New study shows SARS-CoV-2 infects coronary arteries, increases plaque inflammation

LOS ANGELES, United States -- SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can directly infect the arteries of the heart and cause the fatty plaque inside arteries to become highly inflamed, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study published on Thursday.

China opens its fastest cross-sea high-speed railway along Taiwan Strait

FUZHOU, China -- China's fastest cross-sea high-speed rail started operation on Thursday, with trains running at a maximum speed of 350 km/h along the west coast of the Taiwan Strait. 

Chinese FM says APEC meeting not wrestling ground for confrontations

BEIJING, China -- The APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, slated for November in the United States this year, is supposed to be a stage for promoting cooperation, instead of a wrestling ground for provoking confrontations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. 

Libyan PM, UNICEF official discuss aid for flood victims

TRIPOLI, Libya -- The Libyan government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) discussed organizing humanitarian operations in flood-hit areas in eastern Libya on Sunday, according to a government statement.

Cambodia confirms 1st case of Zika infection in 7 years

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodia on Sunday confirmed its first case of the Zika virus since 2016, the country's Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a press statement.