Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing By AP | Last Updated: 9th August, 2020, 13:21

He also urged Japan’s government and lawmakers to quickly sign the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

Mahathir seeks Parliament vote as new Malaysian PM sworn-in Mahathir seeks Parliament vote as new Malaysian PM sworn-in

Muhyiddin Yassin, a seasoned politician who once famously quipped that he is Malay first and Malaysian second, is sworn in at the palace Sunday


78-year-old is Australia’s first coronavirus fatality 78-year-old is Australia’s first coronavirus fatality

His 79-year-old wife is also infected with the disease during the cruise and remains in a Perth hospital

 


Ecuador reports 1st new virus case; Mexico confirms 2 more Ecuador reports 1st new virus case; Mexico confirms 2 more

Ecuador's Health Minister Catalina Andramuño Zeballos said a more-than-70-year-old Ecuadoran woman who lives in Spain arrived in the country on Feb. 14 showing no symptoms of illness


Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds engaged and expecting baby UK PM Johnson and partner expecting baby

Mr Johnson, 55, and Ms Symonds, 31, become the first unmarried couple to occupy Downing Street when they moved in last year


New Malaysia PM sworn in amid crisis, Mahathir fights on New Malaysia PM sworn in amid crisis, Mahathir fights on

The Southeast Asian nation was plunged into turmoil a week ago as Mahathir's reformist "Pact of Hope" alliance, which stormed to a historic victory in 2018, collapsed


Afghan conflict: Trump hails deal with Taliban to end 18-year war Trump says Taliban deal to 'bring our people home'

Trump says 5,000 US troops would leave Afghanistan by May and he would meet Taliban leaders in the near future, without specifying where


South Carolina primary: Joe Biden on course for large win Biden bid to take on Trump gets major boost

He is set for a large victory in South Carolina's primary, where voters have been picking who they want to be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 US election


Coronavirus: US confirms first death, in Washington state US confirms first coronavirus death

More than 86,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in 57 countries around the world 


Coronavirus: Over 86,000 infected globally, over 2,900 deaths Coronavirus: Over 86,000 infected globally, over 2,900 deaths

The latest figures, based on WHO and national counts


Coronavirus: Nasa images show China pollution clear amid slowdown

Coronavirus: Nasa images show China pollution clear amid slowdown

China has recorded nearly 80,000 cases of the virus since the outbreak began


US signs peace deal with Taliban to withdraw forces within 14 months US, Taliban sign historic deal on Afghanistan’s future

The agreement is expected to lead to a dialogue between the Taliban and the Kabul government


"Continue to #BeBest": Melania Trump recalls India visit

Thank you President @Rashtrapatibhvn and First Lady Savita Kovind for the warm welcome to the Presidential Palace


Parents slam Serbia bill in chilling 'missing babies' cases Parents slam Serbia bill in chilling 'missing babies' cases

For years, Mirjana Novokmet has tried to find out what happened to her first child back in 1978


Home Office boss of UK quits over 'campaign against him' Home Office boss of UK quits over 'campaign against him'

Sir Philip Rutnam said there had been a "vicious and orchestrated" campaign against him in Home Secretary Priti Patel's office


US set to sign peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban US set to sign peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban

US is poised to sign a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan 


Coronavirus: Unexplained West Coast cases raise fears in US Coronavirus: Unexplained West Coast cases raise fears in US

The patients - in California, Oregon and Washington State - have no known connection to a badly hit country


Coronavirus Coronavirus "Once-in-a-Century" pathogen: Bill Gates

Philanthropist Bill Gates urged wealthy nations to help low and middle-income countries strengthen their health systems


On stage, Indian ministers eat chicken to dispel coronavirus fears Indian ministers eat chicken to dispel coronavirus fears

On the stage, Telangana minister KT Rama Rao is seen taking a quick bite and his colleagues Etela Rajender, Talasani Srinivas Yadav and others are also seen digging in


Malaysia's Mahathir out as PM as rival takes power Malaysia's Mahathir out as PM as rival takes power

Muhyiddin Yassin will be sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Sunday


Boiler blast inside chemical factory in India kills 4 Boiler blast inside chemical factory in India kills 4

At least four people were killed and 30 others injured in a boiler blast inside a chemical factory in the nortrn Indian


One killed in clash over CAA in Meghalaya, mobile internet services suspended in 6 districts One killed in clash over CAA in Meghalaya

The clashes between the Khasi Students Union members and non-tribals broke out during anti-CAA and pro-ILP meeting held in Ichamati area of the district on Friday


Coronavirus: India temporarily suspends visa on arrival for Japan, South Korea Coronavirus: India suspends visa for Japan, South Korea

The development comes a day after India evacuated 119 Indians and 5 foreigners who were on board the coronavirus-hit cruise ship, Diamond Princess, moored off the Japanese coast


3 labourers trapped in stone mine at UP’s Sonbhadra, rescue operation on 3 labourers trapped in stone mine in India’s Uttar Pradesh

Another labourer has been rescued in the wee hours of Saturday


Trump calls coronavirus Democrats' 'new hoax' Trump calls coronavirus Democrats' 'new hoax'

Trump accused Democrats of "politicising" the coronavirus threat


COVID-19 cases rise to 888 in Italy, 21 dead COVID-19 cases rise to 888 in Italy, 21 dead

The majority of the infections, or 531, are recorded in the northern Lombardy region, followed by the northern Veneto region (151 cases)


Death toll of coronavirus in China climbs to 2,835 with 47 more fatalities Death toll of coronavirus in China climbs to 2,835

One person died in Beijing and another in Henan province, while 45 died in Hubei


Malaysia's Mahathir says he has support to return as PM Mahathir says he has support to return as PM

The unlikely alliance between Mahathir and Anwar, longtime rivals, crumbls Monday after Mahathir's Bersatu party quit in a bid to form a new government with several opposition parties


John Ratcliffe: Trump picks lawmaker again for US spy boss Trump re-nominates Ratcliffe for US spy chief

President Trump first chose Mr Ratcliffe in July last year, but withdrew his nomination amid concerns that he was underqualified


US prepares to sign agreement with Taliban Saturday US prepares to sign agreement with Taliban Saturday

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to attend the signing in Qatar


Coronavirus: South Korea sees its largest rise in coronavirus cases Largest daily rise in S Korea coronavirus cases

The increase brings the total number of infections in South Korea to 2,931, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC)


Death toll of Pakistan's train-bus collision rises to 30: official Death toll of Pakistan's train-bus collision rises to 30

The speedy thrust of the train broke the bus into dozens of pieces that spread along the railway track


Coronavirus: At least 210 have died in Iran, say hospital sources At least 210 coronavirus death reported in Iran

It comes after a member of parliament for Qom accused the authorities of a cover-up and the US expressed concern that they may not be sharing information


Train, bus collision kills at least 18 in Pakistan: officials 18 killed in bus, train collision in Pakistan

The incident takes place in Sukkur district, where the incoming Pakistan Express -- on its way from Karachi to Lahore -- hit the bus, which is heading to Sargodha in central Punjab province


WHO raises global virus risk to maximum level WHO raises global virus risk to maximum level

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the risk is being raised to "very high" because of the continued increase in cases and the number of new countries affected in recent days


Tehran Friday prayers fall victim to coronavirus Tehran Friday prayers fall victim to coronavirus

A decision on lower schools will be made the night of Feb 28. Education Minister Mohsen Haji Mirzani urges teachers to deliver their lessons online until schools reopen


Turkey raises death toll to 33 troops in Syrian airstrike Turkey raises death toll to 33 troops in Syrian airstrike

Turkey raised the death toll from a Syrian government airstrike on its forces in northwestern Syria the previous night


Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including leaders Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including leaders

 After facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the United States, Iran's Shiite theocracy now has an enemy


Mob slid down ropes, burnt Delhi school, used it as base for attacks Mob slid down ropes, burnt Delhi school, used it as base for attacks

The attackers used ropes - hung from an adjacent building (also a school) - to enter the school premises


Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus

The Japanese island of Hokkaido is declaring a state of emergency over the rapid spread of the new virus 

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