Thursday, December 2, 2021

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UK PM warns of a ‘bumpy’ coronavirus situation until Christmas

According to official figures, there were 12,872 new cases on Saturday, while a further 49 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19.

Obamas urge people to vote on 28th wedding anniversary

The couple shared photos on Instagram on Saturday to mark the day.

Belarusians prepare to march in support of ‘political prisoners’

Earlier this week Belarusian authorities withdrew the accreditation of all foreign journalists.

Kyrgyzstan goes to polls as vote-buying fears rise

With the coronavirus pandemic battering altry incomes, many observers are warning that the stage is set for massive ballot fraud by well-resourced parties.

Mecca reopens for limited ‘umrah’ pilgrimage

The umrah, the pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time, usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year but it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada reports 1,812 new coronavirus cases

Saturday's case figure came a day after the country reached a grim milestone of more than 2,000 infections reported in a single-day since the pandemic started in the country earlier this year.

Trump campaign launches ‘Operation MAGA’ to keep momentum at ‘full speed’

Trump, 74, and First Lady Melania Trump, 50, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, a development that upended the Republican leader's election campaign just weeks before the presidential polls on November 3.

Trump says he is ‘starting to feel good’ and vows ‘to be back’ soon

However, White House physician Sean Conley has said the president is "not yet out of the woods".

Global Covid-19 cases top 34.7 million: Johns Hopkins

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 7,379,614 and 209,335, respectively, according to the CSSE.

US polls: Covid impact uncertain

Experts say Trump's popularity among older voters has come down due to his handling of virus

Twitter to remove tweets wishing for Trump’s death from Covid

After Trump announced on Friday that he and his wife Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19, several people took to Twitter, openly calling for Trump's death

Xi Jinping wishes Trump, Melania speedy recovery

In a message to Trump, Xi said that after learning President Trump and Melania have tested positive for COVID-19, he and his wife Peng Liyuan extend sympathy to them and wish them a speedy recovery

Singapore set for further easing of coronavirus restrictions

Singapore reported six new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the lowest daily figure since March 10. This takes the national tally to 57,800.

At least 15 killed in east Afghanistan car bomb attack

Provincial police spokesman Farid Khan said most of the victims were Afghan security force members but several civilians were also among the dead.

Germany marks low-key 30th anniversary of reunification

Germany was reunited on October 3, 1990, after four decades of Cold War division.
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