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New Zealand’s PM Tests Positive for COVID

New Zealand’s PM Tests Positive for COVID

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in parliament for the government's emissions reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but "travel arrangements for her trade missi

NKorea Reports More COVID Deaths, Kim Says Pandemic 'Great Turmoil'

NKorea Reports More COVID Deaths, Kim Says Pandemic 'Great Turmoil'

North Korea announced 21 new "fever" deaths Saturday and said more than half a million people had been sickened nationwide, as Kim Jong Un said that the spread of COVID-19 had thrust his country into "great turmoil" and called for an all-out battle to overcome the outbreak. Despite activating its

Building Fire Leaves Scores of Victims in New Delhi

Police in New Delhi arrested two people suspected of flouting fire safety regulations on Saturday after at least 27 people died and dozens more were injured in a massive blaze at a building housing a manufacturing unit for surveillance cameras. Rescue teams worked overnight to clear the burnt out

Putin Says Sanctions of Western Countries Hurting their Own Economies

Putin Says Sanctions of Western Countries Hurting their Own Economies

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Western sanctions against Russia are provoking a global economic crisis. Speaking during a meeting on economic issues, Putin said Western nations were “driven by oversized political ambitions and Russophobia” to introduce sanctions that “hurt th

Plane Veers Off Runway in China and Catches Fire; 36 Injured

Plane Veers Off Runway in China and Catches Fire; 36 Injured

A Chinese passenger jet veered off the runway during takeoff and caught fire on Thursday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and injuring more than 30 people. The Tibet Airlines flight with 122 people on board was departing from the southwestern city of Chongqing for a flight to Nyingchi

WHO: COVID-19 Falling Everywhere, Except Americas and Africa

WHO: COVID-19 Falling Everywhere, Except Americas and Africa

The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide has continued to fall except in the Americas and Africa, the World Health Organization said in its latest assessment of the pandemic. In its weekly pandemic report released late Tuesday, the UN health agency said about 3.5 million new cases a

Ukraine to Hold First War Crimes Trial as Moscow Says Kyiv Shelled Russian City

Ukraine to Hold First War Crimes Trial as Moscow Says Kyiv Shelled Russian City

Ukraine announced it will hold its first war crimes trial over the Russian invasion, as Moscow accused Kyiv of shelling a Russian city in the war's latest flashpoint. The conflict has devastated cities and displaced millions, with fears also growing of its broader international impact as gas supp

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