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A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa records highest single-day surge in number of COVID-19 cases

South Africa on Tuesday reported 698 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the highest surge in a 24-hour cycle since the country reported its first case in...

Zambia to close key border after surge in COVID-19 cases

Zambia will close a key border in the north from Monday following a surge in COVID-19 cases, health authorities said Sunday. Zambia...

Zimbabwe COVID-19 cases surge to 36

Zimbabwe has confirmed 36 cases of COVID-19 following two more cases recorded in Harare over the past two days. The case recorded...

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll surges to 1,801 with 44,485 confirmed cases

The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 1,801 as the number of confirmed cases hit 44,483 as of...

South Africa reports surge of COVID-19 cases after restrictions eased

South Africa reported on Sunday a sharp surge in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, two days after the easing of restrictions following a...

5,000 returnees to Ethiopia: UN calls for a Pause amidst increased in COVID-19 enforcement

The unexpected arrival of more than 5,000 returnees to Ethiopia over the past two weeks without prior health screenings has added to the challenges...

Iran sees 31 percent surge in annual tax revenue

Iran's tax revenue reached 34.04 billion U.S. dollars in the past Iranian calendar year ending on March 19, Tehran Times daily reported Sunday. ...

Hong Kong expects deficit surge with unprecedented economic relief measures

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's deficit for this fiscal year is expected to increase remarkably as it rolls out unprecedented rounds...
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Israel coronavirus cases surge tenfold to 2,495 in 10 days

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 2,495, the Israeli Ministry of Health said Thursday. The number has...
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Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 116 in South Africa

South Africa on Wednesday reported 31 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally to 116, as local transmissions increased. Among the new patients, there has...
OPEC logo is pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo

WTI crude futures surge on hope of OPEC’s production cuts

U.S. oil prices shot up 4.45 percent Monday, on hope of deeper production cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its...
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WTI crude futures surge 4.45 percent

U.S. oil prices shot up 4.45 percent Monday on hopes of deeper production cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and partnering...

Independent coffee shops surge by 700 percent in London since 2010

London has seen a 700 percent increase of independent coffee shop outlets on the high street since 2010, according to the industry research group...

Kenyan shilling extends surge against dollar

The Kenyan shilling extended gains against the U.S. currency on Monday to trade in the 101 level in over five months. The...

Food safety takes root in Kenya amid surge in cancer cases

Initially, when Nairobi resident Diana Muthembi went shopping at the food market, two things informed the decision on the produce she bought. ...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye Tens of thousands of pro-regime forces have been massed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah ahead of the offensive to retake the city which was seized by Islamic State fighters in 2014

Surge in terror attacks attributed to IS defeat or political drive

While some people suspect the recent surge in terror attacks in Europe is linked to the defeats of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq...
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Surge in UK applications for Irish passports due to Brexit

There has been a rapid increase in Irish passport applications from people living in the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the leave result...

Wood Mackenzie says flood in oil hedging likely to deepen US supply Excess

A surge in oil hedges will spur drilling activity in the U.S., Wood Mackenzie said in a report released on Monday, likely keeping a...
?The EU's ban on Indian mangoes is causing concern for both importers and exporters

Aussie agricultural exports set to surge in 2017 due to boom in nut sales

Australian farm produce is predicted to boom this year as overseas markets clamour for locally grown nuts such as almonds and macadamias as...

Immigration Agents in US Arrests Hundreds of Illegal Settlers

U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement...
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Malaysia exports surge 10.7 percent in December

Malaysia's exports expanded by 10.7 percent to 75.55 billion ringgit (17.01 billion U.S. dollars) in December, recording the highest value in 2016, said the...

Ban on Fishing to Influence Fishs Pricestakes Effect

The Ghana Industrial Trawlers Association has hinted of price hike on local fish due to a two months ban on fishing effective today, February...
Photo taken on March 25, 2016 shows the classic cars on display during the 2nd Uptown Cairo Classic Meet in Cairo, Egypt, March 25, 2016. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Car sales surge in France in January

French car sales hit 153,055 units in January 2017, up 10.6 percent from January 2016, French Car Sales Federation announced Wednesday. Sales...

World Bank Says Industrial Commodity Prices Will Swell Up in 2017

The World Bank has forecasted strong gains for industrial commodities like energy and metals in 2017; holding crude oil price forecast for the year...

Kenyan families squeezed as food prices surge amid drought

An ongoing dry spell in Kenya has pushed families to the edge as supply of various food items dwindle in both rural and urban...
Investors are seeking safe havens amid the geopolitical instability caused by the Ukraine crisis

World Bank expects commodities prices to surge in 2017

World Bank on Tuesday maintained its forecast for oil prices for this year, while upgraded its projections for major non-energy commodity prices. ...

Payment apps fueling surge in mobile internet

Payment apps fueling surge in mobile internet   With smartphone apps now the answer to more real-life demands, mobile internet use has surged in...
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Fire, explosion deaths surge in Vietnam in 2016

A total of 3,256 fires and explosions broke out across Vietnam in 2016, killing 135 people and injuring 278 others, while leaving losses of...

Bitcoin Value Rises As The Year Creeps to An End

The value of the Bitcoin virtual currency has hit a three-year high with each one now worth about $900 (£730). At the start of 2016,...
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China’s online insurance sales surge in 2015

The combined premiums of insurance policies sold online totaled 223.4 billion yuan (about 32.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2015, jumping 160 percent from 2014,...