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    COVID-19 CURE: Scientists recommend Asthma plant for Coronavirus symptoms’ treatment

    Some scientists at the University of Ibadan have recommended a plant called Euphorbia Hirta as a herbal alternative to mitigating some of the diseases associated with...

  • Backgrounder: Steps in U.S. national security legislation over the decades

    Countries across the globe, including the United States, make every effort to safeguard national security and ensure the fundamental basis for their stability and development. The...

  • Iran allows reopening of restaurants, cafes after 2 months of closure over COVID-19

    Restaurants and cafes reopened in Iran on Tuesday after over two months of closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Mohsen Farhadi, an Iranian deputy health...

  • Philippines reports 350 new COVID-19 cases, total at 14,669

    The Philippines on Tuesday reported 350 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 14,669 since the highly infectious disease emerged in the country in...

  • Russian COVID-19 cases grow to 362,342

    Russia has confirmed 8,915 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 362,342, its coronavirus response center said in...

  • U.S.-based Novavax begins clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Australia

    Australian clinical research organization Nucleus Network announced Tuesday the commencement of dosing the first human participants for the Phase 1 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine on...

  • Ukraine approves national strategy for safe educational environment

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree approving the National Strategy for Building a Safe and Healthy Educational Environment in Ukrainian schools, the Ukrainian President’s...

  • Rainbow appears in sky over village following heavy rain in Yemen

    A rainbow appears in the sky over a village following heavy rain in Dhamar province, Yemen, May 25, 2020. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)

  • Surviving S.Korean wartime sex slavery victims fall to 17 as another dies

    An elderly South Korean woman, who was forced into sexual slavery for Japanese military brothels during World War II, died early Tuesday, reducing the number of...

  • ADB approves 400 mln USD loan to support Philippines’ capital market development

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said it has approved a 400-million-U.S.-dollar policy-based loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to strengthen domestic capital markets...

  • Japanese company under bribery investigation in Vietnam

    Vietnamese authorities are investigating Tenma Vietnam, a subsidiary of Japan’s plastic product maker Tenma Corporation, for alleged bribing some 232,000 U.S. dollars to avoid tax arrears,...

  • Mongolia reports 4 new recoveries from COVID-19

    Mongolia reported four COVID-19 recoveries, with the total recoveries in the country standing at 37, the country’s National Center for Communicable Disease (NCCD) on Tuesday. The...

  • Italian Paralympic marathon runner Carlo Durante passes away at 73

    Italian Paralympic gold medalist Carlo Durante, a blind marathon runner, passed away on Sunday at the age of 73. During his career, he won three Paralympic...

  • Samoan gov’t unveils 2nd stimulus package to help fight COVID-19

    The Samoan government unveiled Tuesday its second stimulus package of 83 million tala (about 29.88 million U.S. dollars) to help the country’s private sector battle against...

  • LatAm’s largest airline files for bankruptcy in U.S.

    Latin America’s largest airline LATAM said on Tuesday that it has filed for bankruptcy in the United States, following a slump in business amid the COVID-19...

  • Australian businessman calls for trust, respect, understanding in relations with China

    Trust, respect and understanding are needed for Australia to nurture its relationship with China, an Australian businessman has said. “What we need to do is to...

  • U.S. university announces furloughs amid COVID-19 pandemic

    The University of Washington Medicine announced on Monday that it is moving forward with furloughs for about 4,000 members of its unionized workforce amid the COVID-19...

  • More than 7,000 Fijian pensioners receive COVID-19 assistance

    More than 7,000 Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) pensioners received a COVID-19 relief payment on Tuesday. FNPF Chief Executive Officer Jaoji Koroi said the payment, which...

  • Virgin Orbit’s maiden test launch fails to reach orbit

    The California-based satellite launch company Virgin Orbit on Monday conducted its first orbital launch attempt, but its air-launched rocket failed to reach orbit. The LauncherOne rocket...

  • Afghan gov’t releases another 900 Taliban inmates: official

    A total of 900 Taliban inmates were freed from Afghan government’s prisons on Tuesday in the latest move to further advance the intra-Afghan peace talks, a...

  • 5.1-magnitude quake hits 167km SE of Katsuura, Japan — USGS

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 167 km SE of Katsuura, Japan at 05:57:58 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The...

  • Russia confirms crew died in military helicopter hard landing in Far East

    The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that a military Mi-8 helicopter made a hard landing in Ugolnye Kopi airfield in Russia’s Far East on Tuesday, and the...

  • Tree uprooting kills 1, injures 12 students in southern Vietnam

    An old tree suddenly uprooted in a schoolyard in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, leaving one student dead and 12 others injured, Vietnam...

  • 5.2-magnitude quake hits Russia’s Kuril Islands — USGS

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted Russia’s far eastern Kuril Islands at 0518 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with...

  • Duterte wants Philippine schools closed until vaccine is ready

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says schools will remain closed until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is ready. Without a vaccine, sending children to school “spells...

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