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Singapore says it was 'correct' not to close schools earlier

It was the "correct" move to leave schools open as young people don't seem to be as affected by the virus as adults, said Singapore's education chief.

April 07, 2020

Japan declares emergency, approves near US$1-t stimulus

Iran's virus toll climbed to 3,872 with 133 new deaths over the past 24 hours as Thailand's cabinet approved a US$58-b package to help the economy.

April 07, 2020

Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell freed from jail, acquitted of sex offences

Australia's highest court acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, freeing the cardinal after 404 days in jail.

April 07, 2020

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as virus boosts cyber crime

While the plot to sell the Statue of Unity is among the most brazen cases, police say cybercrimes have surged since the health scare gripped the country.

April 07, 2020