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Floods

Death toll in India’s Assam flood rises to 102 as over 5.6 million people...

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Floods in India's northeastern state of Assam have so far killed 102 people and badly affected a population of over 5.6 million, officials said...
hurricane Hanna

U.S. state of Texas suffers double whammy of coronavirus, Hurricane Hanna

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Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall Saturday on the southern coast of Texas, bringing heavy rains and flooding...
The policemen arrest violators at a construction site in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South Africa reeling under COVID-19

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By Kendal Brown With one of the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, and accounting for about half of...
Internet

Ethiopian government restores total internet access as normalcy returns in unrest-hit areas

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The Ethiopian government on Thursday has restored total access to the internet after a total shutdown since June 29 following deadly unrest in the...
face masks

Face masks become mandatory as Australia’s COVID-19 case numbers skyrocket

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Laws enforcing the mandatory wearing of face masks in the Australian city of Melbourne were set to come into effect as of midnight Wednesday,...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

COVID-19 vaccine development reported in various countries

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Many countries have recently reported development in their COVID-19 vaccine trials, bringing hope to the world amid the still raging pandemic, while health...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

European Union’s massive recovery package boosts European stock market

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The European Union's (EU) landmark economic recovery package has largely underpinned the region's stock market with major shares closing above four-month highs on Tuesday,...
Kenya

Kenya’s rising COVID-19 cases raise alarm bells amid breach of containment rules

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The rising number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kenya has caused jitters amid concern over disregard for rules meant to contain the disease. ...
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AfCFTA catalyst for Africa’s economic development – Korankye-Sakyi

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A Ghanaian international trade expert has described the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement as a catalyst for economic development on the continent. ...
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Africa needs to increase internet penetration as COVID-19 disrupts trade condition – UNECA

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Much still needs to be done for Africa to increase internet penetration as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the continent's trade and socioeconomic condition, the...
watch

Swiss watch exports see “unprecedented” drop in first half

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Switzerland's watch industry experienced an "unprecedented crisis" in the first half of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and a temporary halt in...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) and Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L) arrive to speak to the media prior to a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 12 March 2020. Morrison announced an economic stimulus package, worth 17.6 billion Australian dollar (around 11.4 billion US dollar) for the fiscal year, to keep the Australian economy from entering into a recession due to the coronavirus epidemic. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Australian PM announces extension of coronavirus economic stimulus measures

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The Australian government announced an extension for its coronavirus economic stimulus measures on Tuesday as the country reported 388 new cases of COVID-19 in...
A man rides past an image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, on April 9, 2015. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez) (vf) (lmz)

U.S.-Cuba relations in deep freeze 5 years after thawing ties

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Monday marks the fifth anniversary of restored diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States amid escalating U.S. blockade on the island. ...
Hong Kong

U.S. legislation on HK interferes in China’s internal affairs, violates international law

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The signing of the so-called "Hong Kong Autonomy Act" into law by the United States blatantly interferes in China's internal affairs, and seriously...
fascinating La Liga

Drama until final whistle in last round of La Liga games

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There was high drama in the last round of games in La Liga as the final relegation place and the last two spots in...
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein (R) and visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a joint press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 19, 2020. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Sunday in Baghdad on an official visit to discuss bilateral ties and regional situation. (Xinhua)

Iranian FM visits Iraq to discuss bilateral ties, regional stability

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday visited Iraq to discuss bilateral ties and Iraq's role in the regional stability. During...
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U.S. deaths top 140,000 amid rising worries about data integrity, racial disparities

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The United States has reported 140,000-plus COVID-19 deaths and more than 3.71 million cases as of Sunday morning, both figures ranking first worldwide, as...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

G20 urged to play bigger role in COVID-19 response

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The international community has urged the Group of Twenty (G20) to step up and play a bigger role as the global economy continues to...
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Trump rejects national mask mandate, denies masks effectiveness in fighting COVID-19

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he won't issue an order at the national level mandating the use of masks, even as the United...
Schools Closed

Nigeria reverses school resumption as COVID-19 cases top 30,000

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by Olatunji Saliu The Nigerian government has said it considers the reopening of schools unsafe for now, as the number of COVID-19...
Ghana-Accra

Key Ghanaian institutions shut down over COVID-19

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Some key state institutions in Ghana are grappling with the novel coronavirus outbreak as the country tries to ease restrictions on business activities to...
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 10, 2020. The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that an advance squad of the WHO-led team of international experts had already arrived in China to lay the groundwork for the rest of team members who will cooperate with their Chinese counterparts against the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Chen Junxia)

U.S. move to officially withdraw from WHO draws condemnation from public health experts

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The United States on Tuesday officially submitted its notification of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United Nations secretary-general, which has...
education

Kenya’s plan to resume learning in limbo amid spike in COVID-19 cases

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Kenya's quest to resume formal learning suffered new headwinds on Tuesday when the government pushed it to next year amid worry over rising...
mental Illness

Kenya expresses concern about mental illness amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Kenya's Ministry of Health on Tuesday expressed concern about the rising cases of mental illness which it said has increased rapidly since the outbreak...
U.S. Independence Day

Florida, Texas report record daily surges in COVID-19 cases, much of U.S. scales back...

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Two U.S. states of Florida and Texas reported new single-day records in new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and concerns about infection spikes in other...
Kipsang storms to London Marathon win

Kenyan marathon star Kipsang banned four years for doping

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Former world marathon record holder, Wilson Kipsang was carelessly ridding off into the sunset years of his career as a road runner before accusations...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

COVID-19 under control in Italy, but hotbeds flaring up

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Italy's COVID-19 numbers continued a downward trend Saturday, but health officials warned that more lockdowns to seal off small areas could be forthcoming as...
Photo taken on March 15, 2020 shows the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Federal Reserve on Sunday cut its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point to near zero and will increase its bond holdings by at least 700 billion U.S. dollars amid mounting fears over the COVID-19 outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. equities post weekly gains amid upbeat economic data, Fed minutes

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Wall Street's major averages advanced in the holiday-shortened week as investors digested a slew of key economic data and the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting...
England

Millions in England enjoy “Super Saturday” after coronavirus lockdown further eased

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Millions of people in England emerged from the COVID-19 lockdown on the so called "Super Saturday" to enjoy coffee shops, bars, restaurants and hair...
Maize

Maize price differences to mar Zambia’s bumper harvest

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Differences in the price at which maize could be bought at in the 2019-2020 crop marketing season are likely to dent Zambia's good crop...