PRAGUE, Sept 20: The Czech government could declare a state of emergency if a recent spike in coronavirus cases continues in the coming days, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said.

India's coronavirus infections surge to 5.4 million

Published On: September 20, 2020 03:44 PM NPT By: Reuters

MUMBAI, Sept 20: India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Sunday.

NEW DELHI, Sept 20: Police in India’s capital city on Saturday said they had arrested a local freelance journalist on allegations he was passing “sensitive information” to Chinese intelligence officers.

Biggest Thai protest in years targets government and monarchy

Published On: September 19, 2020 08:41 PM NPT By: Reuters

BANGKOK, Sept 19: Around 20,000 people protested in Thailand’s capital on Saturday against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, with many demonstrators also calling for reforms to the monarchy.

Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials

Published On: September 18, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Sept 18: The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

Global virus cases top 30 million, tally shows

Published On: September 18, 2020 03:43 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Sept 18: Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

Taiwan urges China to show restraint amid military tensions

Published On: September 18, 2020 02:22 PM NPT By: Reuters

TAIPEI, Sept 18: Taiwan’s presidential office urged China on Friday to exercise restraint, saying its recent aggressive behaviour in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding region did not help its international image.

Australia pays $3.7 M to help news agency though pandemic

Published On: September 18, 2020 01:47 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept 18: The Australian government on Friday announced a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism.

BEIJING/TAIPEI, Sept 18: China began combat drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the same day a senior U.S. official began high-level meetings in Taipei, as tensions rose and Beijing denounced tightening ties between Chinese-claimed Taiwan and the United States.

MUMBAI, Sept 18: India recorded 96,424 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 5.2 million, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday.