FM tells Delhi to focus on internal affairs

FM tells Delhi to focus on internal affairs

While Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi advised the Modi-led government on Sunday to focus on its domestic issues rather than behaving like an “expansionist nation”, the Foreign Office strongly condemned and categorically rejected Indian defence minister’s remarks about the situation in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) and Azad Jammu and...

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US tally nears 2m as Trump gears up to resume campaign rallies

US tally nears 2m as Trump gears up to resume campaign rallies

According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus has infected nearly two million people overall in the United States, and has caused 1,082 deaths in the country in the past 24 hours. According to an AFP report, the U.S. continues to record around 20,000 new cases of Covid-19...

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New York begins to reopen as WHO says the virus is ‘worsening’ globally

New York begins to reopen as WHO says the virus is ‘worsening’ globally

New York City — the epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak — began partly reopening its devastated economy Monday after nearly three months of lockdown, as the World Health Organisation warned the global health crisis was “worsening.” Approximately 400,000 New Yorkers were able to return to work when retailers began offering...

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New Zealand pulled all restrictions on coronavirus as last patient discharged

New Zealand pulled all restrictions on coronavirus as last patient discharged

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said all of the country’s coronavirus measures would be lifted from Tuesday, barring border closure restrictions because the virus had been eliminated from the country, Reuters reported. As of midnight, on Monday, Ardern said in a news conference, the country would move to national...

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George Floyd eulogized at Minneapolis memorial service

George Floyd eulogized at Minneapolis memorial service

Hollywood celebrities and the politically powerful filed for a memorial service in a sanctuary in front of George Floyd’s casket on Thursday as mourners began a three-city farewell to the man who was anonymous in life but sparked global protests for justice in death. The service unfolded as a judge...

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Four cops charged in George Floyd death, one with 2nd-degree murder

Four cops charged in George Floyd death, one with 2nd-degree murder

The May 25 death of George Floyd—which had been accused of looking to buy cigarettes using a falsified bill — has ignited riots around the U.S. against systemic racism and police violence. “Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder...

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Brazil hits 30,000 death cases as Italy reopens borders

Brazil hits 30,000 death cases as Italy reopens borders

Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak has reached 30 000 deaths as the disease continues to spread across Latin America, AFP reported. Meanwhile, Italy — at one point the most battered country — was ready to reopen its borders in time for the European summer. Following catastrophic human deaths in Europe, the virus has...

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Virus not less potent, WHO says after Italian doctor’s claim

Virus not less potent, WHO says after Italian doctor’s claim

The World Health Organisation (WHO) stressed that the new coronavirus has not suddenly become less pathogenic, despite reports by a leading Italian doctor that Covid-19 has lost some of its effectiveness, AFP said. “We need to be exceptionally careful not to create a sense that, all of a sudden, the virus, by its own volition, has now decided to be less pathogenic. “It is not the...

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Several facilities to reopen on June 1, Turkey’s Erdogan says

Several facilities to reopen on June 1, Turkey’s Erdogan says

Turkey will lift intercity travel restrictions and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it relieves the restrictions imposed to curb the outbreak of coronavirus, President Tayyip Erdogan said. Museums and beaches are also scheduled to open from June 1, Erdogan said after a...

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US reports 1,297 deaths in 24 hours from coronavirus

US reports 1,297 deaths in 24 hours from coronavirus

The United States recorded 1,297 deaths from coronavirus, taking its total to 101,573 since the start of the global pandemic, AFP said, quoting Johns Hopkins University. According to the tracker kept by Baltimore-based university, the country has also officially logged 1,720,613 virus cases, far more than any other nation.

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