Top 10 world news today: China faces global backlash, Iran coronavirus toll, and more

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 04, 2020, 07.40 PM(IST)

Study finds the origin of coronavirus Photograph:( Reuters )

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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

Internal report warns China faces increasing global backlash over coronavirus

The deadly virus, which first showed signs in China's Wuhan city, has so far infected more than 3 million people globally and caused more than 2,00,000 deaths.

Iran reports 74 coronavirus death as mosques due to reopen

The total number of diagnosed cases rose to 98,647, ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV.

Just in! A 'travel bubble' between New Zealand and Australia amid coronavirus lockdown

August is when the corridor is likely to be rolled out, possibly in time for the ski season in New Zealand and the school holidays in September.

Deal or no deal? Argentina faces make-or-break May to avoid default

Argentina is entering a crucial period this month for a precarious debt-restructuring process that will determine whether or not the country falls into default for a third time in just two decades.

China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak, says UK

US intelligence agencies have concluded the virus was not man-made or genetically modified.

Russia records over 10,500 COVID-19 cases again; infections cross over 145,000

Moscow has become the epicenter of the virus reporting over half of the COVID-19 cases.

North Korea defectors come under criticism over speculating Kim Jong-un's fate

A former senior North Korean diplomat apologised on Monday after saying leader Kim Jong-un was likely so ill he could not stand, days before he emerged in state media chain-smoking and walking briskly at an event attended by hundreds of officials, reported news agency Reuters.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe extends lockdown till May 31

Japan has reported 15,000 COVID-19 infections with 510 deaths.

Global Markets: Stocks fall as US-China tensions threaten rebound

European shares opened down 2.5% with U.S. stock futures trading close to 1% in the red.

'Tropical paradise': Florida man caught isolating in an abandoned island of Disney Park

The coronavirus chaos has forced everything to a halt, including the world-famous Disney Park. The amusement park has been shut for over a month due to lockdown in the United States. But that has not stopped people from experiencing it.