Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by East Africa floods

NAIROBI/KAMPALA (Reuters) – Flooding washed away roads, bridges and a hospital in Uganda and an entire small town in Somalia as torrential rain across East Africa compounded problems for governments struggling to respond to the new coronavirus. Hundreds of people have been killed by floodwaters in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia which have also […]

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Italy races to contain coronavirus outbreak as cases rise over 100

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy scrambled on Sunday to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, shutting off the worst affected towns and cancelling a string of public events as the number of those infected jumped above 100. People queue at a supermarket outside the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian […]

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Turkey says all its observation posts in Syria will remain in place, support to continue

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the attempted coup at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File PhotoANKARA (Reuters) – All of Turkey’s observation posts, formed under an agreement with Russia and Iran, will remain in place and support will continue […]

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Igniting global outrage, Brazil’s Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing […]

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As resistance mounts, Brazil’s Bolsonaro sticks by son for U.S. envoy

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his country’s Congress. Brazilian Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro attends a session of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Defense of the […]

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