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S. Koreans sit for vital uni exam

S. Koreans sit for vital uni exam

Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam yesterday despite a viral resurgence that forced...

December 4, 2020, Friday


Afghan govt, Taliban in historic deal on peace talks

Afghan govt, Taliban in historic deal on peace talks

Afghan government and Taliban representatives reached a preliminary deal on Wednesday to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war....

December 4, 2020, Friday


France in mourning at death of Giscard, 94

France in mourning at death of Giscard, 94

Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of COVID-19....

December 4, 2020, Friday


Americas infections up 30% in 1 month

Americas infections up 30% in 1 month

The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases surged by nearly 30 percent across the Americas in just one month, the Pan American Health Organization warned on Wednesday, releasing figures for November....

December 4, 2020, Friday


Boeing allays fears as 737 MAX flies again

Boeing allays fears as 737 MAX flies again

BOEING’S 737 MAX staged its first post-grounding flight with media on board on Wednesday, as carriers seek to demonstrate to passengers that the redesigned jet is safe after a 20-month ban. In another ...

December 4, 2020, Friday


Putin orders mass vaccination

Putin orders mass vaccination

PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities yesterday to begin mass voluntary vaccinations against COVID-19 next week as Russia recorded 589 new daily deaths from the coronavirus. Russia will ...

December 3, 2020, Thursday


UK becomes first Western country to approve vaccine

UK becomes first Western country to approve vaccine

BRITAIN approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, jumping ahead of the United States and Europe to become the West’s first country to formally endorse a jab it said should reach the most vulnerable ...

December 3, 2020, Thursday


3 jailed for besieging police headquarters in HK

3 jailed for besieging police headquarters in HK

THREE leaders and members of a now-disbanded political group advocating for “Hong Kong independence” were sentenced to jail yesterday for besieging the Hong Kong police headquarters last year. Joshua ...

December 3, 2020, Thursday


Scientists stunned as giant radio telescope collapses

Scientists stunned as giant radio telescope collapses

A MASSIVE radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory — one of the world’s largest — collapsed on Tuesday after sustaining severe damage since August, officials said, following 57 years of astronomical ...

December 3, 2020, Thursday


No evidence of widespread vote fraud, says Barr

No evidence of widespread vote fraud, says Barr

US Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday the Justice Department has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in last month’s election, even as President Donald Trump kept up his flailing legal...

December 3, 2020, Thursday




 

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