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New Zealand reports 134 new community cases of Covid-19 Delta variant

Wellington, Nov 30 (UNI/Xinhua) New Zealand reported 134 new Delta variant cases of COVID-19 in the community on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country's current community outbreak to 8,431.
Among the new infections, 116 were recorded in the largest city of Auckland, eight in nearby Waikato, nine in Bay of Plenty and one in Northland, according to the Ministry of Health.
A total of 89 cases are being treated in hospitals, including nine in intensive care units or high dependency units, a ministry statement said.
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Taiwan reports 37 new Covid-19 cases

20 Jan 2022 | 7:04 PM

Taipei, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Taiwan reported 37 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, 13 of which are locally-transmitted confirmed cases, while the other 24 are imported, the island's disease-monitoring agency said.

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New draft of US sanctions seeks to cut funding for cyber dialogue with Russia : Bill

20 Jan 2022 | 7:03 PM

Washington, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) US congressmen led by Republican Jim Banks want to cut funding for cybersecurity dialogue with Russia until alleged attacks on American entities end, according to the new sanctions bill obtained by The Washington Post.

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Nuclear weapons not part of Iran’s defence strategy: President

20 Jan 2022 | 7:03 PM

Moscow, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) The development of nuclear weapons is not a part of Iran’s defence strategy, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday.

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Vietnam reports 16,715 new Covid-19 cases

20 Jan 2022 | 7:02 PM

Hanoi, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Vietnam reported 16,715 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 16,637 locally transmitted and 78 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

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About 30 people killed in stampede in Liberia: sources

About 30 people killed in stampede in Liberia: sources

20 Jan 2022 | 6:22 PM

Monrovia, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) At least 29 people have been confirmed dead in a stampede during an open-air church service in Liberia's Kru Town, a suburb of the capital Monrovia, said police.

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