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US House votes to make Washington DC a state

US House votes to make Washington DC a state Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota was the only Democrat to join Republicans in voting against it. It would also rename Washington, D.C., to Washington, Douglass Commonwealth after Frederick Douglass . Census Bureau , Washington D.C.is around 46% Black as of July 2019. Washington, D.C. was established in 1790 as the nation's capital and designated a federal district to differentiate it from ... [Full Article...]

Trump signs executive order to protect monuments from vandalism

Trump signs executive order to protect monuments from vandalism A statement from the office of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the order authorizes the federal government to withhold "certain federal support" from state and local governments that fail to protect public monuments from vandalism. [Full Article...]

International Monetary Fund cuts Nigeria’s GDP forecast, says economy’ll shrink by 5.4%

International Monetary Fund cuts Nigeria’s GDP forecast, says economy’ll shrink by 5.4% The Covid-19 pandemic pushed economies into a good lockdown that saved lives but also triggered the worst economic downturn because the Wonderful Depression. Announced fiscal measures amounting to about US$11 trillion globally, up from US$8 trillion estimated in April, have helped cushion the blow to workers and businesses. [Full Article...]

Macaque attack: Humans try to take back city in Thailand

Macaque attack: Humans try to take back city in Thailand Main tourist attraction of Lopburi , monkeys have always been tolerated by the population, constituting a significant source of income. But a government sterilisation campaign is now being waged against the creatures after the epidemic provoked an unexpected change in their behaviour. [Full Article...]

Council tried to stop press naming Tate murder bid teenager

Council tried to stop press naming Tate murder bid teenager His condition has since improved but he still requires round-the-clock care and may never fully recover. Bravery had been under one-on-one supervision with social workers but could unaccompanied for four-hour periods. Defence counsel Philippa McAtasney QC said her client was immature, and said it "beggars belief" that he was deemed suitable to go out unsupervised. [Full Article...]

India tops 500,000 coronavirus cases with record one-day tally

India tops 500,000 coronavirus cases with record one-day tally Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in India with over 1.47 coronavirus cases and almost 7,000 deaths while Delhi has reported more than 73,000 COVID cases and over 2,400 fatalities. 6,916 patients have recovered, and the state has reported 180 deaths. (19.81 per cent). About 70 per cent of deaths are co-morbid in nature. Almost 71,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Tamil... [Full Article...]

Yemen: Coronavirus aid loss 'harming millions of children'

Yemen: Coronavirus aid loss 'harming millions of children' Millions of children in Yemen could be severely malnourished by the end of the year due to soaring poverty and a breakdown in public services, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and cuts in foreign aid, the United Nations children's agency warned on Friday. [Full Article...]

Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine

Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine It added that a full list of the low-risk countries will be published next week and travel to those destinations will be able to resume the following week. Government sources said all passengers would be required by law to wear face-coverings on planes and ferries to protect others. Despite being touted by the Government as a country which could benefit from the new arrangements in little over a... [Full Article...]


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