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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. ...
Coronavirus

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million

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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

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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

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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...
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

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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

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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...
Iran satellite

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

U.S. oil price turns negative for first time in history

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U.S. oil prices crashed to the negative territory for the first time in history on Monday, fueled by pandemic-related demand shock and oversupply fears. ...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Over 100 countries join efforts to evaluate therapeutics for COVID-19

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that as the organization is continuing to lead the R&D, more than 100...
Shinzo Abe

Japan to declare nationwide state of emergency amid continued COVID-19 spread

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Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has decided to declare a nationwide state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic to combat the further spread of...
Finland

Finland to increase funding for WHO

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The Finnish government on Wednesday pledged to increase its funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) by restoring it to the 2015 level --...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 2 million

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Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 2 million on Wednesday morning, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. ...
OPEC

Putin, Trump, King Salman support OPEC+ agreement to reduce oil production

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud supported the agreement on a phased reduction in...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 20,000

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The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States topped 20,000 Saturday afternoon, according to data compiled by the Center for...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.5 million

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Global confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.5 million on Wednesday afternoon local time, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns...

South Africa’s number of COVID-19 cases rises steadily amid massive testing

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The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen steadily over the past fews days amid massive community testing in a 21-day national...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 11,000

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The total number of deaths of COVID-19 in the United States has topped 11,000 as of 1020 a.m. Tuesday local time (1420 GMT), according...
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...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Update: COVID-19 cases in U.S. top 250,000

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 250,000 by 1 p.m. Friday (1700 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science...
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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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 500,000, vaccine at least 12-18 months away

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed half a million with more than 20,000 deaths, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday,...
Person voting

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...
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 asks for wartime plan for COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked the Group of 20 (G20) largest economies of the world for a "wartime plan" to fight the...
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Global confirmed COVID-19 cases top 500,000

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 500,000 as of 2 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday (1800 GMT), according to the Center for...
The U.S. Senate

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...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Over 400,000 coronavirus cases reported globally

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A total of 413,467 cases of COVID-19 were reported globally as of 10:00 CET (0900 GMT) Wednesday, according to the situation dashboard by the...
Japan

Japan to implement special legislation as COVID-19 infections climb past 1,000

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The Japanese government is planning to implement a special law to enable it to make better provisions to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and declare...