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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, ...


New Zealanders may be able to travel to some Australian states before Christmas, Ardern says

Travel between New Zealand and some states of Australia is possible before the end of 2020, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 20:38:42

In Brazil's Amazon a COVID-19 resurgence dashes herd immunity hopes

The largest city in Brazil's Amazon has closed bars and river beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that may dash theories that Manaus was one of the world's first places to reach collective, or herd, immunity.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 20:38:40

EU-UK trade talks resume under Brexit bill cloud

Negotiators for the EU and Britain are hoping for a breakthrough in trade talks this week, despite feuding over a controversial UK bill that threatens to scupper a post-Brexit deal.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 20:33:40

With classroom time reduced, US college voices discontent

Full-time students at Chicago's Columbia College spend $14,000 a year for professional, hands-on training in dance, film and music that the school normally offers in studios and classrooms scattered across the city's South Loop and Near South Side.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 19:58:40

One in four Beirut children could miss school after blast: IRC

A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after August's deadly port explosion, the International Rescue Committee aid group warned on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 19:33:40

California wine country wildfire forces evacuation of hospital, hundreds of homes

A wind-driven wildfire erupted on Sunday in the heart of northern California's Napa Valley wine country to spread across nearly 809 hectares, forcing the evacuation of a hospital and hundreds of homes, authorities said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 19:28:41

G20 summit to go virtual, be chaired by King Salman on November 21-22

Saudi Arabia said Monday it will hold the G20 summit virtually in November, instead of having leaders of the world's richest nations converge on Riyadh as planned before the coronavirus crisis.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 19:18:40

Can global brands balance profits with the planet?

A new push by global household brands to combat tropical forest loss must do better at reducing deforestation across whole supply chains if it is to succeed where earlier efforts failed, environmentalists warned.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 19:03:40

Bombshell report claims Trump avoided federal income taxes for years

US President Donald Trump on Sunday faced allegations that he paid little or no federal income tax for years before he came to power, as his cloudy financial past stoked controversy ahead of the first election debate.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 17:08:40

Massacre in Mexican bar leaves 11 people dead

A massacre in a bar left 11 people dead on Sunday, Mexican authorities said, as the country grapples with a record homicide rate despite the government's pledge to stop gang violence, Reuters reported on Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2020/9/28 17:03:41

UN calls for halt to hostilities

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his great concern over the latest Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, calling on both sides to immediately stop fighting.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 17:03:40

Yemen's warring sides agree to swap over 1,000 prisoners: UN mediator

The warring sides in Yemen's long conflict have agreed to exchange 1,081 prisoners, the United Nations (UN) mediator said on Sunday following talks in Switzerland.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 15:43:44

Palestinians accuse Eygpt of shooting two fishermen

Hundreds of mourners on Sunday buried two Gaza fishermen shot dead at sea, as the Palestinian fishing union blamed Egypt and demanded an investigation.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 15:43:40