GDP of the world's second biggest economy grew 2.3 percent in 2020, making the Asian giant the only major economy in the world to avoid a contraction last year.
The novel coronavirus has infected over 95 million people globally and claimed more than 2 million lives. Here are the updates for January 17:
Rescuers retrieve more bodies from rubble of homes and buildings toppled by 6.2 magnitude earthquake, as military clears roads in hardest-hit city of Mamuju and Majene district on Sulawesi island.
Gunmen shoot dead two Afghan women judges working for Supreme Court, officials say, as fear grows in restive city following several targeted killings of high-profile figures recently.
Around 150 firefighters were expected to work overnight into Sunday to bring the 80-100 hectare blaze under control, says the Department of Fire and Emergency Services District.
Taliban fighters who infiltrated a base of pro-government Afghan militiamen killed 12 of them, officials say. Separately, a roadside bomb killed two policemen in the capital Kabul.
At least 45 people were killed and hundreds injured on Sulawesi island after a 6.2-magnitude quake. Authorities fear many more are buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
Talks between the Indian government and representatives of tens of thousands of protesting farmers remained deadlocked with the government refusing to scrap new agricultural reform laws which the farmers say will benefit large corporations.
The Rajapaksa government’s decision to revive the stalled East Container Terminal project is a signal that Colombo is shifting towards balancing its ties with Beijing and New Delhi, experts argue.
The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress two weeks ago, explicitly forbids Pentagon from reducing troop numbers in Afghanistan without sending Congress an assessment of risks.
A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight, causing landslides and sending people fleeing from their homes in the nighttime darkness.
Indonesian divers find the casing of a cockpit voice recorder from a Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea last week, but are still searching for its memory unit.
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