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Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 11:11 AM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Nearly 2900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up it’s efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus. Sri Lanka has been under...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 9:59 AM

LONDON (AP) — As warm, sunny weather beckoned across Europe, Queen Elizabeth II appealed to Britons on Sunday to exercise self-discipline in “an increasingly challenging time” as the country saw a record 24-hour jump in...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 9:32 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — A small group of Franciscan monks and Roman Catholic faithful took to the streets of Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter in the Old City Sunday to distribute olive branches after the traditional Palm Sunday procession was...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 5:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services, a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 4:32 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia sharply criticised Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 3:41 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures against the United States after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks....

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 1:08 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 11:46 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the US and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” The governor of New York state, the...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 9:40 AM

WUHAN, China (AP) — With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-mast, China on Saturday held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honour those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially “martyrs” who...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:13 AM

HAVANA (AP): For two years, the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programmes – state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of soft power that also earns billions in badly...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Cayman employs alphabet system to restrict citizens’ activities GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has indicated that curfew measures across the territory will be “extended and toughened up”. He said that...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON — The White House says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that Americans cover their faces when leaving the home, especially around other people. But President Donald Trump is calling it “voluntary...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 4:47 PM

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (AP) — A Virginia judge dismissed felony charges against an 82-year-old preacher accused of defrauding a woman of more than $50,000 in a fake sweepstakes scheme. The four counts of obtaining money under false pretences...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 2:10 PM

The pandemic will cost the global economy as much as $4.1 trillion, or nearly 5% of all economic activity, according to new estimates from the Asian Development Bank. The regional lender said Friday that growth in developing Asia would likely fall...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:31 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard. “Every person there, they’re not a body,” he said. “...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 9:09 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government Thursday eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation’s blood supply triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. The Food and Drug...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 8:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalising new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as the president defends his response to...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:27 AM

NEW YORK (AP): The coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in poorer New York City neighbourhoods where telecommuting isn’t an option and there are more likely to be many people living under one roof. Residents of the immigrant-rich Jackson...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:26 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an “enormous gap” in the number of...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:24 AM

CAPE TOWN (AP): South African police wearing riot gear forced their way into a church in central Cape Town on Thursday to remove hundreds of foreign migrants who had been sheltering there for months. The operation at the Central Methodist Church...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:24 AM

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Wednesday rubbished suggestions that the visit of Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez last Friday was in relation to the decision by the United States to indict President Nicolás Maduro...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:23 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): The Donald Trump administration in the United States is sending warships to the Caribbean in an effort to stop the illegal drug trade. The move announced by the president on Wednesday, comes a week after the US charged Venezuelan...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 5:17 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs, trucks and vans worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The vehicles have air bags with volatile ammonium nitrate that can explode with too much...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 4:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the US job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 3:02 PM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing "trouble" in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. About half the country's roughly 110 million people are currently...

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