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  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    Black_lives_matter_-_the_moment_to_change_the_world_is_right_now 2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public healt...

  • Australian Surfer Attacked and Killed by a 10-Foot Great White Shark
    Australian_surfer_attacked_and_killed_by_a_10-foot_great_white_shark 2020-06-07 16:58:16 UTC
    SYDNEY (AP) — A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, officials said. The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the ...

  • A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    A_new_coronavirus_vaccine_works_in_monkeys 2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
    REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...

  • COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
    Covid-19-_people_roll_up_their_sleeves_to_be_injected_with_vaccines 2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...

  • Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up
    Coronavirus-_air_cleans_up_and_wild_animals_move_into_cities 2020-04-22 06:47:38 UTC
    <p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India&rsquo;s getting views of si...

  • New COVID-19 Forecasts for Asia: Singapore Reports 942 New Cases
    New_covid-19_forecasts_for_asia-_singapore_reports_942_new_cases 2020-04-18 13:52:37 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of infections to 5,992, including 11 deaths. The number of cases in Singapore has more than doubled over the past week amid an explosion of infections...

  • Trump's WHO Decision "Selfish, Short-Sighted and Wrong"
    Trump's_who_decision_%22selfish__short-sighted_and_wrong%22 2020-04-16 21:23:54 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Nations and health experts worldwide reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. They warned that the move could jeopardize global efforts to stop the coronavirus pandemic...

  • South Korea to Strap Tracking Wristbands on People Who defy Quarantine Orders
    South_korea_to_strap_tracking_wristbands_on_people_who_defy_quarantine_orders 2020-04-11 06:47:50 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced plans Saturday to strap tracking wristbands on people who defy quarantine orders and Christians were urged to stay home on Easter weekend as the global coronavirus death toll passed 100,000. South Korean officials said stricter controls are requ...

  • Chinese Firm Develops a Vaccine for Coronavirus: 500 Volunteers Needed for Second Phase Trial
    Covid-19-_chinese_scientists_find_'effective'_antibodies 2020-04-29 21:09:12 UTC
    BEIJING — Chinese biopharma firm CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 volunteers for the second phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine that is the country’s biggest hope for preventing a new coronavirus epidemic. <ul><li data-v-e4bae94c=""><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&bull; Tianjin-b...

  • COVID-19 Crisis: Life in China Slowly Returns to Normal
    Life_in_china_returns_to_normal_after_covid-19_crisis 2020-04-08 19:32:35 UTC
    WUHAN, China - Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday lifted a 76-day lockdown that it had imposed to halt the spread of the virus, signalling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people while the world still ...

  • China Donates Ventilators to United States
    China_donates_ventilators_to_u.s. 2020-04-04 17:50:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the lifesaving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who are expected to need them. The number of people ...

  • “Modern Piracy”: U.S. Snatches Masks Meant for Germany
    %e2%80%9cmodern_piracy%e2%80%9d-_us_snatches_masks_meant_for_germany 2020-04-04 01:17:16 UTC
    PARIS/BERLIN — The global scramble to secure face masks to shield frontline workers from the coronavirus has turned the marketplace into the “Wild West,” with the United States often ready to outbid buyers who have already signed deals, officials from Europe to the Americas say. In France and ...

  • COVID-19: Chinese Scientists Find 'Effective' Antibodies
    Covid-19-_chinese_scientists_find_'effective'_antibodies 2020-04-01 19:31:49 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19. There is currently no proven effective tr...

  • IMF: Global Economy Has Entered Recession, Worse Than 2008 Downturn
    Imf-_economy_has_entered_recession__worse_than_2008_downturn 2020-03-27 23:26:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recove...

  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    Half-million_coronavirus_infections_worldwide 2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC
    The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s bigge...

  • Asian Markets Opened Sharply Higher
    Asian_markets_opened_sharply_higher 2020-03-25 03:14:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares opened sharply higher in Asia on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 with Congress and the White House nearing a deal on injecting nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. Japan’s Nikkei 225 inde...

  • Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
    Coronavirus_cases_top_220_000_worldwide__9_000_dies 2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people...

  • Global Stocks Fall Sharply as Virus Cases Spread Around the World
    Global_stocks_fall_sharply_as_virus_cases_spread_around_the_world 2020-03-16 20:33:23 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply around the world Monday as the coronavirus forced huge swaths of the economy to the edge of a standstill, from parked airplanes to the nearly empty restaurant around the corner. The Dow industrials took a 2,999-point nosedive on Monday as fears deepen that ...

  • Global Shares Plunge: Worst Day Since '87
    Global_shares_plunge-_worst_day_since_'87 2020-03-13 02:06:33 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan&rsquo;s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987.&nbsp;</p><p>Markets worldwide have retreated as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepen and the mel...

  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    World_health_organization_declares_coronavirus_crisis_is_now_a_pandemic 2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming l...

  • Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
    Coronavirus_fuels_dramatic_fall_in_oil_price 2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday a...

  • Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
    Daily_cases_of_coronavirus_outside_china_climbing 2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...

  • Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
    Iran_reports_385_new_coronavirus_cases__death_toll_jumps_to_54 2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number...

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
    Coronavirus_outbreak_is_spreading_around_the_world 2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
    <p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that&rsquo;s not been seen in recent times.&nbsp;</p><p>The spread of the vi...

  • New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
    New_hope_in_virus_outbreak_in_china-_fall_in_new_cases 2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China. Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva. He says it is reassur...