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Chinese officials say that new developments appears to show coronavirus infections have been curbed in Xinjiang province.

Turkey faces a 'real risk' of US sanctions for testing the Russian S-400 air defence system, a top State Department official warned.

WHO: Giving up on virus control 'dangerous'

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WHO: Giving up on virus control 'dangerous'

The World Health Organization chief warned that abandoning efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, as suggested by a top US official, was "dangerous", urging countries not to "give up".

Biden accuses Trump of giving up in Covid fight

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Biden accuses Trump of giving up in Covid fight

Biden accused Trump of giving up in the fight against Covid-19 as the president faced a new outbreak in his team and surging infections ...

Erdogan defies threatened US sanctions over missiles

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Erdogan defies threatened US sanctions over missiles

Turkey faces potential sanctions under a 2017 law known as CAATSA, which mandates sanctions for any 'significant' purchases of weapons from ...

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Obama mocks Trump's refusal to answer 'tough' questions

Former US president cast his support with Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential elections and criticised Donald Trump's refusal to talk about what he plans should he win second term.

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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

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Pentagon condemns Turkey S-400 test, Erdogan dismisses US criticism

The Pentagon strongly condemned the test of a Russian-made S-400 missile defence system by NATO ally Turkey and warned of 'serious consequences'.

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Iran daily virus cases exceed 5,000 in new record

Iran's daily Covid-19 toll has surpassed 5,000 cases, as death tolls continue to be high.

Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity <em>testing</em>': Rights group

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Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

HRW has urged Pakistan to completely end the practice of virginity testing.

Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

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Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

Iran announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities as the country reached new single-day records in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to coronavirus vaccines

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Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to coronavirus vaccines

Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi said it is crucial that developing countries have 'equal access' to a future coronavirus vaccine.

Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

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Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

Johnson & Johnson said it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick.

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second Palestinian official ...

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'I am feeling great,' Trump tells supporters

The maskless president told supporters the US would 'defeat this terrible China virus'.

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Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new coronavirus ...

Trump leaves hospital pledging campaign return

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Trump leaves hospital pledging campaign return

US President Donald Trump left the hospital where he was being treated for Covid-19, just after announcing he would be "back on the campaign ...

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Trump 'not yet out of the woods', doctor says

The President's doctor was evasive when asked whether Trump had received supplementary oxygen at any point since falling ill.

Turkey must follow its coronavirus reporting guides: WHO

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Turkey must follow its coronavirus reporting guides: WHO

Critics have questioned the voracity of Turkey's reported covid-19 numbers.

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

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Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

President Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus

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President Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus

US President Donald Trump's official physician said in a statement that the president and his wife 'are both well at this time.'

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