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Kazakhstan Sets January 10 Date For Parliamentary Elections

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has set the date of elections for the lower house of parliament, or Majlis, for January ...


Racial Minorities in US Dying From COVID at Higher Rates Than Whites

Hispanics, Blacks and Asian Americans in the U.S. have been dying at disproportionately higher rates from the coronavirus compared to ...


J-K to commemorate October 22 as Horror Day

Leeds [UK], October 21 (ANI): The people of Jammu and Kashmir will be commemorating October 22 as the "Horror Day" ...


Asia Album: Harvest season lights up smile on Nepalese farmers' faces

A Nepalese farmer winnows rice at a field in Lalitpur, Nepal on Oct. 20, 2020. (Photo by Sulav Shrestha/Xinhua)KATHMANDU, Oct. ...


Asia Album: Artisans weave Kani shawl in Indian-controlled Kashmir

An Artisan weaves Kani shawl with Pashmina yarn at Kanihama Village of Budgam district about 40 km west of Srinagar ...


Japan, Indonesia Agree to Bolster Defense, Economic Ties

Japan and Indonesia on Tuesday agreed to accelerate defense and trade talks over mutual concerns about an increasingly assertive China ...


US Reportedly Lost $19 Billion To Fraud, Abuse in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD - The United States has lost $19 billion in Afghanistan since 2002 due to "waste, fraud and abuse," the ...


Pak failed to dismantle terror finance infrastructure: Expert

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 20 (ANI): Pakistan has failed "in letter and spirit" to disrupt and dismantle terrorist financial infrastructure despite ...


Numsa loses court battle to halt Barloworld retrenchments

Retrenchments at Barloworld Equipment are continuing following the Labour Court's dismissal of the National Union of Metalworkers' urgent application to ...


Honouring the slaves experimented on by the 'father of gynaecology'

When she was just 17, a slave girl called Anarcha was "given" to an ambitious young medic, along with two ...


PUMA and Mumbai City FC sign long-term strategic partnership

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 20 (ANI): Global sports brand PUMA on Tuesday announced a strategic long-term partnership with Mumbai City ...


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Israelis outraged at treatment of critically ill Palestinian official

JERUSALEM - Chief Palestinian negotiation Saeb Erakat is critically ill in an Israeli hospital.The official was rushed to Hadassah Medical ...

Polls point to Biden victory but Trump confident of reelection

WASHINGTON, DC - With two weeks remaining before the U.S. presidential election, Democratic challenger Joe Biden continues to lead in ...

Emirati ministers and officials on historic visit to Israel

ABU DHABI, UAE - Government ministers from the UAE boarded an historic flight to Israel on Tuesday morning.They were accompanied ...

U.S. sanctions shipping companies in China for doing business in Iran

WSHINGTON, DC, October 20 (ANI): The United States on Monday (local time) imposed sanctions on six Chinese companies for their ...

United States Covid-19 death toll rises above 220,000

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a notice board with COVID-19 preventive instructions at a Macy's store in ...

Assange's lawyer claims Trump responsible for indictment

Julian Assange's lawyer of ten years Jennifer Robinson speaks with Rhys Muldoon about Assange's extraordinary trial and the relationship between ...

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As Coronavirus Fades in China, Nationalism and Xenophobia Flare

As Coronavirus Fades in China, Nationalism and Xenophobia Flare The New York Times ...

India Surpasses China in Virus Cases to Become New Asia Hotspot - Bloomberg

India Surpasses China in Virus Cases to Become New Asia Hotspot Bloomberg ...

Singapore News-State Has Most Virus Cases in Southeast Asia - Bloomberg

Singapore Now Has Most Coronavirus Cases in Southeast Asia Bloomberg ...

Will India Side With the West Against China? A Test Is at Hand

Will India Side With the West Against China? A Test Is at Hand The New York Times ...

University of Iowa webinarinar reflects on COVID-19 in Asia

Webinar series highlights voices from Asia to understand pandemic as a global Event Iowa City Press-Citizen ...

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Wall Street makes good gains, euro soars above 1.1800

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (Xinhua/Big News Ntwork) -- Wall Street's major averages finished higher on Tuesday as investors pinned hopes ...


India exporting to U.S. and China far more than it is importing

NEW DELHI, India, October 21 (ANI): A significant increase in India's exports to the United States and China, coupled with ...


Shanghai stock markets gains 183 points despite regional weakness

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in mainland China rose sharply on Tuesday, a move at odds with the rest of ...


Pakistan restores social media platform TikTok, subject to conditions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, October 20 (ANI): TikTok services in Pakistan were restored on Monday with certain conditions, 10 days after a ...


U.S. stocks decline with hopes for deal on stimulus package fading

NEW YORK, New York - Continued disagreement over an additional stimulus package has weighed on Wall Street, with all the ...


Leadership in university-based climate action

Universities are vital hubs of research and teaching on climate change. As large organisations, they also have significant emissions, which ...


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