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Thailand builds Covid-19 hospital in Bangkok airport amid surge in cases

July 29, 2021

Thai volunteers on Wednesday turned a cargo warehouse at Bangkok's Don Muang Airport into a 1,800-bed field hospital for Covid-19 patients with less severe symptoms, as the country deals with its biggest outbreak to date.

Thailand sends Covid patients home on trains as outbreak worsens

July 28, 2021

Thai citizens seeking Covid-19 treatment in Bangkok are being returned to their hometowns by train, in an effort to alleviate the burden on the capital's medical system.

Tiny kingdom of Bhutan fully vaccinates 90% of its adult population

July 28, 2021

Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population in a week with Covid-19 shots, a feat that has been described as a "success story" and a "beacon of hope" for other countries in the region, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday.

First person charged under Hong Kong national security law found guilty on two charges | CNN

July 27, 2021

Tong Ying-kit, 24, was found guilty of terrorism and inciting secession on Tuesday, becoming the first person convicted under Hong Kong's sweeping national security law.

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high amid US withdrawal, UN says | CNN

July 26, 2021

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached record levels in the first half of 2021, the United Nations warned Monday, noting that deaths and injuries spiked markedly from May when the United States and its allies began withdrawing troops from the country.

Two charged for allegedly hitting police horse during anti-lockdown protest

July 26, 2021

Two men have been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly striking a police horse during anti-lockdown protests in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, police said, as daily Covid-19 cases in New South Wales state continue to rise.

Pizza for Italy and Dracula for Romania. South Korean broadcaster apologizes for its Olympic 'inexcusable mistake'

July 25, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is a gratuitously enjoyable affair, with bulging muscles and beaming athletes proudly walking the Parade of Nations -- and into our hearts.

Why North Korea is so afraid of K-pop

July 24, 2021

North Korea is doubling down on its culture war, warning citizens to stay away from all things South Korean -- including its fashion, music, hairstyles and even slang.

Ancient viruses dating back 15,000 years found in Tibetan glacier

July 23, 2021

Scientists have discovered previously unknown viruses dating from 15,000 years ago in ice samples taken from a glacier in the Tibetan plateau.

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