Ecuador says at least 18 inmates die in two prison riots

Ecuador says at least 18 inmates die in two prison riots

At least 18 inmates died and several police were injured during riots at two of Ecuador's largest penitentiaries, the Andean country's SNAI prison authority said late on Wednesday, marking the second major deadly wave of prison violence this year. (Jul 22, 2021 21:28:20)


Australia's Brisbane named host of 2032 summer Games

  Jul 21, 2021 16:47:26
The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 summer Olympics, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the recommendation of its executive board. 

ASEAN-Japan roundtable looks toward 50th anniversary of dialogue partnership

  Jul 21, 2021 16:47:07
NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a coordinator for ASEAN-Japan relations, organised a virtual high-level roundtable themed “ASEAN-Japan: Reviewing the journey travelled, toward the 50th anniversary of dialogue partnership” on July 21. 

World News in Brief: July 21

  Jul 21, 2021 15:38:42
The pandemic-postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics began on Wednesday with Japanese women's softball pitcher Yukiko Ueno getting Games competition underway in what the head of the World Health Organization said was needed as "a celebration of hope". 

COVID-19 vaccine: An unequal race

  Jul 21, 2021 10:04:51
NDO – Ahead of the forthcoming second meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine, WHO has warned that Africa is in the face of a serious vaccine shortage. 

Haiti appoints new prime minister in wake of president's assassination

  Jul 21, 2021 08:35:09
Haiti's government on Tuesday formally appointed Ariel Henry as prime minister, nearly two weeks after President Jovenel Moise was gunned down in a murder plot that likely extends far beyond the Caribbean country's borders. 

ROK reports new daily record amid Delta-driven surge

  Jul 21, 2021 08:34:46
Republic of Korea reported a daily record of 1,784 coronavirus cases for Tuesday, breaking a mark set last week, as the country grapples with a surge in Delta-driven outbreaks, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Wednesday. 

Indonesia extends COVID curbs to July 25 as cases remain high

  Jul 20, 2021 21:57:11
Indonesia extended its pandemic-linked restrictions to July 25 as the number of coronavirus infections remained high, aiming for a gradual easing of curbs next week if infections drop, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday. 

Jeff Bezos, world's richest man, carries out inaugural space voyage

  Jul 20, 2021 20:35:09
Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, and three crewmates soared high above the Texas desert aboard his space venture Blue Origin's New Shepard launch vehicle on Tuesday and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps to inaugurate a new era of private commercial space tourism. 

World News in Brief: July 20

  Jul 20, 2021 16:09:38
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has expressed his confidence in successfully delivering the Tokyo Olympic Games despite the specter of COVID-19. 

Biden meets Jordan's King Abdullah to discuss Middle East issues

  Jul 20, 2021 07:01:33
President Joe Biden held Oval Office talks on Monday with Jordan's King Abdullah, a key US ally in a volatile region, in the first of three face-to-face meetings expected soon with Middle East leaders. 

Europe becomes first region to cross 50 million COVID-19 cases - Reuters tally

  Jul 20, 2021 07:01:14
Europe became the first region worldwide to cross 50 million coronavirus cases on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the more contagious Delta variant spurred a record surge in daily new infections. 

World News in Brief: July 19

  Jul 19, 2021 16:52:35
South African government, political parties and civil societies on Sunday commemorated the Nelson Mandela International Day by doing good to the community. 

OPEC+ agrees oil supply boost after UAE, Saudi reach compromise

  Jul 19, 2021 13:26:15
OPEC+ ministers agreed on Sunday to boost oil supply from August to cool prices which have climbed to 2-1/2 year highs as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Thailand reports record number of COVID-19 cases for fourth day

  Jul 19, 2021 08:06:31
Thailand reported on Monday 11,784 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth consecutive day of record infections, as the country struggles to tackle its worst outbreak to date.