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‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Burna Boy, Lady Gaga, others to hold concert for health workers

Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, will join Nyovest, Lupita Nyong’o and Sho Madjozi, for the ‘One World Together At Home’ global concert in honour of healthcare workers battling the current coronavirus scourge.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa: US decision to suspend funding for WHO ‘regrettable’

South Africa on Thursday expressed concern over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

China rebuffs theory coronavirus originated in lab, not market

China on Thursday denied suspicions reportedly raised by U.S. intelligence sources that the coronavirus might have originated in a medical laboratory rather than a food market in the city of Wuhan.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO chief lists six conditions for easing coronavirus restrictions

Countries that want to lift coronavirus restrictions must meet a row of conditions to prevent another surge of infections, UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

Kim Jong Un tribute absence sparks speculation

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s conspicuous absence from commemorations for his grandfather Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary this week suggests he could be looking to emphasise his own authority over his family’s legacy, analysts said.
Banks and other financial institutions could soon find themselves in the crosshairs of North Korean hackers, according to a warning issued Wednesday by U.S. officials.

US: North Korea hackers pose ‘significant threat’ to global finances

Banks and other financial institutions could soon find themselves in the crosshairs of North Korean hackers, according to a warning issued Wednesday by U.S. officials.

WFP: Medical supplies airlifted to Ethiopia for distribution in Africa

A first “solidarity flight” of medical supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday for distribution in Africa, the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said.
A woman walks past a screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on March 29. Photographer- Jung Yeon-je-AFP via Getty Images

North Korea fires multiple missiles into East Sea

North Korea fired on Tuesday into the East Sea, multiple short-range projectiles believed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles.
A man at Seoul railway station walks past a television screen airing a report on North Korea’s latest missile launch on Sunday. Jeon Heon-Kyun-EPA

Japan, South Korea condemns North Korea’s missile launch amid virus outbreak

The isolated Asian nation fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday.
The suspected missiles were fired from North Pyongan province and North Korea analysts say is a show of confidence by Pyongyang during the coronavirus epidemic. Ahn Young-joon-AP

South Korea: North Korea missile fire ‘inapproriate’ amid pandemic

North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic.
Inovio CEO Joseph Kim said that the company designed DNA vaccine INO-4800 in just three hours after the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was published.

Latest update on coronavirus worldwide

Since the novel coronavirus first emerged in late December, 2019, 110,564 cases have been recorded in 100 countries and territories, killing 3,862 people, according to an AFP toll based on official sources on Monday around 1100 GMT.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily press briefing on Monday.

China reacts after North Korea launches projectiles

China’s foreign ministry, asked about North Korea’s launch of projectiles, says it calls on all parties to adhere to consultation and dialogue to achieve lasting peace in the Korean peninsula.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump campaign sues CNN for libel, seeking millions of dollars

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign filed a libel lawsuit against CNN on Friday — the third such suit against a media organization in the last 10 days.
China on Sunday reported 573 new infections, the highest figure in a week after a dip. All but three of them were in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital.

China says eight nationals who worked in Italy test positive for Coronavirus

China reported on Tuesday an increase in cases of the new coronavirus coming from abroad, as the country where the disease first emerged now worries about importing infections.
Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus’ effect on world economy grows more alarming

Concerns about the coronavirus outbreak’s threat to the world economy grew Saturday, even after United States, President Donald Trump, denounced criticism of his response to the threat as a “hoax” cooked up by his political enemies.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

Coronavirus: North Korea refuses aid from UN

North Korea has closed its borders from foreigners in a bid to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus, refusing the humanitarian efforts of the United Nations, which is prepared to export goggles, thermometers, and stethoscopes to the country to help fight the threat of the virus.
Coronavirus- A person wearing a face mask. David Mercado-Reuters

Coronavirus: South Korea reports 813 more cases, total 3,150

South Korea reported its biggest surge in new coronavirus cases on Saturday as concerns grew of a possible epidemic in the United States and the World Health Organization raised its risk alert to its highest level.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

The United States Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

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