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  • Newspaper owner: Sorry for equating mask rule to Holocaust
    on 06/07/2020 at 9:08 am

    A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper's Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor's coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

  • Thousands rally at Black Lives Matter protests in Australia
    on 05/07/2020 at 10:40 pm

    Several thousand people rallied in Black Lives Matter protests across Australia over the weekend to call for racial equality and highlight deaths of Indigenous people while in police custody.

  • Oli-Prachanda power-sharing talks fail; both agree to meet again on Monday
    on 05/07/2020 at 10:36 pm
  • Rapper Kanye West declares late run for US Presidency
    on 05/07/2020 at 8:17 pm

    “In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take,” Adlai Stevenson, a one-time Democratic candidate who has been described as the smartest man never to win the White House, said once in half-jest. Hewing to that possibility, Kanye West, the 43-year old African-American musician and entrepreneur, declared an unexpected run for the US Presidency on Saturday, setting political circles and social media alight about the seriousness or otherwise of his candidacy at this late stage.

  • Schools to reopen in Sri Lanka from Monday after over-3 month long Covid-19 lockdown
    on 05/07/2020 at 8:03 pm

    Sri Lanka will re-open its schools in a phased manner from Monday after keeping them closed for 115 days due to the lockdown imposed in the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the ministry of education said on Sunday. The schools were shut mid-March when Sri Lanka detected its first Covid-19 infection.

  • Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term
    on 05/07/2020 at 7:37 pm

    Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike declared victory in Sunday's vote to elect the leader of one of the world's most populous cities and immediately vowed to step up the fight against a recent coronavirus resurgence.

  • Donald Trump blames China's 'secrecy, cover-up' for spread of Covid-19
    on 05/07/2020 at 5:00 pm
  • Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child
    on 05/07/2020 at 4:54 pm

    The Iraqi military said Sunday that a rocket aimed at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, home of the US Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child. Iraqi officials said the embassy's recently installed C-RAM air defense system may have attempted to intercept the rocket as the system was operational late Saturday.

  • Nepal's ruling party in grave crisis: PM Oli to Cabinet ministers
    on 05/07/2020 at 4:18 pm

    Nepal's embattled PM Oli has said that the ruling communist party is facing a grave crisis, indicating that it may split soon, according to a media report. Oli, at an emergency meeting of the Cabinet, said “some of our party members are also trying to remove President Bidya Devi Bhandari from the power,” My Republica newspaper quoted a senior leader as saying.

  • Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters
    on 05/07/2020 at 4:09 pm

    Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor on Saturday night. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little Italy neighborhood, news outlets reported.