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Chinese billionaire and co-founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, has pledged donate 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits to each African country to help the fight against coronavirus. Mr Ma, Asia’s richest person, earlier this month sent consignments of medical supplies to the US and pledged to distribute two million protective masks across […]

Five people have been killed in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin state, local officials say. They say the gunman died from “self-inflicted wounds”. The attacker was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee resident. His motives were unclear. The shooting occurred in the early afternoon while hundreds of employees were […]

Hong Kong will hand out cash to adult permanent residents, to help boost spending and ease financial burden. As part of the annual budget, $10,000 Hong Kong dollars ($1,280; £985) was announced for about seven million people over the age of 18. The territory’s economy has been battered by months of violent political unrest, and […]

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to remove him from office that bitterly divided the US. The Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Democrats charged Mr Trump in December […]

Kenya’s former President Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of 95. He was seen by his critics as an authoritarian ruler who held on to power for 24 years, but his allies credited him for maintaining stability in the East African state. Moi stepped down in 2002 after being constitutionally barred from running […]

Hundreds of foreign nationals are being evacuated from Wuhan, the centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, as more deaths and cases were confirmed. Australia plans to quarantine its evacuees on Christmas island 2,000km (1,200 miles) from the mainland. Japan, the US and the EU are also repatriating their citizens. British Airways has suspended all flights to […]

US President Donald Trump is planning to add four African countries to the travel ban list, according to media reports. The four countries are thought to be Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan and Eritrea, according to multiple US media outlets who reported they had spoken to people who had seen the list. President Trump, in an interview […]

China has reported 139 new cases of a mysterious virus in two days, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major Chinese cities. Beijing, the capital, reported two cases, while the southern tech hub of Shenzhen reported one suspected case. The total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 200, and three have died from […]

The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada amid ongoing discussions over the future role for her and the Duke of Sussex in the Royal Family. She and Prince Harry had been in Canada over Christmas with son Archie. It comes as the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge asked staff […]

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