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Italy records 627 deaths on Friday

Since the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak in Italy, the country reported its highest deaths on Friday, data from worldometers.info has shown.
Austria said Wednesday it will close its national museums and suspend all remaining trains to neighboring Italy to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

Italian coronavirus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads

The Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold reported no new homegrown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was poised to overtake that of China in a dramatic illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States.
The Copa América has been suspended, Conmebol have confirmed on Tuesday.

Copa América moved to 2021

The Copa América has been suspended, Conmebol have confirmed on Tuesday.
President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador wrote on Twitter that Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Ecuador have agreed to ‘unify measures for the entry of people into each country’.

South American countries unite to combat coronavirus

Eight South American countries have agreed to a regional alliance ”PROSUR” to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Carabinieri officers near Codogno, the centre of the outbreak in Italy. Antonio Calanni-AP

Coronavirus: Five dead, over 200 infected in Italy

Italy on Monday reported five deaths and more than 200 coronavirus cases, amid growing anxiety about the spread of the virus in the heart of Europe.
A bus departing from the South Korean city of Daegu is disinfected as the number of Covid-19 infections rise. China’s coronavirus cases have risen over 75,000. YONHAP-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: China vows to bring trade firms back on track amid epidemic

A circular released by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said the local commerce departments should tap into the efficient supply network of daily necessities across nine provinces to secure the supply in Hubei Province and its capital city, Wuhan.

Italy ready to invest in Nigeria’s agric sector

Mr Alessandro Gerbino, Trade Commissioner, Italian Trade Agency (ITA), said the Italian government was ready to invest in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.

Portuguese doctor suspended after baby born without a face

A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.
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Italy arrests leaders of Juventus hardline ultra fans

Italian police on Monday arrested 12 leading Juventus hardline fans as part of a major investigation into violence and extortion linked to match ticket sales.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday he will ask the European Commission to give Italy’s poorer south a special status to help boost employment and tackle organised crime.

Italy wants special EU status for poor south

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday he will ask the European Commission to give Italy’s poorer south a special status to help boost employment and tackle organised crime.
China on Wednesday slammed pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong airport for terrorist-like acts, after two men were beaten by demonstrators.

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

Activists blockaded two terminals in the city on Tuesday in the latest escalation of a 10-week political crisis that has gripped the international finance hub and forced the closure of the airport.

Chinese Police kill Nigerian national in China

A Nigerian resident in Guanzou, Guandong Province, China, Mr. Joseph Nwachueze, has died following injuries sustained in the hands of Chinese Police.
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Flutterwave partners Alipay to boost Africa-China trade

Flutterwave, a payments technology platform, has announced its partnership with Alipay of China, thereby opening up Africa’s market to Chinese buyers.

Italy pledges more closer ties with Nigeria

The Consul-General of Italy in Lagos, Dr Maurizio Busanelli, has restated his home government’s commitment to strengthening ties with Nigeria in the years ahead.

Italian police seize 1,665 cars from Romanian crime gang

Italian Carabinieri police on Thursday said they seized more 1,665 cars used by a Romanian criminal network to rob people in the streets of northern Italy and Spain.
Damaged houses are seen on the following day at the site of an explosion at a machinery plant, in Liaoyuan, Jilin province, China November 24, 2018. Zhang Yao-CNS via REUTERS

Two killed, dozens wounded in China factory blast

Two people were killed and 57 wounded in an explosion at a warehouse in northeast China, the official Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.
Two police officers have been reported killed following an attack at China's consulate in Pakistan's southern coastal city of Karachi, according to reports.

Gunmen storm China’s consulate in Pakistan’s Karachi

Two police officers have been reported killed following an attack at China's consulate in Pakistan's southern coastal city of Karachi, according to reports.

Five dead, 18 hurt as car rams into children in China

A car rammed into a group of schoolchildren crossing a street in front of an elementary school in northeast China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring another 18, state media said.

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The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

Police chief urges officers to use firearms for self-defence, not to kill

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Pharma firm in India to make Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero will manufacture over 100 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine per year under the terms of a deal unveiled on Friday between it and Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund.
FILE PHOTO: Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark November 9, 2020. Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Dead mink resurface from mass grave in Denmark

Mink that were culled to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus at fur farms in Denmark have resurfaced from mass graves this week, prompting complaints from residents about possible health risks.
Tunisian former referee Ali Bin Nasser eulogizes the late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, describing him as a ''genius''.

Ex-Tunisian referee eulogizes Diego Maradona

Tunisian former referee Ali Bin Nasser eulogizes the late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, describing him as a ''genius''. Nasser officiated the 1986 world cup quarterfinal, in which Diego Maradona scored his famous double against England.
William Saliba is reportedly prepared to give up £90,000-a-month in order to quit Arsenal in the January transfer window.

William Saliba willing to give up £90k-a-month to quit Arsenal in January

William Saliba is reportedly prepared to give up £90,000-a-month in order to quit Arsenal in the January transfer window.