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Japan's Abe Plans to Resign due to Health Issues: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to step down from his post as the nation's leader owing to the same health issue which forced him to relinquish his role as prime minister during his first stint as leader beginning 2006, he indicated Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/28 13:21:31

Feature: Turkish sunflower farmers saddened by lower yields in harvesting season

Sedat Kacar, a Turkish farmer from the province of Edirne, had a heavy heart as he was busying with sunflower harvesting on his fields in the northwestern end of Turkey.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/28 9:48:44

Afghan floods kill over 100

Rescue workers in Afghanistan searched Wednesday for survivors of flash floods that killed more than 100 people and destroyed hundreds of houses near Kabul, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 15:53:42

Pakistani FM urges Taliban to start talks

Pakistan's foreign minister urged senior Taliban leaders Tuesday to start delayed peace talks with Kabul, telling them the Afghanistan war has “no military solution” just hours after the insurgents claimed another deadly bombing.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/26 16:58:40

4-year-old boy rescued from debris

Rescuers in India pulled a four-year-old boy from the rubble of a collapsed building to loud cheers on Tuesday, hours after the five-story apartment block came down “like a house of cards,” killing 13 and burying up to 60 others.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/26 15:03:41

1 dead, scores feared trapped in Indian flat destruction

One person was killed and dozens feared trapped after a five-storey apartment building collapsed late Monday in western India, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/25 17:43:40

India's incapacity in dealing with COVID-19 embodied by surging daily infection number

As a developing country with insufficient medical resources, India's incapacity in dealing with COVID-19 has been shown by its skyrocketing daily infection numbers, observers said, after the country set a fresh record for the number of infections registered in a single day, which surpassed the number of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/21 21:07:03

India's agriculture products exports rise by over 23 pct in March-June

India's exports of agricultural commodities during March-June this year stood at approximately 3.4 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 23.24 percent compared to corresponding period in 2019, according to an official statement issued by the federal agriculture ministry on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/19 14:18:03

Kazakhstan resumes flights with seven countries

Kazakhstan has begun resuming flights to the United Arab Emirates, Belarus and Germany, among other nations, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/19 12:04:35

Pakistani army chief visits Saudi Arabia to revive ties strained over Kashmir

Pakistan's army chief met with senior Saudi Arabian officials in Riyadh on Monday in an effort to ease a row between the two countries over policy toward the disputed region of Kashmir.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/18 16:58:41

Facebook faces political storm

Facebook is in the eye of a political storm in India after claims it failed to take action against hate speech posts by a Hindu nationalist lawmaker out of fear for its business interests.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/18 16:13:42

COVID-19 deaths surpass 50,000 in India

Total COVID-19 deaths surpassed 50,000 in India on Monday, said the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/17 12:02:55

Covid-19 boosts digitisation of higher education in Bangladesh

At the start of this year, most universities in Bangladesh lacked basic learning management systems and digital infrastructure. So, when institutions were required to close because of Covid-19, educators could no longer teach.
Source: The Financial Express | 2020/8/17 9:32:59

India to mass produce vaccines

India is ready to mass produce COVID-19 vaccines when scientists give the go-ahead, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday, also launching a national project to roll out health identities for each citizen.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/16 16:43:40

Ship spilling oil breaks apart

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius in July threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken apart, authorities said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/16 15:38:40

Pakistan launches CPEC internship program to empower young people: official

The Pakistani government has announced a three-month internship program for the young people of Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Chairman of the CPEC Authority in Pakistan Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/16 10:20:54

Over 8.1 mln people affected by floods in India's Bihar, 25 dead

Floods in India's eastern state of Bihar have affected over 8.1 million population, officials said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/16 10:05:08

Major continuous beam for Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed-Railway built

Construction for a major continuous beam of the China-built Jakarta-Bandung high-speed-railway (HSR) in West Java province was completed on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/16 9:01:29