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News : World

Queen Elizabeth II to praise virus response in rare address

Sunday  05:45,   05 april 2020

Queen Elizabeth II will urge people to rise to the challenge posed by the coronavirus outbreak, in a rare special address to Britain and Commonwealth nations on Sunday. The broadcast, scheduled to air at 1900 GMT on Sunday, is only the fourth time... >>>

At least 19 killed in Mexico gang clash

Sunday  05:45,   05 april 2020

A gang battle in Mexico has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua, officials said Saturday. At least five armed clashes have occurred in the Madera community so far this year, local authorities have... >>>

Taiwan's coronavirus response is among the best globally

Sunday  05:06,   05 april 2020

On January 25, as the world was still waking up to the potential danger of the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly out of central China, two governments recorded four new infections within their territory. © SAM YEH/AFP/AFP via Getty Images Soldiers >>>

Saudi-Russia War of Words Delays Oil-Truce Talks

Sunday  00:50,   05 april 2020

A global coalition of oil-producing nations has postponed an emergency summit planned for Monday as hopes of an unprecedented production pact between the world’s three biggest crude producers faded. A 23-nation alliance led by Saudi Arabia and... >>>

Why the Fate of Milan Will Be the Fate of Italy

Saturday  21:23,   04 april 2020

It may lack the allure of Rome or Venice, but the country’s economic engine will drive its post-virus recovery.(Bloomberg) -- In locked-down Milan, lives that always spilled joyously into the piazzas have moved almost entirely online, and... >>>

130 Hong Kong police to be quarantined after colleagues infected with COVID-19

Saturday  20:40,   04 april 2020

About 130 of Hong Kong's frontline riot police officers will be sent to quarantine camp after two of their colleagues were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, a police source told AFP late Saturday. © DALE DE LA REY People wearing... >>>

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

Saturday  20:15,   04 april 2020

ROME — There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. The weeks of locking down the country, center of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, may be starting to pay off, as officials announced this week that the numbers of... >>>

430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

Saturday  19:15,   04 april 2020

Since Chinese officials disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious pneumonialike illness to international health officials on New Year’s Eve, at least 430,000 people have arrived in the United States on direct flights from China, including nearly 40,000 >>>

Coronavirus: Up to 4,000 inmates to be freed

Saturday  17:32,   04 april 2020

The selected low-risk offenders will be electronically tagged and released on temporary licence.Inmates with two months or less still to serve will be released on temporary licence in... >>>

New York Death Toll Soars, Global Coronavirus Cases Top 1.1 Million

Saturday  17:31,   04 april 2020

In the U.S., now the center of the global pandemic, New York state reported its highest daily rise in deaths from Covid-19, and an abysmal March jobs report pointed to a severe labor-market collapse in the country. Get news and analysis on politics, >>>

Germany reports 6,082 more coronavirus cases, a slight daily fall

Saturday  16:01,   04 april 2020

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases have risen by 6,082 in the past 24 hours, a slight decrease from the day before, according to data from the government's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday. © Reuters/KAI PFAFFENBACH Outbreak of the >>>

Knifeman in southern France kills 2 in attack on passers by

Saturday  15:43,   04 april 2020

PARIS (AP) — A man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in a town under lockdown south of the French city of Lyon Saturday, killing two people and wounding others, prosecutors said. The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office... >>>

Asia virus latest: China mourns dead, S. Korea extends social distancing

Saturday  15:16,   04 april 2020

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: - China mourns virus victims - China came to a standstill to mourn the patients and medical staff who died because of the coronavirus outbreak, with the country observing... >>>

Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat

Saturday  15:02,   04 april 2020

Poaching and habitat loss have decimated Indonesia's orangutan population, but now coronavirus has emerged as another potential deadly threat to the critically endangered species. While there have been no confirmed cases of transmission... >>>

South Korea's COVID-19 test makers in high demand

Saturday  15:01,   04 april 2020

Seoul has set up a task force to keep up with the surge in requests.South Korea has received requests from 121 countries to export or donate coronavirus testing supplies, according to one government... >>>