India's mammoth general election began on April 11, with people starting to line up outside polling stations in the world's biggest democratic exercise that will be carried out in seven phases.
Voters queue up at a polling station. (Photo: The Hindustan Times)
Voting in the first of seven rounds will be held in 91
parliament constituencies across 20 states and federally-administered
regions. There are 543 seats at stake.
Security has been increased after seven people were killed in
militant attacks in Kashmir and the east of the country including a state
legislator from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party.
Modi is the front runner in the elections, results of which will
be out on May 23.
Around 100,000 homes remain without power in Sydney on Monday (February 10), after the heaviest storm in 30 years lashed Australia's east coast.
Many countries and international organizations have provided materials and other kinds of support for China in combating and controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The outbreak of the acute respiratory illness caused by a new strain of corona virus (nCoV) in China is spreading to many countries around the world, becoming a new challenge for the global economy. Accordingly, China’s economic growth has slowed down and heavy losses from service, aviation, tourism sectors are predicted to hinder the world economy this year.
Eight large transport aircraft dispatched by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force Sunday (February 2) landed at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, delivering 795 military medical staff and 58 tonnes of supplies to help the city fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN) regarding maintaining international peace and security was debated at a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) that was held in New York on January 30 under the chair of Vietnam.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed developments in Libya in a phone call on January 15, the White House and Turkey's presidency said, days ahead of a summit in Berlin that will address the Libyan conflict.