World News Briefs — November 7, 2020


* The UK is shown for reference, it has recorded the 13th highest number of coronavirus cases in the world

Daily Mail: India now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases behind the US as number of infections surges* Another 90,082 cases were recorded on Monday, with 1,016 new fatalities
* Rising number of daily infections in the cities and is spreading into rural areas
* India has recorded 4.2 million cases; the US, 6.2 million; and Brazil 4.1 million
* India’s death toll stands at 71,642 compared to 193k in the US and 126k in Brazil

India now has the second highest number of coronavirus cases behind the US after a recent surge in infections.

With its nationwide tally of 4.2 million exceeded only by the U.S. figure of 6.2 million, India is adding more cases each day than any other country this year since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Another 90,082 cases were recorded on Monday, with 1,016 new fatalities, and the rising number of infections is attributed to the disease spreading to rural areas and increased testing.

India has fared remarkably well with a death toll of 71,642, compared with nearly 193,000 in the US and 126,000 in Brazil (which has the third highest cases: 4.1m).

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MIDDLE EAST

Turkey threatens Greece over disputed Mediterranean territorial claims.Turkish President Recep Erdogan warns Greece to enter talks over disputed Mediterranean territory or suffer ‘painful experiences’.

Turkey sanctions on table for EU meeting, France says.

Turkey begins military exercises in northern Cyprus.

Hezbollah, Hamas chiefs meet to discuss Israel-Arab ties.

Russian FM meets Syria’s Assad on rare visit.

More than 200 UN staff in Syria coronavirus positive: Officials.

Israel imposes overnight curfews as death toll passes 1,000.

Virus cases spike in Israel-blockaded Gaza: ministry.

Saudi king calls for ‘fair’ Palestinian solution in conversation with Trump.

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court commutes death sentences. Saudi Arabia issues verdicts in Khashoggi killing, sentences 8 to prison.

ASIA

India records world’s second-highest coronavirus tally, passing Brazil. Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil in Covid-19 cases.New Tibetan front in India-China border stand-off as five Indians ‘abducted’ in Arunachal Pradesh. India sends ‘hotline’ message to Chinese over alleged kidnapping.

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, arrest almost 300 people during protests.

China witholds US press cards as media row deepens.

Efforts ramp up to get Taliban-Afghan peace talks started.

North Korea waiting for US elections to resume talks, South Korean ambassador says.

Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea, heads north. Typhoon hits South Korea after triggering landslides in Japan.

Hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers land in Indonesia after six months at sea.

Tokyo Olympics will go ahead ‘with or without Covid’, says IOC’s John Coates.

AFRICA

US service member injured in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia.Two French soldiers killed in Mali.

Niger probe: Soldiers executed dozens of civilians.

Sudan declares 3-month state of emergency after flooding kills 99.

Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco.

W.African bloc again calls for ‘swift’ Mali civilian transition.

Mass hunger fears as Mozambique insurgency hampers aid.

EUROPE

Brexit talks deadlocked: UK plans to override parts of EU withdrawal deal. Belarus protests against President Alexander Lukashenko enter second month. Hundreds arrested in Belarus as opposition claims senior figure was kidnapped.

Belarus: Opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova detained by masked men.

Germany considers future of Russian pipeline project over Alexei Navalny poisoning.

Navalny wakes up from artificial coma in Berlin.

France records more than 7,000 new Covid-19 cases as virus resurges.

Kosovo, Serbia normalize economic relations.

Julian Assange: UK court weighs extradition of WikiLeaks founder to US.

AMERICAS

In America on edge, White House race enters final sprint.Hundreds airlifted from California wildfires during record-breaking heatwave.

Covid-related deaths appear to be easing in Brazil.

Ecuador faces worst unemployment crisis in Latin America.

UN calls for inquiry after girls killed in Paraguay raid.

Colombia arrests 3 Venezuelans tied to anti-Maduro plot.

Mexican military seize drug cartel’s homemade TANK converted by covering pickup truck with bulletproof armor plates.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Defying peace deal, freed Taliban return to battlefield.Policeman is killed in terror attack in Tunisia as forces shoot dead three Islamic militants who rammed their vehicle into officers. IS group claims fatal stabbing of Tunisian security official.

Charlie Hebdo massacre survivors walk out in tears as graphic images of the ‘inhuman’ attack carried out by ‘killing machines’ are shown to Paris court during terror trial.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

American Airlines faces boycott after allowing cabin crew to wear Black Lives Matter pins on uniform: Furious staff and passengers claim move is ‘anti-cop, racist and anti-American’.EU looks for trade action on China in trimmed down summit with Xi Jinping.

Chinese chip giant SMIC ‘in shock’ after US trade ban threat.

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