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Japan considers banning hotel guests without masks

The Japanese government is considering allowing hotels to refuse entry to guests who do not wear masks and follow other infection control measures during an outbreak. This is according to Fuji News Network reported on Wednesday. At an…

World is in great peril warns UN chief

Leaders meeting in person for the first time in three years must address conflict and climate catastrophes, rising poverty and inequality, and growing divisions among major powers that have gotten worse, according to the United Nations…

Over 300 Nigerians have died in floods this year

In Nigeria, floods have killed 300 people this year. The situation could worsen as heavy rains and overflowing water from a dam in Cameroon affect 14 Nigerian states, the disaster management agency reports. A meeting of the National…

Kyrgyzstan reports 36 deaths from border conflict

As a result of the fighting between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan raging on the border between the two Central Asian nations, Kyrgyzstan said its death toll from the conflict had risen to 36 people, with 129 people hurt during the conflict.…

Hurricane Fiona floods Puerto Rico and knocks out its power

There was severe flooding and landslides across most of Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Fiona on Sunday. This was before the storm barreled its way towards the Dominican Republic, a government agency reported. The storm, hitting Puerto…

Taiwan shaken by earthquake of 6.8 magnitude

Taitung County in eastern Taiwan was struck by an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude on Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). According to data, the earthquake occurred amidst over 60 aftershocks following the quake, without…

22 killed, several missing in Nepal landslide

There were at least 22 deaths and several injuries in western Nepal as a result of a landslide triggered by heavy rains, officials said on Saturday. As rescue workers searched the disaster site to try to find another ten missing people,…