· Backlash against Trump exiting WHO as world virus cases top six million →
Trump initially suspended funding to the WHO last month, accusing it of not doing enough to curb the early spread of the virus and being too lenient with China, where Covid-19 emerged late last year.
· Algeria suggests bringing forward Opec+ meeting to June 4 →
Sources have told Reuters that Saudi Arabia is proposing to extend record cuts from May and June until the end of the year but it has yet to win support from Russia, which believes curbs could be gradually eased.
· Hong Kong officials say Trump 'completely wrong' to end city's special status →
China's parliament this week approved a decision to create laws for Hong Kong to curb sedition, secession, terrorism and foreign interference.
· Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over Floyd death →
Shortly before midnight, scores of officers on foot and in vehicles moved in to curb the violence, one day after city and state leaders faced blowback for their handling of the crisis.
· Iran's mosques to resume daily prayers as lockdown eases →
Rouhani also said on state television that shopping malls would be able to stay open beyond the 6pm (13:30 GMT) closing time imposed as part of the lockdown, a further step in the government's plans to steadily ease the curbs.
· Backlash against Trump exiting WHO as virus grips Latin America →
Trump initially suspended funding to the WHO last month, accusing it of not doing enough to curb the early spread of the virus and being too lenient with China, where COVID-19 emerged late last year.
· Why alcohol needs to be regulated, not regimented →
In order to curb the police being distracted from their main task at hand, maybe it was considered prudent to keep us sober and tamed.
· Covid effect: Social security cover for migrant workers on cards →
Had the scheme been put in place throughout the country, the reverse movement of crores of migrant labourers now underway would have been curbed, he said.Currently, social security schemes under ESIC and EPFO for organised sector workers are portable.