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In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven

TOKYO (Reuters) – A few hours after sundown last week, Thi Tu Luong dragged her suitcase down a side street in Tokyo’s business district, looking for the temple that would take her in for the night. Luong, a 22-year old Vietnamese worker, had just been fired from her job at a hotel in a hot […]

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Voting in time of the coronavirus, Singaporeans question foreign hires

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – For many Singaporeans, voting on Friday under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, a big election issue is job prospects and whether their rich little island needs so many foreigners taking better-paid roles. No-one expects a change of government on this Southeast Asian rock of stability. The People’s Action Party has been […]

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Tested again: Bolsonaro says lungs 'clean' after coronavirus test

Brazil’s president issues denial after media reported that he had shown some symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro described his lungs as “clean” after he underwent a second test for the novel coronavirus and local media reported he had symptoms associated with the COVID-19 respiratory disease. CNN Brasil and newspaper […]

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China cover-up: COVID-19 deaths dated back to 2012 VANISH from records in MEDIA BLACKOUT

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The six men were suffering from the same deadly coronavirus symptoms found in many COVID-19 patients today, the Sunday Times found. The cases began on Tuesday April 24, 2012, when a 45-year-old […]

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Aurora third-party investigation into Elijah McClain death will be done by a panel.

Aurora leaders were updated Monday night on the city’s ongoing efforts to have an independent third-party investigation of Elijah McClain’s death. City Manager Jim Twombly, speaking to Mayor Mike Coffman and city council members in a study session, said the job is too big for one person and a team will be assembled including both […]

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New security law starts to break down Hong Kong's pro-democracy economy

HONG KONG (Reuters) – As soon as Hong Kong’s new national security law came into force last week, Ivan Ng removed all the protest-themed paintings, posters and flags from the list of items for sale at his Onestep Printing shop. Sandra Leung at Wefund.hk, which sells protest-themed artwork and accessories, said she has suspended sales […]

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China launches political policing task force: state media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has launched a special taskforce to ramp up political policing to maintain social stability, said the official Procuratorial Daily, the latest move to rein in dissent over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus and protests in Hong Kong. The taskforce should “crack down on all kinds of infiltration, subversion, sabotage, violent terrorist […]

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Bubonic plague outbreak: The terrifying way plague in China has exploded

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A case of Yersinia pestis, or bubonic plague, has shown up in a patient in Northern China’s Inner Mongolia. Mongolia’s health authority said in a statement: “At present, there is a risk […]

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How fast is coronavirus spreading in Africa?

Africa is seeing coronavirus cases rapidly increasing and deaths rising, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). We’ve looked at the situation across the continent, and examined which countries are of most concern. How fast is coronavirus spreading? In terms of overall numbers, Africa currently accounts for only a small proportion of total global cases, […]

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Online exchange students must leave or 'face consequences': ICE

ICE issued new rules for online courses and student visas as Trump demanded that ‘SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!’ The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch of the Department of Homeland Security issued new rules for exchange students Monday that could present challenges for universities and schools amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The “Department […]