Thursday, August 6, 2020

Republicans Introduce $1tn Pandemic Recovery Plan

US Senate Republicans have proposed spending an additional $1tn (£776bn) to address the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes $100bn for...

Arkansas Senator Describes Slavery As ‘Necessary Evil’

A senator for the state of Arkansas has described slavery as a “necessary evil” on which the American nation was built. In a local newspaper...

Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 15 Million: Reuters Tally

Global coronavirus infections surged past 15 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic gathering pace even as countries remain divided...

Mandela’s Daughter Zindzi Tested Positive For Virus

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, had tested positive for Covid-19...

US Moves To Seize Ex-Gambian Leader’s $3.5m Mansion

The US justice department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh used the proceeds of bribery and embezzled public funds to buy a mansion in...

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe Arrests 100,000 For ‘Violations’ Of Measures

More than 105,000 people have been arrested in Zimbabwe since March for violating regulations aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police say. Around 1,000...

COVID-19 ‘Pandemic Could Push 49m Africans Into Poverty’

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that 49 millions Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty by the coronavirus pandemic. The AfDB said on...

Kanye West Says He Is Running For US President

Kanye West has announced he is running for US president – and he has already won the backing of billionaire Elon Musk. The American rap star posted...

S. Korea: 4,000 Recovered Covid-19 Church Members To Donate $83bn Worth Of Plasma For...

A South Korea-based religious group named the Shincheonji Church of Jesus has said that over 4,000 members of the church who recovered from COVID-19...

Coronavirus: Texas Governor Mandates Wearing Of Face Masks

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered face coverings to be worn in public as coronavirus cases rocket in the state. The directive applies to counties...

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