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Senate Acquits The US President Donald Trump Of All Impeachment Charges

US President Donald Trump came out of impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He easily defeated the effort to expel him from office with the staunch Republican support.

Impeachment of Donald Trump

Donald Trump was charged with illegally seeking help from Ukraine to bolster his 2020-re-election efforts. And there were strong evidences against Trump. But Republicans stayed loyal to him and defeated the impeachment by 52 to 48 on the first and 53 to 47 on the second. The Democrats were short of two-thirds supermajority required for conviction.

The Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts pronounced that with two-thirds present senators not found Donald Trump guilty, the Senate adjudges the President of the United States not guilty as charged.

Republican Mitt Romney voted Donald Trump as guilty in the first count but voted not guilty on the second count. But he was found to be a staunch critic of Trump and he risked White House wrath only due to his hatred for Trump.

Donald Trump celebrated the victory

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Novel Coronavirus Took 360 Lives In China And 1 In Philippines On Sunday

The novel coronavirus has claimed 360 lives in China exceeding the 349 mainland fatalities from SARS outbreak in 2002-03. The fresh death was reported from a major city far from the epicenter. The city is under lockdown.

China under the threat of novel coronavirus outbreak

56 new fatalities were reported from Hubei that is the epicenter of the outbreak. But Chinese authorities are still struggling to contain the virus but locking their cities down. On Sunday, the authorities confined people to their homes and closed roads in the eastern city of Wenzhou.

Wenzhou is approximately 800 kilometers from Wuhan from where the novel coronavirus emerged at the world stage. The virus has infected close to 17,000 people and spread to 24 countries outside China.

International outbreak of novel coronavirus

The first international fatality was reported from Philippines where a 44-year old patient from Wuhan died due to infection. The virus has spread to G7 countries – Canada,France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection. The G7 countries would discuss a joint response said Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn.

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Second Suspected Case of Novel Coronavirus Also Found In Kerala

The second case of novel coronavirus in India is reported from Kerala. The patient returned from China on January 24 and it suspected to have coronavirus infection but is said to be stable.

Novel coronavirus cases in India

On Thursday, the first case of novel coronavirus was reported from Kerala where a medical student from China’s Wuhan city reported the throat infection. Soon she was quarantined at a hospital in Thrissur.

The second suspected case of novel coronavirus was also from Kerala. But the case is yet to be confirmed said Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja. The minister said that the government was informed about the suspected case of coronavirus by National Institute of Virology in Pune. The institute said that there could be possibility of another positive case in Alappuzha.

NIV Pune is conducting detailed examination of the patient to confirm the case. Meanwhile, the government has released an advisory for people coming from China to report to health department. NIV Pune would confirm the second case in a short time.

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Britain Puts An End To Brexit On Friday 11 PM

On Friday 11 p.m., Britain bade farewell to the European Union. It has been nearly a half-century since UK joined the world’s largest trading bloc but it decided to walk out of EU to an uncertain future as a midsize economy.

Brexit timeline

Three-and-a-half ago, the then prime minister of Britain Theresa May proclaimed that “Brexit means Brexit” but she couldn’t keep her promise and had to resign in the wake of her inability to negotiate a Brexit deal.

The present prime minister Boris Johnson was voted to power only for Brexit and he kept the promise. He got commanding majority in election last month only on the promise to get Brexit done. After Brexit, he tweeted that spread hope and opportunity to every part of the UK.

Mr. Johnson met his cabinet in Sunderland to celebrate Brexit and promise that his government would undertake the biggest revival of the infrastructure since the Victorians. Sunderland is an industrial city in the north and also a traditional labor stronghold.

UK before and after Brexit

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A Fan Uploaded Last Selfie With Kobe Bryant

A young fan of Kobe Bryant could have captured the last picture of the basketball legend had Kobe allowed him. But the fan quickly clicked a selfie as Kobe Bryant walked past him. He was thirteen-year-old BradySmigiel.

Selfie with Kobe Bryant

Brady Smigiel was in the Mamba Sports Academy owned by Kobe Bryant for a match. Luckily the basketball star was also at the academy to coach the team of his daughter Gianna (13). Brady was happy to find Bryant in the academy and wanted to click a picture with the star.

Brady approach Kobe Bryant for a picture but the latter promised a better picture next day. According to Brady’s mother, Dionne Smigiel, the NBA star wasn’t in the mood to click picture because his daughter’s team lost their match.

Brady Smigiel waited for selfie

An ardent fan of Kobe Bryant, Brady waited for the NBA star to come out after Gianna’s game. And the star came out but only to decline his request. Kobe Bryant promised Brady a good picture the next day but the destiny has different things for Kobe.

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With 213 Deaths And 9,692 Infected, Coronavirus Is Declared Global Health By WHO

World Health Organization (WHO)has declared coronavirus, a global health emergency after the death toll in China from coronavirus reached 213. According to Chinese health authorities, maximum number of deaths were reported from Hubei and there were close to 10,000 infected cases in the country.

Lockdown in Wuhan, China

With 204 deaths, Hubei has become the centre of epidemic. Also, the Chinese authorities have detected 1,220 new cases in Hubei. The total number of persons infected with coronavirus has reached 6,000 with the new cases. In a hurry, China has placed some 60 million people in Hubei under virtual lockdown stage.

WHO is worried about coronavirus

The world health body said it declared coronavirus a global emergency because the potential of the virus to strike the countries with weaker health system. Coronavirus has already spread to 18 countries with Italy joining the list of coronavirus infected countries.

Italy found virus in to Chinese tourists afterwards the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Contetook a more drastic measure that others. Italy closed all air traffic to and from China. But WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the organization opposes such restrictions.

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