Monday, November 30, 2020

Canada extends security review of Chinese state firm's gold mine bid
Ottawa | November 30, 2020 3:12:36 AM IST
Amid the tensions between the two countries, Canada has extended a security review of the Chinese takeover of a strategically important Canadian gold mining company worth USD 165 million. ... read..

NYC first responders to receive COVID-19 vaccination in December
US | November 30, 2020 3:12:34 AM IST
New York [US], November 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The first vaccines available to some of New York City's first responders could be distributed in a matter of weeks, according to an internal memo of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). ... read..

Turkey records another biggest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths since outbreak
Asia | November 30, 2020 1:42:34 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Turkey has registered as many as 29,281 new coronavirus cases and 185 related deaths over the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily increment in the number of fatalities since the outbreak of the pandemic, th ... read..

Poet and Ambassador Abhay Kumar proposes inscribing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam at UNGA, common earth anthem
Antananarivo | November 30, 2020 1:13:27 AM IST
'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (which means the whole world is a family) and comes from Maha Upanishad, should be inscribed in the premises of the United Nations General Assembly where the world leaders gather in September every year, so that they can understand ... read..

Pakistan's first metro train line, China's gift or debt trap
Islamabad | November 30, 2020 1:13:22 AM IST
Across the globe, people avoid public transport systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan has started commercial operations of its first metro train service in Lahore amidst a fresh wave of coronavirus outbreak. Commuters are going crazy and flocking ... read..

Rocket hits oil refinery in Iraq's Salahudin province
Others | November 30, 2020 1:13:20 AM IST
Baghdad [Iraq], November 30 (ANI/Xinhua): A Katyusha rocket Sunday hit an oil refinery, causing a fire in Salahudin province north of Baghdad, a provincial police source said. ... read..

Murder of Iranian scientist contradicts international, humanitarian Law: Omani Foreign Minister
Middle East | November 30, 2020 12:42:42 AM IST
Muscat [Oman], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The Omani Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, saying that the murder contradicted humanitarian and international law. ... read..

Pakistan Army opens fire at unarmed Pashtuns near Afghan border, several civilians injured
Balochistan | November 30, 2020 12:42:41 AM IST
In yet another incident of state terrorism, the Pakistan Frontier Corps (FC) opened fire on unarmed Pashtuns at Chaman-Spin Boldak (Afghanistan-Pakistan) border gate area. ... read..

Uptick in COVID-19 cases due to Thanksgiving travel likely in US, says Dr Fauci
Washington | November 30, 2020 12:42:36 AM IST
Dr Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert of the US, said on Sunday that there will almost certainly be an uptick in COVID-19 cases after Americans travelled for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings by public health officials, reported The ... read..

Jaishankar calls on UAE Prime Minister, hands over personal communication from PM Modi
Abu Dhabi | November 29, 2020 11:42:40 PM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar on Sunday called on United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and handed over a personal communication from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..

UAE government to set up new cybersecurity council: Prime Minister
Middle East | November 29, 2020 11:12:41 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The government of the United Arab Emirates has decided to establish a new national cybersecurity council, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on Sunday following a cabinet m ... read..

Afghan State Minister says deadly attack in Ghazni shows need for immediate ceasefire
Asia | November 29, 2020 10:42:51 PM IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The bombing attack in Afghanistan's eastern city of Ghazni on Sunday, with dozens of casualties, has demonstrated the urgent need for a ceasefire, Afghan State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, ... read..

Afghanistan: 31 killed in suicide bomb attack in Ghazni province
Ghazni | November 29, 2020 10:42:45 PM IST
At least 31 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Sunday, local health officials said. ... read..

Several PML-N members arrested from Multan ahead of PDM rally
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 10:42:39 PM IST
Opposition alliance Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday claimed that several party members have been arrested from Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Multan for carrying out a 'peaceful rally'. ... read..

PDM chief promises to hold rally, calls arrests of party workers act of "state terrorism"
Multan | November 29, 2020 10:42:38 PM IST
While Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government is hell-bent on stopping the November 30 rally, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed to hold the rally. ... read..

India slams OIC for making 'factually incorrect, unwarranted references' on internal matters including J-K
New Delhi | November 29, 2020 10:12:38 PM IST
India on Sunday came down heavily on the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) and rejected the "factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references" made in the resolutions adopted at the 47th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) session. ... read..

Pyongyang steps up measures along inter-Korean border
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
North Korean authorities have stepped up anti-virus measures along the inter-Korean border and at the sea, state media reports said on Sunday. ... read..

Poland's COVID-19 death toll tops 17,000
Europe | November 29, 2020 9:12:55 PM IST
Warsaw [Poland], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Poland's coronavirus-related death toll has surpassed 17,000 while the COVID-19 case tally is approaching one million, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. ... read..

30 Taliban members killed, 17 injured in clashes with Afghan forces in East
Asia | November 29, 2020 9:12:48 PM IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): 30 members of the Taliban movement, including six commanders, have been killed and 17 others were injured as a result of clashes in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman, the Afghan government army's eas ... read..

Pakistan High Commission official injured in accident at Punjab's Sangrur
Sangrur (Punjab) | November 29, 2020 9:12:45 PM IST
A Pakistan High Commission official, along with an Indian driver, was injured on Sunday after his vehicle rammed into a truck on the way to the Attari border. ... read..

COVID-19-infected woman gives birth to child with antibodies in Singapore
Asia | November 29, 2020 9:12:42 PM IST
A COVID-infected woman in Singapore has given birth to a child with antibodies against the virus. ... read..

Pakistan police launch crackdown against opposition ahead of PDM rally in Multan
Multan | November 29, 2020 9:12:39 PM IST
Ahead of the Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) rally in Multan, the police have launched a crackdown against opposition political workers. ... read..

Missing Indian man in Dubai found
Dubai | Sunday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
An Indian man who was reported missing since November 9 a day after he reached Dubai on a tourist visa, has been found in a hospital in the city, his relatives have confirmed. ... read..

Muslims in Nepal hold anti-China protest demanding justice for Uyghur
Pokhara | November 29, 2020 8:12:41 PM IST
Muslims in Nepal on Sunday organised a protest against atrocities on Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province of China. ... read..

World's loneliest elephant in Pakistan departs for a new home in Cambodia
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 8:42:38 PM IST
After spending 35 years in Islamabad's Marghazar zoo, the 'world's loneliest elephant' Kaavan is set to depart for a new home in Cambodia on Sunday. ... read..

Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 462,407, death toll reaches 6,609
Asia | November 29, 2020 8:12:38 PM IST
Dhaka [Bangladesh], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Bangladesh reported 1,788 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths of the disease on Sunday, bringing the tally to 462,407 and the death toll at 6,609, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. ... read..

30 Afghan policemen killed in suicide car bombing
Kabul | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
At least 30 policemen were killed and over 20 others injured in a suicide car bomb blast that hit a military camp in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Sunday, top officials have confirmed. ... read..

Nigerian Prez condemns attack in northeastern state
Abuja | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned an attack on farmers in the northeastern state of Borno, which has reportedly killed dozens of people. ... read..

Volcano in Indonesia erupts
Jakarta | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
The Ili Lewotolok volcano in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province erupted on Sunday, spewing a column of ash 4,000 metres to the sky, authorities said. ... read..

Peru preparing electoral infrastructure for voters living abroad
Lima | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Peru is preparing the electoral infrastructure to ensure that the nearly 1 million Peruvian nationals living abroad participate in the upcoming general elections scheduled for April 11, 2021, Foreign Minister Elizabeth Astete said. ... read..

Foreign investors withdraw USD 471.7 million from Pakistan's debt market
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 6:42:50 PM IST
Foreign investors have pulled out USD 471.7 million from Pakistan's debt market in the past five months due to lower interest rate and a fresh wave of coronavirus in the country, according to data from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). ... read..

Malaysia reports 1,309 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths
Asia | November 29, 2020 6:42:46 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported 1,309 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 64,485, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. ... read..

Indonesia sets new daily record of COVID-19 cases
Asia | November 29, 2020 6:42:43 PM IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Indonesia has set a new single-day record of the number of COVID-19 cases, the Indonesian Health Ministry said on Sunday. ... read..

PPP leader Ali Qasim Gilani, 30 others arrested ahead of PDM rally
Multan | November 29, 2020 6:42:35 PM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Ali Qasim Gilani and 30 other opposition members were arrested on Sunday ahead of the Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) rally in Multan. ... read..

Resources on standby in anticipation of flash floods in Texas
Houston | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that numerous resources were on standby across the US state in anticipation of potentially severe weather that may led to flash flooding. ... read..

Islamabad, Rawalpindi witness more deaths as COVID-19 rampages through Pakistan
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 6:12:41 PM IST
As the second wave of the COVID-19 rampages through Pakistan, Islamabad and Rawalpindi are reporting an increase in casualties due to the virus. ... read..

Ethiopian PM confirms full control of Tigray region's capital
Addis Ababa | Sunday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has confirmed the "full command" of the conflict-ridden Tigray region's capital, Mekelle, which the completion of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF)'s military operations. ... read..

'England hospitals may risk being overwhelmed without new tiered system'
London | Sunday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Hospitals in England might risk being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases without the new, tougher tier system, a senior UK official has warned. ... read..

UK secures another 2 million doses of Moderna vaccine against COVID-19
Europe | November 29, 2020 5:42:48 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The British government has secured another 2 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine and expects that around 3.5 million people will be able to get vaccinated, the government said in a Sunday statement. ... read..

Turkey observes 2nd weekend lockdown
Ankara | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Turkey observed the second weekend as part of a partial curfew imposed across the country in an effort to to curb the increase in the number of coronavirus cases. ... read..

Flight departs from Bahrain to Chennai under VBM
Manama | November 29, 2020 5:12:41 PM IST
Under the Vande Bharat mission, an Air India flight from Bahrain to Chennai departed from Bahrain International Airport on Sunday, informed the Indian Embassy in Bahrain. ... read..

Philippines logs 2,076 new COVID-19 cases, total nears 430,000
Asia | November 29, 2020 5:12:35 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines on Sunday reported 2,076 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number in the country to 429,864. ... read..

Over 150 arrested in London anti-lockdown protests
London | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
More than 150 people were arrested during protests in London against the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in England, the second of its kind since the onset of the pandemic. ... read..

US surpasses 100,000 new COVID-19 daily cases for 26th consecutive day
Washington D.C. | November 29, 2020 4:42:41 PM IST
At least 100,000 new cases were added to the total number of coronavirus cases in the United States on Saturday (local time) marking the 26th consecutive day the country has topped that benchmark, CNN reported citing the data from Johns Hopkins University ... read..

UK govt appoints vaccine rollout minister
London | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The UK government has appointed Nadhim Zahawi, an MP for Stratford-on-Avon, as a new health minister to oversee rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in England, Downing Street announced. ... read..

Palestine warns against Israeli plan to legalize settlement outposts
Ramallah | Sunday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has warned against the Israeli government's plan to legalize dozens of "illegal settlement outposts" built in the West Bank. ... read..

London Zoo to reopen after Covid-19 lockdown ends in England
London | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
London Zoo, one of the British capital's top tourist attractions, is set to reopen when the second ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in England ends on December 2, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has announced. ... read..

Croatian PM self-quarantines after wife contracts Covid-19
Zagreb | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has begun a 10-day self-quarantine after his wife tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government has announced. ... read..

San Francisco moves to 'Purple Tier' Covid-19 classification
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Amid a continued resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, California authorities have moved San Francisco to the most restrictive 'Purple Tier' in its pandemic classification, forcing most indoor activities to close by Sunday and placing the city under curfew st ... read..

New Yorkers urged to shop locally to support small businesses
New York | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have urged on New Yorkers to shop locally in an effort to support small businesses as the raging Covid-19 pandemic has forced most of them to stay at home during the Thanksgiving ... read..

Afghanistan: 23 killed, 16 wounded in Ghazni suicide bomb attack
Ghazni | November 29, 2020 2:42:59 PM IST
At least 23 people have been killed and 16 other wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Ghazni on Sunday morning, a spokesman for provincial governor Wahidullah Jumazada confirmed. ... read..

Pak scribe says Imran Khan-govt silent on Uyghur persecution but lectures France on religious freedom
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 2:42:42 PM IST
Highlighting the hypocrisy of Pakistan, which remains silent on Uyghur Muslims persecution in China, but lectures France on religious freedom, Pakistan-based journalist Kunwar Khuldune Shahid says Islamabad cannot replicate the apparent religious toleranc ... read..

Aus PM urges top army officers to share blame for Afghan war crimes
Canberra | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for senior defence officers to be held accountable for war crimes allegedly committed by soldiers in Afghanistan. ... read..

North Korea ramps up border restrictions amid COVID-19 pandemic
Pyongyang | November 29, 2020 2:12:56 PM IST
North Korea has enforced stricter control measures at state borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The country has stepped up virus control measures along the inter-Korean border and at sea, Yonhap News citing state media reported on Sunday. ... read..

A tale of two elections: 'Rigged' polls in PoK's Gilgit Baltistan and DDC elections in Jammu-Kashmir
By Amjad Ayub Mirza

Glasgow | November 29, 2020 2:12:55 PM IST
The month of November has witnessed elections in two different parts of the former Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Russia registers 26,683 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
Europe | November 29, 2020 2:12:39 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has registered 26,683 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,269,316, the federal response centre said on Sunday. ... read..

Baloch professor goes missing; Another incident of enforced disappearance?
Khuzdar | November 29, 2020 1:12:39 PM IST
A Baloch professor Liaquat Sani Bangulzai has been "adducted" while travelling to Khuzdar district in Balochistan along with two other university teachers on Saturday, officials said. ... read..

Ecuador registers 1,375 COVID-19 cases, tally at 190,909
Others | November 29, 2020 1:12:36 PM IST
Quito [Ecuador], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Ecuador registered 1,375 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the national count to 190,909, the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) reported on Saturday. ... read..

Germany confirms over 14,000 new COVID-19 cases
Europe | November 29, 2020 1:12:35 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Germany registered 14,611 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, down from 21,695 a day ago, taking the total count to 1,042,700, the Robert Koch Institute said on Sunday. ... read..

US surpasses 100,000 new coronavirus daily cases
Washington D.C. | November 29, 2020 12:42:37 PM IST
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States on Saturday (local time) added at least 100,000 new cases marking the 26th consecutive day the country has topped that benchmark, CNN reported citing the data from Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

S Korea reports 450 more COVID-19 cases, 33,824 in total
Asia | November 29, 2020 12:12:52 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 450 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, taking the total number of infections to 33,824.The daily caseload fell below 500 in four days, but it grew in ... read..

Pak reports new polio case as anti-polio campaign impacted by COVID-19
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 12:12:47 PM IST
Pakistan has reported yet another polio case on Sunday, taking the country's tally of the year to 82. ... read..

Over 150 arrested in London amid anti-lockdown protests
London | November 29, 2020 11:42:36 AM IST
More than 150 people were arrested on Saturday (local time) in London during an anti-lockdown protest, The Hill reported citing Metropolitan Police. ... read..

Pakistan records 2,829 new COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 11:12:39 AM IST
With 43 Covid-related deaths in one day, Pakistan's tally of the pandemic fatalities jumped to 7,985 on Sunday. ... read..

Iran blames Israel for killing top nuclear scientist
Tehran | Sunday, 2020 10:45:07 AM IST
Iran President Hassan Rouhani has blamed Israel for the killing of a top nuclear scientist on Friday, and said it would not slow down the country's nuclear programme. ... read..

'No pressure from Army', says Imran Khan amid protests against military establishment inference in governance
Islamabad | November 29, 2020 10:42:41 AM IST
Amid rising discontent in the country over Pakistan military establishment interference in the politics and governance, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that there has been no pressure from the Army in making the foreign policy. ... read..

1 police officer wounded in IED blast in Kabul
Kabul | November 29, 2020 10:42:40 AM IST
A police officer was wounded in a magnetic IED blast in Kabul on Saturday night, Tolo News reported citing Kabul police spokesperson. ... read..

France sees further fall in COVID-19 hospitalisations as lockdown exit starts
Europe | November 29, 2020 9:12:45 AM IST
Paris [France], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): The COVID-19 hospitalisations in France further declined on Saturday as the country started a three-stage lockdown exit. ... read..

Brazil's Covid death toll tops 172,000
Others | November 29, 2020 8:42:47 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 587 more deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national count to 172,561, the Health Ministry said Saturday.Meanwhile, 51,922 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, taking the nat ... read..

Three killed, one missing as floods hit Italy Sardina Island
Others | November 29, 2020 8:12:37 AM IST
Nuoro [Italy], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Floods in the Nuoro province of Italy's Sardinia island have left at least three people killed and one gone missing, local media reported on Saturday. ... read..

Global COVID-19 cases breaches 62 million mark
Baltimore | November 29, 2020 7:12:39 AM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has breached the 62 million cases mark, as per the latest updates by Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

On November 15 Doha Negotiators agreed on rules: Taliban
Kabul | November 29, 2020 7:12:36 AM IST
The negotiators from parties of the Intra-Afghanistan peace negotiations -- the Taliban and the Afghanistan government -- have agreed on procedural rules with 21 items for the intra-Afghan talks on November 15, said the Taliban Spokesperson on Saturday. ... read..

Negotiators agreed on rules on Nov 15, says Taliban
Kabul | November 29, 2020 6:42:42 AM IST
The negotiators from parties of the Intra-Afghanistan peace negotiations -- the Taliban and the Afghanistan government -- have agreed on procedural rules with 21 items for the intra-Afghan talks, said the Taliban Spokesperson on Saturday. ... read..

Croatian Prime Minister to self-isolate after wife contracts Coronavirus
Europe | November 29, 2020 6:42:39 AM IST
Zagreb [Croatia], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will self-isolate for over one week after his wife tested positive for COVID-19, the country's government has announced. ... read..

Trump says fraud 'Big Part' of Pennsylvania election case
Washington | November 29, 2020 6:12:36 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Saturday that he would again appeal in the court on the election fraud case in Pennsylvania. ... read..

Biden might be risky for Chinese economy, likely to impose sanctions
Beijing | November 29, 2020 5:42:41 AM IST
As tensions between the US and China continue to worsen under the current President Donald Trump's administration due to Beijing's human rights violations and hiding vital information regarding COVID-19, a leading economist said that incoming Biden admini ... read..

Biden announces 3 more members in COVID-19 task force
Washington | November 29, 2020 5:42:38 AM IST
US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday said that he is adding three new members in the Coronavirus task force as cases of the Wuhan-originated virus continue to surge in the US. ... read..

Pompeo says State Dept to 'honour' promise to conduct transition
Washington | November 29, 2020 4:42:36 AM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Department of State will 'honour' the outgoing President Donald Trump administration's "promise" to begin the transition of power with the incumbent Biden administration. ... read..

Jaishankar calls on Seychelles Prez Ramkalawan, reiterates India's resolve to enhance ties
Victoria | November 29, 2020 4:12:35 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who concluded his visit to Seychelles on Saturday, called on President Wavel Ramkalawan where he reiterated India's resolve to further enhance the India-Seychelles strategic partnership in the post-Covid era. ... read..

PPP workers booked for storming into Multan's Qila Qasim Bagh ahead of PDM rally
Multan | November 29, 2020 3:12:39 AM IST
The Police filed a case against the workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party workers for breaking through security barriers set up by the disgruntled Imran Khan government and stormed into Multan's Qila Qasim Bagh on Saturday ahead of the Pakistan Democrati ... read..

UK, France Sign agreement to better tackle illegal migration via English Channel
Europe | November 29, 2020 3:12:37 AM IST
London [UK], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The United Kingdom and France have signed a new agreement on measures aimed at reinforcing the fight against illegal migration via the English Channel, specifically by increasing the number of French coastline offic ... read..

Violent protests in France leave 37 police officers injured
Europe | November 29, 2020 2:42:38 AM IST
Paris [France], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that 37 law enforcement officers have sustained injuries during the protests on Saturday against the new national security legislation. ... read..

60 protestors detained in London for anti-lockdown protests
Europe | November 29, 2020 2:12:46 AM IST
London [UK], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): More than 60 people have been detained in the UK capital during a protest against the government's coronavirus-related lockdown measures, London's Metropolitan Police Service said on Saturday. ... read..

S. Korea confirms first outbreak of bird flu among poultry in 2020
Asia | November 29, 2020 2:12:41 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): South Korea has confirmed this year's first cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in the southwestern province of Jeonbuk, the country's Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on ... read..

Syria Calls on int'l community to condemn killing of Iranian physicist, counter terrorism
Middle East | November 29, 2020 2:12:37 AM IST
Damascus [Syria], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has said that the international community should condemn the attack that claimed the life of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and called on the United Nations ... read..

Japan sees record 2,684 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | November 28, 2020 11:12:50 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Japan recorded 2,684 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since the pandemic started, taking the country's total count to 146,214, the NHK broadcaster reported on S ... read..

Poland's Warsaw hit by protests against abortion ban
Europe | November 28, 2020 11:12:45 PM IST
Warsaw [Poland], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Poland's feminist organization Strajk Kobiet (Women's Strike) has organized a protest in downtown Warsaw on Saturday to draw public attention to the decision of Poland's Constitutional Court to outlaw abortions ... read..

Pradhan invites foreign developers, investors to be part of India's renewable energy journey
New Delhi | November 28, 2020 11:12:41 PM IST
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, on Saturday invited foreign investors, developers and businesses to be a part of India's renewable energy journey. ... read..

EU Parliament Vice President calls for sanctions on Turkey during December summit
Europe | November 28, 2020 11:12:39 PM IST
Brussels [Belgium], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): The European Union should agree on imposing sanctions on Turkey by the year-end in order to deter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from jeopardizing the regional peace any further, European Parliament V ... read..

Multan administration cuts off power connection to venue of PDM public gathering
Multan | November 28, 2020 10:42:42 PM IST
The Multan district administration in Pakistan on Saturday cut off electricity connections to the venue of the Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) public gathering on November 30 in an attempt to create hurdles for the organisers. ... read..

Malaysia reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths
Asia | November 28, 2020 10:42:39 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], November 28 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported 1,315 new COVID-19 infections taking the total to 63,176, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. ... read..

Protest against new security Law in Paris escalates into unrest
Europe | November 28, 2020 10:12:55 PM IST
Paris [France], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): A group of people in black attire have initiated unrest in the French capital during a peaceful demonstration against the draft law criminalizing the display of images of law enforcement officers, a Sputnik corre ... read..

France to promote protection of heritage sites in Nagorno-Karabakh
Europe | November 28, 2020 10:12:47 PM IST
Paris [France], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): French President Emmanuel Macron has reaffirmed its commitment to promote the protection of the heritage sites in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the secretary of state at the French Foreig ... read..

Daughters of two former Pakistan PMs to attend Opposition PDM's Multan rally
Multan | November 28, 2020 10:12:41 PM IST
The opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) Multan rally will be politically significant due to the presence of the daughters of two former Prime Ministers. ... read..

Pakistan Steel Mills employees protest against their sacking by Imran Khan govt
Karachi | November 28, 2020 10:12:38 PM IST
Employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) on Friday staged a sit-in protest at the National Highway against their sacking by the Imran Khan government. ... read..

Khamenei calls for 'punishment' of scientist's murderers
Tehran | Saturday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for the "punishment" of the ones involved in the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country's top nuclear scientist. ... read..

Iran's Khamenei urges 'punishing' of those behind scientist's killing
Middle East | November 28, 2020 9:42:42 PM IST
Tehran [Iran], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday called on the country's authorities to hold accountable those responsible for the killing of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, noting the importance of continuin ... read..

Japan's Suga calls for boosting defence forces' multifunctionality to fight new challenges
Asia | November 28, 2020 9:12:36 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday advocated for strengthening the multifunctionality of the country's self-defence forces against the backdrop of the fight against coronavirus, and the growing imp ... read..

Belarusian Prez hints he may quit
Minsk | Saturday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
After months of unrest following his disputed re-election in August, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has hinted that he may step down after being in power for 26 years, the media reported. ... read..

Trump lashes out at reporter over election query
Washington | Saturday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump lashed out at a reporter and called him "lightweight" after the latter questioned the President over the November 3 election outcome which has projected Democrat Joe Biden as the winner. ... read..

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