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Indian propaganda on Jammu and Kashmir terror attack misleads intl community: Pakistan

Pakistan refuted an Indian foreign secretary's briefing to envoys of key nations on so-called attempts to carry out a terror attack in disputed Jammu and Kashmir areas as "completely baseless."
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 20:22:33

Political survival

This image released on Thursday shows a general view of the Malaysian Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin secured a key victory on Thursday as parliament approved his administration's 2021 budget, ensuring his political survival amid a health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 17:58:40

S.Korea sex abuse group leader jailed for 40 years

The mastermind of a notorious online sex abuse ring was jailed for 40 years in South Korea on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 16:53:40

CPEC with vision of connectivity, openness: Pakistani PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) started with a vision of connectivity and openness.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:52:08

Japan's PM Suga under pressure over predecessor's scandal

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was grilled by opposition lawmakers on Wednesday over whether he made inaccurate claims in parliament in 2019 about a potential breach of laws on gift-giving by his predecessor.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/25 19:28:41

World renews Afghanistan aid with cease-fire call and peace conditions

Donors demanded an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan on Tuesday as they pledged around $12 billion in aid over four years - but tied their money to civil rights being upheld in peace talks with the Taliban.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/25 19:28:40

India's low-caste women raped to keep them 'in their place': report

Lower-caste Dalit women in northern India are targeted for rape by upper caste men who usually escape justice as survivors bow to pressure to drop their cases, researchers found on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/25 19:13:40

Data reveals Australian universities' heavy reliance on int'l students

More than a quarter of Australian universities' revenue in 2019 came from international students.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/25 14:44:51

Better safe than sorry

A worker covers the floor with a tarp at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia on Monday, after the Indonesia Geological agency raised the status alert for Mount Merapi to the second highest ahead of a possible eruption. About 500 people have evacuated the area near Mount Merapi. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/11/23 17:53:40

Chao Lay welcome pause on tourism, construction

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc across the world, but for Thailand's "sea gypsies" it has brought welcome respite.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/23 17:48:40

Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh vowed Sunday to track down those responsible for a rocket attack on the capital that killed at least 10 people, even as the Islamic State group claimed to have fired the salvo.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/22 19:13:40

Australia signals shift away from climate credit 'cheating'

Australia's prime minister said the country may no longer rely on a much-criticized accounting tactic to meet its emissions targets, stepping away from an approach international partners had labeled "cheating."
Source: AFP | 2020/11/22 18:08:40

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 9,095,806

India's COVID-19 tally reached 9,095,806 on Sunday as 45,209 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/22 13:29:53

Singapore's PM calls for affordable access to vaccines, better global disease surveillance networks at G20 summit

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has put forward two suggestions on what G20 countries could do together at the G20 summit on Saturday, the Straits Times report on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/22 9:37:24

China to 'favorably consider' joining CPTPP

Chinese President Xi Jinping said at Friday's APEC summit that China will “favorably consider” joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the successor to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that the US left under the Trump administration in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 3:16:08

Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans in alleged war crimes

Australia's top general said Thursday there was credible evidence that his special forces unlawfully killed 39 unarmed civilians and prisoners during the war in Afghanistan, referring the matter to a special war crimes prosecutor.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/19 17:23:41

Aussie celebrity chef axed after posting Nazi symbol via social media platforms

Australian celebrity chef and conspiracy theorist Pete Evans was ditched by several companies and had his books pulled from shelves on Tuesday after he posted a Nazi symbol to social media.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/18 19:38:40

Kakapo crowns New Zealand's Bird of the Year for 2020 after beating front runner

Critically endangered native bird Kakapo has won New Zealand Bird of the Year 2020 for an unprecedented second time, the event organizer announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/17 14:34:34