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India bans TikTok, WeChat, other China-linked apps over diplomatic tension

India on Tuesday banned 59 mobile apps with Chinese links on grounds that they present a danger to the country’s national security, drawing a sharp rebuke from Beijing.

President Xi Jinping to preside over China-Africa summit against COVID-19 Wednesday

Chinese President Xi Jinping will preside over an extraordinary China-Africa summit on solidarity against COVID-19 in Beijing on Wednesday, and deliver a keynote speech, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Tuesday.

Violence against women, girls still common globally – UNICEF

A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has revealed that violence against women and girls is still common despite significant gains in education globally.

Russia blocks border with China over Coronavirus epidemic

The Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has ordered the immediate closure of the Far East border as a measure to curb the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus into their country.

Chinese companies to invest in mining, Agric, power generation in Zamfara – Matawalle

Chinese investors have agreed to invest in mining, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and power generation in Zamfara State, a Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle, Zailani Bappa disclosed.

China accuses Apple of aiding Hong Kong protests through toxic apps

Apple is the latest in a series of foreign companies and organisations to have come under fire in China for their alleged support of Hong Kong protesters.

Footprints of 100m-year-old dinosaur found in China 

Paleontologists announced on Tuesday in Beijing that they had discovered a group of 100 million year-old fossils of dinosaur footprints in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

20 primary school pupils injured in attack

Twenty primary school pupils were injured in an attack carried out by a man on Tuesday in Beijing, the local government said. “The attack occurred...

Oil prices jump on U.S-China trade hopes, supply cuts

Oil prices have risen by more than 1.5 per cent on Monday on hopes that talks in Beijing can resolve a trade war between the United States and China, while supply cuts by major producers also supported crude.

Russia, China team up against US, set to reduce use of dollar in trade

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Moscow and Beijing plan to use their own national currencies more often in trade deals as Russia’s...

China threatens new tariffs on $60 bn worth of US goods

Beijing warned Friday it was prepared to impose new tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods if Washington ups the ante in the...

Ronaldo ‘worshipped’ in China on day one of Nike ‘CR7 tour’

Cristiano Ronaldo has been soaking up the delights China has to offer on day one of his annual ‘CR7 Tour' along with sponsors Nike. The...

China threatens US with retaliation

The latest threat by President Donald Trump to impose additional tariff on Chinese goods has prompted China’s immediate reaction to retaliate. China will fight back...

Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea

The foreign ministry issued a statement expressing "resolute opposition" to the US sail-by of the territory in the disputed Paracel Island chain on Sunday.

Taiwan hits back at WHO exclusion under Beijing pressure

Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of succumbing to political pressure from Beijing Tuesday after the island failed to receive an invitation to a...

South Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US...

Peace with North Korea a ‘possibility’: top US general

Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for...

Nigerian diplomat’s son jailed for rape, murder in Scotland

A Scottish court on Friday sentenced the son of a Nigerian diplomat to life imprisonment after raping and murdering a sex worker. According to reports,...

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