Global coronavirus death toll rises to 1,145,847

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,145,847 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by the media at 11:00 GMT on Saturday. At least 42,262,290 cases of coronavirus have been registered, of which at least 28,754,900 are


More Than 1,300 Inmates Escape From Prison in Eastern Congo

More than 1,300 inmates have escaped from the central prison of Beni in eastern Congo after an attack by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces, the town's mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Modeste Bakwanamaha said that one inmate had died in the attack on Kangbayi prison, according to The Associated Pre


Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass the 40 Million Milestone

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers o


Four Killed, 15 Injured in Russian Airstrikes on Idlib

Russian and Syrian forces have intensified airstrikes and shelling in opposition-held Idlib province as Turkey dispatched reinforcements to its checkpoints in the de-escalation zones of northwestern Syria. Russian airstrikes on bases and camps for Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Syrian opposition


Osama Bin Laden’s Former Spokesman Set for London Return after US Prison Term

Osama bin Laden’s former London spokesman is set to return to Britain a free man after being released from jail in the US because of concerns about COVID-19 in prison. Adel Abdel Bary is obese and suffers from asthma and is highly prone to coronavirus infection. Bary, 60, was convicted for


4 Dead, Several Injured in Beirut Fuel Tank Explosion

Four people were killed and several more were wounded when a fuel tank exploded in a Beirut building on Friday, the Lebanese Red Cross said. The explosion caused a large fire to break out in the building in the Tariq al-Jadideh neighborhood, a security source said. One person was critically woun


The Health Organization records a "catastrophic increase" in Corona injuries

On Thursday, the World Health Organization recorded a record increase in the number of daily new infections with the new Coronavirus worldwide, as the total number of infections reached 338,779 cases within 24 hours. The deaths increased to 5,514 deaths, bringing the total deaths in the world to


18 Killed in Bombing in Turkish-Controlled Syrian Town

An explosives-laden truck ignited Tuesday on a busy street in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens,. The blast in the town of al-Bab took place near a bus station where people often gather to travel from one region


A White House spokeswoman announces that she has been infected with the Coronavirus

White House spokeswoman Kelly McKinani announced, Monday, 5-10-2020, that she was infected with the new Corona virus, three days after US President Donald Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Military Hospital. "After undergoing daily checks since Thursday that showed that I did not have Covid-19


EU Top Official Self-Isolating after Contact with Virus Case

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said she has placed herself in isolation after being in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus. In a message posted on Twitter Monday, the head of the EU's executive arm said she took part in a meeting last Tuesday that was attended


Trump: 'I'm starting to feel good'

US President Donald Trump gave an update about his health Saturday from a hospital, saying he is "starting to feel good." In the four-minute video from Walter Reed Medical Center, where he is receiving treatment for the coronavirus infection, Trump acknowledged he was not feeling well when he was


WATCH: In video, Trump says he hopes to “be back soon”

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has released a new hospital video in which he says he’s starting to feel better and hopes to “be back soon.” In the four-minute video, Trump says he “wasn’t feeling so well” when he was admitted to Walter Reed National Mi


Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes One Million

More than one million people have died from coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, after the deadly disease emerged less than a year ago in China and swept around the globe. The pandemic has ravaged the world's economy, inflamed geopolitical tensions and upended lives, from Indian slums and Brazi


Suspect who killed London police officer named

The suspect who shot a police officer dead inside a custody station in south London last week was named as Louis De Zoysa, 23. The victim was Sgt. Matt Ratana, 54, who died in hospital Friday.De Zoysa is also in hospital, with police saying he shot himself. Local media report that De Zoysa shot R


Ukraine Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 26

Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military aviat


Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries

Authorities in Arab countries confirmed more cases and deaths Tuesday from the novel coronavirus outbreak, reports Anadolu Agency. In Saudi Arabia some 522 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 330,798. At least 30 more fatalities moved th


Protests against Sisi’s rule break out across Egypt

Protests have broken out across Egypt against the rule of General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. In Suez, Kafr El Dawwar, a city on the Nile Delta, Cairo, Alexandria and Aswan, demonstrators demanded Al-Sisi stand down. Following security forces’ attack on demonstrators, the presidential residenc


Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 30 Million

Worldwide confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 30 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday. More than half of the registered cases are from the US, India and Brazil. The number increased by 1




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