Australia's Covid-19 hotspot reports lowest daily rise in infections since June

Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state and home to a quarter of its 25 million people, reported 11 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the smallest one-day jump since June 16

Australia’s coronavirus hotspot of Victoria reported on Monday its lowest daily rise in infections in three months, although state Premier Daniel Andrews said there were no plans yet to ease restrictions sooner than expected. Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state and home to a quarter of its 25 million people, reported 11 new coronavirus cases in … Read more Australia's Covid-19 hotspot reports lowest daily rise in infections since June

New Japan prime minister Suga holds first talks with US president Donald Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets the press at the prime minister

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first talks with US President Donald Trump since he took office, a diplomatic phone call that was one of his first as the country’s leader and one that highlights the close tie between the two allies. Suga was elected as Japan’s new prime minister last Wednesday, replacing Shinzo … Read more New Japan prime minister Suga holds first talks with US president Donald Trump

New Zealand to ease coronavirus restrictions in Auckland, rest of country

Coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland will be eased, said PM Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the coronavirus restrictions in its biggest city Auckland will be eased, while all restrictions will be lifted in the rest of the country. Auckland will move to alert level 2 from Thursday, Ardern said at a news conference on Monday, which will limit gatherings to 100 people. The … Read more New Zealand to ease coronavirus restrictions in Auckland, rest of country

Up To 70 Whales Stranded In Southern Australia

Up To 70 Whales Stranded In Southern Australia

A pod of whales believed to be stranded on a sandbar in Macquarie Harbour. Sydney, Australia: Around 70 whales are stranded in a bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials said Monday, with marine experts now mobilising to see if a rescue is possible. The whales are in Macquarie Harbour, on the island’s rugged … Read more Up To 70 Whales Stranded In Southern Australia

Bahrain says it broke up militant attack plot by Iran in early 2020

Iran’s mission to the UN dismissed Bahrain’s claim of Tehran being involved as just “another instance in a long line of preposterous and false allegations, with no basis in truth.”

Bahrain said on Monday that it broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran earlier this year to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the US Navy’s 5th Fleet. The announcement came hours after Saudi state television and a Bahraini local newspaper implied the plot was new in … Read more Bahrain says it broke up militant attack plot by Iran in early 2020

Woman Suspected Of Sending Package Containing Poison To Trump Arrested

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The source said the person arrested was a woman of Canadian citizenship. (Representational) Washington: Authorities have arrested a person suspected of sending the deadly poison ricin in an envelope addressed to the White House but intercepted before it could be delivered there, a law enforcement source said on Sunday. In response to a Reuters query … Read more Woman Suspected Of Sending Package Containing Poison To Trump Arrested

TikTok Will Be Its Subsidiary Under Deal With Trump: ByteDance

ByteDance To Hand Out Cash Bonuses To Staff Amid US Pressure On TikTok

ByteDance said on Monday that it will own 80% of TikTok Global. New York/Beijing: China’s ByteDance said on Monday that TikTok’s global business will become its subsidiary, even as Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc said over the weekend that they and U.S. investors would own the majority of the video app following a deal with … Read more TikTok Will Be Its Subsidiary Under Deal With Trump: ByteDance

Thailand protests: Plaque, placed by demonstrators challenging monarchy, removed

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A plaque placed by Thai pro-democracy protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok that declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed, as police warned on Monday they may charge those behind the symbolic gesture. The plaque was placed on Sunday after a rally by tens of thousands of … Read more Thailand protests: Plaque, placed by demonstrators challenging monarchy, removed

Woman accused of sending ricin letter to White House arrested

The letter addressed to the White House appeared to have originated in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said.

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by … Read more Woman accused of sending ricin letter to White House arrested

Tens Of Thousands Defy Police Crackdown To Protest In Belarus

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Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Minsk, Belarus: Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in the Belarusian capital of Minsk Sunday, defying a heavy security force presence that included water cannons and armoured vehicles. The protest came a day after police officers detained hundreds of demonstrators at … Read more Tens Of Thousands Defy Police Crackdown To Protest In Belarus