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Modi and Bolsonaro: 2 populist leaders' approach to COVID-19

India recently pushed Brazil out of the media spotlight with its surge in coronavirus case numbers. COVID-19 infection and death rates in both countries have reached national highs in recent weeks. ...

6th Novotel worker infected with COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (May 6) announced one local COVID-19 case and 12 imported cases. During a press conference on Thursday, Health an...

Taipei mayor blurts out that COVID case works in Shin Kong Tower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a press conference on Monday morning (May 3), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) inadvertently revealed a major landmark in the heart of the city where a confirmed corona...

Elementary school in New Taipei cancels event over COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yong Ping Elementary School in New Taipei City's Yonghe District will cancel its annual school fair on Saturday (May 8) after a local coronavirus case was reported in ...

EXPLAINER: Why India's pandemic data is vastly undercounted

Even after more than a year of devastating coronavirus surges across the world, the intensity and scale of India's current crisis stands out, with patients desperate for short supplies of oxygen, plea...

Over 100 seen maskless with COVID-positive man in northern Taiwan dance hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that an elderly man diagnosed with COVID-19 had visited two dance halls in northern Taiwan last week, images surfaced from one of the dance halls showing ...

Fed keeps key rate near zero, sees inflation as 'transitory'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its ultra-low interest rate policies in place, a sign that it wants to see more evidence of a strengthening economic recovery before it would consider ...

Pacific Northwest faces shutdowns amid rising virus cases

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington, their governors quickly reacted with shutdowns. Now they are about to impose new restrctions again as infection...

Taiwan confirms 6 new COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Saturday (April 24) confirmed six new COVID-19 cases imported from India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, including the island nation’s 12th fatality of th...

Topless clubs among businesses that can reopen in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again, under rules accepted Thursday by a state COVID-19 task force. ...

Sanctions-battered Iran, weary of pandemic, faces worst wave

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iran faces what looks like its worst wave of the coronavirus pandemic yet, Tehran commuters still pour into its subway system and buses each working day, even as images of the g...

Blue Jays OF Teoscar Hernández tests positive for virus.

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernández has tested positive for the coronavirus. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo announced the news before Tuesday nigh...

LEADING OFF: Judge still sore; Jays' Hernández to C-19 IL

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RULING PENDING Aaron Judge's health is again a concern for the New York Yankees. The star ...

Ohtani homers, drives in 4 as Angels beat Blue Jays 7-1

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani homered and drove in four runs, Andrew Heaney pitched six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Friday night. ...

LEADING OFF: Judge still sore; Jays' Hernández to C-19 IL

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ RULING PENDING Aaron Judge's health is again a concern for the New York Yankees. The st...