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Virus patients with high blood pressure twice as likely to die
In-patients with Covid-19 who stop taking meds face double risk of dying, says study.
Global vaccine programme gets US$8.8 billion shot in the arm
Gavi launches new initiative to buy potential Covid-19 vaccines, scale-up production and support delivery to developing nations.
Grim jobless, trade numbers for US
1.87 million file new unemployment claims while trade deficit jumps to US$49.5 billion.
UK banking giants back HK security law
HSBC and Standard Chartered say laws that stabilise the city will be good for the economy.
Hong Kong legislature votes for law banning China national anthem insults
Opposition lawmakers boycott sitting, throw opening line of anthem about slavery back at Beijing.
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UN accuses PI govt agencies of killing with ‘near impunity’ in drug war
Report highlights suspects' weapons miraculously appearing at multiple independent crime scenes, no prosecution of officers.
US sanctions on HK violate WTO rules, says China
Special trading status given to ex-British colony recognised by all organisation members, says Beijing.
Seoul mulls banning anti-North leaflets after threat
Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un's influential sister, has threatened to scrap a military agreement with the South.
Tokyo weighs scaled back Olympics
Governor says organisers figuring out costs to rejig virus-hit Games.
Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown
Chinese foreign ministry derides comments as ‘complete nonsense’.
South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for Samsung heir
Lee Jae-yong wanted for price manipulation, illegal trading in subsidiary merger.
517 more cases in Singapore, tally at 36,922
Most cases remain in confined migrant worker community.
Vietnam records 48 straight days without new infections
This leaves national tally at 328 Covid-19 cases.
2 killed with crossbow in Japan, student held
Man reportedly confesses to killing several members of family.
Prosecutors want trial over Kardashian jewellery heist
12 charged over armed robbery involving €9 million worth of gems.
Trump the top result if you search ‘racist’ on Twitter
US president facing heightened criticism for comments during protests over police brutality.
NBA star Stephen Curry joins US protesters
He was joined by some of his Warrior teammates in a peaceful march in California.
China to allow limited US passenger flights
Some may be able to operate one international route into China each week.
More Germans seek help for alcoholism in lockdown
Awareness comes through increased self-reflection, family members seeing how much they are drinking.
N. Korea threatens to scrap military deal with South
Pyongyang wants Seoul to put a stop to activism leaflets at the border.
Weak demand pushing oil, gas towards ‘terminal decline’
International Energy Agency predicts 8% drop in demand this year.
Record new 1,349 virus deaths in Brazil
Its death toll has doubled in 17 days, and the fourth-highest worldwide.
Obama voices support for young US protesters
He urges mayors to review use-of-force policies and commit to reforms.