Your World Today is NewsMobile’s daily edition, that brings to you a gist of all the top global developments. The top international developments today are:
- Worldwide COVID-19 cases have touched a grim milestone of 15 million, as per John Hopkins University dashboard. More than 617,254 people have died globally due to the infection as on Wednesday.
- US President Trump, after three months, addressed the media for the first time and emphasised on the rising coronavirus cases in the country. He said the disease outbreak will get worse before it gets better in the United States. He also called COVID-19 as “nasty, horrible’ and highlighted the measures taken by his administration to control the spread of the disease and keeping the fatality low.
- China affirmed its stand to call out the USA to immediately reverse its decision to close China’s Consulate General in the city of Houston. Its Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, said on Wednesday.Earlier in the day, Global Times editor-in-chief, wrote on Twitter that the US government has ordered closing the diplomatic mission within 72 hours. “This is a US unilateral political provocation, it is a grave violation of the international law, the key regulations related to international relations and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the US.”
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- To meet the ICJ ( International Court of Justice’s) decision to meet the requirements of a fair trial, the Pakistani government on Wednesday moved the Islamabad High Court to appoint a counsel for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is in their custody. The petition, filed by the Ministry of Law and Justice under a federal ordinance, stated that the “IHC should appoint a counsel to review and reconsider the verdict of the military court in accordance with the decision of the ICJ.”
- An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the coastal region of Alaska in the morning. However, no casualties have been reported so far. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, as reported by US Geological Survey