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Poland adopts nationwide 'red zone' lockdown

Poland adopts nationwide 'red zone' lockdown

Poland's prime minister said on Friday that ‘red zone’ measures including the partial closure of primary schools and restaurants would be adopted nationwide in the face of a record spike in coronavirus infections.

Czech PM tells health minister to quit after lockdown violation

Czech PM tells health minister to quit after lockdown violation

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday he would dismiss the nation's health minister unless the minister resigned for holding a meeting in a restaurant closed under government measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump calls India, China air 'filthy'

Trump calls India, China air 'filthy'

US President Donald Trump on Thursday described the air in India and China as "filthy" as he denounced Democratic rival Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change.

Death toll in Ghana church collapse rises to 21

Death toll in Ghana church collapse rises to 21

The death toll in the collapse of a three-storey church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.

South Korea finds no link between flu shot, boy's death as toll rises

South Korea finds no link between flu shot, boy's death as toll rises

South Korea's forensic agency has found no links between a teenage boy's death and a flu shot he had taken, the Yonhap news agency reported, as 11 more people linked to the vaccination programme died, taking the toll to 36.

Tilting Venezuela oil tanker threatens 'environmental catastrophe'

Tilting Venezuela oil tanker threatens 'environmental catastrophe'

Trinidad and Tobago said Thursday that a damaged oil tanker off the island's coast was "stable" after opposition politicians in neighboring Venezuela warned of a potential "environmental catastrophe."

Australia to lift cap on citizens returning as thousands left stranded

Australia to lift cap on citizens returning as thousands left stranded

Australia will slightly lift the cap on the number of citizens and permanent residents allowed to return each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as local Covid-19 cases slow to single digits.

Short queues in China as Apple's newest iPhone 12 hits stores

Short queues in China as Apple's newest iPhone 12 hits stores

Two of Apple's latest iPhone 12 models went on sale in China on Friday, after early pre-order data showed strong consumer interest in the 5G-enabled device in the firm's second-largest market.

Born without arms, plenty of moxie, Pakistani man masters snooker

Born without arms, plenty of moxie, Pakistani man masters snooker

Muhammad Ikram, 32, takes aim, flexes his neck and strikes with his chin, sending the cue ball across the table and sinking his shot in a corner pocket. Born without arms, Ikram has nevertheless mastered the game of snooker.

In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their Nov. 3 contest.

France extends curfew as Covid second wave surges in Europe

France extends curfew as Covid second wave surges in Europe

France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium's foreign minister was taken into intensive care with Covid-19, as the second wave of the pandemic surged across Europe.

Hekmatyar urges Pakistan to facilitate Afghan investors

Hekmatyar urges Pakistan to facilitate Afghan investors

Veteran Afghan politician and Hizb-e-Islami’s leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said Pakistan should facilitate Afghan investors and businessmen to enable them to bring their investment to Pakistan from the rest of the countries.

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