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Vietnamese capital city enforces heavy fines for COVID-19 offenders

HANOI: People who violate the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) prevention and combat regulations will face heavy fines or even a criminal trial in Hanoi,...

Frenchman fined after crossing mountains to buy smokes

TOULOUSE, France: A man who tried to walk from France to Spain to buy cheap cigarettes was rescued in the Pyrenees mountain — only...

Mongolian president proposes to postpone again parliamentary elections

ULAN BATOR: Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga on Monday once again proposed to postpone the country’s parliamentary elections, citing economic risks caused by the coronavirus...

Ecuador VP apologizes after virus corpses left on streets

QUITO: Ecuador’s Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner has apologized after scores of bodies were left on the streets of Guayaquil as the coronavirus ravages the...

Ex-Honduras president disgraced by FIFAgate dies aged 76

TEGUCIGALPA: Former Honduran president Rafael Callejas, who pleaded guilty in the United States for his part in the sweeping FIFAgate football corruption scandal, died...

Covid-19 cases exceed 8,000 in Israel, death toll at 46

JERUSALEM: The number of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Israel has risen to 8,018, the Israeli Ministry of Health said on Sunday....

11 dead, 4 wounded in Colombian coal mine blast

BOGOTA: Eleven people were killed and four injured in an accidental explosion at a Colombian coal mine in Cucunuba, near Bogota, on Saturday, according...

Man in Russia kills five people for ‘talking loudly’– investigators

MOSCOW: A man in central Russia shot and killed five people for talking noisily at night under his windows, investigators said on Sunday. The...

UK’s Labor party selects new leader

LONDON: Britain’s main opposition Labor party on Saturday announced it is set to name a new leader who will take the helm of a...

Merkel ends quarantine

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ended her self-quarantine and returned to the chanceller after testing negative for Covid-19 several times. Merkel had been...

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind...

Duterte institutionalizes comprehensive social benefits program for state forces

PRESIDENT Rodrigo has issued an executive order institutionalizing the government's Comprehensive Social Benefits Program (CSBP)‬ for police, military and their support units. Through Executive Order...

National ID system pushed to ease delivery of social services

A lawmaker pushed for the immediate implementation of the National Identification (ID) System to help the government deliver services to the people in times...

Tap reservists for Covid-19 response — lawmaker

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged the Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Department of National Defense and the...

Britain’s Johnson enters third day in intensive care

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of...

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