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Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs

LONDON: Legendary British rockband, the Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he could face legal action if he continues using their songs at his campaign rallies, the media reported said on Sunday. A statement on Saturday from the band’s legal team said it was working with the performing rights organisation, the BMI, to stop the unauthorised use of their music, reports the BBC.

Johnson planning to put UK on diet

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is drawing up plans to put the country on a diet as part of a wider strategy to counter obesity, seen as a major risk factor in those impacted by coronavirus. Johnson is expected to outline plans by next month to increase fitness levels across the board after his own hospitalisation due to the deadly virus back in April.

COVID-19 increases suicide rates in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Measures imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in Kuwait are believed to have increased suicide cases in the country, according to a media report. Forty suicide cases and 15 failed attempts, mainly among Asian expatriates, have been recorded in Kuwait since late February, Gulf News quoted the Al Qabas newspaper report, citing sources as saying on Saturday.

Mississippi to strip Confederate emblem from state flag

WASHINGTON: Politicians in Mississippi have taken a major step towards removing the Confederate emblem from the flag of the US state. On Saturday, both chambers of the Republican-led state congress voted to begin the process of changing the flag, the BBC reported. The vote passed in both chambers of the Mississippi legislature: in the House of Representatives by a margin of 84-35, and then in the Senate by 36-14.

China legislature criticises HK security bill

BEIJING: China’s legislature on Sunday began reviewing a controversial national security bill for Hong Kong that critics worldwide say will severely compromise human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee took up the matter at the start of a three-day session, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. China has said it is determined to enact the law, and its passage is expected by Tuesday.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 10 mn globally

BALTIMORE: Confirmed coronavirus infections have surpassed the 10 million mark worldwide. A tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University registered the grim milestone on Sunday, after India and Russia added thousands of new cases. The United States has confirmed more than 2.5 million infections, the most in the world. Globally, the Hopkins tally has reported nearly 500,000 deaths.

Locust swarms enter Nepal

KATHMANDU: Nepalese officials have confirmed that swarms of desert locusts, which ravage crops, have entered the country after more than two decades. The locusts were spotted in Nepal’s southern plains of Bara, Sarlahi, Parsa and Rupandehi districts on Saturday morning, Hari Bahadur KC, spokesperson of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, told Efe news.

2 killed in California shooting

SAN FRANCISCO: Two people were killed and four others injured after a gunman drove his vehicle into a Northern California Walmart distribution centre before opening fire on workers, it was reported. The gunman carrying an “AR-type weapon” was reportedly shot by police after ramming his vehicle into the facility in the town of in Red Bluff, 120 miles north of state capital Sacramento, reports The Sacramento Bee newspaper. 

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