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Canada extends ban on non-US arrivals by another month

Canada extended its entry ban for most foreigners by another month to 31 July and also prolonged its quarantine requirements in efforts to prevent imported cases of the coronavirus

A seniors care home named as the site of a coronavirus outbreak in North Vancouver, Canada.

Fauci warns of 100,000 COVID-19 cases per day in US

Top disease researcher Anthony Fauci told the US Senate that he “would not be surprised” if new virus cases in the country reach 100,000 per day

In this file photo Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks during a meeting with US president Donald Trump and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards D-LA in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on 29 April 2020

US criticised over top anti-trafficking ranking despite failings

Since 2000, the US state department's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report has sorted countries into four tiers based on how well the office perceives they are tackling the problem.

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US president Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said ...

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Shooting at US Walmart centre kills two

A shooting at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California of the US, killed at least two people and injured four others late on Saturday, officials said.

 In this file photo taken on 23 May 2019 a Walmart store logo is seen on the building of a Walmart Supercenter in Rosemead, California. - At least two people were killed and four wounded in a shooting at a Walmart distribution center in California, US media reported on 27 June 2020.

US tops 2.5m coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins

The United States on Saturday surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed, as the world's hardest-hit country grappled with a surge of infections ...

Maria Velez of Orlando, Florida, hugs the tombstone of her son Stephen at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Memorial Day, during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seville, Ohio, US on 25 May 2020

Brazil coronavirus cases rise past 1.3m, deaths total 57,070

Brazil recorded 38,693 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 1,109 additional deaths, the health ministry said on Saturday.

A man places flowers near a cross during a symbolic protest and tribute for health workers who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20 June 2020.

New US coronavirus cases hit 45,242 for biggest one-day increase of pandemic

The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have ...

A woman visits her mom Judie Shape, 81, who Spencer says has tested positive for coronavirus, at Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, US, 11 March 2020. Reuters

US COVID-19 cases top 2.4 million

The number of COVID-19 cases in the US topped 2.4 million on Thursday, reaching 2,404,781, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

A man wearing a protective mask rides a bicycle on the the Coney Island boardwalk ahead of Memorial Day following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York City, US on 23 May.

WHO expert says COVID-19 ‘has not peaked’ in Americas

A World Health Organization (WHO) expert has said the COVID-19 pandemic has not reached its peak in the Americas and the region is likely to see continued deaths in the coming weeks

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