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The Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme.

Chinese football gets go-ahead after 2,000 negative virus tests

The Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme.
US President Donald Trump suggested he may seek damages from China over the coronavirus pandemic which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan and spread around the world, prompting a furious response from Beijing on Tuesday.

China to impose visa restrictions on US citizens over Hong Kong

China on Monday said it would impose visa restrictions on United States citizens as tensions rise over Hong Kong’s autonomy, state media reported.

UK tourism seeks to reinvent itself amid coronavirus pandemic

Last weekend, 3.6 million people tuned in to watch dawn break over a cloudy Stonehenge for a virtual celebration of the summer solstice hosted by English Heritage. It meant visitors all around the world were able to watch the sunrise from home, not bothering with the long-distance journey to Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lebanese face rising life difficulties amid financial crisis

Lebanon‘s economic and financial deterioration brings serious hardship to citizens, who, for the first time, created various groups on Facebook to barter different items with each other, due to the very high inflation in the country.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Cautious joy among Egyptians as government lifts anti-coronavirus measures

Egypt on Saturday lifted a partial nighttime curfew that was imposed in the country since mid-March, amid a coexistence plan to maintain anti-COVID-19 precautionary measures, while resuming economic activities.

Somali leader calls for crucial meeting to discuss elections, security

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday called for a crucial security meeting between the federal government and leaders from the federal member states to be held in July to discuss key issues ahead of the elections.

Uganda grapples with refugee crisis amid coronavirus pandemic

As the world marks World Refugee Day on Saturday, thousands of Congolese are stranded at the Ugandan border seeking to enter the East African country after deadly tribal clashes back home.
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Italian couples delaying marriage plans until 2021 in wake of virus outbreak

Ilaria Cappuccioni was so enthusiastic about marrying her boyfriend, Sonny Casimirri, that she was the one to pop the question. The couple was originally scheduled to be married next week, but as Italy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic they decided to delay the ceremony until next year.
Death toll caused by malaria in Mozambique dropped to 273 during the peak period between December 2019 to April 2020, compared with the same period last year, health authorities on malaria control in the country told Xinhua on Thursday.

Mozambique combats malaria amid coronavirus pandemic

Death toll caused by malaria in Mozambique dropped to 273 during the peak period between December 2019 to April 2020, compared with the same period last year, health authorities on malaria control in the country told Xinhua on Thursday.

Australian state to charge overseas travelers for hotel quarantine cost

From July 1, overseas arrivals in the Australian State of Queensland will have to pay for a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine, expected to be around 1,900 United States dollars per person, officials told Xinhua on Thursday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” to the Italian people over the coronavirus crisis.

China to adopt Hong Kong national security law

The law would bypass Hong Kong’s internal legislature to punish acts related to endangering national security and subverting state power in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
The COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the urgency to protect global biodiversity, said Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on Thursday.

Coronavirus pandemic reaffirms need to protect global biodiversity – UN official

The COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the urgency to protect global biodiversity, said Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on Thursday.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

China’s back on the rope as WHO holds 73rd World Health Assembly

Representatives of 194 countries will today begin a two-day virtual meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly, the yearly convening of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s plenary body—member states.

Six family members killed by ISIS in Iraq

The extremist Islamic State militants on Friday shot dead six family members in an attack on their house in Salahudin province north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, a provincial police source said.
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

Coronavirus: We have tested over 3 million since April – Wuhan

The epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, Wuhan says over 3 million residents have been tested for the pathogen since April.
China's manned space program has taken another step forward by launching a new generation manned spaceship with a new type of heavy rocket. The Long March-5B rocket was launched on Tuesday at 6 p.m. BJT from the Wenchang Space Launch Site.

China eyes moon trip, to launch new rocket

China said Tuesday it will launch a new rocket at 6pm (1000 GMT), in a test of its ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the measures will be announced in detail Tuesday and will include increased social distancing but stop short of hard lockdowns of the kind in place in Europe.

Japan records 53 new coronavirus cases, 7,744 in total

Japan’s Health Ministry and local governments said on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose by 53 to 7,744.
A miner washes gold at Makala gold mine camp near the town of Mongbwalu in Ituri province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, April 7, 2018. Picture taken April 7, 2018. REUTERS-Goran Tomasevic-File Photo

Congo governor condemns rising insecurity at mines in gold province

Illegal mining and trading are fuelling worsening violence on mine sites, the governor of Democratic Republic of Congo’s gold-rich Ituri province said, after armed robbers killed four people, including three Chinese nationals, at a gold mine.

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Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
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Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.