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HONG KONG, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong on Saturday reported the highest number of daily new cases of COVID-19 in about three months, with the authorities toughening up measures to fend off a new wave of the coronavirus outbreak.
Some 500 years ago, a seafarer sent by the Spanish monarchy became the first man to sail around the southern tip of South America. In his search for spices, Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan discovered the western route from Europe to Asia and proved in the process that the Earth is round.
PETALING JAYA: National sailor Khairulnizam Afendy is relieved to be in “good company” in his preparations for a third Olympics campaign in Tokyo next year.
Singapore: Covid-19 under control as country moves into Phase 3; Saturday (Oct 31) sees 12 imported cases
SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (The Straits Times/ANN): Having endured months of restrictions, everyone wants to move on, but a nasty, crafty bug stands ready to pounce
TOKYO (Reuters) - Basing Japan's missile defence systems at sea may cost at least twice as much to complete as its now-abandoned plans for Aegis Ashore ground-based sites and delay it to 2028, a person with knowledge of the plans told Reuters.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed support on Sunday for 18 fishermen held in Libya, weighing in on a standoff between Italy and the administration of Khalifa Haftar, one of the North African country's two rival leaders.
HANOI (Reuters) - At least 17 people have been killed by floods in Vietnam's central provinces in the past week and 13 are still missing, state media said on Sunday as the country braced for another tropical storm.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Before a U.S. federal judge on Thursday halted the work of a Trump administration law enforcement commission - saying it had violated public meetings laws - the panel had been warned about shutting out public input by several of its own participants, internal records reviewed by Reuters show.
TOKYO (Reuters): Japan's military has asked Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's new government for its ninth straight annual budget increase, including funds to begin development of an advanced stealth fighter to counter new aircraft being deployed by China.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's military has asked Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's new government for its ninth straight annual budget increase, including funds to begin development of an advanced stealth fighter to counter new aircraft being deployed by China.