China has warned the United States against taking “dangerous moves," on Taiwan after Washington announced it was sending a senior official on a diplomatic visit to the self-ruled island.
China says it has no intention of ratcheting up tensions with the United States and engaging in a diplomatic war with Washington.
Weeks of record job losses have left the United States with unemployment rates not seen in more than a decade, with millions of Americans facing the prospect of a permanent job loss as the resurgence of the coronavirus has caused many states to reimpose restrictions.
Pakistan says “unprovoked” Indian fire along the border in the disputed Kashmir region has killed a teenage girl and wounded six other people.
Australia’s second-biggest city Melbourne began the first day of a six-week total lockdown on Thursday with the closure of most shops and businesses raising new fears of food shortages, as authorities battle a second wave of coronavirus infections.
Russia has intercepted a pair of US spy planes as they were heading toward Russian airspace over the Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry says.
Japan is marking 75 years since the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says war between the United States and China is "no longer inconceivable."
More than 1,300 people have been killed in the first half of 2020 by armed groups in DR Congo, three times more than in the same period in 2019, according to a report published by the United Nations.
Nearly a third of Afghanistan’s population – or 10 million people – has been infected with the coronavirus, according to health ministry estimates published Wednesday.