Last Updated: 18 Sep 2020 05:06 PM


  • Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

  • Don't turn Covid-19 into 'political football': WHO

    Trump took exception on Wednesday to comments from the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, who said a vaccine could be broadly rolled out in mid-2021 and masks might be more effective.

  • US envoy to UN has 'historic' meeting with Taiwan official

    US Ambassador Kelly Craft had lunch with Taiwan's top official in New York, a meeting she called “historic” and a further step in the Trump administration's campaign to strengthen relations with the self-governing island. Craft said her lunch with James K J Lee, director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York was the first meeting between a top Taiwan official and a US ambassador to the UN.

  • Donald Trump posts faked video of Biden playing anti-police song

    In the video, which Twitter later marked as "manipulated media," Biden stands at a podium, takes out his cell phone and tells the audience, "I have just one thing to say." He then appears to play N.W.A's 1988 protest song "Fuck tha Police" and dances slightly, smiling. After a few seconds, he jokes: "If I had the talent of any one of these people, I'd be, I'd be elected president by acclamation."

  • First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming out on Nov 17

    The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out November 17, two weeks after the Election Day. It's called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication date for the second volume has not yet been determined.

  • Tourists travel secret tunnels of Albania's communist-era paranoia

    The sprawling underground complex, now dubbed the Cold War tunnel, is part of a vast and costly "bunkerisation" project spearheaded by Hoxha, who feared foreign invasion during his 40-year isolationist rule.

  • Yoshihide Suga named Japan's PM, succeeding Abe

    Yoshihide Suga was formally elected Wednesday as Japan's new prime minister in a parliamentary vote. Suga is replacing Shinzo Abe, who resigned earlier in the day because of ill health. Suga had been chosen as leader of the ruling party on Monday. Suga, who was chief Cabinet secretary and long seen as Abe's right-hand man, is to launch his own Cabinet later Wednesday.

  • Putin opponent Navalny posts photo from hospital

    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now breathe independently after being poisoned in Siberia last month. The New York Times quoted a German official as saying Navalny had spoken to a German prosecutor about the incident and said he planned to return to Russia as soon as he recovered.

  • Pak reports 665 new cases of coronavirus: Health ministry

    Pakistan has reported 665 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the nation to 303,089, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The Ministry of National Health Services said that four more people succumbed to the disease due to which the current toll stands at 6,393.

  • Nepal wakes up to 6.0 magnitude earthquake, no damage reported