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  • France reported 32,427 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, a new high of daily tally, according to the data released by the Public Health Agency on Saturday. The previous daily record, at 30,621 cases, was set on Thursday. The total number of infections since the outbreak of the epidemic now ...

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  • China has made it clear that it is willing to make efforts within its capacity in vaccine development, and give priority to the needs of developing countries including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said ...

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  • Health workers celebrate the closure of a temporary hospital at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2020. The temporary hospital is closed on Thursday. Since its establishment on May. 22, the hospital has received more than 1,800 COVID-19 patients.

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  • Turkey has put the second phase of in-person education in motion on Monday, extending it to all grades of elementary schools, as well as eighth and 12th graders. After months of uncertainty amid the coronavirus outbreak, schools across Turkey had partially reopened in September, with kindergarten ...

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  • Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is to vote at a polling station in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Oct. 11, 2020. Tajikistan's presidential election began on Sunday, with five candidates including incumbent President Emomali Rahmon running for the post.

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  • GABORONE- Botswana’s central bank has cut the bank rate by 50 basis points, down from 4.25 percent to 3.75 percent, after a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Thursday in the capital, Gaborone. Moses Pelaelo, governor of the Bank of Botswana, said the current state of the economy and ...

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  • MEXICO CITY - The Mexican economy is facing a multi-year recovery, with experts predicting the country will not return to the productivity levels of 2018 until mid-2025 due to the impact of the novel corona-virus (COVID-19), Citibanamex Financial Group announced. However, the private ...

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  • SYDNEY-The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) warned on Friday that business failures will rise substantially when various support measures cease, as vacancy rates for office and retail commercial properties have already risen.In its latest Financial Stability Review, the RBA analysed the resilience ...

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  • Germany saw a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases earlier this week, which prompted the authorities to announce new restrictions on Tuesday. Watch a live broadcast from Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, where people have been rallying against the COVID-19 measures recently re-introduced by the ...

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  • Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2020 shows the Fuzhou Strait International Conference & Exhibition Center, the main venue for the upcoming Digital China Summit, in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. The 3rd Digital China Summit will be held in the city of Fuzhou from Oct. 12 to 14. The ...

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  • The Chinese mainland reported 21 new imported COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 2,972, the National Health Commission said Friday. Of the new imported cases, 10 were reported in Shaanxi, six in Shanghai, three in Guangdong, and two in Liaoning, the commission ...

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  • Operating profit of Samsung Electronics, South Korea's tech behemoth, hit the highest in two years in the third quarter, the company said Thursday. Preliminary figure for operating profit amounted to 12.3 trillion won (10.6 billion U.S. dollars) in the July-September quarter, up 58.1 percent from a ...

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  • Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) approved Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Crown Prince, Kuwait News Agency reported Thursday. "I swear by Almighty Allah to respect the constitution and the laws of the State, to defend the liberties, interests and properties of the people and to ...

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  • The World Health Organization in the Western Pacific region on Tuesday called on the 37 countries and areas in this region to join hands in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, saying no one is "safe until every country is safe." "It's essential to remember that we are in this together, and we can only ...

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  • U.S President Donald Trump, still recovering from COVID-19, left hospital on Monday evening though one of his doctors said he "may not be entirely out of the woods yet." Dressed in a dark suit and wearing a mask while giving thumbs up to reporters, Trump walked out of a building at Walter Reed ...

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  • No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Monday. A total of 20 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report. No new suspected cases or deaths related ...

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  • Regal Cinemas, the second-largest theater chain in the United States, is considering closing all 543 of its theaters in the country due to continued revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Regal's British parent company Cineworld said Sunday it is considering the move. However, "fifty Regal ...

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  • The crash of a single engine seaplane in New York City on Sunday afternoon has left one dead and two seriously injured, according to the latest release by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). The pilot and one of the passengers, both in critical condition, are now hospitalized, while another ...

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  •  India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 6.5 million mark on Sunday, reaching 6,549,373, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry. As many as 75,829 new cases were registered across the country during the past 24 hours. The death toll due to the pandemic reached 101,782, as ...

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  • No new locally transmitted confirmed, asymptomatic, or suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported in Beijing on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday. The capital also reported no new imported cases on Saturday, according to the commission. Beijing reported one imported confirmed ...

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  • A total of 770 students have tested positive for coronavirus in a British university in one of the major outbreaks in Britain since the reopening of the campuses in September, a university spokesperson said Friday. The spokesperson for Northumbria University, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, said all ...

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  • The 151st birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, India's "Father of the Nation," was celebrated on Friday. Gandhi played a key role in gaining India's independence from the British rule in 1947 by peaceful means and spreading the message of non-violence, and he was given the title "Father of the ...

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  • Data from the Donald Trump administration has shown that U.S. trade policies toward China have done badly, a U.S. expert on China said Thursday. The comment was made by David J. Firestein, president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, during an online presentation ...

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  • The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,174 within one day to 291,182, with the death toll adding by 116 to 10,856, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. According to the ministry, 3,540 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 218,487. The ...

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  • The Syrian Foreign Ministry stressed on Thursday that Syria will remain against any peace deals or treaties with Israel as long as they don't bring back territories occupied by Israel, according to the state news agency SANA. Any deal or agreement with the "Israeli enemy" is detrimental to the Arab ...

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  • The Maltese police are investigating a cyberattack that has grounded all IT systems at Transport Malta, the agency said in a statement on Thursday. Transport Malta, a government body responsible for the country's air, land and sea transport, said it had suspended all its service due to technical ...

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  • No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Eleven imported COVID-19 cases were confirmed, the commission said in its daily report. Three new suspected COVID-19 cases from outside the mainland were ...

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  • Chinese authorities on Tuesday honored 800 female role models and 200 groups for their contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and Shen Yueyue, vice chairperson of ...

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  • Iran's parliament on Tuesday gave a vote of confidence to President Hassan Rouhani's pick for the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the parliament website reported. The lawmakers approved the proposed minister Alireza Razm-Hosseini with 175 votes in favor, 80 against, and nine abstentions from ...

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  • Oil prices advanced on Monday, recouping some of last week's losses. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery rose 35 cents to settle at 40.60 U.S. dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for November delivery increased 51 cents to 42.43 dollars a ...

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