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JAKARTA: Poaching and habitat loss have decimated Indonesia's orangutan population, but now the Covid-19 (coronavirus) has emerged as another potential deadly threat to the critically endangered species. While there have been no confirmed cases of transmission from humans to the fuzzy-haired apes, they share 97% of our DNA.
BEIJING/TOKYO/HONG KONG/ROME/MUMBAI: Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute Saturday (April 4) to victims of the coronavirus pandemic including the health care "martyrs” who have died while fighting to save others.
TEHERAN: The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Iran reached 55,743 on Saturday (April 4), with an increase of 2,560 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figure from Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is likely to trade relatively stable against the US dollar next week at a range level of between 4.25 and 4.45, said FXTM’s market analyst Han Tan
The double-edged sword of living through a pandemic in the age of rapid communications is that effective information is accessible – but so is fake news that has resulted in wasteful distractions, unnecessary panic, and in some instances, actual harm to health and wellbeing.
BEIJING/NEW YORK: Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the world economy nosedived.
NEW YORK: Wall Street's main indexes fell more than 1.5% on Friday as the coronavirus abruptly ended a record U.S. job growth streak of 113 months, intensifying fears of a deep economic slowdown.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Upmarket restaurants are delivering free meals to the elderly, while a fashion firm donates face masks. A business consultancy calls on its clients to donate hygiene products and artisanal soap shops gift their wares to low income households.
(Reuters) - Republican legislative leaders in Wisconsin rejected Democratic Governor Tony Evers' call on Friday to cancel in-person voting and delay next week's presidential primary, saying it must proceed despite fears about the coronavirus pandemic.
SOPO, Colombia (Reuters) - Carrying small children in their arms or lugging suitcases, the Venezuelan migrants trudged along the shoulder of the highway that runs northeast out of Colombia's capital Bogota, the first steps on a long and unexpected journey home.