Top 10 world news today: Russia marks Victory Day, US to ban work-based visas and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 09, 2020, 08:01 PM(IST)

Victory Day 2020 in Russia Photograph:( AP )

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

Trump admin working to temporarily ban work-based visas, like H-1B: Report

The United States is mulling to temporarily ban the issuance of work-based visas including H-1B amidst the high level of unemployment due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

UK to quarantine travellers for 14 days, says airlines association

The British government is set to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from abroad to try to avoid a second peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia marks Victory Day with coronavirus-reduced ceremony, Belarus with full fervour

Russia President Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier just outside the Kremlin walls and gave a short address honouring the valour and suffering of the Soviet army during the war.

China regulator issues rules on online bank lending to curb risks

Bank loans issued online cannot be used to purchase property, stocks, bonds, futures, financial derivatives and asset management products and make other riskier investments, the China Banking and Insurance.

Jimmy Kimmel apologises for false claim that Pence carried empty boxes

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel apologized on Friday after a joke he made about Vice President Mike Pence was proven inaccurate.

Children infected with COVID-19 are developing new symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is a mysterious illness that primarily affects children up to the age of five. It causes the walls of arteries to become inflamed, resulting in fever and joint pain.

Covid-19 will 'go away without vaccine', says Trump as US expects death toll to top 95,000

US President Donald Trump has said coronavirus will “go away without a vaccine” and is expecting 95,000 or more deaths in the US.

Pak claims water flow in Chenab reduced significantly; India terms it baseless narrative

Syed Mohammed Meher Ali Shah said the discharge at Marala Headworks on Chenab has unexpectedly reduced to 18,700 cusecs from 31,853 cusecs.

Two Indian nationals flown back from Gulf to Kerala test coronavirus positive

Two fresh cases of coronavirus were reported from Kerala on Saturday. They reached the state on May 7 in the Abu Dhabi- Kochi and Dubai-Kozhikode flights.

Seven killed in protests over food distribution in Afghanistan

Fourteen more were wounded during the protest - sparked by growing unhappiness at the distribution allegedly favouring people with political connections.

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