Top 10 world news today: COVID-19 deaths surge in Latin America, Curfew in Australia, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 02, 2020, 08:16 PM(IST)

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

Court orders Netanyahu's son to stop 'harassing' protest leaders


Reacting to the ruling, Yair Netanyahu, 29, said Feinstein had "totally ignored" evidence presented by his defence, including of threats against him by protest leaders. 

US military ends search for 7 missing Marines and sailor, says presumed dead


An amphibious vehicle carrying military personnel sank in deep water off the coast of California on Thursday during a training exercise. 

Deaths due to virus in Latin America and Caribbean exceeds 200,000: Tally


In terms of region, Latin America is the second-worst hit after Europe. Europe stands at the top with 210,425 deaths and 3,189,322 infections.

British lawmaker arrested after rape allegation, says report


London's Metropolitan Police said it had received on Friday allegations relating to four separate incidents between July 2019 and January 2020.

Meet Taiwan's 'grand' couple! From running laundry to becoming Instagram stars


Taiwan's trendiest couple these days are neither young celebrities nor teen influencers -- they are an octogenarian duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service and have become an online sensation.

On the first day of school, a student in US' Indiana tests positive for coronavirus


This comes days after US President Donald Trump asked public schools to reopen, claiming it was safe enough.

Astronomers capture 'space butterfly' from thousands of light years away

The space phenomenon, named for its resemblance to a butterfly, is actually a planetary nebula -- a giant cloud of gas that forms around an ancient star that hasn't yet exploded. 

Former Chinese top banker pleads guilty to massive graft

Hu Huaibang, former party secretary and chairman of the China Development Bank, had taken advantage of his positions to illegally receive money and goods worth a total of 85.5 million yuan. 

Virus curfew imposed on Australia's second-biggest city

The state recorded 671 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths from the virus on Sunday.

China sends team of seven to Hong Kong to do widespread coronavirus testing

China's National Health Commission on Saturday announced their scheduled arrival.

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