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India adds 53,000 cases, Melbourne steadies

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported 53,601 new cases of coronavirus yesterday as its total infections neared 2.3 million. The Health Ministry also said 871...

Hong Kong residents buy newspaper to support free press

HONG KONG (AP) — Long lines of people bought up copies of the Apple Daily paper at Hong Kong newsstands yesterday to support a...

Shooting near White House interrupts Trump’s briefing on TV

WASHINGTON (AP) — A uniformed Secret Service officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation near the White House that led to United...

Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has...

Konta suffers heart scare in Lexington exit

LEXINGTON, United States (AFP) - Britain's Jo Konta suffered a health scare as she crashed out of the opening round of the WTA Top...

World shares march higher as S&P 500 climbs

UNITED STATES (AP) - Shares advanced in Europe and Asia yesterday after the S&P 500 climbed to within striking distance of its all-time high...

China auto sales rise in July, as market regains momentum

BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales rose by 16.4 per cent in July over a year earlier to 2.1 million units in a sign...

Kathryn Nesbitt breaks ground as ‘MLS is Back’ final referee

AP - When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the ‘MLS is Back’ tournament championship today (8.30am Brunei time), assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt...

Indonesia starts human trials of China-made virus vaccine

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia yesterday launched human trials of a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine with some 1,600 volunteers slated to take part in the six-month...

SoftBank back to black with USD12B profit after record losses

TOKYO (AFP) - SoftBank Group yesterday reported a USD12 billion quarterly net profit to June, recovering from eye-watering losses as tech stocks rally and...

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