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Israel's health minister has virus, top officials to isolate

Thursday  13:50,   02 april 2020

The new coronavirus is forcing more top Israeli officials into isolation after the country's health minister, who has had frequent contact with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tested positive, the Health Ministry said Thursday. The... >>>

'I Will Bury You': Duterte Says Coronavirus Lockdown Violators Can Be Shot

Thursday  13:50,   02 april 2020

The Filipino island of Luzon — including the capital Manila — is under lockdown until at least April 14 as authorities try and contain the novel coronavirus.The controversial president — who has been accused of crimes against humanity over his... >>>

Australia will impose fines for illegally exporting medical supplies amid coronavirus pandemic

Thursday  13:23,   02 april 2020

The Australian government will punish people convicted of illegally exporting masks, hand sanitizer or other personal protective equipment with hefty fines, officials said.Home Minister Peter Dutton's office said in a statement Wednesday that the... >>>

China logs fewer coronavirus infections but tightens some curbs on movement

Thursday  12:41,   02 april 2020

China logs fewer coronavirus infections but tightens some curbs on movementChina had 35 new cases of the disease on April 1, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on... >>>

Pakistan overturns Briton's death sentence in Daniel Pearl murder

Thursday  11:50,   02 april 2020

A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence for British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Defence lawyer Khawja Naveed told AFP his client's... >>>

Chinese city bans eating dogs and cats in response to coronavirus

Thursday  11:50,   02 april 2020

A city in southeastern China is banning the consumption of dogs and cats as well as wild animals due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Dogs and cats as pets have established a much closer relationship with humans than all other animals, and banning the... >>>

Iran has no proxies, as Trump claims, but has friends-Foreign Minister tweets

Thursday  11:35,   02 april 2020

Iran has no proxies, as Trump claims, but has friends-Foreign Minister tweets"Don't be misled by usual warmongers, AGAIN, @realDonaldTrump: Iran has FRIENDS: No one can have MILLIONS of proxies. Unlike the US — which surreptitiously lies, cheats &... >>>

Today in History: April 2

Thursday  10:41,   02 april 2020

Today in History: April... >>>

Global virus cases near million as US baby dies

Thursday  09:35,   02 april 2020

Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million Thursday as the pandemic spread at a "near-exponential" rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims. Half the planet is under some form of... >>>

Taiwan pledges to donate masks, other medical supplies to US and Europe

Thursday  09:05,   02 april 2020

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the coronavirus. On the heels of an estimated $35 billion stimulus package intended to bolster the island nation's... >>>

Who is the group blamed for new India outbreak?

Thursday  08:52,   02 april 2020

Hundreds of new Covid-19 cases have been linked to a conference held by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.The organisation was founded in 1926 in the northern Indian region of Mewat by prominent Islamic scholar Maulana Mohammed Ilyas... >>>

Trump's contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

Thursday  08:50,   02 april 2020

President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing after it made unsubstantiated claims that the virus originated in the United... >>>

The European Mayor Who Doesn’t Want China’s Help With Virus

Thursday  08:21,   02 april 2020

Since becoming mayor of Prague more than two years ago, Zdenek Hrib has repeatedly irked China by meeting dissidents, criticizing its treatment of ethnic minorities and promoting ties with Taiwan. © Photographer: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images... >>>

Panama's coronavirus lockdown means separating men and women

Thursday  08:06,   02 april 2020

Panama is taking a new -- if somewhat unorthodox — measure to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus: separation of the sexes. © Erick Marciscano/Reuters Police officers are pictured during the curfew as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)... >>>

Serbia sets the stage for Beijing's mask diplomacy

Thursday  07:17,   02 april 2020

When six Chinese doctors landed in Belgrade two weeks ago, Serbia's president greeted them with elbow-bumps before laying a kiss on their country's flag, a gesture of gratitude that sent Chinese social media aflutter. These doctors are... >>>