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Tokyo reports 59 new virus cases, lowest in 3 months
Tokyo reports 59 new virus cases, lowest in 3 months
Tokyo confirmed on Sept. 23 an additional 59 coronavirus infections, marking the lowest daily figure in nearly three months, the metropolitan government said. ==Kyodo
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Effectiveness confirmed by Fujifilm and Avigan Apply for manufacturing and marketing approval by the end of October
Effectiveness confirmed by Fujifilm and Avigan Apply for manufacturing and marketing approval by the end of October
[Tokyo, 23rd, Reuters] --Fujifilm <4901.T> achieved its primary endpoint in the domestic phase III clinical trial of the new coronavirus drug candidate "Abigan" on the 23rd by its subsidiary Fujifilm Toyama Chemical. Announced.
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Australia's virus hotspot may speed up easing curbs as cases drop
Australia's virus hotspot may speed up easing curbs as cases drop
By Sonali Paul and Renju Jose MELBOURNE/SYDNEY - Australia's coronavirus hot spot of Victoria is considering easing more curbs from Sept. 26 than previously flagged, the state's premier said on Wednesday, as the two-week average of new infections in the city of Melbourne fell below 30. Melbourne, Australia's second most populous city, has been the epicentre of the country's second wave
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Japan to Lift Entry Ban for All Countries Starting in Oct, But Tourists Excluded
Japan to Lift Entry Ban for All Countries Starting in Oct, But Tourists Excluded
The Asahi newspaper reports that the government plans to lift the entry ban for foreigners newly entering Japan from all countries starting as early as the first part of October, except for tourists. The easing of restrictions will not only apply to business people, but also to those with newly issued mid- to longer-term residency visas (of longer than three months).
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Medvedev beaten in Hamburg after run to U.S. Open semifinals
Medvedev beaten in Hamburg after run to U.S. Open semifinals
Daniil Medvedev lost his first match since reaching the U.S. Open semifinals as he was beaten 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday by unseeded French player Ugo Humbert in the first round of the Hamburg European Open. The top-seeded Medvedev was a break up at 4-3 in the first set but was broken…
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John Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty
John Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty
The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable" act.Mark David Chapman made the comments in response to questions last month from a parole board, which denied him...
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Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues
Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues
President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters chanting, “Fill that seat!” “I will fill that seat,” Trump responded before launching into an extended riff on his plans to quickly nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “They say it’s…
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Johnson calls for ‘spirit of togetherness’ to survive tough coronavirus winter
Johnson calls for ‘spirit of togetherness’ to survive tough coronavirus winter
New curbs on freedoms announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to limit the spread of the virus could last for six months.
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Venezuela and Iran Buck U.S. Sanctions Again to Export Crude
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Venezuela and Iran Buck U.S. Sanctions Again to Export Crude
After defying U.S. sanctions by shipping a cargo of oil condensate to Venezuela just last week, Iran is using the same ship to help the Latin American country export its crude.
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David Moyes and two West Ham players test positive for Covid-19
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David Moyes and two West Ham players test positive for Covid-19
West Ham United manager David Moyes and two of the club's players have tested positive for Covid-19.
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Hollywood unions announce broad deal to allow movie production to resume
Hollywood unions announce broad deal to allow movie production to resume
A group of Hollywood unions on Monday announced a deal wit...
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Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions
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Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as his nation grapples with the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak and a weakened economy, but he insisted that it is the U.S. that will surrender to the resilience of Iran.
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