Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

    Trump says will ban TikTok in US amidst reports of Microsoft in talks to buy Chinese-owned app
    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he will act to ban TikTok as soon as on Saturday, amidst reports of American technology giant Microsoft being in advanced talks to acquire the popular Chinese-owned video app.

Want to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties: Xi
    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said he wants to push for a continued advancement of ties with Nepal amidst Beijing’s sustained forays to shore up pro-China Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s grip on power in the backdrop of intra-party feud in the ruling communist party.

Colombo Port workers in Sri Lanka stop work against privatisation of ECT
    Colombo: Workers at the strategic Colombo Port have stopped work in protest against the privatisation of its Eastern Container Terminal, demanding a "written pledge" from Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that it would not be privatised by giving it to India.
Temples in N America to hold virtual prayer to celebrate Ram Temple's foundation laying ceremony
    Washington: Hindu temples in North America will hold a virtual national prayer to celebrate the foundation laying ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, religious groups have announced.

    Washington: India has received a strong bipartisan support from members of the US Congress against the recent Chinese military aggression in Ladakh.
Prem Sikka, Ian Botham new peers in UK's House of Lords
     London: Indian-origin academic Prem Sikka, an Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Sheffield in northern England, is among 36 new peers in the UK's House of Lords.
Indian-origin dancer bags UK PM's award for lockdown Bhangracise sessions
    London, Aug 1 (PTI) An Indian-origin dancer who transformed his dance classes into free Bhangracise sessions online to help people stay fit during the coronavirus lockdown has bagged a Points of Light honour from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. PTI TEAM


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