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Asia Pacific shares mostly higher as investors await New! 2020-04-09 00:16:57The U.S. unemployment claims report for the week ended April 4 is set to be out at 8:30 a.m. ET Thursday, with more than five million expected to have

Coronavirus could spark a financial crisis for struggling New! 2020-04-09 00:10:12The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic could cascade from a health catastrophe into a financial crisis in countries struggling to cope, Singa

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea reports 39 new New! 2020-04-09 00:07:45Altogether, South Korea has reported 10,423 cases of infection and 204 people have succumbed to the illness caused by the virus, according to the Kore

Thailand needs more cooperation from its citizens to New! 2020-04-08 23:46:42According to Charnvirakul, intensive measures announced last month have helped control the spread of the coronavirus but social distancing efforts nee

Global coronavirus cases cross 1.5 million, 2.4 million New! 2020-04-08 22:51:59As of Wednesday, COVID-19 has infected more than 1,504,900 people around the world and killed at least 87,984 people.

WHO chief addresses death threats, racist insults: 'I New! 2020-04-08 20:28:58"We care about the life passing every single minute unnecessarily because we couldn't unite to fight this virus," he said.

White House officials see 'real evidence' that coronvirus New! 2020-04-08 20:28:27Birx said the New York metropolitan area, which includes Northern New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island, is still reporting roughly 11,000 new case

Trump escalates tension with World Health Organization over New! 2020-04-08 20:07:41Trump complained Wednesday that China contributes "a small fraction" of the amount of funding the U.S. sends to the WHO every year.

As Trump attacks, WHO warns against politicizing coronavirus New! 2020-04-08 18:41:08President Donald Trump criticized the international agency's response to the outbreak, saying the WHO "really called, I would say, every aspect of i

New York Gov. Cuomo says state won't return New! 2020-04-08 16:53:00Cuomo announced that 779 people in the state had died of the coronavirus – the highest daily death count yet.

WHO officials are investigating human transmission of the New! 2020-04-08 14:06:44"There are several groups that are conducting investigations in animals to really understand how pets are infected," WHO's Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove s

Watch live: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy holds New! 2020-04-08 13:07:11New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is holding his daily press conference on the COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected more than 44,400 people as of Wednesday

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Today's Headlines: Hospitals say the feds seized their 2020-04-08 08:00:20Hospital and clinic officials say the federal government has taken their orders of critical supplies with no explanation.

Column One: Pet parents rejoice: These new products 2020-04-08 06:00:48Some of the many new contraptions on the market for pets -- or are they really for pet owners?

Is that a cricket in the dog bowl? 2020-04-08 06:00:08The pet food aisle is about to grow with dog food made from crickets, Serrano bone treats and cat food designed to curtail allergens.

Taliban reportedly kills at least 7 civilians in 2020-04-08 05:14:17Insurgents attacked security forces in northern Balkh province and abducted the civilians, later killing them, local officials said.

Coronavirus outbreak poses dilemma for Palestinians working in 2020-04-08 03:36:30Tens of thousands of Palestinian laborers working inside Israel can no longer travel back and forth from their homes in the occupied West Bank.

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party, despite 2020-04-08 01:27:44A raucous beach party thrown by several children of Venezuela’s ruling elite has led to a cluster of coronavirus cases.

'A crisis within a crisis': Black Americans face 2020-04-07 22:18:02In Illinois, Louisiana and Michigan, African Americans are dying at higher rates than whites from coronavirus.

Coronavirus has led to thousands of early releases 2020-04-07 21:22:46More states are releasing prisoners due to coronavirus. Not Arizona.

A look at coronavirus masks around the world 2020-04-07 20:23:20There's a global shortage of COVID-19 face masks — so people around the world are getting creative in making their own.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hit disproportionately hard by Israel's coronavirus 2020-04-07 20:20:32Insular, traditional Jewish community, resistant to state authority, sees spike in COVID-19 cases in Israel.

In El Salvador, gangs are enforcing the coronavirus 2020-04-07 17:38:23Street gangs in El Salvador have turned from extortion and killing to enforcing social distancing restrictions, often with threats and baseball bats.

Love him or hate him, Brits rally around 2020-04-07 16:42:26Normally a divisive figure, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is receiving support even from opponents as he battles COVID-19.

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South Sudan's Porous Borders Reduce COVID-19 Protective Measures New! 2020-04-08 23:01:04Activists criticize government for failing to stop people from illegally crossing into the country

Trump Optimistic on COVID-19 Recovery New! 2020-04-08 22:39:00The White House lowers projected US death toll from coronavirus

How Trump Amassed Power in Battling the Coronavirus Pandemic     New! 2020-04-08 21:31:50The administration now has the power to arrest and immediately deport undocumented immigrants based on the need to protect public health

Brazil Turns to Local Industry to Build Ventilators New! 2020-04-08 21:27:06Outcome uncertain amid intense competition for medical supplies during pandemic

Saudi-led Coalition Announces Cease-fire in Yemen War New! 2020-04-08 21:26:50Move aims to facilitate talks sponsored by UN special envoy for a permanent cease-fire

Trump Confirms US ‘Holding Back’ Funding for WHO New! 2020-04-08 21:11:08Head of World Health Organization says politicizing response amid pandemic will mean more ‘body bags’

Virus Outbreak Gives Tech Darlings a Harsh Reality New! 2020-04-08 20:39:49Lockdowns hit startups like Lyft, Airbnb hard

Linda Tripp, Whose Tapes Exposed Clinton Scandal, Dies New! 2020-04-08 20:39:28In August 1994, Tripp became a public affairs specialist at the Pentagon, where Lewinsky worked after being a White House intern

Lebanon Activists Launch Coronavirus Community Support Initiatives New! 2020-04-08 19:52:16Some hope social solidarity and community outreach during the pandemic could increase people’s political awareness to demand swift government re

Countries Start Thinking About Easing Up on COVID-19 Restrictions 
  New! 2020-04-08 19:49:18Politicians and health officials warn that the crisis is far from over despite signs of progress, and a catastrophic second wave could hit if countrie

Immigrant Doctors Say Visa Restrictions Limit Them in New! 2020-04-08 17:33:33Immigrant doctors are being trained in the United States and stand ready to do more to help, but many are legally constrained

New York's 'Corona Community Chorus' Aims to Unite New! 2020-04-08 17:19:13Each Sunday, the chorus members gather online to sing


Thailand reports 111 new coronavirus cases, 3 more 2020-04-08 05:56:42BANGKOK - Thailand on Wednesday (April 8) reported 111 new coronavirus cases and 3 more deaths. The dead included a 48-year-old Russian, a 69-year-ol

Philippines reports 5 new deaths, 106 more coronavirus 2020-04-08 05:38:58MANILA - The Philippines' health ministry said on Wednesday (April 8) the coronavirus outbreak has killed five more people, with 106 additional

How the coronavirus might change the world for 2020-04-08 04:22:42The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on an unprecedented scale. With nearly 70,000 deaths and an impending global economic meltdown, the world

Chiang Mai halts alcohol sales to fight Covid-19 2020-04-08 04:16:48Chiang Mai is banning alcohol sales from April 10 to 20 in its battle with Covid-19, according to an order issued on Tuesday by Governor Charoenrit Sa

Lost and found: Hong Kong schoolgirl reported missing 2020-04-08 04:15:05A schoolgirl reported missing more than three months ago has finally been found by police - not due to an investigation, but because of a prank. The

Wear face masks in public or be fined: 2020-04-08 04:04:49Phuket Governor Phakkhaphong Thawiphat ordered all residents and travellers in the province to wear sanitary or cloth face masks when in public or fac

Only 200 people to be allowed to enter 2020-04-08 03:48:39The Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement saying not more than 200 people will be allowed to enter the country each day. The statement came afte

Daily roundup: How to wash your reusable face 2020-04-08 03:45:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. How to wash your reusable face mask to ensure it's clean and virus-free Since last

Thais stranded in Tokyo airport plead for help 2020-04-08 03:30:55Five Thai exchange students, who on their way back from the United States found themselves stranded in Tokyo's Haneda Airport, are pleading for help.

Covid-19: Jakarta to tighten mobility restrictions 2020-04-08 03:08:29The Jakarta administration will tighten measures to restrict people's movements after being granted permission by the central government to implement

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as coronavirus 2020-04-07 06:30:59MUMBAI - Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for US$4 billi

Osaka University creates face shield using clear file 2020-04-07 06:00:29Amid a shortage of masks and goggles at medical facilities worldwide due to the new coronavirus outbreak, Osaka University and Charmant, a major manuf

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