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World 26 Oct 2020 | 4:56 AM

2nd LD Writethru: "Honest Thief" tops North American box office for 2nd weekend in a row

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Open Road Films' action thriller "Honest Thief" topped the weekend for the second week in a row in North America with 2.35 million U.S. dollars from 2,502 locations, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.

World 24 Oct 2020 | 12:00 AM

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Oct. 23

CANBERRA -- Leaders of seven of Australia's eight states and territories have agreed in principle to a plan to open their borders by the end of this year.

World 21 Oct 2020 | 6:14 AM

Spotlight: Europeans urged to take responsibility, make sacrifice to overcome virus

BRUSSELS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Leaders and experts in Europe are calling on citizens to take responsibility and make sacrifice so as to help contain a record increase of new coronavirus cases in many European countries.

World 20 Oct 2020 | 6:41 AM

Ireland declares highest-level response to COVID-19

DUBLIN, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin on Monday night declared that the whole country will move to the highest Level-5 response to deal with the deteriorating COVID-19 situation.

World 20 Oct 2020 | 2:35 AM

Roundup: Italy boosts testing capacity as virus resurgence abates

ROME, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Italy's strategy to tackle the second coronavirus wave focuses on large-scale testing, top experts noted on Monday, as official statistics showed a slight slowdown in daily case numbers.

World 19 Oct 2020 | 6:21 AM

2nd LD Writethru: "Honest Thief" tops North American weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Open Road Films' action thriller "Honest Thief" sprinted to the top of North American box office with 3.7 million U.S. dollars from 2,425 theaters in its second weekend.

World 19 Oct 2020 | 12:13 AM

UK records another 16,982 new coronavirus cases with 67 deaths

LONDON, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Another 16,982 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 722,409, according to official figures released Sunday.

World 17 Oct 2020 | 5:33 AM

Belgium to introduce curfew to curb COVID-19 spread

BRUSSELS, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced here on Friday stricter measures, including a nation-wide curfew, to limit the spread of COVID-19 at the end of a meeting of the Consultation Committee.

World 16 Oct 2020 | 5:17 PM

Christmas in danger as Santa's Lapland home feels pandemic chill

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) - Christmas is coming, but in Santa's home village in northern Finland, the COVID pandemic means that the flocks of tourists who usually start to make merry in Rovaniemi at this time of year are not.