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21 June, 2020 | World News

Beijing can screen almost 1 million people daily for coronavirus: official

BEIJING – The Chinese capital is capable of screening almost 1 million people a day for the coronavirus, an official has said, as testing continued across the city to try

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20 June, 2020 | World News

N.Korea prepares anti-South leaflets amid heightened tensions

SEOUL – North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean defectors and South Korea, its state media said on Saturday, the latest

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20 June, 2020 | World News

Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sight

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil has passed 1 million coronavirus cases and approached 50,000 deaths, a new nadir for the world’s second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense

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20 June, 2020 | World News

Mexican president says he ordered release of ‘El Chapo’s’ son

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he personally ordered the release of Ovidio Guzman, one of the sons of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman,

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20 June, 2020 | World News

EU should take China to UN court over Hong Kong, lawmakers say

BRUSSELS – The European Union should take China to the International Court of Justice in The Hague if Beijing imposes a new security law on Hong Kong, the European Parliament

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18 June, 2020 | World News

UK says China and Russia trying to exploit coronavirus crisis

LONDON – The United Kingdom has said that China, Russia and Iran were looking to exploit weaknesses shown by the coronavirus outbreak, amid suggestions Beijing had used the crisis to

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16 June, 2020 | World News

NZ confirms two new cases ending coronavirus free run

WELLINGTON – New Zealand says that it has two new cases of the coronavirus, both related to recent travel from the UK, ending a 24-day streak of no new infections in the country. The new infections are a set

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16 June, 2020 | World News

Escalating intimidation, threats, ahead of high-profile treason verdict, Indonesian rights groups say

Rights groups in Indonesia have complained of escalating intimidation and security threats in the run-up to the verdict in a high-profile treason trial against seven West Papuans that is expected

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16 June, 2020 | World News

Virus-hit Beijing tightens outbound travel; Shanghai demands quarantine

BEIJING – Beijing has banned high-risk people from leaving the Chinese capital and halted some transportation services to stop the spread of a fresh coronavirus outbreak to other cities and

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16 June, 2020 | World News

North Korean army ‘fully ready’ for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: KCNA

SEOUL – North Korea’s army is ready to take action if defector groups push ahead with their campaign to send propaganda leaflets into North Korea, state media said, in the

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