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Rent Dumpster Baltimore. Facebook's Zuckerberg accused of setting dangerous precedent over Trump. Image copyright Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg is setting a "dangerous precedent" by allowing a post by Donald Trump to remain on Facebook, a group of civil rights leaders has warned.

Facebook's Zuckerberg accused of setting dangerous precedent over Trump

Their statement followed a video call with the social media giant's founder. The US president's post, about the widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, was hidden by Twitter last week for "glorifying violence". Facebook staff also voiced their anger at their employer, with some staging a "virtual walkout". Hawaiian Koa Wood Bracelet. Iran naval 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman.

Image copyright Getty Images Nineteen sailors have been killed and 15 others wounded in a "friendly fire" incident involving two Iranian naval vessels, the navy has said.

Iran naval 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman

Iranian state media reported that a new anti-ship missile being tested by the frigate Jamaran hit the light support ship Konarak on Sunday in the Gulf of Oman. The accident happened during a training exercise near the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's armed forces regularly hold exercises in the strategic waterway. HVAC Companies In Tampa FL.

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Coronavirus: Switzerland says young children can hug grandparents

The health ministry's infectious diseases chief Daniel Koch said scientists had concluded that young children did not transmit the virus. However, he said such meetings should be brief and not involve babysitting. Switzerland is one of several European countries beginning to ease their lockdown measures. This week, garden centres and hairdressers have been allowed to open their doors. Best Hairstylist Boston. Urban Greeting Cards.

Coronavirus: Trump orders meatpacking plants to stay open. Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump has ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the nation's food supply amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Trump orders meatpacking plants to stay open

He invoked a Korean War-era law from the 1950s to mandate that the plants continue to function, amid industry warnings of strain on the supply chain. An estimated 3,300 US meatpacking workers have been diagnosed with coronavirus and 20 have died. The UN last month warned the emergency threatened global food supply chains. Flatbed Equipment Trailer.

Core Products Howell MI. Record 50.8 million internally displaced, IDMC report says. Image copyright Getty Images A record 50.8 million people worldwide are internally displaced due to conflict or disaster, with coronavirus posing a new threat, a report warns.

Record 50.8 million internally displaced, IDMC report says

In its annual report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) says Covid-19 may add further risks to millions of already vulnerable people. Over 45 million have been forced to abandon their homes due to violence. A further five million have been displaced by natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, the IDMC says. It adds that the number of people internally displaced - those who flee conflict or disaster but remain in their own countries - has now reached a record high. Contributing to the figures, it says, are 33.4 million new displacements recorded in 2019, the highest annual figure since 2012. Why are more fleeing home than ever before? Insurance Restoration Roofing Tampa FL. Coronavirus: EU could fail over outbreak, warns Italy's Giuseppe Conte. Garage Door Repair Matthews NC. Coronavirus: Things the US has got wrong - and got right.

Image copyright European photopress agency It has been more than two months since the first case of coronavirus was diagnosed in the US.

Coronavirus: Things the US has got wrong - and got right

Since then, the outbreak has spread across the nation, with more than 200,000 cases and nearly 4,000 deaths. The US is now the global epicentre of the pandemic, surpassing the number of reported cases in China, where the virus began, and Italy, the hardest-hit European nation. Although public health officials report that the peak of the outbreak in the US is still weeks, perhaps months, away, shortcomings in the US response - as well as some strengths - have already become apparent. Here's a look at some of them. Medical supply shortages Masks, gloves, gowns and ventilators. Best Roofers Washington DC. Coronavirus: US overtakes China with most cases. Flat Head Screws. Coronavirus: US Senate passes $2tn disaster aid bill. Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Senate has passed a $2 trillion (£1.7tn) coronavirus aid bill that is the largest economic stimulus in US history.

Coronavirus: US Senate passes $2tn disaster aid bill

The vote was delayed by a last-minute row between Republican and Democratic senators over unemployment benefits. The plan includes direct payments of $1,200 to most American adults and aid to help small businesses pay workers. US coronavirus deaths are around the 1,000 mark and there have been nearly 70,000 confirmed infections. More than 21,000 people with coronavirus have died across the world since it emerged in China's Hubei province in December, while the number of infections is racing towards half a million. Southern Europe is now the centre of the pandemic, with Italy and Spain recording hundreds of new deaths every day.

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Coronavirus: US-China battle behind the scenes

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Coronavirus: Wuhan to ease lockdown as world battles pandemic

Travel restrictions in the rest of Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, will be lifted from midnight on Tuesday - for residents who are healthy. A single new case of the virus was reported in Wuhan on Tuesday following almost a week of no new cases. Business Automation Services. Homes For Sale Eagle ID. Coronavirus: Carmakers answer pleas to make medical supplies. Media playback is unsupported on your device Car firms are answering calls from governments to help make more ventilators and face masks to help out during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday Fiat began converting one of its car plants in China to start making about one million masks a month. The carmaker wants to start production in the coming weeks, wrote its chief executive Mike Manley in an email.

Other major car firms are looking at ways they can shift manufacturing towards ventilators. Commercial Pressure Cleaning Murfreesboro TN. Coronavirus: Pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns as cases pass 300,000. Image copyright AFP The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease pandemic is "accelerating", with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed. It took 67 days from the first reported of Covid-19 to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000, and just four days for the third 100,000. But WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was still possible to "change the trajectory". He urged countries to adopt rigorous testing and contact-tracing strategies. "What matters most is what we do. Image Copyright @FIFAcom @FIFAcom Dr Tedros said asking people to stay at home and other physical-distancing measures were an important way of slowing down the spread of the virus, but described them as "defensive measures that will not help us to win".

"To win, we need to attack the virus with aggressive and targeted tactics - testing every suspected case, isolating and caring for every confirmed case, and chasing and quarantining every close contact. "