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The Somali authorities say a plane carrying coronavirus aid supplies has crashed, killing the six people on board. The aircraft was owned by African Airways. It left the capital Mogadishu and briefly stopped in the city of Baidoa before continuing to the town of Bardale, in the southern Bay region, where it crashed a short […]

The largest freshwater lake in Africa, East Africa’s Lake Victoria, has seen its shores rise to record levels, submerging businesses, homes and threatening thousands of lives and livelihoods. Reports by BBC reveale that in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania the rising waters have forced families to abandon their flooded homes. Also in Budalangi, Western Kenya, dozens […]

Hong Kong has been praised for its handling of the coronavirus crisis. It has reported no local case for two weeks and life is returning to normalcy gradually and cautiously in one of the world’s densest cities. Today, civil servants are returning to the offices after weeks of working from home. BBC reports say that […]

Military jets has flown over US cities to salute frontline workers in the country with the highest coronavirus caseload and death tolls. Residents of the nation’s capital, Washington, as well as Baltimore and Atlanta were treated to sights of the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds arcing across the sky. Crowds turned out […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their son. A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Johnson and his partner said both mother and baby are doing very well. Report says Mr Johnson, who has just recovered from coronavirus, was present during the birth at a hospital in London. […]

A fire that engulfed a warehouse under construction in the South Korean city of Icheon has claimed at least thirty six lives . South Korean media say that the blaze was caused by an explosion of flammable material being used in the installation of insulation in a basement. All the victims are believed to be […]

An aid group, the International Rescue Committee, IRC says One billion people could become infected with the coronavirus worldwide unless vulnerable countries are given urgent help. The group said that financial and humanitarian aids were needed to help slow the global spread of the virus, citing countries such as Afghanistan and Syria as some of […]

One hundred and twenty inmates from four correctional facilities in Turkey have so far tested positive for the coronavirus. Turkish’s Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul made this known in a televised news conference. in Ankara. According to the minister the infected inmates are receiving treatment in the hospital and in good state of health. Justice Gul […]

A top New York City doctor who was on the front line of the US fight against coronavirus has committed suicide. According to police, Lorna Breen, who was Medical Director of the Emergency Department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in Manhattan, died of self-inflicted injuries. The father, of the deceased, Dr Philip Breen, told the […]

Italy has outlined plans to ease the strict restrictions it imposed seven weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the measures would be relaxed from may 4 with people being allowed to visit their relatives in small numbers. He said parks, factories and building sites will reopen […]


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