Search for missing former British envoy to Nepal, Richard Morris, intensifies

London, May 19 Search for Richard Morris, the former British ambassador to Nepal, has been intensified. Morris has gone missing for two weeks now. He went last seen on May 6 while on a...

Trump’s threats to WHO could undercut global health

LONDON: Health experts say US President Donald Trump’s increasing attacks on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of the UN agency’s role and could ultimately...

Croatia extends lockdown until May 4, begins to consider easing

ZAGREB: Croatia is extending its coronavirus lockdown for another 15 days, Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said on Saturday, but added the government was looking at whether it was possible to gradually ease restrictions...

Queen Elizabeth cancels gun salutes for her birthday: ITV reporter

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has asked that there be no gun salutes to mark her birthday on Tuesday, a reporter for ITV News said on Twitter, saying that the monarch did not feel...

South Korea virus cases maintain downward trend

SEOUL: South Korea has reported 18 new cases of the coronavirus, its lowest daily jump since February 20, continuing a downward trend as officials discuss more sustainable forms of social distancing that allows...

China reports 27 new coronavirus cases, death toll at 4,632 after data revisions

SHANGHAI: China’s National Health Commission reported 27 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 17, up from 26 the day earlier, according to data published on Saturday. Of that figure, 17 cases were imported via...

French region reports 570 people died in nursing homes since virus outbreak

PARIS: Five hundred and seventy people have died in nursing homes in France’s eastern region since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the regional public health authority said late on Wednesday. France became the fourth...

‘Shoot them dead’ – Philippine leader says won’t tolerate lockdown violators

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and said...

Australian no-travel warning at unprecedented level Australia declares “human biosecurity emergency” Concerns grow about faster coronavirus transmission Government unveils aid package for airlines SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and...

Japanese man accused of killing 19 disabled people sentenced to death

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: A Japanese man was sentenced to death on Monday for killing 19 disabled people in a knife-wielding rampage in 2016 that was one of post-war Japan’s worst mass killings. Satoshi Uematsu, 30,...

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