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Coronavirus: IMF Approves Debt Relief For 25 Countries

The International Monetary Fund has announced immediate debt relief for 25 poor Countries to help them free up funds to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The IMF Managing Director , Kristalina Georgieva, said in a statement on Monday, April 13, 2020, that this will provide grants to poorest and most vulnerable members to cover their IMF […]

Second Coronavirus Death Sparks Fears, Lockdown In Italian Towns

Streets were deserted and residents warned to keep out of an emergency room in an Italian town placed under lockdown as a second death from coronavirus sparked fears throughout the region.   AFP reports that “No entry” was the sign on the emergency room in the small town of Codogno with a population of 15,000 […]

Australia Launches National Inquiry Into Bushfires

Australia has set up a national inquiry into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the Government for its sluggish response to the blazes. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the vast scale of the fires, which killed more than 30 people and destroyed thousands of homes, required […]

At Least Nine People Killed In Germany Shisha Bars Shootings

At least nine people were killed in two shootings near the German city of Frankfurt, with an unknown number of attackers still at large. According to Local Media, the shootings which happened late Wednesday, February 19, 2020, targeted shisha bars in Hanau, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Frankfurt, and Police launched a huge manhunt […]

Atalanta Defeat Valencia 4 -0; Near Champions League Quarter-Final

Atalanta defeated Valencia 4-1 to take a giant step closer to reaching the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time. AFP reports that Hans Hateboer scored twice after 16 and 62 minutes, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, sandwiching further goals from Josep Ilicic (42) and Remo Freuler (57). Denis Cheryshev pulled one back for Valencia […]

COVID-19: Ighalo Trains Alone Outside Man United Facilities

Odion Ighalo has been training away from the Manchester United Club’s facilities as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak. The British media reported on Thursday, February 13, 2020, that the 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on January 31, which is the transfer deadline day, from […]

Guinea Postpones Elections Again, As Protests Continue

Guinea’s president announced Monday that parliamentary elections initially due in late 2018 would once again be postponed, as the country grapples with long-running opposition protests. President Alpha Conde said parliamentary elections would be pushed back by two weeks — from February 16 to March 1 — but offered no explanation. The current parliament continues to […]

U.S Condemns Latest Missile Attack On Iraqi Base

U.S Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo says he was “outraged” by another missile attack on an Iraqi air base where U.S forces have been stationed, as neighboring Iran signalled a wish to de-escalate tensions. “Outraged by reports of another rocket attack on an Iraqi airbase,” Pompeo tweeted. “These continued violations of Iraq’s sovereignty by groups […]

Indonesia Floods Leave About 30 People Dead, Several Missing

Indonesia’s Disaster Agency has warned of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 29 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater. Tens of thousands fled to temporary shelters across the capital region, home to some 30 million, with scores of houses damaged in the […]

Turkey Arrests 70 Suspected IS Members

Turkey has arrested 100 suspected members of the Islamic State group (IS) in raids across the country. The State News Agency Anadolu reported this on Monday, December 30, 2019.  More than 40 Iraqis, around 20 Syrians and a Moroccan were among those detained across six provinces in recent days, including Ankara, Bursa and Batman, Anadolu […]