Top 10 world news today: US terminates its ties with WHO, Brazil surpasses Spain and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 30, 2020, 08:19 PM IST

News brief: Big stories of the day Photograph:(Reuters)

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


The United States terminated its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Brazil's death toll due to novel coronavirus jumped to 27,878, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. Read more

Two peacekeepers of the United Nations in Mali have died from the coronavirus, officials said Friday. Read more

Authorities had hoped Chauvin’s arrest would allay public anger and avert continued unrest. But defying an 8 p.m. curfew imposed by the mayor, about 500 demonstrators clashed anew Friday evening with riot police outside the battered Third Precinct building. Read more

France, Germany and Britain on Saturday criticised US' decision to end sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons development. Read more

A prototype of SpaceX’s upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk’s space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the launch vehicle for the first time. Read more

Hong Kong officials have lashed out at US President Donald Trump for his move to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national security law on the global financial hub. Read more

Months after China raised Kashmir issue at the behest of Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council informally, Hong Kong issue was raked up by US and UK at the council informally much to the chagrin of Bejing. Read more

Understanding the origins of the novel coronavirus -- SARS-CoV-2 -- is critical for deterring future zoonosis, discovering new drugs, and developing a vaccine. Read more