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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.

Mongolia authorities confirms teenage boy died of plague

A suspected case of plague in western Mongolia has been confirmed by lab test results, the country's health ministry reported on Tuesday.

Filming locations of hit suspense show become popular tourist attractions

The filming locations of the Chinese hit crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids have become popular tourist attractions among its fans, with many Chinese netizens saying that the well-received TV series not only brings joy to audiences, but can also boost ...


Riding pedal boat made from recycled materials

Palestinian fisherman Sary Alrdeea, 21, rides a pedal boat near the coast of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia, Sept. 29, 2020. Sary and his older brother Mohammed ...

Show of unity

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen (2nd from right) and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa (2nd from left) talk after the presentation of Europe' s Recovery and Resilience Plan, ...


Chaotic Trump-Biden debate shows 'recession of US influence, national power'

The first US presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Joe Biden that finished on Wednesday just showed the world a divided and chaotic US that is no longer an attractive superpower in terms of politics and soft power, and the embarrassing debate full of interruptions and pointless personal attacks largely reflects the recession of US national power, said Chinese analysts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/30 14:08:48

Australian spy body orchestrated anti-China narratives, jeopardized China ties: reports

Australia's intelligence body, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), has played a significant role in shaping anti-China narratives and jeopardizing China-Australia relations through various means, and the country's foreign policy and China policy in particular have been manipulated by ASIO and the Five Eyes alliance, a series of reports have shown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/30 12:04:19

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

Czech president reiterates country's one-China policy

Czech President Milos Zeman on Tuesday reiterated that the Czech Republic's adherence to the one-China policy will not change.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/30 11:35:49

US employment won't recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2023: Fed official

While the US economy has rebounded faster than originally anticipated following a large contraction in the second quarter, US employment probably won't recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2023, a senior Federal Reserve official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/30 11:23:05

General Debate of UNGA 75 ends in strong support for multilateralism, UN

The General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) on Tuesday lowered its curtain at the UN headquarters in New York on a positive note with the vast majority of world leaders and national representatives voicing strong support for multilateralism and the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/30 8:40:41

NASA, SpaceX target Oct 31 for historic manned mission to space station

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 2:40 am EDT on Oct 31 for the launch of the agency's SpaceX Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), according to a NASA briefing on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/30 8:26:56

UK guidance threatens Western freedom and democracy

China has long been criticized as violating “freedom of speech” by Western countries. China follows socialist path with Chinese characteristics but it has never banned private sectors. Just the opposite, socialism with Chinese characteristics includes a socialist market economy, which fully absorbs the rational factors of capitalism to serve socialism. The Chinese mainland also hopes that Hong Kong will maintain its social culture based on the capitalist system. Now, who is violating “freedom of speech?”
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 21:33:40

WHO wants 120m rapid virus tests for poorer states despite concerns

Some 120 million rapid tests for COVID-19 will be made available to poorer countries at $5 each, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday – if it can find the money.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/29 16:38:40

US appeals WTO ruling in dispute with Canada

The US said Monday it had appealed a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that favored Canada in a long-standing battle over lumber imports, describing the decision as “deeply flawed.”
Source: AFP | 2020/9/29 16:33:41

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

Trump's ex-campaign manager allegedly hit wife

US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale had 10 guns in his Florida home and his wife accused him of beating her, police said Monday, after he was dramatically detained outside his house.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/29 16:28:40

Wildfires devastate California wine country, scores flee

Tens of thousands of Californians were forced to flee their homes in the world-famous Napa and Sonoma wine regions Monday as another new wildfire fanned by fierce winds killed three people.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/29 16:23:42