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Russia has not passed the peak of epidemic yet – Putin

Russia has not passed the peak of epidemic yet – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday (April 17) that Russia has not passed the peak of coronavirus outbreak yet, as he discussed the situation with federal and regional officials via video-link from his residence in Novo-Ogaryovo. Putin announced that two new hospitals for patients with coronavirus opened their doors today – a military medical […]

At least 300,000 Africans expected to die due to virus: UN agency

At least 300,000 Africans expected to die due to virus: UN agency

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely kill at least 300,000 Africans and risks pushing 29 million into extreme poverty, a United Nations agency said on Friday. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa – known as the UNECA – is calling for a $100 billion dollar safety net for the continent, but the head of the United […]

Boko Haram militants kill nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in attack

Boko Haram militants kill nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in attack

Boko Haram militants killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers and wounded dozens more in what President Idriss Deby described as the deadliest attack ever on the country’s military. The soldiers were ambushed on Monday (March 23) in the island village of Boma in the swampy Lake Chad zone in the west of the country, where the […]

Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus. Edward Baran reports. The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has tested positive for coronavirus. The royal family confirmed it on Wednesday. Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, is 71 years old. A statement said the Prince has been displaying […]

China reports 39 new coronavirus cases, all imported

China reports 39 new coronavirus cases, all imported

China on Sunday reported a total of 39 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with all those cases imported from overseas, the National Health Commission said Monday. Of the total, 10 were reported in Beijing, 10 in Shanghai, six in Fujian Province, six in Guangdong Province, two in Shandong Province, two in Gansu […]

S Korea confirms 144 more COVID-19 cases, 977 in total

S Korea confirms 144 more COVID-19 cases, 977 in total

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 144 more cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and increased the death toll to 10 in South Korea on Tuesday at 16:00 local time. The government, presidential Blue House officials and the ruling Democratic Party held a meeting on Tuesday, deciding to designate Daegu […]

Mubarak, the ‘Pharaoh’ toppled by the Arab Spring, dies at 91

Mubarak, the ‘Pharaoh’ toppled by the Arab Spring, dies at 91

Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday, never expected to be president. But when a very public assassination thrust the former bomber pilot into the job, he made it his mission never to give it up. His story became Egypt’s story for the next 30 years until, finally, his people found they could write it themselves, […]

Trump clinches $3 billion military equipment sale on India visit

Trump clinches $3 billion military equipment sale on India visit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defense and commercial ties in an attempt to balance the weight of China in the region. “Prime Minister Modi is forging bilateral economic relationships that is fair, and reciprocal. Our […]

Malawi opposition supporters celebrate after court annuls presidential vote

Malawi opposition supporters celebrate after court annuls presidential vote

Malawi’s main opposition party members took to the streets to celebrate on Tuesday (February 4) following the country’s Constitutional Court ruling to annul the May 2019 presidential vote. Last year’s election declared Peter Mutharika a winner, but the court has ordered a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing irregularities. Mutharika, who has been […]

‘I felt dizzy and could not eat’ – Thai coronavirus survivor

‘I felt dizzy and could not eat’ – Thai coronavirus survivor

A 73-year-old coronavirus survivor from Thailand, Jaimuay Sae-eung, shared her experience during a news conference on Tuesday (February 4) at Nakhon Pathom Hospital after she was cured and discharged. Jaimuay, who was travelling in China’s central city of Wuhan from December 25 to January 3, said that she felt dizzy and experienced pain when breathing […]