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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 500,000

Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed half a million with more than 20,000 deaths, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, calling them "tragic numbers."

Xi urges G20 cooperation to contain COVID-19, stabilize world economy
The Group of 20 (G20) major economies should uphold the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, and strengthen unity, coordination and cooperation to resolutely stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and stabilize the world economy with all their strength, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
COVID-19 cases in US top 100,000
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 100,000, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

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US energy secretary Perry says to resign

U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry, who has drawn scrutiny for his role in President Donald Trump's controversial efforts to push Ukraine to probe Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, on Thursday told Trump that he would resign from the cabinet.

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