China to test 9 million after fresh outbreak

Published On: October 12, 2020 12:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Oct 12: Chinese health authorities will test all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found, the government announced Monday.

WASHINGTON, Oct 11: U.S. President Donald Trump appeared back to his old self on Saturday as he addressed supporters at the White House in his first public event since being diagnosed with COVID-19 and his doctor said he was no longer a transmission risk.

India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency

Published On: October 11, 2020 12:42 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, Oct 11: India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.

SEOUL, Oct 11: North Korea unveiled previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday that showcased the country’s long-range weapons for the first time in two years.

Pakistan bans Chinese app TikTok over unlawful content

Published On: October 10, 2020 05:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Oct 10: Pakistan blocked the Chinese social media app TikTok, saying the company failed to fully comply with the instructions to develop an effective mechanism to control unlawful content.

India's coronavirus infections rise by 70,496 to 6.91 million

Published On: October 10, 2020 12:05 PM NPT By: Reuters

BENGALURU, Oct 10: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 70,496 in the last 24 hours to 6.91 million on Friday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

2020 U.S. ELECTION: What you need to know right now

Published On: October 9, 2020 04:58 PM NPT By: Reuters

UNITED STATES, Oct 9: President Donald Trump is stepping up his plans to return to the campaign trail after being sidelined for a week with COVID-19. He is considering holding weekend rallies in the battleground states of Florida and Pennsylvania.

World Food Program bags Nobel Peace Prize

Published On: October 9, 2020 02:57 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Program (WFP).

Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded Friday in Oslo

Published On: October 9, 2020 01:49 PM NPT By: Associated Press

OSLO, Oct 9: The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Friday at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) in Oslo, with no shortage of causes or candidates on this year’s list.

LONDON, Oct 8:  The British parliament’s defence committee said on Thursday that it had found clear evidence that telecoms giant Huawei had colluded with the Chinese state and said Britain may need to remove all Huawei equipment earlier than planned.