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India's COVID-19 recovery rate leaps past 83 pct: gov't


India's COVID-19 recovery rate leaped past 83 percent on Tuesday, as the number of recovered cases exceeded the new confirmed cases once again during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

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 ...


Riding pedal boat made from recycled materials

Palestinian fisherman Sary Alrdeea, 21, rides a pedal boat near the coast of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia, Sept. 29, 2020. Sary and his older brother Mohammed ...

Show of unity

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen (2nd from right) and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa (2nd from left) talk after the presentation of Europe' s Recovery and Resilience Plan, ...


Police shut down anti-restrictions protest in central London over lack of social distancing

Police has shut down an anti-coronavirus restrictions protest in central London on Saturday because crowds have not complied with social distancing rules.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 9:58:36

Turkey reports 1,511 new COVID-19 cases, 312,966 in total

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases increased by 1,511 on Saturday, raising the total diagnosed patients to 312,966, the Turkish Health Ministry announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 9:49:08

Number of COVID-19 infections inches closer to 10,000 in Myanmar

The number of COVID-19 infection cases in Myanmar reached 9,991 on Saturday night, said a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 9:44:47

Trudeau pledges over 300 mln USD for COVID-19 vaccine global access program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that his government is committing 440 million Canadian dollars (about 328 million U.S. dollars) to the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility designed to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:18:12

Paris stabbing attack an act of terrorism: French minister

The stabbing attack in Paris on Friday near the former offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was "clearly an act of Islamist terrorism," said French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:15:23

IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers agree to simplify Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organisers agreed on Friday to a round of simplification measures to reduce the cost of the postponed 2020 Olympic Games.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:12:01

WHO chief calls for meeting 35-bln-USD financial gap on COVID-19 response

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged the international community to help meet a financial gap of 35 billion U.S. dollars for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a WHO-led global collaboration for the development of COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:09:10

Studies show 15 pct of severe COVID-19 cases linked to inborn errors: Italy's CNR

Two new international studies have shown that inborn errors and immunological anomalies might play a role in 15 percent of the most serious cases of COVID-19 infection, Italy's National Research Institute (CNR) said Friday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:04:58

Brazilian gov't authorizes entry of foreigners to all airports

Brazil has authorized the entry of foreigners to all of the country's airports and has extended restrictions for entering the country by land or sea for another 30 days, the government announced in the Official Gazette on Thursday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 11:58:58

US Texas to send experts to California helping animals displaced by wildfires

US state of Texas will send experts to California to help care for animals displaced by the ongoing wildfires, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 8:15:38

Trump reportedly intends to nominate conservative judge Barrett for Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump intends to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, multiple US media outlets reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 8:12:34

US COVID-19 cases surpass 7 mln: Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 cases surpass 7 million, according to Johns Hopkins University as of 6:23 pm US Eastern Time, with death toll reaching 203,549.
Source: Agencies | 2020/9/26 6:59:42

New Zealand premium products embark for CIIE 2020

A shipping container loaded with premium products of New Zealand has embarked from the Ports of Auckland at mid-night Thursday for the third China International Import Expo 2020 (CIIE ) to be hosted by Shanghai between Nov. 5 and Nov. 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/25 17:48:25