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Bomb kills 12, wounds hundreds in Afghanistan

A car bomb Sunday targeting an Afghan police headquarters in the western province of Ghor killed at least 12 civilians and wounded more than 100, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/19 17:33:40

Occupational safety of ship breaking workers

Traumatic deaths and injuries have become part of the work life of the ship breaking workers in Sitakunda. By dismantling around 47.20 per cent of world vessels, Bangladesh became the world's top destination for retired ships.
Source: The Financial Express | 2020/10/16 11:06:12

COVID-19 and domestic tourism development in Bangladesh

September 27 is World Tourism Day (WTD). About 159 member countries of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) celebrate this day every year to foster awareness on the importance of tourism in terms of cultural, social, environmental and economic perspectives. Two African cities namely Djibouti and Addis Ababa have been selected as official hosts to celebrate WTD this year.
Source: The Financial Express | 2020/10/16 10:58:48

Indian PM holds review meeting of COVID-19 research, vaccine development

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday held a review meeting of the research and vaccine deployment ecosystem against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/16 0:30:49

Indian cinemas reopen

The films may be old, masks mandatory and the usual lavish menus absent, but Indian cinema-owners hope movie-lovers will still flock back Thursday when theaters begin reopening after a nearly seven-month coronavirus shutdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/15 17:43:41

Kyrgyzstan President Jeenbekov resigns, media reports

Kyrgyzstan President Jeenbekov resigns, media reports
Source: | 2020/10/15 16:18:12

India's wholesale inflation rises to 1.32 pct in September

India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose to 1.32 percent in September, data released by the federal commerce and industry ministry on Wednesday said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/14 17:54:27

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 6,757,131, death toll 104,555

India's COVID-19 tally reached 6,757,131 and death toll 104,555 on Wednesday as 72,049 new cases were detected and 986 patients died during the past 24 hours, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/7 19:18:13

Kyrgyzstan's PM, parliament speaker step down

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Boronov and Speaker of the Parliament Dastan Dzhumabekov resigned on Tuesday amid protests in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/7 8:49:15

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in outskirts of capital after COVID-19 patient found

Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday imposed a curfew in some parts of Gampaha in the outskirts of capital Colombo after a 39-year-old garment factory worker was detected with COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/4 16:51:44

Schools in Indian capital to remain shut until Oct. 31

Schools in Indian capital will remain closed for students until the end of this month in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/4 16:47:20

India's COVID-19 recovery rate leaps past 83 pct: gov't

India's COVID-19 recovery rate leaped past 83 percent on Tuesday, as the number of recovered cases exceeded the new confirmed cases once again during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/30 11:39:16

Death toll rises in Karabakh

Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Monday, sparking bellicose rhetoric from regional power Turkey despite international pleas for a halt in fighting between the enemies.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/29 16:33:40

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 6,145,291, deaths reach 96,318

India recorded 70,589 new COVID-19 cases and 776 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 6,145,291 and the death toll to 96,318, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 14:58:22

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