Fri, 23 Oct 2020

SARI PUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban key commander identified as Mullah Abdullah was killed in a clash with security forces in northern Sari Pul province on Sunday, provincial government spokesman Zabihullah Amani said.

"The infamous Taliban key commander Mullah Abdullah who was notorious for his brutality lost his life in a clash with government forces in Khamarabad area outside provincial capital Sari Pul city today morning," Amani told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Taliban commander-Death)

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KABUL -- China provided a batch of non-emergency humanitarian supplies to the Afghan government at a hand-over ceremony held here in Kabul on Sunday.

The supplies which included more than 11,000 tents, 60,000 blankets and 110,000 daily necessities, according to Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu, will greatly improve the disaster emergency response capacity of the Afghan government, and enable the people affected by disasters to live in peace. (Afghanistan-China-Donation)

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NEW DELHI -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Sunday morning rose to 5,400,619, India's federal health ministry said.

During the past 24 hours, 92,605 new cases were reported from across the country. Besides this 1,133 deaths were also recorded. (India-COVID-19-Cases)

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MANILA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 286,743 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,311 new daily cases on Sunday.

The DOH said that the number of recoveries also surged to 229,865 after 20,021 more patients have survived the disease.

The DOH added that 55 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 4,984. (Philippines-COVID-19-Cases)

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CANBERRA -- Australia on Sunday confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number in about three months.

As of Sunday afternoon, there had been altogether 26,898 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. (Australia-COVID-19-Cases)

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