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U.S. economy is “roaring back” from the coronavirus: President Trump

President Donald U.S. economy is “roaring back” from the coronavirus says the positive jobs report Thursday shows the U.S. economy is “roaring back” from the coronavirus and is the result of "a lot of talent." (AP)

Vietnam's foreign ministry lodges complaint with China over military drills in the South China Sea

Vietnam's foreign ministry has lodged a complaint with China; says water drills around the Paracel Islands is a serious breach of Vietnamese sovereignty & will affect the China-ASEAN relationship.

Massive disinformation surrounding coronavirus

From quack cures to smoking cigarettes to ward off COVID-19, disinformation circulating online about the coronavirus has been massive, a report by five European fact-checking organisations, including AFP, has found. As the virus reached its peak across Europe in March and April, "false and sometimes dangerous advice about supposed cures" spread rapidly, from gargling with vinegar to drinking disinfectant, said the analysis, which covers the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

Tunisia women cyclists challenge gender norms

According to a report by AFP, bicycling has made recent inroads in the Tunisian capital, with women leading the peloton to achieve greater mobility and break gender norms as the coronavirus pandemic boosts the two-wheeled trend.

Australia 'actively considering' offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents: Prime Minister Scott Morrision

Amidst global anger and outrage in Hong Kong, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday signed the legislation soon after lawmakers voted unanimously to adopt the law that will allow Beijing to crackdown against dissent, criminalising sedition and effectively curtailing protests with punishments up to life in prison.

Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

According to a report by AP, authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections, a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks.

UN experts pull up Pakistan for enforced disappearance of leading activist

Idris Khattak was last seen on 13 Nov 2019 after security agents stopped his car near the Swabi Interchange in the northernmost province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

'Coin of hope' issued in coronavirus solidarity

Lithuania on Wednesday issued a new collector's coin to mark the coronavirus crisis, bearing the inscription: "After darkness, I hope for light".

Silicon Valley wants the US to follow India in banning Chinese app TikTok: Expert

India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, for engaging in "activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

Egypt reopens pyramids to tourists after virus closure

After almost a three month hiatus, Egypt’s famous pyramids of Giza have been reopened to the public; the monuments were closed down in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

NASA’s Lunar Loo challenge

NASA’s Lunar Loo challenge

America’s space agency - NASA - is on the search for designs for a lavatory that will work both in lunar gravity and microgravity.

China hopes India corrects actions against Chinese firms immediately

China hopes India corrects actions against Chinese firms immediately

China has not adopted any restrictive or discriminatory measures against Indian products and services, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng told reporters in an online briefing, adding that India's actions are in violation of WTO rules.

Amid calls for resignation, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli meets President Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Amid calls for resignation, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli meets President Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Amid calls for his resignation, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, on Thursday, reached Sheetal Niwas to meet Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari amidst speculation about his address to the nation later today. Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leadership had sought his resignation over his recent comments that India was behind attempts to topple is government.

Arrest warrant issued for Donald Trump

Arrest warrant issued for Donald Trump

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January, CNN reported citing Iran's local media sources.

Putin’s going to be in power till 2036

Putin’s going to be in power till 2036

In a landslide vote, Russian citizens paved the way for constitutional changes that would keep current leader Vladimir Putin in power till 2036.

US delays American diplomats' return to China amid concerns over coronavirus testing, quarantine

US delays American diplomats' return to China amid concerns over coronavirus testing, quarantine

Five months after the coronavirus epidemic forced the evacuation of some 1,300 U.S. diplomats and family members from China, Washington and Beijing remain locked in negotiations over conditions for their return, according to more than a dozen internal State Department emails seen by Reuters and people familiar with the matter.

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