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Armed Member of Canada's Military Crashed Gate at Trudeau's Home

Armed Member of Canada's Military Crashed Gate at Trudeau's Home

An armed member of the Canadian military crashed a truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives in Ottawa on Thursday and was quickly arrested by police, Canada's Global News reported on Friday.

Kim Jong-un Warns of ‘Unimaginable and Irretrievable’ Coronavirus Crisis

Kim Jong-un Warns of ‘Unimaginable and Irretrievable’ Coronavirus Crisis

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un urged his government to maintain "maximum alert" against the Chinese coronavirus on Thursday, warning of an "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis" should North Korea ease its stringent virus countermeasures too early, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Friday, citing North Korean state media.

Erdogan Vows to Censor Social Media After 'Devils' Insult Grandchild's Birth

Erdogan Vows to Censor Social Media After 'Devils' Insult Grandchild's Birth

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledgedtighter government control over social media on Wednesday after insults were allegedly directed at his daughter and son-in-law when they announced the birth of their child on Twitter this week, Turkey'sHürriyet Daily Newsreported.

Report: China Forcibly Extracted Citizen DNA for Police Database During Pandemic

Report: China Forcibly Extracted Citizen DNA for Police Database During Pandemic

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continued to forcibly collect Chinese citizens' DNA samples en masse –part of its "world's largest" police-run DNA database– during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, especially in rural areas of China, human rights magazine Bitter Winter revealed Thursday.

China Expands Heliports on India Border After Military Brawl

China Expands Heliports on India Border After Military Brawl

New satellite images from the India-China border show China has expanded two of its nearby heliports, with one located just ten miles northeast of the shared boundary, the Times of India (TOI) reported on Tuesday.

New Delhi Hotels Ban Chinese Guests as India Boycotts China

New Delhi Hotels Ban Chinese Guests as India Boycotts China

Hotels in India's capital, New Delhi, will ban Chinese guests, a major hotel association announced on Thursday amid rising support for a boycott of Chinese business across India following a deadly border brawl between the two countries' armies last week,Agence France-Presse (AFP)reported.

South Korean City Sues Fringe Church for Coronavirus Outbreak

South Korean City Sues Fringe Church for Coronavirus Outbreak

Officials in the South Korean city of Daegu have filed an$83 million lawsuit against the Shincheonji religious sect, accusing it of causing "massive damages" to the city's public health after coronavirus cluster infections emerged among its congregants "triggering an uncontrollable spread" throughout Daegu, South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo reported on Wednesday.

China: 'Extremely Dangerous for India' to Boycott Chinese Products

China: 'Extremely Dangerous for India' to Boycott Chinese Products

China says Indians' demands to boycott Chinese entities following a deadly clash between the two countries' border troops on Monday are "extremely dangerous for India," an editorial in the Chinese state-run Global Timesargued on Wednesday.

Intruders with Explosives Kidnap Chinese Billionaire

Intruders with Explosives Kidnap Chinese Billionaire

Police rescued a Chinese billionaire on Monday after intruders broke into his luxury villa in southern China on Sunday and attempted to kidnap him, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.

Reports: Burundi President First Head of State to Die from Coronavirus

Reports: Burundi President First Head of State to Die from Coronavirus

Burundi's president died last week of coronavirus, according to medical documents seen by Agence France-Presse (AFP), and despite the government's official statement that the head of state died from a heart attack, the French news agency reported on Monday.

Hong Kong Police Arrest 53 Pro-Democracy Activists

Hong Kong Police Arrest 53 Pro-Democracy Activists

Hong Kong police arrested 53 protesters on Tuesday evening in demonstrations attended by hundreds of activists to mark the one-year anniversary of the city's pro-democracy movement, Reuters reported.

Indian State Raises Sentence for Cow Slaughter to Ten Years in Prison

Indian State Raises Sentence for Cow Slaughter to Ten Years in Prison

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh announced on Tuesday increased penalties for crimes against cows, considered sacred by Hindus, includingup to ten years in prison and a fine of up to 500,000 Indian rupees ($6,607), the Times of India (TOI)reported.

Fight Breaks out as South Koreans Block Activists from Sending Aid to North

Fight Breaks out as South Koreans Block Activists from Sending Aid to North

Roughly 40 South Korean riot police officers "rushed" to an island village on the inter-Korean border to quell "shouting and shoving matches" that erupted after South Korean villagers tried to block activists from sending care packages to North Korea via plastic bottles released into the sea,the South China Morning Post (SCMP)reported on Monday.

China, India Announce Agreement on Border Dispute

China, India Announce Agreement on Border Dispute

India and China have agreed to resolve their month-long Himalayan border dispute through "peaceful" diplomatic channels, the Times of India (TOI) reported on Monday.

U.S. Military: ‘Surge’ of Chinese Maritime Activity During Coronavirus Crisis

U.S. Military: ‘Surge’ of Chinese Maritime Activity During Coronavirus Crisis

The U.S. military has documented a "surge of maritime activity" by China in the South China Sea and the East China Sea sincethe coronavirus pandemic began, indicating that Beijing has been capitalizing on the global distraction caused by the crisis to bolster its illegal claims to territory in the waters, Reuters reported on Friday.

Report: Taliban Chief May Have Died of Coronavirus

Report: Taliban Chief May Have Died of Coronavirus

The Supreme leader of Afghan terror group the Taliban may have recently died from the coronavirus, Afghanistan's Khaama Press reported on Tuesday, citing information from a report by the American magazine Foreign Policy.

U.S. Apologizes to India After Rioters Deface Statue of Gandhi

U.S. Apologizes to India After Rioters Deface Statue of Gandhi

The U.S. ambassador to India apologized to the country on Wednesday for the vandalism of a Mahatma Gandhi statue in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC, by violent rioters this week, the Times of India(TOI) reported on Thursday.

Taiwan Urges China to Apologize for Tiananmen Square Massacre

Taiwan Urges China to Apologize for Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Chinese Communist Party rejected Taiwan's request on Wednesday for China to issue an apology for the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre – in whichChinese troops opened fire on unarmed students leading protests, calling it "nonsense," Reuters reported on Wednesday.

D.R. Congo Confirms Second Simultaneous Ebola Outbreak

D.R. Congo Confirms Second Simultaneous Ebola Outbreak

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have confirmed a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country's northwest, Voice of America (VOA) reported on Monday.

India and China Bring Heavy Equipment, Weaponry to Border Standoff

India and China Bring Heavy Equipment, Weaponry to Border Standoff

Both the Indian and Chinese militaries have sent "artillery guns and combat vehicles" to their rear bases along a disputed border area in Ladakh, India's northernmost state, as the nearly month-long standoff between the two armies continues to escalate, Indian military sources told the Times of India on Sunday.

Report: China's Northeast Restores Lockdowns as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Report: China's Northeast Restores Lockdowns as Coronavirus Cases Rise

InMudanjiang, a city in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province, a recent spike in coronavirus cases has caused the government to reimpose a partial lockdown, the Epoch Times reported on Friday, with local reports indicating that authorities are sealing residents in their homes.

U.S. Accuses Russia of Flying Stealth Fighters into Libyan Civil War

U.S. Accuses Russia of Flying Stealth Fighters into Libyan Civil War

The U.S. African Command accused Moscow of deploying fighter jets to Libya in support of mercenaries fighting for rebel leader Khalifa Haftar's forces in a statement released onTuesday, adding that the jets were "repainted to camouflage" their Russian origin.

China Floats Wave of Financial Investment in Africa Post-Pandemic

China Floats Wave of Financial Investment in Africa Post-Pandemic

Chinese officials have said they will continue to invest heavily in Africa in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as a means of supporting the continent's increasing debt to Beijing, according to an article published in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaperGlobal Times on Monday.

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Jailed for ‘Not Made in China’ Masks

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Jailed for ‘Not Made in China’ Masks

The Hong Kong Customs Department arrested a member of the local pro-democracy group Demosisto on Monday for allegedlyviolating a Trade Descriptions Ordinance by selling masks labeled "Not made in China," local public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)reported on Monday.

Chinese Propaganda Poll: America Is World's 'Most Disappointing Country'

Chinese Propaganda Poll: America Is World's 'Most Disappointing Country'

Chinese people voted the U.S. "the most disappointing country" in the world for its response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaper Global Times, which published a report on the findings on Friday.

Vietnam Fines Regional Bayer CEO for Using Illegal Chinese South China Sea Map

Vietnam Fines Regional Bayer CEO for Using Illegal Chinese South China Sea Map

A Vietnamese city fined the CEO of Bayer Vietnam $1,286 on Thursday for distributing a map of the South China Sea depicting China's controversial "nine-dash line," which Beijing uses to illegally claim territory in the sea, Vietnamese online newspaper VnExpress reported on Thursday.

State Media Implies U.S. Had Coronavirus Samples Before China

State Media Implies U.S. Had Coronavirus Samples Before China

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) alleged that U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on U.S. vaccine development for the Wuhan coronavirus indicate that the virus originated in America, according to a report Sunday by the CCP propaganda newspaperGlobal Times.

Outrage in Zimbabwe as Health Workers Wear Bedsheets as PPE

Outrage in Zimbabwe as Health Workers Wear Bedsheets as PPE

Photos and videos of Zimbabwean health workers wearing bedsheets as personal protective equipment (PPE) amid a shortage of Wuhan coronavirus medical supplies have outraged locals, Zimbabwe's Pindula Newsreported on Friday, who are demanding the government come to their aid.

China Brings Fighter Jets to Illegal South China Sea Base

China Brings Fighter Jets to Illegal South China Sea Base

Chinese military aircraft have been spotted at China's largest illegal military base in the disputed South China Sea, suggesting that the People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) have started to use the site as a strategic operations base, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reportedon Wednesday, citing military surveillance by defense intelligence source Jane’s.

China: Scholar Ripped Out of Home After Criticizing Coronavirus Response

China: Scholar Ripped Out of Home After Criticizing Coronavirus Response

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities detained a Chinese constitutional scholar after he wrote an open letter to the Chinese government criticizing its handling of the Wuhancoronavirus outbreakand demanding free speech, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday.

Report: China Cracks Down on Christian-Run Orphanages

Report: China Cracks Down on Christian-Run Orphanages

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been shutting down Christian orphanages in China, using recent regulations on religion in the country to justify a crackdown on charitable religious organizations,Bitter Winter, a human rights magazine, reported on Monday.

Chinese City on North Korea Border Declares Coronavirus Martial Law

Chinese City on North Korea Border Declares Coronavirus Martial Law

A city in China’s northeastern Jilin province, bordering North Korea, declared “wartime control mode” over coronavirus, locking down communities over the weekend after twelve Chinese coronavirus cases were recorded within three days, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaper Global Times reported on Sunday.

Kenyan Governors: We Can't Control Coronavirus with Open Border

Kenyan Governors: We Can't Control Coronavirus with Open Border

Kenya's regional governors are calling on national authorities to close the country's borders as illegal migration from surrounding countries has caused an increase in imported coronavirus cases, Kenyan newspaper the Nation reported on Thursday.