N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in "gravest emergency"

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and ordering a national … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Journalist’s wounded colleague blames Israel for death Israel says Palestinian gunmen likely shot her JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, with … Read more

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was … Read more