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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

China's COVID-hit capital Beijing further tightened its dragnet on the virus with zero community transmission the target, punishing workplaces that flout rules or circumvent curbs and imploring residents to police their own movements.

M23 rebels advance on major military base in eastern Congo

Fighters from the M23 rebel group advanced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday and were locked in heavy fighting with the army outside the region's largest military base, security sources and the local park director said.