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Two planes collide mid-air in US, 8 feared dead

At least eight people are believed to be dead after two airplanes collided and crashed into a lake in the US state of Idaho on Sunday afternoon. The two planes met head-on over Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho, after which they sank. Confirming the mishap to CNN, Lt. Ryan Higgins of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said that a call ...

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Bolivian health minister tests positive as virus hits cabinet

Bolivian Health Minister Eidy Roca has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the third member of the cabinet to be infected in four days, interim President Jeanine Anez said on Sunday. Anez expressed her support for Roca on Twitter as the country’s rapidly worsening outbreak rose to 38,071 cases and 1,378 deaths. The minister of the presidency, Yerko Nunez, has been ...

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Now Pakistan Health Minister Zafar Mirza tests COVID-19 positive

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Monday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. “I have tested positive for COVID-19. Under medical advice I have isolated myself at home and taking all precautions. I have mild symptoms. Please keep me in your kind prayers,” Mirza tweeted. The SAPM, who also ...

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WHO reports record 200,000 cases in one day

The World Health Organization has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases with 212,326 being recorded in just 24 hours, amid a surge in the United States, Brazil and India, reports The Guardian. The WHO’s situation report showed that just under 130,000 of those new cases were in the Americas, including the US, Brazil and Mexico, but the WHO ...

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23 killed as lightning strikes Bihar again

At least 23 people were killed after being struck by lightning in Biharon Saturday, officials said. The fatalities were reported from five districts, with Bhojpur accounting for the highest number of nine deaths, the Disaster Management Department said. The other districts affected by the lightning striked are Saran, Kaimur, Patna and Buxar, it said. The incident came a day after ...

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4 killed, including 1 soldier, 4 wounded in Philippine shooting

A soldier, two militiamen and a civilian were killed in a shooting in Basilan, an island province in the southern Philippines, on Friday evening, a military spokesman said on Saturday. Army Major Arvin Encinas of the military’s Western Mindanao Command said four others were also wounded in the shooting that happened around 9:30 p.m. local time on Friday in a ...

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14 feared dead at flooded nursing home in Japan: governor

Fourteen people were feared dead after a nursing home was flooded in western Japan on Saturday as record heavy rain hit the region, a local governor said. The victims were found “in cardio-respiratory arrest” at the facility for elderly people that was inundated after a nearby river broke its banks, governor Ikuo Kabashima from the western region of Kumamoto told ...

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Pakistan foreign Minister Qureshi tests positive for Covid-19

Pakistan foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but was feeling “strong and energetic”. In a tweet, Qureshi said that he had a slight fever earlier Friday and had immediately quarantined himself at home. “I have now tested positive for Covid-19. By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and ...

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, his government resign

The French government led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his government have submitted their resignations, which President Emmanuel Macron has accepted, according to the Elysee Palace. No reason was given in the short statement issued on Friday, but a cabinet shuffle had been widely expected after Macron promised to chart a new course for the last two years of ...

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Coronavirus: Quarantine scrapped for arrivals from ‘low risk’ countries to England

People arriving in England from countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will no longer need to quarantine from 10 July, the Department for Transport has confirmed. A full list of exempt countries posing “a reduced risk” from coronavirus will be published on Friday. Most travellers to the UK currently have to self-isolate for two weeks, BBC reported. The Foreign ...

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