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Chinese , capital , reinstates , curbs , coronavirus resurfaces

Chinese capital reinstates curbs as coronavirus resurfaces

06 June, 2020 8:01 pm 8:01 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Several districts of the Chinese capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and ordered people to be tested for the novel coronavirus on Monday after an unexpected spike of cases linked to the biggest wholesale food market in Asia. After nearly two months with no new infections, Beijing officials have reported 79 … Read More


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Japan expected to end state of emergency for most regions; Tokyo to remain ...

05 May, 2020 9:03 am 9:03 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is expected to lift the state of emergency for 39 of its 47 prefectures on Thursday, local media reported, while the capital Tokyo is set to keep restrictions in place until it sees a convincing containment of the coronavirus. The world’s third-largest economy declared a nationwide state of emergency a month … Read More


South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capital

04 April, 2020 10:52 am 10:52 am

MALE (Reuters) – The number of people infected with the coronavirus crossed 22,000 in densely populated South Asia on Friday driven by a rise in cases in India as the tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives locked down its capital. Health officials have warned that the region, home to a fifth of the world’s … Read More


Residents, Australia, capital, Canberra, bushfire, airport

Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return

01 January, 2020 6:09 pm 6:09 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Some residents of Australia’s capital Canberra were evacuated briefly on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out near the airport as searing hot weather ended a few days of respite and the number of out-of-control blazes surged in the southeast of the country. Roads were closed and the authorities told people to leave … Read More


India, capital, New Delhi, fire, factory, labourers, sleeping, government

Fire at New Delhi factory kills 32

12 December, 2019 10:19 am 10:19 am

MUMBAI (Reuters) – At least thirty-two people were killed in India’s capital New Delhi on Sunday when a fire swept through a factory where labourers were sleeping, government officials said. “Till now we have rescued more than 50 people, most of them were affected due to smoke,” Atul Garg, an official with Delhi Fire Service … Read More


Chile President, Pinera, declares, emergency, capital, rocked, riots

Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots

10 October, 2019 2:33 pm 2:33 pm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered. Black-hooded protesters enraged by recent fare hikes on public transportation lit fires … Read More


Gun, battle, Afghan, capital, Taliban, blast, wounds

Gun battle ends in Kabul after Taliban blast wounds 105

07 July, 2019 8:52 pm 8:52 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan security forces killed five Taliban gunmen who stormed a building in Kabul on Monday after detonating a bomb-laden truck that wounded at least 105 people, including 51 children, officials said. The gun battle lasted more than seven hours, a security official said, adding that the Taliban fighters in the under-construction building … Read More


Blast, Afghan, capital, Kabul, seven, casualties

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least seven casualties

05 May, 2019 10:05 am 10:05 am

KABUL (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded in Kabul on Friday, killing or wounding at least seven people and sending a plume of white smoke into the sky, witnesses and officials said, in the second attack in the Afghan capital in two days. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came … Read More


Erdogan, Turkish, capital, Istanbul, disputed

Erdogan loses hold over Turkish capital, Istanbul disputed

04 April, 2019 11:17 am 11:17 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in the country’s largest city, Istanbul. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics since coming to power 16 years ago and … Read More