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1 dead, 127 hurt in passenger train derailment

Train struck debris from a landslide that had fallen to the track.

3 hours ago

1 dead, 127 hurt in passenger train derailment

Singapore court rejects challenge to gay sex ban

Trio of retired doctor, DJ and LGBT rights advocate had sought to prove the law unconstitutional.

4 hours ago

Singapore court rejects challenge to gay sex ban

Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

Police mount checkpoints on routes leading to Harare’s central business district, stopping cars, turning away pedestrians.

5 hours ago

Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

More than 1.5 billion out of school due to Covid-19, says Unesco

School closures in over 160 countries affect more than 87% of the world’s population.

5 hours ago

More than 1.5 billion out of school due to Covid-19, says Unesco

China boosts ventilator production to meet local, overseas demand

Major producers have offered 27,000 such equipment.

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China boosts ventilator production to meet local, overseas demand


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Moscow begins lockdown, as Russia regions prepare for confinement

New rules come into place as city records 1,000 Covid-19 infections.

7 hours ago

Moscow begins lockdown, as Russia regions prepare for confinement

New Olympic date likely to be announced ‘this week’, say organisers

Organisers say it will likely be postponed to June 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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New Olympic date likely to be announced ‘this week’, say organisers

Spain records 812 virus deaths in 24 hours, total 7,340

First decline in number of deaths since Thursday.

8 hours ago

 Spain records 812 virus deaths in 24 hours, total 7,340

Italian woman, 102, beats Covid-19

Italica Grondona spent more than 20 days in hospital.

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Italian woman, 102, beats Covid-19

China slashes rate, pumps US$7 billion into market to counter virus

The move has little impact on market sentiment, with Shanghai’s key index about 1% lower.

9 hours ago

China slashes rate, pumps US$7 billion into market to counter virus

Global coronavirus cases top 700,000

Over 30,000 fatalities in 183 countries.

10 hours ago

Global coronavirus cases top 700,000

UAE conducts over 220,000 lab tests for Covid-19

This makes the UAE's testing coverage at over 22,900 test per million people.

10 hours ago

UAE conducts over 220,000 lab tests for Covid-19

France steps up Covid-19 evacuations from packed hospitals

Two trains transferred 36 patients to the west where infections are limited.

11 hours ago

France steps up Covid-19 evacuations from packed hospitals

Covid-19 field hospital being built in NY’s Central Park

Hospital expected to have 68 beds.

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Covid-19 field hospital being built in NY’s Central Park

US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for virus

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine both being investigated as potential Covid-19 treatments.

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US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for virus


In Iraq, no resting place for coronavirus dead

Tribes and townspeople have sent the bodies of Covid-19 victims back to hospital morgues, where they are piling up. 

13 hours ago

In Iraq, no resting place for coronavirus dead

Germany bets on S. Korean model in virus fight

Germany is carrying out 300,000 to 500,000 tests a week.

13 hours ago

Germany bets on S. Korean model in virus fight

Twitter removes Bolsonaro tweets questioning virus quarantine

Brazil's resident calls for 'return to normality' in one of the deleted videos.

14 hours ago

Twitter removes Bolsonaro tweets questioning virus quarantine

Asian markets resume losses as stimulus joy fades

This follows Wall Street’s drop as investors lose confidence.

15 hours ago

Asian markets resume losses as stimulus joy fades

Singapore eases monetary policy as virus slams economy

The move has been echoed by other countries in the region.

15 hours ago

Singapore eases monetary policy as virus slams economy

Oil prices slump as virus crisis worsens

International benchmark Brent crude is at US$23 a barrel.

16 hours ago

Oil prices slump as virus crisis worsens

Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back

US has recorded more than 140,000 cases of Covid-19 so far.

17 hours ago

Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back

Brazil economy ‘can’t stop’ for coronavirus

President Jair Bolsonaro questions quarantine measures, urges people to go back to work.

17 hours ago

Brazil economy ‘can’t stop’ for coronavirus

Cruise ship still searching for port after 4 suspected Covid-19 deaths

After Florida turned it away, the Zaandam is now in Panama waters.

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Cruise ship still searching for port after 4 suspected Covid-19 deaths

Ivory Coast records first coronavirus death

Health official gives no details on the victim's age or sex but says the diagnosis was made 'post-mortem'.

19 hours ago

Ivory Coast records first coronavirus death