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For more than five years, Sharapat Mohamad Ali and her brother Mohamad had been unable to contact their family in far western China, where the government has been accused of incarcerating up to 2 million Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in internment camps.
After unprecedented protests swept China, several cities have taken steps to ease some Covid-19 restrictions and a top official has signaled a softer approach to virus controls -- leading to speculation that an end to zero-Covid may be in sight.
China's most senior official in charge of its Covid response told health officials Wednesday that the country faced a "new stage and mission" in pandemic controls, state media Xinhua reported -- potentially indicating an adjustment to Beijing's "zero-Covid" strategy which has sparked days of…
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Major Chinese cities, including financial hub Shanghai and Zhengzhou — home to the world's largest iPhone factory — said Wednesday they were lifting Covid lockdowns.
As Elon Musk and Tim Cook battle it out on Twitter, here's what you need to know about China and the Fed ahead of your first trade Tuesday. Watch us live at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Protests against China's prolonged and restrictive Covid regulations spread across the country over the weekend. The demonstrations against Chinese President Xi Jinping and his costly zero-Covid policy are an exceedingly rare case of widespread civil disobedience.
Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy, yet another sign of how Elon Musk plans to transform the social media company he bought a month ago.
China's vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets, checking cell phones and even calling some demonstrators to warn them against a repeat.
China's top health officials have pledged to rectify Covid-19 control measures to reduce their impact on people's lives, while deflecting blame for public frustration away from the policy itself, in their first press briefing since protests erupted against the government's stringent zero-Cov…
Shanghai Disneyland has been closed again because of China's Covid restrictions, just days after reopening following a previous pandemic-related closure.
The Covid-19 pandemic has carried a key lesson for public health officials, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday: When talking to Americans, be clear that science is often a moving target.
Americans gathered for Thanksgiving last week amid a flu season that's worse than any has been in more than a decade, and experts continue to urge caution as multiple respiratory viruses circulate at high levels nationwide.
As Wall Street returns from the Thanksgiving holiday, here's what you need to know about a record Black Friday, China lockdowns and the upcoming Fed decision live at 9:30 ET.
As the US government distributes some of the most significant investments ever to improve public health, grass-roots organizations that work in underserved communities say they're being overlooked.
For the first time in decades, thousands of people have defied Chinese authorities to protest at universities and on the streets of major cities, demanding to be freed not only from incessant Covid tests and lockdowns, but strict censorship and the Communist Party's tightening grip over all …
Global markets fell on Monday after widespread protests in China against the country's stringent Covid-19 restrictions roiled investor sentiment.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday faced unprecedented dissent after thousands of demonstrators protested in cities across China over the weekend against his zero-Covid strategy -- with some daring to openly call for his removal in the streets.
Chinese authorities said Saturday they would ease a months-long Covid lockdown in the country's far western region of Xinjiang "in stages", following protests over a deadly fire at an apartment building in the regional capital of Urumqi.
A violent workers' revolt at the world's largest iPhone factory this week in central China is further scrambling Apple's strained supply and highlighting how the country's stringent zero-Covid policy is hurting global technology firms.
Stocks are likely to tread water in today's holiday-shortened session as investors look for clues on consumer health from Black Friday sales while eyeing movements in the U.S. dollar.
Zhou, an auto dealer in northeastern China, last saw his father alive in a video chat on the afternoon of November 1, hours after their home on the far outskirts of Beijing was locked down.
As millions of Americans travel to gather with friends and family over the next few days, there's a good chance that Covid-19 will follow.
China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country's increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus.
Measles vaccination rates dropped throughout the pandemic and hit the lowest coverage rate in more than a decade, says a new study published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Workers at China's largest iPhone assembly factory were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared over social media.
More disruptions at a key China factory, as well as a warning on high-end iPhone availability from Best Buy, has Apple moving lower again Wednesday.
AAA predicts that nearly 55 million people in the US will be traveling this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 5 Things team is also heading out to spend time with family and friends, so we're taking a few days off. We'll be back on Sunday. Until then, here's what you need to know to Get Up t…
James Slaugh was with his sister and his partner Saturday night at a special place, marking a very important day.
Updated Covid-19 boosters that carry instructions to arm the body against currently circulating Omicron subvariants offer some protection against infections, according to the first study to look at how the boosters are performing in the real world. However, the protection is not as high as t…
The Biden administration is launching a critical, six-week push aimed at stepping up Americans' Covid-19 booster vaccinations heading into the holiday season.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones won't be returning to Twitter and will remain banned from the platform, according to its new owner, Elon Musk.
China has locked down a major transportation hub in the south, as the country grapples with its largest nationwide Covid outbreak since April.
China has reported its first deaths of Covid-19 patients in nearly six months as the country struggles to contain a surge in cases across multiple cities that's testing the limits of its tough zero-Covid strategy.
With just hours left to go to reach an international climate agreement, US climate envoy John Kerry has tested positive for Covid-19 at the United Nations' COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, his spokesperson Whitney Smith said.
Seasonal flu activity is "elevated across the country," with "high" or "very high" respiratory virus activity in more than half of US states, according to an update published Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On Monday, Nov. 14, Presidents Joe Biden of the United State and Xi Jinping of China met in Bali, Indonesia. This provided an opportunity for direct though informal interchange between the heads of the governments of two very powerful nations.
ATLANTA – A new report looks at how Georgia’s schools are using the influx of nearly $6 billion in federal COVID relief funds that have flowed to districts across the state since 2020. While 10% of the funds were earmarked for the state Department of Education, the other 90% went directly to school districts. The […]
What Was the COVID-19 Recession?According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the official arbiter of recession, a sharp economic downturn coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It officially categorized the COVID-19 recession as a two-month contraction between February ...
Indigenous children experienced discrimination at rates ranging from 10.8% in 2016 to 15.7% in 2020, and Black children ranging from 9.69% in 2018 to 15.04% in 2020, according to the study.
Hong Kong leader John Lee has arrived at a regional economic summit in Bangkok in the first appearance by the city's chief executive at an international event in nearly three years -- as the Asian financial hub angles for a comeback.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Bangkok Thursday for the last of three back-to-back international summits held over the past week in Asia -- this time for a gathering where the leaders of the United States and Russia will both be absent.
Cases of Covid-19 rebound following treatment with the antiviral medication Paxlovid -- where infections rev back up again after people complete their five-day course of the medication -- appear to be at least twice as common as doctors previously knew, a new study suggests. Covid-19 rebound…
Employers may be pushing for more workers to return to the office. But that's proving to be an uphill battle, especially as the cold and flu season gets underway.
With this year's Thanksgiving the third since the onset of the pandemic, there are now many tools to help manage Covid-19 risk, including safe and widely available vaccines. But this coronavirus still presents a danger, especially to older people and those with chronic medical conditions. Th…
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- Around 30 per cent of COVID-19 cases among students and staff in schools around Boston could possibly have been prevented if they hadn’t lifted their masking mandates, according to a new U.S. study.
Former President Donald Trump, aiming to become only the second commander-in-chief ever elected to two nonconsecutive terms, announced Tuesday night that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- The risk of developing heart inflammation is two to three times higher with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine when compared to Pfizer, according to a new Canadian study.
A federal judge on Wednesday put on hold for five weeks his ruling striking down the Title 42 immigration policy, a Trump-era rule that's allowed US authorities to expel more than 1 million migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border.
The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.