HALF OF INDIANS LIKELY TO HAVE HAD CORONAVIRUS BY NEXT FEBRUARY: GOVERNMENT PANEL

Mon 19 October 2020: At least half of the country’s 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a central government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday. India has so far reported 7.55 million cases […]

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PAKISTAN LIFTS BAN ON TIKTOK

Mon 19 October 2020: The company has assured the authorities that it will take steps to control “indecent and immoral” on the app Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has been restored in Pakistan after it assured the authorities it would “block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality”. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said […]

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PROTEST IN THAILAND CONTINUES AS THAI POLICE INVESTIGATE MEDIA OUTLETS

Mon 19 October 2020: Thousands of anti-government protesters took over key intersections in Bangkok on Sunday, defying a ban on protests for the fourth day with chants of “down with dictatorship” and “reform the monarchy.” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former junta leader turned prime minister that the protesters want to oust, is concerned about […]

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AFGHANISTAN: AT LEAST 20 KILLED AND OVER 100 WOUNDED IN A CAR BOMBING

Sun 18 October 2020: At least 20 people were killed and over 100 others wounded in a car bombing in the central Ghor province of Afghanistan on Sunday, officials confirmed. The incident took place in Feroz Koh city, the provincial capital, at around 11:00 a.m. (0630 GMT) when a car packed with explosives detonated near […]

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“PAKISTAN STANDS WITH AZERBAIJAN IN ITS QUEST TO RESOLVE NAGORNO-KARABAKH ISSUE” IMRAN KHAN TWEET

Sun 18 October 2020: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday extended “warmest felicitations” to Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and Azeri people on the country’s Independence Day. “We pay tribute to Azeri forces valiantly defending their territorial integrity,” said the premier, referring to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. I […]

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INDIA RANKS 94 AMONG 107 COUNTRIES IN GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX 2020

Sun 18 October 2020: India’s child wasting rate is only slightly better than it was last year, at 20.8%. Child stunting is also extremely high across South Asia India now ranks 94th among 107 countries in terms of hunger, and continues to be in the ‘severe’ hunger category according to the Global Hunger Index 2020. According […]

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TIKTOK BAN: NO RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM PTA DESPITE EFFORTS, TIKTOK CLAIM

Sat 17 October 2020: TikTok the highly popular video-sharing app — said on Saturday it had “received no communication” from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) despite the regulator’s acknowledgement and appreciation of the company’s efforts to comply with the country’s laws and to increase its content moderation. In a press release, TikTok said it was […]

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PM TRUDEAU SAYS CANADA WON’T STOP CALLING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA

Sat 17 October 2020: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will not stop standing up for human rights in China – or calling out Beijing for its coercive approach to diplomacy. Trudeau says that includes the situation in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy activists have been protesting a widely criticized national security law imposed on the […]

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