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Death toll in building collapse in western India rises to 20, rescue continues

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The death toll rose to 20 in the residential building collapse at Bhiwandi, 38 km from Mumbai, India as the rescue operation continues...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

India’s federal minister tests positive for COVID-19

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India's federal junior minister for culture and tourism Prahlad Singh Patel has tested positive for COVID-19. Patel took to social...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism: South African official

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BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism and governance, South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said here on Wednesday. ...
Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

COVID-19: Foreign Ministry announces end of evacuation exercise

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Saturday said it has ended the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians abroad due to the COVID-19...
China and India

India, China trade blame over shots fired at disputed border

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India on Tuesday rejected Chinese allegations that its forces had crossed a disputed border and fired warning shots, instead accusing Chinese troops of the...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Asia-Pacific as India reports highest daily jump

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Asia-Pacific countries recorded more COVID-19 cases on Friday as India announced its biggest one-day spike of 83,341 infections, while Malaysia detected a new infection...
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Sept. 8, 2016. One civilian was killed and three others injured as a bicycle bomb planted by militants went off in Kabul on Thursday, police said. (Xinhua/Jawid Omid)

5 killed as car collides with truck in India

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Five people were killed Wednesday after a car they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck laden with sand in the southern...
New measles vaccine

Japanese government may offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all residents, India’s tally nears 3.8...

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Sources said the Japanese government is likely to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all residents, while India's tally approached 3.8 million on Wednesday, the...
clean energy

UN chief asks countries to embrace clean energy

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India and other countries around the world to embrace clean energy in order to recover better from...
flights

Not wearing mask can put flyers on no-fly list: India’s civil aviation watchdog

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India's civil aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Kumar said Friday refusal to wear a face mask on board a...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

India’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 3.3 million, S. Korea reports highest cases since March

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COVID-19 cases continue to surge in some Asia-Pacific countries on Thursday as India's tally surpassed 3.3 million while South Korea reported 441 new...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 810,000 — Johns Hopkins University

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Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 810,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With...
Stage Set Collapses

Many trapped as building collapses in south-west India

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Around 60 to 70 people are trapped under the debris of a five-storey building that collapsed in India's south-western state of Maharashtra on Monday...
Landslides

Landslide death toll rises to 43 in India’s southern Kerala state

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The death toll in a landslide in India's southern state of Kerala rose to 43 on Sunday as 17 more bodies were recovered during...
Landslides

Rain-triggered landslide kills 13 in India’s Kerala state

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At least 13 people have been killed after heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide in India’s southern state of Kerala on Friday, officials said. Twelve...
Migrants

Report: Britain records new daily high in migrant boat crossings

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The number of migrants who illegally crossed the English Channel from France to Britain in a single day has hit a new high, a...
alcohol

Toxic liquor believed to have killed 21 in India

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At least 21 people have died after allegedly consuming illegally-brewed poisonous alcohol in India's northern state of Punjab, prompting authorities to order an investigation,...
New measles vaccine

Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine underway in India

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by Peerzada Arshad Hamid Human trials for developing an indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 are going on in full swing in India. ...
A car is on display at the 57th O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama in Dallas, Texas, the United States, Feb. 19, 2017. The 57th O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama was closed on Sunday in Dallas. O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama is a famous custom car and hot rod show featuring hundreds of classic vehicles and several featured celebrities. More than 300 vehicles and motorcycles were displayed during this exhibition. It has attracted more than 40,000 people. (Xinhua/Tian Dan) (lrz)

Vehicle sales in India decline by 38 percent in June

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Passenger vehicle sales in India declined by 38.34 percent in June to 126,417, compared with 205,011 units last year, said the latest statistics released...
india

Over 23 percent population of Indian capital have COVID-19 antibodies

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Over 23 percent of Delhi's population in India has been affected by COVID-19, results of the recently conducted serological survey showed on Tuesday. ...
Russian military vehicle fires during the Center-2019 military exercise in Novosibirsk region, Russia, on Sept. 19, 2019. Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019) military exercises involving eight countries began on Monday in Russia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)

Russia, India to negotiate terms of sending military to each other

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The Russian government has approved talks between Russia and India on the terms of sending military to each other, according to an order published...
Covid Medical Supplies

Why is India experiencing sudden spike of COVID-19 cases?

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The total number of COVID-19 cases in India surpassed the 850,000-mark on Sunday with deaths nearing 23,000 as experts attributed the sudden spike...
Mike Oquaye Jnr Donates Motor Tricycles To Dome Kwabenya

Mike Oquaye Jnr Donates Motor Tricycles To Dome Kwabenya

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The Constituency Executives for the New Patriotic Party in Dome Kwabenya have taken delivery of five (5) Motor Tricycles from Ghana’s High Commissioner to...
The graphics shows an appendix released in the document titled "The Facts and China's Position Concerning the Indian Border Troops' Crossing of the China-India Boundary in the Sikkim Sector into the Chinese Territory." (Xinhua/Qu Zhendong)

Chinese military urges India to return to correct track of dialogue, negotiations

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A Chinese military spokesperson said Tuesday the Indian side should strictly restrain their frontline troops and return to the correct track of dialogue...
Amit Shah Meeting

India: Release imprisoned human rights defenders amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Mr Amit Shah Union Home Minister of India Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India   Re: Release human rights defenders at risk in the context of COVID-19   Dear Home...
Covid-19

COVID-19: New devices could transform COVID-19 patient treatment and protect health care workers

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The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) has today described the development of two novel devices, a negative pressure procedural tent...
India Trekking

Dozens of migrant laborers die trekking home in India’s lockdown

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Nearly three dozen migrant laborers have died over the past one week in various parts of India, while walking long distances to their home...
Air Tanzania

250 Tanzanians stranded in India over COVID-19 to be sent home

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A total of 250 Tanzanians stranded in India after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic will be sent home by the national carrier Air...
maglev train

India’s main opposition party pledges to train tickets for stranded migrant workers

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India's main opposition Congress party on Monday attacked the government for charging train tickets from stranded migrant workers and labourers going back to their...
Swine flu

Over 2,500 pigs die of African swine flu in India

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More than 2,500 pigs have died of African swine flu in India's north-eastern state of Assam over the past few days, confirmed a state...