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Brazil's COVID-19 deaths pass 400,000

Brazil's COVID-19 deaths pass 400,000

Rio De Janerio (Brazil), April 30: Brazil reported 3,001 new deaths related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising...

New cases in 600s for 2nd day, virus curbs extended for 3 weeks

New cases in 600s for 2nd day, virus...

Seoul (South Korea), April 30: South Korea's daily new virus cases remained in the 600s for the second day Friday...

Moon's approval rating hits record low of 29 pct: Gallup

Moon's approval rating hits record low of 29...

Seoul (South Korea), April 30: President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dropped below 30 percent for the first time since his...

World Bank approves 80.5 mln USD to help Sri Lanka access, distribute COVID-19 vaccines

World Bank approves 80.5 mln USD to help...

Colombo (Srilanka), April 30: The World Bank has approved 80.5 million U.S. dollars as additional financing to help Sri Lanka...

EU lawmakers want "COVID-19 certificate" to guarantee free movement

EU lawmakers want "COVID-19 certificate" to guarantee free...

Brussels (Belgium), April 30: European lawmakers said on Thursday that the European Union's (EU) planned "COVID-19 certificates" - and not...

UN General Assembly president calls for action on antimicrobial resistance

UN General Assembly president calls for action on...

United Nations, April 30: UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir on Thursday called on member states to take action on...

Vaccinated Europeans outnumber confirmed COVID-19 cases: WHO's Kluge

Vaccinated Europeans outnumber confirmed COVID-19 cases: WHO's Kluge

Copenhagen (Denmark), April 30: More Europeans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 than have been confirmed to be infected, Hans Kluge,...

UN Population Fund chief regrets Britain's funding cuts

UN Population Fund chief regrets Britain's funding cuts

United Nations, April 30: The executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Natalia Kanem, on Thursday regretted the British...

Libyan coast guard rescues 99 illegal immigrants off western coast

Libyan coast guard rescues 99 illegal immigrants off...

Tripoli (Libya), April 30: The Libyan Coast Guard on Thursday rescued 99 illegal immigrants off the western coast of the...

Palestinian president announces postponement of elections

Palestinian president announces postponement of elections

Ramallah (Palestine), April 30: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced early Friday that the legislative elections scheduled for May 22 will...

Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia's Tigray not being met: UN

Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia's Tigray not being met:...

United Nations, April 30: United Nations humanitarians on Thursday said they are failing to meet the emergency response needs of...

New cases fall back to below 700; virus curbs likely to be extended

New cases fall back to below 700; virus...

Seoul (South Korea), April 29: South Korea's daily new virus cases fell back to below 700 on Thursday, but sporadic...

UN envoy discusses ceasefire agreement, elections with Libyan officials

UN envoy discusses ceasefire agreement, elections with Libyan...

Tripoli (Libya), April 29: Special envoy of the United Nations (UN) secretary-general for Libya Jan Kubis on Wednesday discussed with...

UN helping India fight COVID-19: spokesman

UN helping India fight COVID-19: spokesman

United nations, April 29: The United Nations is helping India in its uphill battle against COVID-19, said a UN spokesman...

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.2 million despite decreased daily cases

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.2 million despite decreased...

Ottawa (Canada), April 29: Canada reported 5,071 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number to 1,200,057,...

Food, nutrition insecurity in West Africa worrying: Ghanaian FM

Food, nutrition insecurity in West Africa worrying: Ghanaian...

Accra (Ghana), April 29: Food and nutrition insecurity in the West African sub-region remains a worrying concern for stakeholders, Ghanaian...

No change of phase in lockdown at UN Headquarters in New York: spokesman

No change of phase in lockdown at UN...

United nations, April 29: There is no change of phase in lockdown at UN Headquarters in New York despite the...

UN envoy calls for more int'l diplomacy to unlock progress in Syria

UN envoy calls for more int'l diplomacy to...

United nations, April 29: UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Wednesday called for more international diplomacy to unlock...

EU lawsuit against AstraZeneca might be hard to prove, say experts

EU lawsuit against AstraZeneca might be hard to...

Rome (Italy), April 29: The European Union (EU) announced this week it was suing pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for breach of...

Turkey confirms 43,301 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey confirms 43,301 new COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), April 28: Turkey on Tuesday reported 43,301 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,703 symptomatic patients, as the total number...

Lavrov: Russian Government to Soon Present List of Unfriendly Countries, Criteria Are Clear

Lavrov: Russian Government to Soon Present List of...

Moscow (Russia), April 28: The Russian government will soon present a list of unfriendly countries, the criteria are clear, Russian...

N. Korean schools partially start resuming in-person classes: state media

N. Korean schools partially start resuming in-person classes:...

Seoul (South Korea), April 28: North Korea appears to have started resuming in-person classes in schools, according to state media...

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with North Korea

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with...

Seoul (South Korea), April 28: President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that the time is drawing near for the two Koreas...

New cases bounce back near 800; untraceable infections at highest ever

New cases bounce back near 800; untraceable infections...

Seoul (South Korea), April 28: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose to the highest in four days on Wednesday,...

Palestine says seeking more int'l pressure on Israel to allow elections in East Jerusalem

Palestine says seeking more int'l pressure on Israel...

Ramallah (Palestine), April 28: Palestine said on Tuesday that it is seeking more international pressure on Israel to allow its...

Zimbabwean government adopts strategy to boost pharmaceutical sector

Zimbabwean government adopts strategy to boost pharmaceutical sector

Harare (Zimbabwe), April 28: The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday approved a five-year national strategy to boost the domestic pharmaceutical industry.

Bangladesh approves Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

Bangladesh approves Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik for emergency...

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 28: The Bangladeshi government has approved the import and use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.