WASHINGTON — Two attendees of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte in the U.S. state of North Carolina, as well as two individuals supporting the event, have tested positive for coronavirus, Mecklenburg County has said.
“These individuals were immediately issued isolation instructions and any known close contacts were notified and issued quarantine instructions by Mecklenburg County Public Health,” said county authorities in a release, adding that approximately 792 tests were conducted among individuals attending or providing support to the RNC event in Charlotte. (US-RNC-Pandemic)
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PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron met visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Elysee Palace here on Friday.
Wang first conveyed a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping to Macron and handed over the books presented by Xi to Macron. (France-China-WangYi-Visit)
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LOS ANGELES — American actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel film series, died of cancer at the age of 43 here on Friday.
According to a statement posted to Twitter, Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it in the past four years as it progressed to stage IV. (U.S.-Chadwick Boseman-Death)
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LOS ANGELES — Two U.S. soldiers were killed and three others injured in a helicopter crash during a training exercise late Thursday in Southern California, U.S. media reported on Friday, citing military officials.
The Blackhawk helicopter crash occurred on San Clemente Island, about 70 miles (around 112 km) west of San Diego, a U.S. Defense Department official with knowledge of the incident told a local news outlet, the San Diego Union-Tribune. (U.S.-Military-Incident)
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir — Three militants and a trooper were killed on Saturday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
The gunfight broke out at village Zadoora of Pulwama district, about 40 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (India-Kashmir-Gunfight)