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Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s trade minister, Simon Birmingham, said Canberra didn’t know why Chinese authorities had detained Australian citizen Cheng Lei, as he warned that [more…]

South Korea charges intelligence officers with raping North Korean defector

South Korea charges intelligence officers with raping North Korean defector

Published 01/09/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two South Korean military intelligence officers have been indicted on charges of raping a North Korean defector, the South’s defense ministry said [more…]

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said, and some [more…]

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - The modified common cold viruses behind high-profile COVID-19 vaccine candidates from China’s CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute have been studied for [more…]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says nobody will be forced to have coronavirus vaccine

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says nobody will be forced to have coronavirus vaccine

Published 01/09/2020

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, said on Monday that nobody will be forced [more…]

Australia’s COVID-19 deaths in virus hotspot fall to two-week low

Australia’s COVID-19 deaths in virus hotspot fall to two-week low

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria, the epicentre for COVID-19 infections in the country, on Tuesday reported its lowest rise in virus-related deaths [more…]

Mexico records 3,719 new coronavirus cases, 256 more deaths

Mexico records 3,719 new coronavirus cases, 256 more deaths

Published 01/09/2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Monday reported 3,719 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 256 additional fatalities, bringing the total in [more…]

U.S. presidential hopeful Biden says he would not ban fracking

U.S. presidential hopeful Biden says he would not ban fracking

Published 31/08/2020

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday he would not ban hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of drilling for crude oil [more…]

Spain reports more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Spain reports more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Published 31/08/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has registered more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, health emergency chief Fernando Simon told a news conference on Monday, [more…]

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Published 31/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be [more…]