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South Korea: Thousands protest against Moon as Seoul fights COVID
For the second day in a row in over four months, the country has reported a sudden jump in locally transmitted cases, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
Experts decode why people flout rules amid a pandemic
Breaking rules is not a new phenomenon, but behavioural scientists say it is being exacerbated in the coronavirus pandemic by cultural, demographic and psychological factors.
Russia to give first doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to doctors within two weeks
The Anti-COVID shots, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, will be ready for some medics in two weeks. Russia has dubbed the safety concerns flagged by some experts as “groundless”.
Arrived by freight? Source of new COVID-19 cases baffles New Zealand officials
The resumption of lockdown measures was reinforced by confirmation on Wednesday that two members of the infected family had visited tourist sites in the town of Rotorua while symptomatic, while a third had gone to work at a finance company in Auckland, also while symptomatic.
Lebanon's leaders were warned in July about explosives at port : Report
A report by the General Directorate of State Security on events leading up to the explosion included a reference to a private letter sent to President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hassan Diab on July 20.
How COVID-19 pandemic impacted plastic recycling in Europe
Plastic recycling plants across Europe have been forced to curb operations during the pandemic, and some say demand has plummeted, as clients have shelved green goals due to the economic downturn.
Economic meltdown threatens Europe's war on plastic
As lockdowns were put in place worldwide, a drop in demand for oil pushed prices to historic lows, making virgin plastics - already becoming cheaper than the recycled equivalent - even more affordable.
Boosting US economy: Trump issues coronavirus relief orders
The Trump administration issued the executive orders after it failed to reach a deal with the U.S. Congress for a fresh round of coronavirus pandemic relief. Democrats have already warned that such orders are legally dubious and would likely be challenged in court, but a court fight could take months.
'Speaker Brother': Loudspeakers teach children after coronavirus disrupts schooling
While many children in cities have been able to attend classes online, those in places like Dandwal, where telecom networks are poor and power supply is often erratic, have gone months without opening schoolbooks.
Did a diesel truck spark the California "Apple Fire"?
The wildfires, dubbed the Apple Fire, has scorched more than 26,000 acres (10,500 hectares) since erupting last Friday in the Riverside County community of Cherry Valley, about 70 miles (120 km) east of Los Angeles, and was only 5% contained as of Monday, fire officials said.