Joe Biden preps for US presidency, picks cabinet, asks for transition funds

The Cabinet announcements could be released in tranches, with groups of nominees focused on a specific top area, like the economy, national security or public health, being announced at once.

Exiled Tibetan leader visits US White House after 6 decades, China cries foul

In a move aimed at hitting China, Lobsang Sangay, the president of Tibetan government-in-exile on Friday formally entered the United States White House. Lobsang Sangay is the first leader of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)to visit the White House in six decades.

South Korea's Covid third wave may be largest if not curbed, says official

The Seoul metropolitan region recorded 262 new cases on Friday, up from 218 cases on Thursday.

Joe Biden turns 78, will be oldest US president

Joe Biden will be attempting to accomplish another feat: demonstrating to Americans that age is but a number and he’s up to the job.

Japan to halt domestic travel campaign in areas of high virus cases

In Tokyo, the daily infection rate reached a record 539 cases on Saturday.

Atleast 8 dead as multiple rockets hit diplomatic enclave in Kabul

At least eight people died after multiple rockets hit parts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul including areas near the Green Zone which houses many embassies and international firms.


Mega trade deal RCEP inked; protests in Bangkok for political reforms; more

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega trade bloc comprising 15 countries signed the world's biggest free trade deal. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand, met virtually on 15 November 2020 and signed the agreement to help recover from the shocks of Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, pro-democracy protesters in Thailand rallied at Bangkok's Democracy Monument under the name “Mob Fest” as the latest in a series of protests calling for significant reforms in government. Watch this and more in this edition of World Today.

Donald Trump aide Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew tests positive for coronavirus

Andrew Giuliani, son of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for coronavirus.

G20 leaders to discuss Covid recovery plan, vaccine distribution; back debt relief

G20 leaders will meet this Saturday to discuss how to deal with the pandemic that has caused a global recession, Covid recovery plan and the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.

Multiple people injured in shooting at Wisconsin mall in US, gunman at large

Police have been searching for the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall in Wisconsin that left multiple people injured.

Indian shot in Qatar, family in shock, seeks compensation from government in Doha

After an Indian was shot in Qatar, his family is in shock and are seeking compensation from the government in Doha.

Donald Trump's son tests positive for coronavirus

US President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr has tested positive for coronavirus and has been quarantining, his spokesperson said on Friday.