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Europe bans Xmas ski season

Germany announced Wednesday that it will push for Europe to ban ski holidays in a bid to curb coronavirus infections, while cases of COVID-19 reached a new peak of more than 60 million globally.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 16:23:42

Croatian capital Zagreb launches massive tests for COVID-19

Croatian capital Zagreb launches massive tests for COVID-19
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/24 12:15:21

Singapore narrows forecast of 2020 GDP contraction

Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said on Monday that it narrowed the gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2020 to "-6.5 to -6 percent" from "-7 to -5 percent."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 13:43:50

Indian PM says climate change must be fought in integrated, holistic way

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 10:42:12

Indian navigation satellite system approved by IMO for use by merchant ships

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) can be used by merchant vessels for navigating ships within the Indian ocean, the Indian Ministry of Shipping's Mumbai office said late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/21 12:20:36

India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 9 million

India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 9 million on Friday, said the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/20 14:22:41

Senior Chinese official receives Pakistan civil award for contribution in party-to-party linkages

Song Tao, a senior Chinese official, was awarded “Hilal-i-Pakistan” by Pakistan's top diplomat in China on behalf of Pakistani President at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 18:03:40

Holy dung at Indian cow feces fest is purifying poo

Dozens of exuberant villagers scooped up handfuls of cow dung to mold and toss at each other like snowballs this week for the Gorehabba festival, which is a local conclusion to India's most important festival, Diwali.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/19 17:28:41

4 militants killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Four militants were killed and a policeman wounded Thursday morning in a gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/19 14:28:24

Malaysian PM Muhyiddin urges APEC economies to ensure free, open trade

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday urged members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to recommit themselves to the group's core goal of free and open trade and investment.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/19 12:08:06

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8,912,907

India's COVID-19 tally reached 8,912,907 on Wednesday as 38,617 new cases were registered across the country in the past 24 hours, said latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/18 13:33:03

Five-month oil well fire in India finally extinguished

A massive oil well fire that raged for more than five months in northeast India has finally been extinguished, officials said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/16 17:48:40

India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 130,000, tally mounts to 8,845,127

India's COVID-19 tally reached 8,845,127 on Monday as 30,548 new cases were registered across the country in the past 24 hours, said latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 14:26:02

Japan's 3rd-quarter GDP up 21.4 pct, still below pre-pandemic level

Japan's economy in the July-September period increased an annualized real 21.4 percent compared to the previous quarter, logging the largest gain in 40 years, government statistics revealed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 11:44:16

Indian gov't promises 750 ICU beds to contain COVID-19 in capital

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said the federal government would provide 750 intensive care unit (ICU) beds at the Defence Research and Development (DRDO) COVID-19 center to tackle COVID-19 scenario in the capital of India.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 9:47:21

Armenia cedes disputed land

Armenia on Sunday was due to begin handing over disputed territory to Azerbaijan as part of a peace accord that ended six weeks of fierce fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/15 17:03:40

India in technical recession for 1st time in history: central bank report

India has entered into a technical recession in the first half of 2020-21 fiscal year (April 2020-March 2021) for the first time in its history, according to a report by the country's central bank.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/13 11:32:13

India's finance chief announces 120.6-mln-USD grant for COVID-19 vaccine development

Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman Thursday announced a grant of over 120.6 million US dollars for the research and development of COVID-19 vaccine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/13 10:48:17