China tests more than 250,000 people in three days to contain new Covid cluster

The Chinese government has tested 255,200 people in the southern city of Chengdu for Covid-19 after an elderly couple were diagnosed on Monday and contact tracing was completed to establish potential transmissions.

China tests more than 250,000 people in three days to contain new Covid cluster
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Beijing slams Washington's ‘long-arm jurisdiction' as US Treasury sanctions Chinese companies shipping North Korean coal

Beijing slams Washington's ‘long-arm jurisdiction' as US Treasury sanctions Chinese companies shipping North Korean coal
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China's Foreign Ministry has blasted Washington for its decision to blacklist Chinese companies allegedly ...

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Merkel defends Germany's coronavirus response, says it's not ‘dictatorship'-styled as in other countries

Merkel defends Germany's coronavirus response, says it's not ‘dictatorship'-styled as in other countries
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic, stating that ...

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Asian nations ‘won't let anyone in without a vaccination,' AirAsia CEO believes

Asian nations ‘won't let anyone in without a vaccination,' AirAsia CEO believes
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Speaking at a CAPA Center for Aviation event on Wednesday, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes ...

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Indian authorities identify two possible culprits behind mystery illness that made people collapse in the streets

Indian authorities identify two possible culprits behind mystery illness that made people collapse in the streets
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The authorities are scrambling to find the source of the mysterious illness that has ...

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UAE approves China's Sinopharm vaccine, says it has 86% efficacy against coronavirus

UAE approves China's Sinopharm vaccine, says it has 86% efficacy against coronavirus
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The Health Ministry of the United Arab Emirates has registered an experimental coronavirus vaccine ...

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Kim Jong-un's sister threatens South Korean FM for doubting Pyongyang's zero cases of Covid-19

Kim Jong-un's sister threatens South Korean FM for doubting Pyongyang's zero cases of Covid-19
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Kim Yo-jong has lashed out at South Korea's top diplomat for daring to doubt ...

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Iran says some perpetrators of nuclear scientist's assassination have been identified, arrests have already begun – report

Iran says some perpetrators of nuclear scientist's assassination have been identified, arrests have already begun – report
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Iranian security forces have identified some of those involved in last month's assassination of ...

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Swiss curfews and Dutch gathering ban come in as Europe battles second coronavirus wave

Swiss curfews and Dutch gathering ban come in as Europe battles second coronavirus wave
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Public gatherings will continue to be outlawed in the Netherlands, while Switzerland is to ...

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Medical journal confirms AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine 70% effective, but confusing test results hinder global rollout

Medical journal confirms AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine 70% effective, but confusing test results hinder global rollout
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With AstraZeneca's long-awaited Covid-19 vaccine approaching UK approval, peer-reviewed data shows the jab to ...

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US slaps sanctions on Iranian envoy to Yemen's Houthi rebels

US slaps sanctions on Iranian envoy to Yemen's Houthi rebels
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Washington has imposed terrorism-related sanctions on Iran's envoy to the Houthi rebels, claiming that ...

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France will build nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to replace Charles de Gaulle flagship, says Macron

France will build nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to replace Charles de Gaulle flagship, says Macron
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President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans for France's new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which will ...

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Turkey threatens ‘grave consequences' after east Libyan forces seize its ship over alleged arms smuggling

Turkey threatens ‘grave consequences' after east Libyan forces seize its ship over alleged arms smuggling
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Ankara has condemned the seizure of a Turkish vessel in the Mediterranean by forces ...

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Smooth move: Hibernating SNAKES disrupt construction of Tesla factory in Germany

Smooth move: Hibernating SNAKES disrupt construction of Tesla factory in Germany
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Construction of a Tesla gigafactory outside Berlin has ran into an unexpected problem, after ...

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‘Not a conspiracy theory': Alberta Premier Kenney issues dire warning about impending ‘Great Reset' (VIDEO)

‘Not a conspiracy theory': Alberta Premier Kenney issues dire warning about impending ‘Great Reset' (VIDEO)
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The premier of Canada's oil-rich province Alberta, Jason Kenney, has sounded the alarm over ...

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Apple threatens to block apps that track users without permission under new privacy move

Apple threatens to block apps that track users without permission under new privacy move
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Tech giant Apple has warned developers that their apps could be pulled from its ...

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Philippines' Duterte offers resignation if bribe smear proven – but threatens to KILL anyone making false allegations

Philippines' Duterte offers resignation if bribe smear proven – but threatens to KILL anyone making false allegations
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made the bold offer to resign if anyone can ...

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Amber Room? Polish divers find SEALED CHESTS near wreck of Nazi ship that carried disappeared treasures

Amber Room? Polish divers find SEALED CHESTS near wreck of Nazi ship that carried disappeared treasures
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The search for the iconic Amber Room loot may be nearing its end, as ...

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Afghan civilian casualties more than TRIPLED under Trump – report

Afghan civilian casualties more than TRIPLED under Trump – report
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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan have soared by a whopping 330 percent under US President ...

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MPs TRASH parliament in Democratic Republic of Congo, police called in to break up fight (VIDEOS)

MPs TRASH parliament in Democratic Republic of Congo, police called in to break up fight (VIDEOS)
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A brawl has broken out between MPs in the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament, ...

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Saxony announces hard lockdown as German state becomes Covid-19 hotspot

Saxony announces hard lockdown as German state becomes Covid-19 hotspot
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Germany's eastern state of Saxony will impose a strict lockdown starting next week, in ...

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Mass vaccination delayed in US and UK, as drug firms struggle to meet demand

Mass vaccination delayed in US and UK, as drug firms struggle to meet demand
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With the first Covid-19 vaccines handed out in the UK and approval pending in ...

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Greece urges Turkey to stop migrants' illegal crossings, says traffickers use ‘student visa' loophole

Greece urges Turkey to stop migrants' illegal crossings, says traffickers use ‘student visa' loophole
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The Greek government accused Turkey on Tuesday of encouraging Somali migration through visa offers, ...

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China summons US diplomat to protest Washington's 'crazy and vile' sanctions on officials over Hong Kong

China summons US diplomat to protest Washington's 'crazy and vile' sanctions on officials over Hong Kong
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Beijing has summoned the acting top US diplomat in China in response to Washington ...

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America forced Tokyo to give up Kuril Islands, yet now it labels its Russian residents as Japanese, ex-diplomat tells RT

America forced Tokyo to give up Kuril Islands, yet now it labels its Russian residents as Japanese, ex-diplomat tells RT
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The US' decision to label residents of the disputed Kuril Islands as Japanese is ...

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Turkey calls on EU to improve relations and resume role ‘of an honest mediator' after Brussels' sanctions threat

Turkey calls on EU to improve relations and resume role ‘of an honest mediator' after Brussels' sanctions threat
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The Turkish Foreign Minister has called on the EU to adopt the role of ...

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‘Global Covid-19 passport' will be ‘essential' in restoring international travel, Philippines airline CEO says

‘Global Covid-19 passport' will be ‘essential' in restoring international travel, Philippines airline CEO says
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The head of a budget airline based in the Philippines has argued that proof ...

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‘Time for great challenge': Poland has 60mn doses of Covid-19 jabs & will start vaccination next year, PM says

‘Time for great challenge': Poland has 60mn doses of Covid-19 jabs & will start vaccination next year, PM says
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Poland has already bought over 60 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, Prime Minister Mateusz ...

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New Zealand's PM sorry after report slams country's ‘almost' exclusive focus on Islamist terrorism before Christchurch massacre

New Zealand's PM sorry after report slams country's ‘almost' exclusive focus on Islamist terrorism before Christchurch massacre
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has apologized after a report criticized New Zealand's security forces ...

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Toucan play that game: Sparrows found to mimic human behavior by using preventative medicine to protect their young

Toucan play that game: Sparrows found to mimic human behavior by using preventative medicine to protect their young
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New research from China suggests that russet sparrows use the leaves from a particular ...

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Macron to ‘personally intervene' with law enforcement reform amid policing controversies

Macron to ‘personally intervene' with law enforcement reform amid policing controversies
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The French president has written to the police union to underline plans to reform ...

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