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Philippine Prison Riot Reportedly Leaves 9 Dead: Police

MANILA: A riot erupted at a crowded prison in the Philippine capital before dawn on Friday, killing at least nine inmates, reported Xinhua news...

CDC Says Coronavirus Can Sometimes Spread Through Airborne Transmission

WASHINGTON: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday issued an updated guidance saying the novel coronavirus can sometimes spread through...

Lee Hsien Loong sworn in as Singapore Prime Minister

SINGAPORE: People's Action Party (PAP) secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong was sworn in as Singapore Prime Minister at a ceremony held at the Istana today. The...

COVID-19: Jokowi urges Indonesians not to ‘balik kampung’ for Aidilfitri

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) wants Indonesians to forgo the "balik kampung” to celebrate Aidilfitri in May to curb the spread of COVID-19...

Global death toll from coronavirus surpass 30,000

ANKARA: The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 30,000 on Saturday, reported Anadolu Agency citing data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. Italy,...

US COVID-19 outbreak crosses 100,000 threshold

WASHINGTON: The US crossed a somber threshold Friday with a private tally counting over 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country as leaders struggle...

COVID-19: More than 3 bln told to stay home worldwide as death toll passes...

PARIS: More than three billion people have been asked to stay at home in almost 70 countries and territories as governments battle the coronavirus...

Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide exceeds 372,000, over 16,000 died — WHO

The number of people infected with the new type of corona virus worldwide has exceeded 372,000, over 16,000 have died, the World Health Organisation...

Japanese Prime Minister Abe says Tokyo Olympics postponement possible

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Parliament on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games could be postponed because of the global spread of...

Philippines Reports 73 New Coronavirus Cases, Six More Deaths

MANILA: The Philippines reported 73 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 380, the health ministry said on Sunday. It also announced six more deaths...

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