Day: June 12, 2020

Algeria, Yemen report more coronavirus deaths

June 12, 2020

 Algeria and Yemen reported more coronavirus deaths and cases Thursday. Algeria’s Health Ministry said nine more people died over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 741. Around 105 more people were diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and the total number of cases reached 10,589.  Another 180 people have […]

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Turkish coast guard rescues 42 asylum seekers

June 12, 2020

 The Turkish coast guard rescued 42 asylum seekers late Thursday from a boat pushed back by the Greek coast guard. Acting on a tip, Turkish rescue teams were sent to a region in Izmir province’s Foca district. The asylum seekers were found on a rubber boat and were disembarked. Turkey has been one of the […]

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Malaysia turns away boat carrying around 300 Rohingya

June 12, 2020

 A boat carrying around 300 Rohingya refugees was turned away Thursday by Malaysian authorities as it attempted to reach the country. In a statement, the Malaysian coast guard said a vessel loaded with people that has been at sea for over three months was stopped when it attempted to enter the country’s waters. The authorities […]

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Malaysia, Thailand urged to rescue stranded Rohingya

June 12, 2020

 Malaysia and Thailand were urged on Friday to rescue the stranded Rohingya with immediate aid and access to asylum. In a statement, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Malaysian authorities had detained 269 Rohingya refugees who arrived on a damaged boat off Malaysia’s coast at Langkawi last Monday. Similarly, another second boat with an estimated […]

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Mexico reports 587 more COVID-19 deaths

June 12, 2020

  Mexico reported 587 more coronavirus deaths on Friday, bringing the country’s fatalities tally to 15,944. A total of 4,790 more people tested positive for the new coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 133,974, according to the Health Ministry. Mexico confirmed its first case on Feb. 28 and the first […]

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Turkey: 22 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

June 12, 2020

 Turkish security forces arrested 22 suspects in anti-drug operations in the southeastern Gaziantep province on Friday, according to security sources. The local police said in a statement that the suspects were arrested in simultaneous operations conducted at various addresses as part of combat against drug trafficking. As the suspects were arrested for “handling and using […]

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North Korea hardens stance, to boost nuclear capacity

June 12, 2020

 A day after slamming the US for what it termed “interference” in inter-Korean relations, North Korea on Friday hardened stance and vowed to boost its nuclear capacity. In a detailed statement on the second anniversary of Singapore bilateral summit by Norht Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, Pyongyang’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ri […]

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Australia to allow crowds in stadiums, indoor venues

June 12, 2020

  Thousands of people will soon be able to attend sports and entertainment events across Australia, as the government moves to further relax coronavirus restrictions, local media reported on Friday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said new rules would allow stadiums with capacity of 40,000 or over to host crowds of up to 10,000 people, ABC […]

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