Japan PM wants basic policy on new digital agency by year-end - Media

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he wanted to compile a basic policy on a new digital agency by the end of 2020 and submit the bills to 2021's ordinary session of parliament, local media reported.

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 ...

Let's ride!

Saudi and expat members of the Hawks Riyadh MC club wave a Saudi national flag as they ride their motorcycles in a parade to mark Saudi national day in the ...

Big seizure

An Indonesian narcotics officer burns a pile of confiscated marijuana during a ceremony at the regional police headquarters in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Wednesday. Some 372.6 kilograms of marijuana, 80.2 ...

NZ falls into recession

New Zealand plunged into recession for the first time in a decade Thursday, as data confirmed a record-breaking economic collapse that forced Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to defend her pandemic response ahead of October's general election.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:18:41

EU pandemic survey shows Italians disillusioned with Brussels

Opinions on how governments handled the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic vary hugely in Europe, a survey showed on Thursday, with hard-hit Italians especially disillusioned with the EU.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:18:40

Nepal's tea industry hit by climate change, pandemic

In the 25 years he has been growing tea in eastern Nepal, Yuvraj Gautam never had a yield this low.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 16:38:40

Suga pledges end to COVID-19

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Wednesday to keep coronavirus infections under control and kickstart an economy in recession, as Shinzo Abe left office after a record-breaking tenure.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:13:41

California braces for high winds that could propel deadly wildfires

California faces more devastation from wildfires that have ravaged the West Coast, authorities warned Wednesday, with strong winds and dry heat expected to whip up flames from dozens of blazes raging across the state.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 15:13:40

Libyan unity government says ready to step down

The head of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Wednesday he planned to step down within six weeks as part of efforts to broker a peace agreement.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 15:08:40

Pompeo insists on Iran sanctions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Wednesday that the US will enforce new “United Nations (UN)” sanctions on Iran starting next week, despite overwhelming consensus that Washington is out of bounds.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 14:58:40

60 pct of U.S. business closures since March are permanent: report

About 60 percent of US business closures since March are permanent, indicating the devastating fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released Wednesday by U.S. online review site Yelp.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 13:57:40

COVID-19 cases rise to 5,118,253 in India, death toll reaches 83,198

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Thursday morning rose to 5,118,253, India's federal health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 13:48:52

UN calls for shift away from 'business as usual' across a range of human activities

Despite encouraging progress in several areas, the natural world is still suffering badly and getting worse, according to the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5), published Tuesday by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In the report, officials and experts emphasized it will take the entirety of humanity to achieve 20 important global biodiversity targets.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:18:40

Australia drifts into McCarthyism by targeting Chinese envoys, raiding journalists

As one of the US' closest allies, Australia simply follows the US without carefully considering the consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 23:56:05