Trump says US conducting ‘very thorough’ probe into Covid-19 origins, refuses to dismiss ‘sources’ pushing Chinese lab narrative

US President Donald Trump hinted that a probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic hasn't ruled out that it may have started in a lab in China, fanning the flames of a conspiracy theory that’s turning increasingly mainstream. Asked to comment on reports stating the US government had “high...

‘People abandoned to die of hunger & disease’: France summons Chinese envoy over criticism of West’s response to Covid-19...

Paris has summoned its Chinese envoy after the embassy published a blistering critique of the West’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, accusing leaders of failing to act and abandoning vulnerable citizens to death and starvation. “Certain publicly voiced opinions by representatives of the Chinese Embassy in France are not in...

Spain lifts lockdown for non-essential workers amid harsh debate & fears of new wave of Covid-19 cases

Staff in food distribution, communications, sanitation and other non-essential sectors are now allowed to go to work in Spain, despite the country’s status as the world’s second-largest Covid-19 hotspot with over 17,000 deaths. These workers will be able to return to work this Monday following a 14-day self-isolation regime that...

Cuba enraged over ‘cruel & genocidal’ US blockade impeding anti-coronavirus efforts

The suffocating sanctions in place for almost six decades make it extremely difficult for the island nation to import essential supplies needed to battle the coronavirus, Cuban health officials say. “The United States’ economic-financial blockade is the most unfair, severe, prolonged system of sanctions of all time by one country...

Singapore BANS teachers from using Zoom after lessons get ‘porn-bombed’

Singapore has ordered educators to stop using the video chat program Zoom after hackers ‘spiced up’ school lessons with pornography. The move comes as the app’s security woes led to a ban by NASA and others. In one recent incident, a student’s mother said hackers commandeered a Zoom stream, posting...

Lights, Camera…Corona! Filmmakers already cashing in on Covid-19 pandemic (Video)

While major Hollywood studios are pushing their film production and releases back due to the Covid-19 pandemic, independent movie makers are rushing to cash in with films like ‘Corona Zombies.’ Full Moon Features, responsible for horror franchises such as ‘Puppet Master,’ debuted the trailer for ‘Corona Zombies’ on Wednesday in...

‘There may be retaliation’: Trump says India may face US wrath if PM Modi fails to overturn export ban...

US President Donald Trump has warned that Washington may retaliate against New Delhi over a decision to bar exports of an experimental treatment for Covid-19, not long after asking his Indian counterpart to reverse the move. Though India on Saturday imposed a blanket ban on the export of hydroxychloroquine – an antimalarial...

‘Don’t politicize the matter’: India allows export of drugs linked to Covid-19 treatment to ‘badly-hit’ countries amid row with...

New Delhi has agreed to ship Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to the nations most impacted by Covid-19 and urged not to “politicize” the issue after US President Donald Trump threatened “retaliation” for its drug export ban. “In view of the humanitarian aspects of the pandemic, it has been decided that India would...

TIGER tests positive for Covid-19 as 6 more big cats develop ‘dry cough’ at Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo has announced that one of its big cats tested positive for Covid-19, apparently infected by a caretaker. Three other tigers and three lions developed a dry cough, but are expected to recover. “Our cats were infected by a person caring for them who was asymptomatically infected with...

Magic bullet for Covid-19? Scientists look to century-old plasma treatment, but there are some big ‘BUTS’

As the world seeks a Covid-19 panacea, treating patients with plasma harvested from those who have recovered from the virus is being touted as a possible cure – but big challenges still remain, scientists say. It's been months since the novel coronavirus started to rage across China, spilling over...

‘Africans aren’t guinea pigs’: Drogba and Eto’o slam ‘racist’ suggestions that Africa be used as coronavirus testing ground

African football icons including Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have reacted with rage after doctors suggested the continent could be used as a testing ground during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht, a pair of medical experts in Paris, were speaking about the global health...

Europe coronavirus cases dramatically SURGE as worldwide death toll surpasses 25,000

The worldwide death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed 25,000 and researchers have detected a huge spike in Europe with Spain, Germany and the UK reporting thousands of fresh cases. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center noted that the grim milestone had been reached on Friday. Professor Steve Hanke from the...

US overtakes China as country with highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases – Johns Hopkins University

The US has topped the list of nations with the most coronavirus cases, as the number of the infected within the country crept past 85,000 cases, according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone was achieved on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University,...

Not enough rooms in hospitals, ‘many can’t make it and die at home’, says mayor at epicenter of Covid-19...

Hospitals simply lack the space and resources to help everyone, confining many to die from Covid-19 at home, warned Giorgio Gori, the mayor of Bergamo in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, which was hit hardest by the virus. The healthcare system has been entirely overwhelmed by the outbreak, Gori told Il...

COVID-19: Blood banks in Bengal run dry due to lockdown

With various political parties, community clubs and NGOs having to stop organising blood donation camps due to the lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, blood banks in West Bengal are facing an acute shortage of supply, officials said on Wednesday. More than 80 per cent of blood...

HANTAVIRUS the next big killer… really? Twitter spreads groundless MASS PANIC as man in China dies from little-known disease

Reports about a Chinese man dying from a rare illness at a time when the international community is struggling to stem the spread of Covid-19 has caused panic on social media. But should we be worried? People around the world have been closely following the developments around the coronavirus pandemic...

Italian coronavirus cases seen ’10 times higher’ than official tally

The number of coronavirus cases in Italy is probably 10 times higher than the official tally, the head of the agency collating the data said on Tuesday as the government readied new measures to force people to stay at home. Italy has seen more fatalities than any other country, with...

Russian coronavirus vaccine passes first phase of development – expected to be ready in ’11 months’

As Covid-19 rapidly spreads, the world is united in hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel. On Monday, some potentially good news came from Moscow where hopes are high that progress has been made on a vaccine. The head of the Russian Federal Biological Medical Agency (FMBA),...

No need to test EVERYONE, but when lockdowns are lifted Covid-19 cases could JUMP back up, WHO warns

Countries affected by the Covid-19 epidemic may have to deal with a resurgence of the disease after they lift lockdowns, a top WHO official has warned. To create a vaccine could take at least a year, he said. "If we don't put in place the strong public health measures now,...

Convoy of Italian army trucks haul away corpses as local crematorium flooded with coronavirus dead (VIDEO)

The Italian military has been called in to help transport dead bodies as the northern city of Bergamo reels from the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The city’s crematorium is reportedly now working around-the-clock. The head of Lega Nord, Matteo Salvini, posted a photograph on Twitter showing a seemingly endless line of...

For the 1st time since outbreak, China reports NO NEW LOCAL COVID-19 CASES

Mainland China has had no new local coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours – the first time since the outbreak began in December. Beijing is still struggling to contain imported cases of the disease. Notably, the purported epicenter of the epidemic – Wuhan, in Hubei province – recorded no...

Covid-19 vaccine: Difficult, uncertain and far-off, microbiologist says

A US company which worked on the development of a MERS virus vaccine has begun a clinical trial to test a Covid-19 vaccine — but similarities between the two don’t mean the process will be easy, a microbiologist said. The potential new coronavirus vaccine is being developed by Moderna Inc.,...

Indian Sikhs protest at Pakistan’s diplomatic mission over hateful altercation in front of major Sikh site

Several Sikh groups have staged a demonstration at the Pakistani diplomatic mission in New Delhi, over a Muslim protest in front of Pakistan’s Gurdwara Janam Asthan which has triggered a diplomatic row between the two nations. The temple, also known as Gurdwara Nankana Sahib (named after the city in Pakistan’s...

35 ‘vital US & Israeli targets’ within Iran’s reach for potential REVENGE for General Soleimani’s death – senior IRGC...

Iran reserves the right to avenge the US’ killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, with dozens of potential targets already on the list, a senior commander within the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says. “Vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran a long time ago,” General...

Trump says US to strike 52 Iranian sites ‘VERY FAST and VERY HARD’ if Tehran moves to avenge general’s...

US President Donald Trump has said the US military have identified 52 sites important to Iran and its culture which its ready to rain hellfire upon if Teheran targets US citizens or assets to avenge the killing of its top general. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1213593965838163968 In unleashing yet another dire warning to Iran, Trump...

‘Pegasus’ spyware attack: Indian journalists & activists targeted on WhatsApp, lawsuit claims

At least two dozen Indian academics, lawyers, activists and journalists were targeted by Israeli-made spyware that exploited vulnerabilities in the WhatsApp messaging app, according to a lawsuit filed this week. The Indian journalists and activists are among some 1,400 people worldwide believed to have been targeted in cyberattacks in April...

Devastating fire kills 73 passengers as gas stove explodes on board packed train in Pakistan (VIDEOS)

Passengers leaped to their death, trying to escape the raging fire, which devoured several train cars in eastern , killing at least 73 people. The packed train was traveling from Karachi to the city of Rawalpindi in eastern Punjab province when a gas cylinder blew up inside. The cylinder was booked...

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Syria by U.S. forces

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria, sources in Syria, Iraq and Iran said on Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a “major statement” at the White House. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity,...

Russia may help India with construction of its 1st manned spacecraft

India is looking to install Russian-developed equipment for life support and heating systems aboard the Gaganyaan, the spacecraft that will be used for the nation’s first manned space mission, Roscosmos has announced. The contract to review the possibility was signed by the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos subsidiary and...

Jesus Has Done Nothing To Save Africa From European Wickedness For Over 350 Years

There is a very strong notion and believe by African Christians that Jesus Christ will save them from suffering and reverse the many hurts inflicted on them by corrupt politicians and greedy Europeans invaders. Every corner you turn to in Africa, you find people on their knees wailing and...

Norwegian TV channel blocks steamy scene after racking up MILLIONS of views in India & Pakistan

A Norwegian TV channel has taken the extraordinary step of blocking a saucy scene from one of its shows, after the clip unexpectedly racked up hundreds of millions of views in India, Indonesia and Pakistan. The scene in question came from a mini-series called Dumpa (meaning Dumped) on the P3...

4 cops stabbed to death in Paris police headquarter, 20-yr-old attacker shot dead

An employee armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, a French police union official said. Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack appears to have begun in an office and continued elsewhere in the large police compound...

Greta gets the last laugh? Thunberg retools Trump’s mockery in new Twitter bio

Donald Trump provoked hysteria in the media after ribbing Greta Thunberg with a savage one-liner, but the Swedish climate activist has turned the tables on the US president, adopting his mockery as her new Twitter bio. The internet fracas began after Trump fired off a tweet that was double-dipped in...

Stop creating a generation of depressed, French minister urges Greta Thunberg

France’s Education Minister looked quite annoyed by Greta Thunberg when he was asked about her in a TV interview, and said she should stop stimulating depression over climate change. Jean-Michel Blanquer said he was not sure if Thunberg had been manipulated by someone after her performance at the United Nations,...

India won’t talk with ‘Terroristan,’ New Delhi says in swipe at Pakistan

India’s external affairs minister has accused Pakistan of being a safe haven for terrorism, stating that New Delhi was open to dialogue with Islamabad, but only if it stops acting like “Terroristan.” Speaking at the Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar accused Pakistan of creating an “entire industry...

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