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China Lending Bangladesh Almost $1 BN For Teesta River Project

Bangladesh is to receive a loan of nearly U.S. $1 billion from China for a project to maintain levels in ...


Vikram Kumar Doraiswami appointed India's next envoy to Bangladesh

New Delhi [India], Aug 14 (ANI): Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, Foreign Service officer of batch 1992, has been appointed India's next ...


India-Bangladesh building ties to ship goods to NorthEast

Kolkata/Dhaka [India/ Bangladesh], Aug 12 (ANI): Shipping goods from Kolkata to northeastern states is costlier and time-consuming. The 'chicken's neck' ...


Tilak's legacy continues to be significant for India-Myanmar ties

Mandalay [Myanmar], August 12 (ANI): India-Myanmar ties are rooted in decades of shared ethnic, cultural and historical bonds. The land ...


Thai King Welcomes New Officials as Protests Rage

Thailand's King swore in six new cabinet officials Wednesday amid unprecedented student-led protests that have erupted in recent days denouncing ...


Iran Futsal Unchanged in World Futsal Ranking

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran futsal team remained unchanged in the latest Futsal World Ranking. - Sports news - Team Melli ...


COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reach 271,881, deaths near 3,600

DHAKA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reached 271,881 on Friday as over 2,700 ...


Live COVID-19 Updates: Tokyo reports 389 new daily cases

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - ...


Laos confirms 2 more cases of COVID-19

VIENTIANE, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Laos has detected two more confirmed COVID-19 cases, with its total number rising to 22. ...


Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Aug. 13

NEW YORK -- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 750,000 on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) ...


Live COVID-19 updates: Iran registers 2,625 new COVID-19 cases

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - ...


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Ex-Kyrgyz President's Prison Sentence Upheld

BISHKEK -- The Bishkek City Court has upheld a lower court's ruling sentencing former President Almazbek Atambaev to 11 years ...

The rise and fall of Black British writing

In many ways, the current state of the world seems unprecedented. The last few years - but especially 2020 - ...

PH gets last 50 of 130 ventilators from China

PARAnAQUE CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) -- The Philippine Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has received 50 ventillators ...

FDA says COVID-19 vaccine may be approved by end of 2020

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday given a best case scenario, ...

Binan City nakikipagtulungan sa mga kumpanya laban sa COVID-19

BAY, Laguna, Agosto 14 (PIA) - Patuloy ang pakikipagtulungan ng Lungsod ng Binan sa mga pabrika sa kanilang lokalidad lalo't ...

Stop oppression of Sikh girls, Congress Amritsar MP warns Pakistan PM

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], August 14 (ANI): A Congress Member of Parliament from Amritsar city has written to Pakistan Prime Minister ...

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Stocks in Asia move higher, but Hong Kong markets drift

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were on the rise on Friday, while the U.S. dollar was mixed. Only the ...

Home prices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen rise slightly

BEIJING, Cina Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's housing market remained stable overall in July, with home prices in 70 major ...

U.S. industrial stocks lose ground, Nasdaq makes modest gain

NEW YORK, New York - Industrial stocks in the United States had a rare off day on Thursday despite good ...

Dublin business targeted in major international fraud

DUBLIN, Ireland - An Garda Sochna's economic bureau has foiled a mutli-million euro invoice redirect fraud. On Tuesday the Bank ...

Fears mount over last weeks of Trump presidency if he loses

What could happen to America if Trump were to further, severely crash the U.S. economy the day after Joe Biden ...

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Trump stuns with diplomatic breakthrough, UAE and Israel form pact

ABU DHABI, UAE - A phone call by U.S. President Donald Trump clinched what is being described as an 'historic ...


3 dozen rights experts demand accountability for catastrophic blast

The catastrophic blast which led to the deaths of more than 200 in Beirut on 4 August, has prompted more ...


Perth man allegedly stole from dead girlfriend's bank accounts

PERTH, Western Australia - A 28-year-old man was scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrate's Court on Friday over allegations he ...


NYC man who was on way to join Pakistani terrorist group sentenced

NEW YORK CITY, New York - A man who was arrested as he was about to board a plane at ...


WFP in rush to supply Lebanese capital with emergency food supplies

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The World Food Programme (WFP) is racing to prevent food shortages in Lebanon as the country continues ...


Rush, but not race, to develop coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come ...


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