BEIJING (Sputnik) – A 50-year-old guard staged on Thursday a stabbing attack on employees and students of a school in China's south Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, leaving some 40 people injured, local authorities said.
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide has risen by more than 93,000 over the past 24 hours to top 6.2 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its daily situation report.
Demand for the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine soared after US President Donald Trump announced that he was taking it as an anti-coronavirus measure, despite that it has never been clinically proven as effective against the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The earthquake has struck 17 kilometres from Searles Valley, California, with the source of the quake 6.9 kilometres deep, according to US Geological Survey data.
A tornado warning and a number of severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for the US city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, following a derecho which brought 80 mile-per-hour winds to the area.
Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into a shooting incident after police were called on Wednesday to shots fired in Energen Close, Harlesden.
Former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis slammed US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing him of threatening the US Constitution.
The Trump administration has repeatedly accused China of unfair trade practices, human rights violations, and encroaching on the special status of Hong Kong. China has denied the accusations and has pointed to various violations of international law on the part of the United States.