Sun, 27 Sep 2020

TOKYO -- Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, was chosen as Japan's new prime minister to succeed Shinzo Abe in an extraordinary parliamentary session on Wednesday.

The parliament formally chose Suga as the new prime minister in an extraordinary session in the afternoon.(Japan-Suga-New PM)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 5 million mark on Wednesday, reaching 5,020,359, said latest data released by the federal health ministry.

As many as 90,123 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours, revealed the data. (India-COVID-19-Tally)

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YANGON -- Myanmar confirmed four new deaths, bringing the death toll to 39 in total on Wednesday morning, said a daily release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

Four more COVID-19 patients with underlying diseases died of acute respiratory failure, the release said. (Myanmar-COVID-19-Death)

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ISLAMABAD -- China has proved that it is a great rising country of the world by lifting over 800 million people out of poverty in four decades, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said.

The prime minister made the remark while addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project, a multi-billion-dollar environment-friendly residential settlement, in capital city Lahore of the country's east Punjab province. (Pakistan-China-Poverty)

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TOKYO -- The outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet resigned en masse Wednesday morning, marking an end to Abe's record-long tenure of nearly eight years.

Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), is set to take office as Japan's new prime minister later Wednesday after the parliament formally elects him as the new premier. (Japan-Abe-Resignation)

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