03 Aug 2021

Delta variant has spiked Covid-19 deaths in Africa by 80% in one month, WHO says

The Delta variant has caused Covid-19 related deaths in Africa to spike by 80% in just one month, according to reports released by the World Health Organization. Africa is currently experiencing its worst death rates throughout the course of the pandemic, with unprecedented rises in fatalities. Africa reported its highest

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02 Aug 2021

China flood death toll rises sharply to over 300

The death toll from the floods in China’s central Henan province last month has risen to over 300 individuals, according to Chinese officials. Roughly 50 people remain missing following the severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall. According to Chinese reports, 13 million people were affected by the flooding and nearly

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28 Jun 2021

Miami Building Collapse Relatives Face Agonising Wait for News

Families and friends missing individuals involved in the Miami building collapse wait anxiously as rescue teams continue to conduct missions aimed to locate and save those still trapped in the rubble. As of Sunday, nine people have been confirmed dead and 152 are still missing. Yesterday, a number of relatives

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01 Jun 2021

Peru more than doubles death toll after review

After a review, Peru has more than doubled its official Covid-19 death toll, placing the country at the top of the list for the highest death rate per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Peru’s official death toll is now 180,000, double its previously reported figure of 69,342. Peru

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20 May 2021

India’s Covid-19 Daily Death Toll Hits World’s High

On Wednesday, India reported 4,529 deaths in just 24 hours, setting a new high for the amount of Covid-19 deaths in a single day. This was previously held by the US on January 12, when it recorded 4,475 deaths. This marks the ninth time that India has recorded more than

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30 Mar 2021

Thailand pushes back thousands fleeing Myanmar as death toll surpasses 500

More than 2,000 refugees attempting to flee Myanmar have been pushed back by Thailand. A string of air strikes in the southeast of Myanmar have led to an increase of refugees. Over 2,000 people are now hiding in the jungle and are internally displaced after being pushed back into Myanmar

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03 Mar 2021

Covid-19 Variant in Brazil Overwhelms Local Hospitals, Hits Younger Patients

This week, Brazil’s daily death toll from Covid-19 rose to its highest level yet. Health officials are pointing to a new strain that originated in the Amazon area of Brazil that is suspected to be responsible for the recent rise in deaths and infections in younger people. This past week’s

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15 Feb 2021

Biden to Join G-7 Leaders in Virtual Meeting to Discuss Pandemic Response

On Friday, US President Joe Biden plans to participate in a virtual gathering of the Group of Seven industrialized nations to discuss plans on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic as the death counts rise well above two million and the global economy remains damaged. The forum of leaders from the other

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13 Oct 2020

Reported death toll in Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes about 600

The death toll from the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has reached 600, according to local media. The reported death toll includes military and civilian deaths as fighting continues despite calls for a cease-fire. On Tuesday, Nagorno-Karabakh declared that 16 of their servicemen had been killed in the conflict, bringing

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29 Sep 2020

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

Over the weekend, the number of people who have died worldwide due to COVID-19 complications has passed one million. Many regions are reporting a second wave of infections while others have failed to quell the first outbreaks. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that deaths in Brazil, the US, and

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