Category: International

George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed on Monday after...

Ethiopia approves $1.43bn supplementary budget

A $1.43 billion budget has been approved by Ethiopia’s parliament to help the economy weather the impact from the novel coronavirus. The Horn of Africa country has...

Zimbabwe COVID-19 cases spike to 132

The number of coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe has more than doubled to 132 in a single day after 76 new infections were detected. A government spokesman, Nick Mangwana...

Protests over death of George Floyd enters second night

Intense pressure is mounting in the US state of Minnesota for prosecutors to bring charges against four Minneapolis police officers over the death of George Floyd....

China’s parliament back Hong Kong security bill

China’s parliament has backed a new national security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing’s authority in the territory. The...

At least 40 killed in northeast Congo massacre

Suspected Islamist militants have reportedly killed at least 40 people in Samboko village in northeastern Congo, Centre for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human...

COVID-19: Spain Health workers protest PPE shortage

Spanish health workers on the front line of the fight against coronavirus gathered on Monday outside hospitals in the Madrid region to rally against shortages of...

Thailand begins COVID-19 vaccine trials on monkeys

Thailand is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative coronavirus vaccine it hopes will be ready by 2021, a top researcher said...

COVID-19: Two ministers test positive in Chile

Chile registered a new high for coronavirus cases on Monday, with nearly 5,000 infections in 24 hours, including two ministers in President Sebastian Pinera’s...

UN claims hundreds of migrants detained by Libyan coastguard

The United Nations says about 400 Europe-bound migrants intercepted off the Mediterranean coast in the last two days, are being detained by Libya’s coastguard. A...