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Havana Cuba back on lockdown as coronavirus rebounds

HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba placed Havana back on a strict lockdown yesterday following a rebound in coronavirus cases, ordering restaurants, bars and pools...

Venezuela court jails two U.S. ex-soldiers for 20 years after failed incursion

CARACAS, (Reuters) – A Venezuelan court sentenced two former U.S. soldiers to 20 years in prison for their role in a failed incursion aimed...

Jamaica: COVID-19 spreads like Holy Ghost at Church, teen reveals

(Jamaica Gleaner) A 17-year-old girl decided to join the choir of the Mount Zion Victory House of Prayer in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, to “give...

Brazil COVID-19 deaths reach 100,000 and barrel onward

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 on Saturday and continue to climb as most Brazilian...

U.S. marks 160,000 COVID-19 deaths as relief talks fail in Washington

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – More than 160,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, a Reuters tally showed yesterday, as President...

Air India repatriation flight crash-lands, at least 17 killed

KOZHIKODE, India (Reuters) – At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians...

‘Who can’t hear will feel,’ Jamaican PM warns as COVID-19 concerns mount

(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister Andrew Holness has used a last-minute digital press conference on Independence Day to warn that tighter COVID containment measures will...

Brazil’s court rules government must protect tribes from coronavirus

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday that President Jair Bolsonaro’s government must adopt measures to stop the spread of novel coronavirus to...

11-year-old boy killed by two brown bears at Russian zoo

A schoolboy was savaged to death by two brown bears after the beasts dragged him inside their cage in Russian resort Sochi. Nikita, 11, was...

Lebanon: Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135

BEIRUT, (Reuters) – Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people yesterday from the wreckage caused by a massive warehouse explosion...

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Brazilian state agrees to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A Brazilian technology institute said yesterday it expects to produce a controversial coronavirus Russian vaccine by the second...

Trinidad: UNC calls for recount in five seats

(Trinidad Express) The United National Congress (UNC) is claiming there were discrepancies in the August 10 general election in the absence of election observers. The...

Trinidad: Doctor fears spike in COVID-19 cases following election

(Trinidad Guardian) As the country hit 300 cases of COVID-19 yesterday, activities in the days leading up to the recent general elections are being...

WHO cautions Russia on COVID-19 vaccine “claims are being questioned”

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, but cautioned that progress in fight...