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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, ...


Canadian charged over ricin letter sent to Trump

A Canadian woman accused of sending a ricin poison-laced letter to Donald Trump was formally charged on Tuesday with threatening the US president.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:23:42

Europe struggles to control virus

The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that new cases worldwide soared to record levels last week.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:23:41

Japan may ease entry curbs

Japan is considering allowing more foreigners into the country for longer stays starting as early as October, while keeping the COVID-19 entry curbs in place for tourists, the Asahi newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 17:13:42

Swiss police clear protesters

Police began removing protesters seeking more action against climate change from a square near the Swiss parliament building in Bern early on Wednesday after the group that had set up tents refused to heed a city order to leave.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 17:13:41

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

Brazil's deforestation sticking point for EU-Mercosur

Brazil hit back Tuesday at European reluctance to finalize a trade deal between the EU and Mercosur blocs, or officially Southern Common Market, over concerns about Amazon deforestation, saying a French report on the issue was motivated by “protectionist interests.”
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:13:40

Trump's Supreme Court pick coming

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will announce his pick on Saturday for the crucial Supreme Court seat left open by the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – and his Republican Party vowed a quick vote to confirm the nominee.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:08:41

Facebook Prepared to 'Restrict' Content Circulation if US Election Descends Into Online Chaos

Facebook will take an array of measures to "restrict the circulation of content" if the November 3 US presidential election devolves into chaos and unrest, according to a Tuesday report by the Financial Times.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/23 15:19:41

Sanctions, COVID-19 Pandemic, Struggle for Global Stability: Key Takeaways From Putin's UNGA Speech

In a video message to the 75th United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the UN Security Council "should be more inclusive of the interests of all countries as well as of the diversity of their positions".
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/23 15:18:20

Experts warn COVID-19 may surge in fall, winter as death toll in US tops 200,000

Leading experts warned that COVID-19 cases may surge in fall and winter in the United States as the pandemic has caused over 200,000 deaths as of Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:49:52

S. Africa introduces wildlife zone to protect endangered rhinos

South Africa has introduced seven Integrated Wildlife Zones across the country to protect endangered rhinos. At least 166 rhinos were poached in South Africa during the first six months of 2020, a decrease of about 53 percent compared with the same period of 2019 when 316 were lost to poachers for their horns.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:46:15

Sierra Leonean VP praises Chinese doctors for efforts in COVID-19 fight

Sierra Leonean Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh Tuesday praised three Chinese medical teams dispatched by the Chinese government for their efforts in helping the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:35:20

Helsinki Airport set to deploy COVID-19 sniffer dogs

Four specially trained dogs demonstrated their ability to sniff COVID-19 in people even before showing symptoms during a press conference held at Helsinki Vantaa International Airport on Tuesday. The pilot project is scheduled to commence later this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:33:49