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Philippine Airlines flight attendants ditch stylish uniforms for protective gear amid COVID-19 threat

Flight attendants of Philippine Airlines (PAL) have ditched their stylish uniforms for a couture protective gear amid the threat of the COVID-19
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/21 13:27:34

New Zealand set to lower COVID-19 alert level

New Zealand will move from COVID-19 Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 at 11:59 p.m. on April 27, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/20 20:07:56

Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years

Thailand has found the largest number of nests of rare leatherback sea turtles in two decades on beaches bereft of tourists because of the coronavirus pandemic, environmentalists say.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/20 19:38:41

First-ever digital Holocaust ceremony for survivors' safety

Berthe Badehi, who hid from the Nazis as a child during World War II, has become one of the many Holocaust survivors confined in their homes to evade the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/20 19:28:40

Bangladesh fetches COVID-19 preventive medical aids from China

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has conducted a special ferry flight to fetch home COVID-19 preventive medical aids from China, the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) said here Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/20 9:57:44

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on Monday struck off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/20 5:20:12

Nine killed while gold digging at abandoned mine in Indonesia

Nine people were killed by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in Sumatra, an Indonesian official said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/19 19:43:41

Australian government to underwrite costs of domestic flights

The Australian government announced on Friday a support package to guarantee that domestic flights continue amid the coronavirus crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/17 14:54:07

South Korea faces consumption slump, external uncertainty amid COVID-19 outbreak: government report

South Korea is facing consumption slump and external uncertainty amid the COVID-19 outbreak across the world, a government report said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/17 14:28:34

Myanmar president urges people to combat COVID-19 in unity

Myanmar President U Win Myint Friday urged people in the country to cooperate and participate in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in unity as a national duty.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/17 12:45:05

South Korea's ruling party wins parliamentary majority

South Korea's left-leaning ruling party has won a landslide election victory, results showed Thursday, after the coronavirus pandemic turned the political tide in President Moon Jae-in's favor.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/16 20:33:40

Gold glitters as cash-strapped Thais sell jewelry

Thais are flocking to Bangkok's Chinatown to sell their gold jewelry as the price of the precious metal spikes and the economy tanks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/16 20:03:40

Japan declares nationwide state of emergency over COVID-19

Japan declares nationwide state of emergency over COVID-19
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/16 19:40:01

WHO chief voices 'regret' at US decision to halt funding

WHO chief voices 'regret' at US decision to halt funding
Source: Agencies | 2020/4/15 23:46:29

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases top two million: Johns Hopkins University

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world surpassed two million on Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Agencies | 2020/4/15 22:09:56

Japan urges citizens to isolate as fear increases

Japan urged its citizens on Wednesday to stay home, as media reports warned that as many as 400,000 of them could die of the coronavirus without urgent action, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under pressure to hand out more cash.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/15 19:53:40

S.Korean voters head to the polls under strict safety measures amid pandemic

South Korean voters turned out in force Wednesday despite the coronavirus threat, putting on compulsory face masks and gloves to cast their ballots in a parliamentary election.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/15 19:28:40

Japan firm offers spouses apartments to avoid 'coronavirus divorce'

Worried about a "coronavirus divorce?" An enterprising Japanese short-term rental firm is marketing its empty apartments as a way for stressed couples to get some time apart during the virus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/15 19:03:40