Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (AFP) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned on Monday in a shock move after his political allies sought to bring...

Pakistan quarantines 200 near Iran border on virus fears

Quetta (Pakistan), Feb 24 (AFP) Pakistan began quarantining at least 200 people near the Iranian border, officials said Monday, as fears spiralled over the...

China’s virus-hit Wuhan revokes order to partially ease lockdown; Death toll reaches 2,592

Beijing, Feb 24 (PTI) China's coronavirus-hit Wuhan city on Monday revoked its decision to partially lift a month-long lockdown barely three hours after the...

Afghan peace deal receives ‘tremendous support’: President Trump

Washington/Agra, Feb 24 (PTI) The landmark Afghan peace deal has received "tremendous support", President Donald Trump said on Monday in India, ahead of a...

UN chief issues 7-point ‘call to action’ on human rights

Geneva, Feb 24 (AP) The head of the United Nations issued a "call to action" on Monday to countries, businesses and all people to...

US: Free speech no excuse for crimes of WikiLeaks’ Assange

LONDON , Feb 24 (AP) — The U.S. government began outlining its extradition case against Julian Assange in a London court on Monday, arguing...

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

LONDON, Feb 23 (AP): The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after...

Turkey says 8 killed by quake on Iran border

Istanbul, Feb 23 (AFP) Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Sunday eight people were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit...

Italy coronavirus cases surpass 100 as towns put on lockdown

Rome, Feb 23 (AFP): The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped to over 100, the president of the Lombardy region said on...

Sri Lanka appoints 6-member team to expedite Easter Sunday attack probe

Colombo, Feb 23 (PTI): The Sri Lankan government on Sunday appointed a six-member team to help police collect authentic information and expedite an ongoing...


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