• WORLD
More+
US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes schools to reopen

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes schools to reopen

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday passed another grim coronavirus milestone with three million confirmed cases, as President Donald Trump downplayed the risks posed by the pandemic and aggressively pushed for schools to fully reopen.

00:45
Virus world update

Virus world update

After downplaying disease's danger, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus; US logs record infections, begins withdrawal from WHO.

8 Jul 2020 12
LATEST
04:45

Ivory Coast PM and presidential candidate Coulibaly dies aged 61

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died Wednesday after attending a cabinet meeting, just three months before presidential elections that he was due to contest. He was 61.

04:45
Ivory Coast PM and presidential candidate Coulibaly dies aged 61
03:45

Rat pack: rodents feel peer-pressure to be helpful, says study

WASHINGTON - Rats are less likely to assist a fellow rodent in need if other members of their group are being unhelpful, according to a study that sheds new light on the so-called "bystander effect."

03:45
Rat pack: rodents feel peer-pressure to be helpful, says study
02:45

Man City hit Newcastle for five, Wolves beaten by Sheffield Utd

LONDON - Manchester City moved to the brink of sealing their place in the Premier League top four by bouncing back to form to thrash Newcastle 5-0 on Wednesday, while Wolves' Champions League aspirations stumbled again in a last-gasp defeat at Sheffield United.

02:45
Man City hit Newcastle for five, Wolves beaten by Sheffield Utd
01:45

'Red hat off': White House hopeful Kanye West breaks with Trump

WASHINGTON - Kanye West believes God told him to run for president, the rapper reveals in an interview published Wednesday in which he claims no longer to support Donald Trump and voices doubt over Democrat challenger Joe Biden's ability to unite black voters.

01:45
'Red hat off': White House hopeful Kanye West breaks with Trump
00:45

US infections top three million as Trump begins WHO pullout

WASHINGTON - Coronavirus infections in the United States topped the three million mark Wednesday, as President Donald Trump began withdrawing the country from the World Health Organization.

00:45
US infections top three million as Trump begins WHO pullout
00:45

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes schools to reopen

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday passed another grim coronavirus milestone with three million confirmed cases, as President Donald Trump downplayed the risks posed by the pandemic and aggressively pushed for schools to fully reopen.

00:45
US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes schools to reopen
8 Jul 2020

Brazil's president contracts Covid: Virus world update

After downplaying disease's danger, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus; US logs record infections, begins withdrawal from WHO.

8 Jul 2020 12
Virus world update
8 Jul 2020

Cambodian tourist province bans 'alarming' dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian province popular with tourists has banned the trade and slaughtering of dogs for meat, saying that canines are loyal and capable of protecting property and even serving in the military.

8 Jul 2020 22
Cambodian tourist province bans 'alarming' dog meat trade
8 Jul 2020

Six candidates battle it out for WTO leadership

GENEVA - Six candidates are vying to become the next head of the World Trade Organization -- an institution which faced mammoth challenges even before the pandemic-driven global economic crisis struck.

8 Jul 2020
Six candidates battle it out for WTO leadership
8 Jul 2020

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks surges: UN

VIENNA: Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.

8 Jul 2020 7
Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks surges: UN