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Thai PM says 'illegal protests' must be controlled as parliament opens

Thai PM says 'illegal protests' must be controlled as parliament opens

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Thailand needs to bring "illegal protests" under control on Monday as he opened a special parliamentary session to address months of pro-democracy rallies.

UN Chief: science, unity and solidarity, key to defeating Covid

UN Chief: science, unity and solidarity, key to defeating Covid

Better preparation, listening to the science and acting together in solidarity, are some of the main ways that countries across the world can overcome the on-going Covid-19 crisis, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the World Health Summit on Sunday.

China reports surge in symptomless Covid-19 infections

China reports surge in symptomless Covid-19 infections

China reported the highest number of asymptomatic Covid-19 cases in nearly seven months, following a mass infection of an unknown origin in the northwestern Xinjiang region.

Three-way talks on Blue Nile dam to resume Tuesday -AU chairman

Three-way talks on Blue Nile dam to resume Tuesday -AU chairman

Negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over a multi-billion dollar dam on the Blue Nile will resume on Tuesday, nearly two months after Egypt left the talks, African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

France may be experiencing 100,000 new Covid cases per day

France may be experiencing 100,000 new Covid cases per day

France may be experiencing 100,000 new Covid-19 cases per day - two times more than the latest figures - Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the pandemic, told RTL radio on Monday.

Melbourne lockdown lifted after zero new virus cases recorded

Melbourne lockdown lifted after zero new virus cases recorded

Australia's second-biggest city will this week exit its coronavirus lockdown following nearly four months under onerous restrictions, authorities announced Monday, after no new daily cases or deaths were recorded.

India's coronavirus infections rise by 45,148

India's coronavirus infections rise by 45,148

India’s total coronavirus infections stood at 7.91 million on Monday, having risen by 45,148 cases in the last 24 hours, Indian health ministry data showed.

American jailed for attempt to overthrow Vietnam govt back in California

American jailed for attempt to overthrow Vietnam govt back in California

Michael Nguyen, a US citizen sentenced last year to 12 years in a Vietnamese jail for "attempting to overthrow the state", has been released and returned to his home in California, a family spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

Malaysia's PM faces calls to quit after failed bid for emergency rule

Malaysia's PM faces calls to quit after failed bid for emergency rule

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin faced calls to resign on Monday as doubts swirled over the support that he commands, after the king rejected his request to declare a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trials produce robust immune response in elderly

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trials produce robust immune response in elderly

Early results from tests for a coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca Plc, show it produces a robust immune response in elderly people, the group at highest risk, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Third attempt at Karabakh ceasefire quickly collapses

Third attempt at Karabakh ceasefire quickly collapses

A third attempt at halting weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh collapsed quickly on Monday with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading accusations of violating the US-brokered ceasefire within minutes.

Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday are down to the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election,

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