Wed, 27 May 2020

KABUL -- Ten villagers were killed and 14 others wounded in two separate gun shootings in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, authorities said on Wednesday.

In one incident, three people were killed and one child was wounded after the gunmen fired on people outside a mosque as Ramadan night prayers were underway around 9:00 p.m. local time in Korchako village, Sabari district of eastern Khost province, 150 km southeast of the country's capital, Kabul, provincial government spokesman Talib Mangal told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Shootings)

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NEW DELHI -- India Metrological Department (IMD) Wednesday said super Cyclone Amphan was likely to make landfall between Digha, West Bengal and Hatiya Islands, Bangladesh, close to Sundarbans.

"Super cyclone Amphan centerd at 8:30 a.m. (local time) today as an extremely severe cyclonic storm over northwest Bay of Bengal near north latitude of 19.80 and east longitude of 87.70, about 120 km nearly east-southeast of Pradip, 200 km south of Digha and 360 km southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh)," said the information released in the bulletin by IMD. (India-Cyclone)

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NEW DELHI -- India's health ministry said Wednesday morning that 140 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 5,611 positive cases were reported since Tuesday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 3,303 and total cases to 106,750.

This is the highest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases so far in the country. "As on 8:00 a.m. (local time) Wednesday, 3,303 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country," reads an information released by the ministry. (India-COVID-19)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia's COVID-19 cases rose by 693 within one day to 19,189, Achmad Yurianto, a health ministry official, said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

The death toll in the country rose by 21 to 1,242, he added.

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta, hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, on Tuesday decided to prolong a large-scale social restriction as the number of virus infections spikes in the country. (Indonesia-COVID-19)

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