Top 10 world news today: US attacks Chinese companies, Sri Lanka warns Amazon, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 14, 2021, 07:56 PM(IST)

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After sending a warning to China, Sri Lanka has asked retail giant Amazon to take down bikinis, briefs and doormats featuring the nation's lion flag from its site. Meanwhile, in the west, the has the US has also labelled Chinese tech companies, including Huawei, as national security threats. 

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US designates five Chinese companies as security threats

In light of the worsening relations between the United States and China, Washington has labeled Chinese tech companies, including Huawei, as national security threats. 

Sri Lanka tells Amazon to remove bikinis, doormats featuring its lion flag

Several Chinese vendors on Amazon were offering the non-slip doormat at prices ranging from $10 to $24, and the lion-printed briefs and bikini from $9.20 to $17.30.

US calls on Russia to end persecution of independent voices

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Pope says 10th anniversary of Syrian war must speed up peace efforts

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Hindus 'pardon' mob accused of vandalising temple in Pakistan

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