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Wednesday , October 28 2020


Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called …

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China’s new virus outbreak underscores continued threat – 49 new COVID-19 infections

BEIJING , Jun 15: Chinese health authorities said Monday that 49 more confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland in the last 24 …

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India may use railway carriages for virus patient beds

NEW DELHI – India’s home minister has offered 500 railway carriages for use as makeshift coronavirus hospital wards as the capital New Delhi struggles to …

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China reports 57 new cases; Beijing locked down 11 residential communities

KUWAIT, June 14 : Chinese health authorities said Sunday 57 additional novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were confirmed on the Chinese mainland over the past 24 …

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Philippine Embassy in Riyadh shuts, 6 infected

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jun 14: The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announced that starting Sunday its office for labor affairs will close after a number of …

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Qatar allows malls to operate during the week, Friday & Saturday close

DOHA, June 13: The Qatar Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced a decision allowing complexes and commercial centers to operate during the week, with …

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Beijing tests food markets after 7 new local cases detected

BEIJING (AP) – City authorities are moving quickly to stem a new outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing after the discovery of seven cases in the …

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India’s virus caseload now 4th highest in world

NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s coronavirus caseload has become the fourth-highest in the world, overtaking Britain, by adding 10,956 new cases in yet another biggest …

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Philippine activists protest anti-terror law despite threats

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Hundreds of activists in the Philippine capital staged protests Friday against a proposed anti-terror law they say could be used to …

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Watchdog concerned about outbreak in UAE jails – Prisoners denied adequate medical care

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Human Rights Watch has called on the United Arab Emirates to urgently address an outbreak of the coronavirus in at …

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