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Experts warn of China trying to take advantage of Covid-19 situation, ...

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Beijing/IBNS: With China claiming that it is significantly recovering from COVID-19 crisis while other nations, including the UK and the US are struggling to contain the virus, some experts believe Beijing is trying to exploit the situation to its own advantage.
Syrian army brings reinforcement to battle zone with IS
Damascus/Xinhua/UNI:  The Syrian army on Friday brought in reinforcement to the desert region in eastern Syria as battles with Islamic State (IS) militants continued, a war monitor reported.
Teachers in Singapore stop using Zoom after 'obscene image' incident
Singapore/IBNS: Amid reports of breaches involving obscene images, teachers will now suspend use of video conferencing tool Zoom in the country, Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) said.
Coronavirus: 92 dead, more than 10,000 test positive in Israel
Tel Aviv/UNI: At least 92 people died and 10,095 were tested positive for the coronavirus in Israel, country’s Health Ministry said on Friday.
German State halts payments to coronavirus-hit businesses amid fraud
Berlin/Sputnik/UNI:  The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia froze one-off aid payments to freelancers and small businesses on Thursday after thousands were caught in online data scams.
Vietnamese tourist tests positive for COVID-19 in Cambodia, 119 in total
Phnom Penh/Xinhua/UNI: Cambodia on Friday confirmed a Vietnamese female-tourist had tested positive for the COVID-19, increasing the total number of the confirmed cases in the country to 119.
Coronavirus-driven debt crisis threatens poor countries already at risk, says UN report
New York/IBNS: As governments struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of people living in countries teetering on the brink of economic collapse are being threatened further by a looming debt crisis, according to a new UN report released on Thursday.
Put women and girls at centre of COVID-19 recovery: UN Secretary-General
New York/IBNS: Limited gains in gender equality and women’s rights made over the decades are in danger of being rolled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday.
Living apart, ‘we must stand together’ to battle coronavirus pandemic – UN rights ch...
New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 pandemic is a “colossal test of leadership”, the top UN rights official said on Thursday, underscoring the need for “decisive, coordinated and innovative action from all, and for all”.
COVID-19 in Yemen: Saudi coalition ceasefire declared in bid to contain coronavirus
New York/IBNS: A ceasefire declaration by Saudi Arabia in war-shattered Yemen that was due to come into effect on Thursday has been welcomed by United Nations chief António Guterres as a way to promote peace and slow the advance of COVID-19.
Benjamin Netanyahu thanks India for sending hydroxychloroquine to Israel, PM Modi says bot...
New Delhi/IBNS: Hours after Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Narendra Modi for sending hydroxychloroquine medicine, which is being considered as a possible cure for Covid-19, the Indian PM on Friday said both the nations need to fight the disease together.
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