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Botswana reports mysterious deaths of 356 elephants

Botswana reports mysterious deaths of 356 elephants

AFP, Botswana :Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found

Britain recognises Guaido as Venezuelan president

Reuters, London :Britain has recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's president, the English High Court has ruled, in a case over whether Guaido or Nicolas Maduro

Hundreds of George W Bush officials endorse Biden

Hundreds of George W Bush officials endorse Biden

Al Jazeera News :Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican United States President George W Bush endorsed Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden on Wednesday, the latest Republican-led

New Zealand health minister resigns after blunders

New Zealand health minister resigns after blunders

BBC Online :New Zealand's health minister has resigned after criticism of the government's response to coronavirus and his own breaches of lockdown rules, reports BBC. David Clark had already

Coronavirus cases in India cross 6 lakh mark; death toll at 17834

Coronavirus cases in India cross 6 lakh mark; death toll at 17834

Zee Media Bureau :As India entered its second phase of Unlock after the coronavirus outbreak, the number infections surpassed 600,000 mark on Thursday (June 2, 2020). As per the

Gunmen kill 24 in Mexican drug rehab centre

Reuters :At least 24 people were killed in an armed attack on a drug rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato, Mexican police said on Wednesday, underlining

Brazil military handout masks to protect isolated Amazon tribes

Brazil military handout masks to protect isolated Amazon tribes

Reuters :Soldiers handed out masks to barefooted Yanomami indigenous people including body-painted warriors carrying spears and bows and arrows on Wednesday on the second day of a military operation

US coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one-day spike of pandemic

US coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one-day spike of pandemic

Reuters :New US COVID-19 cases rose by more than 47,000 on Tuesday according to a Reuters tally, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, as the government's

Judge temporarily halts release of tell-all book by Donald Trump's niece

Judge temporarily halts release of tell-all book by Donald Trump's niece

Reuters :A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Donald Trump's niece from publishing a tell-all book that offers an unflattering portrait of the US president and his family.Justice Hal

52 killed in protests over Ethiopian singer's death

52 killed in protests over Ethiopian singer's death

At least 52 people have been killed in Ethiopia after the death of a popular singer sparked huge protests in the Oromia region, a local official has told the BBC.Thousands

Erdogan says EU's treatment of Turkey over coronavirus is political

Erdogan says EU's treatment of Turkey over coronavirus is political

Reuters, Ankara : President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the European Union had treated Turkey in a restrictive way over the coronavirus pandemic in what he said was a political

Blast at Tehran clinic kills 19, says state-run news agency

Blast at Tehran clinic kills 19, says state-run news agency

Reuters :Nineteen people were killed and six injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, the official IRIB news agency

US hopes for in-person G7 summit in late August

Reuters, Tokyo  :The United States has told Japan that it wants to organize an in-person Group of Seven leaders' summit in late August, two Japanese government sources with direct knowledge

Pandemic sinks Japan business mood to lowest since 2009 crisis

Pandemic sinks Japan business mood to lowest since 2009 crisis

Reuters :Japanese manufacturers' confidence sank in the second quarter to levels not seen since the 2009 global financial crisis, underscoring the damage the coronavirus pandemic inflicted on the export-reliant economy.The

PIA banned from flying to EU states for six months

Dawn, Pakistan :The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended the authorisation for the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate in the bloc for six months, the airline's spokesman

UK COVID-19 death toll nears 55,000 including suspected cases

UK COVID-19 death toll nears 55,000 including suspected cases

Reuters :The United Kingdom's suspected COVID-19 death toll has hit 54,852, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources that underlines the country's status as one of the

Coronavirus puts millions more at risk of child marriage, FGM: UN

Reuters, London :The coronavirus pandemic is reversing progress on ending child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), jeopardising the futures of millions of girls, a senior UN official said

Islamabad court issues arrest warrants for Zardari in Toshakhana case

Islamabad court issues arrest warrants for Zardari in Toshakhana case

Dawn.com :An Islamabad accountability court on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president and PPP co-chair Asif Ali Zardari in a case that accused him and former premiers

India's first COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for human trials

Reuters :Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for human trials, making it India's first domestic candidate to get the green light from the government's drug regulator as cases

Global COVID-19 prevention trial of hydroxychloroquine to resume

Reuters, London :A global trial designed to test whether the anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can prevent infection with COVID-19 is to restart after being approved by British regulators.

Israel's annexation plans 'illegal': UN rights chief

Israel's annexation plans 'illegal': UN rights chief

AFP, Geneva :Israel's aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank is clearly "illegal", the UN's human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences could be

UN to call for $10bn aid for Syrians at virtual donor meeting

UN to call for $10bn aid for Syrians at virtual donor meeting

Al Jazeera News :Governments are set to pledge billions of dollars in aid for Syrians at a virtual conference on Tuesday to help refugees enduring Syria's ninth year of

Assange surprised by timing of new US indictment

Assange surprised by timing of new US indictment

Reuters, London :Julian Assange's lawyer said on Monday he was surprised that the US authorities issued a new and wider indictment last week against the WikiLeaks founder whom they

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Al Jazeera News :Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the

French ex-PM Fillon and wife found guilty in 'fake jobs' scandal

French ex-PM Fillon and wife found guilty in 'fake jobs' scandal

BBC Online :Ex-French Prime Minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife Penelope have been found guilty over a "fake jobs" scandal.He was accused of paying his wife hundreds of

China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Reuters, Beijing :China reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases as of end of June 28, down from 17 reported a day earlier as the country's capital tries to curb

Floods in Assam force a million flee from their homes

Floods in Assam force a million flee from their homes

Reuters :Heavy flooding triggered by monsoon rains has forced more than a million people to flee their homes in the northeast Indian state of Assam, authorities said on Monday,

Malaysia palm plantations urge govt to let foreign workers return

Reuters :Malaysian palm plantations have urged the government to let foreign workers return, warning of severe damage to the palm-oil industry if it is not granted an exemption from

Venezuela is a health 'time bomb,' Colombian president says

Reuters :Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday called Venezuela a public health "time bomb," and said the lack of reliable information about the status of its neighbour's coronavirus outbreak

UK coronavirus death toll increases by 186 to 43,414

UK coronavirus death toll increases by 186 to 43,414

Reuters :A further 186 people have died from coronavirus, bringing the UK's death toll up to 43,414.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said all the deaths had