World news

India shoots down China’s 1959 Line

The Hindu INDIA and China yesterday (Sept. 29) exchanged sharp statements blaming each other for the continuing border tensions, with New Delhi describing China’s Line of Actual Control (LAC) claims as “untenable” and Beijing saying it “did not recognise” the Union Territory of Ladakh. “India has never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 Line of

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Coronavirus

Scientists puzzled by Africa’s low fatality rates from pandemic

By Reuters staff, published by The Hindu AFRICA’S overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when Covid-19 hit the continent in February. The new coronavirus was already wreaking havoc in wealthy Asian and European nations, and a United Nations agency said in April that, even with

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World news

US-China tech tensions ‘won’t go away even if Biden wins election’

By CNBC staff TENSIONS around technology will remain between the US and China, even if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the US election in November, according to an analyst. Ties between the two economic giants have steadily worsened this year, as Washington increasingly targets Chinese tech giants from phone maker Huawei to video-sharing app

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Local news

Police take action against over a thousand gambling sites

WITH Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha concerned about the ease with which children and youths can reach online gambling websites, police are moving to crackdown hard on such activities, Siam Rath newspaper reported today (Sept. 27, 2020). The police together with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission last

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Local news

Cracks in Phue Thai Party, ‘new leader to support Prayut’

PHEU Thai Party was rocked by the resignation of its chief strategist Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan and some other Strategic Committee members today (Sept. 26) with sources saying this indicates a shift to support the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Siam Rath  newspaper reported. Earlier reports that party leader Somphong Amornvivat would also be stepping

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