S Africa deploys 70,000 troops to enforce lockdown

More than 70,000 extra troops will be deployed in South Africa to help enforce a lockdown intended to stop the spread of coronavirus, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. South Africa has had 3,465 confirmed coronavirus cases – second only to

U.S. CDC reports 802,583 coronavirus cases, 44,575 deaths

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 802,583 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 26,490 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 2,817 to 44,575.

Joe Biden wins climate change campaigner Al Gore's endorsement on Earth Day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the support of two of his party’s most prominent climate change campaigners, including former presidential candidate Al Gore, on Wednesday. The endorsements of Gore and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee came

Indian police accused of targeting Muslims over anti-CAA protests

Activists arrested, others charged under anti-terror law for protesting against citizenship law amid COVID-19 lockdown. New Delhi, India – The arrest of several Muslim activists behind anti-citizenship law protests in India has caused an outrage, with writers, academics, lawyers and

McConnell says he favors state bankruptcy over more federal aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets.

World War 3 fears: Iran launch military satellite amid Trump’s ‘shoot and destroy’ threat

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corp claims to have successfully launched a satellite missile named Noor, meaning light in Urdu. Iran has previously attempted several launches but all were proven unsuccessful. This launch is expected to intensify US and Iran tensions which