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Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Published 01/09/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 31, down from 17 reported a day earlier, the country’s health authority said [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…]

Haley fuels 2024 presidential speculation with Republican convention speech

Haley fuels 2024 presidential speculation with Republican convention speech

Published 25/08/2020

(Reuters) - Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley may have fired up speculation about a 2024 presidential bid on Monday, delivering a speech at the Republican [more…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

China sends fighter jets as U.S. health chief visits Taiwan

China sends fighter jets as U.S. health chief visits Taiwan

Published 10/08/2020

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese air force jets briefly crossed the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday and were tracked by Taiwanese missiles, Taiwan’s government [more…]

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Published 03/08/2020

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, [more…]

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Published 03/08/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman [more…]

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]