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Zimbabwe to Open 1st Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic

HARARE (Xinhua) — Preparations for the opening of Zimbabwe's first traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture clinic at the country's largest referral hospital are at an advanced stage, with all medical equipment already in place.

Japan MP in Hot Water for ‘Insulting’ Rape Victims

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A female lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said at a party gathering Friday, some women might make false reports of sexual violence, according to participants, a remark seen as insulting to victims of sexual assault.

Opinion: Tokyo Olympics Should Not Be Held in Coronavirus Pandemic

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Hiroshi Hoketsu, 79, is a Japanese three-time Olympic equestrian. He made his Olympic debut at the 1964 Tokyo Games and became the oldest Japanese Olympian when he participated in the 2012 London Games at age 71.

Taiwan: China’s Military Flew Surveillance Planes on 3 Days

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday condemned recent Chinese military activity after Beijing sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for three straight days, calling it a “deliberate provocation.”

At UN, China, Russia and US Clash Over Pandemic Responses

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States butted heads with China and Russia at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading allegations about who mishandled and politicized the virus in one of the few real-time exchanges among top officials at this year’s COVID-distanced U.N. General Assembly meeting.

200,000 Dead: Trump Continues To Vilify Science, Prioritize Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said.

Tokyo Olympic Committee Sent Over 1.1 Bil. Yen Overseas During Bid

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Tokyo Olympic bid committee transferred a total of over 1.1 billion yen ($10.5 million) to overseas destinations around the time the Japanese capital was picked as the host city in 2013, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

‘Unfathomable’: US Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

Veteran Sherpa Guide Who Set Everest Record Dies at Age 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at age 72 after a long illness, family members said.

Alone Among Nations, US Moves to Restore UN Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration's disputed unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had been restored.

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