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COVID-19: China Reports No New Deaths For First Time

China on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it started publishing figures in January, 2020, the National Health Commission said. Cases in mainland China have been dwindling since March, but the country faces a second wave of infections brought in from overseas, with health officials reporting nearly […]

US Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds China’s

The number of deaths in the United States from coronavirus has surpassed the cases recorded in China. According to a toll published on Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University there have been 3,415 deaths in the US from the virus which is more than the 3,309 reported officially in China where the pandemic began in December. The […]

Eight Killed As Tornadoes Storm US

At least eight person are feared dead as  tornadoes struck Tennessee in the early hours of  Tuesday. The southern US state was left in distress as the tornadoes destroyed  buildings and toppled powerlines in the capital of Nashville. Melisa Hucks of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported that the statewide death toll was “eight at […]

Coronavirus: Passengers disembark from Diamond Princess in Japan

The first hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have begun leaving a ship moored off Japan, after 14 days of quarantine. At least 542 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess have been infected by the Covid-19 virus the biggest cluster outside mainland China. Several nations are evacuating their citizens from […]

US Secretary Of State, Pompeo, To Make First Trip To

US Secretary of State ,Mike Pompeo, is set to make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department disclosed on Wednesday . The State Department said that Pompeo will travel to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia from February 15 to 19, meeting the leaders of all three countries. According to AFP, Pompeo will start his […]

Update: Kobe Bryant Killed in a Helicopter Crash With His

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant reportedly died in a helicopter crash in California, it has been reported. The NBA legend enjoyed a glittering 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers during his prime. It was reported that Bryant was traveling in his private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas on Sunday morning. The chopper is said to […]

Iran Accept Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board. The statement on Saturday morning blames “human error”. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called it a “great tragedy & unforgivable mistake.”

Qasem Soleimani’s Death: Britain Warns Nationals Against Travelling To Iran,

Following the US killing of a top Iranian commander in Baghdad the British government on Saturday advised UK nationals to avoid travelling to Iraq and Iran. According to AFP, the advice was contained in a statement  issued by  Britain’s Foreign Office. The statement read in part: “Following the death of Qasem Soleimani and heightened tensions […]

Iran Vows Revenge After US Kills Top General In Baghdad

A US strike killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, dramatically heightening regional tensions and prompting arch-enemy Tehran to vow “revenge”. According to AFP, the Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered Soleimani’s “killing” after a pro-Iran mob this week laid siege to the US embassy in the Iraqi capital. […]