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Italy police battle virus protests


Italian police fired teargas at demonstrators protesting virus restrictions on Tuesday for the second night running, as dire figures on global tourism and investment highlighted the devastating economic impact of the pandemic.

Mongolia authorities confirms teenage boy died of plague

A suspected case of plague in western Mongolia has been confirmed by lab test results, the country's health ministry reported on Tuesday.

Filming locations of hit suspense show become popular tourist attractions

The filming locations of the Chinese hit crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids have become popular tourist attractions among its fans, with many Chinese netizens saying that the well-received TV series not only brings joy to audiences, but can also boost ...


France to go back into nationwide lockdown as COVID-19 second wave hits hard

France will go into national lockdown starting from Friday to stem the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/29 6:41:37

Digital health tech helps China and Africa fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Digital technology has played a key role in China's effective anti-pandemic work and Africa is following China's lead, experts said Wednesday during an online conference to discuss how China's digital technology can assist Africa's COVID-19 fight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/29 0:05:26

UK Vaccine Taskforce Chair says early COVID-19 vaccines may be imperfect - The Lancet

UK Vaccine Taskforce Chair Kate Bingham said on Tuesday that the first generation of COVID-19 vaccines "is likely to be imperfect" and that they "might not work for everyone."
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/28 19:38:40

US firms fund deforestation, abuses in Amazon: report

Major US financial firms are helping fund environmental destruction and indigenous rights abuses in the Amazon with billions of dollars in investments in questionable companies, according to a report published Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 19:34:45

Bank loans scrutinized for harm to wildlife, climate in 2019: researchers

Campaigners called on Wednesday for global banks to stop financing industrial activities driving animal and plant species towards extinction, after a report ranked 50 lenders involved in sectors that pose the greatest threat to wildlife.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/28 19:23:41

Arctic headache for ship insurers as routes open up

When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/28 18:53:40

Samsung's Lee mourned

The family of late Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee held a funeral ceremony on Wednesday for the patriarch, whose death on Sunday threw into question the control of the chipmaker and South Korea's largest conglomerate.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/28 16:53:42

Malaysia budget woes

Malaysia's king urged federal lawmakers on Wednesday to give their full support to the 2021 budget to be unveiled next week, as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and a leadership challenge.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/28 16:53:42

Molave lashes Vietnam

Two people were reported killed and 26 others missing as Typhoon Molave hit central Vietnam on Wednesday, knocking down trees and tearing roofs off homes in some of the worst destruction seen in years.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/28 16:53:40

Bolivia's Morales calls for calm after protesters demand military junta

Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales called for calm on Tuesday after several hundred right-wing protesters demanded that a “military junta” replace socialist president-elect Luis Arce.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 16:48:41

Italy police battle virus protests

Italian police fired teargas at demonstrators protesting virus restrictions on Tuesday for the second night running, as dire figures on global tourism and investment highlighted the devastating economic impact of the pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 16:48:40

From bushfire to droughts: Climate change worrying more Australians than ever

A record number of Australians are concerned about the impacts of climate change, a survey has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 16:24:40

India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 120,000

Total deaths in India due to COVID-19 pandemic surpassed the 120,000-mark on Wednesday, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 15:50:33