Vietnam calls for more efforts for peace in Mali

Vietnam calls for more efforts for peace in Mali

NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy called for more efforts to implement the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali while chairing the UN Security Council’s quarterly briefing and consultations on Mali on April 6. (Apr 08, 2021 09:32:12)

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World News in Brief: April 6

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that the global economy will grow by 6 percent in 2021, 0.5 percentage point above the January forecast, according to the latest World Economic Outlook. 

Voting for local elections underway in 5 Indian states

  Apr 06, 2021 16:55:58
Voting for local elections is underway in India's Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam and West Bengal, officials said Tuesday. 

Indonesian president urges accelerated evacuation of flood victims

  Apr 06, 2021 16:55:48
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday called for accelerated evacuation of people in areas affected by the flash floods or landslides in West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara provinces. 

World News in Brief: April 5

  Apr 05, 2021 23:03:48
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a bill into law enabling the incumbent head of state to run for two more terms starting 2024. The bill was approved by the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, and the upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, last month. 

Brazil registers 1,240 new deaths from COVID-19

  Apr 05, 2021 17:41:35
Brazil registered on Sunday 1,240 more deaths from COVID-19 and 31,359 new cases, with total fatalities reaching 331,433, the health ministry reported. 

UK PM to set out plan for "COVID status certification" scheme

  Apr 05, 2021 17:41:14
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out plans on Monday to develop a "COVID status certification" scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions eased in England. 

World News in Brief: April 4

  Apr 04, 2021 18:57:45
India's richest state, Maharashtra, said it would impose stringent COVID-19 restrictions from Monday as there has been a rapid rise in infections, a state minister said on Sunday. 

Brunei kicks off COVID-19 national vaccination program

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Brunei officially began its national vaccination program for COVID-19 at vaccination centers throughout the country on Saturday. 

Airstrikes kill over 80 militants in southern Afghan province

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At least 82 militants have been confirmed dead as warplanes pounded Taliban hideouts and positions in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the former stronghold of the armed group, provincial police spokesman Jamal Barikzai said Sunday. 

Global airlines prepare for takeoff returns

  Apr 04, 2021 12:03:47
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World News in Brief: April 3

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India's total exports touched US$34 billion in March, up over 58 percent from the same month last year, according to the latest data released by the ministry of commerce and industry. Exports during the financial year 2020-21 (April 2020-March 2021) were US$290.18 billion, compared to US$313.36 billion the previous financial year, recording a negative growth of 7.4 percent, according to the data. 

ROK reports 543 more COVID-19 cases, 104,736 in total

  Apr 03, 2021 16:00:14
The Republic of Korea reported 543 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 104,736. 

India's export rise in March shows overall economic revival: official

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World News in Brief: April 2

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More than 25 leaders from "the G20, G7 and from every region" have united in urgent call for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response, chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. The pandemic treaty would be a generational commitment to keeping the world safe from new pathogens with pandemic potential in the future, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.