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Brazil sets record for daily coronavirus deaths

Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from COVID-19 for the second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday. The nation recorded 1,349 new coronavirus deaths...

  Asia / South Asia

Mumbai avoids brunt of cyclone

Mumbai escaped the brunt of a cyclone on Wednesday after winds changed direction and the storm made landfall further south on India's western coast than expected, giving some respite to a metropolis already ravaged by coronavirus infections, Reuters reports. Cyclone Nisarga was initially forecast to be the first to batter Mumbai since 1948, prompting citizens to stay off the streets...

Mumbai streets deserted as the city braces for first-ever cyclone

Bracing for the first-ever cyclone to hit Mumbai in living memory, people in India’s most populous metropolis stayed off the streets and scrambled to protect their homes before the torrential rains and gale-force winds struck. Authorities were working until late in the night on Tuesday to move thousands of people away from the coast, amid fears that a city already...

  Americas

Brazil sets record for daily coronavirus deaths

Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from COVID-19 for the second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday. The nation recorded 1,349 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, and 28,633 additional confirmed cases, the data showed. Brazil has now registered 32,548 deaths and 584,016 total confirmed cases.

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

Congo hit by new Ebola outbreak

Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018. Six cases have been detected, four of which have died in the city, a trading hub of 1.5 million people on the Congo River with regular transport links to...

Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France after decades on the run

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said. The 84-year-old, who is Rwanda’s most-wanted man and had a $5 million US bounty on his head, was living under a false identity in a flat in...