Category: World News

Special Report: Convicted criminals are among the special police terrorizing Venezuela

GUARENAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela’s National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighbourhoods across Venezuela. Officers in the force have been accused of torture and summary executions by human rights groups, opposition politicians and ordinary citizens. Last November, […]

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Coronavirus cases climb to 621 on Japan cruise liner as some passengers leave

TOKYO (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections on a cruise ship moored near Tokyo rose to 621 people on Wednesday as passengers began disembarking following a contentious two-week quarantine that some foreign health experts said appeared insufficient to stop the spread. Japan’s health ministry said it had discovered 79 additional cases of the flu-like disease that originated […]

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Passengers depart coronavirus cruise ship at last; Japan's effort under fire

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) – Hundreds of people began disembarking a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board for more than two weeks under quarantine, as criticism mounted of Japan’s handling of the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China. Even as patients trundled off the Diamond Princess cruise liner with their suitcases, Japanese authorities […]

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