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Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate
14 June 2020 | Jim Mannion
The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, this time in Atlanta, Georgia, poured more fuel Sunday on a raging US debate over racism after another round of street protests and the resignation of the city's police chief. ...
Nepal parliament approves new map as land row with India escalates
13 June 2020 | Gopal Sharma
The lower house of Nepal’s parliament on Saturday approved a new map of the country, including areas disputed with India, the speaker of the national legislature said. ...
Record rise in India virus cases raises fear of return of curbs
12 June 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani and Sachin Ravikumar
India reported a record daily increase of novel coronavirus cases on Friday and became the world’s fourth worst-hit country, raising the prospect of the return of a lockdown just days after it was lifted. ...
India denies visas to US panel on religious freedom
11 June 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani
India has turned down a travel request for members of a US government panel seeking to review its religious freedom, saying such foreign agencies had no standing to assess the constitutional rights of citizens. ...
India, China hold talks to defuse border standoff, thin out some forces
10 June 2020
Indian and Chinese military commanders made progress in talks on Wednesday to defuse a standoff along their disputed border in the western Himalayas after pulling back some troops in confidence-building gestures. ...
Border incursions, tensions will continue till Tibet issue is resolved: Sangay
9 June 2020 | Rahul Kanwal
A resolution of the Tibetan issue is the way to peace on the India-China border, says Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile Dr Lobsang Sangay in an exclusive interview with India Today TV. ...
Thousands pay tribute to George Floyd as pressure mounts for US police reform
9 June 2020 | Erwin Seba
Thousands of mourners braved sweltering Texas heat on Monday to view the casket of George Floyd, whose death after a police officer knelt on his neck ignited worldwide protests against racism and calls for reforms of US law enforcement. ...
Chinese army carries out large-scale drill to check preparedness at border with India
7 June 2020 | Sutirtho Patranobis
The People’s Liberation Army of China has carried out a large-scale drill involving thousands of paratroopers to check its preparedness in transporting soldiers and armoured vehicles from a central Chinese province to border areas. ...
Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement
6 June 2020
Thousands of people took to the streets in European and Asian cities on Saturday, demonstrating in support of US protests against police brutality. The global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities. ...
India, China agree to resolve border dispute ‘peacefully’ – statement
5 June 2020 | Manoj Kumar
India and China agreed on Friday to resolve a dispute over their shared border in the Ladakh region through diplomatic channels, the Indian foreign affairs ministry said in a statement. ...