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Urgent actions on Jammu, Kashmir needed: Pakistani Ambassador


Pakistan's Ambassador to China urged necessary actions be taken to ease the suffering of Kashmiri people, a year after India abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mongolia authorities confirms teenage boy died of plague

A suspected case of plague in western Mongolia has been confirmed by lab test results, the country's health ministry reported on Tuesday.

Filming locations of hit suspense show become popular tourist attractions

The filming locations of the Chinese hit crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids have become popular tourist attractions among its fans, with many Chinese netizens saying that the well-received TV series not only brings joy to audiences, but can also boost ...


Friendly NGOs strive to boost people-to-people exchanges to ease tensions

Border clashes in June and the subsequent Indian government ban on several Chinese mobile apps have cast a shroud of uncertainty over China-India relations, but some nongovernmental organizations in the two countries reached by the Global Times said they are working hard to ease and improve relations between Chinese and Indians.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 19:51:42

India's Chinese culture enthusiasts to suffer 'decoupling' brunt amid Confucius institutes review: observer

Border clashes in June and the subsequent Indian government ban on several Chinese mobile apps have cast a shroud of uncertainty over China-India relations, but some nongovernmental organizations in the two countries reached by the Global Times said they are working hard to ease and improve relations between Chinese and Indians.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 19:23:41

Singapore monitoring spate of suicides among migrants

Singapore is monitoring a recent spate of suicides and attempted suicides involving migrants which have heightened concerns over the mental health of thousands of low-paid workers confined to their dormitories in the city-state due to COVID-19.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/6 19:18:41

Thailand shelves 'travel bubble' plan

Thailand has delayed plans for a "travel bubble" agreement with select countries as new daily coronavirus cases rise in parts of Asia, putting pressure on its vital tourism industry and complicating efforts to revive its battered economy.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/6 19:13:41

Urgent actions on Jammu, Kashmir needed: Pakistani Ambassador

Pakistan's Ambassador to China urged necessary actions be taken to ease the suffering of Kashmiri people, a year after India abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 19:08:41

Pandemic leaves Amazon more vulnerable than ever

The indigenous peoples of the Amazon have already seen their homelands ravaged by illegal deforestation, industrial farming, mining, oil exploration and unlawful occupation of their ancestral territories.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 18:53:41

Japan marks 75 years since atomic attack

Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the victims.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 16:58:41

Twitter says Trump campaign posts blocked over false virus claim

Twitter on Wednesday said it had temporarily blocked US President Donald Trump's official campaign account from tweeting due to a post containing misinformation about COVID-19.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 16:53:42

Beirut reels from huge blast

Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people on Wednesday from the wreckage caused by a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/6 16:53:41

Germany plans to dim lights to save declining insect populations

Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations, it emerged Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 16:18:42

Marine heat waves may force fish to flee: study

Fish and other marine life may have to flee thousands of kilometers to escape damaging heat waves, according to research published Wednesday, highlighting the scale of disruption caused by these increasing surges in ocean temperatures.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 16:08:41

Brazil renews commitment

Fending off accusations of using his post to dismantle protections of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil's environment minister promised Wednesday in an interview to deliver results on slowing deforestation by the end of 2020.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 16:08:40

Brazil's central bank cuts benchmark interest rate to 2 pct annually

The Monetary Policy Committee of Brazil's central bank (Copom) announced on Wednesday a cut of 0.25 percentage points to the benchmark interest rate, taking it to 2 percent annually.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 13:15:20