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China Summons Canadian Diplomat Over Statement On Taiwan

China Summons Canadian Diplomat Over Statement On Taiwan

Reuters | Friday August 05, 2022

China's foreign ministry said on Friday that it summoned Beijing-based Canadian diplomat Jim Nickel over Canada's participation in a statement issued by the foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations.

Woman Set Off Fire To "Embarrass Boyfriend", Kills 46, Gets Life Sentence

Woman Set Off Fire To "Embarrass Boyfriend", Kills 46, Gets Life Sentence

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Taiwan

A Taiwanese woman who set off the island's deadliest fire in decades to get back at her boyfriend escaped the death penalty Friday as the court handed down a life sentence.

China Sanctions US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Over Taiwan Visit: Report

China Sanctions US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Over Taiwan Visit: Report

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Beijing

China's foreign ministry announced sanctions against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday, after her visit to Taiwan this week prompted fury and shows of military force from Beijing.

Wait, Is That Bradley Cooper? Internet's Query On US Shoplifting Suspect

Wait, Is That Bradley Cooper? Internet's Query On US Shoplifting Suspect

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Friday August 05, 2022

The police in Georgia, US, are looking for a suspect accused of shoplifting. The law enforcement has issued an appeal on Facebook seeking information on the whereabouts of the man. But wait, this is not the end of the story.

Meal Slots, No Talking: Japan Companies Face "Unpredictable" Covid Again

Meal Slots, No Talking: Japan Companies Face "Unpredictable" Covid Again

Reuters | Friday August 05, 2022, Tokyo

Japanese companies are temporarily shutting offices or suspending production as they battle a record wave of COVID-19, disrupting businesses in a country that has until now weathered the pandemic better than most advanced economies.

China Reaction To Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan Visit "Flagrantly Provocative": US

China Reaction To Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan Visit "Flagrantly Provocative": US

Reuters | Friday August 05, 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told an Asian meeting of top diplomats on Friday that China's reaction to US house speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was "flagrantly provocative", a western official said.

For Tuneless Classical Songs' Versions, Bangladesh Star Grilled By Police

For Tuneless Classical Songs' Versions, Bangladesh Star Grilled By Police

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Dhaka

An out-of-tune Bangladeshi singer with a huge internet following was hauled in by police at dawn and told to cease his painful renditions of classical songs, sparking a furore on social media.

Russia Undercuts Saudi Oil In India As Competition Heats Up

Russia Undercuts Saudi Oil In India As Competition Heats Up

Debjit Chakraborty, Bloomberg | Friday August 05, 2022

A fierce battle is brewing in India where Russia has undercut the price of oil from its OPEC+ ally Saudi Arabia, paving the way for Moscow to expand market share in one of the biggest crude importers.

Multiple China Warplanes, Warships Cross "Median Line" Of Strait: Taiwan

Multiple China Warplanes, Warships Cross "Median Line" Of Strait: Taiwan

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Taipei

Taipei's military said Chinese fighter jets and ships crossed the "median line" that runs down the Taiwan Strait on Friday, calling Beijing's latest military drills "highly provocative".

Chinese Missiles Flew Over Taiwan During Military Drills: Report

Chinese Missiles Flew Over Taiwan During Military Drills: Report

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Beijing

Chinese missiles flew over Taiwan during Beijing's latest military drills, state media reported Friday, as the country pressed ahead with exercises encircling the island following a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

US Will "Not Allow" China To Isolate Taiwan, Says Nancy Pelosi In Tokyo

US Will "Not Allow" China To Isolate Taiwan, Says Nancy Pelosi In Tokyo

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Tokyo

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the United States will "not allow" China to isolate Taiwan, after her visit to the self-ruled island infuriated Beijing.

Long Covid Symptoms Affect 1 In 8, Suggests Lancet Study

Long Covid Symptoms Affect 1 In 8, Suggests Lancet Study

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Paris

One in eight people who get coronavirus develop at least one symptom of long Covid, one of the most comprehensive studies on the condition to date suggested on Thursday.

Russian TV Protestor Plays "Russian Roulette" With Risky Comeback

Russian TV Protestor Plays "Russian Roulette" With Risky Comeback

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Moscow

Marina Ovsyannikova, who denounced Russia's intervention in Ukraine during a live TV broadcast, knew that coming back to Moscow would be akin to playing a game of Russian roulette.

13 Killed, 40 Injured In Thailand Nightclub Fire

13 Killed, 40 Injured In Thailand Nightclub Fire

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Bangkok

A fire tore through a Thai nightclub early Friday killing at least 13 people and injuring 40, a rescue services official said.

Lightning Strike Near White House Leaves 4 In Critical Condition

Lightning Strike Near White House Leaves 4 In Critical Condition

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 05, 2022, Washington

Four people are in critical condition after a lightning strike near the White House on Thursday, officials in the US capital said.