The disease, which is spread mostly by rodents and infected fleas, is highly infectious and often fatal. A 14th century plague pandemic swept through Asia, Europe and Africa, killing an estimated 50 million people.
By tweeting his presidential bid, Kanye West triggered a massive online flashmob of people jokingly joining the race for the Oval Office, with many of the famous happily engaging as well.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - A rocket landed near the Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Monday, which comes after the US embassy in Baghdad came under a rocket attack, Iraq’s Al Sumaria TV reports.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump will hold an outdoor campaign rally in New Hampshire on July 11, his team announced amid a continuing spread of the coronavirus in the US.
A tweet from a young AOС impersonator followed American hip-hop star Kanye West's announcement earlier in the week that he was entering the race for the US presidency, gaining a quick endorsement from SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Georgia's Stone Mountain Park is notable for a rock relief of three Confederate figures - Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. The mountain has been mired in controversy due to its Confederate symbolism as well as being a gathering spot for the Ku Klux Klan, where it was "reborn" in the early 20th century.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Over a dozen people were arrested in Portland, Oregon, after Independence Day demonstrations that turned violent, the city police said in a statement.
The pandemic is on the rise in both North and South America, with the number of infected spiking in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. In the meantime, European countries are easing some restrictions and opening their borders, as the number of new cases is declining.