Spain announces new state of emergency as COVID infections soar

Published On: October 26, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

MADRID, Oct 26: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a new state of emergency on Sunday in an effort to curb soaring coronavirus infections, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions in some cases.

Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Published On: October 26, 2020 09:11 AM NPT By: Reuters

SAO PAULO, Oct 26: Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.

SEOUL, Oct 25: Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics 005930.KS into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said.

KABUL, Oct 25: A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.

WASHINGTON, Oct 25: Just a week before November’s election, two of President Donald Trump’s top national security aides will visit India for meetings focused largely on countering China’s growing global influence. As the bitter race between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden winds down, the talks this week in New Delhi aim to reinforce the president’s anti-China campaign message.

Trump goes on offensive against Biden with trip to New Hampshire

Published On: October 25, 2020 01:03 PM NPT By: Reuters

UNITED STATES, Oct 25: President Donald Trump will go on the offensive against Democratic rival Joe Biden on Sunday with a campaign trip to New Hampshire, a state he narrowly lost in 2016 but is trying to reclaim in this year’s White House race.

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

Published On: October 25, 2020 09:16 AM NPT By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, TEXAS, Oct 25: Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer.

SEOUL, Oct 25: Lee Kun-hee, charismatic leader of Samsung Group, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, died on Sunday, the company said, six months after he was hospitalised for a heart attack.

LONDON, Oct 24: Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily COVID-19 infections reported in the past two weeks.

Asia becomes second region to exceed 10 million coronavirus cases

Published On: October 24, 2020 06:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

INDIA, Oct 24: Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally, as cases continue to mount in India despite a slowdown and sharp declines elsewhere.