Belgium’s new coronavirus cases continue to go down

An average of 437 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium during the past week, according to the latest figures by Sciensano on Saturday. The trend of new infections per day decreased by 15%, over the 7-day period from 20 to 26 August. The average number of new confirmed coronavirus […]

40% summer sales stocks remain unsold: ‘People do not dare to consume’

Shops have not been able to sell their clothing stock following the summer sales – brought forward to August this year due to corona-virus measures impacting the sector. Despite discounts of around 50 to 70%, the sector reports that about 40% of the stock still remain unsold. “People do not dare to consume,” says Christine […]

Israeli tanks hit Hamas after balloon attacks from Gaza

The Israeli army says its tanks have hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Palestinian balloon attacks across the border continued. An early-morning military statement said there had been airborne explosive and incendiary attacks into southern Israel on Saturday. There were no immediate reports of casualties from any of the incidents. Palestinian […]

All migrants moved off Banksy-funded rescue vessel stranded in Mediterranean

All of the migrants on board a rescue ship funded by British street artist Banksy have been transferred to other vessels, the team behind the mission said after their pink-and-white ship carrying more than 200 passengers sent an urgent call for help. An Italian patrol vessel rushed to the stranded MV Louise Michel in the […]

Global virus cases cross 25 million as India sets grim record

Global coronavirus infections soared past 25 million on Sunday, as countries around the world further tightened restrictions to try to stop the rampaging pandemic. A million additional cases have been detected globally roughly every four days since mid-July, according to an AFP tally, with India on Sunday setting the record for the highest single-day rise […]

India sets world’s highest single-day rise with 78,761 new coronavirus cases

India on Sunday set a new virus record when it reported 78,761 new infections in 24 hours, according to health ministry figures, passing the United States for the world’s highest single-day rise. India, home to 1.3 billion people, is already the world’s third-most infected nation with more than 3.5 million cases, behind the US and […]

French magazine’s depiction of lawmaker as a slave in chains sparks outrage

An ultra-conservative French magazine prompted outrage on Saturday by portrayed a Black female lawmaker as a slave in chains, earning condemnation nationwide as well as from French President Emmanuel Macron. The French presidency said Macron called Danielle Obono from the far-left party France Unbowed and “expressed his clear condemnation of any form of racism”. The […]

Kidnappers Tortured 65-Year-Old Man To Death After Collecting N1.2m Ransom

The Rivers State Police Command paraded the suspects in connection to the death of Mr. Sokari Braide. The Police in Rivers State have arrested four suspected kidnappers who allegedly tortured 65-year-old man to death, despite collecting N1.2 million ransom in Port Harcourt, PM News reports. The Rivers State Police Command paraded the suspects in connection […]