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(Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the "highest bidder," saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic.
BENGALURU, July 11 (Reuters): Rice export prices in Thailand dropped to their lowest level in four months this week, amid weakness in the domestic currency and sluggish demand, while Vietnamese rates rose after incessant rains sparked concerns about harvest in the country.
(Reuters) - The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 228,102 in 24 hours.
LONDON (Reuters) - English rugby's Premiership will resume on Aug. 14 and the remaining nine rounds of matches will be crammed into six weeks, before the playoffs and final on Oct 24 - less than a month before the next season kicks off at the end of November.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has suspended its anti-corruption chief pending the conclusion of investigations, the attorney general's office said on Friday, without elaborating.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - An "angry and gutted" Stuart Broad sought reassurance about his England future after being dropped for the ongoing series opener against West Indies, the 34-year-old quick said on Friday.
NANNING, July 10 (Xinhua): The 17th China-ASEAN Expo has been postponed until further notice due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, according to a meeting of senior officials held Thursday.
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana said on Friday it had received test results from samples sent to Zimbabwe to determine the cause of death of hundreds of elephants but is waiting for more results from South Africa next week before sharing findings with the public.
VIENNA (Reuters) - The illegal global trade in ivory has shrunk while the trafficking of pangolins has soared, a U.N. report on wildlife crime based on four years' data said on Friday.
BEIJING (AP): Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday (July 10) on worries economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries.