French prime minister resigns, successor to be named

Published On: July 3, 2020 02:16 PM NPT By: Associated Press

PARIS, July 3: France is to name a new prime minister “in the coming hours,” the country’s presidency said Friday, shortly after announcing Edouard Philippe’s resignation amid an expected reshuffle.

Modi visits Himalayan border where troops clashed with China

Published On: July 3, 2020 01:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, July 3: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh on Friday, officials said, weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on their disputed border there, escalating tension between the Asian giants.

India adds 20,000 virus cases, over 370 deaths

Published On: July 3, 2020 10:58 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, July 3: India reported another single-day record high of new virus cases Friday while its monuments like the Taj Mahal will reopen for tourists next week.

NEW YORK, July 3: The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the largest daily increase any country has ever reported, according to a Reuters tally.

Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100

Published On: July 2, 2020 03:03 PM NPT By: Reuters

MYANMAR, July 2: A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 100 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a pile of mine waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried scores of workers.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 2: New Zealand’s health minister resigned Thursday following a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic.

MUMBAI/GUWAHATI, India, July 2: India’s coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry said.

Twitter removes image tweet by Trump over copyright complaint

Published On: July 2, 2020 08:50 AM NPT By: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2: Twitter Inc has taken down an image tweet by the U.S. President Donald Trump on June 30, in response to a report from a copyright holder.

ANKARA, Turkey, July 1: Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday.

Six dead, 16 injured after boiler blast at NLC India

Published On: July 1, 2020 03:53 PM NPT By: Reuters

CHENNAI, July 1: At least six people have died and 16 were injured in a boiler blast at NLC India Ltd’s power plant in Neyveli in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, local police said on Wednesday, in the site’s second such explosion in two months.