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Coronavirus death toll passes 275,000 worldwide

PARIS: The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 275,000 people worldwide since it began in China late last year, with more than 85 percent of fatalities in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally compiled from official figures. In total, 275,018 deaths have been reported from 3,955,631 ...

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British Pakistani launches free online school

BIRMINGHAM: A British Pakistani entrepreneur and IT expert has launched an online school, free of cost, in a bid to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding education. Ali Latif has launched ‘The Online School’ (3-lance.co.uk) from London to deliver online teaching for the past six weeks. Thus far, ...

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EU urges travel ban to be extended to stop virus spread

BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Friday urged EU member states to extend the temporary ban on non-essential travel into the bloc by one month until June 15, a statement said. Despite an initial easing of measures to combat the new coronavirus pandemic within the European Union, “the situation remains fragile ...

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Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine

BRUSSELS: World leaders, organisations and banks on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease. The funds, pledged at a video-conference summit ...

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Iran 5.1 magnitude earthquake kills two, injures 22

TEHRAN: Two people died and 22 were injured when they fled their homes in panic following an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 that struck northern Iran in the early hours of Friday, state media said. There were several mild aftershocks, but no serious damage from the quake that struck after midnight ...

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Netanyahu to form new government despite corruption charges

REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun HAIFA: Israel’s highest court gave Benjamin Netanyahu the green light to form a new government under a power-sharing deal struck with the Blue and White party, even as he faces trial for a number of serious corruption charges. The court’s unanimous decision, handed down by 11 ...

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Coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said the coronavirus pandemic is a worse “attack” on the United States than either Pearl Harbor or 9/11, taking aim once again at China, which he said should have stopped the disease in its tracks. The president has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing ...

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Venezuela arrests two Americans involved in incursion

Venezuelan security forces have arrested 13 people including two Americans involved in a failed armed incursion into the country, President Nicolas Maduro said. In a state television address, Maduro said authorities arrested 13 “terrorists” on Monday allegedly involved in a plot he said was coordinated with Washington to enter the ...

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UK beats Italy with Europe’s highest death toll

LONDON: Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than other European leaders to order a lockdown ...

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11 countries are still free of coronavirus

LONDON: More than 3.52 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide, and 248,000 have died, according to the data from Coronavirus Research Centre of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases ...

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