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Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo dies of heart attack in Serbia at 27

Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo died of a heart attack in Serbia on Friday. He was only 27 years old. According to a...

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Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo dies of heart attack in Serbia at 27

Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo died of a heart attack in Serbia on Friday. He was only 27 years old. According to a...

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COVID19 Live Data

Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
5,072,918
163,563
2,587,802
2,321,553
Brazil
2,927,807
98,844
2,047,660
781,303
India
2,086,864
42,578
1,427,669
616,617
Russia
877,135
14,725
683,592
178,818
South Africa
538,184
9,604
387,316
141,264
Mexico
462,690
50,517
308,848
103,325
Peru
455,409
20,424
310,337
124,648
Chile
368,825
9,958
342,168
16,699
Colombia
357,710
11,939
192,355
153,416
Spain
354,530
28,500
0
326,030
Iran
322,567
18,132
279,724
24,711
UK
309,005
46,511
0
262,494
Saudi Arabia
285,793
3,093
248,948
33,752
Pakistan
282,645
6,052
258,099
18,494
Bangladesh
252,502
3,333
145,584
103,585
Italy
249,756
35,190
201,642
12,924
Turkey
238,450
5,813
221,574
11,063
Argentina
228,195
4,291
103,297
120,607
Germany
216,216
9,253
196,200
10,763
France
197,921
30,324
82,460
85,137
Iraq
144,064
5,236
103,197
35,631
Philippines
122,754
2,168
66,852
53,734
Indonesia
121,226
5,593
77,557
38,076
Canada
118,757
8,966
103,222
6,569
Qatar
112,383
180
109,142
3,061
Kazakhstan
96,922
1,058
70,680
25,184
Egypt
95,006
4,951
48,898
41,157
Ecuador
91,969
5,897
71,463
14,609
Bolivia
86,423
3,465
27,373
55,585
China
84,565
4,634
79,088
843
Sweden
82,323
5,763
0
76,560
Oman
81,067
502
72,263
8,302
Israel
80,991
581
55,313
25,097
Ukraine
78,261
1,852
43,055
33,354
Dominican Republic
77,709
1,259
41,393
35,057
Belgium
72,016
9,861
17,700
44,455
Panama
71,418
1,574
45,658
24,186
Kuwait
70,727
471
62,330
7,926
Belarus
68,614
583
64,200
3,831
UAE
62,061
356
56,015
5,690
Romania
59,273
2,616
29,289
27,368
Netherlands
57,501
6,154
0
51,347
Guatemala
55,270
2,168
43,135
9,967
Singapore
54,797
27
48,312
6,458
Portugal
52,351
1,746
38,087
12,518
Poland
50,324
1,787
36,041
12,496
Honduras
45,755
1,446
6,225
38,084
Nigeria
45,244
930
32,430
11,884
Bahrain
42,889
158
39,945
2,786
Japan
42,263
1,026
28,877
12,360
Ghana
40,097
206
36,638
3,253
Armenia
39,985
777
32,008
7,200
Kyrgyzstan
39,162
1,451
30,764
6,947
Afghanistan
37,015
1,307
25,903
9,805
Switzerland
36,269
1,986
31,600
2,683
Algeria
33,626
1,273
23,238
9,115
Azerbaijan
33,376
483
29,696
3,197
Morocco
30,662
461
21,548
8,653
Uzbekistan
28,809
179
19,587
9,043
Serbia
27,608
626
14,047
12,935
Moldova
26,990
835
18,918
7,237
Ireland
26,470
1,772
23,364
1,334
Kenya
24,411
399
10,444
13,568
Venezuela
23,280
202
12,470
10,608
Nepal
22,214
70
15,814
6,330
Costa Rica
22,081
218
7,261
14,602
Austria
21,837
720
19,690
1,427
Ethiopia
21,452
380
9,415
11,657
Australia
20,272
266
11,147
8,859
El Salvador
19,544
520
9,379
9,645
Czechia
17,896
389
12,698
4,809
Cameroon
17,718
391
15,320
2,007
Côte d'Ivoire
16,447
103
12,484
3,860
S. Korea
14,519
303
13,543
673
Denmark
14,442
617
12,840
985
Palestine
13,722
94
7,210
6,418
Bosnia
13,687
394
7,373
5,920
Bulgaria
13,014
435
7,374
5,205
Madagascar
12,708
135
10,412
2,161
Sudan
11,780
763
6,194
4,823
Macedonia
11,554
519
7,607
3,428
Senegal
10,887
225
7,186
3,476
Norway
9,503
256
8,857
390
DRC
9,355
218
8,174
963
Malaysia
9,063
125
8,728
210
French Guiana
8,127
47
7,240
840
Gabon
7,923
51
5,704
2,168
Tajikistan
7,706
62
6,484
1,160
Guinea
7,664
49
6,757
858
Haiti
7,582
171
4,832
2,579
Finland
7,554
331
6,980
243
Zambia
7,486
200
6,264
1,022
Luxembourg
7,113
119
5,848
1,146
Mauritania
6,444
157
5,291
996
Paraguay
6,375
66
4,974
1,335
Albania
6,151
189
3,227
2,735
Lebanon
5,951
70
2,042
3,839
Croatia
5,466
155
4,758
553
Djibouti
5,338
59
5,083
196
Greece
5,270
210
1,374
3,686
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
4,879
107
652
4,120
Equatorial Guinea
4,821
83
2,182
2,556
Maldives
4,680
19
2,725
1,936
Hungary
4,621
602
3,464
555
Central African Republic
4,620
59
1,641
2,920
Malawi
4,575
137
2,184
2,254
Zimbabwe
4,395
97
1,264
3,034
Hong Kong
3,939
46
2,620
1,273
Nicaragua
3,902
123
2,913
866
Montenegro
3,549
61
2,296
1,192
Congo
3,546
58
1,589
1,899
Thailand
3,345
58
3,148
139
Somalia
3,227
93
1,728
1,406
Mayotte
3,042
39
2,738
265
Swaziland
2,968
55
1,476
1,437
Sri Lanka
2,839
11
2,564
264
Cuba
2,829
88
2,429
312
Namibia
2,802
16
575
2,211
Cabo Verde
2,734
27
2,010
697
Mali
2,552
124
1,954
474
Slovakia
2,523
31
1,846
646
South Sudan
2,450
47
1,175
1,228
Slovenia
2,233
125
1,927
181
Lithuania
2,194
81
1,658
455
Estonia
2,133
63
1,956
114
Mozambique
2,120
15
795
1,310
Rwanda
2,111
5
1,258
848
Suriname
2,096
29
1,446
621
Guinea-Bissau
2,032
27
944
1,061
Iceland
1,952
10
1,833
109
Benin
1,936
38
1,600
298
Sierra Leone
1,887
68
1,435
384
Yemen
1,768
508
898
362
Tunisia
1,656
51
1,251
354
New Zealand
1,569
22
1,524
23
Angola
1,483
64
520
899
Uruguay
1,318
37
1,079
202
Latvia
1,281
32
1,070
179
Uganda
1,254
6
1,113
135
Jordan
1,237
11
1,178
48
Liberia
1,230
78
705
447
Cyprus
1,222
19
856
347
Georgia
1,213
17
994
202
Burkina Faso
1,158
54
961
143
Niger
1,153
69
1,057
27
Gambia
1,090
19
146
925
Syrian Arab Republic
1,060
48
311
701
Togo
1,012
22
697
293
Malta
995
9
675
311
Jamaica
958
12
745
201
Andorra
955
52
839
64
Chad
942
76
838
28
Sao Tome and Principe
878
15
797
66
Botswana
804
2
63
739
Vietnam
784
10
395
379
Bahamas
761
14
91
656
Lesotho
742
23
175
544
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
San Marino
699
42
657
0
Réunion
671
5
592
74
Channel Islands
597
47
533
17
Guyana
538
22
189
327
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Taiwan
477
7
443
27
Burundi
400
1
304
95
Comoros
396
7
340
49
Aruba
396
3
114
279
Myanmar
359
6
309
44
Mauritius
344
10
334
0
Isle of Man
336
24
312
0
Mongolia
293
0
260
33
Faroe Islands
291
0
192
99
Eritrea
282
0
225
57
Guadeloupe
279
14
179
86
Martinique
276
15
98
163
Cambodia
243
0
214
29
Trinidad and Tobago
217
8
135
74
Cayman Islands
203
1
202
0
Gibraltar
190
0
184
6
Papua New Guinea
188
3
53
132
Sint Maarten
176
16
86
74
Bermuda
157
9
144
4
Brunei
142
3
138
1
Turks and Caicos Islands
141
2
39
100
Barbados
133
7
100
26
Monaco
128
4
105
19
Seychelles
126
0
124
2
Belize
114
2
32
80
Bhutan
108
0
96
12
Antigua and Barbuda
92
3
76
13
Liechtenstein
89
1
85
3
French Polynesia
64
0
62
2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
56
0
46
10
Saint Martin
53
3
41
9
Macao
46
0
46
0
Curaçao
31
1
30
0
Fiji
27
1
18
8
Saint Lucia
25
0
24
1
Timor-Leste
25
0
24
1
Grenada
24
0
23
1
New Caledonia
22
0
22
0
Lao People's Democratic Republic
20
0
19
1
Dominica
18
0
18
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
17
0
16
1
Greenland
14
0
14
0
Caribbean Netherlands
13
0
7
6
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Montserrat
13
1
10
2
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
12
0
Western Sahara
10
1
8
1
St. Barth
9
0
6
3
British Virgin Islands
9
1
7
1
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
Saint Pierre Miquelon
4
0
1
3
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
Updated on August 7, 2020 4:06 pm

BUSINESS

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President Ramaphosa appoints Dr. Sydney Mufamadi and Ms Baleka Mbete as special envoys to Zimbabwe

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