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May 13, 2020 | Via BBC

Fauci Warns of ‘Needless Suffering and Death’

The top US infectious diseases doctor has warned senators the virus will spread if the country opens up too soon. Dr Anthony Fauci said if federal guidelines to reopen are not followed, “little spikes” will become outbreaks. He also said the real US death toll is probably higher than the official figure of 80,000. His message is at odds with the upbeat tone of President Trump.

May 13, 2020 | Via Reuters

Gunmen Attack Maternity Ward in Kabul

Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. In a separate attack the same day, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a police commander, in the eastern province of Nangahar, killing at least 24 people and injuring 68.

May 13, 2020 | Via CNN

India’s Carbon Emissions Drop for the First Time

India has seen its first year on year reduction in carbon emissions for the first time in four decades, new analysis released Tuesday shows. An economic slowdown, the growth of the country’s use of renewable energy and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have all contributed to the fall, analysis from environmental website Carbon Brief has found.

May 13, 2020 | Via The Hill

Supreme Court Divided over Fight for Trump’s Financial Records

The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided over President Trump’s assertion that the broad powers he enjoys as the nation’s chief executive override subpoenas for his financial records and tax returns. Trump’s standoff with a trio of Democratic-led House committees and Manhattan prosecutors over his financial paper trail saw the justices raise divergent concerns about presidential immunity.

May 13, 2020 | Via Al Jazeera

Brazil Records Deadliest Day Yet

Brazil has recorded its deadliest day yet from the coronavirus with 881 confirmed deaths in 24 hours and confirmed cases exceeding Germany’s, as President Jair Bolsonaro fought states over his push to ease lockdown restrictions. Brazil’s health ministry confirmed at least 12,400 deaths from the virus as of Tuesday. The right-wing president has argued that the economic damage from closing businesses is worse than the disease.

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