Nora Anne Inquest: Coroner spends three hours at resort area where victim stayed

The late Nora Anne Quoirin with her mother Meabh Quoirin. SEREMBAN, Aug 13 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Preparations for the inquest proceedings to investigate the cause of death of Irish-French youth Nora Anne Quoirin began today with Coroner Maimoonah Aid visiting The Dusun Resort, in Pantai here, the location where the victim stayed with her…

Scotland: Three dead in train crash following heavy rains, floodings

Passenger, driver and conductor killed after four carriages leave track in flood-hit area STONEHAVEN (Scotland), Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Three people died when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland on Wednesday, police said, following heavy rains and severe flooding across parts of the region overnight. The crash occurred in…

France sees most new daily virus cases since May

PARIS, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) — More than 2,500 new coronavirus cases were registered in France in 24 hours in the sharpest increase since May, government data showed on Wednesday, as officials said indicators were “clearly worsening”. Of 600,000 tests over the past week, more than 11,600 were positive, the health…

Covid-19: Spanish region to ban smoking on streets if there is no safety distance

A healthcare worker wearing protective gear pushes a stretcher with a patient at the 12 de Octubre hospital MADRID, Aug 13 (NNN-Xinhua) — The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia is set to ban smoking on streets and public places if a safe distance of two meters between people can’t be…

Iran Says U.S. Push For Renewal Of UN Arms Ban “Illegal”

TEHRAN, Aug 13 (NNN-IRNA) – Senior Iranian officials, said that, the U.S. bid to renew a UN arms embargo against Iran lacks a “legal” basis. In a telephone conversation with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, Iran’s President Rouhani said, the United States has “no right” to use mechanisms of the…

Covid-19: Mask-wearing becomes compulsory throughout Brussels-Capital Region

A man passes a sign reminding people to wear masks on a street near the Grand Place in Brussels BRUSSELS, Aug 13 (NNN-Xinhua) — The Brussels-Capital Region Minister-President Rudi Vervoort decided to make mask-wearing compulsory in public places throughout the region starting from Wednesday. The regulations came as the incidence…

Covid-18: WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

GENEVA, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The World Health Organization said it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a vaccine on Tuesday even though final stage testing involving more than 2,000 people…

Belarus election crisis: Second protester dies as UN sounds alarm

Belarusian police have been accused of using violence against protesters MINKS, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) —A protester has died in Belarus in police custody, the second death since clashes with police erupted on Sunday over a disputed presidential election. Officials say the cause of death of the 25-year-old man in Gomel is unclear.…

Turkey To Resume Schools Through Distance Learning Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

ANKARA, Aug 13 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkey will resume academic year in distance learning programmes and start face-to-face schooling gradually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Turkish minister of education said. “Distance education will begin on Aug 31. We decided to start face-to-face education in classrooms, recommended by the Scientific Committee,…

Namibia turns down German genocide reparations offer

President Hage Geingob WINDHOEK, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has said the offer for reparations made by Germany for mass killings in its then colony was “not acceptable”.German troops killed tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people between 1904 to 1908 in response to an anti-colonial…
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