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Russia’s COVID-19 cases near 415,000

Russia has confirmed 9,035 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total to 414,878, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Monday. The death toll increased by 162 to 4,855, while... Read more »
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Curfew issued for United States Los Angeles County following weekend protests over killing of George Floyd

A countywide curfew was issued Sunday evening by United States Los Angeles County following weekend protests and riots over the death of African American George Floyd. The curfew will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 6:00 a.m.... Read more »
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Breaking: Rocket fire kills five civilians in Libya capital

Rocket fire on the Libyan capital killed at least five civilians on Sunday, the UN-recognised government said, blaming rival forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar for the attack. “Five civilians were killed and... Read more »
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Macy’s looted in Chicago, cars torched in Seattle, U.S. protests out of control

Protests over the murder of black man George Floyd by a former Minneapolis policeman continued in many American cities on Saturday. However, some of the protests snowballed into looting of stores. In... Read more »
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Liberia’s George Weah releases song to UN for COVID-19 awareness

Liberian President George Weah, a former international football legend, has released a song to be used by the UN to spread awareness about the new coronavirus, his office said Saturday. Weah hopes... Read more »
Russian COVID-19 cases

Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 390,000

Russia confirmed 8,952 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total infections to 396,575, its coronavirus response centre said in a statement Saturday. The death toll increased by 181 to 4,555, while 167,469 people have recovered, including 8,212 over the last 24 hours, according to... Read more »
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People arrive at Bournemouth Beach in Britain

Photo taken on May 30, 2020 shows a sign warning that lifeguards are not on duty due to the coronavirus outbreak, at Bournemouth Beach in Bournemouth, Britain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday unveiled some “limited” and... Read more »

Wife Of United States Policeman Who Knelt On George Floyd’s Neck Till He Died Files For Divorce

The wife of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer, who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, has filed for divorce, according to her attorneys, ABC News reports.“This evening,... Read more »

Trump threatens to close down social media platforms.

Donald Trump has threatened to close down social media platforms that do not support his agenda, a day afterTwitter posted a fact-checking notice on one of his tweets.Social media firms suppressed conservative... Read more »
Rwanda

Commercial motorcyclists tested for COVID-19 in Rwanda

The Rwandan Health Ministry said Tuesday that it has conducted tests on commercial motorcyclists for COVID-19 in preparation for their resumption of operation on June 1. “About 1,000 motorcyclists from different localities will be... Read more »
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Zambia Release Jailed Gay Couple In Presidential Amnesty

The President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu has released two gay men who were jailed last year for having sex with each other. Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba, were jailed last year for... Read more »
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Death Toll In The United States Hits 100,000, Cases Now 1.7million

The coronavirus death toll in the United States hit 100,000 on Tuesday. According to renowned data website Worldmeters, the toll hit the mark around 6:00pm Nigerian time. On May 17, the figure reached... Read more »
Spain

Spain To Hold 10 Days Of Mourning For Victims Of The Coronavirus Epidemic

Spain is to hold 10 days of official mourning for victims of the coronavirus epidemic that has so far claimed nearly 27,000 lives, the government said Tuesday. The mourning period is to... Read more »
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Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency until June 10

Bissau-Guinean President Umaro Sissoco Embalo decided on Tuesday to extend the state of emergency for another 15 days until June 10. The decision was taken after analyzing the evolution of the situation... Read more »
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The Beast Of Kavos’ Rape Kit Discovered By Police

Greek police have revealed the horrifying contents of a ‘rape kit’ that was discovered after a serial sex attacker who was nicknamed the Beast of Kavos was arrested last week. The items... Read more »
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Saudi Arabia To End Coronavirus Curfew From June 21

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew from June 21, except in the holy city of Mecca, after more than two months of stringent curbs. Prayers will also... Read more »
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UK minister Douglas Ross quits over Dominic Cummings row

A UK minister, Douglas Ross has resigned as public anger deepens over PM Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings’ breaching of the coronavirus lockdown. Ross, the Minister for Scotland and a Tory... Read more »

Covid-19: Russia President Vladimir Putin approves new electoral system

Russia President Vladimir Putin on Saturday approved new method of voting in future elections. By the new law, Russians will be able to vote electronically or by mail in the future. The... Read more »

Trump Orders Governors To Allow Places Of Worship To Reopen Immediately

US President Donald Trump has announced that he has ordered governors to open up places of worship opining that is wrong for some state governors to designate ‘liquor stores and abortion clinics’... Read more »
UK

UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals

Travellers arriving in Britain from abroad will face 14 days in quarantine, a senior minister confirmed on Friday, saying the government would give details later. The self-isolation rules will apply to international... Read more »
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Trump urges US reopening as China premier warns of challenges

President Donald Trump pressed for a further reopening of the United States as job losses mount from coronavirus shutdowns, while China’s premier warned of “immense” economic challenges even as the Asian giant... Read more »
Madagascar

Madagascar’s ‘green gold’ against COVID-19 seeks nod beyond Africa

A drink made from a bright-green fern-like plant is being promoted in African countries as the go-to cure for COVID-19. But detractors, with undisguised scorn, dismiss claims for the concoction as at... Read more »
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COVID-19 could cost global economy $82 trillion damage

COVID-19 pandemic may not kill as many as 50 million people claimed by the Spanish flu a century ago, but it is set on damaging the world economy by as much as... Read more »
Coronavirus in Brazil

Brazil records 19,951 COVID-19 cases in 24hrs

Brazilian government has approved the use of chloroquine to also treat mild cases of coronavirus, after the country recorded 19,951 new cases in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 291,579 confirmed... Read more »
Ukrainian Government

Ukraine extends quarantine measures till June 22

The Ukrainian Government has approved a decision to extend the quarantine measures introduced in the country till June 22. The second stage of easing the restrictions will begin from May 22, Ukrainian... Read more »
UN

Why governments may lose COVID-19 battle, by UN

The United Nations (UN) yesterday warned that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic might be jeopardised unless governments retained “the trust and participation of citizens throughout.” The admonition came as doubts about... Read more »

Russia coronavirus cases edge towards 300,000

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia hit nearly 300,000 on Tuesday as authorities registered more than 9,000 new infections after saying the virus situation had stabilised. Health officials reported 9,263 new... Read more »
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Trump Threatens Permanent Freeze On WHO Funding

US President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it does not commit to “substantive improvements” within 30 days. In a letter to Tedros... Read more »
India

Total COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000-mark in India, death toll at 3,163

The total number of COVID-19 pandemic cases crossed the 100,000-mark in India on Tuesday, reaching 101,139, as the death toll rose to 3,163, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry. The ministry’s data said... Read more »
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Married Babysitter Who Had Sex With Boy, 13, Jailed For 30 Months

A married babysitter who had sex with a 13-year-old schoolboy and had his baby showed a total lack of remorse, a judge said Nursery worker Leah Cordice had been out drinking for... Read more »

More than 120 countries are backing a UN motion to investigate the origins of the coronavirus, In spite of China’s objections

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday 18th of May 2020, said that he supports an investigation into the origin of Coronavirus and the international response to it’s spread after 120 nations joined the US President... Read more »
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South Sudan VP Riek Machar, wife test positive for COVID-19

South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, have tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday. It said that “a number... Read more »

India COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,872 as total cases cross 90,000-mark

India’s federal health ministry Sunday morning reported 120 new deaths from COVID-19, and 4987 positive cases since Saturday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 2,872 and total cases to 90,927. This... Read more »
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Trump’s decision to fire State Department’s watchdog under bipartisan scrutiny

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Steve Linick, inspector general for the Department of State, is coming under bipartisan scrutiny. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Friday night,... Read more »
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Obama To U.S. Graduates

Former U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a nationally televised high school commencement speech Saturday night and challenged the graduates to shape the world, amid the pandemic and uncertainties around. He addressed both... Read more »
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France arrests fugitive ‘financier’ of Rwanda genocide

France on Saturday arrested Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, leaving him facing a likely trial at an international tribunal after a quarter of... Read more »
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COVID-19 may have occurred before mid-January in U.S.

COVID-19 may have occurred before mid-January in the United States as two persons with positive serology or blood-based tests had COVID-like illness last December, a health official from the U.S. state of Washington said... Read more »

Uganda to release 170 Rwandan prisoners to promote normalization of ties

Uganda is set to release 170 Rwandans who have been under its detention, Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta said at a press conference on Friday. It is “an important step” towards the... Read more »

U.S. House passes 3-tln-USD coronavirus relief package amid Republican opposition

U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3-trillion-U.S.-dollar coronavirus relief package, which was proposed by Democrats but not likely to gain approval from Republican-held Senate. The Democrat-led House passed the bill... Read more »
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India’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,752 as total cases reach 85,940

India’s federal health ministry Saturday morning said 103 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 3,970 positive cases were reported since Friday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 2,752 and total... Read more »

Madagascar President Hits Out At Criticism Of Untested Remedy

The president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, has hit back at criticism of a herbal drink he has touted as a potential coronavirus remedy, saying it is illustrative of the West’s condescending attitude... Read more »

China Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research —US

US authorities warned on Wednesday that Chinese hackers were attempting to steal coronavirus data on treatments and vaccines, adding fuel to Washington’s war with Beijing over the pandemic, the AFP reports.The FBI... Read more »

China Is Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research – Us Authorities

Us authorities warned healthcare and scientific researchers Wednesday that Chinese-backed hackers were attempting to steal research and intellectual property related to treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Organizations researching the disease were warned... Read more »

Palestinian teen shot in the head by Israel forces

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces during an army raid of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp in Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to Wafa news agency.The... Read more »

Paul Manafort released from rison due to virus concerns

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s onetime presidential campaign chairman who was convicted as part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation, has been released from federal prison to serve the rest of his sentence... Read more »

President Trump Clashes With Chinese-american Reporter Over COVID-19 Question

US president, Donald Trump, during a Monday press briefing clashed with reporters and then stormed out, when questioned about the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 80,000 Americans. The press briefing which... Read more »

China slams New Zealand over Taiwan support

China on Monday excoriated New Zealand for its support for Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Assembly. New Zealand’s finance and foreign ministers recently backed Taiwan. But Chinese Foreign Ministry... Read more »

UK wants to ‘slowly and cautiously’ ease lockdown to restart economy: minister

The British government wants to slowly and cautiously restart the economy, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Sunday ahead of a televised address from the prime minister to set out plans to... Read more »

COVID-19: UK death toll hits 30,076

The official UK death toll has topped 30,000 after a further 649 deaths were announced today.As of 5pm on Tuesday the number of deaths recorded in hospitals, care homes and the wider... Read more »

Researcher ‘on Verge Of Making Very Significant’ Coronavirus Findings Killed

By Tim Stelloh A medical researcher said to be on the “verge of making very significant” coronavirus findings was found shot to death over the weekend in Pennsylvania, officials said.Bing Liu, 37,... Read more »

Donald Trump admits US reopening will cost more lives

President Donald Trump conceded Tuesday that more Americans will die in reopening the US economy but underlined his insistence on a dwindling coronavirus threat by refusing to wear a mask, even as... Read more »

Man Killed For Trying To Enforce Wearing Of Face Mask In Michigan, USA

Three family members have been charged in the killing of a security guard who told a customer at a Michigan Family Dollar store to wear a state-mandated face mask, officials said on... Read more »

S. Korea begins payment of N318, 770 relief to each household

South Korea on Monday began paying out emergency disaster relief funds totaling 14.3 trillion won (US$11.65 billion) to all households to cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The government... Read more »

Goat And Pawpaw Test Positive To Coronavirus In Tanzania

Tanzanian president, John Magufuli on Sunday requested a test on the nation’s coronavirus trying units after examples taken from a goat and pawpaw tested positive. Talking at an occasion in Chato in... Read more »

China Inducts 2 Nuclear Submarines And Advanced Vehicle

China is not smiling at all and can do anything to protect her territory.The south China Sea disputes involve both island and maritime claims among several sovereign states within the region, namely... Read more »

“Arrest Bill Gates”: Americans Protest Against Bill Gates’ Vaccines

#billgates is currently trending on twitter as new videos have emerged showing Americans taking to the streets to protest against Bill Gates and his push for mandatory vaccines in the near future. Read more »

Boris Johnson reveals how he battled COVID-19

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has revealed that doctors prepared to announce his death as he battled the coronavirus disease after testing positive. The Prime Minister made his first public appearance on Monday after... Read more »

Human rights groups want investigation after 46 die in Venezuelan prison riot

Human rights groups want an investigation after 46 people died in a riot at a Venezuelan prison.The country’s prisons minister, Iris Varela, said the riot followed a failed escape attempt by inmates... Read more »

N Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un Appears In Public Amid Health Rumors

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said Saturday, ending an absence... Read more »

Rural California county hums back to life, defying order

At the Brass Rail, two neon signs were beaming “OPEN” Friday, as the town and county slowly hummed to life, the first to do so in California in defiance of Gov. Gavin... Read more »