George Floyd: US imposes curfew on Washington

George Floyd: US imposes curfew on Washington PHOTO: Protesters disperse as they clash with police during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd by a policeman outside the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - Demonstrators gathered on May 27 for a second night of protests over the killing in the US city...... more

Coronavirus: Monkeys 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant

Coronavirus: Monkeys 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples, it has been reported. The bizarre incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India. According to local media, the animals then snatched COVID-19 blood test...... more

Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 patients dies of virus

Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 patients dies of virus A Pastor, Frankline Ndifor, 39, who laid his hands on dozens of confirmed and suspected coronavirus sufferers is dead, according to Dailymail.co.uk Dr Gaelle Nnanga, who was called to treat Ndifor after he started suffering severe respiratory difficulties a week after falling ill with the virus, said the pastor died ten minutes...... more

China seizes over 89 million shoddy face masks

China seizes over 89 million shoddy face masks China has confiscated over 89 million poor quality face masks, a government official said Sunday, as Beijing faces a slew of complaints about faulty protective gear exported worldwide. Demand for protective equipment has soared as nations across the globe battle the deadly coronavirus, which has infected around 2.9 million people. But...... more

COVID-19: We didn’t hide anything from US – WHO

COVID-19: We didn’t hide anything from US – WHO The World Health Organisation insisted Monday that it sounded the alarm on the novel coronavirus right from the very start and had hidden nothing from Washington about the deadly pandemic.   WHO Chief, Tedros Adhanom, said there were no secrets at the UN agency after being blasted by the United States...... more

Hundreds protest against coronavirus lockdown in US

Hundreds protest against coronavirus lockdown in US Photo: Protesters rally in downtown San Diego against California's stay at home order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, on April 18, 2020. - Hundreds protested Saturday in cities across America against coronavirus-related lockdowns -- with encouragement from President Donald Trump -- as resentment grows against...... more

Guinea's Head of national electoral commission dies of coronavirus

Guinea's Head of national electoral commission dies of coronavirus MAMADOU Salif Kébé, President of Guinea’s Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante, CENI, has died from coronavirus infection.  Kebe was said to have contracted the illness from a visiting team member of an African civil society electoral experts, who were in Guinea for the country’s March 22, national referendum and legislative elections. He...... more

Easter: Pope calls for ‘immediate’ ceasefire in global conflicts

Easter: Pope calls for ‘immediate’ ceasefire in global conflicts Photo: Pope Francis delivers his Urbi et Orbi message and gives Easter blessing following Easter Sunday Mass on April 12, 2020 behind closed doors at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by...... more

Coronavirus: Latest global developments

Coronavirus: Latest global developments Photo: Members of emergency and intensive care services are at work after a person was allegedly contaminated by the new Covid-19 Coronavirus, on March 2, 2020 at Etienne Marie de la Hante retirement home in Crepy-en-Valois. (Photo by FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / AFP) Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:...... more

Spain death toll hits 4,858 as 769 die in 24 hours

Spain death toll hits 4,858 as 769 die in 24 hours The death toll in Spain soared over 4,800 on Friday after 769 people died in 24 hours, in what was a record one-day figure for fatalities in the country, the government said. Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy, and has so far suffered 4,858 deaths, while the number...... more

COVID-19: UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive

COVID-19: UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive THE United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed testing positive for coronavirus. Boris made this known via his twitter account, Friday afternoon. He wrote: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the...... more

Coronavirus: 67 Catholic priests die in Italy

Coronavirus: 67 Catholic priests die in Italy A total of 67 Italian priests infected with the novel coronavirus have died since the pandemic reached the Mediterranean country last month, the Avvenire newspaper said Wednesday. The youngest of those listed by the Catholic Church-affiliated paper was 53. “Priests get sick and die like everybody else, maybe even more than the rest,”...... more

Saudi shuts Riyadh, Mecca, Medina after second coronavirus death

Saudi shuts Riyadh, Mecca, Medina after second coronavirus death Saudi Arabia on Wednesday sealed off the capital Riyadh and two of Islam’s holiest cities and extended curfew hours as it reported its second death from the new coronavirus. The kingdom barred entry and exit from Riyadh as well as Mecca and Medina and prohibited movement between all provinces, the official...... more

Italy’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 4,000

Italy’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 4,000 Italy on Friday reported a record 627 new deaths from the novel coronavirus and saw its world-leading toll surpass 4,000 despite government efforts to stem the pandemic’s spread.   The Mediterranean country’s daily death rate is now higher than that officially reported by China at the peak of its outbreak around...... more

U.S. Virus Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages

U.S. Virus Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages WASHINGTON — A federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and could include “multiple waves,” resulting in widespread shortages that would strain consumers and the nation’s health care system. The 100-page plan, dated Friday, the same day President...... more

Canada PM’s Wife tests positive for Coronavirus

Canada PM’s Wife tests positive for Coronavirus PRIME Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for novel coronavirus, his office said late Thursday while assuring the public the  prime minister is fine. Canada’s leader and his 44-year-old wife announced Thursday they were self-isolating while she was tested for coronavirus after a public event. “Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau was...... more

10 killed as China Quarantine Hotel collapses

 10 killed as China Quarantine Hotel collapses At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers pulled 48 people from the rubble, of whom 38 are still alive, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on social media. The building in the coastal...... more

Vatican confirms 1st coronavirus case as pope recovers from cold

Vatican confirms 1st coronavirus case as pope recovers from cold The Vatican confirmed the walled city-state’s first case of the new coronavirus Friday and closed some offices as a precaution while Pope Francis continued recovering from a cold. Vatican City’s health clinic, which is used by Vatican employees and their families, was shuttered for sanitizing following the positive test result received...... more

Donald Trump has become the third United States President to be impeached

Donald Trump has become the third United States President to be impeached President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years. By a 230 to 197 vote in the Democratic-majority House, the 45th US president becomes just the...... more

Nigerian man hacked US govt, gave his Family, Friends Permanent Citizenship

Nigerian man hacked US govt, gave his Family, Friends Permanent Citizenship THE US had been cracking down on cyber scammers recently, over 80 Nigerians had been arrested in the USA for internet fraud and other online crimes during the fourth quarter of 2019. After the arrests, more charges were pressed on some of the suspects and one of them is not just...... more

Trump Impeachment: Evidence of Misconduct ‘Overwhelming’ – House Report

Trump Impeachment: Evidence of Misconduct ‘Overwhelming’ – House Report The evidence for impeaching President Donald Trump for misconduct in office and obstruction is “overwhelming,” the final report on the House investigation into the US leader said Tuesday. The 300-page report, meant as the basis for articles of impeachment, accused Trump of endangering national security and of an unparalleled effort to...... more

Jesus arrested for walking on water in US

Jesus arrested for walking on water in US Jesus has been arrested after walking on water in Philadelphia’s Love; Park, USA. A street performer Michael Grant or ‘Philly Jesus’ is a local celebrity in Philadelphia’s parks. His favorite pastime is walking on water in the park’s fountains, and occasionally baptizing people. And although police is convinced that Jesus violates...... more

Three jailed over Algeria Concert Stampede deaths

Three jailed over Algeria Concert Stampede deaths An Algerian court has handed three people prison sentences for “negligence” over a deadly stampede at an August concert, a judicial source told AFP Thursday. Five people aged between 13 and 22 were killed and more than 80 injured on August 22 when fans thronged an entrance of a stadium in...... more

White House on a lockdown as plane violates airspace restriction

White House on a lockdown as plane violates airspace restriction The White House and its office buildings were briefly evacuated amid concerns about a small aircraft in the area. Officials say the plane violated airspace rules in the restricted area on Tuesday. The evacuations were ordered as a precaution and lasted about half an hour. The U.S. Secret Service says personnel...... more

U.S. government charges Air Peace founder, Allen Onyema with $20 million fraud

U.S. government charges Air Peace founder, Allen Onyema with $20 million fraud Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace has been indicted over an alleged bank fraud and money laundering scheme. The Airline owner was accused of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase...... more

Ugandan woman marries three husbands at once

Ugandan woman marries three husbands at once …’Mummy’ determines sex roster —One of Aguti’s three husbands A Ugandan woman, Ann Grace Aguti, 36, from the Ngora district of the country has been trending on social media, over her decision to marry three men, Richard Alich, John Peter Oluka and Michael Enyaku at the same time. All the men...... more

Gunmen kill one Nigerian, injure two in South Africa

Gunmen kill one Nigerian, injure two in South Africa The Nigerian community in South Africa has again been thrown into mourning after gunmen killed one of its members and left two injured. Mr Odefa Ikele, the National Spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos. Ikele said the incident that led to...... more

Boy, 18 stabs Nigerian woman to death at Canada mental home

Boy, 18 stabs Nigerian woman to death at Canada mental home A terrible blow has been dealt the Nigerian community in Canada, with the brutal death of Deborah Onwu, 47, a Nigerian youth social worker in Calgary, caused by an attack by an 18-year-old inmate in a mental home. Reports in the Calgary Sun, said the tragic incident took place on early Friday...... more

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas Some 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency said on Wednesday. NEMA spokesman, Carl Smith, told reporters that some of the missing people may eventually be located. “At this point, there are approximately 2,500 individuals registered on the Bahamian government register...... more

Michigan bans online sale, retail of Electronic Cigarettes

Michigan bans online sale, retail of Electronic Cigarettes Governor Gretchen Whitme on Wednesday directed the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to impose a ban on the online and retail sale of electronic cigarettes. Whitmer said Michigan has become the first U.S. state to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes in light of the spike in vaping-related illnesses among...... more

 

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