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WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2,000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. More than 74,000 Read More

China reports 1,886 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 98 new deaths

Chinese health authority Tuesday said it received reports of 1,886 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 98 deaths on Monday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production Read More

China virus toll jumps to 1,770: govt

The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,770 after 105 more people died, the National Health Commission said Monday. More than 70,500 have now been infected nationwide Read More

Death toll in China epidemic surges past 1,500

The death toll from China’s new Coronavirus epidemic surged past 1,500 on Saturday after 143 more people died in the country, according to official data. The National Health Commission also Read More

Coronavirus: 242 additional deaths counted in a single day

China's Hubei province announced 242 new deaths from the novel coronavirus Thursday morning, twice as many as on the previous day. New infections there jumped by more than 14,000. Until Read More

China virus death toll passes 1,110: Govt

The number of fatalities from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,113 nationwide on Wednesday after another 97 deaths were reported by the national health commission. The figure is only Read More

China virus deaths jump to 902: official

The number of deaths from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 902 on Monday after the hardest-hit province of Hubei reported 91 new fatalities. In its daily update, Hubei’s health Read More

Powerful quake kills 18 people in eastern Turkey

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors early on Saturday. Read More

Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan

Japan’s military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding after powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped across the country, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than a dozen missing. Read More

Swiss Nobel Physics laureates hail win as ‘simply extraordinary’

Two Swiss scientists who on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize along with a Canadian-American colleague hailed their win as “simply extraordinary”. Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who Read More