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Covid-19 cases at record high around world

By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia Sydney – Global Covid-19 infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period, Reuters data showed on Wednesday (Dec. 29), as the new Omicron variant raced out of control, keeping workers at home and overwhelming testing centres. Almost 900,000 cases were detected on average each day around

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UK Covid deaths surpass Great Plague, Aids pandemic and every terror attack and war since 1945 combined

The number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK has surpassed the combined death toll of the Great Plague, the Aids pandemic and every single terror attack and war since 1945. The UK recorded a further 1,631 deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the official tally above 100,000. The actual number is expected to be much higher when all excess

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Gold eyes US$2,000 mark in speedy record-breaking run

By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsia London/Bengaluru: Gold’s record rally is moving tantalisingly close to the psychologically key US$2,000 level, powered by investors seeking cover from Covid-19’s global economic toll, as reflected in dollar weakness, faltering stocks and US-China trade tensions. Spot gold prices have surged 53% in the last 14 months, blowing past 2011’s

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