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Masks, gloves don’t stop virus spread

BY AMÉLIE BOTTOLLIER-DEPOIS Wearing masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus is ineffective, unnecessary for the vast...

China signals progress in virus battle

BEIJING: China closed most of its makeshift hospitals for coronavirus patients, some schools reopened and Disney resort staff went back to work...

US virus cases pass 500

LOS ANGELES: The number of US coronavirus cases soared past 500 Sunday, including two further deaths, as California braced for the arrival...

North Korea fires multiple projectiles

SEOUL: Nuclear-armed North Korea yesterday fired what Japan said appeared to be ballistic missiles, a week after a similar weapons test by...

WHO appeals for $20m to fight Ebola

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation said Friday it needs $20 million to fight Ebola in DR Congo, even as the end of...

16 dead, seven missing after building collapse

KARACHI: Pakistani rescuers using their bare hands searched Friday for seven people missing after an apartment building collapsed, as more bodies were...

Vodka maker warns buyers tipple won’t stave off virus

WASHINGTON: US vodka distiller Tito’s has warned buyers that making hand sanitizer out of its liquor will not help them fight off...

Global markets extend slump

NEW YORK: Global stocks tumbled and oil prices collapsed Friday as investors panicked over the expected damage of the coronavirus to global...

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