Thursday September 24-th, 2020

United States slaps fresh sanctions against Iran United States slaps fresh sanctions against Iran

The individuals and entities are also accused of "transferring lethal aid to Iranian-backed terrorist militias in Iraq such as Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH) and Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH)", the Treasury Department said . The action also blacklists 15 individu...

Taliban, Afghan government to discuss prisoner release Taliban, Afghan government to discuss prisoner release

On March 25, a lone gunman stormed the temple in central Kabul before security forces killed him and released the 80 hostages he had taken. Maroon-colored cloth covered the many coffins surrounded by more than 100 family members who came to say the...

Putin Postpones Vote On Constitutional Changes Due To Coronavirus

Furthermore, Putin said Russian Federation would tax interest payments on deposits of more than 1 million rubles, a measure he said should help allocate additional funds to fight the economic impact of coronavirus. The public warning signalled a pi...

Australia strengthens self isolation rules for returning citizens as coronavirus spreads Australia strengthens self isolation rules for returning citizens as coronavirus spreads

Designated facilities will be determined by the relevant state or territory government and will ordinarily be in the city of entry where the traveller has cleared immigration, but facilities in other areas may be used if required. Mr Morrison is keen...

Coronavirus Infection Rate in Italy Slows Down 4th Day in Row - Authorities Coronavirus Infection Rate in Italy Slows Down 4th Day in Row - Authorities

The department said 9,632 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Italy , 1,036 more than yesterday. The northern region of Lombardy, by far the hardest-hit, showed a steep decline in the number of deaths and new infections on Wednesday, r...

Australia quarantines all arriving worldwide passengers in hotels

Nearly two-thirds of the more than 3000 cases of coronavirus recorded in Australia are among people who have returned from overseas. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Pacific Island nations need to be looked after as the deadly COVID-...

President Trump, Coronavirus task force hold briefing

The president reiterated his eagerness to get the economy back up and running, but urged Americans to continue social distancing and to stay indoors. Dr. Anthony Fauci , an immunologist and key member of the White House coronavirus task force, tol...

Pompeo accuses China of disinformation campaign on coronavirus Pompeo accuses China of disinformation campaign on coronavirus

Mike Pompeo previously lambasted Beijing for putting the USA "behind the curve" by not sharing adequate information with the United States on the coronavirus disease. Pompeo said at the press conference on Wednesday that the United States would l...

'Whole of humanity' at risk from pandemic, says UN 'Whole of humanity' at risk from pandemic, says UN

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, spoke to NHK. Properly funded, it will save many lives and arm humanitarian agencies with laboratory supplies for testing and medical equipment to trea...

G20 to do 'whatever it takes' to combat coronavirus, says Trudeau G20 to do 'whatever it takes' to combat coronavirus, says Trudeau

No decision had been made, and the report cited unnamed sources in the White House . The global co-ordination on the COVID-19 pandemic response is on the agenda today (March 26) when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a video conference c...

US senator urges probe into China's COVID-19 handling US senator urges probe into China's COVID-19 handling

Pompeo also accused Iran and Russian Federation of waging disinformation campaigns about the virus. On February 27, Zhong Nanshan, a primary pulmonologist said at a press conference, that "the coronavirus first appeared in China but may not hav...

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson

At the time of the disclosure, his family said the US government failed to make his recovery the priority it should have been. It wasn't immediately clear why the Trump administration told the family that Levinson nearly certainly had died as an ...

COVID-19: United States blames China for endangering world COVID-19: United States blames China for endangering world

Trump praised the efforts of the country to date. "Everybody thought it was just unnecessary to do it". He did not say when the new guidelines would be issued but he has previously indicated this will be as early as next week when a 15-day period r...

Could Upstate NY hospitals get downstate patients amid coronavirus? Maybe, Cuomo says Could Upstate NY hospitals get downstate patients amid coronavirus? Maybe, Cuomo says

There are now more than 37,000 confirmed cases in the state. It's the same problem that China and Italy have also faced with no easy solution. At least 82,404 Americans have been infected with COVID-19, a running count by Johns Hopkins Univers...

France reports 231 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 1,331

France's virus death toll is continuing to climb fast, increasing 27per cent in one day Thursday (Friday NZT) to 1,696 victims, including a 16-year-old. More than 69,000 people have tested positive in Italy, with 5,249 new cases reported on Tuesday. ...

US Navy to test all sailors on ship US Navy to test all sailors on ship

ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis. The carrier was in the midst of a deployment to the Phillippine and South Ch...

Covid-19: Shutdown threatens environmental progress, warns EEA Covid-19: Shutdown threatens environmental progress, warns EEA

Over the last four weeks, Rome has seen average NO2 concentrations fall by 26-35 per cent compared to the same period in 2019. The Shared Data Unit of the BBC's Local News Partnership has analysed average daily NO2 emissions data from monitoring ...

COVID-19 infects seven cases on Artania cruise ship COVID-19 infects seven cases on Artania cruise ship

Whilst there is no indication at present that anyone onboard the ship is unwell, officials in WA have made the decision to allow all Australians to be transferred to Rottnest Island. On Tuesday police and border force agencies monitored another crui...

Bill Gates: Extreme lockdowns could have been avoided with effective testing Bill Gates: Extreme lockdowns could have been avoided with effective testing

Gates says that he would emphasize that to do this is not going to be easy, and ensure that such message is loud and clear for everyone to appreciate. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has put up $100 million for programs to fund testing and scie...

Package for India Inc on cards, FM indicates Package for India Inc on cards, FM indicates

Modi explained why he had chosen to interact through a videoconference, saying he should have been in the midst of the people of his constituency but couldn't because of the situation. He said, "Whoever has the capability, take the pledge to take car...

Viral Viral "BBC Dad" Returns With His Kids to Talk Working From Home

The country is over 9,000 cases, but its rate of infection has not increased exponentially - as it has done in parts of Europe and the USA - thanks to its strict adherence to social distance and mass testing. "Parents in particular saw themselves i...

China cuts worldwide flights, bars foreign residents China cuts worldwide flights, bars foreign residents

The ban comes into effect at midnight on Friday (0:00 am on March 28). Entry by foreign nationals with visas issued after this announcement will not be affected. 90 percent of China's imported coronavirus patients hold Chinese passports while 40 perc...

China to significantly reduce global flights amid coronavirus concerns China to significantly reduce global flights amid coronavirus concerns

The announcement comes after a spike in imported coronavirus cases in the country this week, prompting the authorities to implement new controls to prevent a resurgence of infections. The adjusted flight routes are expected to start running from Marc...

Youth dies after police baton charge during lockdown in West Bengal Youth dies after police baton charge during lockdown in West Bengal

Media reports quoted family members of the victim as alleging that the man died of the injuries he had received when he was beaten up by police. The state police claim that the man died after suffering from a cardiac arrest and that he was alread...

Analysis on China Moving to Ease Restrictions Analysis on China Moving to Ease Restrictions

China did not report any new local coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, but the number of imported COVID-19 cases rose sharply to 67 after the deadly virus was brought under control in its epicentre Wuhan , health of...

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