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Floods in India's Assam force a million from their homes

Floods in India's Assam force a million from their homes

Heavy flooding triggered by monsoon rains has forced more than a million people to flee their homes in the northeast Indian state of Assam, authorities said on Monday ...

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people ...

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.

UN warns 672 million children will fall into poverty by end of 2020

UN warns 672 million children will fall into poverty by end of 2020

The United Nations has warned that the economic repercussions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could drive up to 86 million additional children to poverty by the end of 2020 ...

Over 8 million Thais at risk of losing jobs due to virus pandemic

Over 8 million Thais at risk of losing jobs due to virus pandemic

Around 8.4 million Thais are at risk of unemployment this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thosaporn Sirisumphand, chief of the National Economic and Social Development Council, said on Thursday.

Coronavirus infections top 5 million worldwide

Coronavirus infections top 5 million worldwide

Global infections from the novel coronavirus passed five million on Thursday as the pandemic played out unevenly across the planet ...

Canada expects coronavirus deaths to soar; job losses hit 1 million

Canada expects coronavirus deaths to soar; job losses hit 1 million

Canada's coronavirus death toll is set to soar from the current 435 to as high as 22,000 by the end of the pandemic, health officials said on Thursday, while the economy lost a record 1 million jobs last month.

Cold, disease threaten more than half a million Syrians fleeing Idlib fighting

Cold, disease threaten more than half a million Syrians fleeing Idlib fighting

Cold weather, disease and a lack of shelter and medicine threaten hundreds of thousands of civilians as they flee fighting in Idlib province, in one of the biggest upheavals of Syria's nine-year civil war ...

More than a million turn out in Hong Kong test of support for China-backed leader

More than a million turn out in Hong Kong test of support for China-backed leader

More than a million voters thronged polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday in district elections viewed as a key barometer of support for city leader Carrie Lam ...

Kenya secures $666 million from China for tech city, highway

Kenya secures $666 million from China for tech city, highway

Kenya has secured 67.5 billion shillings ($666 million) in funding from China to build a data centre in a tech city currently under construction and a highway in Nairobi, the president's office said on Friday.

More than one million titles, and counting

More than one million titles, and counting

More than a million books have been borrowed from Qatar National Library (QNL) since its opening and most of those books were on psychology, economics, engineering and management information systems.

Zakat Fund gives over QR13.9mn aid in February

Zakat Fund gives over QR13.9mn aid in February

The Zakat Fund of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has extended assistance worth QR13.9mn in February 2019 to the beneficiaries of the registered families.