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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…]

Algeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown

Algeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown

Published 31/08/2020

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian authorities said on Monday they will carry out further measures to ease a coronavirus lockdown from Sept. 1, including lifting a [more…]

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Published 31/08/2020

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The management of Hungary’s prestigious University of Theatre and Film Arts resigned on Monday in protest over the imposition of a government-appointed [more…]

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Published 31/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Notting Hill Carnival, a highlight of the British summer, may have been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a [more…]

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Published 31/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A popular Tokyo amusement park on Monday closed its doors for the last time after being in business for more than nine [more…]

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - A three-year-old girl entangled in the tail of a giant kite survived a terrifying ride after being swept more than 100 feet (30 [more…]