Category: FOREIGN

Outrage as Indian Judge calls alleged rape victim ‘Unbecoming’

Outrage as Indian Judge calls alleged rape victim ‘Unbecoming’

Jul 3, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) -  An Indian judge is under pressure to delete comments from a court order that questioned the ... Read More

Texas Governor mandates wearing of face masks

Texas Governor mandates wearing of face masks

Jul 3, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) -   Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered face coverings to be worn in public as coronavirus ... Read More

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills more than 100

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills more than 100

Jul 2, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - At least 113 bodies have been found after a landslide at a jade mining site in ... Read More

Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents

Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents

Jul 2, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in ... Read More

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law

Jul 2, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - The US House of Representatives has approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security ... Read More

Coronavirus: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day

Coronavirus: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day

Jul 1, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) -  Top disease researcher Dr Anthony Fauci has told the US Senate that he "would not be ... Read More

Coronavirus: Czechs hold ‘farewell party’ for pandemic

Coronavirus: Czechs hold ‘farewell party’ for pandemic

Jul 1, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the pandemic was not even close to ... Read More

Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

Jul 1, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Australia says it will significantly increase military spending and focus on the Indo-Pacific region amid rising ... Read More

Coronavirus: Joe Biden will not hold campaign rallies

Coronavirus: Joe Biden will not hold campaign rallies

Jul 1, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - US Democrat Joe Biden has said he will not hold presidential campaign rallies during the coronavirus ... Read More

Hong Kong: Dozens held as ‘anti-protest’ law kicks in on handover anniversary

Hong Kong: Dozens held as ‘anti-protest’ law kicks in on handover anniversary

Jul 1, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Dozens of people have been arrested in Hong Kong, including a man carrying a pro-independence flag, ... Read More

Tehran clinic hit by deadly explosion

Tehran clinic hit by deadly explosion

Jul 1, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - At least 19 people have been killed in an explosion at a clinic in Iran's capital ... Read More

Qasem Soleimani: Iran seeks Trump’s arrest over killing of general

Qasem Soleimani: Iran seeks Trump’s arrest over killing of general

Jun 30, 2020

(FASTNEWS | TEHRAN) - Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of top ... Read More

Syria faces mass starvation or mass exodus without more aid, WFP says

Syria faces mass starvation or mass exodus without more aid, WFP says

Jun 30, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Syria faces the risk of mass starvation or another mass exodus unless more aid money is ... Read More

Venezuela tells EU ambassador to leave country

Venezuela tells EU ambassador to leave country

Jun 30, 2020

(FASTNEWS | VENEZUELA) - Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the European Union's ambassador to leave the country within 72 ... Read More

China forcing birth control on Uighurs to suppress population, report says

China forcing birth control on Uighurs to suppress population, report says

Jun 30, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - China is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in Xinjiang in an ... Read More