Sat, 19 Sep 2020

News Trans-Pacific Partnership in UK sights

The news that Japan and the UK have reached a trade agreement in principle was heralded by

Coronavirus watch updates, Sept. 19

A passenger wearing a face mask is seen on a metro train in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 12, 2020. ...

Pak rejects India's demand in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 19 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday rejected India's demand that an Indian lawyer or a Queen counsel should ...

Journalist Terry Milewski tears into pro-Khalistani group

Ottawa [Canada], September 19 (ANI): Reacting sharply to pro-Khalistani group's letter against his report on Khalistani terror network, Journalist Terry ...

Wake-up call for Gilgit-Baltistan

By Dr Amjad Ayub MirzaGlasglow [UK], September 19 (ANI): Recently Pakistan's opposition parties thwarted an attempt by Pakistan's Prime Minister ...

BIR assures Senate of full support for FIST Bill

CALOOCAN CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has assured senators of its full support for ...

DOJ works double time on cases of drug-related deaths

CALOOCAN CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Justice ( DOJ) is working double-time in its review of cases ...

PH, UN working on human rights joint program

CALOOCAN CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) -- The Philippines has informed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and ...

An uncertain future for migrant workers, in a post-pandemic world

Gary Ryhhart, Senior Specialist on Employers' Activities, ILO, by Gary RyhnartGary Rynhart: When COVID-19 spread around the world, many migrants ...

RITES announces share buyback at Rs 265 per share

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Sep 19 (ANI): The board of directors at government-owned RITES Ltd has approved buy-back of 96.98 lakh ...

US Sanctions Chinese Company Developing Resort in Cambodia

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed economic sanctions on a Chinese company that operates in Cambodia, citing its land seizure ...

Asia Album: Protecting oceans in Philippines, keeping them blue and clean

Volunteers and members of various government agencies collect rubbish along the coast of Manila Bay in Manila, the Philippines on ...

North Korean Appeals Extradition From Malaysia to US

A North Korean businessman on Friday appealed a December 2019 ruling by a Malaysian court that cleared his deportation to ...

A week in Covid-19: infections rise, notably in Europe

As the number of infections increase across the world, and especially in Europe, here is a weekly roundup of developments ...

Vocal for local: Tripura CM launches bamboo cookies, honey bottle

Agartala (Tripura) [India], September 19 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday launched bamboo cookies and bamboo-made honey ...

China's Economy Sends Mixed Signals on Recovery and Demand

China's economy has sent mixed signals on its recovery in a little over a week as retail sales rose slightly ...

Tropical Storm Noul Makes Landfall in Central Vietnam

Tropical storm Noul made landfall Friday in central Vietnam, killing at least one person and triggering heavy rain in the ...

Nepal begins its first broad-gauge railway service trials

Janakpur [Nepal], September 18 (ANI): Trial for Nepal's first broad-gauge railway service in Janakpur has begun from Friday with the ...

Civilian injured in ceasefire violation in J-K's Balakot

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 18 (ANI): One civilian injured in ceasefire violation in the Balakot sector of Poonch ...

Anand Kripalu appointed as new RCB chairman

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 18 (ANI): Diageo India on Friday announced the appointment of Anand Kripalu as the new chairman ...

Justin Ontong sets sights on improving Proteas fielding

With the 2020/21 cricket season looming , Proteas fielding coach Justin Ontong has stressed the importance of his area of ...

2 Cabinet officials laud Baguio's effort in opening up economy

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) - - Secretary Vince Dizon, National Action Plan Against COVID - 19 Deputy Chief Implementer ...

PBA picks Clark as bubble venue for season resumption

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Sept.18 (PIA) -- Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has chosen Clark as official bubble venue for the ...

Day after lifting lockdown, Nepal reports 2020 new COVID-19 cases

Kathmandu [Nepal], September 18 (ANI): With 2020 new COVID-19 cases, Nepal on Friday recorded an all-time high just a day ...

Hockey has made us financially independent, says Rani Rampal

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 18 (ANI): In an attempt to encourage youngsters to take up hockey, women's skipper Rani Rampal ...

Niine forays Into hygiene and personal care

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], September 18 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Niine, widely known for sanitary napkins, innovative biodegradable disposal bags and bold advertising ...

Pakistan violates ceasefire at J-K's Poonch

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 18 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in ...

Existence of communal harmony in Bangladesh

Dhaka [Bangladesh], September 18 (ANI): The people in Bangladesh are celebrating 2020-21 as the Mujib Year to commemorate the father ...

Equity indices close lower on profit booking, Dr Reddy's up 10 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep 18 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices swung into the red territory during second half of trading session ...

Pakistan initiates ceasefire in J-K's Bandipora

Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 18 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday initiated an unprovoked ceasefire along the Line of Control ...

ADB vows to be developing Asia's partner for recovery from Covid-19

Manila [The Philippines], Sep 18 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to partnering with developing economies in Asia ...

US charges five Chinese nationals for global hacking

Washington [US], September 18 (ANI): The United States has charged five Chinese nationals and two Malaysian nationals over global hacking ...

Feel empowered, says women of Nepal's Gorkha district

Gorkha [Nepal], September 18 (ANI): Radha Ramtel, once a mason during the Nepal Housing Reconstruction Project in Gorkha district, now ...

People in PoK desperate for freedom from Pakistan govt: Activist

Geneva [Switzerland], September 18 (ANI): Highlighting the atrocities comitted by Pakistan in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Amjad Ayub Mirza, an ...

Nepal to receive its first wide gauge railway engine, coaches today

Kathmandu [Nepal], September 18 (ANI): Two sets of railways including engine and coaches to revive railway connection between Jayanagar in ...

Indian-Pacific Quad working together to break Chinese monopoly

Canberra [Australia], September 18 (ANI): In a bid to break the Chinese monopoly on processing rare earth elements, the Indian-Pacific ...

Philippines Denies Claim of Increased Police Drug-Related Killings

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office Wednesday denied a claim made this month by the international rights group ...

Germany, France, UK Rebuke Beijing Over South China Sea

The United Kingdom, France and Germany have signed a joint note denouncing China's claims in the South China Sea, in ...

City mayor, British envoy sign 'Better Health Programme' MOU

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) - Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas and British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce virtually ...

US Open champion Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open

Freshly crowned US Open champion Osaka said in posts on Instagram and Twitter.On Sunday, Osaka rallied from a set down ...

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Trump to nominate third justice following Ginsburg's death

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who has been regarded as an iconic champion of women's ...

Threat of global famine looming yet again, says UN food body chief

The global hunger crisis caused by conflict and now compounded by COVID-19 is moving into a dangerous phase, the head ...

Exploring the most promising locations for extra-terrestrial life

The Earth's biosphere contains all the known ingredients necessary for life as we know it. Broadly speaking these are: liquid ...

National Football League celebrates centenary

The lack of grandeur is startling now, the two yellowed, typewritten pages chronicling a small after-hours business meeting bearing no ...

Number of children living in poverty rises to 1.2 billion

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a major rise in child poverty across the world. In a new UNICEF and Save ...

Iranian government lashes out at Pompeo over human rights remarks

TEHRAN, Iran (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh dismissed the U.S. State Department secretary's tweets on Iran's internal ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

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