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Australia on course for lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

13 August, 2020

SYDNEY – Australia is poised to post its lowest one-day rise in new COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks today, stoking hopes that a second wave of new infections

12 August, 2020

Vietnam PM says next 10 days ‘critical’ in virus fight

HANOI – Vietnam’s Prime Minister says that the next 10 days will be critical in the Southeast Asian country’s fight against a new coronavirus outbreak, which resurfaced late last month

12 August, 2020

Democrat Joe Biden chooses US Senator Kamala Harris for White House running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president, making her the first Black woman on a major-party US presidential ticket and giving

12 August, 2020

Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls surging Amazon fires a ‘lie’

BRASILIA – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has angrily denied the existence of fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a “lie,” despite data produced by his own government showing that

11 August, 2020

Coronavirus infections stabilise in Australia’s virus epicentre

MELBOURNE – Australia’s second-most populous state has reported only a small rise in new COVID-19 infections, boosting hopes that case numbers are stabilising after a second wave forced authorities to put

11 August, 2020 | World News

Pompeo deeply troubled by Hong Kong tycoon arrest

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he’s “deeply troubled” by reports of the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai “under Hong Kong‘s draconian National Security Law.”

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11 August, 2020 | World News

Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

BEIRUT– Lebanon’s prime minister has announced his government’s resignation, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result of endemic corruption. The August 4 detonation

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07 August, 2020 | Vietnam News

Vietnam PM says risk of widespread COVID-19 infection ‘very high’

HANOI – The risk of COVID-19 spreading widely in Vietnam is “very high”, its prime minister has said, after a new outbreak in the central city of Danang late last

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07 August, 2020 | World News

HK activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

HONG KONG – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has filed a court challenge against his disqualification from district polls, in a move which may have implications for this year’s

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07 August, 2020 | Australia News

Australia’s cuts GDP outlook as virus returns to Melbourne

MELBOURNE – Australia’s central bank has downgraded its outlook for the national economy and warns unemployment would stay high for several years as a second wave of coronavirus infections sent

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