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Coronavirus cases may hit 225,000 by June 30: Umar

Coronavirus cases may hit 225,000 by June 30: Umar

Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar has said that the number of coronavirus cases in the country is expected to rise to 225,000 by the end of June, and cautioned that the virus threat is still not over.

No confusion in policy on pandemic, says PM

No confusion in policy on pandemic, says PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says that there has been no confusion in the government’s policy to tackle the challenge of coronavirus pandemic. Addressing at the National Assembly, he said that the government had immediately enforced a lockdown.

Gun battle over El Chapo legacy leaves 16 people dead

Gun battle over El Chapo legacy leaves 16 people dead

The fight for control of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s legacy spilled into the open after a gun battle between rival Mexican gangs left 16 dead, authorities said.

Tensions flare over virus-hit Italian ‘ghetto’

Tensions flare over virus-hit Italian ‘ghetto’

Italy sent riot police as reinforcements yesterday to a council estate in the south where a cluster of coronavirus cases among Bulgarian farm workers has sparked tensions with locals.

Kosovo’s Thaci accuses international justice of rewriting history

Kosovo’s Thaci accuses international justice of rewriting history

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has accused international justice of “rewriting history” after he was charged with war crimes linked to the 1990s conflict with Serbia.

Holiday hotspot Fiji eyes virus-free tourism bubble

Holiday hotspot Fiji eyes virus-free tourism bubble

Tourism-reliant Fiji has proposed a “travel bubble” to welcome visitors from virus-free countries, as the South Pacific holiday hotspot desperately tries to revive its stalled economy.

Australia starts virus testing blitz to curb surge in Melbourne

Australia starts virus testing blitz to curb surge in Melbourne

Health workers fanned out across suburbs of Melbourne yesterday in a testing blitz aimed at choking off a surge in coronavirus cases in Australia’s second-biggest city.

Manmohan, Sonia attacked over RGF donation issue

Manmohan, Sonia attacked over RGF donation issue

The Congress government while in power was doling out largesse to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and Manmohan Singh as finance minister in 1991 allocated Rs1bn over five years.

Fashion masks a hit as Indonesians and Malaysians seek style in safety

Fashion masks a hit as Indonesians and Malaysians seek style in safety

With no sign of the global coronavirus threat easing anytime soon, protective masks are fast becoming fashion accessories for Indonesians and Malaysians keen to add some style and humour to healthwear essentials.

Six injured in Glasgow stabbing, suspect killed

Six injured in Glasgow stabbing, suspect killed

Scottish police said officers shot dead a man after a suspected stabbing attack yesterday at a Glasgow hotel housing asylum seekers that left six others injured, including one of their colleagues.

Trump warns protesters targeting statues

Trump warns protesters targeting statues

US President Donald Trump has threatened “retribution” against those seeking to topple statues of historical figures in Washington.

Trump virus team holds first briefing in weeks

Trump virus team holds first briefing in weeks

US Vice-President Mike Pence sounded a note of optimism yesterday about the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying that 34 states show a measure of stabilising numbers of new cases, but encouraged people to continue social distancing and other strategies to help contain the spread of the virus.

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