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COVID hits dozens of Latin leaders, including presidents

COVID hits dozens of Latin leaders, including presidents

World
HAVANA -- The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and powerful officials testing positive this week for the new coronavirus, adding a destabilizing new element to the region’s public health and economic crises. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro, 65, announced his illness Tuesday and is using it to publicly extol hydroxychloroquine, the unproven malaria drug that he’s been promoting as a treatment for COVID-19, and now takes himself. Bolivian interim President Jeanine Añez, 53, made her own diagnosis public Thursday, throwing her already troubled political propects into further doubt. And in Venezuela, 57-year-old socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello said Thursday on Twitter that he, too, had tested positive, at least tempor
India blocks TicTok, WeChat, dozens of other Chinese apps

India blocks TicTok, WeChat, dozens of other Chinese apps

World
June 29 (UPI) -- Citing cybersecurity concerns, India blocked Internet access to 59 apps originating in China, including TikTok, WeChat and other entertainment and messaging applications, the government said Monday. The apps on iOs and Android platforms are suspected of stealing data and violating privacy of Indian users, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information said in a statement. The apps "are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, [the] defense of India and the security of state and public order," the ministry said. Advertisement TikTok, owned by ByteDance, pairs music with short videos. The app is popular with Indian users, who have downloaded 611 million TikTok installations, or about 30 percent of the 2 billion total worldwide, according to marketing websi...
China pneumonia: Sars ruled out as dozens fall ill in Wuhan

China pneumonia: Sars ruled out as dozens fall ill in Wuhan

Health
A mysterious viral pneumonia that has infected dozens in central China is not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars), health chiefs have said.They also discounted bird flu and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and said investigations were continuing.A total of 59 cases have been reported in the city of Wuhan, seven of which are considered critical.The outbreak prompted Singapore and Hong Kong to bring in screening processes for travellers from the city.An epidemic of the potentially deadly, flu-like Sars virus killed more than 700 people around the world in 2002-03, after originating in China. Mystery virus probed in Wuhan The people who risked their lives to stop the virus In a statement posted on its website late on Sunday, t...
12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan

12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan

World
Authorities suspended some flights in Kazakhstan after a jetliner carrying 98 people crashed shortly after takeoffBy VLADIMIR TRETYAKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressDecember 27, 2019, 9:44 PM4 min readALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said. The Bek Air jet, identified as a 23-year-old Fokker 100, hit a concrete wall and a two-story building soon after departing from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and former capital, airport officials said. The aircraft's tail also struck the runway twice during takeoff, indicating that it struggled to get off the ground, Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar said. Fifty-four people people were reported hospi...
1 dead, dozens injured in attack on Bagram Airfield

1 dead, dozens injured in attack on Bagram Airfield

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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Armed attackers targeted a hospital under construction near the United States' largest military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring dozens more, officials said. The attack near the Bagram Airfield, which President Donald Trump had visited over Thanksgiving, was "quickly contained and repelled" by Afghan security and coalition forces, the NATO Resolute Support mission said a statement, "but the future of the medical facility was badly damaged." No coalition or U.S. soldier was killed in the attack and the base remains secure, it said. The two-hour attack, which has yet to be claimed, began when a vehicle loaded with explosives was detonated at the southern end of the base where the hospital was under construction, Parwan police chief...