World News Briefs — March 10, 2021 (Evening Edition)

TASS:WHO reports over 433,000 new daily cases of COVID-19
Coronavirus-related deaths increased by over 7,400 to surpass 2.6 million
GENEVA, March 10. /TASS/. More than 433,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, pushing a total number of infections to 117.33 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Wednesday.
According to the WHO updates, the coronavirus-related deaths increased by over 7,400 to surpass 2.6 million.
As of 16.44 Moscow time on March 10, as many as 117,332,262 coronavirus cases and 2,605,356 coronavirus-related deaths were registered across the globe.
The number of confirmed cases grew by 433,992 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 7,413.
After 10 years of war Syria still a 'living nightmare,' says U.N. chief.
Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi 'hostile aerial target' in Yemen's Marib.
Saudi Arabia to take action to protect oil facilities, foreign minister says.
Iran pushes development of major oil region under 25-year China deal.
Blinken says no Iran funds from S.Korea before nuclear compliance.
Iran denies it attacked Israeli-owned ship in Gulf.
U.S. blacklists 2 Iranians for human rights violations.
Israel's Netanyahu to make first official trip to UAE Thursday: reports.
Myanmar's military junta pays $2million to Canadian lobbying firm to 'explain the real situation' as riot police carry out dawn raids on railway workers and death toll in brutal crackdown rises to more than 60.
Myanmar coup: Military cracks down on free speech, press freedom.
Myanmar security forces surround striking rail workers opposed to military coup.
Scott Morrison to join 'historic' Quad talks with Joe Biden, Yoshihide Suga and Narendra Modi.
Biden aides to hold first talks with China, press concerns.
Afghanistan bans schoolgirls older than 12 from singing — reports.
Local Tajiks on Afghan border trained to defend against 'Taliban attack'.
China introduces world's first 'virus passport' programme.
U.N.: Member states can do more on North Korea human rights.
Japan marks a decade since Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan to stage Tokyo Olympics 'without overseas spectators'.
Somalia's security situation in crisis amid political uncertainty.
John Magufuli: Questions raised over missing Tanzania leader.
Tanzania’s missing president is in Kenya with Covid, says opposition leader.
Blinken condemns 'ethnic cleansing' in Ethiopia's Tigray.
Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko dies in German hospital aged 56.
Libyan lawmakers approve gov’t of PM-designate Dbeibah.
Nigerian kidnappings reach crisis point.
Bata blast: Satellite images show Equatorial Guinea destruction.
Covid wave intensifies in Central Europe.
Vaccine row: EU has exported 34m doses – including 9m to the UK.
Paris hospitals near capacity as severe Covid-19 cases surge.
Protesters occupy Paris theatres to protest Covid-19 shutdowns.
Armenian Army leaders again call on PM to resign after dismissal Of General.
Kremlin ‘alarmed’ by reports US considering cyberattack against Russia, as official government websites suddenly taken offline.
Russia restricts Twitter for failing to remove banned content.
Greek PM appeals for peace after police brutality ignites riots.
Belarus, Poland expel diplomats in rift over 'Cursed Soldiers' event.
After Iraq trip, Pope Francis calls war and terrorism a 'mutating monster'.
Joe Biden to sign COVID relief bill on Friday and he, Jill, Kamala and Doug will hit the road in massive sales blitz to tout its benefits to American people.
Texas reopens '100%' as US vaccination drive gains pace.
Record 3,200 migrant children stuck in Border Patrol custody, with nearly half held past legal limit.
After Border Patrol release, asylum-seekers test positive for Covid in Brownsville, Texas.
McConnell says increased Capitol security is 'overdone,' reminds him of Kabul.
Blinken assures Congress of Biden's opposition to Nord Stream 2.
Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general.
North America sees drop in COVID-19 cases, Brazil surge worrying, says PAHO.
Hospitals overwhelmed as Brazil reaches new daily Covid-19 death record.
‘Brazil has no government’: Lula tears into Bolsonaro in comeback speech.
Honduran president denies drug trafficking accusations.
U.S. blacklists groups in Congo, Mozambique over Islamic State links.
Burkina Faso makes tentative steps towards dialogue with jihadists.
'Children today, terrorists tomorrow': Lindsey Graham warns Al Qaeda and ISIS could exploit poor border control after Trump blasts Biden for 'destroying' America with lax immigration policies as the influx of migrants continues.
As U.K. strips citizenship from ISIS members, other children of immigrants decry 'two tier' citizenship.
Asian stocks set to firm after Dow hits record.
Dow closes at record high as House passes COVID-19 relief bill.
Coronavirus digest: BioNTech could make 3 billion COVID vaccine doses in 2022.
Bitcoin price above $57,000.
Boeing monthly aircraft orders outpace cancellations for first time since 2019.
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