‘Few dozen’ US Marines get coronavirus on Japan’s Okinawa, official says

Marines at two American military bases in Japan have been infected with COVID-19, according to U.S. officials. The Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) based in Okinawa posted a message to Twitter Saturday regarding the outbreak, detailing the measures being taken to limit the spread of the disease. “In light of recent clusters of positive COVID-19 cases on Okinawa, Marine Forces Japan has implemented additional HPCON measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus,” the tweet read. “These measures have been put into place to protect our forces, our families, and our local…

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Australian teenager, 15, killed in shark attack while surfing, 2nd such death in a week: reports

A 15-year-old Australian died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark while surfing — the second such reported incident and death in a week, according to reports. Mani Hart-Deville was surfing at Wilsons Headland off Wooli Beach when a “shark attacked” him, resulting in “serious injuries to his legs,” according to witness statements given to police. In a statement posted to Facebook, New South Wales police reported that several surfers came to the boy’s assistance before he could be helped to shore. First aid and CPR were administered, but the boy died…

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Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in downtown Belgrade, police director Vladimir Rebic said Saturday. Many demonstrators and several reporters were also injured in the protests. More protests were expected Saturday night. Serbian media reported that among the detained is a former…

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British pilot with Covid-19 on life support for 65 days finally well enough to return home

British pilot Stephen Cameron on his way out of the hospital to the airport to leave Vietnam, at Cho Ray hospital, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 11 July 2020 (Picture: EPA) A British pilot has been discharged from hospital after three month recovery from coronavirus. The 42-year-old man, who was at one point considered Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient, is finally healthy enough to return home to Scotland. He has been identified by the official Vietnam News Agency as Stephen Cameron, a pilot for national carrier Vietnam Airlines. Vietnam…

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Survivors, world leaders, mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

Dozens of world leaders on Saturday joined survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia to remember the victims of the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide. Most international speakers urged tolerance and reconciliation in Bosnia, still ethnically divided 25 years since the brutal execution in July 1995 of more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys. But the Bosniak Muslim member of the country’s tripartite presidency, Sefik Dzaferovic – one of a few officials attending in person – went further, urging…

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5 dead in hostage situation at South Africa church; 40 arrested

Five people have been killed in a hostage situation at a Pentecostal church in South Africa Saturday. Police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church headquarters in Zuurbekom near Johannesburg found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. It happened around 3 a.m. local time, according to reports. Police hostage negotiators were still on the scene hours later. FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN SOCCER STAR MARC BATCHELOR FATALLY SHOT NEAR HIS HOME, POLICE SAY…

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Two die after British tourist fell from seventh floor hotel onto Spaniard

The man fell from Marbella’s Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel (Picture: PA Images) Two men have died after a British tourist fell seven floors from a luxury Costa Del Sol hotel.  The holidaymaker landed on top of a Spaniard having a late night drink on the terrace below in the upmarket resort of Marbella. The man he fell on is thought to be a local who lives in the city. Neither men have been named. Police are trying to establish why the Briton, described as around 50-years-old by local media,…

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LGBT refugees to be given priority in Norway

Pride in Oslo, Norway (Picture: Getty) Refugees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender will be prioritised in Norway. The Norwegian government has confirmed that LGBT+ refugees, both groups and individuals, will be given priority when transferring from one asylum country to another for permanent resettlement. ‘Unfortunately, in many countries, you are not free to love who you want’, said Grude Kreek Almeland, the State Secretary for Integration Affairs in Norway’s Ministry of Education. ‘In nearly 70 countries, homosexuality is criminal and those who violate gender and sexuality norms may…

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Brits arrive in Malaga on first holidays after quarantine is lifted

Some people were so keen for a holiday they got straight on the first flights they could (Picture: SOLARPIX.COM) The first UK tourists since the lifting of quarantine restrictions were pictured arriving in Malaga yesterday. Residents of England, Wales and Northern Ireland can finally go on holiday again as, from yesterday, they no longer have to self-isolate on their return from a list of 73 countries. The coasts of Spain are a popular option as visitors no longer have to quarantine on their arrival either – forming a so-called ‘air…

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In South Africa, coronavirus surges as oxygen supplies run low in epicenter

South Africa is seeing a surge of coronavirus cases, largely hitting the Gauteng province, home to the capital of Johannesburg, where hospitals are reaching capacity and medical oxygen is running out. The country, located in the southern hemisphere and currently in the middle of winter, is now bracing for what Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned is a “storm,” urging South Africans to follow health guidelines. Heated tents have been set up in parking lots outside hospitals to handle the overflow of patients. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN AFRICA IS ‘ACCELERATING,’ WHO WARNS AS…

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