Tue, 17 May 2022

NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 43,113,413 on Thursday, as 2,827 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Delhi reported 970 new cases over the past 24 hours. Currently, there are 5,202 active cases in the national capital. (India-COVID-19 Cases)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's export of the information and communications technology (ICT) products logged a double-digit growth for 13 straight months, government data showed Thursday.

The ICT products export advanced 16.9 percent from a year earlier to 19.94 billion U.S. dollars in April, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. (South Korea-ICT Export)

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CANBERRA -- Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has been declared the winner of the third leaders' debate ahead of the Australian election.

Albanese and Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday night went head-to-head on key issues for the final time before the election on May 21.

The debate, which was hosted by Network Seven, was significantly calmer than Sunday night's second contest and addressed the rising cost of living, climate change, anti-corruption commissions, child care and wage growth. (Australia-Election)

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TOKYO -- Japan logged a current account surplus of 2.55 trillion yen (19.68 billion U.S. dollars) in March, the government said in a report on Thursday, with the surplus being in the black for a second straight month.

According to the Finance Ministry, the country had a goods trade deficit of 166.1 billion yen (1.28 billion dollars) and a services trade deficit of 127.7 billion yen (985.57 million dollars), among key components in the recording period. (Japan-Current Account-Surplus)

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