Top 10 world news today: Breakthrough in coronavirus, South Korea warns North and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 16, 2020, 06:58 PM(IST)

A 3D-printed coronavirus model is seen in front of the words coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on display in this illustration taken March 25, 2020 Photograph:( Reuters )

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena.

Big breakthrough: British scientists find a drug that cuts Covid-19 death rate

Scientists in the UK have discovered a cheap and widely available drug called dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients that can save the lives of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus. Read more

'North responsible for consequences', echoes South Korea after office bombing

After North Korea destroyed a joint liaison office symbolic of peace in the peninsula, South Korean authorities were quick to issue a statement. Read more

North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office

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North Korea on Tuesday blew up the liaison office with South Korea as a massive explosion was heard and smoke was seen billowing from the North Korean border city of Kaesong on Tuesday. Read more

Australia accuses China of fuelling 'infodemic' over coronavirus

Australia's foreign minister accused China Tuesday of contributing to a climate of "fear and division" over the coronavirus in a speech also attacking Russia and Turkey for spreading disinformation about the disease. Read more

Initial COVID-19 vaccines may not prevent people from getting coronavirus

Desperation for a way to keep economies from collapsing under the weight of Covid-19 could mean settling for a vaccine that prevents people from getting really sick or dying but doesn't stop them from catching the coronavirus. Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson defends Churchill, criticises 'distortion of history'


Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain cannot "photoshop" its cultural landscape and complex history as doing so would be a distortion of its past, amid an ongoing row over the removal of statues of historical figures. Read more

Trump rejects Tulsa rally coronavirus concerns, saying will triple crowd


President Donald Trump on Monday rejected pleas from Tulsa, Oklahoma, not to risk aggravating coronavirus risks by holding a rally there, announcing he wants to triple the crowd to 60,000 people. Read more

Opponents of security law are 'enemy of the people', says Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged opponents of Beijing's plan to impose national security legislation in the financial hub to stop "smearing" the effort, saying those who did were "the enemy of the people". Read more

Beijing's Xinfadi market in focus after virus reportedly detected on salmon chopping boards


After 106 cases of coronavirus was reported in China's capital Beijing in the past five days, health authorities said the virus was detected on "chopping boards" used to handle imported salmon at Xinfadi market. Read more

New Zealand records two cases of coronavirus in returning travellers

New Zealand
Breaking the 24-day streak of no cases of coronavirus, New Zealand has recorded two new COVID-19 cases from returning overseas travellers. Read more

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