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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 ...


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

UN says over 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia due to COVID-19

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said more than 200,000 refugee children are out of school in Ethiopia due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:06:26

Zimbabwe to open traditional Chinese medicine clinic

Zimbabwe's largest referral hospital here has established a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinic and is applying for an official license to open, according to the country's ministry of health and child care.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 10:50:28

US administration ready to reach bipartisan COVID-19 relief agreement: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the administration continues to try to work with Congress and is ready to reach a bipartisan COVID-19 relief agreement, noting that a "targeted" package is still needed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 9:26:45

China's biotech giant BGI opens COVID-19 test kit plant in Ethiopia

Chen Songheng, General Manager of BGI Ethiopia, a subsidiary company of China's biotech giant, BGI Genomics Co., Ltd., is feeling optimistic about Ethiopia's anti-COVID-19 fight.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 9:17:00

Canadians at crossroads to stem spread of COVID-19: health official

Canadians will decide whether there is a second wave of COVID-19 as the country is at a crossroads in its fight against the pandemic, according to the projections by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 9:14:05

Namibia's rhino conservation continues to be hampered by poaching incidents: minister

Namibia's rhino conservation remains challenged by poaching incidents despite a decline in poaching numbers as a result of ongoing interventions by the government, communal conservancies, private custodians, and NGOs, an official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 8:49:51

US COVID-19 deaths surpass 200,000: Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 deaths surpass 200,000: Johns Hopkins University
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 23:46:01