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India’s Modi urges citizens to stay alert to virus as lockdown eases

31 May, 2020

NEW DELHI – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned the country to remain vigilant against the spread of coronavirus as the country prepares a phased re-opening of activities even

31 May, 2020

NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has launched two Americans into orbit from Florida in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of

29 May, 2020

Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says

BEIJING – China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country’s most senior generals said, a rhetorical escalation between

29 May, 2020

China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as US tensions rise

HONG KONG/BEIJING/WASHINGTON – China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists and Western countries fear could erode the city’s

22 May, 2020

New Zealand opposition leader ousted as PM Ardern’s popularity soars

WELLINGTON – The leader of New Zealand’s main opposition party has been ousted after opinion polls showed he was no match for the soaring popularity of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

22 May, 2020 | World News

Philippine lawmaker proposes tax targeting tech giants to fund virus fight

MANILA – A Philippine lawmaker has introduced a bill in parliament aimed at taxing big tech firms such as Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Youtube, Netflix and Spotify, to raise funds

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22 May, 2020 | World News

China set to impose new Hong Kong security law, Trump warns of strong US reaction

HONG KONG/BEIJING/WASHINGTON – China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after last year’s pro-democracy unrest, a Chinese official said on Thursday, drawing a warning from President Donald Trump that Washington

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19 May, 2020 | World News,Australia News

China’s embassy says Australia claim of WHA vindication is “a joke”

SYDNEY – China has derided as “a joke” an Australian assertion that a resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) for an enquiry into the novel coronavirus was a vindication of

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19 May, 2020 | World News

South Korea’s BTS boyband management apologises over bar visit

SEOUL – The manager of South Korea’s popular boyband BTS has apologised on behalf of one of its members who went to a bar in April, contrary to government advice,

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19 May, 2020 | World News

Taiwan tells US it is complying with N.Korea sanctions

TAIPEI – Taiwan is complying with international sanctions against North Korea, a senior Taiwanese security official told the United States’ deputy representative for North Korea, having previously been called out

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