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Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

Kabul - Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh vowed Sunday to track down those responsible for a rocket attack on the capital that killed at least 10 people, even as the Islamic State group claimed to have fired the salvo.

US surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins

Washington - The United States recorded its 10 millionth case of the coronavirus Monday, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, the same day that Pfizer and BioNTech announced their vaccine showed 90 percent effectiveness.

Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras

Tegucigalpa - The death toll in Honduras from Tropical Storm Eta has more than doubled in 24 hours, with authorities Monday reporting 57 people had died as rescuers search for bodies.

Colombia surpasses one million Covid-19 cases: ministry

Apo - Colombia on Saturday surpassed the benchmark of one million cases of Covid-19 registered in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, the health ministry announced.

Deadly pre-election violence in Ivory Coast

Abidjan - Ivory Coast has plunged into a wave of pre-election intercommunal violence which has left at least seven people dead and 40 others injured in recent days in and around a port town near Abidjan, officials said Wednesday.

US passes 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

Washington - The United States registered its 200,000th death from the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in office.

US surpasses 180,000 virus deaths: Johns Hopkins

Washington - The United States passed the grim milestone of 180,000 coronavirus deaths Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University's real-time tracker.

Search for bodies as Afghan floods kill more than 160

Carikar - Rescue workers were searching Thursday for bodies in the debris of collapsed houses after flash floods fuelled by torrential rains killed at least 162 people in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

Carikar - Rescue workers in Afghanistan searched Wednesday for survivors of flash floods that killed more than 100 people and destroyed hundreds of houses near Kabul, officials said.

Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

Kabul - At least 46 people have been killed and hundreds of houses destroyed by flash floods as torrential rains lashed a city north of the Afghan capital, officials said Wednesday.

Countries tighten rules as world coronavirus deaths pass 750,000

Paris - The total number of people killed by the novel coronavirus around the world passed 750,000 on Thursday, with some countries toughening control measures as caseloads once again creep up.

Mexico's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000

Mexico - Mexico on Thursday passed the grim milestone of 50,000 coronavirus deaths, far more than the worst-case estimates of the government, which faces criticism of its handling of the crisis and the economic fallout.

Mexico's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000

Mexico - Mexico's coronavirus death toll surged past 50,000 on Thursday, the government said, just days after becoming the third-highest in the world.

Florida to close virus test centers with storm looming

Miami - Florida will close its coronavirus testing centers on Thursday, a day after the state reported a record 216 deaths from the disease, as authorities batten down for a looming storm.

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 90,000

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil registered record daily numbers of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus Wednesday, sending its overall death toll surging past 90,000 people.

Brazil virus death toll surpasses 80,000

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's coronavirus death toll surpassed 80,000 Monday, according to health ministry figures, as the country hit second-hardest in the world continued struggling to control the pandemic.

Coronavirus leaves more Americans dead than WWI

Washington - With 740 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the United States has seen more people die from the pandemic than died in World War I, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Why does UK have Europe's highest official coronavirus toll?

London - While the British government insists it has been "guided by science" and has taken "the right decisions at the right time", the toll of 42,000 coronavirus deaths has fuelled criticism.

Brazil virus death toll hits 28,834, surpassing hard-hit France

Bras - Brazil on Saturday reached 28,834 coronavirus fatalities, authorities said, surpassing hard-hit France and becoming the country with the world's fourth-highest death toll.

Brazil COVID-19 death toll hits 27,878, surpassing hard-hit Spain

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities.

Brazil passes 20,000 virus deaths after record 24-hour toll

Rio De Janeiro - The novel coronavirus death toll in Brazil surpassed 20,000 on Thursday, after a record number of fatalities in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said.

Brazil surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil registered 1,179 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said Tuesday, as the pandemic exacted its worst daily toll yet in the hardest-hit Latin American country.

Brazil jumps to third in COVID-19 cases worldwide

S - Brazil has the third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases in the world, according to official figures released Monday, a troubling surge for a country struggling to respond to the pandemic.

China's ground zero reports virus infections

Bejing - China reported a new cluster of coronavirus cases in Wuhan Monday after a month without fresh infections at the pandemic's global epicentre, as a northeastern city was placed under lockdown.

China's Wuhan reports first virus infection in over a month

Shanghai - China on Sunday reported the first case of coronavirus in over a month in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak first started in December last year.

Brazil tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil, the hardest-hit Latin American country in the coronavirus pandemic, has surpassed 10,000 deaths, according to figures released Saturday by the Ministry of Health.

France records 80 new virus deaths, lowest daily toll in a month

Paris - French health officials on Saturday announced another 80 deaths from the new coronavirus, the lowest figure recorded over 24 hours since early April.The figures for those in intensive care also fell, with 38 people admitted for critical care.

Italy baffled by unexplained surge in deaths during virus crisis

Rome - Italy recorded almost 50 percent more fatalities in March than usual, according to new official data showing that the real coronavirus death toll could be far higher than the 29,000 reported.

France says won't quarantine EU, Schengen area citizens

Paris - France said Sunday that it would not quarantine anyone arriving from the EU, the Schengen area or Britain due to the coronavirus, as it prepares to start easing confinement measures after two months of lockdown.

UK 'past peak' of coronavirus outbreak: PM Johnson

London - Britain is "past the peak" of its coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, despite recording another 674 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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