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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 ...


In-person early voting for US president begins in state of Virginia

In-person early voting for the US president kicked off Friday in the U.S. state of Virginia and will run through Oct. 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/19 8:42:31

London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

London has decided to cancel its iconic New Year's Eve fireworks this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city's mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/19 0:48:00

Anti-China forces attempt to disrupt flight from China to Solomon Islands to prevent new Chinese ambassador from taking office

Some people in Malaita, the Solomon Islands' most populous province that has been frequently seen playing tricks in attempts to damage the relationship between China and the Solomon Islands, recently clamored to call off a flight returning from China that was reportedly carrying Chinese officials including Li Ming, the new Chinese ambassador to the Solomon Islands.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/18 19:52:41

COVID-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere, warns UN chief

"It can take decades, even centuries, to build peaceful, stable societies. But peace can be squandered in an instant by reckless, divisive policies and approaches," the UN chief noted.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 15:06:24

Russia Remains World's Second-Largest Oil Producer in July – JODI

Russia remained the world's second-largest oil producer in July with an output of 8.778 million barrels, followed by Saudi Arabia and behind the United States, data released by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) on Thursday showed.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/18 14:17:26

Volunteers in Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Trials to Be Screened Before Vaccination

Volunteers taking part in the post-registration trials of the Sputnik V vaccine will be checked for COVID-19, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, alcohol, narcotic or psychostimulant substances, and women will be tested for pregnancy before the vaccine is administered, the Gam-COVID-Vac-2020 clinical study's protocol said.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/18 14:15:58

US House passes resolution condemning COVID-related anti-Asian sentiment

The US House on Thursday passed a resolution condemning "all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 13:46:18

Russian fighter escorts US bombers over Bering Sea

A Russian MiG-31 fighter escorted two U.S. strategic bombers over the Bering Sea on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 13:41:59

Kenya launches locally assembled school desks project

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday launched the 1.9 billion shillings (about 17.6 million U.S. dollars) school furniture project that will see local artisans supply some 650,000 locally assembled desks.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 13:40:39

Restrictive measures to be implemented in parts of UK amid COVID-19 concern

A series of restrictive measures will be implemented in parts of Britain, as "concerning rates" of coronavirus infection are seen there, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 13:11:16

Chinese embassy decries Indian media's smearing of database Zhenhua

Chinese Embassy in India on Thursday refuted Indian media's slander of a Chinese database“monitoring Indians,”saying the coverage about the company is totally untrue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/18 11:17:29

Global COVID-19 cases top 30 million: Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 cases top 30 million: Johns Hopkins University
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/18 7:05:15

US House passes resolution condemning COVID-related anti-Asian sentiment

The US House on Thursday passed a resolution condemning "all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 5:33:28