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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 ...


More than 30 Taliban killed in Afghan air bombings

The Afghan air force conducted multiple strikes on Taliban positions Saturday that killed more than 30 insurgent fighters, officials said, as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani once again called for a cease-fire.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 17:33:40

Next Justice likely to be a woman

US President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to quickly nominate a successor, likely a woman, to replace late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, only a day after the death of the liberal stalwart.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 17:28:41

Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing President Erdogan

The Turkish government has condemned a headline in a Greek newspaper that insults President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urging Athens to take action.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 15:38:41

Lesbos sees about 9,000 refugees get new camp

Thousands of asylum-seekers have moved into a new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesbos, government officials said on Saturday, 10 days after a fire destroyed the Moria camp.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/20 15:38:40

US unilaterally sanctions Iran

The US unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran are back in force and promised to punish those who violate them, in a move that risks increasing Washington's isolation but also international tensions.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 15:33:41

Int'l flights through Maldives up 5.25 pct in second month after easing lockdown

International flights to and from Maldives' Velena International Airport (VIA) have increased 5.25 percent in the second month since borders were reopened for foreign visitors from mid-July, local media reported here Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/20 14:20:57

Collective action within UN framework needed to tackle global challenges

Ahead of the high-level meetings of the United Nations scheduled for Monday, the international community expects world leaders to make collective efforts to address global challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/20 14:14:45

Level 3 COVID-19 response declared for Irish capital Dublin

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin on Friday evening declared a Level 3 response for the country's capital Dublin in order to suppress the rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city over the past few weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/20 10:12:07

Chinese culture in focus at Serbia theater festival

The "Destiny Feast" (Svetkovina Sudbina), a theater festival, kicked off here Friday, bringing an interesting reflection on some landmarks of Chinese culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/20 9:20:05

Two killed, 14 wounded in shooting at US party: police

Two people were killed and 14 wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/19 22:16:57

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, the Supreme Court said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/19 14:02:11

Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine blasted by Chinese netizens

Shinzo Abe, who just stepped down as Japan's Prime Minister last Wednesday, visited the Yasukuni Shirne on Saturday, triggering a flood of criticism on Chinese social media with some analysts asserting the visit could set a “very bad example”, shadowing the new Japanese government.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/19 12:40:18

TikTok says disappointed with latest decision from US Commerce Department

Video-sharing social networking platform TikTok said Friday that it felt disappointed with the decision announced by the the US Commerce Department blocking the download and update of the company's popular application starting Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/19 9:29:35