Sunday July 12-th, 2020

S. Korea's virus cases near 7500, but pace of new infections slows

U.S. Forces South Korea issued a statement, which acknowledged the travel restriction. A South Korean contract construction worker working at the US military garrison Camp Walker in Daegu - the South Korean city hardest hit by the the coronavirus...

Thousands march for Women's Day in Latin America Thousands march for Women's Day in Latin America

The country has recently seen a series of rowdy protests by women who have vandalized monuments and metro stations to express their anger in one of the world's most risky countries to be a woman. Spanish health authorities did not put any restriction...

Kids in Wuhan Figure Out Ingenious Way to Skip Homework Kids in Wuhan Figure Out Ingenious Way to Skip Homework

The app's rating fell from 4.9 to 1.4 in just a matter of days and it was nowhere to be found on the store, reported Mirror Online . "Thank you Dingtalk let me to see my teacher again during the holiday". Among the harrowing details, there was one...

Coronavirus: China reports fewest new cases since national reports began Coronavirus: China reports fewest new cases since national reports began

China had 40 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Sunday local time, the National Health Commission said, down from 44 cases a day earlier and the lowest number since the health authority started publishing nationwide data on 20 January...

Coronavirus outbreak: USA confirms 554 cases, Trump defends administration Coronavirus outbreak: USA confirms 554 cases, Trump defends administration

Florida Governor Ron DeSandic ordered emergency public health in the state on Sunday after recording his first positive cases. According to the Times , both of the individuals who died in Florida had recently traveled internationally. Officials h...

United Nations chief pledges to make 21st century gender equal United Nations chief pledges to make 21st century gender equal

The main United Nations body promoting women's rights reaffirmed the 1995 road map to achieve gender equality on Monday and pledged to step up implementation amid warnings of rising gender inequality and conservative push-back against its far-reachin...

Doug Collins Self-Quarantined after Exposure to Coronavirus at CPAC Doug Collins Self-Quarantined after Exposure to Coronavirus at CPAC

The big picture: Multiple members of Congress have self-quarantined after a CPAC attendee tested positive for the coronavirus last week. "I will follow the recommendations of the House Physician and my office will provide updates as appropriat...

Sudan Prime Minister escapes assassination attempt Sudan Prime Minister escapes assassination attempt

In a statement posted on Facebook, Hamdok said he is in good health. No one or group had claimed responsibility for the incident as at the time of filing this report. Ali Bakhit, the prime minister's office director, said Hamdok had survived an a...

Backlash over Women’s Day rally in Pakistan Backlash over Women’s Day rally in Pakistan

More than 2,000 people had gathered in Islamabad to raise their voice for the economic participation of women, against transgender rape, and called on the government to take action against forced conversions and ensure the rights of minorities.

Iran releases about 70,000 prisoners because of COVID-19

The deputy prosecutor of Alborz, Mohammad Aghayari, said those who died drank methanol, which is used in antifreeze and various industrial processes, after they were "misled by content online, thinking they were fighting coronavirus and curing it".

Coronavirus: Death toll in Italy shoots up to 463 Coronavirus: Death toll in Italy shoots up to 463

That total includes 724 people who have recovered. The death toll in Italy from the novel coronavirus surged to 233 on Saturday after 36 more fatalities were confirmed in the last 24 hours, according to an official. According to local media, pa...

Saudi Arabia, Qatar ban arrivals from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon Saudi Arabia, Qatar ban arrivals from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon

Saudi authorities cordoned off the eastern region of Qatif on Sunday in a bid to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus as the total number of cases rose to 11. "The Saudi Ministry of Health has announced the registration of four new cases of the ...

Coronavirus-hit cruise ship to dock in California Coronavirus-hit cruise ship to dock in California

Medical officers boarded the ship late Sunday for what California Governor Gavin Newsom said would be a "two-three day process", with the start time based on currents and tides. "No room service. They don't come make the beds or change out the towe...

Prince Andrew won't voluntarily cooperate in Epstein inquiry, prosecutor says Prince Andrew won't voluntarily cooperate in Epstein inquiry, prosecutor says

Prince Andrew has "completely shut the door" on cooperating with U.S. investigators in the Jeffrey Epstein case and they are now "considering" further options, a NY prosecutor said on Monday. Andrew has since stepped down from his royal duties after ...

Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Rumbles Off Coast of Northern California Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Rumbles Off Coast of Northern California

Geological Survey. Six earthquakes have been reported around the same area in the past seven days. According to Caltech , "The magnitude 5.6 event occurred 89 km (55 miles) WSW of Ferndale, CA". According to KABC, the initial natural disaster...

Rival Afghan 'presidents' hold parallel inaugurations Rival Afghan 'presidents' hold parallel inaugurations

American troops have started leaving Afghanistan , according to a USA official who spoke to the media, a couple of weeks after a historic agreement was signed between Washington and the Taliban that can result in the end of a 19-year bloodshed bet...

Iran reports 43 new coronavirus deaths, raising toll to 237

With the outbreak of Covid-19 in Iran, rumors and unscientific treatments on how to fight the virus have spread on social media. The report apparently did not elaborate on whether the inmates would be required to return to jail. Officials have expr...

Media Stocks Caught Up As Global Markets Tumble

Oil prices crashed in Asia on Monday by more than 20% in what analysts are calling the start of a price war. While low oil prices can translate into cheaper gasoline, they wreak havoc on energy companies and countries that count on petroleum reven...

American troops killed in Iraq during anti-ISIS mission American troops killed in Iraq during anti-ISIS mission

According to an eyewitness cited by Rudaw English, US soldiers "descended from the helicopters" before Iraqi troops arrived. About 5,200 American troops are now stationed in Iraq to assist Iraqi security forces as they fight the Islamic state m...

Gabbard urges inclusion in next Democrat candidate debate

The debate marks the final stage of the primary process as the Democrats prepare to select their nominee to face President Donald Trump this fall. Sure enough, the DNC announced Friday that the only qualifying factor for the next debate would be th...

Government charters plane to bring home Canadians aboard Grand Princess Government charters plane to bring home Canadians aboard Grand Princess

First off the Grand Princess will be people who need to be hospitalized, although officials don't know how many will be in that category, Newsom said. Barlett told the outlet that a passenger who was staying 10 cabins away from her on board the shi...

Axe fall on Cavan St Patrick's Day parade Axe fall on Cavan St Patrick's Day parade

Health authorities have released a set of guidelines in order for people to be protected from the Coronavirus . We spent the last two or three months getting ready. Dungarvan's parade organisers said that while the postponement decision was regrette...

Governor Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency To Contain Coronavirus Governor Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency To Contain Coronavirus

The number of coronavirus cases in NY state rose Sunday to 105, an expected increase Gov. Andrew Cuomo expects to continue as more testing is done. "For the few dollars that you are going to make during this situation it is not worth your while",...

Maldives put three island resorts on quarantine following symptoms of COVID-19 Maldives put three island resorts on quarantine following symptoms of COVID-19

Officials said the two men were checked after an Italian tourist who had holidayed at their resort tested positive upon his return home. Over the weekend, the Indian Ocean island nation was added to the ever-growing list of countries with confirmed...

Italy's co-ruling Democratic Party leader Zingaretti tests positive for COVID-19 Italy's co-ruling Democratic Party leader Zingaretti tests positive for COVID-19

The government this week ordered the closure of schools, universities, cinemas and theatres to stem infections. "As a precaution along with other governors who were present in Rome on March 4 for a meeting at Palazzo Chigi, I completed a test for C...

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