The News Scroll 05 March 2020  Last Updated at 8:12 pm | Source: PTI

Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

Singapore: International airlines'' grouping IATA on Thursday said Air India''s disinvestment process might be "quite difficult at this moment" amid the coronavirus outbreak, which will hit the global market for Indian carriers as well as inbound tourist traffic into the country.


London: A UK court on Thursday rejected for the fifth time the bail plea of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is fighting his extradition to India on charges over the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.


Tehran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday asked the Indian government to confront what he called "extremist Hindus and their parties", saying the hearts of Muslims all over the world are "grieving" over the recent communal violence in Delhi.


Beijing: The death toll of coronavirus in China has crossed 3,000 with 31 new fatalities and the total number of confirmed cases jumped to over 80,400, while Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for “undiminished vigilance”, saying the situation in virus-hit Wuhan still remains severe despite positive progress.


United Nations: UN economists announced a likely USD 50 billion drop in the worldwide manufacturing exports in February alone as the extent of the damage to the global economy caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) moved further into focus.


Dubai: Iran will set up checkpoints to limit travel between major cities and urged citizens on Thursday to reduce their use of paper money to fight a spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus, which has killed at least 107 people across the Islamic Republic. (AP)


Beijing: China said on Thursday that the industrial autoclave seized from a Pakistan-bound Chinese ship at the Kandla port is a heat treatment furnace shell system and not a dual-use item under the non-proliferation and export control as alleged by the Indian officials.


Washington: Over half a dozen Indian-Americans, including incumbent Congressmen Ami Bera and Ro Khanna and two women, have won primaries for the House of Representatives elections in November.


Washington: Members of a Congress created federal body that monitors violation of religious freedom abroad on Wednesday expressed concern over India''s amended citizenship laws, saying it could result in the "wide-scale disenfranchisement" of Muslims in the country.


Washington: The US has denied one in every fifth new petitions for the most-sought after H-1B visas in 2019 to individuals with the denial rate higher for Indian IT companies like the TCS and Infosys in comparison to the American firms, according to a study from official figures. PTI SCY

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