WorldView: Xi visits Wuhan, North Korea missile launch, "heist of the century"

CBS News Thursday, 3 September 2020
WorldView: Xi visits Wuhan, North Korea missile launch, heist of the centuryChinese President Xi Jinping traveled to Wuhan for the first time since the city became ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak. North Korea launched new short-range missiles. And an armored car robbery in Chile is being dubbed the "heist of the century." Cindy Pom rounds up the world headlines from London.

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Xi Jinping Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party

Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary [Video]

Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary

Amid growing contention over the democratically-ruled island of Taiwan,Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be undermined. Gloria Tso reports.

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Roundup: Putin says ready to strengthen Russia-China cooperation

MOSCOW, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised Russia-China relations and expressed readiness to deepen bilateral cooperation...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping sends warning to the US

Chinese leader Xi Jinping condemned "unilateralism, protectionism and extreme egoism" in a jab at the United States made during a rally Friday to mark the 70th..
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North Korea North Korea Country in East Asia

Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith’s Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Charges of Aiding North Korea

Virgil Griffith’s lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss the U.S. government’s charges that the Ethereum developer violated sanctions law by speaking at a..

Kim Jong-un's Wife Hasn't Been Seen in Public Since January

Sure, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is alive and well, but the same can't be said right now for his wife ... who hasn't been seen in public since January. Ri..

Donald Trump Talked About Good Buddy Kim Jong Un, Who's A Thug: Joe Biden

Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea's "thug" leader, likening his diplomacy to working with..

Wuhan Wuhan Sub-provincial city in Hubei, People's Republic of China

Coronavirus pandemic kills one million people worldwide [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic kills one million people worldwide

Over one million people have now died from coronavirus worldwide. This milestone comes almost nine months after the first Covid-19 death was recorded in Wuhan, China. Data captured by Johns Hopkins University shows that the USA, Brazil and India make up for nearly half the global coronavirus deaths. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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A cheaper, faster COVID-19 test [Video]

A cheaper, faster COVID-19 test

A method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for COVID-19 infection has been developed by a team of researchers. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the diagnostics. This makes the method particularly attractive for places and situations with limited resources. It is equally interesting for repeated testing and for moving resources from expensive diagnostics to other parts of the care chain. The study led by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet was published in the journal Nature Communications."We started working on the issue of developing a readily available testing method as soon as we saw the developments in Asia and southern Europe, and before the situation reached crisis point in Sweden," says principal investigator Bjorn Reinius, research leader at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet. "Our method was effectively finished already by the end of April, and we then made all the data freely available online."The spread of the new coronavirus at the end of 2019 in China's Wuhan region quickly escalated into a global pandemic. The relatively high transmission rate and a large number of asymptomatic infections led to a huge, worldwide need for fast, affordable, and effective diagnostic tests that could be performed in clinical as well as non-clinical settings.

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Kidney Damage Caused By COVID-19 [Video]

Kidney Damage Caused By COVID-19

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- COVID-19 causes acute kidney injury that can lead to death in some people infected with the virus, a study published Tuesday by the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found. In an analysis of nearly 1,400 patients with the new coronavirus in Wuhan, where the pandemic began, 7% of those who required hospital care developed acute kidney injury, the data showed. Advertisement Of those who experienced this complication, 72% died of COVID-19, the researchers said. Among those without kidney damage, 10% died from the virus.

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Nepal struggles with increases Covid-19 cases [Video]

Nepal struggles with increases Covid-19 cases

Recovery rate of Nepal's COVID-19 infected patients stood at around 56 percent in an early fortnight of August, while towards the end of the month, it has dipped down to 54, increasing worries and panic for health workers and government. Fatalities attributed to deadly virus crossed 100 mark in mid-August. As month marches to end, it doubled with 14 deaths on Sunday taking the number to 221. It was the month of (mid) May, the Himalayan Nation, buffered in between India and China had recorded its first fatality due to Corona Virus. Nepal recorded a single-day rise of 1221 cases with 14 more fatalities to deadly virus taking toll of infected to 38,561 while a number of recovered ones stands at 20, 822. Till Sunday, a total of 144 Corona infected patients are kept in the Intensive Care Unit whereas 17 are in ventilator throughout the nation. Though some patients underwent Plasma Therapy, 20 of them only have recovered fully till last week, the Health Ministry data showed. With the swift rise in COVID-19 cases, doctors along with other medical workers working on the frontline of the pandemic are facing increased pressure. More than 50 doctors were reported to be infected while working on the front line treating patients whose coronavirus test was not done before being admitted or brought to the hospital. Falling short of beds for COVID-19 infected patients with a decreased rate of recovery, the Government under the leadership of KP Sharma Oli has added up beds in hospitals around nation. In the month of January, Nepal was the first nation in South Asia to confirm the infection in a Wuhan returnee Nepali citizen.

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London London Capital of the United Kingdom

Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary [Video]

Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”. The talks had been expected toswitch to Brussels but it is reported that Mr Barnier is to remain in the UKuntil Wednesday – in part because of the high coronavirus infection rates inthe Belgian capital. Mr Lewis told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show: “The fact thatMichel Barnier has outlined in the last week or so that they are going to comeback and do these intensive negotiations, he recognises the EU do need tomove, and that he is staying through to next week, is totally a very goodsign. “We have got to make sure that it is a deal that works not just for ourpartners in Europe – we want to have a very good relationship with themobviously – but one that works for the United Kingdom. “I think there is agood chance that we can get a deal but I think it is for the EU to understandthat it is for them to move as well.”

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Bow crane collapse family 'treated disgracefully'

June Harvey was killed when a 65ft crane crashed down on to her house in east London in July.
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Giant inflatable Borat floats down London's Thames to mark release of new film [Video]

Giant inflatable Borat floats down London's Thames to mark release of new film

A blowup Borat, mankini and all, surprised onlookers as it made its way down the Thames on Thursday.View on euronews

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Covid-19: Arrests at London anti-lockdown protest

Eighteen people are arrested as police disperse crowds protesting against coronavirus restrictions.
BBC News

Chile Chile Country in South America

Celebrations in Chile as voters back rewriting constitution [Video]

Celebrations in Chile as voters back rewriting constitution

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to tear up dictatorship-era charter in favour of new citizen-written constitution.

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Celebrations as Chile votes by huge majority to scrap Pinochet-era constitution

Chile has voted overwhelmingly in favor of rewriting the the country’s constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military..

Jubilation as Chile votes to rewrite constitution

An overwhelming majority vote to tear up the dictatorship-era constitution and create a new one.
BBC News
Chile referendum: Voters to decide on changing constitution [Video]

Chile referendum: Voters to decide on changing constitution

Protesters in Chile make a final push ahead of a referendum that could rewrite the constitution.

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Chile's choice: Out with the old, in with the new?

After a year of often violent protests, Chileans get to decide whether they want a new constitution.
BBC News

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