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More than 24,500 People Worldwide are Now Infected with the Coronavirus

More than 24,500 people worldwide are now infected with the coronavirus, the AP reported, citing the latest data released today in Beijing.

490 people have died and 24 324 cases have been confirmed in mainland China. Another 17 cases have been confirmed in Hong Kong. Macau has identified 10 cases of infection.

Romania's Halep and Tig, finalists for 2019 WTA Shot of the Year

Romanian tennis players Simona Halep and Patricia Tig are among the four finalists for the 2019 WTA Shot of the Year, along with Polish Iga Swiatek and Ukrainian Elian Svitolina. Halep, got picked with two nominations, having won the monthly polls in February and May, came into the final with the first, while Patricia Tig won the July poll.

U2 play their first-ever concert in India

Irish rockers U2 played their first-ever concert in India Dec. 15, with top celebrities and mega-fans converging from across the vast nation to the coastal city of Mumbai.

U2 are the latest in a series of major international acts to tour the South Asian country, with Beyonce, Shakira, Coldplay, Demi Lovato and Bryan Adams among the superstars who have played to packed venues.

#2019PresidentialElection/MAE:Electoral process ends in New Zealand; 191 Romanians cast their vote at polling station in Auckland

The electoral process concluded at the polling station set up in Auckland, New Zealand, with 191 Romanians who voted, during the three days, for Romania's next President, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE). The polling station in Auckland was the first to open in the Diaspora, on Friday, at 1:00hrs, Romania's time, and closed on Sunday, at 10:00hrs Romania's - local time 21:00hrs.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Voting process under way in New Zealand, Australia, Tokyo

Five of the six polling stations in Australia for the election of the President of Romania opened on Friday at 12:00 hrs local time (3:00 hrs Romanian time) in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, followed by the Perth section.

#2019PresidentialElection/Voting in Diaspora has begun; polling station in Auckland, New Zealand has been opened

Voting in the Diaspora has begun in New Zealand, the polling station in Auckland being the first one opened, out of the 835 set up for the presidential elections. As a first, this year Romanians abroad have three days to cast a vote at the ballot boxes.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Romanians in the Diaspora vote for three days, starting on Friday

Romanians abroad will have three days and 835 polling stations at their disposal to vote in the presidential election, starting this Friday. Thus, the polling stations abroad will be open between 12.00 pm and 9.00 pm on Friday, local time, and between 7.00 am and 9.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, local time.

Minister Intotero meets representatives of Brisbane's Romanian community

The Minister for Romanians Abroad Natalia-Elena Intotero had a meeting with representatives of the Romanian community of Brisbane, Australia, who indicated their interest in keeping cultural and linguistic ties with Romania and the initiative of the Ministry of Romanians Abroad (MRP) to distribute folk costumes, provide educational support in Romanian and student camps.

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