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Philippines mulls extending public health emergency till year-end amid surging COVID-19 cases

Philippines mulls extending public health emergency till year-end...

Manila [Philippines], August 18: Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos said on Wednesday that he is mulling extending the nationwide state...

Myanmar towns record highest single-day rainfalls in over 50 years

Myanmar towns record highest single-day rainfalls in over...

Yangon [Myanmar], August 18: Myanmar's commercial city of Yangon and the western town of Kyaukphyu have experienced the heaviest single-day...

Myanmar reports 54 new COVID-19 cases

Myanmar reports 54 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], August 18: Myanmar logged 54 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to...

CPEC gives many dividends, benefit to Pakistan: official

CPEC gives many dividends, benefit to Pakistan: official

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 18: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given many dividends and benefits to Pakistan, especially the much-needed...

At least 10 killed in Kabul mosque explosion: reports

At least 10 killed in Kabul mosque explosion:...

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 18: At least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, were killed in an explosion that ripped through...

Iran reports 1st monkeypox case

Iran reports 1st monkeypox case

Tehran [Iran], August 17: Iran has reported its first monkeypox case, official news agency IRNA quoted a health official as...

Finland to reduce availability of Russian tourist visas: minister

Finland to reduce availability of Russian tourist visas:...

Helsinki [Finland], August 17: Finland is to reduce the availability of tourist visas to Russians to a tenth of the...

COVID-19 mortality rate soaring in Croatia compared to last year

COVID-19 mortality rate soaring in Croatia compared to...

Zagreb [Croatia], August 17: Over 430 people have died of COVID-19 in Croatia in the last six weeks, up from...

Latvia terminates agreement with Russia on mutual visits by residents

Latvia terminates agreement with Russia on mutual visits...

Riga [Latvia], August 17: The Latvian government on Tuesday decided to terminate an agreement with Russia on facilitating mutual visits...

Armenia declares mourning days for Yerevan blast victims

Armenia declares mourning days for Yerevan blast victims

Yerevan [Armenia], August 17: Armenia on Tuesday announced Aug. 17 and 18 as days of mourning for those who died...

River Rhine's low water levels spark supply worries in Germany

River Rhine's low water levels spark supply worries...

Berlin [Germany], August 17: Germany's industry is fearing supply disruptions as the ongoing drought causes water levels of the River...

Raging wildfire evacuates 2,000 people in Spain

Raging wildfire evacuates 2,000 people in Spain

Madrid [Spain], August 17: A wildfire in the Alicante Province of Spain's Valencian Community continued to rage on Monday, after...

Intense heat causes losses, changes flavor in Spanish vineyards

Intense heat causes losses, changes flavor in Spanish...

Madrid [Spain], August 17: Economic losses, premature harvests and even a change in the taste of wine could result from...

Malta receives first shipment of monkeypox vaccine

Malta receives first shipment of monkeypox vaccine

Valletta [Malta], August 17: Malta has received its first consignment of the monkeypox vaccine through a joint procurement mechanism of...

Italy's government debt reaches record high

Italy's government debt reaches record high

Rome [Italy], August 17: Pushed by a weaker euro and higher prices, Italy's public debt reached an all-time high at...

Nearly 14.3 mln U.S. children infected with COVID-19

Nearly 14.3 mln U.S. children infected with COVID-19

Los Angeles [US], August 17: Nearly 14.3 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...

Gold falls on higher U.S. treasury yields

Gold falls on higher U.S. treasury yields

Chicago [US], August 17: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Tuesday as...

Oil prices drop as demand worries persist

Oil prices drop as demand worries persist

New York [US], August 17: Oil prices fell noticeably on Tuesday, as demand concerns predominated.

Mexico racks up 5-week decline in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Mexico racks up 5-week decline in COVID-19 cases,...

Mexico City [Mexico], August 17: Mexico has registered a five-week decline in COVID-19 cases and deaths, Undersecretary of Prevention and...

Biden signs Democratic bill on tax, health care, climate

Biden signs Democratic bill on tax, health care,...

Washington [US], August 17: U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, a scaled-down version...

WADA Chief Operating Officer Frederic Donze passes away

WADA Chief Operating Officer Frederic Donze passes away

Montreal [Canada], August 17: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Chief Operating Officer (COO), Frederic Donze has passed away suddenly, WADA said...

Singapore reports 5,202 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 5,202 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, August 17: Singapore reported 5,202 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 1,801,936.

2nd Confucius Institute inaugurated in Nepal

2nd Confucius Institute inaugurated in Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 17: The Confucius Institute at Tribhuvan University, the second of its kind in Nepal, was inaugurated on...

Road crash kills 3 in Indonesia

Road crash kills 3 in Indonesia

Jakarta [Indonesia], August 17: Three people were killed in a car crash that occurred on Jagorawi toll road linking the...

Japanese citizens stage anti-war protests in Tokyo

Japanese citizens stage anti-war protests in Tokyo

Tokyo [Japan], August 17: Many Japanese citizens have staged anti-war protests in Tokyo on the occasion of the 77th anniversary...

Myanmar reports second death from COVID-19 in over 4 months

Myanmar reports second death from COVID-19 in over...

Yangon [Myanmar], August 17: Myanmar reported the second death from COVID-19 in more than four months, bringing the death toll...

Philippines logs 2,633 new COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths

Philippines logs 2,633 new COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths

Manila [Philippines], August 17: The Philippines reported 2,633 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in...