Top 10 world news today: Japan lifts emergency, China warns US and more

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 25, 2020, 07.44 PM(IST)

Shinzo Abe Photograph:( Reuters )

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

Japan lifts coronavirus emergency as cases decline

Japan PM Shinzo Abe today lifted the state of emergency in the country which was imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic after decline in the number of cases. Read more

If US insists on hurting us, will have to take necessary measures: China

China's foreign ministry said that "if the US insists on hurting China's interests, China will have to take every necessary measure to counter and oppose this." Read more

Brazil records second highest COVID-19 cases as Bolsonaro downplays it

Brazil now has the second-most reported cases of coronavirus in the world, surpassing Russia. With 363,211 cases, Brazil has become the latest epicentre of the virus. Read more

Trump bars travel from Brazil, a new pandemic hotspot: White House

President Donald Trump on Sunday suspended travel from Brazil, which has emerged as a major new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said. Read more

Global covid-19 cases surge past 5.4 million, death toll over 3.4 lakh

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 5.4 million mark, while the deaths increased to 345,064. Read more

Sweden reports 4,000 coronavirus deaths amid reports of 'soft approach'

Sweden reported over 4,000 deaths due to coronavirus amid reports of "soft approach" towards the pandemic with several European countries imposing stringent lockdowns. Read more

'Rare event': Bizarre weather leaves 50,000 Australian homes without electricity

Over 50,000 homes in Western Australia have no electricity owing to the wild weather battering the country for a second day in a row. Read more

Taiwan will provide 'necessary assistance' to protesters in Hong Kong

As Hong Kong erupts into protest mode again to counter China’s national security law for the city, Taiwan has pledged support to the people of Hong Kong. Read more

Boris Johnson's top aide Cummings to face police investigation as pressure mountss 'little flu'

British Prime Minister's adviser Dominic Cummings will face a police investigation under health laws over a claim that he breached self-isolation rules in north-east England, after a weekend of mounting pressure to sack him. Read more