Top 10 world news today: South Korea hits back at North, Russia denies developing Novichok and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 24, 2020, 07:47 PM IST

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Photograph:(AFP)

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena today

Kim Jong Un

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday North Korea's shooting of a South Korean official was "shocking" and "unpardonable". Read more

Alexei Navalny

Spokesperson of Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday that neither Soviet Union nor Russia had developed or produced Novichok. Read more


Thailand began legal action on Thursday against Facebook and Twitter for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms. Read more


TikTok's owner ByteDance said Thursday it has applied for a Chinese technology export license as it tries to complete a deal with Oracle and Walmart to keep the popular video app operating in the United States. Read more

Criminal charges are rare in police killings of Black Americans


Criminal convictions in excessive force cases involving police killing Black Americans are rare, in part because of a Supreme Court protected doctrine of qualified immunity. Read more

Joshua Wong

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has been arrested on suspicion of "participating in an unauthorised assembly on Oct 5 last year". Read more

China says banning Australian scholars within its sovereign remit


China's foreign ministry said on Thursday it was totally within its rights as a sovereign power to ban two Australian scholars. Read more


International Labour Organisation, in its report, has said that income earned from work worldwide has dropped by 10.7 per cent in first nine months of 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic. Read more

According to Britain's Financial Times, volunteers in the UK will be infected with coronavirus in order to test a possible vaccine to combat the virus. Read more

The novel coronavirus led to the world locked up in their houses, which also led to an increase in the number of domestic violence cases across the globe. Read more