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 ...

COVID-19 cases rise to 5,487,580 in India, death toll reaches 87,882

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Monday morning rose to 5,487,580, India's federal health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 13:38:48

UK at coronavirus "tipping point": health secretary

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that Britain is facing a "tipping point" regarding the coronavirus pandemic and more restrictions are possible to cope with the spread of virus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 13:31:46

Ethiopian Airlines opens cargo flight to south China city

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET3634, loaded with 95 tonnes of cargo, took off from an airport in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, on Sunday, marking the opening of the brand-new Shenzhen-Dubai-Addis Ababa freight route.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 13:30:01

Iraq bans entry of foreign travelers as COVID-19 infections reach 319,035

The Iraqi Health Ministry on Sunday reported 3,438 new COVID-19 cases, as the health authorities banned the entry of foreign travelers into the country amid the appearance of new strains of the coronavirus in the neighboring countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 11:06:48

Universities in US Midwest support Chinese students, scholars and faculty

The University of Chicago (UChicago) has been working with international students, including those from China, to provide the support they need on visas and other issues, recognizing that students have a wide variety of circumstances and needs, according to a statement from the university.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 10:33:19

At least 8 dead as building collapses in India's state Maharashtra

At least eight people have been killed after a building collapsed in India's state Maharashtra early Monday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 10:29:07

Army infections unmask India's struggle to sustain border bluffs

Egging India and the island of Taiwan into conflicts is actually serving the political strategy of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 21:13:40

Inappropriate for New Delhi to hype Rajeev Sharma's ties with Global Times

I think It's very inappropriate for the Indian side to publicly link Global Times to this case and to create a sensation to attract attention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 18:43:40

In California, Wi-Fi minivans help disadvantaged students

A minivan with a Wi-Fi router attached to the dashboard and a satellite antenna on the roof is helping 200 disadvantaged students in Santa Ana, close to Los Angeles, cope with the rigors of distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 18:23:40

If you do not snooze you lose: sleep seen as essential for the brain

Scientists are providing a fuller understanding of the essential role that sleep plays in brain health, identifying an abrupt transition at about 2.4 years of age when its primary purpose shifts from brain building to maintenance and repair.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/20 18:18:40

WHO endorses protocol for herbal virus medicine trials in African nations

The World Health Organization endorsed on Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 18:08:41

Sudden Supreme Court vacancy a new 'wild card' in US presidential race

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has injected a volatile new element into the last stretch of a turbulent US presidential race, potentially shifting the focus away from the coronavirus pandemic and the stagnant economy into a political battle over her successor.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/20 17:58:40

EU needs system of 'mandatory' solidarity on migration: commissioner

The EU home affairs commissioner, who is to unveil a much-awaited asylum reform next week, urged Saturday that a system of “mandatory” solidarity on migration be agreed between member states.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 17:33:41