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New Zealand reports no new COVID-19 case for 9 consecutive days

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Wellington/Xinhua: New Zealand has reported no new case of COVID-19 for nine days in a row, said a statement of the New Zealand Ministry of Health on Sunday.
China's national security law will snatch independent rights of Hong Kong: Barrister Wilso...
Hong Kong-based barrister Wilson Leung has said it is feared that China  will use a new law to suppress peaceful resistance, opposition and activism in Hong Kong in the same manner as authorities do it in mainland China to suppress dissidents.
As China continues clampdown, Britain is planning to give refuge to Hong Kong residents
London: It seems Britain is slowly backing its former colony as it is planning to allow hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens to come to Britain if China clamps down further on the city.
UNSC might not lift sanctions on Taliban: Russian diplomat
Moscow:  The Afghan government released hundreds of Taliban prisoners as part of the peace deal with the United States but even at such a scenario UN Security Council might not lift sanction over the group, according to a Russian diplomat.
Uzbekistan extends quarantine till June 15
Tashkent/Xinhua/UNI: Uzbekistan has extended quarantine measures until June 15 while easing some lockdown restrictions to allow many businesses to reopen, the Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus said Saturday.
Israeli police shoot dead suspicious Palestinian in Jerusalem
Jerusalem/Xinhua/UNI: A Palestinian man, spotted with a suspicious object in the Old City of Jerusalem, was shot dead during a police chase, the Israeli police said Saturday.
UN human rights office welcomes moves to curtail spread of hatred and violence online
New York/IBNS: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote hatred, violence and misinformation, Spokesperson Rupert Colville said on Friday.
Mongolia to send 8 flights to COVID-19-hit countries in June to evacuate nationals
Ulan Bator/Xinhua/UNI: Mongolia will send eight chartered flights to COVID-19-hit countries in June to evacuate its nationals, the country's foreign ministry said on Friday.
Lockdown extended in Maldives as COVID-19 cases cross 1,500
Male/Xinhua/UNI: The Maldives government announced that the lockdown over Maldives' capital region of Greater Male has been extended by two weeks as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country crossed 1,500, local media reported here Friday.
Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar form alliance of Sunni political Islam, says expert
Jerusalem: Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar and Malaysia have formed a new alliance in the Islamic world and they perceive  India, Israel and the Christian nations in the West as their enemies, a noted expert on Middle East opined.
US, three other allies target China over Hong Kong national security law
Washington: China's decision to impose the new national security law on Hong Kong has earned criticisms from the United States and its three major allies.
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