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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.

Without freedom to touch, blind migrants disoriented in virus-hit SA

Without freedom to touch, blind migrants disoriented in virus-hit SA

Sheets of braille were scattered around Jetro Gonese as he sat hunched over his mattress in a dilapidated building in downtown Johannesburg, punching away at the keys of his special typewriter.

Govt sets sights on 1mn Covid-19 tests by July

Govt sets sights on 1mn Covid-19 tests by July

The Philippines aims to conduct 1mn coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tests by July to boost efforts to shrink the number of infections.

Military academy officials, cadets face charges over hazing death

Military academy officials, cadets face charges over hazing death

Government prosecutors recommended the filing of criminal charges against several officials and cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) for the hazing death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio last year.

India turns to cardboard beds in coronavirus battle

India turns to cardboard beds in coronavirus battle

India is deploying thousands of beds made of cardboard to makeshift medical facilities as it struggles to deal with the surging number of coronavirus cases.

Thousands bid farewell to former Burundi president at state funeral

Thousands bid farewell to former Burundi president at state funeral

Thousands of Burundians clad in white gathered Friday in the capital Gitega to say a final goodbye to former president Pierre Nkurunziza at a state funeral after his sudden death earlier this month.

New York's Cuomo says "time to wake up, America" as other states see Covid-19 spikes

New York's Cuomo says "time to wake up, America" as other states see Covid-19 spikes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday criticized states that reopened their economies before getting the novel coronavirus under control, saying there was "undeniable, irrefutable evidence" those states made a mistake.

Teenager who threw French boy from London art gallery roof jailed for 15 years

Teenager who threw French boy from London art gallery roof jailed for 15 years

A British teenager who threw a six-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in London with the intention of killing him was jailed for 15 years on Friday and told he might never be freed.

Pakistan to ground 262 pilots with "dubious" credentials

Pakistan to ground 262 pilots with "dubious" credentials

Pakistan will ground 262 airline pilots whose credentials may have been falsified, the country's aviation minister said on Friday.

Mexico City police chief shot and injured in assassination attempt

Mexico City police chief shot and injured in assassination attempt

Mexico City's chief of police was shot and injured in an assassination attempt early on Friday morning when gunmen set upon him in an upscale neighborhood of the capital, killing two of his bodyguards, authorities said.

Three killed in stabbing attack in Scottish city of Glasgow

Three killed in stabbing attack in Scottish city of Glasgow

Three people were killed in a stabbing attack in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday and the suspect was shot by police, British media reported.

Brazil university in talks to test Italian coronavirus vaccine

Brazil university in talks to test Italian coronavirus vaccine

The Federal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp) is in talks to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Italian researchers, the dean of the Brazilian university told Reuters.

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