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, ...

Israel tightens virus lockdown

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided on Thursday to tighten Israel's coronavirus lockdown after he voiced alarm that a surge in infections was pushing the nation to “the edge of the abyss,” the YNet news site said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/24 16:33:42

Australia puts whales in trash

Australian officials on Thursday began planning the grim task of disposing of almost 400 whale carcasses as hopes faded that there would be many more survivors of one of the world's biggest mass strandings of the mammals.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/24 16:33:41

Japan, S.Korea need to fix ties

Japan and South Korea must cooperate to counter any threat from North Korea, Japan's new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, told South Korea's president on Thursday, calling for the uneasy neighbors to repair their frayed ties.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/24 16:33:40

Greek-Turkish military talks make progress

NATO said on Wednesday there had been “good progress” in military talks between Greece and Turkey aimed at avoiding clashes in the eastern Mediterranean, the scene of a dispute over energy resources.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 16:28:41

US-Iran tensions worry Arabs

Arab leaders voiced fears Wednesday before the United Nations (UN) of new conflict in the region as tensions soar between Iran and the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 16:28:40

COVID-19 cases rise to 5,732,518 in India, death toll reaches 91,149

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Thursday morning rose to 5,732,518, India's federal health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 13:19:36

At least 51.6 mln people doubly hit by climate-related disasters, COVID-19: IFRC analysis

At least 51.6 million people worldwide have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and COVID-19, showed the news analysis published Wednesday by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 12:48:47

UN chief calls for relief for seafarers on World Maritime Day

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for relief for seafarers on the occasion of World Maritime Day, which falls on Sept. 24.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 12:45:07

US announces new restrictions against Cuba

The United States on Wednesday imposed new restriction measures against Cuba, an effort to further deny Havana sources of revenue.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 12:37:15

Health official says majority of Americans "remain susceptible" to COVID-19

Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Wednesday that a majority of Americans remain susceptible to COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 12:18:35

Syrian island escapes war, but caught by tough economic situation

During the more than nine-year-long war in Syria, actual battles have engulfed the country except for a small island that has escaped unscathed, protected by the surrounding sea.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 11:03:08

Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in US

A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 10:03:21

Chinese envoy calls for efforts to boost political, economic progress in Lebanon

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked for international efforts to help Lebanon advance in political, economic and security fields.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 6:19:19