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Democrats kick as U.S. Senate confirms Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett took the constitutional oath of office before President Donald Trump at a brief ceremony hosted by the White House on Monday night. Coming through a 53-48 vote along party lines, Barrett’s confirmation is …

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US singer, Kelly Clarkson files for divorce from husband after almost seven years of marriage

American singer, Kelly Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon Blackstock after almost seven years of marriage. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the American Idol winner quietly filed to end her marriage in Los Angeles last week. Clarkson and Blackstock first began dating in 2011 and got married in 2013. …

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Black Lives Matter protester tests positive for Coronavirus after going to rally attended by 10,000 people in Australia

A Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a rally attended by 10,000 people in Melbourne, sparking fears of second wave of the virus in Australia. The man in his 30s reportedly marched with thousands through the city on Saturday and developed symptoms 24 hours later despite wearing a mask. Health …

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Joe Biden reveals what will happen if Trump loses election and refuses to leave White House

US presidential candidate and former Vice-president, Joe Biden, has revealed what will happen in case Trump loses the 2020 presidential election to him and refuses to vacate the White House. In recent days senior military figures have spoken out publicly against the president since peaceful protesters were forcefully removed from the Lafayette Square area near …

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Royal family rings in Prince Philip’s 99th birthday with new photo of him and Queen Elizabeth

Prince Philip turns 99 today, June 10, and the British royal family marked it with the release of a rare portrait alongside his wife of 72 years, Queen Elizabeth. In the photo, the Duke of Edinburgh stands next to the monarch in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle, which is where the royal couple has been …

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Trump builds fence around White House following protests

Fences are being built around the White House following protests by people seeking justice for George Floyd and calling for an end to police brutality in the United States of America. As the protests intensified and demonstrators packed themselves outside the White House, US President Donald Trump reportedly hid in a bunker in the White …

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Lady Gaga brands Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘fool’ as she calls for change following George Floyd’s murder

Singer/actress Lady Gaga, has branded President Donald Trump a ‘racist fool’ in a lengthy statement addressing the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed. George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed black man, died after being arrested by police for alleged use of counterfeit currency with footage showing police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling …

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Trump threatens to permanently pull funding from WHO and ‘reconsider’ US membership

President Donald Trump on Monday May 18, threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a four-page letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, the US President criticized the stages of the body’s response to the outbreak of the disease since December. Trump insisted that the international …

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Namibia bans new cars for government officials till 2025

The Namibian government has banned government officials from buying new cars till 2025, a decision taken to mitigate the effect of the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country. President Hage Geingob who made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday May 14, also directed a cap on monthly fuel consumption by public office holders. He said …

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Coronavirus will disappear without vaccine – Donald Trump

US President, Donald Trump has said the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic is going to “end without a vaccine.” Trump told the press during his daily briefing at the White House at the weekend, “This is going to go away without a vaccine, it’s gonna go away, and we’re not going to see it again, hopefully, after …

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Trump handling of COVID-19 pandemic absolute chaotic disaster — Obama

Former United State President Barack Obama has described Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as “an absolute chaotic disaster”. Obama said this in a private call on Friday night with people who worked for him in the White House and across his administration. The blistering assessment came on a call intended to encourage over …

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China publishes new animation mocking the US’ response to Coronavirus pandemic

The People’s Republic of China has published a short animation titled “Once Upon a Virus” mocking the United States’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The animation which used Lego-like figures to represent the two countries, was posted online by the Chinese controlled Xinhua news agency. The animation comes days after Trump alleged China was trying …

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Boris Johnson shares horrible tale while being treated for COVID-19

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has revealed that doctors prepared to announce his death as he battled the coronavirus disease after testing positive. The Prime Minister made his first public appearance on Monday after fully recovering from the disease he battled for nearly a month. Speaking with the Sun UK, Boris said he was in …

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UK PM Boris Johnson to extend lockdown till June over Coronavirus

United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is set to signal lockdown will stay until June today as he gathers Cabinet to thrash out an ‘exit strategy’ – and then fronts a daily coronavirus briefing for the first time since falling ill. According to Daily Mail, the PM is expected to dash hopes of an imminent …

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Togo to remain on state-of-emergency lockdown for 3 months– President

A three-month “state of emergency” has been declared by President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, just after the West-African nation announced that it has recorded 36 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and two deaths from the disease. Gnassingbe who declared a nationwide curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. local time starting from Thursday April 2, disclosed …

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UK prime minister Boris Johnson confirms he has tested positive for coronavirus

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson has confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus This comes just after a Downing Street spokesperson announced in a statement that Mr.Johnson tested positive for coronavirus ‘after experiencing mild symptoms yesterday’ Confirming the news on Twitter, the 55-year-old wrote: ‘Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and …

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America surpasses China, Italy to become most infected with coronavirus with 85,000 cases

The United States has overtaken China and Italy with most confirmed cases of coronavirus as over 85,500 Americans have tested positive for the virus. State-by-state figures published late on Thursday showed confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US had overtaken the 81,782 cases reported by China and 80,589 reported in Italy. The biggest outbreaks were …

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Americans, Canadians to receive $1,200 and $2,000 as stimulus against coronavirus outbreak

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced new financial measures to help Canadians affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Workers who lost their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, people who are quarantined, caring for someone with COVID-19 and parents who have to stay home to take care of their kids will be given …

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