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Growing concerns in US over Victoria’s ‘quite foolish’ Belt and Roads agreement (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 24/05/2020 12:45:18

There is now increasing concern resonating in the United States about Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ “quite foolish decision” to subscribe to China’s Belt and Road Initiative according to Liberal S...

No kissing the bride as Sri Lanka lifts Covid-19 ban on wedding parties (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/05/2020 17:55:57

New rules allow for receptions, but only with 100 guests in masks each a metre apartCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSri Lanka has lifted a ban on wedding receptions as part...

Sri Lanka cash handout: Three killed as Covid-19 aid distributed in Colombo (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 21/05/2020 20:45:10

A crush occurred in Colombo as a businessman reportedly gave cash aid for the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus live news: Spain reports lowest Covid-19 daily death toll in over two months (source — www.theguardian.com) 21/05/2020 19:37:03

East Africa facing ‘triple menace’ of Covid-19, floods and locusts; Italy’s death toll reaches 32,486; Wuhan bans eating wild animals; global case total passes 5m Italy: lockdown has taken heavy toll ...

Stampede for coronavirus aid leaves 3 dead in Sri Lanka (source — www.foxnews.com) 21/05/2020 17:46:50

Three women were trampled to death in Sri Lanka Thursday during a stampede that erupted while aid was being distributed to those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. 

‘Beggars belief’ why a free state like Victoria is ‘on the kow-tow to China’ (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 21/05/2020 11:26:31

Sky News host Peta Credlin says at a time when China is "attacking the livelihoods" of Victoria's barley farmers and sabotaging the national economy the state is "cuddling up to China in the hope of g...

Coronavirus live news: Spain mandates face masks as Greece prepares to unveil tourism plans (source — www.theguardian.com) 20/05/2020 15:28:22

UN chief praises Africa’s efforts to stem virus; Brazil sees record daily deaths; global cases hit 4.9mBrazil’s deadliest day as Trump calls US cases a ‘badge of honour’Ardern flags four-day working w...

Mindy Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Acknowledges The Grief I’ve Felt Since Losing My Dad (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 12/05/2020 08:00:19

In 2014, my father passed away. It was a tragedy that shifted the trajectory of my life, who I am and my relationship with my Sri Lankan Tamil culture and heritage.Trauma is often swept under the carp...

Trouble brewing for tea producers as coronavirus lockdown hits harvests (source — www.theguardian.com) 08/05/2020 05:26:27

India’s ‘champagne of teas’ among those affected as country’s tea board estimates output could drop 9%, amid strain in China and Sri LankaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTr...

Joe Wicks' PE Classes Have Already Raised £200K For The NHS (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 04/05/2020 12:21:50

Joe Wicks has revealed he’s raised £200,000 for the NHS with his online PE classes.The Body Coach has been holding daily workouts for kids on his YouTube channel since lockdown began, and ...

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