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Harris bursts through another barrier, becoming the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect

Kamala Harris. Pic - CNN

November 7 (CNN) - Kamala Harris, who on Saturday became America's first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect, represents a new face of political power after an election all about who wields power and how they use it. The California senator's history-making win also represents the millions of women in the demographics -- often overlooked, historically underrepresented and ...

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China reports no new coronavirus cases for first time

Cases have dwindled dramatically from the peak in mid-February.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Beijing, May 23 (AFP) - China on Saturday (May 23) reported zero new coronavirus infections for the first time since it started reporting data in January, a day after Communist Party leaders celebrated "major achievements" in the virus fight. The virus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, but cases have dwindled dramatically from the peak ...

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Singapore reports two deaths from coronavirus, first fatalities in country

Commuters leave the Woodlands Causeway across to Singapore from Johor, hours before Malaysia imposes a lockdown on travel due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Singapore March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singapore, March 21 (Reuters) - Singapore reported two coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday , marking the city-state’s first fatalities from the infection. The patients who died were a 75-year-old Singaporean woman ​and a 64-year-old Indonesian man, the health ministry said in a statement. Singapore, widely praised for its fastidious onslaught against the virus, has confirmed 385 cases of the infection and ...

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The pandemic began in China. Today, it reported no new local infections for the first time

A worker disinfects a room at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on March 18. Stringer/AFP/Getty

Beijing, March 19 (CNN) - Mainland China on Thursday reported no new locally transmitted coronavirus cases for the first time since the the pandemic began, marking a major turning point in the global battle to contain Covid-19. The country reported 34 new cases of coronavirus yesterday -- all imported from overseas. The milestone represents a turnaround for the Chinese government. Just ...

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