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World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.

Gaussin and Total to develop world's first full electric ART

Gaussin and Total to develop world's first full electric ART

Gaussin and Total are jointly developing the world's first full electric Aircraft Refueller Transporter (ART) with delivery expected at the end of 2020.

Qatar’s Covid-19 mortality rate among world’s lowest

Qatar’s Covid-19 mortality rate among world’s lowest

Qatar’s Covid-19 mortality rate is one of the lowest in the world, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert said on Monday at a webinar.

Qatar maintains position as world’s largest LNG exporter in 2019: IGU

Qatar maintains position as world’s largest LNG exporter in 2019: IGU

Qatar managed to maintain its position as the largest liquefied natural gas exporter in the world (at 77.8mn tonnes) in 2019, International Gas Union (IGU) said in its "2020 World LNG Report".

United States coronavirus deaths highest in world exceeding Italy

United States coronavirus deaths highest in world exceeding Italy

US deaths due to the coronavirus surpassed 19,600 on Saturday, the highest reported number in the world, according to a Reuters tally, although there are signs the pandemic might be nearing a peak.

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state ...

Global equity markets crash on virus fears, oil prices plunge

Global equity markets crash on virus fears, oil prices plunge

Equity markets collapsed Monday as the rapidly spreading coronavirus fans fears for the global economy, while a crash in oil prices added to the panic with energy firms taking a hammering ...

World 'in uncharted territory' as coronavirus spreads: WHO

World 'in uncharted territory' as coronavirus spreads: WHO

Coronavirus is now spreading much more rapidly outside China than within the country, leading the world into uncharted territory, but the outbreak can still be contained, the World Health Organization (WHO) said ...

Schools shut, travel curbed as world races to fight coronavirus

Schools shut, travel curbed as world races to fight coronavirus

Governments battling coronavirus epidemics from Iran to Australia shut schools, cancelled big events and stocked up on medical supplies on Thursday in a race to contain the outbreak's rapid global spread.

‘We have work to do’: World's youngest leader debuts at EU summit

‘We have work to do’: World's youngest leader debuts at EU summit

New Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin brushed aside the media frenzy over her appointment as the world's youngest serving head of government at age 34, pledging a sharp focus on climate policies ...

Gates tops Bezos as world’s richest person with Amazon slide

Gates tops Bezos as world’s richest person with Amazon slide

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has overtaken Amazon.com Inc’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday.