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Reports: Venezuelan Migrants Flooding Guyana’s Gold-Rich Border

Venezuelan migrants have been flooding the border with neighboring Guyana in recent weeks as the dire economic situation continues to worsen in their homeland as a result of the prolonged lockdown imposed in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. 

Venezuelan migrants wait to get a refugee application at the Peruvian border post at the binational border attention centre (CEBAF) in Tumbes on early June 14, 2019. - Some 6,000 Venezuelans have entered to Peru in the last two days, twice of the daily flow, as starting on June 15, …

Sheryl Crow, Whoopi Goldberg to Host Joe Biden Fundraiser

Country star Sheryl Crow and The View co-host and actress Whoopi Goldberg will headline a virtual fundraiser next week with former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the campaign steps up its efforts to build a war chest for the presidential election.

Sheryl Crow performs at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, April 8, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Russia Planning to Open Consulate in Wuhan

Russia is planning to open a consulate general in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province and the city where the coronavirus pandemic originated, the country’s Ambassador to Beijing Andrei Denisov announced on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) toast before the fifth regular foreign ministers' meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Dushanbe on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik / AFP) …

Saudi Arabia Tells Muslims to Perform Eid al-Fitr Rites at Home

Muslims in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to perform their Eid al-Fitr prayers at home this year as a result of the closure of mosques in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, local news service Al Arabiya reported Monday.

People pray during a celebration of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Saluzzo, near Turin, on July 17, 2015. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which followers are required to …

W.H.O. Warns Countries Against Spraying Streets with Disinfectant

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) warned countries this weekend against spraying disinfectants on the streets in an effort to contain the Chinese coronavirus, arguing that it does not reduce the risk of contagion and may present health risks.

Iranian firefighters disinfect streets in the capital Tehran in a bid to halt the wild spread of coronavirus

Venezuelans Break Lockdown to Protest Six Weeks Without Water

Residents from the Altagracia neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, ignored the ongoing lockdown measures and took to the streets on Thursday to demand the restoration of the water supply after nearly six weeks without service. 

A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution amid the spread of the new coronavirus collects water from a mountainside on the side of the road to take home in Caracas, Venezuela, on International Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Many people in Venezuela don't have running water in …

Russia: Ventilator Catches Fire in Coronavirus ICU, Killing Five

At least Russian five patients on ventilators in an intensive care unit (ICU) because of the Chinese coronavirus were killed during a fire at a hospital in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, as the country continues to struggle with its response to the global pandemic. 

A Russian Emergency Situation worker attends the scene of a fire at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A fire at St. George Hospital has killed five coronavirus patients. Russian emergency officials said all five had been put on ventilators. The emergency officials told the …