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South Korea virus cases surge as WHO sounds maximum alert

South Korea reports its biggest surge in new coronavirus cases as concerns grow of a possible epidemic in the United States and the World Health Organization raises its risk alert to its highest level.

‘The cave’ in Idlib

‘The cave’ in Idlib

In a field dotted with olive trees in embattled northwestern Syria, Shamseddeen Darra steps down into the gloomy underground shelter he and his family now call home.

Chinese destroyer fires laser at US aircraft: US Navy

Chinese destroyer fires laser at US aircraft: US Navy

The US Navy said Thursday that a Chinese military warship fired a military grade laser at US Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft last week while it was flying over the Pacific Ocean, an action that the US Navy called “unsafe and unprofessional.”

‘The world is on fire,’ Greta Thunberg tells UK rally

‘The world is on fire,’ Greta Thunberg tells UK rally

Greta Thunberg denounced politicians and the media yesterday for ignoring a looming climate cataclysm, saying that they were failing her generation with their inaction in the face of a world on fire.

Thai prime minister survives vote of no confidence

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and five cabinet ministers comfortably survived a vote of no confidence in parliament yesterday, a week after a court ban on 11 opposition lawmakers increased the ruling coalition’s parliamentary majority.

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