Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 955 to 209,653

Travelers are seen at the Tegel airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, July 29, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 01 August 2020

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 955 to 209,653

  • The reported death toll rose by 7 to 9148

BERLIN: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 955 to 209,653, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.
The reported death toll rose by 7 to 9148, the tally showed.


At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

Updated 08 August 2020

At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

  • The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab extremist group often targets military sites in Mogadishu

NAIROBI, Kenya: A Somali police officer says at least eight soldiers are dead and more than 14 others wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a military base in Somalia’s capital.
Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the toll is expected to rise.
Police Col. Ahmed Muse says the bomber struck the 12th April Army Brigade base near the newly reopened sports stadium in Warta-Nabadda district.
Witnesses say ambulance sirens can be heard as police cordon off the scene. Huge clouds of smoke are billowing.
The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab extremist group often targets military sites in Mogadishu.