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Vietnam Records First Covid-19 Death

Vietnam Records First Covid-19 Death

Vietnam has recorded its first Covid-19 fatality, in a devastating blow for a country proud of its zero deaths. The 70-year-old man was from the central city of Hoi An, state media said on Friday. No...
Hong Kong Postpones Elections For A Year ‘Over Virus Concerns’

Hong Kong Postpones Elections For A Year ‘Over Virus Concerns’

The Hong Kong government has postponed September’s parliamentary elections by a year, saying it is necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections. Hong Kong is currently experiencing a spike in Covid-19 infections, and reported 121...
Brazil’s First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazil’s First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazil’s first lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, President Jair Bolsonaro’s press office announced in a statement. “First lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. She is in good health...
Herman Cain, US Ex-presidential Candidate, Dies After Contracting Covid

Herman Cain, US Ex-presidential Candidate, Dies After Contracting Covid

Herman Cain, the Republican pizza chain CEO who ran for president in 2012, has died after contracting Covid-19. Mr Cain, 74, was hospitalised after being diagnosed with the disease earlier this month. “Herman Cain – our...
Donald Trump Suggests Postponement Of 2020 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump Suggests Postponement Of 2020 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump has suggested November's presidential election be postponed, saying increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. He floated a delay until people could "properly, securely and safely" vote. There is little evidence...
Dozens Killed, 10 Children Abducted Ethnic Clashes

Dozens Killed, 10 Children Abducted Ethnic Clashes

South Sudan authority on Tuesday said at least 28 people had been killed and 10 children abducted during ethnic clashes in the country. The country’s acting Commissioner, Mabior Mawut, told dpa in a telephone interview...
U.S. Evacuates Over 100,000 Citizens From 136 Countries On 1,140 Flights

U.S. Evacuates Over 100,000 Citizens From 136 Countries On 1,140 Flights

The U.S. Government says it has evacuated no fewer than 100,000 Americans stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Secretary of State, Mr Michael Pompeo, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, to mark...
Coronavirus 'Most Severe Health Emergency' WHO Has Faced - Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus ‘Most Severe Health Emergency’ WHO Has Faced – Ghebreyesus

Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency ever declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), its leader has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he would reconvene the WHO's emergency committee this week...
Sudan To Send More Troops To Darfur After Deadly Attacks

Sudan To Send More Troops To Darfur After Deadly Attacks

The Sudanese government is sending more troops to the restive Darfur region, following a spike in violence there. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the forces would protect people during the farming season. Unidentified gunmen killed more...
US Diplomats To Leave Consulate In Chengdu In Tit-for-tat Closures

US Diplomats To Leave Consulate In Chengdu In Tit-for-tat Closures

American diplomats are to leave the US consulate in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, following Beijing's decision to close the mission. With just hours to go before a Monday morning deadline, staff could be...
Seattle Protest: Police, Anti-racism Demonstrators Clash At March

Seattle Protest: Police, Anti-racism Demonstrators Clash At March

Police in the US city of Seattle clashed with crowds marching in support of anti-racism protests, in one of the most tense of several rallies held across the country on Saturday. Officers used stun grenades...
South Africa jailbreak: Malmesbury Prison Inmates Rearrested

South Africa jailbreak: Malmesbury Prison Inmates Rearrested

All 68 inmates who escaped from a jail in South Africa’s Western Cape on Friday have been rearrested, the government says. Prison officials were praised for “restoring stability” following a two-day manhunt. The break-out happened after...
Coronavirus: Spain Drives Fears Of European ‘Second Wave’

Coronavirus: Spain Drives Fears Of European ‘Second Wave’

Spain is taking new measures to cut a spike in coronavirus cases, amid fears of a more widespread “second wave”. Catalonia has closed its nightlife for two weeks but cities outside the north-eastern region are...

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