Top 10 world news today: China warns UK, global COVID-19 cases and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 29, 2020, 07:16 PM(IST)

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

China threatens UK over easing passport rules for Hong Kong citizens

China said today it reserves the right to take "corresponding countermeasures" after the UK government said it could offer Hong Kongers British citizenship if Beijing goes ahead with the national security law. Read more

Effective track-and-trace system to prevent second COVID-19 wave: UN

An effective track-and-trace system will prevent second peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, save lives, and can reduce the number of working hours lost to illness by as much as 50 per cent, according to a major global study. Read more

Iran reports highest surge in COVID-19 cases in nearly two months

Iran on Friday announced its highest number of new coronavirus infections in nearly two months and warned the Middle East's deadliest outbreak was worsening in some regions. Read more

Russia records highest coronavirus death toll in 24 hours

Russia on Friday recorded 232 deaths due to coronavirus even as President Putin prepares for World War-II celebrations in Moscow on June 24. Read more

Global coronavirus cases near 5.8 million, death toll rises to  360,412

Around 5.8 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared in the world, more than two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to a tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Read more

South Korea seeks to import anti-viral remdesivir as new coronavirus cases emerge

South Korean health authorities said on Friday they would request imports of Gilead Sciences Inc`s anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19, as new outbreaks of the disease flare as social distancing restrictions are eased. Read more

Violence grips Minneapolis for the third consecutive night

A third night of vandalism gripped Minneapolis as people continued to protest over the death of an unarmed black man after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground following an arrest. Read more

Twitter attaches disclaimer to Trump's Minneapolis tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Twitter on Friday said that one of US President Donald Trump's tweets on Minneapolis protests had breached its rules about "glorifying violence." Read more

Beijing rejects Trump's offer to mediate in India-China border standoff

Beijing has rejected US President Donald Trump's offer to mediate or arbitrate between India and China to end their current border standoff. Read more

Australian court orders release of Queen's letters over former PM sacking

Australia's top court has ordered the release of Queen Elizabeth II's correspondence about the 1975 sacking of democratically elected Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, which palace allies had battled to keep secret. Read more



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