul | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
South Korea's Unification Ministry on Monday called on North Korea to respond to Seoul's dialogue offer ahead of the 21st anniversary of the June 15, 2000, joint declaration. ... read..


Japan Airlines begins on-site vaccination for employees
Tokyo | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Flag carrier Japan Airlines Co. on Monday began providing on-site Covid-19 vaccination for its employees, a day after All Nippon Airways Co. started its own inoculation drive becoming the first in the country to start workplace immunisation. ... read..


S.Korean military to conduct defence drill
Seoul | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
South Korea's military will conduct a defence drill in and around its easternmost islets of Dokdo this week, government and military sources said on Monday. ... read..


S.Korean President's approval rating rises: Poll
Seoul | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose 0.2 percentage points over the week to 38.5 per cent, a new poll revealed on Monday. ... read..


Colombian Prez receives 1st dose of Covid vax
Bogota | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Colombian President Ivan Duque confirmed he has received his first dose of a jab against Covid-19 and said that the National Vaccination Plan is continuing its fight to immunise 35 million people in the country. ... read..


Chile begins 2nd round of regional governor polls
Santiago | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The second round of elections for Chile's regional governors, which for the first time will be chosen by a popular vote in the country, began as the country continues to grapple with the Covid pandemic. ... read..


US state sees more deaths than births for 1st time due to Covid
Washington | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the US state of Montana witnessed more deaths than births for the first time since data collection began in 1908. ... read..


Ex-Jordanian Finance Minister charged with sedition
Amman | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Jordan's State Security Court has charged Bassem Awadallah, former Finance Minister and royal court chief, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid with inciting sedition and opposition against the country's regime. ... read..


PM Modi expresses gratitude for Netanyahu, congratulates Bennett
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his gratitude for the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leadership and contribution to India-Israel strategic partnership. ... read..


Pakistan continues unprecedented assault on civil liberties by attacking journalists
Islamabad | June 14, 2021 6:15:02 PM IST
As Pakistan continues to stifle freedom of speech, the country is pursuing an unrelenting assault on journalism as scribes are fired, harassed and assaulted for their critical reporting. ... read..


Novavax's vaccine, also produced by SII, found 90 pc effective against COVID-19 variants
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:15:00 PM IST
US Biotechnology company Novavax on Monday announced that its Covid-19 vaccine provides 100 per cent protection against moderate and severe symptoms of the disease and 90.4 per cent efficacy overall in phase 3 trials. ... read..


India, Japan conduct bilateral naval exercise in Indian Ocean
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:14:54 PM IST
Ships of the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on Sunday participated in a joint naval exercise at the Indian Ocean to realize "Free and Open Indo-Pacific. ... read..


Despite COVID-19 vaccines shortage, Taiwan continues to refuse China's help
Taipei | June 14, 2021 6:14:53 PM IST
Despite Taiwan grappling with a worsening COVID-19 situation and shortage of vaccines, the self-governing island has refused to accept help from China, which claims the island as one of its territories. ... read..


Foreign Ministers of G20 to meet in June end, India to participate in physical meeting
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:14:41 PM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar is set to participate in the Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Minister's meet in Italy later this month. ... read..


Iraqi authorities exhume remains of 123 bodies from 2 mass graves
Baghdad | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Iraqi authorities announced that they exhumed the remains of 123 bodies from two mass graves in the northern province of Nineveh. ... read..


Bomb-laden drone falls on school in Saudi border city
Riyadh | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
A bomb-laden drone fell on a school in the Saudi border city of Asir, the Civil Defence Ministry said. ... read..


G7 'letdown' on triple crises of climate, nature, Covid
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The recently-concluded G7 summit has been a massive letdown on a historic opportunity to tackle the triple crises of climate, Covid and collapse of nature, experts across the globe said on Monday. ... read..


Israel's Arab party leader vows to 'bridge gaps'
Tel Aviv | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Mansour Abbas, leader of the Ra'am party in Israel, has vowed on to advance the interests of the country's Arab citizens from within the new coalition government. ... read..


Sri Lanka arrests captain of burnt MV X-Press Pearl
Colombo | June 14, 2021 5:44:38 PM IST
Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested the captain of the MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire on the outskirts of the Colombo Port last month. ... read..


Selfish, nationalistic approaches marred initial Covid fight: UK PM
London | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that "selfish and nationalistic approaches" had marred the initial global response to the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


13 people dead, 16 wounded in S.Sudan clashes
Juba | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Inter-communal clashes have left 13 people dead and 16 others injured in South Sudan's restive region of Lakes state, local police said. ... read..


'Enforced disappearances' on the rise in Pakistan's Balochistan province
Balochistan | June 14, 2021 5:14:47 PM IST
The cases of "enforced disappearances" are rising in Pakistan's Balochistan as 16 people were reportedly "abducted" by the country's security forces in the month of June alone, said the Balochistan Post. ... read..


Kazakhstan's new decree on human rights reforms may establish effective protection mechanisms
Nur-Sultan | June 14, 2021 5:14:35 PM IST
As part of his political modernisation agenda, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree named "On further human rights measures in Kazakhstan" on June 9. ... read..


UK Foreign Secy urges 'respect' from EU on N.Ireland
London | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has called for "a bit of respect" from the European Union (EU) leaders as he claimed the bloc's senior figures "serially" talk about Northern Ireland "as if it were somehow a different country from the UK". ... read..


US workers quitting jobs at highest rate in decades
Washington | Monday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
More Americans are quitting their jobs than at any other time in at least two decades, which added challenges to companies trying to keep up with the economic recovery, a media report said. ... read..


Jaishankar holds ministerial roundtable meet with Kenyan ministers
Nairobi | June 14, 2021 4:14:40 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday held a ministerial roundtable meeting with Kenyan ministers, wherein he discussed building a comprehensive partnership between the two countries. ... read..


Myanmar forces detaining protesters' families
Kolkata | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Myanmar security forces are arbitrarily arresting and detaining family and friends of activists, protesters and opposition members. ... read..


UK PM Johnson to delay lifting Covid-19 restrictions
London | June 14, 2021 3:44:53 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday is expected to delay lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on June 21 as planned. ... read..


Iraqi anti-terror forces kill 13 IS militants
Baghdad | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said that its forces have killed 13 Islamic State (IS) militants across the country so far this month. ... read..


Pakistan will not take responsibility if things go wrong in Afghanistan, says FM Qureshi
Islamabad | June 14, 2021 3:14:33 PM IST
A few months ahead of the September 11 deadline of US drawdown from Afghanistan, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that his country would not take responsibility if it was blamed for the downturn in the Afghan peace process. ... read..


Over 1,000 illegal migrants returned to Libya: UNHCR
Tripoli | Monday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that more than 1,000 illegal migrants were returned to Libya. ... read..


Bangkok to ease some distancing rules
Bangkok | Monday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Thailand's capital Bangkok is going to ease some distancing rules imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic as the national vaccination program is accelerating. ... read..


Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi's trial begins today
Naypyitaw | June 14, 2021 2:44:45 PM IST
More than four months after a military coup took place in Myanmar, the trial of ousted democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened on Monday with critics denouncing the move as a bogus exercise. ... read..


Biden congratulates Israel's new PM Bennett in phone call
Washington | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden on has offered congratulations to Naftali Bennett after he was sworn in as Israel's new Prime Minister. ... read..


Japan calls off meeting between Suga, S. Korea's Moon over territorial tensions: Reports
Asia | June 14, 2021 1:44:54 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], June 14 (ANI/Sputnik): Japan has unilaterally called off a meeting between Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and South Korean President Moon Jae-in over Seoul's military maneuvers in the East Sea territory to defend the disputed Dokdo Isl ... read..


Japan Airlines begins on-site vaccinations for employees
Asia | June 14, 2021 1:44:43 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Japan Airlines Co on Monday began providing on-site COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees, with the move coming a day after All Nippon Airways Co started its own inoculation drive becoming the first business in Japan ... read..


Kabul blast: 2 female employees of Afghan Film killed
Kabul | June 14, 2021 1:44:40 PM IST
Two female employees of Afghan Film were killed in a blast in Kabul on Saturday. ... read..


Expert committee launched in cooperation with IMD, ICMR to eliminate malaria in India
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 1:14:43 PM IST
Malaria No More, a non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is creating an India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC) to explore a ... read..


Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs arrests mediators who helped in hand over of military outposts to Taliban
Kabul | June 14, 2021 12:44:42 PM IST
Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) on Sunday arrested mediators who helped in the handover of military outposts to the Taliban. ... read..


Pakistan's Gwadar loses shine as Saudis shift billion-dollar oil refinery to Karachi
Karachi | June 14, 2021 12:14:48 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has decided to shift a planned USD 10 billion oil refinery to Karachi from Gwadar, the epicenter of the country's flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, further highlighting the infrastructural deficiencies of the project in the port city ... read..


PM Modi congratulates new Israel PM Naftali Benett
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 11:44:47 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Naftali Benett on becoming the new Prime Minister of Israel. ... read..


Global nuclear warhead stockpile appears to be growing, SIPRI warns
Europe | June 14, 2021 11:44:44 AM IST
Stockholm [Sweden], June 14 (ANI/Sputnik): The overall number of nuclear warheads in global military stockpiles appears to be increasing this year, a new finding released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Monday reveals. ... read..


China challenges US position as the most important partner for Middle East countries
By John Solomou

Nicosia | June 14, 2021 11:44:41 AM IST
Following the US policy shift to disengage from the Middle East region, which started under President Barack Obama and continued and accelerated under Donald Trump, China stepped in to fill the vacuum created and now plays a wider role in the region. Chin ... read..


Will global minimum tax rate reduce Singapore's appeal to foreign, Indian firms?
Asia | June 14, 2021 11:14:41 AM IST
Last week, the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies announced that they have come to a preliminary agreement to set a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15 percent. ... read..


China lambasts G7 unified position on Beijing, says 'small' groups don't rule the world
London | June 14, 2021 9:44:39 AM IST
China on Sunday lambasted G7 unified position on Beijing, saying that the days when a "small" group of countries decided the fate of the world were long gone. ... read..


Bangladesh extends border closure with India till June 30
Dhaka | June 14, 2021 9:44:36 AM IST
Bangladesh on Sunday extended border closure with India till June 30 as the COVID-19 situation in neighbouring districts of the country continued to deteriorate. ... read..


56 COVID-19 patients die in Pakistan in last 24 hours
Islamabad | June 14, 2021 9:14:33 AM IST
Fifty-six coronavirus patients died during the past 24 hours, 52 of whom were under treatment in the hospitals and four out of the hospitals perished in their respective quarantines or homes, according to latest update issued by the National Command and O ... read..


Brazil reports 1,129 more COVID-19 deaths
Others | June 14, 2021 9:14:31 AM IST
Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 1,129 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 487,401, the health ministry said Sunday. ... read..


Former Pak PM Abbasi says new budget is 'fake', warns people of new taxes worth Rs 343 billion
Karachi | June 14, 2021 8:44:35 AM IST
Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday said that the national budget for FY 2021-22 is 'fake' and warned Pakistani people about provisions of new taxes worth Rs 343 billion. ... read..


Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel's new PM, ends Netanyahu's 12 yr rule
Jerusalem | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 AM IST
Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina (United Right) party, was sworn in as new Israeli prime minister on Sunday night, sending Benjamin Netanyahu to the opposition after a record 12-year rule. ... read..


Colombian President receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Others | June 14, 2021 7:44:31 AM IST
Bogota [Colombia], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Colombian President Ivan Duque confirmed on Sunday that he had received his first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and said that the National Vaccination Plan is continuing its fight to immunize 35 million peop ... read..


Bomb-laden drone falls at school in Saudi border city Asir: Defence Ministry
Riyadh | June 14, 2021 7:14:36 AM IST
A bomb-laden drone fell on Sunday at a school in Saudi border city Asir, the country's Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Somali Army says 50 terrorists killed in intensified security operations
Others | June 14, 2021 7:14:33 AM IST
Mogadishu [Somalia], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 50 al-Shabab terrorists have been killed in the past two days as the Somali forces intensified security operations in al-Shabab bases in the central and southern regions of the country, the military said ... read..


Was very gracious, reminded me of my mother: Biden after meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle
London | June 14, 2021 7:14:32 AM IST
US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden met Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Sunday. ... read..


G7 leaders pledge 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to world: UK PM
Cornwall | June 14, 2021 7:14:29 AM IST
The leaders of the Group of Seven nations have pledged over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for the rest of the world - either directly or through funding to COVAX, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced. ... read..


Chile reports 7,529 new cases of COVID-19
Others | June 14, 2021 6:14:36 AM IST
Santiago [Chile], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Chile reported 7,529 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday for a total of 1,476,473, said the Ministry of Health. ... read..


PM Modi to address virtual high-level UN meet on desertification, land degradation, drought today
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:14:31 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a virtual high-level United Nations' dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought on Monday. ... read..


Turkey confirms 5,012 new COVID-19 cases
Middle East | June 14, 2021 3:44:30 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Sunday reported 5,012 new COVID-19 cases, including 454 symptomatic patients, raising the total infections in the country to 5,330,447, according to its health ministry. ... read..


Congratulations pour in from around the world after Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel's PM
Tel Aviv | June 14, 2021 3:44:28 AM IST
From Austria to the United States, wishes poured in from around the world as Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister. ... read..


Naftali Bennett becomes Israel's new PM, ending Netanyahu's 12-year reign
Tel Aviv | June 14, 2021 2:44:30 AM IST
Israeli Parliament on Sunday voted in favour of a precarious coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year historic run as prime minister. ... read..


Chinese authorities launch probe over COVID outbreak in Guangzhou
Beijing | June 14, 2021 2:44:28 AM IST
Chinese investigators have set up a task force to investigate possible dereliction of duty among Guangzhou officials over the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. ... read..


China gets veiled rebuke from Japan, Australia over 'economic coercion'
Cornwall | June 14, 2021 1:44:32 AM IST
In a veiled rebuke against China's assertive behaviour in connection with trade with Australia, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Sunday expressed strong opposition to "economic coercion". ... read..


Chinese lecturer suspended from teaching over views on polygamy
Beijing | June 14, 2021 1:44:30 AM IST
A lecturer from a top Chinese law school has been suspended from teaching after he argued in favour of allowing polygamy, a practice of having multiple spouses, for some intellectuals. ... read..


Japan, Canada 'gravely concerned' over attempts to shift East China Sea's status quo
Cornwall | June 14, 2021 1:14:31 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Sunday expressed grave concerns over any attempts to force a shift in the status quo in the East China Sea. ... read..


Iran reports 8,195 new COVID-19 cases, 3,028,717 in total
Asia | June 14, 2021 1:14:30 AM IST
Tehran [Iran], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Iran reported on Sunday 8,195 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 3,028,717. ... read..


UK reports another 7,490 coronavirus cases
Europe | June 14, 2021 12:44:32 AM IST
London [UK], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Britain reported another 7,490 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,565,813, according to official figures released Sunday. ... read..


Rs 7,622 cr released under Samagra Shiksha scheme: Nishank
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
The Union Ministry of Education has released Rs 7,622 crore so far in 2021-22 to the States and Union Territories (UTs) under the Samagra Shiksha scheme, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday. ... read..


G7 Summit: India only G-20 country on track to meet its Paris commitments, says PM Modi
New Delhi | June 13, 2021 11:14:46 PM IST
On the second day of the outreach sessions of the Group of Seven (G7) summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in two sessions and recalled that democracy and freedom were a part of India's civilizations ethos, informed Ministry of External Affairs ... read..


China asserting authority on foreign companies, calling on tech giants to share data
Beijing | June 13, 2021 11:14:41 PM IST
As China's intense crackdown on its tech companies continues, Beijing is calling on tech giants to share their information with the authorities and asserting its authority over data held by US companies in China as well. ... read..


At least 13 killed, 16 wounded in clashes in South Sudan
Others | June 13, 2021 10:44:35 PM IST
Juba [South Sudan], June 13 (ANI/Xinhua): Inter-communal clashes in Rumbek East have left 13 people killed and 16 others wounded in South Sudan's restive region of Lakes state, local police said on Sunday. ... read..


G7 leaders underscores importance of peace, stability across Taiwan Strait
London | June 13, 2021 10:14:43 PM IST
The leaders of the G7 countries on Sunday underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and encouraged the peaceful resolution of cross-Strait issues. ... read..


Afghanistan reports 1,597 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | June 13, 2021 10:14:32 PM IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], June 13 (ANI/Xinhua): Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry has registered 1,597 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 91,458. ... read..


Carrie Lam urges HK residents to get vaccinated
Hong Kong | Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday urged residents of the city to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in an effort to allow the global financial hub to return to normal at an early date. ... read..


COVID-19 cases rise to 145,603 in Myanmar
Asia | June 13, 2021 9:44:44 PM IST
Yangon [Myanmar], June 13 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar surged to 145,603 on Sunday with 373 new confirmed cases reported in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports. ... read..


India says will study Biden's infrastructure plan that rivals China's Belt and Road Initiative
By Naveen Kapoor

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 10:14:47 PM IST
India has said that it will study the US President Joe Biden's 'Build Back Better' global infrastructure initiative proposal announced at the G7 summit as an alternative to China's Belt and Road (BRI). ... read..


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