Pompeo has no evidence about virus lab leak: China May 07, 2020 0 117 12345 AFPBeijingChina hit back on Wednesday at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his claims that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, saying he “doesn’t have any” evidence.Washington and Beijing have clashed repeatedly over the virus, which emerged in China late last year but has since spiralled into a global pandemic.Conspiracy theories that the virus came from a maximum-security virology lab in Wuhan have swirled since earlier this year, but were brought into the mainstream last month by US government officials.Pompeo said on Sunday that there was “enormous evidence” to show that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab.“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing.“Mr Pompeo repeatedly spoke up but he cannot present any evidence. How can he? Because he doesn’t have any,” she said.Most scientists believe the new virus jumped from animals to humans, with suspicion around a market in Wuhan that sold wildlife for meat.Beijing has accused the US of trying to divert attention from its domestic handling of the outbreak.“We urge the US to stop... shifting the focus to China,” Hua said. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Indian aviation ministry website crashes in repatriation ‘panic’ May 07, 2020 0 887 Philippines caseload tops 10,000; hundred people join clinical trial May 07, 2020 0 402 Singapore’s Covid-19 cases top 20,000 as pandemic batters business May 07, 2020 0 178 No breach in COVID-19 tracking app, despite hacker warning: India New Delhi There has been no security breach in a COVID-19-tracking app that the Indian government has made a mandatory download for anyone stepping out of their homes to go to work, officials said on Wednesday. “No .. Top militant commander killed in Kashmir, mobile internet suspended DPA Srinagar, Kashmir A top militant commander was killed by security forces in India-administered Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. Riyaz Naikoo, 35, was commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, one of the oldest .. Bangladesh starts remdesivir production for COVID-19 treatment DPA Dhaka Bangladesh has begun the production process for the anti-viral drug remdesivir, which is being closely watched as a possible effective treatment for COVID-19, pharmaceutical executives said on Wednesday. .. 6.8 magnitude quake strikes in Indonesia’s Banda Sea, no tsunami alert AFP Jakarta A 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote part of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning issued and no immediate reports of damage. The .. Notorious Indian bandit dies at 92, after stints in Bollywood, politics Mumbai A notorious bandit who spent years rampaging across central India’s impoverished badlands before trying his luck as a Bollywood actor and politician has died aged 92, police said Wednesday. Mohar Singh, once one .. China’s space test hits snag with capsule ‘anomaly’ A cargo capsule that was part of a key test in China’s space programme experienced an “anomaly” on Wednesday during its return trip, the space authority said. The cargo capsule was launched Tuesday aboard a new type of ..