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106 U.S. army soldiers undergo alternative state quarantine upon arrival to Thailand

BANGKOK, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 106 U.S. army soldiers are undergoing an alternative state quarantine upon arrival to Thailand under the host country's anti-pandemic measures, confirmed an army colonel on Monday.


Landslides kill 10 in Nepal as heavy rains take toll in South Asia

KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides on Monday that killed eight labourers at a construction site and two members of a family, taking the toll in floods and landslides to 177 since late May.


Israeli army says hits squad placing explosives along Syria frontier

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli army on Monday said it had fired at and hit a group of militants placing explosives along the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights.


Mexico nabs 'El Marro', fuel theft king blamed for surge in drug violence

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican security forces on Sunday captured Jose Antonio Yepez, a notorious drug gang leader and fuel thief blamed for fanning a sharp surge in violence that has severely tested the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.


Thai army suspends U.S. training plans after soldiers contract COVID-19

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has suspended plans for its army to undertake joint training with the U.S. military after nine Thai soldiers tested positive for coronavirus upon returning from Hawaii, the defence ministry said on Sunday.


Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 15 in northern Cameroon

DOUALA (Reuters) - Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed 15 people and wounded six others in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon on Sunday, a security source and a local official told Reuters.


U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese company over abuse of Uighurs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States intensified its economic pressure on China's Xinjiang province on Friday, imposing sanctions on a powerful Chinese company and two officials for what it said were human rights abuses against Uighurs and other ethnic minorities.


Trump planning for U.S. rollout of coronavirus vaccine falling short, officials warn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As scientists and pharmaceutical companies work at breakneck speed to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, public health officials and senior U.S. lawmakers are sounding alarms about the Trump administration's lack of planning for its nationwide distribution.