Thu, 29 Oct 2020

SEOUL -- South Korea reported 70 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 23,045, local health authorities announced Monday.

The daily caseload stayed below 100 for two straight days, after having grown in triple figures for 37 days in a row.(SKorea-COVID-19)

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TALUQAN, Afghanistan -- Six Afghan army soldiers and three police officers were killed and four security force members wounded in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province during Sunday night, a provincial government spokesman confirmed on Monday.

"Militants initially attacked a security checkpoint in Nawabad locality of Dasht-i-Qala district at mid-night. They also laid an ambush against a responding security forces' motorcade, triggering clashes along a road that left the above casualties," spokesman Jawad Hejri told Xinhua.(Afghanistan-Taliban-Ambush)

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NEW DELHI -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India Monday morning rose to 5,487,580, India's federal health ministry said.

During the past 24 hours, 86,961 new cases were reported from across the country and 1,130 more deaths were also recorded.(India-COVID-19)

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MUMBAI -- Death toll rose to 10 in the residential building collapse in Bhiwandi, 38 km from India's Mumbai on early Monday morning, according to the official update.

At least 20 people are feared trapped after the ground plus three-storey building collapsed, said a spokesperson for National Disaster Response Force, whose team has been deployed for rescue operations.(India-Building collapse)

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