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(Reuters) - Britain's Ben Ainslie has described Team New Zealand (TNZ) as the "All Blacks of the sailing world" in a nod to their dominant rugby team, as he highlighted the challenge of dethroning the America's Cup holders next year.
MUMBAI, India (Reuters) - India, the country hardest hit in Asia by the coronavirus pandemic, reported on Friday a record daily jump in infections, taking its total number of cases over two million, as government struggled to contain the spread amid striking health workers.
DAKAR (Reuters) - A boat carrying around 40 migrants and refugees has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.
DAR ES SALAAM, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's weather authorities on Thursday issued an alert over a five-day severe weather impact of strong winds and large waves along the entire east African nation's coastal line.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Two rescue workers were killed and five were missing in South Korea on Thursday after their boats overturned in floodwaters, Yonhap news agency reported, as heavy rain across the Korean peninsula threatened to bring new floods and landslides.
BANGKOK (Xinhua: A group of 14 foreign divers have joined in an undersea mission to search for the bodies of three missing people after a ferry boat capsized near Koh Samui island in southern Thailand, said a senior government official on Wednesday (Aug 5).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have assured scientists that political pressure will not determine when a coronavirus vaccine is approved even as the White House hopes to have one ready ahead of the November presidential election, the country's leading infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday.
BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- With the commissioning of China's self-developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), the concept of "BDS plus" is catching on. The navigation system's wide application in agriculture, transportation, and environmental protection is leading ordinary Chinese people to a better life.
COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya on Wednesday said that the parliamentary elections held during the day ended peacefully as the voting concluded at 5 p.m. local time with over a 70 percent voter turnout reported from across the country.
(Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA's first crew to fly a privately built vehicle into orbit, recounted on Tuesday the loud, jarring ride they experienced through Earth's atmosphere before a safe landing at sea.