Thai protesters demand action as air pollution clouds Bangkok

Published On: January 23, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

BANGKOK, Jan 23: Dozens of activists held a rare protest on Thursday over air pollution in Bangkok, a day after Thai officials closed schools due to concern over the impact.

US to impose visa restrictions for pregnant women

Published On: January 23, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Jan 23: The Trump administration is coming out Thursday with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport.

BEIJING, Jan 23: China decided Thursday to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush.

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

Published On: January 23, 2020 03:42 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIRUT, Jan 23: Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran hopes to exploit to help realize the goal.

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

Published On: January 23, 2020 03:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JERUSALEM, Jan 23: Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism.

BEIRUT, Jan 23: Militants in Syria set off car bombs and used heavy gunfire to storm army positions in Idlib on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported.

SYDNEY, Jan 23: Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.

LOS ANGELES, Jan 23: Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not seen in a year and a half.

GENEVA, Jan 23: The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China.

China locks down city of 11 million at epicentre of virus outbreak

Published On: January 23, 2020 01:44 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, Jan 23: China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.