Saturday, Jun 06, 2020 | Last Update : 02:38 PM IST

74th Day Of Lockdown

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South Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP)

No need for 'third party' intervention at Sino-China border: China

Chinese foreign ministry asserts that China's position on the border issue with India is "consistent and clear"

Police officers stand guard outside the Lal mosque which is sealed as its cleric denies a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Islamabad. (AP)

Pakistan sees highest single day spike in covid cases

Pakistan's coronavirus tally records 19,52 new cases; death toll raised to 440

Health officials in protective gear take a sample from a man at a screening and testing facility for COVID-19 in Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP)

Pakistan reports record single-day spike in coronavirus deaths

Pakistan for the first time conducted over 20,000 tests in the past 24 hours

Representational Image. (PTI)

Twin earthquakes strike Nepal

The first tremble measuring 4.8 was felt in Dhading, 75 km west of capital Kathmandu, then another measuring 3.2 at the same epicenter

Nepalese students shout slogans during a protest against the Indian government inaugurating a new road through a disputed territory between India and Nepal, in Kathmandu, Nepal.(AP)

Nepal tables new bill to alter its map amidst border row with India

Nepal recently released the revised map of the country laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura


Representational Image. (AFP)

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir in succession probe

Lee, if arrested, faces a return to jail just a little over two years after being released from detention in February 2018

 A pro-democracy protester (C) waves a British colonial flag during a "Lunch With You" rally at a shopping mall in the Central district in Hong Kong. (AFP)

Tensions simmer in Hong Kong as controversial anthem law back up for debate

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accuse foreign governments on Tuesday of 'double standards' in their reaction to Beijing’s plans

A man checks his mobile phone at a coffee shop, sitting in front of a plastic sheet barrier installed to help curb the new coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia. (AP)

Indonesia court orders president to apologize for internet curbs

The restrictions were implemented to contain civil unrest in the Papua region after some students were allegedly taunted with racist slurs

 Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan defends lifting lockdown, urges nation to 'live with the virus'. (AFP Photo)

Imran Khan defends lifting lockdown, urges Pak to "live with the virus"

Pakistan has rolled back almost all shutdown measures, primarily to avert an economic meltdown

Middle East

A Palestinian woman argues with a member of Israeli security forces, as she takes part in a protest at the Damascus Gate of the old city of Jerusalem. (AFP)

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli police

The 32-year old man was suspected of carrying a weapon and shot at, but was later found to have been unarmed

An Afghan security personnel investigates a damaged vehicle carrying employees of Khurshid TV along a roadside, at the site of a bomb blast in Kabul on May 30,2020. (AFP)

Islamic State kills Afghan journalist, technician in bus blast

Taliban and other Islamist insurgents have repeatedly targeted Afghan journalists, killing 15 in 2018, the worst year yet for Afghan media

Ali Erbas, the head of Turkey's highest religious authority prays in front of worshippers wearing protective facemasks maintaining the required social distance during the Friday prayer in The Fatih Mosque in Istanbul. (AFP)

Turkish mosques reopen for mass prayers

President Erdogan said many other sites like restaurants and cafes as well as libraries, parks and beaches will reopen from Monday

Israeli soldiers patrol roads. (AP)

Israel police kill Palestinian mistaken for carrying weapons

There has been an uptick in violence in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in recent days

Ethiopian Jewish immigrants making their Aliyah (Immigration to Israel) in protective gear amid the COVID-19 pandemic, wave Israeli flags as they step off a plane at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, east of Tel Aviv. (AFP)

Israel looks to export its coronavirus coping skills

Covid-19 patients equipped with "oximeters" are contacted twice daily by medical teams who ask them to report their data


 A man gives water to migrants heading in a caravan to the border with Guatemala as they travel onboard a truck in Cerro Hula, 10 km south of Tegucigalpa. (AFP)

African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards US border

About 260 people have been stranded in Honduras since mid-March when countries in the region closed borders

A pupil at the City Kidz Pre & Primary School in the Inner City district in Johannesburg has his temperature measured as he enters the school premises on June 1, 2020. (AFP)

South Africa postpones reopening of schools over safety concerns

The plan for reopening on Monday backfired after teachers’ unions and governing associations urged school staff to defy the government order

 Volunteers of the non profit organisation and charity group "Hunger has no Religion", wearing protective facemask, prepare portions of porridge to distribute to children for breakfast at an underprivileged areas, in Westbury suburb, in Johannesburg. (AFP)

Corona checks affect food deliveries in East Africa

The UN’s World Food Programme ships 2,000 tonnes of beans and cooking oil to feed some of Uganda’s 1.4 million refugees

Bill Gates. (AFP)

Bill Gates conspiracy theories viral in Africa

A Kenyan politician's false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation regarding the American business magnate


A protester holds a poster reading "Let them breath" during a demonstration Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Marseille, southern France. (AP)

Protests over George Floyd's death expose raw race relations in many countries

Anti-police-brutality activists gathered in various European and African cities in support of the protests in US

 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo- AP)

WHO seeks good ties with US despite Trump's exit move

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he hoped his organisation could continue its longstanding collaboration with the United States

 WHO and other experts say no evidence of COVID-19 losing potency. (AFP Photo)

WHO rubbishes Italian doc's claim on virus losing potency

Professor Alberto Zangrillo, head of intensive care at Italy’s San Raffaele Hospital said that new coronavirus “clinically no longer exists”

A municipal worker cleans the water as Russian honour guard stands on duty under the heavy rain at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in downtown Moscow. (AFP)

Moscow eases lockdown despite high virus caseload

The Russian capital, epicentre of Russia's outbreak with a population of more than 12 million, has the world's third-largest caseload

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP)

Merkel gives a firm 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

US president Donald Trump had earlier suggested he will host an in-person summit of G7 leaders despite concerns over coronavirus pandemic


A smartphone displaying the Instagram #blackouttuesday account is seen in Washington on June 2, 2020. (AFP)

#BlackOutTuesday draws criticism for drowning out protest calls in US

The hashtag became the top trending item on Twitter as hundreds of thousands posted black screenshots to signal support for racial justice

 Donald Trump declares himself 'president of law and order' amid protests. (AP Photo)

Amid racial unrest, Trump brands himself 'president of law and order'

Trump vowed to deploy the US military to America’s own cities to quell a rise of violent protests

Police officers are seen securing the area around Radio City Music Hall after breaking up a large crowd attempting to vandalize the iconic New York City Landmark after continued protests against the death of George Floyd. (AP)

Four police officers shot amid protests in US after Trump vows to bring in military

George Floyd’s brother urges protestors to resort to non-violent modes of protesting

US president Donald Trump. (AP)

The president took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. (via Facebook)

New Zealand could return to normal life as early as next week

PM Ardern say waiting until Monday would allow to see if removal of restrictions had led to a rise in coronavirus cases

Some 4,000 New Zealand protesters demonstrate against the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd in a Black Lives Matter protest in Auckland. (AFP)

US anti-racism protests stretch to distant New Zealand

The rallies were peaceful in contrast to the days of violent protests in the US

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. (Screengrab of video shared by PM's official handle)

New Zealand keeps the borders closed as virus has grim global hold

The country is almost off the coronavirus grid, with only one Covid-19 patient in hospital, and no new positive cases for last one week

 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks up when an earthquake struck during a live television interview in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday morning, May 25, 2020. (AP)

Jacinda Ardern 'stays cool' as earthquake hits amid live telecast

A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday

Commuters wear PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. (AFP)

Australia PM pushes jobs to minimise government welfare spending

Country’s second-most populous state, Victoria, resume tourism as virus eases