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China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus

The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilising machinery to get it ready by early next week, state...

  Asia / South Asia

China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus

The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilising machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said. The virus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organization declared it an emergency but...

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing three

Three Americans died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in the Snowy Monaro region of Australia’s southern New South Wales state, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the deaths and crash in comments to reporters as Australia attempts to deal with an unprecedented fire season that has left a large swath...

  Americas

Trump to unveil Middle East peace plan by Tuesday

US President Donald Trump has said that he would unveil the long-awaited Middle East peace plan before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington on next Tuesday. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Thursday, Trump said he would release the plan before his meeting with Netanyahu, reports Xinhua. "Sometime prior to that,"...

  Europe

  Europe

Five soldiers die in explosion in Burkina Faso

At least five soldiers were killed in a roadside explosion on Friday in northern Burkina Faso's province of Soum, a security source said. The explosion occurred as an army patrol vehicle hit an improvised roadside explosive device in the town of Arbinda, said the source. Burkina Faso is faced with a worsening security situation in northern regions as frequent militant...

Three killed in militant attack near Kenya’s Somalia border

Three teachers were killed in Kenya near the country’s border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest assault by the group since the new year. The militia also attacked a local police station and destroyed a telecommunications mast in the attack in...