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Vietnam reports 4,305 new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam reports 4,305 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], May 6:Vietnam reported 4,305 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, up 1,217 from Wednesday, according to its Ministry of...

Severe acute hepatitis cases in children draw concern in Indonesia

Severe acute hepatitis cases in children draw concern...

Jakarta [Indonesia] May 6: Indonesia has alerted its public on the dangers of severe acute hepatitis following the deaths of...

(2nd LD) S. Korea's new cases stay below 50,000 for 2nd day, with mask rules eased

(2nd LD) S. Korea's new cases stay below...

Seoul [South Korea], May 6: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases remained below 50,000 on Thursday for the second straight day,...

(2nd LD) Veteran actress Kang unconscious after cardiac arrest

(2nd LD) Veteran actress Kang unconscious after cardiac...

Seoul [South Korea], May 6: Veteran actress Kang Soo-youn fell unconscious Thursday after she suffered cardiac arrest at her home...

U.S. Black doctors face discrimination based on race: report

U.S. Black doctors face discrimination based on race:...

New York [US], May 6: Black doctors across the United States commonly experience discrimination, ranging from micro-aggressions to career-threatening disciplinary...

Thousands hospitalized as dust storm sweeps Iraq

Thousands hospitalized as dust storm sweeps Iraq

Baghdad [Iraq], May 6: A dust storm swept through much of Iraq on Thursday leaving one dead and more than...

GHG emissions of Finland's municipalities down 8.7 pct in 2020: report

GHG emissions of Finland's municipalities down 8.7 pct...

Helsinki [Finland], May 6: The total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Finland's municipalities decreased by 8.7 percent year-on-year in 2020,...

Bank of England hikes interest rate to 1 pct, 13-year high

Bank of England hikes interest rate to 1...

London [UK], May 6: The Bank of England (BoE), the central bank of the United Kingdom (UK), on Thursday once...

EU could approve vaccines adapted to target COVID-19 variants by September

EU could approve vaccines adapted to target COVID-19...

The Hague [Netherlands] May 6: Vaccines adapted to address COVID-19 variants such as Omicron could be approved by the European...

Macron announces 2-bln-USD aid for Ukraine

Macron announces 2-bln-USD aid for Ukraine

Paris [France]May 6: French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday that France will offer a 2-billion-U.S.- dollar aid for Ukraine...

Sri Lanka loses 1 mln taxpayers since 2019: minister

Sri Lanka loses 1 mln taxpayers since 2019:...

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 6: Sri Lanka has lost around 1 million taxpayers following tax cuts introduced in late 2019,...

U.S. private sector adds 247,000 jobs in April amid tight labor market

U.S. private sector adds 247,000 jobs in April...

Washington [US], May 5: Private companies in the United States added 247,000 jobs in April, indicating slower job growth in...

Imports surge pushes U.S. trade deficit to record high in March

Imports surge pushes U.S. trade deficit to record...

Washington [US], May 5: The U.S. trade deficit widened to a record high in March amid a sharp increase in...

Iran to execute Iranian-Swedish national for spying for Israel: report

Iran to execute Iranian-Swedish national for spying for...

Tehran [Iran], May 5: Iran will execute an Iranian national soon for spying for Israel's intelligence agency Mossad, the Iranian...

U.S. urges N. Korea to stop provocations, engage in dialogue

U.S. urges N. Korea to stop provocations, engage...

Washington [US], May 5: The United States on Wednesday called on North Korea to stop its provocations and engage in...

Houthi rebels attack gov't security center in Yemen's Taiz despite truce: official

Houthi rebels attack gov't security center in Yemen's...

Aden [Yemen], May 5: The Houthi rebels launched an attack on a security center of the Yemeni government in the...

5 dead, 19 injured in traffic accident in Nepal

5 dead, 19 injured in traffic accident in...

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 5: At least five people were killed and 19 others injured on Wednesday when a jeep collided...

Singapore reports 1,638 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 1,638 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 5: Singapore reported 1,638 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,204,184.

Mongolia to increase minimum wage by 31 pct next year

Mongolia to increase minimum wage by 31 pct...

Ulan Bator [Mongolia], May 5: Mongolia will increase monthly minimum wage by 31 percent to 550,000 Mongolian tugriks (around 178...

Russia bans Japanese top officials from entry

Russia bans Japanese top officials from entry

Moscow [Russia], May 5: The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that 63 Japanese citizens, including top officials like Prime...

Singapore's manufacturing PMI rebounds to 50.3 in April

Singapore's manufacturing PMI rebounds to 50.3 in April

Singapore, May 5 : The Singapore purchasing managers' index (PMI), an early indicator of manufacturing activity, grew by 0.2 points...

AU forces foil attack on military base in central Somalia

AU forces foil attack on military base in...

Mogadishu [Somalia], May 4: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) repulsed a deadly pre-dawn attack by the al-Shabab militant...

Iranian FM says Vienna talks underway through exchange of written messages

Iranian FM says Vienna talks underway through exchange...

Tehran [Iran], May 4: Iranian top diplomat said Tuesday that negotiations over reviving a 2015 nuclear deal are underway through...

Putin approves retaliatory sanctions over Russia-Ukraine conflict

Putin approves retaliatory sanctions over Russia-Ukraine conflict

Moscow [Russia], May 4: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Tuesday on retaliatory sanctions against individuals and entities...

Putin urges West to stop arming Ukraine in conversation with Macron

Putin urges West to stop arming Ukraine in...

Moscow [Russia], May 4: Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Western countries to stop supplying Ukraine with weapons during a telephone...

European Union escalates antitrust case against Apple

European Union escalates antitrust case against Apple

Brussels [Belgium], May 3: Apple may be fined and forced to open its mobile payment system to competitors after the...

German development bank warns of disruptions to global supply chains

German development bank warns of disruptions to global...

Berlin [Germany], May 3: The Russia-Ukraine conflict and the sanctions imposed in response were causing new disruptions in global supply...