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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Bolsonaro came down with symptoms on...
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Syrian air defenses respond to Israeli missile strike in Aleppo

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The Syrian air defenses responded to an Israeli strike in the country's northern province of Aleppo on Monday, state news agency SANA reported. ...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK PM sets to return to work as COVID-19 deaths keep increasing

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work Monday morning, a PM office spokesperson told Xinhua on Sunday. Johnson is going...
NHS Ambulance staff outside the ExCel Center in London, Britain in, 29 March 2020. The Excel Center is to be used as a makeshift hospital from next week. According to news reports the NHS is anticipating a Coronavirus 'tsunami' as the peak of infarction rates nears. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. EPA/WILL OLIVER

UK COVID-19 hospital deaths top 20,000 after another 813 patients die

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Another 813 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died in hospitals in Britain as of Friday afternoon, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related...
A cleaner works in San Francisco, California, the United States, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

U.S. House passes COVID-19 relief package to aid small businesses, hospitals, testing

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a 484-billion-dollar relief package to boost funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing, sending the...
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ExxonMobil breaks ground on multibillion-dollar chemical complex in China

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Multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil Wednesday broke ground on its solely-funded chemical complex in Huizhou, southern China's Guangdong Province. Due to...
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Iran “successfully” launches 1st military satellite

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Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday "successfully" launched the country's first military satellite into space, official IRNA news agency reported. ...
The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as New York hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Senate passes relief package to increase funding for small businesses, hospitals, testing

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a relief package that would increase funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing as the pandemic started...
oil

Putin, Trump, King Salman agree to coordinate on stabilizing oil markets – Kremlin

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Russia, the United States and Saudi Arabia have agreed to coordinate on stabilizing oil markets and minimize the impact of oil price volatility on...
British PM tests positive for coronavirus

British PM admitted to hospital for coronavirus tests

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday night, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street said....
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19...
unemployment

U.S. economy shed 701,000 jobs in March, first decline in decade

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U.S. employers cut 701,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate soared to 4.4 percent, showing the first job decline in a decade, the...
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U.S. capital to slash in-person voting in presidential primaries due to coronavirus concerns

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Officials in Washington D.C. announced Friday that the U.S. capital city will cut the number of precincts accepting in-person voting in the upcoming presidential...
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U.S. Senate passes US$2 trillion stimulus package to blunt COVID-19 fallout

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday night passed a 2-trillion-dollar stimulus package to blunt the economic fallout of COVID-19, after rounds of negotiations between Democrats...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (front) receives interview after casting his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Israel held parliamentary election on Tuesday. (Xinhua/JINI/POOL/Marc Israel Sallem)

Netanyahu wins Israeli elections but falls short of majority

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party won the largest number of seats in the parliamentary elections, but apparently fell short of a majority...
President Xi Jinping

Xi’s article on improving epidemic prevention and control to be published

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An article by President Xi Jinping on improving law-based epidemic prevention and control, and the national public health emergency management system will be published...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Dow plunges nearly 1,200 points amid risk-averse sentiment

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The Dow plunged nearly 1,200 points, or over 4.4 percent, below the 26,000 psychological level on Thursday as market sell-off continued amid risk-averse sentiment. ...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missiles over Damascus

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The Syrian air defenses intercepted a number of Israeli missiles over the capital Damascus on Sunday night, state TV reported. Several explosions...
Togo

Togo’s presidential election kicks off Saturday

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Togo's presidential election kicked off on Saturday at 7 a.m. local time (0700 GMT). Seven candidates, including the incumbent president Faure Gnassingbe,...
terrorism

Terrorism in Syria must be eradicated – Wu Haitao

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A Chinese envoy said Wednesday that terrorism in Syria must be eradicated to create a favorable security environment for the political process. ...
U.S. astronauts Jessica Meir (L) and Christina Koch pose in the International Space Station in a photo released October 17, 2019. NASA/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

U.S. rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to International Space Station

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A U.S. rocket was launched on Saturday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's resupply mission...
U.S. entrepreneur Andrew Yang

U.S. entrepreneur Andrew Yang drops out of 2020 presidential race

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U.S. entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who pushed for a universal individual basic income of 1,000 U.S. dollars per month, dropped out of the 2020 presidential...
Xi Jinping

Xi talks with Qatari emir over phone on novel coronavirus outbreak

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Chinese President Xi Jinping talked with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani over phone on Tuesday night, expressing confidence in a full...
Syrian army

Syrian army wrests control of strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway

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For the first time since 2012, the Syrian army wrested control of the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway following battles against the rebel groups, a war...

Brad Pitt wins Best Supporting Actor of 92nd Oscars

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Brad Pitt nabbed the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" at the 92nd Academy...
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Iran fails to launch satellite into space

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Iran failed on Sunday to put the indigenous satellite Zafar into orbit, state IRINN TV reported. The homemade satellite carrier Simorgh launched...
Photo taken on Feb. 8, 2020 shows the scene of the shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand. A Thai soldier has killed at least 12 people in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, local media reported Saturday. (Xinhua)

Gunman killed after shooting rampage in Thailand

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A frenzied gunman who killed at least 22 people and injured 42 others in a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand was killed by police...
President Donald Trump With Xi Jinping

Xi talks with Trump over phone on novel coronavirus outbreak

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Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday morning. Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus...
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High-speed train derails in Italy, 2 killed

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A high-speed train derailed in northern Italy near Milan in the early hours of Thursday, leaving two railway employees dead and traffic interrupted on...
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Political settlement key to control of small arms, light weapons – Wu Haitao

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A Chinese UN envoy on Wednesday said that political settlement of conflict is the key to controlling the illicit trade of small arms and...