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Germany makes vaccination plans as coronavirus cases pass 1 million

Germany hopes to ramp up its immunisation drive in the first quarter of 2021 and is already laying the groundwork for 60 hubs across the country.

27 Nov 2020 - 10:56PM

Germany hopes to ramp up its immunisation drive in the first quarter of 2021 and is already laying the groundwork for 60 hubs across the country.

Germany makes vaccination plans as coronavirus cases pass 1 million
Coronavirus: US records 2,400 deaths day before Thanksgiving, a six-month high

Daily death toll hits six-month high ahead of one of the most important national holidays.

26 Nov 2020 - 10:54PM

Daily death toll hits six-month high ahead of one of the most important national holidays.

Coronavirus: US records 2,400 deaths day before Thanksgiving, a six-month high
Coronavirus: South Korea battles third wave; Singapore reports first local case in two weeks

South Korea reported 583 new infections as the military imposed a 10-day ban on soldiers taking leave.

26 Nov 2020 - 10:42PM

South Korea reported 583 new infections as the military imposed a 10-day ban on soldiers taking leave.

Coronavirus: South Korea battles third wave; Singapore reports first local case in two weeks
Donald Trump’s last stand could be a Supreme Court ‘Hail Mary’

US President Donald Trump cleared the way for Joe Biden to transition to the White House, even as he vowed to continue fighting the election results.

24 Nov 2020 - 11:05PM

US President Donald Trump cleared the way for Joe Biden to transition to the White House, even as he vowed to continue fighting the election results.

Donald Trump’s last stand could be a Supreme Court ‘Hail Mary’
Coronavirus: hundreds of corpses stored in New York freezer trucks for months

Many of the 650 bodies are stored at a disaster morgue set up during New York City’s coronavirus surge in the spring.

24 Nov 2020 - 10:36PM

Many of the 650 bodies are stored at a disaster morgue set up during New York City’s coronavirus surge in the spring.

Coronavirus: hundreds of corpses stored in New York freezer trucks for months
BTS named best pop/rock group and favourite social artists at American Music Awards 2020

Other big winners include Taytay, the Biebs, and The Weeknd.

25 Nov 2020 - 3:19PM

Other big winners include Taytay, the Biebs, and The Weeknd.

BTS named best pop/rock group and favourite social artists at American Music Awards 2020
Coronavirus: Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble put on hold as fourth wave begins

Trips to the Lion City will have to wait.

23 Nov 2020 - 11:07AM

Trips to the Lion City will have to wait.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble put on hold as fourth wave begins
Coronavirus resurgence in South Korea leads Seoul to close pubs and nightclubs

A nationwide outbreak was being driven by clusters of infections in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, the health minister said.

22 Nov 2020 - 10:42PM

A nationwide outbreak was being driven by clusters of infections in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, the health minister said.

Coronavirus resurgence in South Korea leads Seoul to close pubs and nightclubs
Coronavirus: Japan partially halts travel scheme as cases rebound, South Australia to ease lockdown

New reservations under the Go To Travel programme for trips destined for regions seeing a rise in infections will be suspended.

21 Nov 2020 - 5:49PM

New reservations under the Go To Travel programme for trips destined for regions seeing a rise in infections will be suspended.

Coronavirus: Japan partially halts travel scheme as cases rebound, South Australia to ease lockdown
Coronavirus: South Australia’s lockdown sparked by one man’s ‘lie’; India hits 9 million cases

The man had falsely told contact tracers he was a pizza customer when he was actually a worker at the store which had a positive case.

20 Nov 2020 - 7:49PM

The man had falsely told contact tracers he was a pizza customer when he was actually a worker at the store which had a positive case.

Coronavirus: South Australia’s lockdown sparked by one man’s ‘lie’; India hits 9 million cases
Coronavirus: South Australia bans outdoor exercise under lockdown; Tokyo tops 500 new cases

The Australian state has started one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, while Japan is on ‘maximum alert’ and Samoa reported its first case.

19 Nov 2020 - 3:26PM

The Australian state has started one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, while Japan is on ‘maximum alert’ and Samoa reported its first case.

Coronavirus: South Australia bans outdoor exercise under lockdown; Tokyo tops 500 new cases
UK plans space command, cyber force in largest military investment since Cold War

PM Boris Johnson wants to carve out a global role for country, backed by cutting-edge modern military and cyber capabilities.

19 Nov 2020 - 9:21PM

PM Boris Johnson wants to carve out a global role for country, backed by cutting-edge modern military and cyber capabilities.

UK plans space command, cyber force in largest military investment since Cold War
Coronavirus: France first European country to pass 2 million cases, fourth in world

As Europe endures a second wave of coronavirus infections, the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, particularly in France.

18 Nov 2020 - 11:10PM

As Europe endures a second wave of coronavirus infections, the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, particularly in France.

Coronavirus: France first European country to pass 2 million cases, fourth in world
Civilians in Ethiopia conflict describe horror scenes: ‘bodies dismembered by explosions’

The UN said a full-blown humanitarian crisis was unfolding in northern Ethiopia, where thousands of people are fleeing fighting.

18 Nov 2020 - 8:39PM

The UN said a full-blown humanitarian crisis was unfolding in northern Ethiopia, where thousands of people are fleeing fighting.

Civilians in Ethiopia conflict describe horror scenes: ‘bodies dismembered by explosions’
Coronavirus: Tokyo hits record daily high; South Australia imposes lockdown

The Japanese capital reported 493 new Covid-19 cases, as it plans to raise its alert to its highest level.

18 Nov 2020 - 5:36PM

The Japanese capital reported 493 new Covid-19 cases, as it plans to raise its alert to its highest level.

Coronavirus: Tokyo hits record daily high; South Australia imposes lockdown
Coronavirus: South Korea tightens social distancing in Seoul

South Korea’s daily tally is above 200 for a fourth day, while Australia scrambles to contain a new cluster and Top Glove workers are under lockdown in Malaysia.

17 Nov 2020 - 3:02PM

South Korea’s daily tally is above 200 for a fourth day, while Australia scrambles to contain a new cluster and Top Glove workers are under lockdown in Malaysia.

Coronavirus: South Korea tightens social distancing in Seoul
Coronavirus Europe: Italy passes 1 million cases, France overtakes Russia

France is now the worst-hit country in Europe, with 1.8 million infections, while Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was hospitalised for Covid-19.

12 Nov 2020 - 10:42PM

France is now the worst-hit country in Europe, with 1.8 million infections, while Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was hospitalised for Covid-19.

Coronavirus Europe: Italy passes 1 million cases, France overtakes Russia
Explainer | Donald Trump: 7 highlights from his turbulent presidency

Brash and pugnacious, Donald Trump has presided over a tumultuous presidency.

8 Nov 2020 - 1:42PM

Brash and pugnacious, Donald Trump has presided over a tumultuous presidency.

Donald Trump: 7 highlights from his turbulent presidency
Explainer | Memorable Donald Trump boasts, insults and untruths

Donald Trump will be a one-term president after Joe Biden defeated him in the 2020 election. Here’s a recap of some of Trump’s most unpresidential moments.

8 Nov 2020 - 12:44PM

Donald Trump will be a one-term president after Joe Biden defeated him in the 2020 election. Here’s a recap of some of Trump’s most unpresidential moments.

Memorable Donald Trump boasts, insults and untruths
Coronavirus: Joe Biden vows action on ‘day one’ as new US cases top 127,000

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows has coronavirus, adding to the outbreaks connected to the White House.

7 Nov 2020 - 11:30PM

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows has coronavirus, adding to the outbreaks connected to the White House.

Coronavirus: Joe Biden vows action on ‘day one’ as new US cases top 127,000
Coronavirus latest: Samsung memorial attendee tests positive; Singapore schools to make tracing app mandatory

Guest at memorial of late Samsung Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun-hee tests positive, while Singapore schools to soon make Covid-19 tracing app mandatory.

5 Nov 2020 - 10:46PM

Guest at memorial of late Samsung Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun-hee tests positive, while Singapore schools to soon make Covid-19 tracing app mandatory.

Coronavirus latest: Samsung memorial attendee tests positive; Singapore schools to make tracing app mandatory
World watches nervously as US counts votes, Germany warns of ‘very explosive situation’

World leaders are facing a delicate question – when to congratulate the eventual winner of the US election.

4 Nov 2020 - 7:15PM

World leaders are facing a delicate question – when to congratulate the eventual winner of the US election.

World watches nervously as US counts votes, Germany warns of ‘very explosive situation’
International Space Station marks 20 years of people living in orbit

The ISS was a cramped, humid, puny three rooms when the first crew moved in. Now it has three toilets, six sleeping compartments and 12 rooms.

3 Nov 2020 - 11:09AM

The ISS was a cramped, humid, puny three rooms when the first crew moved in. Now it has three toilets, six sleeping compartments and 12 rooms.

International Space Station marks 20 years of people living in orbit
Russia’s ‘Sausage King’ killed with crossbow in sauna

Masked robbers broke into home of Russian oligarch Vladimir Marugov, demanded money, before killing him with a crossbow.

3 Nov 2020 - 10:17PM

Masked robbers broke into home of Russian oligarch Vladimir Marugov, demanded money, before killing him with a crossbow.

Russia’s ‘Sausage King’ killed with crossbow in sauna
Explainer | Joe Biden: biography, net worth, family tragedy and path to presidency

Joe Biden brings to his political career a mix of blue-collar credentials, foreign policy experience and a compelling life story marked by family tragedy.

13 Nov 2020 - 1:38AM

Joe Biden brings to his political career a mix of blue-collar credentials, foreign policy experience and a compelling life story marked by family tragedy.

Joe Biden: biography, net worth, family tragedy and path to presidency
Girl, 3, rescued from rubble, 65 hours after Turkey earthquake

Rescuers extricated the little girl, whose mother, brother and two sisters had been rescued two days earlier from another toppled building.

2 Nov 2020 - 10:13PM

Rescuers extricated the little girl, whose mother, brother and two sisters had been rescued two days earlier from another toppled building.

Girl, 3, rescued from rubble, 65 hours after Turkey earthquake
Hamilton wins at Imola as Mercedes clinch constructors’ title

Briton extends his Formula One career record to 93 wins at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Mercedes claim record seventh constructors’ title

1 Nov 2020 - 10:48PM

Briton extends his Formula One career record to 93 wins at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Mercedes claim record seventh constructors’ title

Hamilton wins at Imola as Mercedes clinch constructors’ title
Coronavirus: UK may extend lockdown, protesters attack German police

A British cabinet minister said the lockdown could last longer, as other countries impose restrictions and Israel reopened some schools.

3 Nov 2020 - 6:16PM

A British cabinet minister said the lockdown could last longer, as other countries impose restrictions and Israel reopened some schools.

Coronavirus: UK may extend lockdown, protesters attack German police
Typhoon Goni: At least 10 dead as year’s worst storm lashes Philippines

Typhoon Goni is the ‘strongest landfalling tropical cyclone’ in history, meteorologists say.

1 Nov 2020 - 10:15PM

Typhoon Goni is the ‘strongest landfalling tropical cyclone’ in history, meteorologists say.

Typhoon Goni: At least 10 dead as year’s worst storm lashes Philippines
US election 2020: Donald Trump pulls Florida ads, bets on battlegrounds north

Donald Trump barnstorms the Midwest in a last-gasp bid to shore up states that voted for him in 2016 but which polls show are tilting Joe Biden’s way.

28 Oct 2020 - 5:52PM

Donald Trump barnstorms the Midwest in a last-gasp bid to shore up states that voted for him in 2016 but which polls show are tilting Joe Biden’s way.

US election 2020: Donald Trump pulls Florida ads, bets on battlegrounds north