Top 10 world news today: Tear gas fired at Hong Kong protestors, Israel PM Netanyahu's corruption trial and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 24, 2020, 08:27 PM IST


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

Chants of "Hong Kong independence, the only way out," and other slogans echoed through the streets. Police declared the protest illegal and ordered people to disperse before firing tear gas at them.

The ceasefire will begin on Sunday and has come as a positive move following a bloody battle against Afghan forces after the agreement was signed with the United States. 

Kim presided over a meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Military Commission (CMC), according to state news agency KCNA. 

Political risks are high because COVID-19 response adds uncertainty to the relations among the federating units

The man, who is in his 50s, is already serving a life sentence in the prison for raping and killing a younger sister of his wife.

A photo resurfaced of Donald Trump wearing typical golf wear of white polo shirt and white baseball cap and was seen departing the White House. 

Cummings denies a breach of the coronavirus rules, saying he needed childcare help after his wife also developed COVID-19 symptoms and they drove to Durham to stay in a separate building at his parents' property.

A report brought out by the World Health Organisation said that world over at least 80 million children under the age of one year are at risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 outbreak disrupted routine vaccination efforts.

The alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 years old when he died on Friday.

The experimental vaccine, known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is one of the front-runners in the global race to provide protection against the new coronavirus which seems to be fading rapidly in Britain.