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U.S. targets Chinese officials following end of Hong Kong democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States has imposed sanctions on seven Chinese officials, all deputy directors at the China-Hong Kong liaison ...

Taliban poised to restore dark days in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 25 (ANI): The Taliban, who are rapidly gaining territory in Afghanistan as the US withdraws its forces, ...

INS Airavat reaches Indonesia with 300 oxygen concentrators

Jakarta [Indonesia] July 25 (ANI): INS Airavat on Sunday reached Indonesia with 300 oxygen concentrators and 100 metric tonnes (MT) ...

Blinken visit to India: Afghanistan, Pak sponsored terror

By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be visiting India on July ...

Asia Album: Vietnamese capital imposes highest level of social distancing

© Provided by Xinhua HANOI, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese capital Hanoi is applying the country's strictest social distancing ...

Asia Album: Philippines evacuates thousands amid flood threat

© Provided by Xinhua MANILA, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines has evacuated more than 15,000 people in Metro Manila ...

33 people killed in Taliban-held areas in Kandahar province

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 25 (ANI): As many as 33 people were assassinated in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province over the past ...

Pakistan, China reaffirm resolve to further partnership

Beijing [China], July 24 (ANI): Pakistan and China on Saturday reaffirmed their resolve to further strengthen their strategic cooperative partnership ...

"Madhya Pradesh can become industrial hub": CM

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 24 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday stated that the state ...

"I always want a world record," says Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei

© Provided by Xinhua Zhang Yufei aims to win China's first swimming gold and break the world record at the ...

Emirates extends suspension of flights to UAE from Pak

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 24 (ANI): Emirates has extended its suspension of flights from Pakistan and three other South Asian countries ...

US Defense Secretary Heads to Southeast Asia

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA - U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is heading to Southeast Asia to unify allies concerned by China's ...

China gets off to flying start in badminton mixed doubles opener

© Provided by Xinhua Speaking of their first-ever journey to the Olympics, the Chinese pair said that the Olympic atmosphere ...

Ending absolute poverty in China boosts inclusive development worldwide

© Provided by Xinhua The global significance of China's poverty alleviation lies in the fact that the country has provided ...

US Diplomat Blinken to visit India next week

By Reena BhardwajWashington [US], July 24 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive in New Delhi late Tuesday, ...

Asia Album: Malaysia sees fresh high daily COVID-19 cases

© Provided by Xinhua KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia on Friday reported 15,573 new COVID-19 infections in the ...

Asia Album: Full moon day celebrated in Sri Lanka

© Provided by Xinhua COLOMBO, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The Esala Full Moon Poya takes place on the full moon ...

Russia sends military equipment to Tajik-Afghan border amid

Moscow [Russia], July 24 (ANI): Russia has sent military equipment to border areas between Tajikistan and Afghanistan to prevent possible ...

Hong Kong remains fascinating place to businesses: CEO of CLP Holdings

Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong-based power company CLP Holdings Richard Lancaster said Hong Kong's strength lies in its ability ...

Blinken to discuss Afghanistan with Indian officials

Washington DC [US], July 24 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to discuss ways to achieve peace and ...

Odisha's brackish aquaculture marks record growth of 747 pC

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], 24 July (ANI): As another achievement in the rural economy, brackish water aquaculture in Odisha marked a ...

Wall Street Rallies to Record-breaking End of Turbulent Week

NEW YORK - Stocks rallied to records Friday on Wall Street, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the ...

Indian athletes will script history in Tokyo Olympics: Hima

Guwahati (Assam) [India], July 24 (ANI): Ace sprinter Hima Das on Friday wished all the best to the Indian athletes ...

At least 112 dead in India as rains trigger floods, landslides

Parts of India's west coast received up to 594 mm of rainfall over 24 hours.The torrential rain caused landslides and ...

US Top Diplomat Blinken to Visit India, Kuwait

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India next week, the State Department said on Friday, ...

'Pak aim to install interim govt that includes Taliban'

Amsterdam [Netherlands], July 23 (ANI): Asserting that Pakistan's main aim in Afghanistan is to install an interim government that includes ...

Athletes' heroic journeys inspire us: Pranav Adani

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], July 23 (ANI): The Adani Group has become an official partner of the Indian Olympics Contingent at ...

'India came to our rescue during COVID-19'

By Sahil PandeyNew Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Maldives business tycoon Mohamed Ali Janah on Friday said that India saved ...

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised Zomato

New Delhi/Mumbai [India], July 23 (ANI/NewsVoir): Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas team advised Zomato Limited, which is a leading food services platform ...

Why Japan 'Rising Sun' Flag Provokes Olympic Ire

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Japan considers the "rising sun" flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China ...

Several Of Tajik President's Relatives Said Hit By COVID-19

DUSHANBE -- A sister of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has died amid unconfirmed reports that many of the president's relatives ...

Returning traveler charged with child abuse offence

A 64-year-old man is set to face Perth Magistrate's Court today after being charged by the Western Australian Joint Anti ...

Philippines logs 5,479 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 1,548,755

MANILA, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 5,479 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the ...

Mongolia reports 1,513 new COVID-19 cases

ULAN BATOR, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 1,513 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total ...

China's Zhang Yufei happy with sub-56 second time

TOKYO, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei expressed satisfaction with her sub-56 second swim after reaching the Olympic final as ...

Cambodia logs 819 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more fatalities

PHNOM PENH, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Sunday reported 819 new COVID-19 infections including 423 imported cases, raising the ...

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 24

HANOI -- Vietnam's daily COVID-19 infections hit a new high for the third day in a row with 9,256 new ...

China off to winning start in Olympic badminton competition

TOKYO, July 24 (Xinhua) -- China's badminton squad opened their Tokyo Olympic journey on Saturday with victories in all of ...

"I always want a world record," says China's Zhang Yufei

TOKYO, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei made into the Olympic semifinal as No.1 in the women's 100 butterfly heats, ...

Top-ranked shuttler Tai Tzu Ying aims to grab Olympic medal of any color

TOKYO, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, the second seed in badminton women's singles, said here ...

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U.S. buys 200M doses of Pfizer vaccine due to future uncertainties

WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States federal government is set to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus ...

Trains stopped as bridge collapse halts Trans-Siberian Railway

MOSCOW, Russia: Rail traffic has been halted on the famed Trans-Siberian railroad after a bridge collapsed Friday east of Lake ...

As economy returns after Covid, American Express reports huge gains

NEW YORK CITY, New York: With nearly 50 percent of Americans having received the Covid vaccine, customers at restaurants, shops ...

New Nord Stream agreement seeks to hold back Russian 'aggression'

WASHINGTON, D.C.: According to an agreement between the United States and Germany, aimed at reducing the "strategic dangers" of the ...

Gun that killed Billy the Kid to bring $2 to $3 million at auction

LOS ANGELES, California: The gun that killed outlaw Billy The Kid in 1881 is expected to be sold for $2 ...

UK seeks new trade agreement with N. Ireland, EU says no

LONDON, England: The EU has rejected a British demand to rewrite an earlier agreement involving post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland. ...

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