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UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries, Telegraph says

Yahoo News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 00:16

UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries, Telegraph saysThe British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so that people can go on holiday, the Telegraph newspaper reported. It said the UK would shortly lift a ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Asked about the report, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "As we set out earlier this week ... we will be easing health measures at the border by allowing passengers arriving from specific countries and territories to be exempted from self-isolation requirements."


Coronavirus: New Zealand minister resigns after lockdown blunders

Yahoo News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 00:07

 New Zealand minister resigns after lockdown blundersDavid Clark had been under fire for breaking lockdown rules and for his response to the pandemic.


Weibo deletes Indian Prime Minister's social media account

Yahoo News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:33

Weibo deletes Indian Prime Minister's social media accountSina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, said it had deleted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer over a border skirmish. Since posting on Sina Weibo the first time in 2015 during a visit to China, Mr Modi has been an infrequent user of the Chinese social media platform. He had more than 200,000 followers and 100 posts before the account was shut. Sina Weibo announced the closure of the account late on Wednesday and the removal comes a few days after India banned dozens of Chinese apps, including Sina Weibo and ByteDance's TikTok, following the border clash between the two nations. The Indian embassy in Beijing did not immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment. Mr Modi was among a handful of foreign leaders with a Weibo account. Others include Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. Notably, Mr Modi revealed the birth dates of both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang by wishing them "Happy Birthday" on Weibo. The discussion of senior leaders' private lives is extremely rare in China and the exact birth dates of most of them are not revealed publicly. In contrast, Chinese leaders are rarely active on social media. Foreign social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are blocked in China. READ MORE: China annexes 60sqkm of India in Ladakh as simmering tensions erupt between two superpowers


Military Mystery: What Happened to Russia's New T-14 Tank in Syria?

Yahoo News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:00

 What Happened to Russia's New T-14 Tank in Syria?Last month multiple media reports suggested that the Russian military's new T-14 Armata tank had been "battle-tested" in Syria.


Death toll rises to 26 in Mexican drug rehab center attack

Yahoo News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:44

Death toll rises to 26 in Mexican drug rehab center attackThe killing of 26 people in an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico is the deadliest such attack in a decade and has led to calls for change in a prosperous state that has become a cartel battleground. Authorities in the city of Irapuato in Guanajuato state on Thursday raised the death toll from 24 after two of the seven people injured in the attack died. Police in Guanajuato state said Wednesday's attack occurred at a modest two-story house on the outskirts of Irapuato.


At least 4 injured in shooting on I-580 in Oakland, authorities say

Yahoo News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:28

At least 4 injured in shooting on I-580 in Oakland, authorities say
      "I'm bleeding out, I'm bleeding out." ABC7 News spoke to a woman who says two of the shooting victims ran up to her car on the freeway begging for help. She got out and used towels to stop the bleeding on one of the victims until authorities arrived.


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