Category: INTERNATIONAL

Japan braces for more rain as death toll rises

utvnewsenglish- July 6, 2020

Japan is bracing for more heavy rain after a weekend of flooding left at least 37 people dead. More than 40,000 rescue workers in the ... Read More

India overtakes Russia in Covid-19 cases

utvnewsenglish- July 6, 2020

India has recorded more than 24,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Russia. The country now ... Read More

Outrage as Indian Judge calls alleged rape victim ‘Unbecoming’

utvnewsenglish- July 3, 2020

An Indian judge is under pressure to delete comments from a court order that questioned the behaviour of a woman who alleged she was raped. ... Read More

Texas Governor mandates wearing of face masks

utvnewsenglish- July 3, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered face coverings to be worn in public as coronavirus cases rocket in the state. The directive applies to counties ... Read More

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills more than 100

Staff Writer- July 2, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - At least 113 bodies have been found after a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, officials say. Rescue ... Read More

Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents

Staff Writer- July 2, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply ... Read More

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law

Staff Writer- July 2, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - The US House of Representatives has approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security law that was condemned by ... Read More

Coronavirus: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day

Staff Writer- July 1, 2020

UTV | COLOMBO - Top disease researcher Dr Anthony Fauci has told the US Senate that he "would not be surprised" if new virus cases ... Read More

Coronavirus: Czechs hold ‘farewell party’ for pandemic

Staff Writer- July 1, 2020

UTV | COLOMBO - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the pandemic was not even close to being over, but in the ... Read More

Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

Staff Writer- July 1, 2020

UTV | COLOMBO - Australia says it will significantly increase military spending and focus on the Indo-Pacific region amid rising tensions between the US and ... Read More