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  Story 160 -   Wednesday May 20, 2020
Bangladesh says Cox's Bazar camp is prepared for cyclone

A Bangladeshi official has claimed that Cox's Bazar, a series of camps housing nearly one million Rohingya refugees, is prepared for Cyclone Amphan.

"For the cyclone we are prepared. We have tightened the huts of the refugees," Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Md. Mahbub Alam Talukder told CNN.

"All 32 camps have trained volunteers ready. We have mosques and other learning center[s] if we need to relocate ...

  Story 159 -   Sunday May 17, 2020
'Unprecedented': States face hundreds of billions in lost revenue
May 17, 2020, 6:20 PM +07 / Updated May 18, 2020, 12:40 AM +07
By Allan Smith

The coronavirus pandemic will cost states hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue in the upcoming fiscal year, according to an NBC News survey of 33 states and Washington, D.C.

With most states starting their new fiscal year early this ...

  Story 158 -   Wednesday May 13, 2020
U.S. Accuses China of Hacking Coronavirus Research, Undermining Vaccine Development

THE FEDERAL government's top agencies for cybersecurity on Wednesday accused China of waging a hacking campaign designed to undermine the U.S. response to the coronavirus, a rare public acknowledgement of a rival's attempted attacks that comes amid the global race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

The "public service announcement" from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Age ...

  Story 157 -   Sunday May 10, 2020
China Refutes 24 'Lies' by U.S. Politicians Over Coronavirus

The Chinese foreign ministry has dedicated most of its press briefings over the past week to rejecting accusations by U.S. politicians, especially Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that China had withheld information about the new coronavirus and that it had originated in a laboratory in the city of Wuhan.

A 30-page, 11,000-word article posted on the ministry website on Saturday night repeated and expanded on the refutations made during t ...

  Story 156 -   Saturday May 9, 2020
Cuomo warns of 'entirely different chapter' as 5-year-old NYC boy dies from COVID-related complications

(CNN)For months, parents have been counting their blessings amid reports that the novel coronavirus generally seemed to spare children.

As the outbreak spread to the US, data from Chinese health officials showed children did not seem to be catching the virus in the same numbers as adults. If they did, they were not d ...

  Story 155 -   Saturday May 9, 2020
Obama says White House response to coronavirus has been 'absolute chaotic disaster'

(CNN)Former President Barack Obama delivered a blistering critique of the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus crisis, describing it as "an absolute chaotic disaster" during a private call Friday night with people who w ...

  Story 154 -   Saturday May 9, 2020
Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer, Dead At 87

Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock `n' roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday after battling bone cancer. He was 87.

Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. His son, Danny Jones Penniman, also confirmed his father's ...

  Story 153 -   Saturday May 9, 2020
Two Men Have Been Arrested in the connection of Strangling Deaths of Sister Nurses MEXICO CITY (AP) TWO men were arrested for the strangling deaths of three sisters who worked in Mexicos government hospital system, and authorities ruled out any link to nationwide assaults on medical staff as anxiety over the pandemic escalates.

Initial evidence shows the suspects, a nurse and a municipal market worker in their 20s, planned to rob the women, whose bodies were found in a house in the city of Torren, said Miguel ngel Rique ...

  Story 152 -   Thursday May 7, 2020
Justices wary of ‘Obamacare’ birth control coverage changes


WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court seemed concerned Wednesday about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.

The justices were hearing their third day of arguments conducted by telephone because of the 

  Story 151 -   Tuesday May 5, 2020
Trump officials try to enlist foreign allies in pressure campaign against China over coronavirus response Washington (CNN)With the general election just six months away, and the global economy in shambles because of the coronavirus, there is increasing urgency inside the White House and among President Donald Trump's Republican allies to blame China over its failure to stem the spread of the disease early on.

Now, there's an effort underway to enlist foreign allies to do the same.
In recent weeks, Trump, along with several administration of ...

  Story 150 -   Tuesday May 5, 2020
Over 37,400 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; Death roll reaches 1,471

The state of Florida reached a grim milestone over the Memorial Day weekend, surpassing 50,000 positive cases of the novel coronavirus.

According to the Department of Health, there were 51,746 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Monday morning. That's 879 more cases than the previous day.

At least 2,252 Florida residents have died from COVID-19, as 15 new deaths were reported.

MAP: See county-by-county cases across th ...

  Story 149 -   Tuesday May 5, 2020
Delaware reports 5,371 coronavirus cases; 187 deaths

Delawareans have been under a stay-at-home order since March 24. Those restrictions are currently scheduled to remain in place through May 15.

When the stay-at-home order was first issued March 22, the state had identified fewer than 60 positive cases.

Below is a breakdown county-by-county: 


New Castle County: 1,979

? Ke ...

  Story 148 -   Saturday May 2, 2020
Sudan to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation

BY SAMY MAGDY, Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) ? Sudanese officials said Saturday they are working to criminalize the widespread practice of female genital mutilation after the transitional government approved a landmark draft law.

Under the proposed amendment to the criminal code, anyone found guilty of performing the procedure would ...

  Story 147 -   Wednesday April 29, 2020
Trump says US closer to testing international air travelers Earlier, the president defended his administrations handling of the pandemic as he met with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and promised to help states safely begin reopening their economies.

Trump, seated next to DeSantis in the Oval Office, insisted that the United States was doing enough testing to protect Americans reentering the workforce. The administration has been sharply criticized for not overseeing widespread testing, but Trump s ...

  Story 146 -   Wednesday April 29, 2020
China Embassy Accuses Australia of Petty Tricks in Coronavirus Dispute


Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his proposed inquiry into how the coronavirus developed and spread would not be targeted at China but was needed given COVID-19 had killed more than 200,000 people and shut down much of the global economy.

"Now, it would seem entirely reasonable and sensible that the world would ...

  Story 145 -   Tuesday April 28, 2020
How New Zealand 'eliminated' Covid-19 after weeks of lockdown

Wellington, New Zealand (CNN)After weeks of lockdown, New Zealand has achieved its ambitious goal of eliminating the coronavirus.

But the country isn't celebrating yet.
Over the past few days, newly diagnosed infections have been in the single digits. And on Monday, 
  Story 144 -   Tuesday April 28, 2020
Many businesses to reopen in May with masks required

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine?s first steps toward reopening the state after more than a month of strict stay-at-home orders will require masks for workers and shoppers, while giving hope for businesses eager to open their doors again and indefinitely putting off Ohioans? return to restaurants, barbershops and gyms. The much anticipated return to normalcy will happen slowly, with the reopening of many health care offices on Frida ...

  Story 143 -   Sunday April 26, 2020
USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank demand soared

04/26/2020 07:00 AM EDT

Tens of millions of pounds of American-grown produce is rotting in fields as food banks across the country scramble to meet a massive surge in demand, a two-pronged disaster that has deprived farmers of billions of dollars in revenue while millions of newly jobless Americans struggle to feed their families.


While other federal agencies quickly adapted ...

  Story 142 -   Sunday April 26, 2020
Donald Trump replaces coronavirus briefing with tweets


The day of his wife?s birthday, President Donald Trump decided to forgo a coronavirus briefing ? but he didn?t log out of his Twitter account.

Sunday was the second straight day Trump had not participated in a White House coronavirus briefing ? the task force held a meeting Saturday but no briefing ? amid speculation that his extended appearances in those daily events were taking a toll on his approval ratings. ...

  Story 141 -   Sunday April 26, 2020
White House wants Trump to move away from coronavirus to the economy WASHINGTON ? After two months of frantic response to the coronavirus, the White House is planning to shift President Donald Trump?s public focus to the burgeoning efforts aimed at easing the economic devastation caused by the pandemic.

Days after he publicly mused that scientists should explore the injection of toxic disinfectants as a potential virus cure, Trump has now rejected the utility of his daily task force briefings, where he ...

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