Top 10 world news today: Iran's COVID-19 cases, cyber attack on British airline and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 19, 2020, 07:13 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Germany Photograph:( Reuters )

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

Iran reports over 2,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours as fatalities cross 7,000

Iran has 7,199 fatalities due to COVID-19 with 124,603 virus cases

Cyber attack on a British airline gets details of 9 million customers

A cyber attack on British airline easyJet was able to access the email and travel details of around 9 million customers, as well as the credit card details of more than 2,000 of them.

Coronavirus infection may lead to mental health issues, says study

People taken ill by coronavirus infection may experience mental health issues such as delirium and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while hospitalised and potentially even after they recover, a study has claimed.

Facial recognition helps reunite man, kidnapped as toddler, with family after 32 years

Mao, who now runs a home decoration business in Sichuan, said he would move to Xi'an to live with his biological parents.

Toothless, 110 million-year-old dinosaur discovered in Australia

The elaphrosaur was a member of the theropod family of dinosaurs that included all of the predatory species.

Quitting smoking might reduce severe coronavirus infection risk, says study

The findings were published in the journal Developmental Cell, and may explain why smokers appear to be particularly vulnerable to severe COVID-19 disease.

Russia nears 300,000 coronavirus cases, reports 115 deaths in 24 hours

Russia has seen a decline in daily cases, the country has recorded cases below 10,000 for the fourth day in a row.

US trying to shirk responsibility, smearing our anti-virus effort: China on Trump's attack on WHO

The United States has become the epicenter of the virus with over 90,000 deaths and over 1.4 million infections

Rise in civilian deaths by Taliban and Afghan forces, says UN

The U.N. Report blamed the Taliban for killing 208 civilians in April, while 172 civilians were killed in the month by the Afghan National Security and Defense Force.

Man fined for rescuing whale from sea nets in Australia

The man, driving his boat out, swimming over to the whale and untangling the whale. Upon his return to shore, he was fined by officials he told Australian media.

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