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, India Published: May 24, 2020, 07.35 PM(IST)

Dominic Cummings Photograph:( Reuters )

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

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong security law protestors

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.

Taliban announces three-day ceasefire during the holidays of Eid al-Fitr with government

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 Jong Un wants to increase North Korea's nuclear war deterrence, says report

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

World Bank approves USD 500 million loan for Pakistan

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

South Korean man confesses to Hwaseong murders; won't be prosecuted

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.

Donald Trump goes to play golf as US nears 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19

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. 

Pressure mounts on Britain PM aide to quit amid more lockdown breach claims

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.

COVID-19 impact: Concern over possible resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases among children

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.

Adolf Hitler's 'rumoured' alligator dies in Moscow

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

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial has 50% chance of success, says project leader

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.

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