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Alan Winde (R), premier of South Africa's Western Cape Province, talks with a woman during a vaccination registration drive outside a railway station in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 11, 2021. Alan Winde said in an interview with Xinhua on Tuesday that the third COVID-19 wave will occur in the province in the next few weeks, while reaffirming that foreign residents can register for vaccines. (Xinhua/Lyu Tianran)

South Africa’s Western Cape ready to deal with upcoming third wave of COVID-19

The top official of South Africa's Western Cape Province on Tuesday said the third COVID-19 wave will occur in the province in the next...
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Professional golfer Tiger Woods injured in car accident in Los Angeles

U.S. professional golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a roll-over car accident in Los Angeles County, California on Tuesday, authorities said. The...
Mohamed Bazoum, candidate of the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, speaks after voting at a polling station in Niamey, Niger, Feb. 21, 2021. Voting for the second round of Niger's presidential election began on Sunday as more than 7.4 million Nigeriens are expected at polling stations to choose the successor of the outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou. (Xinhua)

Mohamed Bazoum wins Niger’s second round presidential election

Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate of Niger's ruling Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-TARAYYA), won the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, according...
Lee Jae-yong. [Photo/IC]

Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was jailed Monday for corruption linked to his management succession. The Seoul High Court sentenced Lee,...
Five hundred automobiles manufactured by a Chinese carmaker are about to be shipped to the Netherlands at a dock of Lianyungang port, east China’s Jiangsu province, Feb. 3, 2020. Photo by Wang Chun, People’s Daily Online

China’s auto market sees strong recovery in 2020

China's auto market saw a forecast-beating performance in 2020 despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, thanks to policy support and a strong recovery...
WASHINGTON D.C., April 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on April 22, 2020 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has signed an executive order, limiting immigration to the United States for 60 days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

JUST IN: U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 19 million – Johns Hopkins University

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 19 million on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering...
Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda reaches “critical stage” with spike in new cases

Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike...
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5.5-magnitude quake hits 11 km WNW of Papayal and Peru

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 11 km WNW of Papayal, Peru at 0518 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...
earth tremor

5.0-magnitude quake hits Liuli, Tanzania – USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 15 km south of Liuli, Tanzania at 0703 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...

Trump’s younger brother dies at 71

U.S. President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert Trump, died on Saturday night at the age of 71, according to the White House. ...

U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu closed, taken over by Chinese authorities

At 10 a.m. Monday, as required by China, the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was closed. Relevant Chinese authorities then entered through the front...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 16 million

Global COVID-19 cases have surpassed 16 million on Sunday, the most recent statistics of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 15 million on Wednesday, reaching 15,008,046 as of 12:35 p.m. (1635 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science...

Colombia military helicopter crash kills at least 9, injures 6

A Colombian military helicopter crash has killed nine people and injured six others, Colombia's army said Tuesday. "Unfortunately, we have found the...
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Coronavirus pandemic in U.S. will probably “get worse before it gets better” – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday afternoon that the coronavirus pandemic in the United States will probably "get worse before it gets better." ...

Nigeria’s FM tests positive for COVID-19

Nigeria's foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama on Sunday confirmed he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Onyeama said via Twitter that...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

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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EU predicts “deeper recession” in 2020 than expected

The European economy will face a "deeper recession" than previously predicted due to the prolonged containment measures on the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Senegal reports 69 new COVID-19 cases as negotiations with EU on airspace reopening start

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported this Tuesday 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 7,547...
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China and Ghana exchange congratulations on 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Sunday with his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the 60th anniversary of the establishment...
Cameroon and Chad

Three armed separatists killed in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

At least three armed separatists were killed and two others arrested Monday morning during a military operation in Muyuka, a town in Cameroon's restive...
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Syrian air defenses respond to Israeli missile strike in Aleppo

The Syrian air defenses responded to an Israeli strike in the country's northern province of Aleppo on Monday, state news agency SANA reported. ...

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million on Sunday, reaching 3,502,126 as of 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science...
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (R), Director of the Institute of Virology at the Charite Berlin Christian Drosten (C) and Robert Koch Institute (RKI) President Lothar Wieler attend a press conference briefing COVID-19 situation in Germany, in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 9, 2020. No fatalities have been recorded despite Germany reporting 1,112 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) Monday, according to the country's disease control agency. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Germany’s coronavirus cases rise to 155,000, death toll at 5,750

The rate of new COVID-19 infections in Germany continued below peak times as the number of confirmed cases increased by 1,018 within one day...
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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work Monday morning, a PM office spokesperson told Xinhua on Sunday. Johnson is going...
Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures

China’s support toward Zambia’s fight against malaria commended

China's support toward Zambia's malaria fight has contributed to the reduction in the number of cases of the disease in the country, a Zambian...
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

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

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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Iran “successfully” launches 1st military satellite

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

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...