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US security officials fear data collected by TikTok's owner may be handed to the Chinese government

TikTok: Trump says Oracle deal for video app 'has my blessing'

More than 30 Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes: ministry More than 30 Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes: ministry

The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children in the latest mass-casualty incident in Afghanistan that came even as peace talks were under way in Qatar


Ricin: Letter containing poison addressed to Trump at White House Package containing ricin poison sent to Trump

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service are investigating where the package came from and whether others have been sent through the US postal system



Cyclone Ianos: Two dead as 'medicane' sweeps across Greece Two dead as Cyclone Ianos batters Greece

Hundreds of people were trapped in flooded buildings as Cyclone Ianos, known as a "medicane" (Mediterranean hurricane), battered areas north of Athens


Ties set to worsen as Pakistan blocks new Indian envoy Ties set to worsen as Pakistan blocks new Indian envoy

Indian government sees Pakistan's rejection of Khobragade as an attempt to get back at India for its decision to downgrade ties
 


John Turner: Former Canadian prime minister dies at 91 Former Canadian PM John Turner dies at 91

His 79-day tenure as prime minister is the second shortest in the country's history


Covid: £10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches UK sets £10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches

The new legal duty requires people to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus, or are traced as a close contact, from 28 September


US Supreme Court: Trump vows to nominate woman as Ginsburg's replacement Trump says Supreme Court nominee will be a woman

Trump's Democrat rival, Joe Biden, insists the decision on her replacement should wait until after the vote


Zhenhua data leak: Collection of info on New Zealanders by Chinese firm may hit nation's security, warns Kiwi Minister

Collection of info on New Zealanders by Chinese firm may hit nation's security: Kiwi Minister

Details of hundreds of New Zealanders - politicians, judges, business leaders, journalists and even criminals - have been collected by Chinese company Zhenhua


Thailand protests: Thousands gather for mass anti-government rally Thailand protests: Thousands gather for mass anti-govt rally

The city has seen weeks of almost-daily rallies calling for the prime minister's resignation


Canada opposition party head tests positive for coronavirus Canada opposition party head tests positive for coronavirus

Trudeau’s Liberal party government will outline its priorities for the new session of Parliament next week


German think tank closes Hong Kong office over new law

German think tank closes Hong Kong office over new law

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, which is linked to Germany’s opposition Free Democratic Party


Journalist Jayanta Ghoshal appointed information officer of West Bengal government Jayanta Ghoshal appointed info officer of West Bengal

Journalist Jayanta Ghosal has been appointed as development and information officer of West Bengal government 


Vietnam resumes regular int’l flights after 5-month closure due to COVID-19 Vietnam resumes regular int’l flights after 5-month closure due to COVID-19

The flight, heading to Japan’s capital Tokyo, was operated by the Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines with some 60 passengers on board


COVID-19 death toll unacceptably high: WHO COVID-19 death toll unacceptably high: WHO

The respiratory disease has killed nearly 947,000 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP


Two dead after mass shooting at party in Rochester, New York Two dead after mass shooting at party in New York

Male and female are killed and 14 are injured in shooting in upstate New York


Maduro has to leave, Pompeo says on South America trip Maduro has to leave, Pompeo says on South America trip

Maduro responded with an angry salvo of his own


No new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand for 1st time in a month No new Covid-19 cases reported in NZ for 1st time

They remain in an Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 22 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and their household contacts


Senior US diplomat wraps up Taiwan visit as China flexes muscle US diplomat wraps up Taiwan visit as China flexes muscle

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of "military blustering" as Beijing conducted military exercises near the Taiwan Strait 


Guatemalan president tests positive for COVID-19 Guatemalan president tests positive for COVID-19

The Central American country closes its borders with Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico as well as its international airports on March 16


India overtakes USA to record highest number of coronavirus recoveries India overtakes USA to record highest number of Covid-19 recoveries

India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths in the last 24 hours


Covid: UK seeing second wave, says Boris Johnson UK 'now seeing a second wave' of Covid-19

The plan would aim to avoid a national lockdown but could stop household-to-household contact


More Afghan interpreters eligible to settle in UK after rule change More Afghan interpreters eligible to settle in UK

Under the original scheme only those who had worked with the British on the frontline for a year or more, and were then made redundant, were eligible to apply


Covid-19: Parts of Madrid to lockdown amid virus spike Madrid virus lockdowns to hit over 850,000 people

Spain has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe, and Madrid is again the worst-hit region


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87 US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Ginsburg was the oldest justice and the second ever woman to sit on the Supreme Court, where she served for 27 years


Coronavirus: US health chiefs reverse advice on Covid-19 testing US health chiefs reverse advice on Covid-19 testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says anyone in close contact with a known infected person should take a test


Afghan mothers' names to be included on children's ID cards Afghan mothers' names to be included on children's ID cards

Afghan mothers will have their names printed on their children's national identity cards


13 killed in N. Afghanistan, Taliban attack repulsed 13 killed in N. Afghanistan, Taliban attack repulsed

Taliban attack to overrun the restive Dara-e-Suf Payan district in Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province


EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

European Parliament approved a resolution condemning the Floyd’s death and asking the EU to take a strong stance against racism


Killing in the name of God in Pakistan Killing in the name of God in Pakistan

State-backed sectarian violence is on the rise in Pakistan as authorities cosset and back hellbent Islamic Sunni radicals


Swedish clothing icon H&M joins global clamour to end human rights abuses in Xinjiang Swedish clothing icon H&M joins global clamour to end human rights abuses in Xinjiang

The fashion house said on Tuesday that it would no longer source cotton from Xinjiang


Israelis campaign against atrocities on Uyghur as it is 'genocide in making' Israelis campaign against atrocities on Uyghur as it is 'genocide in making'

Anne Destiny 1 is one of the few Israelis who are actively campaigning against the persecution of Uyghurs in northwest China


Stolen Hindu idols were discovered in UK Stolen Hindu idols were discovered in UK

Three bronze sculptures stolen from a southern Indian temple more than 40 years ago were found in the UK


Chinese debt casts shadow over Maldives' economy Chinese debt casts shadow over Maldives' economy

Chinese debttrap has cast a shadow over Maldivian economy with some estimates suggesting that island nation maybe owing huge amount to Beijing


With ISI support, pro-Khalistani group issues letter to discredit Milewski’s report on terror network With ISI support, pro-Khalistani group issues letter to discredit Milewski’s report on terror network

The letter has additionally been signed by pro-Khalistan Indra Prahst, who has sturdy connections with Pakistani Consulate in Vancouver


US agency releases advisory on activities of China's MSS US agency releases advisory on activities of China's MSS

This comes in the wake of reports about snooping by Chinese firms


India says National Cyber Security Coordinator will probe reports of snooping by Chinese firm India says National Cyber Security Coordinator will probe reports of snooping by Chinese firm

Sources told the agency that the government is deeply concerned with any report that suggests that foreign sources are accessing or seeking to access the personal data of Indian citizens without their consent


People who ruled country for decades lying to farmers about Bills: Modi People who ruled country for decades lying to farmers about Bills: Modi

Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal quit as the food processing minister over the Bills, which her party says are anti-farmer


Indian economy staring at double-digit decline as Covid-19 cases spike Indian economy staring at double-digit decline as Covid-19 cases spike

India’s economic recovery prospects have gone from bad to worse after the nation emerged as a new global hotspot


Netanyahu nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after Gulf accords Netanyahu nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Netanyahu was nominated by Paolo Grimoldi, a member of Italy’s parliament from the anti-migrant League party

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