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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in self quarantine

Geneva: The World Health Organization chief said late Sunday (Nov 1) that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19, but stressed he had no symptoms. "I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Karaoke game machines installed in jails for therapy

On Wednesday, the Jeonju Correctional Institution in North Jeolla Province announced that it had installed three karaoke machines and two "whack a mole" game machines in the prison. The correctional facility explained that they will help inmates to relieve stress as other rehabilitation programs such as religious activities had been suspended...

Death Toll rises to 43 in Turkey earthquake

ANKARA, November 1: The number of people killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Turkey’s Izmir region has risen to 43, the Turkish emergency agency said in a statement. "Forty-three people lost their lives," the statement reads. According to the agency, 896 people suffered injuries. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Turkey's...

US appoints Destro as a special coordinator for Tibetan Issue

The United States has appointed a senior human rights official as a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, amid increasingly tense relations between Washington and Beijing. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that Robert Destro, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, would assume the additional...


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