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Brazil now fourth-highest nation in Covid-19 deaths

Its figure of 28,834 has now surpassed France, and only the US, the UK and Italy have recorded more deaths.

President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently played down the outbreak, although the country has the world's second-highest number of cases.

He has criticised state lockdowns for harming Brazil's economy and jobs.

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Brazil's health ministry said the past 24 hours had seen 956 new deaths.

Italy death toll tops 30,000, highest in EU

It reported 243 new fatalities on Friday - down from 274 the day before - taking the total to 30,201.

The daily number of confirmed new cases fell slightly to 1,327, bringing the total number of infections to 217,185.

Restrictions have begun to ease around the county, but one doctor described the city of Milan as a time "bomb," according to local media.

Italy has the third highest number of officially recorded coronavirus deaths in the world, after the United States and the UK - which is no longer a member of the EU.

Death toll climbs in cyclone ravaged Fiji

The chairman of the Ba Mission Hospital has confirmed two people died in the town, and two others are in a serious but stable condition.

Fiji media report five other deaths, including two in Ovalau island, one from Koro Island, one from Tailevu and one from Ra province, in the north of Viti Levu.

The category five Cyclone Winston has been described as the strongest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.

Winston tore through the Fijian mainland and neighbouring smaller islands, bringing wind gusts of up to 325kmh.

2 more bodies found bringing death toll in wildfires to 5

The Lake County Sheriff's office says official identifications have yet to be made, but they are presumed to be the bodies of Bruce Beven Burns and former San Jose Mercury News police reporter, Leonard Neft, 69. Burns age was not released.

Neft last spoke with his family Saturday evening.

Authorities earlier found his burned-out car on the route he would have used to escape.

Chinese chemical factory blast death toll rises to 13

A factory that produces adhesive materials exploded on Aug. 31 in Lijin county in Shandong province.

Two days after the blast, the official death toll stood at five. The Dongying city government, which administers the area, said the toll had risen to 13 following the completion of search and rescue efforts Saturday. It said all 13 bodies had been identified, but gave no further details. It said 25 other people had been injured, 11 of whom were still hospitalized.

The Latest on China explosion: Death toll rises to 50 dead, 700 injured

Twelve of the dead were firefighters from among the more than 1,000 sent to fight the blaze.

Major heat wave in southern Pakistan kills over 600 people

Senior provincial health official Saeed Mangnejo said on Tuesday that he expects the number of fatalities to climb further.

Mangnejo says the death toll is for the past three days, though most of the deaths were reported in the province's largest city, Karachi.

Temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) struck Karachi over the weekend. Hours-long power outages also hit the city, leaving fans and air conditioners inoperable.