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New Zealanders may be able to travel to some Australian states before Christmas, Ardern says

Travel between New Zealand and some states of Australia is possible before the end of 2020, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 20:38:42

One in four Beirut children could miss school after blast: IRC

A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after August's deadly port explosion, the International Rescue Committee aid group warned on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 19:33:40

Childcare centers reopen as strict COVID-19 restrictions eased in Australia's hardest-hit state

Childcare centers reopened for all children as Australia has made a progress in its fight against a second wave of COVID-19 infections with strict restrictions in Melbourne eased on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 13:15:20

India's COVID-19 recoveries higher than number of new cases: health ministry

The number of recovered COVID-19 cases in India has been higher than the number of fresh cases registered over the past nine consecutive days, confirmed an official in the federal health ministry on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 12:50:02

India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 6 mln

India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 6 million on Monday, said the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 12:08:13

Aus to ease restrictions

Victoria, Australia's second most populous state and the epicenter of the country's COVID-19 outbreak, will accelerate the easing of social distancing restrictions as infections slow to fewer than 20 cases a day, its premier said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/27 18:33:42

DPRK warns S.Korea against any possible intrusions into its territory

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday warned South Korea against entering the DPRK's territorial waters when searching for the missing body of a South Korean civilian.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 18:33:40

Audi fulfills promise and plans for next Golden Decade growth in China

Audi showcased a line-up of new debuts at Auto China 2020 on Saturday, highlighting the brand power and “In China, For China” commitment. Audi revealed future plan including carbon neutral pledge, electronic vehicle development, and autopilot. Audi will also deepen cooperation with FAW Group by increasing locally produced models.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 17:28:40

Over 500 arrested for violating COVID-19 rules in Myanmar in a week

A total of 525 people were arrested in Myanmar in a week for violating the COVID-19 rules, state-run media quoted Myanmar Police Force as saying on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 13:51:08

Iran confirms 3,204 new COVID-19 cases, 443,086 in total

The total number of COVID-19 infections confirmed in Iran reached 443,086 on Saturday, after an overnight registration of 3,204 cases, Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 11:23:03

Turkey reports 1,511 new COVID-19 cases, 312,966 in total

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases increased by 1,511 on Saturday, raising the total diagnosed patients to 312,966, the Turkish Health Ministry announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 9:49:08

Number of COVID-19 infections inches closer to 10,000 in Myanmar

The number of COVID-19 infection cases in Myanmar reached 9,991 on Saturday night, said a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 9:44:47

IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers agree to simplify Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organisers agreed on Friday to a round of simplification measures to reduce the cost of the postponed 2020 Olympic Games.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:12:01

New Zealand premium products embark for CIIE 2020

A shipping container loaded with premium products of New Zealand has embarked from the Ports of Auckland at mid-night Thursday for the third China International Import Expo 2020 (CIIE ) to be hosted by Shanghai between Nov. 5 and Nov. 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/25 17:48:25

Australia puts whales in trash

Australian officials on Thursday began planning the grim task of disposing of almost 400 whale carcasses as hopes faded that there would be many more survivors of one of the world's biggest mass strandings of the mammals.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/24 16:33:41

Japan, S.Korea need to fix ties

Japan and South Korea must cooperate to counter any threat from North Korea, Japan's new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, told South Korea's president on Thursday, calling for the uneasy neighbors to repair their frayed ties.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/24 16:33:40

COVID-19 cases rise to 5,732,518 in India, death toll reaches 91,149

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Thursday morning rose to 5,732,518, India's federal health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 13:19:36

Japan PM wants basic policy on new digital agency by year-end - Media

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he wanted to compile a basic policy on a new digital agency by the end of 2020 and submit the bills to 2021's ordinary session of parliament, local media reported.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 18:48:40