Monday, March 30, 2020

Japanese who killed 19 disabled people sentenced to death

A Japanese man has been sentenced to death for a stabbing rampage in 2016 which resulted in the death of 19 disabled people at a care home. Satoshi Uematsu said people with disabilities who were...

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Office said: “Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back...

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe to US

US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus. But he said the "strong but necessary" restrictions would not apply to the...

WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic

The World Health Organization has today finally declared the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. It comes after the UN agency warned yesterday the threat of the killer infection triggering a worldwide pandemic is now 'very real'. More...

Ivory Coast confirms first case of Coronavirus

Ivory Coast has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a 45-year-old Ivorian man who had recently travelled to Italy, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Ivory Coast, Francophone West Africa’s largest economy, is the eighth...

Coronavirus: North Korea plots purge of health chiefs after 180 soldiers die

North Korean health chiefs risk being purged by Kim Jong-un after reports emerged claiming the coronavirus has killed around 180 soldiers. The dictator warned a summit of senior party officials late last month that there...

Female prisoners beg for sexual intimacy in Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country's government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses. Speaking on behalf of...

Biden extends lead over Sanders in Democratic presidential race

Joe Biden has cemented his position as a front-runner in the Democratic race to take on President Donald Trump in November's White House election. The former vice-president won Michigan, the biggest prize of primary voting...

Coronavirus: UK Health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive

Health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Ms Dorries, the first MP to test positive, said she had taken all the advised precautions after finding out and has been self-isolating...

Nigeria’s emir of Kano dethroned for ‘disrespect’

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, one of Nigeria's most influential Muslim traditional leaders, has been removed from his throne. He was deposed for showing "insubordination'' to the authorities in the northern state of...