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Latin America COVID-19 death toll rises past 200,000

作者:admin 2020-08-06

The world epicentre of the coronavirus now is in Latin America, where more than 200,000 people have died, with Brazil and Mexico making up a majority of the fatalities in the region. As countries in the region struggle to curb the spread of the virus 阅读全文

Australia's Morrison says US-China war no longer inconceivable

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said his government held a less dramatic view of US-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential "hot war" before US presidential elections in November, but added that a conflict 阅读全文

Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz: Powerful Mexico gang leader arrested

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Mexican security forces have arrested the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang who spread violence through north-central Mexico and fought a years-long turf battle with another powerful criminal cartel. Officials in the state of Guanajuato said Jose 阅读全文

US health chief Alex Azar to make 'historic' visit to Taiwan

作者:admin 2020-08-06

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in the coming days, his office has announced, the highest-level visit by a US official to the territory claimed by China in four decades. The announcement on Wednesday immediately 阅读全文

Brazil: July surge in Amazon fires raises fears of repeat of 2019

作者:admin 2020-08-06

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28 percent in July from a year ago, official data shows, as environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest. 阅读全文

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in US amid virus fallout

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. on Tuesday after telling a London court it was set to run out of cash next month if a pending rescue deal isn't approved. The airline filed its peti 阅读全文

Argentina's pandemic squatters

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Argentina's lockdown was due to end on Sunday, but it is being extended because of a surge in coronavirus cases. The country's economic situation, already in dire straits, has further deteriorated in recent months, and millions are finding it hard to 阅读全文

Breonna Taylor killing: Prosecution may face obstacles

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Despite mounting public pressure for authorities in the US city of Louisville, Kentucky to file criminal charges nearly five months after Breonna Taylor's death, prosecutors may face significant obstacles to bringing homicide-related charges against 阅读全文

Venezuela market at centre of Caracas COVID-19 outbreak

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Venezuela capital Caracas's largest produce market is at the centre of a worsening COVID-19 outbreak, but cash-strapped merchants refuse to stop hawking food there for the city's five million residents, many of whom are starving. Three days a week - 阅读全文

Facebook bows to Brazil court order, bans pro-Bolsonaro profiles

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Facebook has announced it has obeyed a Brazilian judge's order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network. Supreme Court Justice Alexandre 阅读全文