Chinese official tweets doctored image of alleged Australian war crime in Afghanistan, Morrison demands apology

Canberra [Australia], November 30 (ANI): In a sharp escalation of a dispute between China and Australia, Chinese foreign ministry on Monday shared a 'doctored image' of an alleged Australian war crime in Afghanistan. This did not go well…

Brazil surpasses 6.3 million COVID-19 cases

Brasilia [Brazil], November 30 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 24,468 new cases and 272 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing its national caseload to 6,314,740 and death toll to 172,833, the Health Ministry reported Sunday.The figures released on...

Moscow reports 74 new COVID-19 deaths as total surpasses 8,900

Moscow [Russia], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Another 74 people have died from the coronavirus disease in the Russian capital over the past 24 hours, the city's COVID-19 response center said on Sunday."In Moscow, 74 patients with confirmed pneumonia diag...

7 dead, nearly dozen injured in road accident in Northwestern Peru

Lima [Peru], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): At least seven people died and another 11 were injured in a road accident in Peru's Pataz Province, the Peruvian Exitosa Radio reports.The road accident occurred on Sunday morning on the Chagual-Pataz route,…

7 dead, nearly dozen injured in road accident in Northwestern Peru

Lima [Peru], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): At least seven people died and another 11 were injured in a road accident in Peru's Pataz Province, the Peruvian Exitosa Radio reports.The road accident occurred on Sunday morning on the Chagual-Pataz route,…

New York Public schools to reopen starting December 7

New York [US], November 30 (ANI): Despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, public schools in New York City (NYC) will resume in-person classes starting early December, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced."NYC Mayor announced @NYCSchools buildings...

Biden-Harris announce all-women White House communications team

Washington DC [US], November 30 (ANI): US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed an all-female White House communications team, choosing former Barack Obama administration's State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary, B...

Biden-Harris announce all-women White House communications team

Washington DC [US], November 30 (ANI): US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed an all-female White House communications team, choosing former Barack Obama administration's State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary, B...

India to host SCO Heads of Government meet today

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): India is set to host the 19th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government in a virtual format on Monday, which will be chaired by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, the…

India to host SCO Heads of Government meet today

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): India is set to host the 19th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government in a virtual format on Monday, which will be chaired by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, the…

Death toll of farmers killed in NE Nigeria rises to 110

Abuja [Nigeria], November 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The death toll from an attack on farmers in a village in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno has risen to 110, with many wounded, a United Nations official said on Sunday.Edward Kallon, the…

Death toll of farmers killed in NE Nigeria rises to 110

Abuja [Nigeria], November 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The death toll from an attack on farmers in a village in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno has risen to 110, with many wounded, a United Nations official said on Sunday.Edward Kallon, the…

Iran’s lawmakers pass bill to boost nuclear activity in wake of physicist assassination

Tehran [Iran], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The Iranian parliament has passed a bill, dubbed "The strategic measure for the removal of sanctions," aimed at revitalizing the country's nuclear activities in the wake of the assassination of Iranian nuclear ...

Joe Biden twists ankle while playing with his dog

Washington DC [US], November 30 (ANI): US President elect-Joe Biden has twisted his ankle while playing with his dog and officials said that he will be examined by a medical professional.Biden's transition team in a statement said that…

Almost 100 Police Officers injured during Saturday protests in France

Paris [France], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The tally of French law enforcement officers injured as a result of Saturday nationwide protests against the new security legislation has been finalized at 98 people, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin s...

Pak opposition says PDM jalsa in Multan will take place at all costs

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 30 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that “fascist rulers” have arrested PML-N workers carrying peaceful protes...

NYC first responders to receive COVID-19 vaccination in December

New York [US], November 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The first vaccines available to some of New York City's first responders could be distributed in a matter of weeks, according to an internal memo of the New York City Fire Department…

Canada extends security review of Chinese state firm’s gold mine bid

Ottawa [Canada], November 30 (ANI): Amid the tensions between the two countries, Canada has extended a security review of the Chinese takeover of a strategically important Canadian gold mining company worth USD 165 million.According to the South China…

Turkey records another biggest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths since outbreak

Ankara [Turkey], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Turkey has registered as many as 29,281 new coronavirus cases and 185 related deaths over the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily increment in the number of fatalities since the outbreak of…

Turkey records another biggest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths since outbreak

Ankara [Turkey], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Turkey has registered as many as 29,281 new coronavirus cases and 185 related deaths over the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily increment in the number of fatalities since the outbreak of…

Rocket hits oil refinery in Iraq’s Salahudin province

Baghdad [Iraq], November 30 (ANI/Xinhua): A Katyusha rocket Sunday hit an oil refinery, causing a fire in Salahudin province north of Baghdad, a provincial police source said.The incident took place in the evening when the rocket landed inside…

Pakistan’s first metro train line, China’s gift or debt trap

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 30 (ANI): Across the globe, people avoid public transport systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan has started commercial operations of its first metro train service in Lahore amidst a fresh wave of coronavirus outb...

Poet and Ambassador Abhay Kumar proposes inscribing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam at UNGA, common earth anthem

Antananarivo [Madagascar], November 30 (ANI): 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (which means the whole world is a family) and comes from Maha Upanishad, should be inscribed in the premises of the United Nations General Assembly where the world leaders gather in…

Uptick in COVID-19 cases due to Thanksgiving travel likely in US, says Dr Fauci

Washington [US], November 30 (ANI): Dr Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert of the US, said on Sunday that there will almost certainly be an uptick in COVID-19 cases after Americans travelled for the Thanksgiving holiday despite…

Pakistan Army opens fire at unarmed Pashtuns near Afghan border, several civilians injured

Balochistan [Pakistan], November 30 (ANI): In yet another incident of state terrorism, the Pakistan Frontier Corps (FC) opened fire on unarmed Pashtuns at Chaman-Spin Boldak (Afghanistan-Pakistan) border gate area.While condemning the attack on the civ...

Murder of Iranian scientist contradicts international, humanitarian Law: Omani Foreign Minister

Muscat [Oman], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The Omani Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, saying that the murder contradicted humanitarian and international law.The scientist, who was th...

NAB violating human rights, says Pakistan Senate Deputy Chairman

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 29 (ANI): Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla on Sunday lashed out at Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB), alleging that the bureau was violating human rights by blackmailing people.While addressing a pr...

Afghan President challenges Reconciliation Council’s authority to make political decisions

Kabul [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Decisions on constitutional amendments and adoption of a republican governance model is not a remit of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday at a meeti...

Japanese companies develop contactless elevators to reduce risk of COVID spread

Tokyo [Japan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Two Japanese developers, Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric, separately developed contactless elevators that do not require users to press any buttons to select floor, the NHK broadcaster reported on Sunday.T...

Jaishankar calls on UAE Prime Minister, hands over personal communication from PM Modi

Abu Dhabi [UAE], November 29 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar on Sunday called on United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and handed over a personal communication from Prime Minister Narendra…

Iran records nearly 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, 389 deaths

Tehran [Iran], November 29 (ANI): Iran on Sunday confirmed 12,950 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally of coronavirus cases to 948,749, informed the country's Health Ministry.Iran also confirmed 389 new COVID-related deaths in the past 24 hours, takin...

UAE government to set up new cybersecurity council: Prime Minister

Abu Dhabi [UAE], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The government of the United Arab Emirates has decided to establish a new national cybersecurity council, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on Sunday following a…

PDM chief promises to hold rally, calls arrests of party workers act of “state terrorism”

Multan [PDM], November 29 (ANI): While Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government is hell-bent on stopping the November 30 rally, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed to hold the rally.Geo News quoted Rehman as saying…

PDM chief promises to hold rally, calls arrests of party workers act of “state terrorism”

Multan [PDM], November 29 (ANI): While Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government is hell-bent on stopping the November 30 rally, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed to hold the rally.Geo News quoted Rehman as saying…

PDM chief promises to hold rally, calls arrests of party workers act of “state terrorism”

Multan [PDM], November 29 (ANI): While Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government is hell-bent on stopping the November 30 rally, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed to hold the rally.Geo News quoted Rehman as saying…

PDM chief promises to hold rally, calls arrests of party workers act of “state terrorism”

Multan [PDM], November 29 (ANI): While Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government is hell-bent on stopping the November 30 rally, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed to hold the rally.Geo News quoted Rehman as saying…

PDM chief promises to hold rally, calls arrests of party workers act of “state terrorism”

Multan [PDM], November 29 (ANI): While Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government is hell-bent on stopping the November 30 rally, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed to hold the rally.Geo News quoted Rehman as saying…

Several PML-N members arrested from Multan ahead of PDM rally

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 29 (ANI): Opposition alliance Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday claimed that several party members have been arrested from Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Multan for carrying out a 'peaceful rally'.According to Geo News...

Several PML-N members arrested from Multan ahead of PDM rally

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 29 (ANI): Opposition alliance Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday claimed that several party members have been arrested from Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Multan for carrying out a 'peaceful rally'.According to Geo News...

Afghanistan: 31 killed in suicide bomb attack in Ghazni province

Ghazni [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI): At least 31 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Sunday, local health officials said.TOLO News quoted Wahidullah Jumazada, spokesman for the provincial governor as sayi...

Afghanistan: 31 killed in suicide bomb attack in Ghazni province

Ghazni [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI): At least 31 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Sunday, local health officials said.TOLO News quoted Wahidullah Jumazada, spokesman for the provincial governor as sayi...

Afghan State Minister says deadly attack in Ghazni shows need for immediate ceasefire

Kabul [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The bombing attack in Afghanistan's eastern city of Ghazni on Sunday, with dozens of casualties, has demonstrated the urgent need for a ceasefire, Afghan State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Mansoor Nader...

Afghan State Minister says deadly attack in Ghazni shows need for immediate ceasefire

Kabul [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The bombing attack in Afghanistan's eastern city of Ghazni on Sunday, with dozens of casualties, has demonstrated the urgent need for a ceasefire, Afghan State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Mansoor Nader...

India slams OIC for making ‘factually incorrect, unwarranted references’ on internal matters including J-K

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): India on Sunday came down heavily on the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) and rejected the "factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references" made in the resolutions adopted at the 47th Council of...

India slams OIC for making ‘factually incorrect, unwarranted references’ on internal matters including J-K

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): India on Sunday came down heavily on the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) and rejected the "factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references" made in the resolutions adopted at the 47th Council of...

India slams OIC for making ‘factually incorrect, unwarranted references’ on internal matters including J-K

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): India on Sunday came down heavily on the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) and rejected the "factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references" made in the resolutions adopted at the 47th Council of...

Pakistan police launch crackdown against opposition ahead of PDM rally in Multan

Multan [Pakistan], November 29 (ANI): Ahead of the Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) rally in Multan, the police have launched a crackdown against opposition political workers.According to a report by ARY News, police arrested local leaders of Pakis...

COVID-19-infected woman gives birth to child with antibodies in Singapore

Singapore, November 29 (ANI): A COVID-infected woman in Singapore has given birth to a child with antibodies against the virus.Celine Ng-Chan, a resident of Singapore, was tested positive for COVID-19 in March when she was pregnant. Quoting the…

Pakistan High Commission official injured in accident at Punjab’s Sangrur

Sangrur (Punjab) [India], November 29 (ANI): A Pakistan High Commission official, along with an Indian driver, was injured on Sunday after his vehicle rammed into a truck on the way to the Attari border.A senior police official informed…

30 Taliban members killed, 17 injured in clashes with Afghan forces in East

Kabul [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): 30 members of the Taliban movement, including six commanders, have been killed and 17 others were injured as a result of clashes in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman, the Afghan government army's ...