Inter title hopes all but over after Bologna defeat

Milan (AFP) Inter Milan blew a goal and a man advantage to lose 2-1 at home to Bologna on Sunday and saw their Serie A title challenge all but ended in dramatic fashion. Antonio Conte's men needed a win to move back to within eight points of leaders Juventus, and one of second-placed Lazio, but … Continue reading Inter title hopes all but over after Bologna defeat

Algeria buries repatriated skulls of resistance fighters as it marks independence from France

Algeria on Sunday buried the remains of 24 resistance fighters returned from Paris after more than a century and a half as it marked the 58th anniversary of its independence from France. The skulls of the fighters, shot and decapitated in the early years of the French occupation, were laid to rest during an emotional … Continue reading Algeria buries repatriated skulls of resistance fighters as it marks independence from France

Militia ambush kills 11 in DR Congo’s troubled Ituri region

Bunia (DR Congo) (AFP) Gunmen killed 11 people including military and local officials in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday, an ambush attributed to a militia accused of a string of massacres. Two vehicles coming from Bunia, the capital of Ituri province, were attacked Saturday at the village of Matete, Djugu territory administrator … Continue reading Militia ambush kills 11 in DR Congo’s troubled Ituri region

South Africa deploys military medics to virus hotspot

Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (AFP) Dozens of military medics were deployed on Sunday to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa's third most affected province, where there has been a surge in infections. The deployment to East Cape province comes a day after South Africa recorded more than 10,800 new COVID-19 cases, its biggest … Continue reading South Africa deploys military medics to virus hotspot

Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

MADRID (REUTERS) - The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday (July 5) following a Covid-19 outbreak, a day after Catalonia also introduced a local lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. People living in A Marina along Spain's northern coast in the region of Lugo will not be able … Continue reading Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

Climate change ‘fuelling deadly India lightning strikes’

Patna (India) (AFP) Lightning strikes killed 147 people in the north Indian state of Bihar over the last 10 days, officials said Sunday, warning of more extreme weather conditions to come, driven by climate change. Around 215 people -- farmers, rural labourers and cattle graziers -- have now died from strikes in the country's poorest … Continue reading Climate change ‘fuelling deadly India lightning strikes’

Polls open in Dominican Republic presidential election

Santo Domingo (AFP) Polls opened Sunday in the Dominican Republic in elections for president and the legislature that are being held despite spiking coronavirus cases in the Caribbean country. Opposition leader Luis Abinader, who recently recovered from COVID-19, and ruling party candidate Gonzalo Castillo were considered the favorites in a six-man field for the presidency. … Continue reading Polls open in Dominican Republic presidential election

Japan flooding leaves dozens dead and missing

About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead — including 14 at a nursing home — after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers were searching for 14 people missing after floods hit the Kumamoto region of Japan on the southwestern island of Kyushu, destroying houses, sweeping away vehicles and … Continue reading Japan flooding leaves dozens dead and missing

Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term

Tokyo (AFP) Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike declared victory in Sunday's vote to elect the leader of one of the world's most populous cities and immediately vowed to step up the fight against a recent coronavirus resurgence. Major media exit polls suggested a landslide victory after voting stations closed at 8 pm (1100 GMT), as Koike … Continue reading Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term

Iran reports new record one-day virus death toll of 163: official

Tehran (AFP) Iranian health authorities on Sunday announced 163 new deaths due to the COVID-19 disease, the country's highest official one-day toll since the outbreak began in February. The previous record of 162 deaths was announced on Monday in the Islamic republic, which has been battling the Middle East's deadliest outbreak of the novel coronavirus. … Continue reading Iran reports new record one-day virus death toll of 163: official

Drunk people can’t socially distance, UK police conclude

London (AFP) Britain's police said Sunday that revellers who packed London's Soho district the night pubs finally reopened made it "crystal clear" that drunk people cannot socially distance. England's hospitality sector sprung back to life after a three-month coronavirus hiatus on what the media dubbed as either "Super Saturday" or "Independence Day". A car tries … Continue reading Drunk people can’t socially distance, UK police conclude

Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides

Tokyo (AFP) About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead -- including 14 at a nursing home -- after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers were searching for 14 others still missing after floods hit the Kumamoto region on the southwestern island of Kyushu, destroying houses, sweeping … Continue reading Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides