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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country's Health Ministry. Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States.   ...
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by on May 20, 2020
The body of Former WWE Superstar, Shad Gaspard was found on a California beach early Wednesday morning, three days after he went missing during a swim. A passerby spotted a body that had washed ashore on Venice Beach, and notified police. "The decedent was identified as Shad Gaspard," police said. His family members have been notified. ...
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by on May 20, 2020
LAGOS (Reuters) - Doctors in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos will go on strike from Wednesday evening because of what they describe as police harassment of health workers trying to move through the city to treat patients during a coronavirus curfew. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) doctors' union said it had become unsafe for its members to "continue to provide healthcare under the present confused arrangement". It cited an example in which it said an ambulance carrying a patient ...
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by on May 15, 2020
Florida police are searching for two NFL players after they allegedly robbed people at a house party. Deandre Baker of the New York Giants and Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks are said to have robbed other guests at gunpoint. About $12,000 (£9,850) in cash and watches worth up to $25,000 were taken. Neither man has been arrested yet. A police spokeswoman said authorities were in touch with the NFL and a lawyer for one player. ...
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by on May 12, 2020
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate withdrawal of six police escorts attached to Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo AKA ‘E-Money’, over alleged abuse of privilege. Police spokesman, Bala Elkana confirmed the withdrawal of the escorts to newsmen but said he was not aware of the details. “It is true that his escorts have been withdrawn and an investigation ongoing. I do not have much information on it,” said Elkana. ...
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by on May 6, 2020
A hair salon owner in Texas was ordered to spend a week in jail after she continued to operate her business despite restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Shelley Luther was booked in the Dallas County jail on Tuesday afternoon following a video hearing, during which she was found in contempt of court. The hearing occurred as Gov. Greg Abbott relaxed more restrictions statewide, allowing barbershops and hair salons to reopen Friday. ...
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by on April 26, 2020
Kanye West is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes. The magazine says the rapper and fashion designer, who has long coveted the status, gave it a glimpse into his personal finances, which led it to value his net worth at $1.3bn (£1.04bn). That includes his stake in the Yeezy trainer line, which Forbes describes as “one of the great retail stories of the century”, worth $1.26bn (£1.0bn). Added to that, Forbes said the statement of assets supplied to them by West’s team lists $17m ...
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by on April 24, 2020
The US virus death toll has surpassed 50,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, in what is the world's deadliest Covid-19 outbreak. More than 3,000 deaths came in the last 24 hours, and there are now over 870,000 confirmed cases nationwide. But the US still has a lower mortality rate than most European nations based on current case counts, as the White House task force has emphasised. The grim news comes as parts of the US reopen after weeks of lockdown. ...
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by on April 22, 2020
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the approval of some green cards. The order, which contains several exemptions, is to last for 60 days and then could be extended, he said. President Trump said the policy was designed to protect American workers' jobs in an economy pummelled by the coronavirus. Critics have accused him of using the pandemic as cover to ram through long-sought hardline immigration policies ahead of November's election. "This wil...
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by on April 18, 2020
Abba Kyari, chief of staff to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and an ardent supporter of state intervention in the economy, has died. He was 67. “The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari,” presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said Friday on Twitter. Kyari had been hospitalized in the commercial capital, Lagos, after testing positive for the coronavirus upon his return from a trip to Germany on March 15. Buhari, 77, tested ...
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by on April 11, 2020
The United States now has now overtaken Italy to have the highest death toll from coronavirus in the world. The latest data, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, shows more than 20,000 people in the US have now died. The grim milestone comes shortly after the US became the first nation to record more than 2,000 virus deaths in a single day. The governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday the state's death toll appeared to be stabilising. Announcing a 24-hour figure of 783 new dea...
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by on April 2, 2020
The rapper Tekashi69 walked out of a federal prison on Thursday, four months short of his two-year term, thanks to a nationwide effort to stem coronavirus outbreak risks at jails and prisons, which health advocates fear might become a tinder box for infections. Tekashi69 (born Daniel Hernandez), 23, will finish the remainder of his sentence in home confinement, his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said. Last year, Mr. Hernandez — also known as 6ix9ine — pleaded guilty to a series of gang robberies a...
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