10 major news events no one paid attention to last week because of the coronavirus pandemic
- The coronavirus pandemic has dominated headlines over the past two months, as countries scramble to contain their outbreaks and the death toll climbs higher each day.
newsis happening outside of this crisis.
- From a stock-dumping investigation in the US senate, to coral bleaching in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, here are 10 major world events that you may have missed last week.
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Four US Senators were accused of insider trading as the coronavirus began to spread across the country. The FBI is reportedly investigating and they haven't been charged with any crimes.
The US charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with drug trafficking and conspiring to "flood the United States with cocaine."Advertisement
PG&E agreed to plead guilty on 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter after starting a 2018 wildfire in California.
Colorado became the 22nd state to repeal the death penalty.Advertisement
An Australian white supremacist pleaded guilty for killing 51 people last year in deadly New Zealand mosque attacks. He faces life in prison.
A deadly locust plague in Africa rages on, threatening millions with food scarcity.Advertisement
Scientists reported that large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been bleached for the third time in five years.
Benny Gantz, a former Israeli army chief, has agreed to form a unity government with Benjamin Netanyahu, effectively ending Israel's political deadlock.Advertisement
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a $1 billion cut in aid to Afghanistan, after political leaders failed to reach a peace agreement.
Data released by the US Census Bureau show that US population growth is on the decline, and could be further threatened by the pandemic.Advertisement
- Assam suffers largest single-day spike with 177 cases, crosses 1000-mark: Officials
- WB COVID-19 death toll crosses 300-mark with 7 more fatalities; total cases 4,813
- 144 new COVID-19 cases in Assam; total rises to 1,024
- Odisha govt announces exemption of road tax for passenger buses
- Decision to reopen shrines would lead to spike in COVID-19 cases: WB BJP chief