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Poland votes in tight presidential election

Poland votes in tight presidential election

Poles began voting on Sunday in a knife-edge presidential election between a populist incumbent closely allied with US President Donald Trump and a europhile liberal who wants to restore ties with Brussels.

Trump finally dons mask as US sets new virus case record

Trump finally dons mask as US sets new virus case record

President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on Saturday as the US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases ...

Giant protests hit Russian region after popular governor’s arrest

Giant protests hit Russian region after popular governor’s arrest

At least 10,000 protesters marched yesterday through the eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk in support of a popular local governor arrested this week for allegedly ordering several murders.

Bosnia Muslims mourn their dead 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

Bosnia Muslims mourn their dead 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

Bosnian Muslims yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony sharply reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Floods, landslides kill 40 in Nepal

Floods, landslides kill 40 in Nepal

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said yesterday.

Police search home of couple who pointed guns at protesters

Police search home of couple who pointed guns at protesters

Police in St Louis, Missouri, have searched the mansion of a couple who brandished guns at protesters marching outside their home last month in widely seen videos, the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department has said.

Trump commutes Stone’s sentence, Dems condemn

Trump commutes Stone’s sentence, Dems condemn

President Donald Trump on Friday night commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Biocon secures approval to use drug on Covid patients

Biocon secures approval to use drug on Covid patients

Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, the biopharmaceutical company said in a statement yesterday.

Sturgeon sees support surge

Sturgeon sees support surge

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wore a tartan face mask on a visit last week to shops in Edinburgh, as they prepared to reopen after the long coronavirus lockdown.

Liverpool addresses slave trade past

Liverpool addresses slave trade past

Anna Rothery is the first black woman to hold the position of Lord Mayor of Liverpool, a largely ceremonial role for elected councillors to promote the interests of the city.

Palace says respects House decision to block media giant’s licence bid

Palace says respects House decision to block media giant’s licence bid

Malacanang has said it respected the decision of a panel of the House of Representatives to deny giving media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corp a new 25-year congressional franchise.

More staff to be hired for contact tracing to curb coronavirus spread

More staff to be hired for contact tracing to curb coronavirus spread

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is targeting to hire additional contact tracers at the end of the month, said DILG spokesman and undersecretary Jonathan Malaya.

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