• Spain's Covid cases top 5 million(03:16)

    Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Spain passed the 5-million mark on Monday after the country's Ministry of Health confirmed 4,485 new cases.

Ahead of bumper Q3, in UK testimony whistleblower Haugen tears into Facebook 97% hate speech claim
No peace would prevail in Nepal if India not positive: Prachanda
  • 'Restoration of PRC's lawful seat in UN opens new chapter in global governance'(20:38)

    United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) Fifty years ago, the People's Republic of China (PRC) restored its lawful seat at the United Nations. "This historical event, in keeping with the times, marked the beginning of a new era in global governance," UN Assistant Secretary-General Xu Haoliang told Xinhua in a recent interview.

50 years on, China remains committed to advancing UN cause
  • 50 years on, China remains committed to advancing UN cause(20:34)

    Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) Five decades ago, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to restore all lawful rights of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the United Nations, opening a new era of interaction between the Asian country and the world body.

Rental car company Hertz orders 1 lakh Teslas worth $4.2 bn
Australia's Telstra buys Pacific telecom company to block China's influence
Facebook, Instagram grapple with ageing user base
  • Facebook, Instagram grapple with ageing user base(17:38)

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Facebook and Instagram are losing young users at an alarming rate as the millennials and Gen Z now opt for more immersive social game platforms like TikTok, Snapchat, Fortnite, Roblox and more, the media reported on Monday.

New headache for Beijing? Chinese companies misbehaviour fueling anti-China stir in Zimbabwe
Joint military forces arrest Sudanese PM amid coup reports (Ld)
  • Joint military forces arrest Sudanese PM amid coup reports (Ld)(15:46)

    Khartoum, Oct 25 (IANS) Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council's civilian component and several other ministers have been placed under house arrest by joint military forces amid reports of a coup, the Ministry of Information and Communications said on Monday.

Record 22.8 mn people in Afghanistan to face starvation
  • Record 22.8 mn people in Afghanistan to face starvation(15:32)

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) More than half of the population of Afghanistan, or a record 22.8 million people, will face acute food insecurity from November, according to the latest report issued on Monday by the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster of Afghanistan, co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (UNFP).

Tokyo, surrounding prefectures lift curbs on eateries
  • Tokyo, surrounding prefectures lift curbs on eateries(15:22)

    Tokyo, Oct 25 (IANS) Tokyo and the three surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba, as well as Osaka on Monday lifted the Covid-19 restrictions on eateries following an ongoing downward trend in infections across Japan.

Moon, Biden expected to meet next week
  • Moon, Biden expected to meet next week(15:18)

    Seoul, Oct 25 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Joe Biden are expected to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Italy or the UN climate summit in Glasgow a senior official said on Monday.

Japan's ruling LDP loses 1 of 2 Upper House by-polls
N.Korea slams Canada, France for monitoring illicit maritime activities
  • N.Korea slams Canada, France for monitoring illicit maritime activities(14:54)

    Seoul, Oct 25 (IANS) North Korea's Foreign Ministry on Monday denounced Canada and France for dispatching patrol planes near the Korean Peninsula to monitor Pyongyang's activities, violating a UN Security Council resolution, calling it a "military provocation" endangering the security situation in the region.

Military forces place Sudanese PM under house arrest
  • Military forces place Sudanese PM under house arrest(14:40)

    Khartoum, Oct 25 (IANS) Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council's civilian component and several other ministers have been placed under house arrest by the joint military forces, the Ministry of Information and Communications said on Monday.

2nd pandemic winter bringing chaos to eastern European nations
  • 2nd pandemic winter bringing chaos to eastern European nations(14:36)

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Lockdowns, spiraling cases and a vaccine divide is framing the start of Europes second Covid-19 pandemic winter, bringing chaos to eastern European countries and uncertainty to those in the West, CNN reported on Monday.

Support for Aus govt falls to 3-year low
  • Support for Aus govt falls to 3-year low(14:30)

    Canberra, Oct 25 (IANS) Voter support for the Australian government has fallen to a three-year low months from the general election, according to a new poll.

Laos launches tourism recovery roadmap for 2021-2025
  • Laos launches tourism recovery roadmap for 2021-2025(14:26)

    Vientiane, Oct 25 (IANS) The Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has launched the Tourism Recovery Roadmap for 2021-2025, aiming to support the recovery of the Covid-hit sector by promoting domestic travel, local media reported on Monday.

All students in Aus state return to classes
  • All students in Aus state return to classes(14:20)

    Sydney, Oct 25 (IANS) As of Monday, all students across Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state have returned to their classrooms after nearly four months of online learning at home.

Palestinian PM says tourism back after 1.5-yr pause
IS-K flags hoisted in Afghan province
  • IS-K flags hoisted in Afghan province(13:52)

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Khorasan branch of the Islamic State terror group known as IS-K, has hoisted its black flags in remote areas of Deh Rawood district in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province and are convincing new recruits to join with a payment of 30,000 Afghanis ($350), Raha Press reported citing sources.

Afghan refugees dismayed by increased rents in Pak province