Day: June 19, 2020


Indian troops of violating agreements; China has sovereignty over Galwan Valley: Official media

19/06/2020

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In its first reaction on Monday’s clashes between the two militaries at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh, a statement quoted by the Chinese media quoting the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theatre Command Spokesperson Colonel Zhang Shuili said, “China always owns sovereignty over the Galwan Valley region.”

US Representative Ilhan Omar’s father dies due to coronavirus

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Father of Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported. “It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father,” the Minnesota congresswoman tweeted late on Monday. Omar and her father Nur Mohamed came to the United States as refugees in 1995 from Somalia during civil war.

US hands over 1st shipment of 100 ventilators to India

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The US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), donated the first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against Covid-19, the American Embassy said in a statement. The ventilators, produced in the United States by Massachusetts-based Zoll Medical Corporation, reflect leading-edge technology, are compact and deployable, and provide India with flexibility in treating patients affected by the virus.

Queen Elizabeth misses Royal Ascot for first time in reign

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Unlike Wimbledon and the British Open, Royal Ascot has not been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though spectators will be absent. More than 300,000 guests, more often than not dressed in their Sunday best, would have been expected to attend the five-day meeting.

Beijing shuts city schools again over new virus outbreak

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Russia’s Putin protected from coronavirus by disinfection tunnel

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The special tunnel, manufactured by a Russian company based in the town of Penza, has been installed at President Vladimir Putin’s official Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow where he receives visitors.

Seven nations vying for five UN Security Council seats

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Coronavirus cases in Pak cross 1,50,000-mark; death toll reaches 2,975

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The coronavirus cases in Pakistan crossed the 1,50,000-mark, while 136 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 2,975. A total of 950,782 Covid-19 tests, including 28,117 in the last 24 hours, were conducted so far in the country. As many as 5,839 new coronavirus infections were detected in the last 24 hours.

Taliban raid on Afghan security post kills 12

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Beijing cuts flights to curb potential spread of mounting coronavirus cases

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Officials cancelled scores of domestic flights in and out of Beijing on Wednesday as they ramped up attempts to contain a coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese capital over the past week that has sparked fears of renewed wider contagion.