Iran surpasses one million COVID-19 cases

Iran said its novel coronavirus caseload surpassed one million on Thursday (Dec 3), as the authorities consider easing restrictions in many parts of the Middle East's hardest hit country.

Iran surpasses one million COVID-19 cases
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France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam

France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam
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French authorities will inspect dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings ...

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COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all in Portugal, says health minister

COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all in Portugal, says health minister
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Portugal's Health Minister Marta Temido said on Thursday the country's public health service will ...

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US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting individual, entity

US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting individual, entity
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The United States on Thursday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions, blacklisting an entity and an ...

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UN chief warns of long road ahead after vaccines approval

UN chief warns of long road ahead after vaccines approval
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GENEVA: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday (Dec 3) that the world could ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 23:52:58 +0800

US COVID-19 deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time

US COVID-19 deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time
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US virus deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 23:50:13 +0800

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort: Analysts

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort: Analysts
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Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef status lowered to critical and deteriorating

Australia's Great Barrier Reef status lowered to critical and deteriorating
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MELBOURNE: The health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's most extensive and spectacular ...

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Pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless

Pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless
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PARIS: In normal times the Hotel Avenir Montmartre is a tourist magnet with its ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:55:10 +0800

How the world has sped up COVID-19 vaccine approvals

How the world has sped up COVID-19 vaccine approvals
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PARIS: Britain on Wednesday (Dec 2) become the first Western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:42:45 +0800

About 18% of Tokyo Olympics tickets sold in Japan to be refunded

About 18% of Tokyo Olympics tickets sold in Japan to be refunded
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TOKYO: About 18 per cent of tickets sold in Japan for next year's coronavirus-postponed ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:58:14 +0800

US blocks imports of Xinjiang 'slave labour' cotton

US blocks imports of Xinjiang 'slave labour' cotton
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WASHINGTON: The United States will block imports of cotton it says are harvested with ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:19:32 +0800

Australia set to approve tough new veto powers over foreign agreements amid China row

Australia set to approve tough new veto powers over foreign agreements amid China row
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SYDNEY: Australia's parliament was on Thursday (Dec 3) set to pass legislation giving the ...

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Bangladesh begins transfer of Rohingya to controversial island

Bangladesh begins transfer of Rohingya to controversial island
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Bangladesh began transferring several hundred Rohingya refugees on Thursday to what the UN and ...

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US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members: Report

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members: Report
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WASHINGTON: Washington issued new entry rules for Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members travelling to the ...

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COVID-19 keeping most US Santas at a distance

COVID-19 keeping most US Santas at a distance
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COVID-19 keeping most US Santas at a distance

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai remanded into custody on fraud charge

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai remanded into custody on fraud charge
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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai appeared in court on Thursday charged with fraud, ...

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Australia aims to complete review of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine by January

Australia aims to complete review of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine by January
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SYDNEY: Australia's pharmaceutical regulator said on Thursday (Dec 3) it is on course to ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:54:13 +0800

Australia approves tough new veto powers over foreign agreements amid China row

Australia approves tough new veto powers over foreign agreements amid China row
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SYDNEY: Australia's parliament on Thursday (Dec 3) passed legislation giving the federal government power ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:19:57 +0800

UN drug agency loosens global controls on cannabis, following WHO advice

UN drug agency loosens global controls on cannabis, following WHO advice
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VIENNA: The United Nations drug agency's member states on Wednesday (Dec 2) narrowly voted ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:03:28 +0800

Chinese researchers quit US, agents target Biden team: US officials

Chinese researchers quit US, agents target Biden team: US officials
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WASHINGTON: More than 1,000 Chinese researchers have left the United States amid a US ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:42:36 +0800

Ex-French leader Valery Giscard d'Estaing dies at age 94 after contracting COVID-19

Ex-French leader Valery Giscard d'Estaing dies at age 94 after contracting COVID-19
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PARIS: Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the president of France from 1974 to 1981 who became ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:18:29 +0800

Ivanka Trump questioned under oath in lawsuit over use of inauguration funds

Ivanka Trump questioned under oath in lawsuit over use of inauguration funds
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WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and adviser, was questioned under oath this week ...

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US expects to vaccinate 100 million people against COVID-19 by February

US expects to vaccinate 100 million people against COVID-19 by February
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WASHINGTON: The US hopes to have immunised 100 million people against COVID-19 by the end ...

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Bill forcing Chinese firms to meet US accounting standards passes Congress

Bill forcing Chinese firms to meet US accounting standards passes Congress
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that could prevent Chinese companies ...

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Boeing's updated 737 MAX completes first flight with media onboard

Boeing's updated 737 MAX completes first flight with media onboard
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Boeing Co's 737 MAX staged its first post-grounding flight with media on board on ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 08:36:16 +0800

Feeling the heat? Scientists warn of climate shocks to global health

Feeling the heat? Scientists warn of climate shocks to global health
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BARCELONA: Heat-related deaths are surging around the world, particularly among older people, scientists said on ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 08:32:52 +0800

NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid
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NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

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US says UN COVID-19 meeting is stage for Chinese 'propaganda'

US says UN COVID-19 meeting is stage for Chinese 'propaganda'
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The United States on Wednesday claimed a United Nations meeting of world leaders on ...

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Biden set to revamp US trade tactics - but not policy

Biden set to revamp US trade tactics - but not policy
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President-elect Joe Biden undoubtedly has plans to roll back many of President Donald Trump's ...

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Commentary: Need to get something done? Get into the right zone

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We associate the term "getting in the zone" to mean an intense, productive period ...

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Commentary: How trendsetting brand Topshop fell behind the times

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The stalwart of teen and 20-something fashion was too fixated on brick-and-mortar retail, says ...

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US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks

US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticised Turkey at a NATO ministerial meeting, ...

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Germany to extend COVID-19 restrictions until Jan 10: Merkel

Germany to extend COVID-19 restrictions until Jan 10: Merkel
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Germany will extend restrictive measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus until ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 06:02:41 +0800

France new COVID-19 cases above 14,000, hospitalisations down

France new COVID-19 cases above 14,000, hospitalisations down
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French health authorities on Wednesday reported 14,064 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 ...

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Biden will have to make early decision on North Korea: Adviser

Biden will have to make early decision on North Korea: Adviser
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The incoming U.S. administration will have to make an early decision on what approach ...

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Fossil fuel production far exceeds climate targets, UN says

Fossil fuel production far exceeds climate targets, UN says
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The world's governments plan to produce more than double the amount of coal, oil ...

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UN chief says US leadership key to fight climate emergency

UN chief says US leadership key to fight climate emergency
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday (Dec 2) that humanity is waging ...

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Iran watchdog passes law on hardening nuclear stance, halting UN inspections

Iran watchdog passes law on hardening nuclear stance, halting UN inspections
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Iran's Guardian Council watchdog body approved a law on Wednesday (Dec 2) that obliges ...

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