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Accused New Zealand mosque shooter shocks with switch to guilty plea

An Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting changed his plea to guilty in a surprise move on Thursday (26). Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act in a […]

Coronavirus makes ‘namaste’ go viral

WITH the coronavirus outbreak spiralling into a pandemic, the humble ‘namaste’ is trending as a respectful and safe greeting option. Prince Charles was recently spotted offering namaste during the Prince’s Trust Awards event at the London Palladium, and through the Commonwealth Day service in Buckingham Palace. A video of the Prince of Wales switching to namaste, […]

WHO declares coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

THE World Health Organization is characterising the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday (11). “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterised […]

Trump-Biden fight very likely in US

THE coming US elections is likely to be a fight between Donald Trump and former US vice president Joe Biden as the latter inched towards Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Biden secured victories in the primaries held in three major states, including the key battleground Michigan, taking a substantial lead against his main rival Senator Bernie […]

Saudi Arabia reopens area around sacred Kaaba amid virus measures

Saudi Arabia reopened on Saturday (7) the area around the sacred Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site, reversing one of a series of measures introduced to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Saudi authorities this week suspended the year-round umrah pilgrimage, during which worshippers circle the Kaaba seven times, and also announced the temporary closure […]

No school for 300 million students due to coronavirus

ALMOST 300 million students worldwide faced weeks at home on Thursday (5) with Italy the latest country to shut schools over the deadly Covid-19. More than 95,000 people have been infected and over 3,200 have died worldwide from the virus, which has now reached some 80 countries and territories. The UNESCO said that 13 countries have closed schools, affecting […]

Air pollution ‘pandemic’ shortens lives by 3 years: study

A ‘pandemic’ of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists said Tuesday. Eliminating the toxic cocktail of molecules and lung-clogging particles cast off by burning oil, gas and coal would restore a full year of life expectancy, they reported in the journal Cardiovascular […]

Wuhan shake, elbow bumping, Indian namaste-greeting styles to prevent Covid-19

The fast spread of Covid-19 impacting economies and global events is the hot news now. Experts are advising measures to prevent the infection. Various greeting styles have emerged on social media to replace the traditional handshake or hug. These range from the now sensational Wuhan Shake to elbow bumping to Indian namaste. Footage of two […]

Pope cancels official appointments; ‘works from home’ over cold

AMID fears of COVID-19 spread in Italy, Pope Francis has postponed his official appointments on Friday (28) and was working from home, the Vatican said. At the latest count, as many as 17 people in Italy have died due to the virus and 650 affected are affected. Francis, 83, had appeared earlier in the week […]

Saudi Arabia suspends Mecca pilgrimage

SAUDI ARABIA has barred entry of pilgrims headed to Mecca, taking into view the rapid spread of coronavirus. Though no cases had been reported in the kingdom as yet, authorities announced the extraordinary decision after at least 240 cases of infection were confirmed around the Middle East, mainly in Iran. 26 deaths from the coronavirus […]

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