According to Japan's Meteorological Agency, the epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 160 kilometres to the south of Iturup island.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Two sweet-tooth elephants almost hijacked a truck stacked with sugarcane and looted it to satiate their jumbo appetites. An adult elephant can eat between 200-600 pounds of food a day.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Several regional organizations in India’s southern Karnataka have been demanding a higher share of jobs for locals in state-run and private companies operating in the state, in accordance with recommendations made by a panel more than three decades ago.
New Delhi (Sputnik): New Delhi (Sputnik): A popular preacher from the Indian state of Maharashtra, who is known for his humorous religious discourses, offered his own curious advice about how to time pregnancies to determine the sex of the child.
After weeks of attempting to sow chaos and spread fear about the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus in China, some media outlets and individuals have shifted focus to another battlefield - the Chinese economy. The shift comes as Chinese officials have moved swiftly to minimize the potential blow to growth from the epidemic.
Live from outside the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama as another 40 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the ship.
New Delhi (Sputnik): One of the prominent Separatist leaders of Kashmir, Sayed Ali Shah Geelani, has been ill for a long time, and was reported to be in a critical condition. The region's authorities suspended internet access in the valley, fuelling rumours of his death.
The blast is believed to be the result of rivalry between local lawyers, who immediately crowded the area following the incident.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Polygamy is legally permissible in Pakistan, where Muslim men are allowed to have four wives simultaneously. However, the tradition isn't popular among today's married women, especially when they face competition.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea will soon bring an outbreak of a deadly new strain of coronavirus that originated in China in late December under control, allowing the country to refocus its energy on reviving the economy, President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are set to visit India on 24 and 25 February with several bilateral issues, including the contentious trade deal, on agenda. During the two-day visit Trump would be given a grand public reception in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – At least 13 people died and 31 more were injured as a result of a car accident involving a bus in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a medical officer said.
TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japan is not considering cancellation or postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games over the outbreak of a new coronavirus, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori said on Thursday.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off Japan's coast has increased by 44 cases to 218, Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told reporters Thursday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed, was convicted on Wednesday in two terror financing cases by a Lahore court in Pakistan. Saeed has been slapped with a prison sentence of five and three months in each case. The sentences will run concurrently.
The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China has exceeded 1,300 people, with the number of confirmed cases in the nation topping 48,200.
Chinese officials earlier in the day updated the figures of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, noting that the number of infected people in the country now stands at 48,206, while the death toll has been reported to be 1,310.
The US Congress’ Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog told lawmakers on Tuesday that increasing classification of data on the 18-year-long war has made him completely unable to say whether or not the US is winning that war.
A 59-year-old Hong Kong preacher diagnosed with COVID-19, the 2019 novel coronavirus that originated in China’s Hubei Province, held a Sunday service for over 100 individuals before realizing he’d contracted the virus.
Peace talks between the Taliban and US appear to be making significant progress, as Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar reportedly issued an ultimatum to Washington, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo communicated that an agreement was just days away.