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China agrees to send WHO's team of experts to Beijing to trace COVID19 origin

Beijing: The Chinese government on Wednesday agreed to send the World Health Organization's (WHO) team of experts to Beijing to trace the origin of the highly infectious coronavirus which has now hit nearly all the countries across the globe.

Panic-buying grips Melbourne ahead of second coronavirus lockdown

Ottawa/Sputnik: Stores in Australia's second-largest city of Melbourne are struggling to manage a spike in demand for essential goods ahead of a six-week lockdown that takes effect on Wednesday night, media said on Wednesday.

Tibetan President in exile thanks US for imposing visa restrictions on China

New Delhi/UNI: Leader of the exile Tibetan government Lobsang Sangay has expressed gratitude to United States for imposing visa restrictions on Chinese officials under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act.

Two police officers killed in bomb blast in Somali capital

Mogadishu/Xinhua: A huge blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed two police officers and injured one other early Wednesday.

At least 8 people killed in terrorist attack in Syrian city bordering Turkey: Source

Damascus/Sputnik: A car stuffed with a bomb exploded in the town of Tell Abyad, which borders Turkey, in Syria's northern province of Raqqa killing at least eight people and injuring 27 others, a source told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Human rights through peacekeeping essential factor in beating coronavirus

New York: The UN human rights chief is calling for greater investment in the human rights components of peace operations - not least to monitor the impact of efforts to contain the global COVID-19 pandemic.

'New dynamic' needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

New York: The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum on sustainable development which began on Tuesday, warning that “a new dynamic” is needed to overcome the negative shocks.

Independent rights expert speaks of 'anguish, stress and disempowerment' of poverty

New York: More than 70 million people are expected to fall into extreme poverty because of COVID-19, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Tuesday, as a leading rights expert slammed “greatly exaggerated” claims of global poverty eradication between 1990 and 2015.

Fresh evidence of war crimes committed by all sides in Syrian conflict, probe finds

New York: Hospitals, schools and homes have all been targeted during Syria’s brutal and long-running conflict, said UN-appointed investigators, who on Tuesday condemned likely fresh war crimes committed by all parties.

British Journalist questions Muslim nations' silence over Chinese treatment towards Uyghurs

Questioning the silence of the Muslim nations over China's continuous atrocities carried out against Uyghur Muslims, a noted British journalist said these nations only use the idea of Muslim solidarity when it suits them

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Brasilia/IBNS: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus with mild symptoms.

At least 21 killed and 15 injured as bus falls into lake in Guizhou province of China

Beijing/UNI: At least 21 people died when a bus carrying students plunged into a lake in South Western China on Tuesday.

Russian FSB Detains IS Supporter Who Planned Terrorist Attack in Astrakhan Region

Rostov-on-Don, Russia/Sputnik: A sympathizer of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia), who planned a terrorist attack in the Astrakhan region, has been detained, the spokesman of the regional department of the Federal Security Service (FSB) told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Terrorist groups must not be allowed to exploit 'fragilities' caused by global health pandemic

New York: As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the world’s health systems, economies and local communities, the UN Secretary-General on Monday highlighted how the pandemic has laid bare vulnerabilities to “new and emerging forms of terrorism”, such as cyberattacks, bioterrorism and the misuse of digital technology.

A sustainable future for all depends on ‘resolve to act together in solidarity’

New York: The United Nations vision for a sustainable future for all “will depend on our policy choices today, and our resolve to act together in solidarity”, a senior UN official told delegates on Monday at a meeting to discuss post-pandemic recovery.