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Day: May 3, 2020

UK rejects EU demand for office in Northern Ireland

May 3, 2020

The UK has rejected the EU demand  to set up a permanent office in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE, reported on Saturday that Helga Schmid, secretary general of the EU’s external action service, told the UK in February that the EU wanted a permanent presence in Belfast […]

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Magnitude 4 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

May 3, 2020

A magnitude 4 earthquake rocked Turkey’s eastern Elazig province on Sunday, according to the nation’s disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck Sivrice district of Elazig at 16.25 local time (1325GMT). The temblor occurred at a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). There were no immediate reports of casualties. […]

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After weeks at sea, Rohingya sent to Bangladesh island

May 3, 2020

Bangladesh has sent a small group of stranded Rohingya refugees, who supposedly spent weeks at the sea, to a remote island in southern Bangladesh amid call from UN bodies for their refuge. “A group of 29 Rohingya refugees was taken to Bhasan Char island on Saturday after being rescued by Bangladesh law enforcers when they were found […]

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Jammu and Kashmir: COVID-19 cases cross 700 mark

May 3, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir crossed the 700 mark on Sunday, said an official. The region also broke the barrier of 2,000 tests per day, the government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted. “Finally J&K breaks the 2000 test a day barrier. Over 2,500 tests conducted in a day. New positives 35; […]

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Sudan police disperse rally demanding Bashir’s release

May 3, 2020

Sudanese police broke up a protest staged by supporters of former President Omar al-Bashir in the capital Khartoum on Sunday, according to a local police source. Several protesters were arrested by security forces for violating a lockdown imposed by the authorities to stem the spread of coronavirus, the source said on condition of anonymity because […]

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Over 700 citizen journalists killed in Syria: Watchdog

May 3, 2020

More than 700 citizen journalists have been killed in attacks in Syria since the beginning of the civil war in 2011, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Sunday. In a report on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2020, the rights group said as many as “707 citizen journalists have been killed since […]

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South Korea to ease coronavirus restrictions

May 3, 2020

South Korea will ease its strict social distancing rules this week as cases from the novel coronavirus stay low, state-run media said on Sunday. “South Korea said it will move on to what it calls an ‘everyday life quarantine’ scheme starting Wednesday, giving the go-ahead to the normalization of schools and public facilities,” Yonhap News […]

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Press freedom urged in Afghanistan amid peace parley

May 3, 2020

The UN and journalist bodies on Sunday urged warring parties of Afghanistan to ensure press freedom during the thorny peace process in the war-ravaged country, marking the World Press Freedom Day 2020. Deborah Lyons, the newly appointed female head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, stressed in a statement that the world body has a […]

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