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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mexico sees 2nd straight day of 20,000 coronavirus cases

Mexico posted its second straight day of more than 20,000 coronavirus cases Saturday, suggesting a surge in a country already struggling in many areas with overflowing hospitals.

Business

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK virus variant kills 3, infects scores at Belgian retirement home

The UK variant of the coronavirus has claimed the lives of three residents at a retirement home in northwestern Belgium and infected 111 people including 39 staff members, its director Jurgen Duyck told AFP on Sunday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures

The Austrian government is extending the country's lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as officials worry about the possible impact of new coronavirus variants.

Earth Sciences

Upper ocean temperatures hit record high in 2020

Even with the small COVID-19-related dip in global carbon emissions due to limited travel and other activities, the ocean temperatures continued a trend of breaking records in 2020. A new study, authored by 20 scientists ...

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