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Duterte tells police to kill violators of lockdown

Publication date 02 April 2020 | 22:30 | ICT

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces to shoot dead anyone causing “trouble” in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Global virus cases approaching one million as newborn baby dies in US

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 20:53 | ICT

    Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million on Thursday as the pandemic spread at a “near-exponential” rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims.

  • Israeli-Palestinian unity tested by rising cases

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 20:52 | ICT

    The onset of the coronavirus pandemic fostered rare moments of unity between Israeli and Palestinian leaders but as the severity of the outbreak has escalated so too have tensions.

  • Pearl killing conviction overturned by Pakistan

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 20:51 | ICT

    A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence for British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted in the 2002 killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl.

  • Man with Covid-19 dies on Thai train

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 20:50 | ICT

    A man found dead on a passenger train in Thailand has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday, as the country’s death toll from the contagion more than tripled from a week ago.

  • Rice farmers in Can Tho, Vietnam switch to high-value sesame

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 20:49 | ICT

    Among measures to cope with drought and freshwater shortage, the switch to sesame crops in the dry season has provided rice farmers in Vietnam’s Can Tho city with higher incomes in recent years.

  • Malaysia in pangolin scale bust

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 20:49 | ICT

    Malaysian authorities seized about six tonnes of pangolin scales and smashed a smuggling syndicate, officials said on Wednesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking.

  • World bracing for food shortage

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 23:36 | ICT

    The heads of three global agencies warned on Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide “food shortage” if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly.

  • Islamic event in India becomes virus hotspot

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:41 | ICT

    A large religious gathering in New Delhi has sparked a manhunt across India for suspected coronavirus cases after being linked to dozens of infections and several deaths.

  • Coronavirus worst crisis since WWII, says UN boss

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:40 | ICT

    The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to worsen on Wednesday despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of the UN sounded the alarm on what he said was humanity’s worst crisis since World War II.

  • Layoffs for South Korean staff of US military

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:39 | ICT

    Around 4,000 South Koreans working for the US military in their country were put on unpaid leave on Wednesday as Seoul and Washington bicker over funding for US forces.