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Coronavirus: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan tests positive

The actor, 77, and his son were taken to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital.

BBC 12 Jul 2020 1:20 am

The judicial commission submits Peshawar school attack probe report

Peshawar:A single-member judicial commission probing the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School massacre has submitted its report to the Supreme

Siasat 10 Jul 2020 1:33 pm

Vikas Dubey: India gangster shot dead after arrest

Police they shot dead Vikas Dubey when he stole the gun of a cop and tried to flee from custody.

BBC 10 Jul 2020 9:24 am

Coronavirus | Global cases surge past 12 million

With number of infections doubling since May 31, half of those who caught the virus have recovered.

The Hindu 9 Jul 2020 4:28 pm

WHO Looks Into Possibility of Airborne Coronavirus Transmission

The WHO is investigating whether the coronavirus can be spread by suspended airborne droplets, in addition to those emitted by an infected

The Irrawaddy 9 Jul 2020 10:15 am

China Opens National Security Office in Hong Kong

The Chinese government has opened an office in Hong Kong to oversee enforcement of Beijings new national security law for the territory.

The Irrawaddy 9 Jul 2020 10:08 am

SK Telecom to use network to detect earthquakes

Base stations with sensors installed will detect and measure earthquakes and send that data to authorities to improve response times.

ZDNet 9 Jul 2020 9:41 am

For Myanmars Former Ruling Party, Hopes Run High as General Election Nears

The former ruling USDP says it is confident of winning a majority in Parliament and winning the presidency, but political analysts are less

The Irrawaddy 8 Jul 2020 6:31 pm

A Strictly Segregated Watering Hole of British Rangoon

The Pegu Club was an exclusive British retreat in colonial Rangoon that denied entrance to all Asians, including Burmese.

The Irrawaddy 8 Jul 2020 5:45 pm

Myanmar Prison Staffer Caught Smuggling Meth in His Velvet Flip-Flops

A worker at a prison in Ayeyarwady Region was trying to smuggle 244 methamphetamine tablets and 0.1 gram of crystal meth into the prison in

The Irrawaddy 8 Jul 2020 3:59 pm

N. Koreas Kim Visits Grandfathers Mausoleum on Anniversary of His Death

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the grave of his grandfather, national founder Kim Il Sung, on the anniversary of his death, state

The Irrawaddy 8 Jul 2020 10:29 am

Beijing Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for First Time in About 4 Weeks

Health officials in Beijing have reported no new coronavirus cases for the first time since a cluster was found at a market in the city in

The Irrawaddy 8 Jul 2020 10:17 am

US to Withdraw From WHO in July 2021 Over China-Centric Stance

The US has informed the UN secretary general that it will withdraw from the World Health Organization in July next year to protest the agen

The Irrawaddy 8 Jul 2020 10:06 am

Myanmar Ministry Orders Monastery to Remove Buddha Statues Designed Using Occ..

A Naypyitaw monastery has been told to remove 66 Buddha statues that violate Theravada Buddhism and were apparently made in a bid to boost

The Irrawaddy 7 Jul 2020 8:12 pm

UK Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Chief, Deputy for Abuses Against Roh..

The UK has imposed sanctions on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Vice Senior General Soe Win for alleged rights abuses against the Rohing

The Irrawaddy 7 Jul 2020 5:17 pm

Myanmar Labor, Farmer Activists Announce Run for Parliament

Labor and farmers rights advocates say they will run for Union and regional Parliament in 11 constituencies in Yangon.

The Irrawaddy 7 Jul 2020 4:35 pm

LG profit down 24% in Q2

The South Korean company's home appliance and TV businesses have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ZDNet 7 Jul 2020 1:08 pm

The Day a British Benefactor of Myanmar Youth and Education Passed Away

On this day in 1960, John Sydenham Furnivall, a British educator and literary scholar whose career spanned colonial and independent Myanmar

The Irrawaddy 7 Jul 2020 7:00 am

APAC telcos to spend $331B on 5G, but 4G remains dominant in some markets

Region's mobile operators are expected to invest more in excess of $400 billion on their networks through to 2025, including $331 billion on 5G deployments, but 4G remain

ZDNet 6 Jul 2020 8:31 pm

Military Sacks its Appointed Kachin Security Affairs Minister After Kachin Ja..

The military says it has taken action against Kachin States military-appointed security minister and a commanding officer after the death o

The Irrawaddy 6 Jul 2020 7:31 pm

Myanmar Sets Up Voting Abroad in Advance of November Election

Myanmar nationals abroad cast over 20,000 votes in the countrys last election, but that number fell far short of the 4 million Myanmar migr

The Irrawaddy 6 Jul 2020 6:36 pm

NLD Struggles to find Candidates in Rakhine for Myanmars General Election

The NLD performed poorly in Rakhine State in 2015 and is set to suffer again in November as it struggles to find candidates for the conflic

The Irrawaddy 6 Jul 2020 5:05 pm

Flooded Southwestern Japan Gets More Rain as Rescue Efforts Continue

Scores of people are feared dead as search-and-rescue operations continued following severe rain and flooding in Japans Kumamoto Prefecture

The Irrawaddy 6 Jul 2020 1:01 pm

New Support Center Opens for Foreign Residents in Japan

The Japanese government has opened a new support center for foreign residents in Tokyo amid a push to bring in more foreign workers to the

The Irrawaddy 6 Jul 2020 12:52 pm

Senior Myanmar Police Officer Jailed for Demanding Sex From Female Subordinat..

A senior officer in charge of approving appointments within the police force has been jailed for sexually exploiting female subordinates.

The Irrawaddy 6 Jul 2020 12:48 pm