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US reports worse-than-expected jobless claims data

The number of jobless claims in the United States exceeded economists' expectations for the week ended Nov. 21, as the jobs market continues to sustain pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic and relevant social-distancing rules.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 14:29:39

Tears and applause as fans bid farewell to Maradona

Thousands of people bid farewell to the late football great Diego Maradona on Thursday, as his remains were laid in state at the presidential headquarters of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 14:23:50

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 350,000 level

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpassed the 350,000 level on Thursday afternoon as the country confirmed a total of 351,133 COVID-19 cases and 11,776 deaths, according to CTV.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 8:32:00

Record-high 90,000 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 amid Thanksgiving

Nearly 90,000 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals across the United States as of Thursday, the Thanksgiving day, reaching a new all-time high for the 16th consecutive day, according to The COVID Tracking Project.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 8:28:50

Mysterious obelisk draws wild theories

A mysterious metal obelisk found buried in the remote western US desert has inflamed the imaginations of UFO spotters, conspiracy theorists and Stanley Kubrick fans around the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 19:48:41

France risks US ire with vow to impose digital tax in 2020

France will enforce a new digital levy for online technology giants in 2020, breaking a truce with Washington over the long-running tax fight that could prompt a round of punitive US tariffs on French goods.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 19:43:40

Mexican protesters' violence against women march quickly turns aggressive

Demonstrators marched through the Mexican capital on Wednesday and scuffled with police during an angry protest at widespread violence against women in the Latin American nation.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 17:03:40

Biden won't allow derailing

US President-elect Joe Biden said Wednesday that Americans “won't stand” for attempts to derail the US election outcome, as President Donald Trump called for the results to be overturned.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 16:53:41

Argentina declares 3 days of mourning for Maradona

Argentina's government on Wednesday declared three days of national mourning for the death of football legend Diego Armando Maradona, the office of the presidency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:55:00

US sets new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations for 15th consecutive day

More than 88,000 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals across the United States as of Tuesday, reaching a new all-time high for the 15th consecutive day, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:53:32

Transmission rate of COVID-19 reaches highest in LA County

The transmission rate of COVID-19, or the R number, has reached 1.27, the highest ever for the most populous county in the United States, Los Angeles County's health official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:51:07

Maradona died of "natural causes," says Argentinian prosecutor

Diego Maradona's body did not show "any sign of violence" and everything indicates that he died of "natural causes," the prosecutor general of the Argentinian town of San Isidro, John Broyad, said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:49:33

Trump announces pardon for Flynn, former security adviser who lied to FBI

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he has pardoned Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:47:49

Chinese football fans mourn Argentine football legend Diego Maradona online

The sad news about Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona ,who passed way at the age of 60 due to a heart attack has shocked numerous Chinese football fans who received the news by midnight. They poured to web to mourn the World Cup winner who was a significant symbol of football.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 0:39:22

Biden says 'America is back'

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced a slate of veteran diplomats and policy-makers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying, "America is back, ready to lead the world."
Source: AFP | 2020/11/25 21:08:40

Brazil police arrest supervisor in deadly Carrefour beating

Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested the supervisor of a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre where security guards beat a black man to death, and accused her of collaborating with the killers.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/25 19:38:40

Costa Rica eyes billions of dollars in savings with net-zero emissions

Costa Rica's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will net $41 billion in economic benefits over the next three decades and set an example of the "right road to follow" for other nations, its president and environment minister said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/25 19:18:40

What is it like to take part in vaccine trial?

A key facet of the global mad scramble by Pfizer, Moderna and other pharma groups to develop a viable coronavirus vaccine is the recruitment of tens of thousands of volunteers willing to participate in clinical trials.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/25 18:53:40