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NYC paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of Trump Tower

A giant, yellow ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural was painted Thursday on New York City's Fifth Avenue right in front of Trump Tower, a skyscraper that serves as the headquarters for...

  Asia / South Asia

India sees more local lockdowns as virus cases near 800,000

India reported a record 26,506 new coronavirus cases on Friday as authorities re-imposed lockdowns in its most populous state and in an industrial hub, home to automakers, drug factories and brewers, reports Reuters. The new cases pushed India's tally to nearly 800,000 cases, the world's third-biggest outbreak, behind only the United States and Brazil in confirmed infections. There have been...

Al Jazeera defends report on migrant arrests in Malaysia

News broadcaster Al Jazeera has rejected allegations by Malaysian authorities that a documentary it aired last week about the arrest of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus pandemic was inaccurate, misleading and unfair. Malaysian police called in Al Jazeera's reporters and staff for questioning on Friday after several officials accused the documentary of trying to tarnish the country's image. "Locked up...

  Americas

NYC paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of Trump Tower

A giant, yellow ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural was painted Thursday on New York City's Fifth Avenue right in front of Trump Tower, a skyscraper that serves as the headquarters for the Trump Organisation. Mayor Bill de Blasio joined dozens of people in painting the three words with a roller on the ground Thursday morning, attracting...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

Africa’s CDC urges more Covid-19 tests, masks, as continent’s cases top 500,000

African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the epidemic gains traction across the continent with confirmed cases topping half a million. John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said new cases were up 24 per cent in...

Sudan, Egypt say Ethiopia will not fill Nile dam without reaching deal

Leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt agreed that Ethiopia will not start filling its Nile dam without reaching an agreement within two weeks, Sudan and Egypt said on Friday. Ethiopia, which is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which worries its downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan, only confirmed “fruitful discussions” with the help of the African Union, the foreign...