Day: June 30, 2020


Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

30/06/2020

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The milestone comes as many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available. The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually. The disease has killed over half a million people.

Gay Pride events go online to mark 50th anniversary

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While some activists took to the streets to mark the event, much of the movement’s energy was channelled into Global Pride, a 24-hour online event broadcast live online.

Six security force members killed in Taliban attack

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bout six security force members were killed in a Taliban attack in northern Kunduz province on Saturday night. TOLO news reported that the attack took place in Imam Sahib district when Taliban terrorists attacked the security checkpoints.

Bangladesh braces for massive floods; Brahmaputra flowing 55 cm above danger level

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Weather officials in Bangladesh have predicted massive floods in the northwest and southeast portions of the country bordering India, as incessant rains have inflated rivers, posing serious threat to life and damage to farmland. Heavy rains in Meghalaya and Assam in Indian in the last two days have resulted in huge inflows into Bangladesh which is downstream.

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

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Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness — and fears of economic ruin — haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus. Islam’s holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims for the annual rite, scheduled for late July.

Efforts are being made to oust me: Nepal PM Oli

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Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Sunday claimed that efforts are being made to oust him after his government redrew the country’s political map by incorporating 3 strategically key Indian territories. “There have been various kinds of activities in the embassies and hotels,” he claimed. “If you listen to the news media from Delhi, you will get the gesture,” he said.

US sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran’s toughest year: Rouhani

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that his country is experiencing its toughest year because of US sanctions coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic.

US special envoy Khalilzad travelling to Pak, Qatar and Uzbekistan

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Special US Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is travelling to Qatar, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as part of his sustained effort to bring peace in the war-torn country, the State Department said on Sunday.

China to vote on Hong Kong law on Tuesday

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Coronavirus: Covid-19 global death toll surpasses 500,000

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The death toll from Covid-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, a grim milestone for the global pandemic. The respiratory illness has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 500,000 fatalities and more than 10 million reported cases.