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COVID-19: One year later – WHO Director-General’s new year message

As people around the world celebrated New Year's Eve 12 months ago, a new global threat emerged.

January 01, 2021

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Girl, 2, rescued after 91 hours trapped under rubble in Turkey

Rescuers found Ayda Gezgin next to a sturdy dishwasher that apparently shielded her from the impact of the damage. Rescue workers called the space she was lying in a "life triangle."

November 05, 2020

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN World Food Programme

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the WFP had acted "as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".

October 09, 2020

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D614G : Malaysia detects new coronavirus strain that is 10 times more infectious

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia has detected a strain of the new coronavirus that’s been found to be 10 times more infectious.

August 18, 2020

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India looks to make $25B from defense production by 2025

The Indian government on Monday introduced a new draft policy that sets a $25 billion defense production target, including making $5 billion from exports, by 2025.

August 11, 2020

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Kozhikode plane crash: Flight was shaking, it was a nightmare, recount survivors

Survivors of the Air India Express plane crash recounted on Saturday the horror and ordeal that unfolded as the aircraft with 190 people on board skidded off the runaway at the Kozhikode airport and broke into two, killing at least 18 people.

August 09, 2020

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Oxford University expert believes

Coronavirus may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when environmental conditions were right for it to thrive - rather than starting in China, an Oxford University expert believes.

July 06, 2020

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Pandemic a ‘perfect storm’ for South Asia, World Bank says

South Asia is on course for its worst economic performance in 40 years, with decades of progress in the battle against poverty at risk, because of coronavirus, the World Bank said Sunday.

April 14, 2020

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Scientists Have Reported The First Case Of The Coronavirus Spreading From A Dead Body

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April 14, 2020

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Sri Lanka Urges Middle East to Maintain Peace

Foreign Relations Ministry states today that the Government is deeply concerned about growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a senior Iranian leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s top security and intelligence commander.

January 07, 2020

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Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka an ‘utterly barbaric’ attack – Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales denounced the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka as an “utterly barbaric attack”, as he attended a Tamil Christian church service.

December 21, 2019

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Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or 'stop complaining'

Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December.

November 27, 2019

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Hong Kong protests: Man dies after being hit 'by hard object' during protests

A 70-year-old man has died in Hong Kong after being struck on the head during clashes between government supporters and protesters.

November 15, 2019

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Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.

November 06, 2019

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Huge wildfire advances across Brazil's wetlands

A 50 kilometre-long (31 mile) wildfire is advancing across Brazil's Pantanal wetlands.

November 01, 2019

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Turkey Syria offensive: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after deal

The US is lifting sanctions imposed on Turkey nine days ago over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, President Donald Trump says.

October 24, 2019

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Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.

October 14, 2019

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Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: More than 100 dead in fresh India flood chaos

More than 100 people have died due to flooding caused by heavy rains in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, officials have said.

September 30, 2019

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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas defends hurricane response

Authorities in the Bahamas have defended their response to Hurricane Dorian after it hit the island last week.

September 09, 2019

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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to be ‘staggering’

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be "staggering", the country's government has warned as aid efforts are being stepped up.

September 06, 2019

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Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated as MPs take control

Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

September 04, 2019

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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas battered by 'monster' storm

The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.

September 02, 2019

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Amazon fires: G7 leaders close to agreeing plan to help, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday a deal to provide "technical and financial help" was close.

August 26, 2019

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Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency.

August 21, 2019

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Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said.

August 13, 2019

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China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast

Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Saturday.

August 09, 2019

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Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office

The new Conservative leader will take office on Wednesday afternoon following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

July 24, 2019

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South Africa's Jacob Zuma says corruption allegations are 'a conspiracy'

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the political scene.

July 15, 2019