Tuesday, 12 May 2020

More non-Covid news - mostly

There is a reminder that Afghanistan is still a lawless country, and that military action alone will not bring peace there. It is reported that:
Gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing 14 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses.

At least 14 people were killed in the morning assault on the Barchi Hospital, officials said.

The UN has suggested that Haftar, the Libyan insurgent leader, has committed war crimes in the recent rocket attack on Tripoli and its airport, in which civilians were killed. The Turkish government, whose diplomatic mission in the Libyan capital may have been a target, has responded robustly.

Donald Trump's lawyers have asked the US Supreme Court to quash the demands by Congress committees to have access to the President's tax records.

The first female imam in Denmark has been appointed.

The unequal fight against locusts in Africa continues.

Uganda's motor-cycle taxis are going green. But why are the Germans and not the British taking the lead in the implementation in the capital of this Commonwealth nation?

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