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Trump invites PM Modi to attend G7 summit to be held in US

In a telephonic conversation with PM Modi, Trump invited him to the next G7 summit to be held in US. The leaders also discussed present Covid-19 situation, ongoing civil disturbances in US and reforms required in the World Health Organisation.

Killing of an African-American sparked nationwide violent protests

George Floyd, a 46-year old African-American was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck even after he kept on saying he couldn’t breathe. His death has sparked violent demonstrations against the police brutality and biasness towards black people in America.

India engaged with China to solve border dispute- MEA

Border tensions between China and India escalated in early May and many talks between military officials failed. India on Thursday said that they are engaged with China to solve the issue after Trump offered to mediate between them.

Yemen: Battling Covid-19 without healthcare

Yemen has 222 confirmed Coronavirus cases so far, numbers estimated to be much higher than the data available. Shortage of medical supplies and already overwhelmed healthcare system operating on international aid now face the worst possible challenge of Coronavirus.

Two miraculous survivors in Pakistan Airplane crash

Flight PK 8303 crashed near Karachi airport after reportedly losing engines and pilots giving a mayday call. As many as 66 people have been confirmed dead and 2 have miraculously survived the crash so far.

Cyclone Amphan hits Odisha, Bengal; kills 74

Cyclone Amphan hit shores of West Bengal and Odisha and has left 74 people dead. 72 deaths were recorded in Bengal and 2 deaths in Odisha as on Thursday. This cyclone has left many people homeless amidst a pandemic.

Trump warns permanent freeze on WHO funding

Trump posted a letter to the WHO chief on Twitter, issuing warning of suspending all funds to them if they don’t review their global response and become more independent. US has blamed WHO for its inefficient response in stopping the virus and biasness towards China.

EU promises a summer tourist season, plans to open borders

European Union is planning to open the tourism industry in a phased manner as it makes up 10% of the total economic output of EU. Opening of borders would however depend on the discretion of countries and their coronavirus conditions.