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Masks and no ablution: Saudis flock to reopened mosques
on 31 May 2020 at 21:04
After China's security law, Hong Kongers hit panic button; Big spike in immigration inquiries
on 31 May 2020 at 19:20
The new law under which China can establish the presence of its security forces in Hong Kong for the first-time evoked strong protests from thousands of local people. The protests were expected to be intensified in the coming weeks. China says the new law is aimed at throttling secession, subversion, terrorism, foreign interference or activities that threaten national security.
PM Modi rejuvenates 'samosa diplomacy' with Australia's Scott Morrison ahead of video summit
on 31 May 2020 at 16:29
"Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa! Looks delicious, PM @ScottMorrisonMP! Once we achieve a decisive victory against COVID-19, we will enjoy the Samosas together. Looking forward to our video meet on the 4th," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Pull together, avoid pessimism in this coronavirus era: Pope
on 31 May 2020 at 15:49
Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's death
on 31 May 2020 at 15:18
Britain will not 'look away' from Hong Kong responsibilities: Raab
on 31 May 2020 at 15:08
Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months
on 31 May 2020 at 13:15
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, reopened on Sunday after being closed for over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands take to streets in NY to protest death of Floyd
on 31 May 2020 at 12:00
Curfews and clashes as US race protests escalate
on 31 May 2020 at 11:56
Curfews were imposed in major US cities Saturday as clashes over police brutality escalated across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Trump that his govt would stop the violent protests "cold." Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta were among two dozen cities ordering people to stay indoors overnight as more states called in National Guard soldiers to help control the civil unrest
G-haan: Trump wants to expand G7 to G10/11 to include India
on 31 May 2020 at 11:42
US President Donald Trump wants to reformat G7, the group of seven advanced economies in the world, to make it a G10 or G11 that would include India, Australia, South Korea, and Russia. Calling the existing formation “outdated,” Trump revealed the idea of an expanded group after announcing that he was scrubbing the G7 he had planned to host at Camp David in June.
Afghan reporter killed as govt says ready for Taliban dialogue
on 30 May 2020 at 22:11
A roadside bomb killed a television journalist in Kabul on Saturday, soon after a top Afghan official appointed to lead peace talks with the Taliban said his team was ready for the long-delayed dialogue. The insurgents denied responsibility for the blast, which targeted a minibus carrying 15 employees of private television channel Khurshid TV.
Their Minneapolis restaurant burned, but they back the protest
on 30 May 2020 at 20:43
On Friday morning, as dawn broke through the smoke hanging over Minneapolis, the Gandhi Mahal Restaurant was severely damaged by fire. Hafsa Islam, whose father owns the Bangladeshi Indian restaurant with members of his family, woke at 6 am to hear the news. “At first, I was angry,” said Islam, 18. “This is my family’s main source of income.”
EU urges Trump to rethink cutting funding to WHO
on 30 May 2020 at 19:45
The European Union on Saturday urged US President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to cut American funding for the World Health Organisation amid global criticism of the move, as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere served as a reminder the global pandemic is far from contained.
Nawaz Sharif was against Pakistan's nuclear tests: Sheikh Rasheed
on 30 May 2020 at 18:10
Pakistan's Railways Minister Shiekh Rashid on Saturday claimed that the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif was against conducting the nuclear tests in 1998 in response to India's tests.
Drive-in UK care home visits for socially distant times
on 30 May 2020 at 16:20
In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd
on 30 May 2020 at 15:49
As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some US embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the law.
Israeli police kill unarmed Palestinian in Jerusalem
on 30 May 2020 at 14:33
Officer charged with George Floyd's death as protests flare
on 30 May 2020 at 13:04
The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck as he begged for air was arrested on Friday and charged with murder, and crowds broke overnight curfews imposed to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have spread to cities across the US.
China home-built aircraft carrier conducting sea trials
on 30 May 2020 at 12:10
The Shandong's commissioning last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the country's rise as a regional naval power at a time of tensions with the US and others over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea. It is the second Chinese aircraft carrier to enter service after the Liaoning, which was originally purchased as a hulk from Ukraine and entirely refurbished.
Trump bans entry of certain groups of Chinese students to US
on 30 May 2020 at 10:19
Adding that the PRC authorities use some Chinese students, mostly post‑graduate students and post-doctorate researchers, to operate as non-traditional collectors of intellectual property, US President Donald Trump stated that entry of certain Chinese students to study or conduct research in the US would be detrimental to the interest of the country.