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3 missing, 20 wounded as floods hit Indonesian capital

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Flash floods and landslides have struck Indonesia's capital of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, leaving three people missing and 20 others injured, a...
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)

Botswana capital stock market faces challenges

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Botswana's capital stock market has experienced a 5.8 percent decline since January due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the...
Marathon

Over 6,500 runners compete at international marathon in Lithuanian capital amid COVID-19

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The two-day Vilnius Marathon 2020 ended on Sunday, gathering over 6,500 runners around the world. Starting at 8:30 a.m. local time, the...

Flash floods kill two in Ugandan capital

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Flash floods caused by heavy rains in Uganda's capital city of Kampala on Friday killed two people, said a police spokesperson. Patrick...
Veep Buses

Colombia’s capital reopens bus terminals after five-month lockdown

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Colombia's capital Bogota on Tuesday reopened its two main bus terminals to the public after more than five months of lockdown to contain the...
Covid-19

COVID-19 exposure rate at 3.79 percent in Mozambican capital – survey

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The level of exposure of the community to the novel coronavirus in Mozambique's capital Maputo is 3.79 percent, according to the results of the...
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14 hospitalized over food poisoning in Mongolian capital

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At least 14 people were hospitalized here on Friday night over suspected food poisoning, the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said...
Emirates Airline

Emirates to resume flights to Zambian capital

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Emirates Airlines is scheduled to resume flights to Lusaka, the Zambian capital, after the flights were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an...
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2 killed in clashes south of Lebanon’s capital

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Two people were killed on Thursday evening in armed clashes between Sunni Arab tribes and supporters of Shiite parties in south of Lebanese...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Uganda opens more COVID-19 sample collection centers in capital amid spike of cases

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Uganda's ministry of health on Wednesday announced the opening of new COVID-19 sample collection centers in the capital, Kampala amid a spike of cases. ...
United Nations

UN urges probe into suspected excessive use of force against protests in Libya’s capital

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The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday called for "immediate and thorough" investigation into suspected excessive use of force by the UN-backed...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s insurance giant sales decline due to COVID-19

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The financial services company Old Mutual said on Monday that their sales volumes took a nosedive because of the difficult macroeconomic environment and COVID-19...
PUL-E-KHUMRI, May 20, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants attend a surrender ceremony in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, May 20, 2020. Fifteen Taliban militants surrendered and handed over their weapons in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday, as the government has been trying to reconcile the insurgents after more than two decades of insurgency. (Photo by Sahel/Xinhua)

Taliban shut down health clinic in S. Afghanistan

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Taliban militants have shut down a health clinic in Arghistan district of the southern Kandahar province in Afghanistan, locals said. In a...
Covid

Ethiopia reports record 1,778 daily COVID-19 new cases

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Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 35,836 after 1,778 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Thursday, the country's Ministry of Health said. ...
HOUSTON (U.S.), July 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Reporters work at the scene of a plane crash in Houston area of Texas, the United States, on July 28, 2020. Two people were injured when the small plane crashed on Tuesday morning into a neighborhood in Houston area. (Photo by Steven Song/Xinhua)

2 killed in small plane crash in Morocco

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Two people were killed after a small plane crashed on Thursday in the Moroccan city of Kenitra, 40 km northern capital Rabat, local media...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai (3rd R) meets with leaders of the U.S. Jewish organizations at the Chinese embassy in Washington, the United States, Feb. 26, 2020. The U.S. Jewish community has voiced its support in an open letter for "their friends in the Chinese American and Chinese communities" against xenophobia over the novel coronavirus outbreak. David Bernstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), delivered the letter signed by 87 Jewish organizations across America to Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)

Post-pandemic world provides “good opportunity” for China-U.S. cooperation – Chinese ambassador

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The post-pandemic world may provide "a good opportunity" for China and the United States to bolster cooperation in international macroeconomic policy and reforming global...
Covid

Kenya’s capital “bedrooms” turned into new COVID-19 hotspots as infections spread

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Kelvin Mweu, a banker, lives in Athi River, south of Kenya's capital Nairobi, and works in the city center. He commutes to...
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Uganda government creates seven cities to decongest capital

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Uganda government has created seven cities across the East African country in a move to decongest the capital Kampala, a top official said here...
Police officers and a road worker prepare for the blockade on a road in Hyvinkaa, on the northern edge of the Uusimaa region in Finland, March 27, 2020. To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the Finnish government on Wednesday launched a plan to block the country's hardest-hit Uusimaa region, which includes the capital Helsinki. The lockdown was expected to start on Friday night under police supervision. (Photo by Matti Matikainen/Xinhua)

Finland to lift lockdown in Uusimaa region including capital

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The Finnish government on Wednesday announced that it was ending the isolation of the Uusimaa region, which includes the capital Helsinki. The physical blockade...
Ethiopian Cargo Airline

Ethiopia welcomes Jack Ma Foundation’s donation of medical supplies

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Massive medical supplies donated by China's Jack Ma Foundation to 54 African countries arrived on Sunday morning in Addis Ababa, capital of the East...
Ethiopian Airline

Millions of masks, COVID-19 test kits donated by Jack Ma Foundation for Africa arrives

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Massive medical supplies donated by China's Jack Ma Foundation to 54 African countries arrived on Sunday morning in Addis Ababa, capital of the East...

DR Congo confirms 5 new COVID-19 cases

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Health Minister Eteni Longondo announced on Saturday the confirmation of five new COVID-19 cases on Friday night in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic...
Covid Guidelines

Burkina Faso confirms 3rd COVID-19 case

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A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, health minister Claudine Lougue announced to the press Friday. ...
International Invention Fair of the Middle East (IIFME)

12th Middle East International Invention Fair kicks off in Kuwait

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The 12th International Invention Fair of the Middle East (IIFME) kicked off on Sunday in Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait. At the...
Israeli-occupied Palestinian

Palestinian president says only East Jerusalem can be capital of Palestinian state

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday stressed that the capital of the Palestinian state can only be East Jerusalem instead of Abu Dis, official...
Israeli-occupied Palestinian

Iran says to support Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic republic will continue to support the Palestinian cause, Press TV reported on Wednesday. ...
banks

ECB publishes capital review results of individual banks for first time

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The European Central Bank (ECB) on Tuesday said it is publishing individual results of an annual review on European banks' capital levels for the...
Some Libya Dawn fighters go into the combat zone on their armed vehicles near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Algerian, UAE FMs discuss cooperation, Libyan crisis

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Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum on Monday held talks with his counterpart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan,...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroonian police on high alert over possible separatist attacks in capital

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Cameroon's police are on high alert over possible separatist attacks in the capital, Yaounde, a senior police officer said on Monday. Cameroon...
Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows farmlands submerged by flood water in Qiantan Village, Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

Death toll of Indonesian capital floods rises to 66

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The number of people died from floods and landslides in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and its peripheral areas since the New Year's Eve...