Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Argentine football legend Diego Maradona died Wednesday, Sputnik news agency reported citing Argentine broadcaster TN. The 1986 World Cup Champion was 60 years old. He was taken to one of the hospitals for medical examination on Oct 30, but it was later announced that he had…

More than 200 million people, world leaders call for Peace in virtual event

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 (NNN-BERNAMA) — More than 200 million people from 194 countries, including world leaders, had gathered virtually on Sunday to call for world peace. Organised by the Universal Peace Foundation (UPF) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, the event was the third of the ‘Rally of Hope’ series,…

Vietnam Seizes Over 20 Kg Drugs Hidden In Cross-Border Delivery Parcels

HO CHI MINH CITY, Nov 25 (NNN-VNA) – The customs and police forces of Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City, seized over 20 kg of drugs hidden in cross-border delivery parcels. The drugs, which were seized yesterday, include heroin, ecstasy, marijuana and crystal methamphetamine. They were hidden in carton boxes,…

S. Korea’s Birth-Rate Hits Record-Low In Q3 Over Covid-19

SEOUL, Nov 25 (NNN-YONHAP) – South Korea’s birth-rate hit a record quarterly low, in the third quarter, as the COVID-19 pandemic delayed marriages, statistical office data showed today. The number of new-born babies was 69,105 in the July-Sept quarter, down 6.2 percent from the same quarter of last year, according…

Vietnamese Geo-Park Earns UNESCO Global Status

HANOI, Nov 25 (NNN-VNA) – A geo-park in central highlands Vietnam’s Dak Nong province, officially becomes the third in the country, to join the global geo-parks network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), it was reported today. The province’s Dak Nong Geo-park, which received a certificate…

China criticises Pope Francis over comment on Uighur Muslim minority

BEIJING/THE VATICAN, Nov 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) — China criticised Pope Francis over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Pope Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all”. “People of all ethnic groups enjoy the…

Pacific Workers Flown In To Help Fill Australia’s Agriculture Labour Gap

SYDNEY, Nov 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The impact of COVID-19 on overseas travel, left many Australian farmers short-handed during peak harvesting and processing seasons. To help urgently fill the gap, authorities granted special approval for workers from the Pacific Islands to enter Australia and take up roles in the agriculture sector.…

New Zealand Reports Eight New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

WELLINGTON, Nov 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) – New Zealand reported eight new cases of COVID-19 today, all in managed isolation. There are no new community cases. One person arrived on Nov 19, from Finland via Sweden and Qatar, and tested positive at around day 3 of his stay in managed isolation. One…

India’s COVID-19 Tally Reaches 9,222,216

NEW DELHI, Nov 25 (NNN-PTI) – India’s COVID-19 tally reached 9,222,216 today, as 44,376 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, the latest data from the federal health ministry showed. According to the data, the death toll mounted to 134,699, as 481 COVID-19 patients died, since yesterday morning.…

Over 1,000 Students Paint Pictures Of Brunei, China Jointly Fighting COVID-19

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov 25 (NNN-ANN) – Organised by the Chinese Embassy in Brunei and Brunei’s Ministry of Education, the awards presentation and exhibition launching ceremony, of a painting competition themed “Together We Fight the COVID-19” were held here yesterday. A total of 1,022 students from 53 primary schools across…
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