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US scrambles to stem revolt as Trump faces anger for violent crackdown

Agence France Presse 06/03/2020

WASHINGTON — Leaders across the United States sought ways Tuesday to stem mounting unrest over police racism, from extending curfews to engaging protesters, as President Donald Trump faced wide criticism for deploying force to break up a…

Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths—WHO

06/02/2020

Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a “worrying…

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

06/02/2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have…

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral: report

AFP 06/02/2020

LOS ANGELES, United States — Retired ring great Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN on Monday. George Floyd died last week after a Minneapolis…

Dengue outbreak in Thailand kills 11, sickens 14,000

The Nation/Asia News Network 06/02/2020

BANGKOK — Eleven people have been killed and more than 14,000 sickened by a nationwide dengue fever outbreak in Thailand that has been super-charged by the onset of the rainy season. “From January 1 to May 25…

Pope: Pull together, avoid pessimism in this coronavirus era

AP 06/01/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is cautioning against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to lament that nothing will ever be the same. During Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark Pentecost Sunday, Francis noted…

World coronavirus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

Agence France Presse 05/31/2020

  BRASÍLIA, Brazil — The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic. Latin American countries are…

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

AP 05/31/2020

LOS ANGELES  — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to…

Trump to pull out funding from WHO; hits China over virus, Hong Kong

Associated Press 05/30/2020

  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization (WHO), end Hong Kong’s special trade status, and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf…

CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests

Associated Press 05/30/2020

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota State Patrol on Friday arrested a CNN television crew as they reported on violent protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a…

Disney and other Florida theme parks to re-open in June, July

AFP 05/30/2020

MIAMI — Maintaining social distancing and wearing masks, tourists visiting Florida will be able to take photos with Mickey Mouse again when Disney World reopens on July 11, a month after SeaWorld and Universal Studios are set…

Spanish priest accused of abusing minors sought

05/29/2020

A Vatican diplomat has sought the help of Filipino bishops for information about a Spanish priest accused of abusing minors and believed to have been hiding in the Philippines. Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Pope Francis’ envoy to…

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