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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000 | World news

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000 The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 450,000. The figure stands at 450,716, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Canada reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases Canada reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The province of Ontario announced another 190 cases a day after public health agency […]

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What happened when Black Lives Matter came to a notorious KKK town in Texas

The town of Vidor, in east Texas, has a reputation. It’s the kind of reputation that causes its residents to pause when someone asks where they’re from. For years it was known as a sundown town — a place where non-whites were threatened with violence if they stayed after dark, and where they were barred […]

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Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns against Trump rallies; health fears in Australia over BLM protests | World news

5.39am BST05:39 EU leaders are set to join Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday for talks on jumpstarting the nation’s economy, but opposition figures have shunned the hastily organised – and roundly criticised – initiative. Despite a bevy of A-list political speakers, Italians such as far-right leader Matteo Salvini planned to sit out Conte’s […]

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Car appears to run over protesters live on-air in Boston amidst George Floyd protests

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. A live broadcast from protests in Boston has appeared to show an SUV drive into a crowd. The incident occurred live on air while WCVB’s Peter Eliopoulos described the action unfolding from the […]

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Chinese parliament to vote on Hong Kong security law as US condemnation builds | World news

China’s legislature was set to approve plans to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, as the US prepared to retaliate against Beijing for stripping the territory of its promised freedoms. On Thursday, China’s National People’s Congress was preparing to vote on a draft decision that would pave the way for anti-sedition laws […]

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Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening – National

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could be left with the impression […]

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COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence — Global Issues

johannesburg Friday, May 15, 2020 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (IPS) – One of the planet’s – and Africa’s – deepest prejudices is being demolished by the way countries handle COVID-19.  For as long as any of us remember, everyone “knew” that “First World” countries – in effect, Western Europe and North America – […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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Coronavirus vaccine: Italy boasts finding ‘world’s first vaccine’ but UK tests weeks ahead | World | News

Scientists at the Rome-based Takis Biotech have tested the jab on mice and took the antibodies they made in response. The early results from the lab tests show the antibodies created could stop human cells being infected with COVID-19. Luigi Aurisicchio, chief executive at Takis Biotech, wants trials to begin in the autumn. He said: […]

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Coronavirus live news: Malaysia rounds up migrants as UN warns of crackdown on vulnerable | World news

A north-eastern Chinese city of 10 million people struggling with currently the country’s biggest coronavirus cluster shut dine-in services on Saturday, reports Reuters, as the rest of China eases restrictions designed to hamper the spread of the disease. Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang and its biggest city, said it temporarily suspended dine-in services for […]

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