UN urges help for coronavirus-stranded ship crews

NEW YORK: Seafarers should be classified as "key workers", United Nations member states urged on Tuesday (Dec 1), with the hope that could help clear a way home for about 400,000 of them stuck at sea due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A resolution adopted by 193 nations "urges member states to ...

UN urges help for coronavirus-stranded ship crews
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US Senate leader McConnell urges new COVID-19 aid in broad funding bill

US Senate leader McConnell urges new COVID-19 aid in broad funding bill
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The US Congress should include a fresh wave of coronavirus stimulus in a must-pass US$1.4 ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:55:38 +0800

US scientists developing nasal spray to prevent COVID-19

US scientists developing nasal spray to prevent COVID-19
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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the biotech firm Regeneron are investigating whether ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:47:59 +0800

Baby among five killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

Baby among five killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany
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A baby was among five people killed when a car tore through a pedestrian ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:46:02 +0800

Trump to meet next week with industry, government officials on COVID-19 vaccine

Trump to meet next week with industry, government officials on COVID-19 vaccine
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President Donald Trump will gather leaders from industry and government next week for a ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:42:13 +0800

Madrid region inaugurates COVID-19 hospital, unions protest lack of staff

Madrid region inaugurates COVID-19 hospital, unions protest lack of staff
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The Madrid region on Tuesday inaugurated a 100-million-euro hospital to treat COVID-19 patients, though ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:38:20 +0800

US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud

US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud
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US Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has found no ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:25:59 +0800

New COVID-19 cases in France stay below 10,000 for third day

New COVID-19 cases in France stay below 10,000 for third day
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French health authorities on Tuesday reported 8,083 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:09:37 +0800

Members worry EU will bend as Brexit talks run out of road

Members worry EU will bend as Brexit talks run out of road
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EU member states on Tuesday warned European negotiators not to lose their nerve in ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 04:55:40 +0800

Baby among four killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

Baby among four killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany
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At least two people were killed and several injured when a car drove through ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 04:30:45 +0800

UN pleads with Ethiopia for refugee access as food runs out

UN pleads with Ethiopia for refugee access as food runs out
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The United Nations on Tuesday pleaded with Ethiopia to allow aid for long-standing refugee ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 03:50:30 +0800

US reveals rapid rollout plan for vaccine after record COVID-19 surge

US reveals rapid rollout plan for vaccine after record COVID-19 surge
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US officials on Monday (Dec 1) unveiled details for the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 03:21:51 +0800

Trump family urges US appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration

Trump family urges US appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration
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A lawyer for Donald Trump on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to halt ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 03:03:53 +0800

US accuses China of 'flagrant' North Korea violations, offers US$5 million reward

US accuses China of 'flagrant' North Korea violations, offers US$5 million reward
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The United States accused China on Tuesday (Dec 1) of "flagrant violation" of its ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 01:53:20 +0800

In Brazil, Santa not coming to town as pandemic hits

In Brazil, Santa not coming to town as pandemic hits
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SAO PAULO: Christmas wasn't just a time to be merry ...

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020 01:20:33 +0800

COVID-19 vaccine sprint as Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna seek emergency EU approval

COVID-19 vaccine sprint as Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna seek emergency EU approval
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Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are in a tight race to launch their COVID-19 vaccines in ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 21:57:21 +0800

Bosnia's 'Oxygen Man' brings cheer, and supplies, to COVID-19 patients

Bosnia's 'Oxygen Man' brings cheer, and supplies, to COVID-19 patients
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Miralem Sabic Mika, known as the "Oxygen Man" in his native town of Konjic, ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:51:51 +0800

Mum in Sweden arrested for locking son up for decades

Mum in Sweden arrested for locking son up for decades
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A mother in Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of locking her son inside ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:41:28 +0800

European agency to decide on Pfizer's vaccine by Dec 29, Moderna's by Jan 12

European agency to decide on Pfizer's vaccine by Dec 29, Moderna's by Jan 12
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Pfizer Inc and BioNTech have applied to the European drugs regulator for conditional authorization ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:44:54 +0800

Pfizer, BioNTech apply for EU emergency authorisation for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer, BioNTech apply for EU emergency authorisation for COVID-19 vaccine
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Pfizer Inc and BioNTech have applied to the European drugs regulator for conditional authorization ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:33:04 +0800

Azerbaijani forces raise flag in last district handed back by Armenia

Azerbaijani forces raise flag in last district handed back by Armenia
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Azerbaijani soldiers on Tuesday hoisted their country's flag in the final district given up ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:20:45 +0800

Viral photo of Texas doctor comforting elderly COVID-19 patient highlights toll of isolation

Viral photo of Texas doctor comforting elderly COVID-19 patient highlights toll of isolation
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WASHINGTON: Joseph Varon, a doctor treating coronavirus patients at a Texas hospital, was working his 252nd ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:57:24 +0800

Twitter rejects call to remove Chinese official's fake Australian troops tweet

Twitter rejects call to remove Chinese official's fake Australian troops tweet
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Twitter on Tuesday rebuffed Australian calls to remove a Beijing official's incendiary tweet targeting ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:05:15 +0800

UN sees emergency aid needs exploding due to COVID-19 pandemic

UN sees emergency aid needs exploding due to COVID-19 pandemic
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GENEVA: The United Nations said on Tuesday (Dec 1) that US$35 billion would be needed ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:35:55 +0800

'I died too': A year after COVID-19 outbreak, Wuhan kin struggle to move on

'I died too': A year after COVID-19 outbreak, Wuhan kin struggle to move on
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Wuhan native Liu Pei'en shut down his investment business and converted to Buddhism to ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:21:56 +0800

Unilever to trial four-day work week in New Zealand

Unilever to trial four-day work week in New Zealand
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Unilever New Zealand said on Tuesday it would trial a four-day work week for ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:14:00 +0800

Syria graduate doctors set to battle COVID-19 in rebel hub

Syria graduate doctors set to battle COVID-19 in rebel hub
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AZAZ, Syria: Mohammed Mostafa al-Mohammed started studying medicine in rebel-held northern Syria to help ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:05:52 +0800

Climate groups take on Shell in landmark Dutch case

Climate groups take on Shell in landmark Dutch case
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Environmental groups will face off against Shell at a Dutch court Tuesday in a ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:40:51 +0800

California at COVID-19 'tipping point' as Trump administration hopes for vaccines by Christmas

California at COVID-19 'tipping point' as Trump administration hopes for vaccines by Christmas
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LOS ANGELES: California's governor said on Monday (Nov 30) the state was at a "tipping point" ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:40:37 +0800

New Zealand raises concerns with China over Australian soldier image

New Zealand raises concerns with China over Australian soldier image
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WELLINGTON: New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Tuesday (Dec 1) that her government ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:15:07 +0800

Smoke inhalation complications cause of death for former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

Smoke inhalation complications cause of death for former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh
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Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos, died from complications of ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:58:41 +0800

Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump on COVID-19

Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump on COVID-19
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WASHINGTON: Dr. Scott Atlas has resigned as special adviser to President Donald Trump on the ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:50:37 +0800

Biden, UN chief discuss 'strengthened partnership' on COVID-19, climate

Biden, UN chief discuss 'strengthened partnership' on COVID-19, climate
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United States President-elect Joe Biden spoke with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday (Nov 30), ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:27:08 +0800

Biden's win in Arizona and Wisconsin finalised, further cementing Trump loss

Biden's win in Arizona and Wisconsin finalised, further cementing Trump loss
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WASHINGTON: The Wisconsin Elections Commission's chair on Monday (Nov 30) confirmed the election result in ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:07:21 +0800

Commentary: Assassinating top scientist makes killing Iran's nuclear programme harder

Commentary: Assassinating top scientist makes killing Iran's nuclear programme harder
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The Biden administration must now navigate a minefield, says the Financial Times' David Gardner.

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:03:55 +0800

US reports more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths last week

US reports more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths last week
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The United States recorded 10,000 coronavirus deaths and over 1.1 million new cases last ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 06:44:28 +0800