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MANILA (Xinhua): The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 115,980 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,462 new cases on Wednesday (Aug 5).
Germany's huge coronavirus rescue packages have won praise at home and abroad but single mothers are feeling like they're slipping through the cracks.
(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.
WASHINGTON/LONDON/SYDNEY: Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd is seeking protection from creditors in the United States under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, which allows a foreign debtor to shield assets in this country, according to a court filing on Tuesday.
NEW YORK: Wall Street ended higher after a choppy session on Tuesday, lifted by Apple and energy stocks but limited by declines in AIG and Microsoft while investors awaited more U.S. government stimulus to fight economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
PETALING JAYA: Former international A. Arul Selvaraj has been a national hockey stalwart for years, with 85 caps, but he has never played in the Olympics, only in the qualifiers.
TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua): The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 309 new daily Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, according to preliminary figures as of 3:00 p.m. local time, with the figure marking the eighth straight day cases have topped 200 in the capital.
TOKYO, Aug 3 (Reuters): Japan's multibillion-dollar campaign aimed at reviving domestic tourism is ill-timed and not the best use of taxpayer money, said Yutaka Harada, a former central bank board member and vocal advocate of premier Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" policies.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will make mask-wearing compulsory in all indoor public spaces and also in outdoor spaces where proper social distancing cannot be observed, its deputy civil protection minister said on Friday, following a further rise in COVID-19 infections.
CHANGCHUN, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Summer is usually the harvesting season for grapes. But vineyard owner Jin Yinhao in northeast China's Jilin Province has to wait for another five months before he can have the fruits picked.