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China's Shenzhen surges more than 3% as stocks New! 2020-07-13 03:22:05The World Health Organization on Sunday reported a record daily rise in global coronavirus cases, according to Reuters.

Most U.S. firms in Hong Kong are concerned New! 2020-07-13 03:04:21A large majority of American companies in Hong Kong said they were concerned about the new national security law passed by China last month, a poll by

Here's why the Trump administration's threat to hurt 2020-07-13 00:56:05Advisors to President Donald Trump were reportedly considering proposals to strike against the Hong Kong dollar peg, in response to China implementing

Georgia governor reopens coronavirus field hospital at Atlanta 2020-07-10 18:04:23Georgia plans to convert Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center into a makeshift hospital again as the state struggles with a rise in Covid-19 hospi

Coronavirus deaths tick up in Florida, Texas, California, 2020-07-10 17:54:37"I think in the next week the pattern of increasing deaths is going to become clear," said Larry Levitt, executive vice president for health policy

Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from phones, 2020-07-10 16:59:40The move comes as TikTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, is drawing scrutiny over its ties to China and the potential for the Chinese government to

WHO says it's 'very unlikely' countries can eradicate 2020-07-10 16:56:06"In our current situation, it is very unlikely that we can eradicate or eliminate this virus," said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's

Trump's rift with White House health advisor Fauci 2020-07-10 14:29:44"Dr. Fauci's a nice man, but he's made a lot of mistakes," Trump said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday.

Watch live: World Health Organization holds press conference 2020-07-10 10:48:24

U.S. reports record single-day spike of 63,200 new 2020-07-10 10:39:45White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged officials in states where the outbreak is worsening to reconsider reopening plans.

Asia Pacific markets lower as 'coronavirus anxiety' dominates 2020-07-10 03:23:28Cases in the United States rose with California and Florida among 12 states hitting record-breaking, seven-day averages for daily new cases, a CNBC an

Outbreak of dengue fever in Southeast Asia is 2020-07-09 23:06:25With health-care systems in countries already under strain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Southeast Asian nations are grappling with yet ano

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The 1918 flu hammered this Arizona mining town. New! 2020-07-13 09:00:15This southern Arizona town, once a tourist haven, is struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Today's Headlines: Some hospitals feel the strain New! 2020-07-13 08:00:03With coronavirus hospitalizations in California at a record high, doctors and nurses at some hospitals say they feel overwhelmed.

Missions to Mars: U.S., China, UAE prepare to New! 2020-07-13 07:37:03Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.

Utah Mormons advised to wear masks in public New! 2020-07-13 07:11:11The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is asking all its members in Utah to wear face coverings when in public.

China bans Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz over criticism New! 2020-07-13 06:43:54China is banning entry to U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz over their criticism of its policies toward minority groups, including Muslim Uighurs.

New Zealand mosque gunman dismisses his lawyers, plans New! 2020-07-13 06:29:36The white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques will represent himself at his sentencing next month.

Video of Pennsylvania officer with knee on man's New! 2020-07-13 05:53:21Video showing a Pennsylvania police officer with his knee on a man’s neck trying to restrain him has prompted protests.

Pope 'deeply pained' over Turkey's conversion of Hagia New! 2020-07-13 05:21:42Pope Francis says he is pained over Turkey's decision to change Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, built as a Christian cathedral, from a museum to a mosque.

Jailed French sex crime suspect kills self, Indonesia New! 2020-07-13 03:56:17Police say a French man accused of molesting over 300 Indonesian children has died after apparently trying to kill himself in detention.

Conservative Polish president wins second term after tight New! 2020-07-13 03:17:28Poland’s state electoral commission says conservative President Andrzej Duda has won 51.21% of the vote with almost all votes counted.

First federal execution in 17 years can proceed, 2020-07-12 20:06:13The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower court order that had put the execution of 47-year-old Daniel Lewis Lee on hold

U.S. education chief Betsy DeVos downplays risk of 2020-07-12 16:22:07DeVos downplayed the coronavirus risk of reopening schools and repeated a threat to cut funding to schools that don’t fully resume in-person lea

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Sudan to Allow Drinking Alcohol for Non-Muslims, Ban 2020-07-12 09:02:36Sudan will permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol and strengthen women's rights, including banning female genital mutilation, justice minister says, i

Bollywood Stars Amitabh, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Test Positive 2020-07-12 08:41:40Though Amitabh Bachchan, 77, was admitted to the hospital, he is reportedly stable with only mild symptoms

Touchless: How the World's Busiest Airport Envisions Post-COVID 2020-07-12 08:09:23Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport (DFW) is working with American Airlines to roll out a self-check-in for luggage, and all of its restrooms wil

Iran: ‘Human Error’ Caused Ukraine Crash 2020-07-12 07:30:21The downing of the aircraft happened while Iran’s defense system was on high alert after one of the country’s top generals was killed in a

China Releases Professor who Criticized President Xi, Friends 2020-07-12 06:55:34Xu Zhangrun, a constitutional law professor at the prestigious Tsinghua University, returned home on Sunday morning but remained under surveillance an

As Beach Towns Open, Businesses are Short Foreign 2020-07-12 05:40:31Freeze on visas hits businesses hard

US Reports Record 66,528 Coronavirus Cases 2020-07-12 05:18:09Trump wears mask in public

Poland Casts Ballots in Presidential Runoff 2020-07-12 01:40:48Analysts predict a close race

Coronavirus Pandemic Stifles Dengue Prevention Efforts 2020-07-12 01:25:28While 2019 was the worst year on record for global dengue cases, experts fear an even bigger surge is possible due to the coronavirus pandemic

Black Female Fighter Pilot Joins Navy Ranks 2020-07-12 00:44:36The Naval Academy graduate will receive her Wings of Gold insignia this month

Coronavirus Economic Fallout Batters Zimbabwe Bird Sanctuary 2020-07-11 22:50:31Coronavirus pandemic, and the economic chaos it brings, is proving a stern test

For Brazil’s Bolsonaro: A Week of Isolation, Hydroxychloroquine 2020-07-11 22:29:32Brazil’s leader must do what he had derided, while Iran’s leader calls for ban on big gatherings to stem a rise in infections

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Japan hospitals cut staff bonuses as coronavirus drives New! 2020-07-13 05:00:57TOKYO - About a third of Japanese medical institutions are cutting summer bonuses to staff, a trade union said on Monday (July 13), as many hospitals

Hong Kong expected to toughen social-distancing measures after New! 2020-07-13 03:37:31Hong Kong recorded 50 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, according to a medical source, and the government was expected to announce a tightening of soci

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol New! 2020-07-13 03:30:25Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as a symbol of world unit

China's TikTok enters race to digitise Indonesian SMEs New! 2020-07-13 03:24:08TikTok, one of the world’s fastest-growing social media platforms, has entered the race to digitise pandemic-worn small and medium enterprises (

'Thailand's Bruce Willis' cop shoots himself dead in New! 2020-07-13 03:20:15A police captain, who was dubbed “Thailand’s Bruce Willis” because he looked like the Hollywood star, killed himself after an appare

Nearly one-third of tourism-related businesses in Thailand 'may New! 2020-07-13 02:16:32About one-third of tourism business operators in Thailand will run out of liquidity to keep their businesses afloat in the second half of 2020, Touris

Coronavirus: 1 in 3 South Korean Covid-19 patients New! 2020-07-13 01:42:07SEOUL - One in three South Korean patients seriously ill with Covid-19 showed an improvement in their condition after being given Gilead Sciences's a

Funeral of Seoul mayor held amid allegations of New! 2020-07-13 01:38:14SEOUL - Friends, family and colleagues attended the small funeral on Monday (July 13) for the long-time mayor of Seoul, one of the country's most pro

Coronavirus: WHO urges Indonesia to test more suspected New! 2020-07-13 01:10:45The World Health Organisation has urged Indonesia to perform more Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests on people suspected to have the illne

Indonesian victims of domestic violence struggle to access 2020-07-12 23:18:00“She would send WhatsApp messages to our hotline early in the morning or at noon, when her husband was asleep,” said Uli Pangaribuan, a la

Thailand: Woman and 2 cats found dead in 2020-07-11 02:07:00In a suspected case of suicide, a woman was found dead along with two cats in the bathroom of her apartment in Lat Phrao. Phaholyothin Police Station

Thailand: Education ministry warns teachers on cutting students’ 2020-07-11 01:58:00The Education Ministry has instructed schools nationwide to follow its new regulations on students’ hairstyles, after the issue triggered a nati