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Coronavirus Digest

14 Dec 2020
Italy now has the most deaths of any European nation from the pandemic. In the US, Donald Trump has declined to become one of the first to receive the new vaccine. Follow DW for the latest.
3 Dec 2020
More than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized due to COVID-19, marking a new all-time record. President-elect Biden gave a dire warning as cases continued to rise. DW rounds up the latest developments.
21 Nov 2020
A sudden COVID-19 outbreak in the state of South Australia has prompted a six-day "circuit breaker" lockdown. Meanwhile, the US FDA has approved a rapid test that can be performed at home. Follow DW for the latest.
7 Nov 2020
China has said that nationals from eight countries are banned from entering its territory as Europe grapples with a rise in COVID-19 infections. In France, one famous Paris landmark is appealing for help from customers.
3 Nov 2020
India is preparing for a surge in COVID-19 as winter festival season nears, with the number of infections now exceeding 8 million. Meanwhile, Europe is locking down ahead of its own holiday season. DW has the latest.
31 Oct 2020
The online event will focus on international cooperation to stem the rising infection rates. Elsewhere, tougher restrictions are coming into force in some European countries. Follow DW for the latest.
28 Oct 2020
The head of the WHO has warned against letting down one's guard even though the situation is tough on people. Meanwhile, researchers have looked into pollution's effect on coronavirus deaths. Follow DW for the latest.
23 Oct 2020
Italy's Lazio region, which includes the capital, Rome, has imposed a curfew from midnight to five in the morning. Spain became the first western European country to exceed 1 million infections. All the latest from DW.
19 Oct 2020
Australia's second-largest city lifted the bulk of its restrictions on the same day as several European countries reintroduced stricter regimes. Meanwhile, the known global caseload hit 40 million. Follow DW for more.
11 Oct 2020
The White House is blocking new FDA guidelines that would likely have prevented the approval of a vaccine before next month's election, US media reported. Ireland has introduced new restrictions as cases tick up.
4 Oct 2020
Germany has issued partial or full travel warnings for more than 10 European countries. Berlin also lifted a general travel warning for 160 countries outside the EU and will take further action on a case by case basis.
3 Oct 2020
European nations are trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with tougher measures at bars and restaurants. New York City sent elementary schoolers back to class to test if its school system was ready.

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1 day ago
Clashes erupted in Nairobi after a Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage on Tuesday (December 7) and then shot and killed himself, a senior police officer and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said. The officer first shot and killed his wife at their home before setting off with his service-issued AK-47 rifle to shoot dead another four people, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on its Twitter account, describing the shooter as a "rogue officer".
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Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
1 day ago
The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
1 day ago
Austria's ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he is stepping back from politics. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, has also announced his resignation.
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At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos M├ędias Burundi
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Governments and international organizations have said Myanmar's most prominent pro-democracy figure did not receive a fair trial, and accuse the ruling junta of sacking the rule of law in a bid to hold power.