Top 10 world news today: Slovenia ends COVID-19, typhoon hits Philippines and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 15, 2020, 07:19 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Slovenia Photograph:( Reuters )

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

Slovenia first European nation to declare 'end' of COVID-19 in its territory

Slovenia has become the first European country to declare an end of the coronavirus pandemic at home. Read more

Typhoon 'Vongfong' strikes Philippines, over 150,000 people being evacuated

Over 150,000 people are being evacuated in Philippines after Typhoon 'Vongfong' hit the country. Read more

Require US to meet us halfway: China on Trump's threat to cut off ties

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said "no concrete fact" has emerged after German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russian intelligence agencies of hacking her. Read more

Donald Trump blames Obama for conspiracy on Twitter; calls it 'Obamagate'

American President Donald Trump has called out his White House predecessor Barack Obama to testify in the Senate over a conspiracy theory. Read more

Brazil struggling to cope up with surge in dead bodies due to COVID-19

Brazil’s failure to provide enough hospital beds for the surging number of critical coronavirus patients is yielding increasingly grim results across the country. Read more

Taiwan rejects China's primary condition for WHO participation

Taiwan's Health Minister, Chen Shih-chung has rejected China's primary condition for its participation in the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more

US church sues Zoom app after 'zoombombing' of bible study session

A church in San Francisco has sued video calling application Zoom after a hacker allegedly infiltrating a virtual Bible study class to post graphic images of child abuse. Read more

China confirms ordering 'unauthorised labs' to destroy early COVID-19 samples

China confirmed on Friday that it had commanded unauthorised laboratories to destroy samples of the coronavirus in the early stage of the outbreak. Read more

There will be no advance for any country: says Sanofi's Chairman for COVID-19 vaccine

As the number of positive cases is rising on a daily basis in the world, the pressure on scientists is increasing to develop a cure for coronavirus. Read more

Oxford coronavirus vaccine found 'protective' in small monkey study

A closely watched coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University appears protective in a small study of six monkeys. Read more


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