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W.H.O demands answers from China – what’s the truth of COVID’s origin?

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The World Health Organization is demanding answers for the origin of coronavirus and is asking China to be ‘transparent’

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the virus.

A WHO-led team spent four weeks in and around the central city of Wuhan with Chinese researchers and confirmed in a joint report in March that the virus had probably been transmitted from bats to humans through another animal.

The report stated that “introduction through a laboratory incident was considered to be an extremely unlikely pathway

Countries including the United States and some scientists haven’t been satisfied

“We ask China to be transparent and open and to cooperate,”

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference on Thursday.

Ghebreyesus said there had been a “premature push” to rule out the theory that the coronavirus might have escaped from a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, leading to the global pandemic which started in 2020.

“We owe it to the millions who suffered and the millions who died to know what happened.”

China’s defensive response

China has called the theory that the virus may have escaped from a Wuhan laboratory “absurd” and said repeatedly that “politicising” the issue will hamper investigations.

The WHO boss will brief WHO’s 194 member states on Friday regarding a proposed second phase of study.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Spectator dead following violent clashes at a football stadium

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One person has died in clashes at an Argentinian football stadium

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to stop fans from pushing into the crowded venue.

But that wasn’t enough, with many fans squeezing through fencing to escape the violence and get onto the field.

The incident took place around 50 kilometres south of the nation’s capital

The game was suspended nine minutes into play.

A 57-year-old man experienced cardiac arrest while being transferred from the stadium to the hospital.

It comes five days after 131 people died in a stampede prompted by Indonesian police firing tear gas inside a stadium.

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Bizarre antics disrupts court – but at what cost?

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Darrell Brooks, the man accused of killing 6 people during the Waukesha Christmas Parade has appeared in court, shirtless

In a bizarre series of events, the 40 year old who is representing himself, consistently disrupted the court.

So Judge Jennifer Dorow moved the defendant to another room to participate via video link with the ability to mute him.

But the antics didn’t stop there, he removed his shirt, with his back to the camera, threatening to break items nearby.

He then took off his shoe and refused to sit down.

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Biden says nuclear ‘armageddon’ threat is back

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U.S. President says the nuclear ‘armageddon’ threat is back for first time since Cuban Missile Crisis

The president was speaking at a fundraiser event, where he said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “not joking when he spoke about the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

U.S. officials have been warning that Russia could use weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine.

But they believe there’s been no change to Russia’s nuclear forces for the time being.

It comes as the leaders of more than 40 European nations convened in Prague to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s leader Volodymyr Zelensky spoke via video link.

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss says the summit is “not about moving closer to Europe” but “about working with Europe”.

When pressed about her working relationship with Macron, Truss admitted he is a ‘friend’.

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