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Child malnutrition reaches new highs in parts of Yemen: UN

Malnutrition in Yemen worsened in 2020 due to factors including coronavirus pandemic, global economic downturn.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 9:50 am

Pakistan says it is committed to fighting money laundering

An international group set up to curb illicit money flows last week kept Pakistan on a watch list of suspect countries.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 9:26 am

Thousands rally in Bangladesh calling for boycott of French goods

Protesters in Dhaka burn effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron for defending Prophet Muhammad's caricatures.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 9:10 am

US: Nearly 100,000 evacuated in California as wildfires rage

Utility company said it was investigating whether its electrical equipment caused the blaze.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 8:50 am

China tells US not to ‘bully’ Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo’s visit

Washington had said the Indian Ocean island must make 'difficult but necessary choices' regarding its ties with Beijing.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 8:28 am

Nile dam dispute: Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt set to resume talks

Ministers from the three countries to hold videoconference brokered by the African Union on Tuesday, Khartoum says.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 8:08 am

Saudi Arabia condemns attempts to ‘link Islam with terrorism’

Saudi statement comes as anger grows in Muslim world over publications of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad in France.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 8:07 am

One dead, more than 100 rescued in Malaysia oil rig collision

Offshore support vessel's anchor reportedly broke off due to bad weather, causing the ship to collide with oil rig.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 7:17 am

COVID-19: As UK winter sets in minorities fear second wave impact

Black and Asian people are twice as likely to become infected with coronavirus compared with white people.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 7:05 am

Nearly two dozen dead in Guinea post-election violence: State TV

Security officers among the dead following last week's disputed elections, state TV reports, as country remains tense.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 6:24 am

India, US to sign satellite data pact ahead of talks over China

The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement will allow the US to share top-secret satellite and sensor data with India.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 6:01 am

Malaysia PM Muhyiddin gets reprieve from key political ally

Political bloc that led the country for 60 years until 2018 also said that it would not back Anwar Ibrahim.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 5:18 am

Several dead in blast at religious school in Pakistan’s Peshawar

Explosion in a mosque that also serves as a religious school kills seven people and wounds at least 109 others.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 5:05 am

New study links air pollution to 15 percent of COVID-19 deaths

Researchers say deaths linked to COVID-19 and air pollution represent 'potentially avoidable, excess mortality'.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 4:34 am

Bouncing back: South Korea’s recession ends as exports surge

South Korea's economy grew by 1.9 percent in third quarter on stimulus measures, after shrinking in the previous two.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 4:03 am

Duterte wants government-to-government deal for COVID-19 vaccines

Philippine president's top science and technology official says vaccine would be available at the earliest in mid-2021.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 3:03 am

WHO urges world ‘don’t give up’ as COVID-19 pandemic resurges

WHO chief acknowledges 'fatigue', but says distancing, masks vital to avoid return to strict lockdowns.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 2:27 am

Barrett takes US Supreme Court oath, deepening conservative grip

Senate Republicans push aside Democratic opposition to install Barrett on top court just eight days before election.

Published on 27 October 2020 | 12:09 am

US approves $2.37bn in potential arms sales to Taiwan

Approval comes as Beijing says it will sanction US companies it says are involved in Washington's arms sales to Taiwan.

Published on 26 October 2020 | 11:52 pm

US announces new sanctions targeting Iranian oil industry

Sanctions have been imposed on the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum and the National Iranian Oil Company, among others.

Published on 26 October 2020 | 9:52 pm

COVID-19 deaths are rising in the US, as feared by experts

The US has recently seen a record-breaking surge in daily and weekly averages of new coronavirus cases.

Published on 26 October 2020 | 9:49 pm

Guatemala health workers face retaliation over COVID-19 concerns

Front-line workers say they are dealing with poor job conditions and unpaid salaries, and face backlash for speaking out.

Published on 26 October 2020 | 9:37 pm

Jared Kushner: African Americans must ‘want to be successful’

US president's son-in-law said African Americans must 'want to be successful' for Trump's policies to help them.

Published on 26 October 2020 | 8:04 pm

New York City sued over aggressive tactics during Floyd protests

Lawsuit claims police used harsh measures and caused injuries. NYC Mayor de Blasio says it 'doesn't sound right'.

Published on 26 October 2020 | 8:01 pm

Israeli museum postpones sale of Islamic antiquities amid outrage

More than 250 rare ancient pieces from across the Middle East were to be auctioned off at Sotheby's London.

Published on 26 October 2020 | 7:37 pm

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