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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 18, 2020
Unama'ki shows support for Sipekn'katik fishers
Faces of Fusion Awards return to Charlottetown a little late and with a few changes
Halifax man says some staff at medical sites didn't wear masks properly
International students at CBU upset over tuition hike, lack of support during pandemic
Australia COVID-19 hotspot records fewest cases since June
By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian state at the center of the country's coronavirus outbreak on Saturday reported its lowest daily increase of infections in three months, putting it on course to relax a hard lockdown in the capital city ...
Mexico reports 4,841 coronavirus cases, 624 new deaths
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry on Friday reported 4,841 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 688,954 cases, and 624 new deaths, for a cumulative death toll of 72,803. Deputy Health ...
Taiwan scrambles fighters as Chinese jets again fly near island
By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's air force scrambled jets for a second consecutive day on Saturday as multiple Chinese aircraft approached the island and crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with the island's government ...
UK's Labour ties with Conservatives for first time since 2019, YouGov poll finds
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party has caught up with the governing Conservatives for the first time since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July last year, a YouGov opinion poll showed. Data released late on Friday showed the ...
Polluted stretch of Manila Bay gets fake white sand makeover
MANILA (Reuters) - Residents of the Philippines' capital on Saturday flocked to an artificial white sand beach that the government has transformed from a polluted stretch of shoreline to mark International Coastal Cleanup day. Despite opposition from ...
Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality ...
Jump in France's daily COVID death toll tied to unreported hospital cases
By Mathieu Rosemain and Henri-Pierre André PARIS (Reuters) - A sudden jump in France's daily death toll from COVID-19 stems from previously unreported cases in one hospital near Paris, according to statements by health authorities. The health ...
Two killed, 14 injured in shooting in Rochester, New York
(Reuters) - Two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting in Rochester, New York, police said on Saturday. The shooting appeared to start at a backyard party just before 12:30 a.m., with about 100 people running to and from a "very ...
UK foreign minister's bodyguard suspended after gun left on plane
LONDON (Reuters) - London's police force said on Saturday it had suspended an officer tasked with guarding British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, following a newspaper report that the officer had left a loaded gun on a plane. The incident is the ...
Amid mourning for Ginsburg, fierce battle over U.S. Supreme Court looms
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fierce political battle was shaping up on Saturday over the selection of a successor to trailblazing liberal U.S. Supreme Curt Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with top Democrats opposing any move by President ...