A single gunman held worshippers hostage at the gurdwara in Kabul for several hours as Afghan special forces, helped by international troops, tried to clear the building. At least one of the dead is a child.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown from Tuesday midnight, but a federal government advisory suggested exempting e-commerce deliveries of essentials such as food and medical equipment in addition to grocery stores and banks.
Jail sentence of ailing former prime minister and opposition leader will be suspended and she will be released for a period of six months, Law Minister Anisul Huq says.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Chinese authorities will on April 8 lift the months-long lockdown in the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated. But fears persist over a second wave of infections fuelled by people arriving from overseas.
Mostly women had been protesting at a sit-in since early December in a New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, which became a focal point for opposition to a controversial law seen as discriminatory against Muslims.
The government arrested four members of the dissolved opposition party for sharing information about coronavirus, according to Human Rights Watch.
Currently, there are no approved medicines or preventive vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus, with most patients receiving only supportive care, such as help with their breathing.
Washington is reducing aid and is prepared to cut a similar amount in 2021 because of the ongoing feud between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
Nations are ramping up efforts to fight the deadly novel coronavirus, which has upended societies and sparked economic turmoil as it spreads around the world. Here're the latest developments:
Moscow is being questioned over whether it is hiding the actual number of coronavirus cases as people recall its past notoriety over the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident.
There is increasing scepticism about claims of zero cases in under-developed Myanmar and Laos where many of the labourers come from, as fears grow for their weak health care systems and fragile economies.
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