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Global News India gears up for a new crisis: desert locusts
Author: 0 India gears up for a new crisis: desert locusts

The most feared wetlands of locusts have destroyed huge crop fields in Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh , endangering the very foundations of human civilization. However, under appropriate conditions of drought followed by rapid vegetation growth, serotonin in their brains triggers a dramatic set of changes: they start to breed abundantly, becoming gregarious and nomadic (loosely described as migratory) when their populations become dense enough.

Global News India register 1,25,101 Covid-19 cases, death toll at 3,720
Author: 0 India register 1,25,101 Covid-19 cases, death toll at 3,720

A woman COVID-19 patient died in Kerala's Kozhikode. Maharashtra is followed by Tamil Nadu with 16,277 cases, which overtook Gujarat due to a recent massive spike in the number of cases. In December, coronavirus had originated in China's Wuhan city. Also, the number of RT-PCR tests for detection of COVID-19 in the country crossed the 30-lakh mark on Monday.

Global News China tells United States to stop wasting time in coronavirus battle
Author: 0 China tells United States to stop wasting time in coronavirus battle

Watch the full video for all the details. "It is also wishful thinking for the U.S. to change China", Wang said today during his annual news briefing on the sidelines of National People's Congress (NPC) meetings in Beijing. On Sunday, Wang said the suggestion that USA states could bring legal action against China was "a daydream" and lacked any precedent. However, the diplomat also made several jabs at Washington, telling reporters that Trump's administration is tarnishing relations with ...

Global News Brazil surpasses Russian Federation in confirmed virus cases
Author: 0 Brazil surpasses Russian Federation in confirmed virus cases

Brazil suffered a record of 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths yesterday and is fast approaching Russian Federation to become the world's No. 2 Covid-19 hot spot behind the United States. In researches conducted the month prior, analysis have shown that use of the drug in US hospitals for veterans raised no significant or definitive changes.

Global News Hong Kong braces for protests over new China security law
Author: 0 Hong Kong braces for protests over new China security law

The law, when it is passed, will proscribe secessionist and subversive activities, external interference in Hong Kong and terrorism. These were the details of the news China could set-up Hong Kong intelligence agency under security law, says former leader for this day.

Global News Family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgives' killers
Author: 0 Family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgives' killers

The statement, published today on Twitter by Khashoggi's son Salah, said: "In this blessed night of the blessed month [of Ramadan] we remember God's" saying: "If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah'". He has also previously criticised "opponents and enemies" of Saudi Arabia who he said had tried to exploit his father's death to undermine the country's leadership.

Global News Trump visits Michigan Ford plant amid political tensions, does not wear mask
Author: 0 Trump visits Michigan Ford plant amid political tensions, does not wear mask

Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging officials to be on alert. "The President later removed the mask for the remainder of the visit", the company said in a statement. CNN anchorman Wolf Blitzer asked her "Is the president no longer welcome in MI?" Referring to states like California that didn't reopen as soon as other Trump said, " I don't think the people are going to stand for it ".

Global News Does Trump’s incorrect MI election tweet violate Twitter’s rules?
Author: 0 Does Trump’s incorrect MI election tweet violate Twitter’s rules?

State Senator and former Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said, "Local clerks usually send out the applications for decades, not the secretary of state". Benson says Michiganders should have the opportunity to easily participate in the democratic process while avoiding public health risks. He hasn't said yet, as far as I know, whether he is going to wear a mask.

Global News Pompeo: Hong Kong's treatment of activists makes autonomy assessment more hard
Author: 0 Pompeo: Hong Kong's treatment of activists makes autonomy assessment more hard

Chinese state media said Hong Kong schools have become "lawless" as controversy builds over a history question in a school examination, rekindling tensions over academic freedoms in the semi-autonomous city. The Hong Kong dollar weakened on the news. Protesters are calling for a city-wide demonstration on that day. Likewise, one of the solutions proposed by the Hong Kong government to quell the past year of protests was to renew efforts to instill young people in Hong Kong with a ...

Global News No casualties reported in mid-Michigan after historic flooding
Author: 0 No casualties reported in mid-Michigan after historic flooding

A mid-Michigan dam that collapsed under heavy rains Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of thousands, had its license revoked in 2018 over concerns it could not handle big floods. The National Weather Service warned anyone near the engorged river to seek higher ground after "catastrophic dam failures" at the Edenville and Sanford dams, about 140 miles north of Detroit.

Global News Xi defends China's virus response, offers vaccine when ready
Author: 0 Xi defends China's virus response, offers vaccine when ready

The report backed a probe into the global response, but said conducting it during the heat of the pandemic "could disrupt WHO's ability to respond effectively". "And geopolitical divisions have been thrown into sharp relief". Last year, China donated about $86 million to WHO. Defending his government's strategy against the pandemic, Xi said: "All along, we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility".

Global News Trump says he is considering restoring some funding to WHO
Author: 0 Trump says he is considering restoring some funding to WHO

The head of the White house announced on his page on the microblogging network Twitter. American President Donald trump made a statement that in the United States in recent days sharply reduced the number of new cases COVID-19. In 2019, the USA contribution to WHO amounted to more than $ 400 million, which is approximately 15% of the organization's budget. "Despite the shortcomings, I believe that World Health Organization still has enormous potential and I want World Health ...

Global News USA lawmaker: Fired watchdog probing Saudi arms sales
Author: 0 USA lawmaker: Fired watchdog probing Saudi arms sales

The White House hit back Sunday at fierce criticism over the firing of the State Department's top watchdog, suggesting he was a disloyal member of a "Deep State" conspiracy out to get President Donald Trump . Trump replaced Linick with Stephen Akard, a trusted ally of Vice President Mike Pence and the official in charge of the Office of Foreign Missions.

Global News India extends world's biggest lockdown until end of May
Author: 0 India extends world's biggest lockdown until end of May

The number of cases in India as of 9.30 am on May 17 stands at 90,927, according to the Union Health Ministry , an increase of 4,987 cases since May 16. J&K reported its twelfth death due to COVID-19, a man who died at Srinagar's SKIMS hospital on Saturday. Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of deaths, 1019, followed by 586 in Gujarat and 237 in Madhya Pradesh .

Global News New global trend of COVID-19 linked disease in children
Author: 0 New global trend of COVID-19 linked disease in children

Here's what we know so far about the symptoms of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children , including the latest guidelines from the CDC to protect kids. Daskalakis. "If you look at the curves, COVID-19 has plateaued, but there's an exponential rise in this secondary type of shock syndrome", says cardiologist Jane Newburger, MD, MPH, an global expert on Kawasaki disease who was also on the May 2 panel.

Global News Joe Biden says he would not pardon President Trump or block investigations
Author: 0 Joe Biden says he would not pardon President Trump or block investigations

The lawyer laid out seven points regarding Obama's "failure to find precedent for Flynn dismissal", correcting the former president by correctly noting that "General Flynn was not charged with perjury" before writing, "A perjury prosecution would have been appropriate and the Rule of Law applied if the Justice Department prosecuted your former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for his multiple lies under oath in an investigation of a leak on he knew he caused".

Global News 'Operation Warp Speed': US hopes for coronavirus vaccine by 2021
Author: 0 'Operation Warp Speed': US hopes for coronavirus vaccine by 2021

Trump , who faces re-election in November after winning in 2016 on an "America First" agenda, has urged a quick reopening of the US economy despite the lack of approved treatment, vaccine or widespread testing. Army Materiel Command, will be the chief operating officer of the program. He has called for a European version of the US agency that is helping Sanofi develop its vaccine.

Global News Obama Calls Response To Coronavirus Pandemic 'Absolute Chaotic Disaster'
Author: 0 Obama Calls Response To Coronavirus Pandemic 'Absolute Chaotic Disaster'

He also accused Trump of using Flynn as a "diversion". Names of Americans are routinely hidden, or minimized, in intelligence reports that describe routine, legal surveillance of foreign targets. Trump recently declared Flynn "exonerated". Trump has been criticized as essentially abdicating any leadership role in guiding the country through one of its worst crises in a century, leaving states on their own to grapple with the pandemic and even bid against each other to obtain critical ...

Global News China threatens 'countermeasures' against U.S. as media war escalates
Author: 0 China threatens 'countermeasures' against U.S. as media war escalates

President Donald Trump and other US officials have repeatedly claimed the Chinese government underplayed the country's role a lab in Wuhan, China, had in spreading coronavirus around the globe. That move came after the State Department placed restrictions on China's five state-run news outlets, including China's official news agency Xinhua, forcing them to cut almost half of their reporters.

Global News 'If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me'
Author: 0 'If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me'

Tesla ( TSLA +2.6%) is higher in early trading after the situation with Alameda County officials appears to have de-escalated a bit, and with President Trump calling on California to allow Tesla to open its Fremont plant. The Bay Area order now calls for limited return of business and manufacturing, with health restrictions, starting May 18. "Elon Musk could save billions in taxes if Tesla moves its headquarters to Nevada or Texas ".

Global News Indian railways to run trains from May 12!
Author: 0 Indian railways to run trains from May 12!

The Railways is slated to run 15 pairs (30 return journeys) of air-conditioned "special trains", modelled on the Rajdhani which connects 15 major cities with New Delhi . Also, no linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train. Tickets will be given only through IRCTC website. Sumit Kashyap, who tried booking tickets but failed, tweeted, "Saw media reports last night that trains would start from 12th".

Author: 0 Railway Ministry modifies guidelines for Shramik special trains

Besides, all passengers will have to be compulsorily screened and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to board the train. Ticket booking counters at the railway stations will remain closed and no counter tickets - including platform tickets - will be issued.

Global News New York mayor sounds alarm over potentially COVID-linked rare syndrome
Author: 0 New York mayor sounds alarm over potentially COVID-linked rare syndrome

While the elderly are most at risk from COVID-19, NY is also investigating up to 85 cases of children with a rare inflammatory syndrome believed to be linked to the coronavirus. How widespread are the infections? At least 73 children in NY have been diagnoses with symptoms of Kawasaki and something similar to toxic shock syndrome.

Author: 0 3 members of White House virus task force in quarantine

The White House has stepped up screening since and each the president and the vice-president are actually examined day by day. The report said Fauci said he may also go into his office at the National Institutes of Health, but he is the only person there.

Global News Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 4 Million, With US Reporting Most Deaths
Author: 0 Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 4 Million, With US Reporting Most Deaths

The United States remains the country with the highest coronavirus death toll (over 78,400) and the largest number of confirmed cases (more than 1,300,000). The number of deaths from the infection in the world so far is 276,815. About 25 percent of cases diagnosed nationwide have been confirmed in NY, as have more than 30 percent of deaths.

Global News NY governor extends eviction ban to protect those most vulnerable
Author: 0 NY governor extends eviction ban to protect those most vulnerable

Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the order until June 6, only if regions haven't met the metrics to reopen. "Upstate New York the numbers are dramatically different than they are downstate", Cuomo said. But the Buffalo area, the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island were all meeting fewer of the goals. The Child Victims Act opened a one-year window for New Yorkers who were sexually abused as children that lifts the statute of limitations to file civil suits against ...

Global News Trump valet has coronavirus; president again tests negative
Author: 0 Trump valet has coronavirus; president again tests negative

According to CNN and other reports , the White House has not followed social distancing guidelines, with staffers and valets mostly not wearing masks. Why it matters: This shows that, despite regular testing and measures to protect Trump and Pence, White House officials can still be - and are being - exposed to the virus.

Global News Barr, Trump push federal law enforcement to an 'all time low'
Author: 0 Barr, Trump push federal law enforcement to an 'all time low'

It comes even though prosecutors for the past three years have maintained that Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a January 2017 interview about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Although there's not much to the newly released documents, my guess is that Barr is dropping the case to give the appearance that this is some significant new evidence showing that the entire Russian interference story was a hoax.

Global News AOC says Tara Reade's claims against Biden are not 'clear-cut'
Author: 0 AOC says Tara Reade's claims against Biden are not 'clear-cut'

Last week, Biden finally broke his silence about 1993 allegations made by Reade , telling MSNBC the alleged sexual harassment and assault "never happened". "I have dedicated my life to public service and having served as a social worker, a career law enforcement officer, police chief, and now a member of Congress, I chose tough jobs", she continued.

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