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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, ...


Tax shock throws Trump on defensive

US President Donald Trump reeled Monday on the eve of his first televised debate against challenger Joe Biden after a bolt-from-the-blue report showed he has been avoiding paying almost any federal income tax for years.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/29 16:23:41

5 more US soldiers in South Korea test positive for COVID-19

Five more US soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread here, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 15:05:27

US House Democrats unveil 2.2 trillion USD COVID-19 relief package

Democrats from the US House of Representatives unveiled on Monday a 2.2-trillion-US-dollar COVID-19 relief package, attempting to pressure the White House and Republicans to reach a deal before the presidential election in November.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 15:03:27

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

World leaders pledge to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

World leaders on Monday pledged to take urgent action over the next 10 years to put nature and biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 14:50:52

Nearly half of US states report increasing COVID-19 as experts warn of surge in fall, winter

Almost half of the US states are reporting increasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases as health experts warn of a potential coronavirus surge in the United States in the fall and winter.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 14:44:18

Over 30 UK universities report COVID-19 cases

More than 30 universities in Britain have reported coronavirus cases since the new school term started earlier this month, with thousands of students in self-isolation, local media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:32:14

UN survey shows countries lacking protection for women amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tracking of government policy around the world since COVID-19 outbreake showed many women have become victims of domestic violence, unpaid caregivers and workers in jobs lacking social protection, two UN agencies said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:17:56

UN deputy chief calls for 35 bln USD more to meet goals of COVID-19 vaccine production, treatments, tests

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called on countries to help fill the gap of 35 billion U.S. dollars in order to meet the global goals of COVID-19 vaccine production, treatments and tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:14:24

UN chief urges ceasefire in calls with Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to take immediate steps to establish a ceasefire.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:12:14

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1 million: Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1 million: Johns Hopkins University
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 8:41:20

Australia's China-bashing is self-hurting

Diplomats are said to be positive peace makers rather than malevolent warmongers. Instead of safeguarding Australia's own national interest, Aussie Ambassador to US Arthur Sinodinos seems to be more dedicated to serving US agenda against China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 23:53:40

Lessons from Toshiba, Alstom: how US suppresses foreign rival companies to maintain tech hegemony

People in the know are no longer surprised by the aggressive treatment of foreign tech companies by the US. In past decades, companies around the world such as Japan's Toshiba and France's Alstom were targeted, sanctioned and seriously hurt by the US government that used excuses like security, anti-dumping and anti-bribery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 21:07:29