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We can beat pandemic if people follow rules: PM

We can beat pandemic if people follow rules: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan stands at a juncture where we can defeat the coronavirus if people strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Addressing volunteers of the Corona Relief Tiger Force in Islamabad yesterday, he said that 1mn people have registered under the force

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in the world

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in the world

Brazil’s death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed Italy’s to become the third-highest in the world.

Ukraine protesters slam police scandals, demand minister’s resignation

Ukraine protesters slam police scandals, demand minister’s resignation

Hundreds of Ukrainians rallied outside parliament yesterday to demand the interior minister be fired in the wake of police scandals including an alleged rape.

Singapore plans wearable virus-tracing device for all

Singapore plans wearable virus-tracing device for all

Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to each of its 5.7mn residents, in what could become one of the most comprehensive contact-tracing efforts globally.

Australians protest for the rights of minorities

Australians protest for the rights of minorities

Protesters gathered in the Australian capital Canberra yesterday in support of the global Black Lives Matter movement, and to protest high levels of Aboriginal incarceration and death in custody.

Trump touts jobs gains as ‘the greatest comeback’

Trump touts jobs gains as ‘the greatest comeback’

President Donald Trump celebrated yesterday a stunning US employment report that showed more than 2.5mn jobs were added last month during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, and predicted the battered economy will recover all of its lost jobs by next year.

Americans should ‘look harder at who we elect’, says Kelly

Americans should ‘look harder at who we elect’, says Kelly

The former White House chief of staff John Kelly has said that Americans should “look harder at who we elect” and questioned the character and ethics of Donald Trump, the president he served for several years.

DC mayor escalates feud with president

DC mayor escalates feud with president

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser renamed a street in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and had the slogan painted in huge yellow letters on the roadway in an apparent rebuke of President Donald Trump’s militaristic response to US protests over police brutality.

Coronavirus infection rate rises in England

Coronavirus infection rate rises in England

The R value in England has risen to between 0.7 and 1, according to the government’s latest official estimates with some regions now at risk of seeing a rise in the number of infections.

Kenya bans single-use plastics in protected areas

Kenya bans single-use plastics in protected areas

Kenya on World Environment Day barred all single-use plastics such as water bottles and straws from its national parks, beaches, forests and other protected areas. The implementation of the ban, first announced a year ago, was ordered in a letter from Tourism Minister Najib Balala last week.

Senator criticises delayed assistance for frontliners

Senator criticises delayed assistance for frontliners

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has slammed officials and personnel behind the delayed release of legal compensation to frontliners who got sick with or died of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), daring them to leave their jobs.

Govt mulls new round of aid for jeepney drivers

Govt mulls new round of aid for jeepney drivers

The government is studying the possibility of giving another round of cash assistance to jeepney drivers, Malacanang said, as passenger jeepneys remain banned amid the implementation of general community quarantine.

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