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US: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said on Sunday that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as he had been in contact with a person, who had tested positive.

Mississippi house speaker tests positive for coronavirus

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said on Sunday that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as he had been in contact with a person, who had tested positive.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China orders four US media outlets to disclose finances, staff

China on Wednesday ordered four US news outlets to disclose details of their staff and financial operations in the country within seven days, as a media row escalates between Washington and Beijing.
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

US unrest overshadows peaceful protests

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged parts of cities from Pennsylvania to California.
Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S.

Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as US protests spread over killing of George Floyd

Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S.
Colombia launched new measures Thursday night aimed at stopping a rise in coronavirus infections near the border with Brazil.

Colombia tightens coronavirus restrictions at border with Brazil

Colombia launched new measures Thursday night aimed at stopping a rise in coronavirus infections near the border with Brazil.
A worker checks a passenger's body temperature on Tuesday after arriving in Wuhan, China. Earlier this week, authorities found at least six new cases of the coronavirus. Hector Retamal -AFP via Getty Images

Wuhan to test all 11 million residents for coronavirus in 10 days after new...

Authorities in the Chinese city where the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began were moving forward Wednesday with efforts to test all 11 million residents for the virus within 10 days after a handful of fresh infections were found there.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Donald Trump: 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus

United States President Donald Trump has predicted that 100,000 Americans may die from the deadly Coronavirus.
Former British rapper, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been arrested in Spain.

Ex-British rapper turned IS terrorist arrested

Former British rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been arrested in Spain.National Police
Gene, whose full name is Eugene Merril Deitch, was born in Chicago on August 8, 1924, and died April 16, 2020.

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch passes on

According to Metro News, the 95-year-old Oscar-winning illustrator died ‘unexpectedly’ in his apartment, Petr Himmel, his Czech publisher confirmed the news to The Associated Press.

Kim Jong Un reportedly in critical condition after heart surgery

Fears were growing for Kim Jong-un’s health today after a US official said the dictator could be in ‘grave danger’ after heart surgery – although South Korea has played down the reports.
TEHRAN - Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard acknowledged Sunday it had a tense encounter with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf last week, but alleged without offering evidence that American forces sparked the incident.

Iran’s Guard acknowledges encounter with US during drill

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard acknowledged Sunday it had a tense encounter with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf last week, but alleged without offering evidence that American forces sparked the incident.
Willian has once again hinted that he would be willing to commit to a new contract at Chelsea, with the Brazilian stating his desire to take in many more appearances for his “dream” club.

Willian provides fresh update on his Chelsea contract situation

Brazilian winger Willian has said that he is committed to Chelsea until the end of the current season.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, wearing a protective suit enters a hall during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka settlement, outside Moscow, Russia, March 24, 2020.

Coronavirus upends Vladimir Putin’s political agenda in Russia

A nationwide vote on April 22 was supposed to finalize sweeping constitutional reforms that would allow him to stay in power until 2036, if he wished. But after the coronavirus spread in Russia, that plebiscite had to be postponed — an action so abrupt that billboards promoting it already had been erected in Moscow and other big cities.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

At least 50 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

Boko Haram fighters killed at least 50 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush near Goneri village in northern Yobe state, according to military officials and villagers.
South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on Thursday as authorities reported 145 new infections.

Scientists: Coronavirus can live on surfaces as long as three days

The new coronavirus can live in the air for several hours and on some surfaces for as long as two to three days.
BEIJING - The death toll from the collapse of a coronavirus quarantine facility in east China rose to 29 Thursday as the final victim was recovered from the rubble, authorities said.

Last victim pulled from rubble of China quarantine hotel

The death toll from the collapse of a coronavirus quarantine facility in east China rose to 29 Thursday as the final victim was recovered from the rubble, authorities said.
Harvey Weinstein has been taken to hospital after being convicted of sexual assault and rape.

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall.

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Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

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Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor (right), Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor (1st left), and Arc. Kester Ifeadi, project consultant, (2nd left), during the Governor’s inspection of the Leisure Park and Film village under construction in Asaba Monday

Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, assured that the state government would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people.