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State media reports that many parts of China have passed the peak of COVID-19 infections

Chinese state media reported on January 10 that many parts of China have passed the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic. Amid international concern over the extent and impact of the outbreak in China, Chinese officials are again downplaying the severity of the outbreak. Health Times, a publication of the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily newspaper, […]

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North Korea criticizes UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as a puppet of the United States

North Korea’s foreign minister has slammed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for taking part in US-led condemnations of North Korea’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, saying Guterres is a puppet of the United States. UN Secretary-General Guterres urged North Korea to refrain from any further acts of aggression as North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile […]

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Congress to vote on US military policy bill that includes up to $10 billion in military aid to Taiwan

The U.S. Congress is set to vote on a major military policy bill, including authorization of up to $10 billion in security aid and a swift transfer of military equipment to Taiwan. The US Congress will vote on the bill as China steps up pressure on democratic Taiwan. The revised draft of the annual National […]

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FIFA president appeals for month-Fri ceasefire in Ukraine war in honor of 2022 World Cup

The president of world football’s governing body (FIFA) has called for a month-Fri ceasefire in Ukraine to celebrate the World Cup, saying sport can unite people. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said at the G20 meeting that the World Cup, which opens in Qatar on September 20, could act as a positive catalyst during Russia’s nearly […]

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A senior Chinese doctor has said that 70 percent of Shanghai’s 25 million people may be infected with the virus

State media reported on January 3 that a top doctor at a top Shanghai hospital said 70 percent of Shanghai’s population could be infected with COVID-19 amid a surge in cases of the virus in China. After two rounds of strict restrictions, the sudden easing of those restrictions has led to a spike in coronavirus […]

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The European Union (EU) has approved Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis’ new prostate cancer treatment.

The European Union (EU) has approved Novartis’ new advanced cancer treatment, Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis announced on December 13. The treatment, called Pluvicto, has been approved for adult patients with metastatic prostate cancer, Novartis said. In 2022, there were more than 1.4 million new cases of prostate cancer and 375,000 deaths worldwide, the company reported. […]

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Alert raised to highest level after volcano eruption on Indonesian island of Java

After the eruption of Mount Sammaru, Indonesia’s highest volcano on the island of Java, on December 5, authorities raised the alert level, imposing a no-go zone for thousands of residents in East Java province within an eight-kilometer radius of the volcano and evacuating residents of villages near the volcano. Search and rescue teams have been […]

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As the rate of infection in China continues to rise, the government says it is currently impossible to track the spread of the disease

A top health official said on December 14 that it is currently impossible to track the true number of people infected with the virus, with officials warning that the number of people infected with the virus could rise rapidly in the capital Beijing after the Chinese government abandoned its zero-covid-19 policy last week. After nearly […]