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UN calls for halt to hostilities

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his great concern over the latest Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, calling on both sides to immediately stop fighting.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 17:03:40

Child, woman caught in crossfire

An Armenian woman and child were killed Sunday when heavy fighting erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenian separatists, with the two foes accusing each other of starting fighting that led to casualties on both sides.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/27 18:28:40

35 killed in building collapse

The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India jumped to 35 Wednesday, officials said, as hopes of finding anyone else alive dimmed.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 17:13:41

Western NGOs in Southeast Asia support anti-China campaigns

Southeast Asian countries have long been the focus for Western NGOs and many work hard to support women's rights and aid the underprivileged. But critics increasingly argue that some non-governmental organizations have become vehicles for Western propaganda and even engage in "China-bashing campaigns" that are far outside their purview of doing public good.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 2:20:38

10 dead in building collapse

Ten people were killed and up to 25 were feared trapped after a three-story residential building collapsed before dawn on Monday in western India, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:08:40

India short of oxygen

India's coronavirus infections surged past 5 million on Wednesday, piling pressure on hospitals grappling with unreliable supplies of oxygen that they need to treat tens of thousands of critical patients.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/16 17:03:44

India's COVID-19 tally continues to peak with 97,570 new cases reported

India's COVID-19 tally continues to peak on Saturday as 97,570 new cases were detected during the past 24 hours, taking the total to 4,659,984, said the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/12 13:33:43

India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 4.5 million as 96,551 new cases reported

India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 4.5 million, reaching 4,562,414, and deaths reached 76,271 on Friday, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/11 14:05:42

16 killed in mosque gas explosion in Bangladesh after power cut

A suspected gas explosion tore through a Bangladesh mosque killing at least 16 people while dozens suffered life-threatening burns, police said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/6 16:53:41

India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 4 million, deaths near 70,000

India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 4 million on Saturday, reaching 4,023,179, while the number of deaths due to the pandemic soared to 69,561, according to federal health ministry's data.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/5 20:47:52

Nepal reports record high COVID-19 cases in second consecutive day

The Nepali government on Friday reported record high COVID-19 cases in the second consecutive day as the country confirmed 1,354 new cases.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/5 10:33:21

Pakistan blocks dating apps

Pakistan on Tuesday blocked access to Tinder and several other dating apps in a bid to control “immoral” and “indecent” content, just days after regulators threatened to shut down YouTube for similar reasons.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/2 15:18:41

Child marriages in India on the rise amid COVID-19, sparking concern among Chinese netizens

A report that child marriages are on the rise in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic increased concern for the welfare of minors, especially young girls, among Chinese netizens on Tuesday, with the related hashtag getting more than 450 million views on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 0:12:36

India holy bridge scandal

A French woman arrested for allegedly making a video of herself without clothes on a holy bridge in India apologized Sunday, but denied being completely naked and said she carried out the stunt to bring attention to sexual harassment.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/31 15:58:42

Clashes rock Kashmir

Indian forces opened fire with shotgun pellets and tear gas Saturday at a procession by hundreds of Muslims in troubled Kashmir, injuring dozens of people who had ignored a ban on religious gatherings, witnesses said.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/30 15:58:40

India eases restrictions despite surges

Indian authorities further eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions Saturday even as cases and deaths surged across the country.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/30 15:53:40

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 25 mln: Johns Hopkins University

The total number of the confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world has surpassed 25 million, according to Johns Hopkins University on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/30 15:07:41

Abe's shock resignation presents uncertainties for Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing Friday he would step down from his post due to the recurrence of the same intestinal disease that ended his first tenure has caught public and political circles somewhat off-guard while posing a number of uncertainties ahead for the nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/29 13:41:37