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N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's army said on Thursday it had killed as many as 1,000 Boko Haram fighters and lost 52 of its own soldiers in a 10-day old operation that followed the jihadist group's deadliest-ever attack on national forces.
WUHAN, China (Reuters) - Tentative signs of normal life are returning to Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic was first documented, after a 76-day lockdown that turned it into a virtual ghost town.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday rolled out a broad, US$2.3 trillion effort to bolster local governments and small and mid-sized businesses in its latest move to keep the U.S. economy intact as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan has evoked Turkey's war of independence in calls for unity against the coronavirus, but opposition parties say their exclusion from fund-raising efforts and the detention of government critics is instead fuelling division.
ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government on Thursday won a confidence vote in the Senate on an emergency decree that lays out measures worth 25 billion euros ($28 billion) to support the economy battered by a severe COVID-19 outbreak.
HO CHI MINH (Vietnam News/ANN): With South-east Asia facing a funding deficit to meet its burgeoning energy and infrastructure needs, the region needs stronger coordination, skills and transparency in elevating sustainable projects to investors, according to the findings of a report by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).
Everything feels strange, unusual and quite frankly unbelievable. However, there is also a feeling that we have seen it unfold before. On our televisions or in cinemas – we have seen many movies depicting the circumstances unfolding now.
GAZA/WEST BANK (Reuters) - Political and physical divisions between Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have induced two very different responses to the coronavirus pandemic, with a strict lockdown in the first and crowds milling about freely in the second.
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): One of the main focuses of the latest stimulus package announced by the Hong Kong government is to help people keep their jobs and potentially create some as well, said convener of the Executive Council Bernard Chan.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Antigraft activists have called on the government to be transparent in the disbursement of the recently unveiled Rp 405.1 trillion (US$24.68 billion) Covid-19 economic stimulus in order to avoid the pitfalls of past corruption cases in 2008 and in 1998.