Libyan army repels enemy attack

Credit to Author: Xinhua| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:12:38 +0000

TRIPOLI: Libya’s east-based army said it had repelled an attack by the forces of the rival United Nations (UN)-backed government on Alwatya air base, some 130 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. The UN-backed government’s forces suffered great losses to the east-based army, Ahmad al-Mismari, spokesman of the army, told a press conference in the […]

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Pandemic is accelerating, WHO warns

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:53:09 +0000

LONDON: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the coronavirus pandemic was clearly “accelerating.” The number of coronavirus deaths has topped 16,500 with more than 378,000 declared infections in 174 countries and territories. Tedros said it took 67 days from the beginning of the outbreak in China in December for the virus to infect […]

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Yemen war torturing children – group

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:05:23 +0000

DUBAI: The long war in Yemen has had a “devastating impact” on the mental health of children, with more than half saying they feel sad and depressed, Save the Children said. The government — backed by a Saudi-led military coalition — has been battling the Iran-aligned Huthi rebels for more than five years in a […]

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:59:57 +0000

The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 14,600 people worldwide, and it has sickened more than 335,000. Leaders in the US are hammering out a rescue package that could be worth nearly $2 trillion, while the death toll in Italy soars again. What’s happening today: — Italy’s coronavirus infections continue to soar, with […]

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Daphne Brahman: Happiness in the time of COVID? Maybe not, but we can try

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 22:02:54 +0000

“Loneliness was a huge public health problem already. And that will be vastly increased with this crisis,” says Elizabeth Dunn, a University of British Columbia psychologist and happiness researcher.

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1B locked down, deaths hit 13,000

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:15:26 +0000

ROME: Nearly 1 billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record. The raging pandemic has forced lockdowns in 35 countries across the globe, disrupting lives, travel and businesses as governments scramble to […]

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Face mask now world’s greatest commodity

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:14:40 +0000

HONG KONG: Hong Konger Adrian Chan is hunting for face masks to send to his parents in Canada, an increasingly common sight in a city once stalked by shortages and now trying to lend a hand as the coronavirus spreads overseas. The international financial hub was one of the first places hit as the virus […]

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Osaka, HK most expensive places – mag

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:13:16 +0000

Hong Kong, Singapore and Osaka are the most expensive cities to live in, according to the latest edition of The Economist‘s Worldwide Cost of Living report. Osaka joins last year’s chart-toppers Hong Kong and Singapore, and knocks Paris, which shared the top spot, down to fifth place on the index. Currency shifts are cited as […]

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India executes four for gang rape

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:12:56 +0000

NEW DELHI: India executed four men on Friday for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. The four were hanged before dawn at Tihar Jail in the Indian capital, the head of the prison, Sandeep Goel, told Agence France-Presse, in India’s […]

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