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U.S., Brazil, Mexico, India lead surge of coronavirus; death toll passes 650,000

U.S., Brazil, Mexico, India lead surge of coronavirus; death toll passes 650,000

World
July 26 (UPI) -- Since the first death from coronavirus was reported more than 6 months ago in mainland China, the toll has grown past 650,000 deaths and 16,3 million cases but dominated now by four countries: the United States, Brazil, Mexico and India. With 30% with the world's population of 7.8 billion, these three counties from the Western Hemisphere and Asia comprise 48 percent of the total deaths. Advertisement But in those nations the toll has been surging with 60% of the 5,689 deaths worldwide Saturday attributed to them and 3,011 so far Sunday, according to tracking by Worldometers.info. The United States has been the world leader for months and now is nearing world-high 150,000 deaths and passed 4.3 million cases. Brazil has risen to second place in both categories: 86,496 death...
Hancock calls for urgent review into coronavirus death data in England

Hancock calls for urgent review into coronavirus death data in England

Health
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called for an urgent review into the compilation of coronavirus deaths data in England.It follows confirmation from Public Health England that reported deaths may have included people who tested positive months before they died.The other UK nations are only thought to include those who die within 28 days of having coronavirus.There have been 40,528 deaths linked to the virus in England. Analysis by Robert Cuffe, BBC's head of statsThis could explain why the daily death toll in England has remained higher than in other UK nations.Scotland and Northern Ireland, for example, only include deaths in their daily count if someone died within 28 days of a positive test. But it doesn't mean that m...
‘I’m not a bad guy’: New bodycam video of George Floyd’s death emerges

‘I’m not a bad guy’: New bodycam video of George Floyd’s death emerges

World
Footage from body cameras worn by two police officers showing a panicked and scared George Floyd pleading with officers minutes before his death has emerged.In the recordings from Minneapolis officers Thomas Lane and J Kueng, Mr Floyd can be heard telling them "I'm not a bad guy" as they try to wrestle him into a squad car. "I'm not that kind of guy," Mr Floyd says as he struggles against the officers. "I just had COVID, man, I don't want to go back to that." Image: A memorial honouring George Floyd in Houston's Third Ward where he grew up An onlooker can be heard pleading with Mr Floyd to stop struggling, saying: "You can't win." Mr Floyd replies, "I don't want to win."A few minutes later, with Mr Floyd now face-down on the street, t...
Reckful: Tributes paid after gaming star’s death

Reckful: Tributes paid after gaming star’s death

Technology
Tributes have been paid to video games streamer Byron Bernstein, known as Reckful, who died on Thursday.Mr Bernstein was a well-known and loved e-sports player and had 960,000 followers on streaming site Twitch.His brother Gary Bernstein confirmed that Reckful had taken his own life, aged 31.Twitch said Reckful was a "streaming pioneer" and that it was "devastated" to hear of his death.Mr Bernstein had built his following in part by playing World Of Warcraft. When his death was reported on Thursday evening, fans held virtual memorials inside the game.Before his death, he had been working to create his own video game, called Everland.In January, he shared a video on YouTube in which he talked about his own struggle with depression and said he had lost one ...
Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

World
Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to TehranBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressJune 30, 2020, 9:47 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials that directly challenged Iran's Shiite theocracy. Those demonstrations represented the biggest challenge to Iran since the 2009 Green Movement protests and set the stage fo...