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Australian airline Qantas extends flight cancellations in COVID-19

Australia's national airline Qantas on Tuesday extended international flight cancellations till the end of July, but said that it was in a strong position to endure disruptions caused by COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/5 11:14:44

Thailand reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, no death

Thailand on Sunday reported three new COVID-19 cases and no death.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/3 16:59:40

Gunshots fired from DPRK hit S.Korean guard post: South Korea military

Multiple gunshots fired from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) hit a South Korean guard post in the inter-Korean border, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/3 12:33:29

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un cuts tape for factory completion

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a phosphatic fertilizer factory on Friday, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/2 8:34:17

Japan's 2nd COVID-19 wave from US, Europe: research

Research in Japan shows the peak of a new coronavirus outbreak in the country starting in March may be triggered by imported infections from Europe and the US, adding to evidence of how Europe and the US failed to curb the spread of the coronavirus and dragged down the worldwide fight against the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/29 22:58:40

Australia marks 250th anniversary of Cook's landing in muted fashion

The 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's contentious landing in Australia went largely unmarked Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of long-planned commemorative events.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/29 18:43:40

Bondi Beach in Australia's Sydney reopens after being closed due to COVID-19

Hundreds of Aussies flocked to the water on Tuesday as the iconic Bondi Beach reopened for surfers and swimmers after being closed due to COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/29 12:19:24

Pakistani younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp in 2019, she had no idea that it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in Pakistan.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/28 18:33:40

UN chief calls on Yemenis to resolve differences through inclusive dialogue

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned in Yemen to resolve their differences through an inclusive dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 14:17:30

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine set for human trials in Australia

An Australian research clinic revealed on Tuesday it will seek volunteers to trial a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China-based global biotechnology company, Clover Biopharmaceuticals.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 14:09:50

India's COVID-19 death toll rises to 934 as total cases reach 29,435

India's federal health ministry Tuesday morning said 48 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 1,055 positive cases were reported since Monday evening across the country, taking the number of deaths to 934 and total cases to 29,435.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 12:35:09

S.Korea's consumer sentiment worsens to lowest in 11 years

Sentiment among South Korean consumers over economic situations worsened to the lowest in more than 11 years on worry about the COVID-19 outbreak, central bank data showed Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 11:46:36

Labor party agrees to join Netanyahu coalition

Israel's left-wing Labor party, traditionally a staunch opponent of right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, voted Sunday to join a coalition government he is set to lead.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/27 20:48:40

New Zealand volcano disaster victims to sue cruise ship firm

Survivors of New Zealand volcano eruption in 2019 are planning to sue cruise ship company Royal Caribbean for failing to warn of the risks involved in touring the area, lawyers said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/27 20:23:40

S.Korea's ex-strongman on trial for libel regarding 'satan' remarks

Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan went on trial Monday for defaming an activist priest who documented a brutal crackdown by his troops on pro-democracy demonstrators in Gwangju.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/27 20:03:42

Nearly 2 million Australians download coronavirus tracing app within hours of its release

Nearly two million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval rating soared on his pandemic response.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/27 19:58:40

Iran says unable to receive FIFA financial support due to sanctions

The Iranian Football Federation said that it is unable to receive financial assistance from FIFA due to sanctions against the country's banking system, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 15:15:03

Kyrgyz vice PM praises Chinese medical team's contribution to fight against COVID-19

The Chinese medical team, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan on April 20, has made important contributions to the host country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, Vice Prime Minister Aida Ismailova said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 15:10:20