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Almost 250,000 global coronavirus cases - as millions isolate themselves to protect others
There are now more than 250,000 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and just over 87,000 patients have recovered.
But today, the global number of dead passed 11,000, with Italy and Spain recording the highest number of deaths in a single day.
Germans have been warned if they don't behave responsibly in terms of social distancing this weekend they'll be locked down on Monday.
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Amnesty International: U.S. police must end militarized response to protests
Amnesty International issued a statement calling for an end to militarized policing in several U.S. cities and the use of "excessive force" against demonstrators protesting poli...
U.S. Government Is Selling Property in Exclusive Hong Kong Area
The U.S. government is selling its property in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Hong Kong, a State Department representative said in an email.
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan says city has nothing to fear from Donald Trump sanctions over national security law
Experienced in dealing with crises, city will aim to strengthen trade ties with Europe, Japan. ‘Little impact’ from Trump’s measures as exports to US account for only 0.1 per ce...
China threatens UK with 'countermeasures' if it eases passport rules for Hong Kong
China on Friday threatened the UK with reprisals for saying it could offer Hong Kong citizens a pathway to British citizenship if Beijing goes ahead with a new national security...
US proposal to restrict Chinese students panned
China on Friday urged the United States to stop using various excuses to restrict and suppress Chinese students studying in the country amid news that Washington may cancel visa...
Politicians, health experts slam US decision to withdraw from WHO
The United States' planned withdrawal from the World Health Organization is a "senseless", "awful decision" that would cause an enormous disruption during an unprecedented crisi...
Chinese state media says US demonstrations are ‘beautiful’ as it hits back at American support for Hong Kong protests
Official news outlets offer blanket coverage of anti-police protests after death of George Floyd and focus on country’s racial divisions. State media uses clashes to target poli...
Chinese bid knocked back as Israel gets caught between US-China rivalry
Israeli government this week rejected Hong Kong firm for tender to build and operate desalination plant after US warning. If forced to choose sides, the Middle East nation would...
‘Never seen that before’: Some Hong Kong residents hit the panic button as security law revives rush for the emigration gates
Immigration consultants have fielded hundreds of new calls since China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) unveiled the controversial plan on May 21, bypassing the local legislat...
HKSAR: Attempts to derail legislation a 'violation of international practice'
Unwarranted allegations and threats of sanctions by the United States and other Western countries over Hong Kong's proposed national security legislation are "violations of inte...
Protests Against Police Brutality Are Once Again Sweeping The Country
Demonstrations that started in Minneapolis and Louisville spread on Saturday to dozens of cities as far afield as Alaska and Hawaii.
A shocking video shows NYPD squad cars ramming into George Floyd protesters behind a barricade in New York
Peacekeepers or mass murderers?
What to do if you witness police brutality – what legal experts say
This week, the world reacted to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, with unsettling videos depicting something which should be shocking but is far fro...
'It's outrageous': inside an infuriating Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich synthesizes legal information with first-person testimony of the billionaire’s abuse and bought immunity into a shocking watch
7 Shocking Revelations From Netflix's New Jeffrey Epstein and his sex--Caribbean-island
Netflix doc ‘Filthy Rich’ explores “sexual pyramid scheme” concocted by pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein
Geneva, Switzerland: Mile-long line for food forms in one of the world’s wealthiest cities
The Swiss city is best known for bankers, watchmakers and U.N. officials. But the virus has forced thousands from Geneva’s underclass to line up for hours for food aid.
SpaceX and NASA successfully launch two astronauts into space
In a historic first for the U.S. space program, a spacecraft designed, built, owned and operated by a private company - SpaceX - blasted off Saturday with two NASA astronauts ab...
How this country of 97 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero
Vietnam, a country of 97 million people, has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and...
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Protesters in the US demand justice for the death of George Floyd after fatal arrest
Protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis in the US state of Minnesota on May 27, 2020, to demand justice for a 46-year-old African-American who died while in police custody...
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