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S Korea raises virus alert level to ‘highest’ as cases surge

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea is raising its alert on the new coronavirus to the "highest level", President Moon Jae-in said yesterday, as the...

‘Trump cheats at golf’: Bloomberg mocks President with billboard

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Democratic White House hopeful Michael Bloomberg mocked United States (US) President Donald Trump with a giant billboard on the Las...

Kazakhstan detains 200 opposition protesters

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN (AFP) - Police in Kazakhstan detained around 200 people as two opposition groups called for anti-government demonstrations in the oil-rich Central Asian...

Quarantine questioned as Japan woman tests positive after leaving ship

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan yesterday confirmed that a woman who tested negative and disembarked from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship later tested positive,...

In Trump’s India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) - A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting there...

Second person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous last Saturday night street parade in...

Charter bus rollover kills three, injures 18 outside San Diego

PALA MESA, CALIFORNIA (AP) — A charter bus swerved on a rain-slicked Southern California highway and rolled down an embankment last Saturday, killing three...

Italy’s second coronavirus death sparks fears, lockdowns

CODOGNO, ITALY (AFP) - Two deaths from the new coronavirus sparked fears throughout northern Italy on Saturday, as towns shuttered shops and schools to...

Iran’s leader says fears of new virus used to stifle voting

TEHRAN, IRAN (AP) — Officials in Iran haven’t announced the voter turnout from parliamentary elections two days ago, but yesterday the country’s supreme leader...

Seven killed after quake on Iran border

ISTANBUL (AFP) -Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said yesterday that seven people including three children were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude...

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