Sudan declares 3-day mourning over death of former PM Belarus reports 1,563 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 130,000 Iranian president inaugurates petrochemical plant Gunmen abduct 28 travelers in Afghanistan’s Wardak province India’s central bank governor cautions on downside risk to economic growth as COVID-19 cases surge Sri Lanka to invest in infrastructure at Mattala Int’l Airport Artists blend Chinese, Western traditional music in concert in New Zealand Exhibition “The Art of the Fan” held in Canberra, Australia Afghanistan registers 226 new COVID-19 positive cases Thai Smile Airways to open more domestic flights Brizilian attorney sues French retailer Carrefour for black man death Afghan police discover heroin, arrest 2 in Badakhshan Uganda launches door-to-door investigation amid COVID-19 cases surge Ember months: FRSC reiterates speed limit device enforcement Dengue fever cases hit 7,928 in Laos with 12 deaths Botswana cement producer aims for high-income Indonesian minister arrested for graft in lobster seed export case China, South Korea reach consensuses on anti-epidemic effort, all-round cooperation Russia reports single-day records of COVID-19 cases, deaths FG developing child road safety strategy -FRSC boss ADB approves 250 mln USD loan to boost PNG’s COVID-19 response Canadian, American people meet during Thanksgiving holiday despite border closure Trade unions go on strike in India Protesting Indian farmers clash with police, push towards Delhi Meghan Markle, duchess of Sussex, reveals miscarriage of second child Philippine Senate approves 2021 budget to kick-start pandemic-hit economy Israel to reopen shopping malls, museums to ease COVID-19 lockdown Singapore’s manufacturing output declines 0.9 pct on year in October Ethiopian army launches operation on Tigray capital China-Russia trade to exceed $100bn in 2020 in spite of COVID-19 -Official Russia reports single-day record of COVID-19 cases Kyrgyzstan launches campaign against gender based violence Philippines logs 1,392 new COVID-19 cases, plans to buy 2 mln doses of vaccine from AstraZeneca Uganda reports record-high daily COVID-19 cases Minister decries low youth-friendly services in public facilities India continues to suspend international flights till year end due to pandemic 200,000 evacuated as cyclone Nivar triggers heavy rain in India’s Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Tokyo stocks close higher on buying in tech shares Rations distributed to people isolated due to COVID-19 in Dematagoda, Colombo UNFPA calls for more investment in girl child, youth development Int’l Day for Elimination of Violence against Women marked in Athens, Greece Small-scale development projects completed in Afghanistan’s Ghor province Unknown armed men gun down 3 civilians in N. Afghanistan HIV/AIDS: Faith communities unite against stigmatisation  Vietnam ranks 10th in COVID-19 resilience S.Korea’s central bank revises up 2020 GDP forecast UNFPA says “enough to all forms of violence against women and girls” Indian farmers protest against farm laws Holiday shopping moves online amid surging COVID-19, retailers face shaky prospects Why FG is repackaging social intervention programmes