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Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 11:00 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the crowded neighbourhood, enforcing Kenya’s new coronavirus curfew....

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 9:30 AM

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido, US officials...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 9:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City reported its first coronavirus death of a person under 18 years old as the number of fatalities in the epicenter of the United States outbreak continued to rise rapidly. City officials announced Tuesday that 250...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:22 AM

SAN JUAN (AP): A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the United States (US) territory on Monday. The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of five kilometres near the southwest coastal...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:22 AM

WUHAN (AP): Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the virus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. “...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:22 AM

SEOUL (AP): North Korea said Monday that “reckless remarks” by United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks and Pyongyang warned that it is now compelled to pay back “the...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:21 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America’s first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

NEW YORK (AP): New York’s governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, saying: “Please come help us in New York, now.” And tens of thousands of retired or sidelined nurses...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): OPPOSITION LEGISLATOR Tobias Clement says he has held talks with Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade regarding his official appointment as opposition leader. Grenada has been without an official opposition leader...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): The number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases jumped to 82 on Monday as health authorities warned that the next two weeks could prove pivotal in the fight to prevent the spread of the virus that has killed more...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 4:13 PM

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the ...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 1:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s governor put out an urgent plea for medical volunteers and a Navy hospital ship pulled into port Monday as coronavirus deaths in the city mounted and hospitals buckled in what authorities say could be a...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 11:10 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh garment manufacturers say fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agreed to pay anyway. The data from the...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 9:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:25 AM

TORTOLA (CMC): The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) says residents who fail to comply with the quarantine in the wake of COVID-19 could be fined thousands of dollars or be sent to prison for up to 12 months. Speaking during an...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:24 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams has maintained that the Guyanese government would respect the rule of law in the ongoing court matters relating to the March 2 general and regional elections. According...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:24 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): A coalition of 19 attorneys general from around the United States (US) has challenged the Trump administration’s efforts to potentially undermine asylum protections for thousands of Caribbean and other immigrants. In an amicus...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BARCELONA (AP): SPAIN AND Italy have demanded more European help as they fight still-surging coronavirus infections in the continent’s worst crisis since World War II. In the United States, authorities urged millions around New York City to stop...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:24 AM

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP): AS THE coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of US counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:24 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): INDIAN PRIME Minister Narendra Modi apologised to the public on Sunday for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but “needed to win” the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. “I apologise for taking these...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:42 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) A COVID-19 outbreak at a Maryland nursing home contributed to an increase in virus cases Sunday across the state that the governor described as “frightening”. Maryland health officials reported that overall...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 10:44 AM

There could be global shortage of condoms as a result of a halt in production because of a COVID-19 lock down in Malaysia, which has affected the world's largest producer. Karex Bhd which has three factories in Malaysia, has been out of...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 3:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 9:46 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A shaken South Africa on Friday announced its first two deaths from the coronavirus as the country’s cases rose above 1,000 and a three-week lockdown began, with some police screaming at the homeless on emptying...

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