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LONDON, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Another 19,790 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 873,800, according to official figures released Sunday.
BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- The total outstanding debt of China's local governments stood within the official limit at 25.58 trillion yuan (about 3.84 trillion U.S. dollars) at the end of September, according to the Ministry of Finance.
KUMBA, Cameroon (Reuters) - A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday from wounds sustained when gunmen stormed a school in the South West Region of Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire on the children, taking the death toll to seven with 12 injured.
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy reported a new daily record of 21,273 coronavirus cases with 128 deaths, health ministry figures showed on Sunday as the government tightened restrictions further to try to bring the accelerating rise in case numbers under control.
SEOUL -- Lee Kun-hee, chairman of South Korea's tech behemoth Samsung Electronics, died at the age of 78 in Seoul on Sunday, leaving his heirs faced with a huge inheritance tax for succession.
MADRID, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Sunday announced a State of Alarm in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus, days after Spain became the first European Union state to pass the grim one-million-case mark.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Polls have opened in Chile for a referendum on whether the Pinochet-era constitution should be torn up and replaced by a fresh charter drafted by citizens, a key demand in protests that erupted last year.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a new state of emergency on Sunday in an effort to curb soaring coronavirus infections, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions in certain cases.
LOS ANGELES/JEDDAH (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's Jockey Club cancelled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run.