US extends TikTok sale deadline to December 4

The US Treasury on Wednesday said it had extended by seven days the November 27 deadline given to the Chinese owner of TikTok to sell the popular social media platform's American business.
South Korea sex abuse group leader jailed for 40 years
The mastermind of a notorious online sex abuse ring was jailed for 40 years in South Korea on Thursday.
Afghan forces kill 9 militants in western province

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Chinese, S.Korean FMs hold talks in Seoul
China and South Korea's foreign ministers held talks in Seoul on Thursday, as both countries fight the coronavirus pandemic and its economic effects.
Blast hits oil tanker on Red Sea off Saudi Arabia
An explosion has damaged an oil tanker on the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Its state-run television reports that Yemen's anti-government forces attacked the vessel.
Global coronavirus infections top 60 million
Johns Hopkins University in the United States says the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has topped 60 million.
All preparations in place ahead of cyclone Nivar in S. India