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The Moroccan Navy has rescued 183 illegal sub-Saharan African migrants off the kingdom’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, official news agency MAP reported on Saturday.

Moroccan Navy rescues 183 illegal migrants

The Moroccan Navy has rescued 183 illegal sub-Saharan African migrants off the kingdom’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, official news agency MAP reported on Saturday.
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told a government meeting that the order had been signed to take measures to close the border (with China) in the Far East, Russian news agencies reported.

Russia to subsidise tourists on domestic vacations – premier

Moscow will subsidise holidays taken by Russian tourists who vacation at home instead of the Mediterranean, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Wednesday.
The migrants have been on the Ocean Viking ship operated by SOS Mediterranee for more than a week, with fights and suicide attempts on board prompting the charity to declare a state of emergency on Friday.

Italy says it may take migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, an interior ministry source said on Saturday.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

Six Europe-bound migrants die off Libyan coast

A woman who gave birth at sea was among 93 migrants rescued off Libyan shores as they tried to reach Europe, but six others died along the way, the UN’s migration agency said Saturday.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a press conference to launch the international trading of oil-backed cryptocurrency called Petro, on October 1, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Federico PARRA

Oil tankers carrying two months of Venezuelan output stuck at sea

Tankers carrying nearly two months worth of Venezuelan oil output are stuck at sea as global refiners shun the nation’s crude to avoid falling foul of United States sanctions, according to industry sources, PDVSA documents and shipping data.
The latest rescue by the Sea-Watch 3 vessel was on Thursday night, as a small boat with 46 migrants were travelling on the water, the Sea-Watch organisation said.

German charity ship rescues more than 200 migrants in 48 hours

The latest rescue by the Sea-Watch 3 vessel was on Thursday night, as a small boat with 46 migrants were travelling on the water, the Sea-Watch organisation said.
Migrants rescued in the Atlantic Ocean rest in a tent waiting to be transferred by the police, in the port of Arguineguin on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, May 26, 2020. REUTERS-Borja Suarez

Wave of migration strains Spain’s Canary Islands amid pandemic

About 80 African migrants packed aboard two fishing boats landed on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday, adding to the hundreds of new arrivals now stuck there while the coronavirus lockdown prevents transfers to the mainland.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Serie A players prepare to resume training

Players from several Italian football clubs were on course to resume individual training as the Mediterranean country prepared to gradually roll back its coronavirus lockdown.
The coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 on Sunday as the disease swept across the globe, forcing over a billion people to remain at home and stretching governments and health workers to respond to the growing crisis.

Coronavirus breaks funeral traditions in Italy

Everyone in Revello understands it is safer that way since so many of those who have died across Italy’s pandemic-hit north first contracted the novel coronavirus.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

20 sailors hospitalised after French navy coronavirus outbreak

About 20 French sailors were hospitalised following a large outbreak of the coronavirus in the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle’s naval group.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

More than 130,000 coronavirus deaths worldwide

COVID-19 has killed at least 131,319 people around the world, with Europe accounting for more than two-thirds of the deaths, according to an AFP tally Wednesday from official sources.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 100,000

The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
A hydroxychloroquine sulfate medication pill- Trump’s touting of the drug as a coronavirus cure has led to shortages for people who need it to treat conditions such as lupus. John Phillips-Getty Images

Doctors warn of dangers of using chloroquine to treat coronavirus

The prospect that a pair of malaria drugs will become go-to medications for treating COVID-19 before they have been rigorously tested is prompting new safety warnings from heart specialists and other doctors and experts.
A coffin is taken out of the hospital in the presence of two relatives and a funeral home employee in Venice, Italy [Marco Di Lauro-Getty Images]

Italy’s virus death toll exceeds 10,000 despite lockdown

The 889 new fatalities reported in the world’s worst-hit nation came a day after it registered 969 deaths on Friday — the highest single toll since the COVID-19 virus emerged late last year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

World coronavirus toll soars as doctors overwhelmed

Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into quarantine.
A man wearing a face mask (R) stands by the coffin of his mother as a priest reads prayers during a funeral service in the closed cemetery of Seriate, near Bergamo, Lombardy, on March 20, 2020 during the country’s lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (Photo by Piero Cruciatti / AFP)

The factors behind coronavirus disaster in Italy

Loads of people have been wondering why the beautiful Mediterranean country has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.
France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic, his club Juventus confirmed on Tuesday.

Juventus star Blaise Matuidi tests positive for coronavirus

France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic, his club Juventus confirmed on Tuesday.

UNHCR: 70 percent of Nigeria’s migration comes from Edo

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has announced that Edo State accounts for 70 percent of migration from Nigeria.

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Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

“Having worked with Osimhen in the national Under-20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2017, I know he has the quality and ability to succeed in any league in the world. I have always known he will go places, so I am not surprised Napoli spent so much to get his signature,” Garba said.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.
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

Rangers’ new defender savoured his opening Scottish Premiership experience with an impressive performance in his side’s 1-0 win at Aberdeen, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s first-half strike.
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.