Global coronavirus deaths top 400,000 as outbreak grows in Brazil, India: Reuters tally

Global deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 400,000 on Sunday, as case numbers surge in Brazil and India, according to a Reuters tally. The United States is responsible for about one-quarter of all fatalities but deaths in South America are rapidly rising. The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in just five months is now مزید پڑھیں

Protests in Washington, other US cities as demonstrators demand justice for George Floyd

Demonstrators in Washington and other US cities for racial justice following the death of George Floyd, as the movement triggered by his killing at police hands entered a second weekend. Protests took place from New York to Los Angeles but Washington was at the epicenter, as thousands of people — black, white and brown — مزید پڑھیں

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

Joe Biden said on Friday that he had secured the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination and face Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election. “Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination,” the former vice president said on Twitter. “I’m going to spend every day fighting to earn مزید پڑھیں

George Floyd protests: Former defense secretary Mattis criticises Trump’s response to crisis

Former defense secretary Jim Mattis has criticised President Donald Trump’s response to unrest across the country, stating that the president was trying to “divide” America and failing to provide “mature leadership”. The remarks by Mattis, an influential retired Marine general who resigned over policy differences in 2018, are the strongest to date by a former مزید پڑھیں

US protests defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

Protesters defied curfews across the United States Tuesday as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally. Standoffs between police and demonstrators stretched into the night in cities from New York to Los Angeles over the death of مزید پڑھیں

China threatens to ‘counter-attack’ US over Hong Kong curbs

Beijing warned Washington on Monday of retaliation after President Donald Trump announced restrictions on Chinese students in the US in protest against a new national security law in Hong Kong. China also said ongoing unrest in the US highlighted its severe problems of racism and police violence — and exposed Washington’s double standards in supporting مزید پڑھیں

Turkey’s Grand Bazaar reopens, along with cafes and restaurants

Turkey reopened restaurants, cafes and Istanbul’s iconic 15th century Grand Bazaar market on Monday as the government further eased coronavirus restrictions. Many other facilities including parks, beaches, libraries and museums reopened across the country, while millions of public sector employees returned to work. At Istanbul’s landmark Grand Bazaar, traders were dusting the shelves and tidying مزید پڑھیں

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse peaceful protest near White House

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House on Monday as U.S. President Donald Trump vowed a massive show of force to end violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody. Law enforcement, including officers on horseback, moved on protesters in Lafayette Park, across مزید پڑھیں