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What happend on May 20th 2020

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Trump says US topping world virus cases is 'badge of honour'

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 0:45
related countries: United States United States

He argues having five times as many confirmed infections as any other country shows its testing is the best.
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Zelensky's Ukraine: Why comic's dream of transformation may be over

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 5:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president is still popular after a year in power but his top team has fallen apart.
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Roe v Wade: Woman behind US abortion ruling was paid to recant

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 8:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wade

Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe, says she took money from evangelicals to condemn abortion.
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Teenage boy charged in Canada's first 'incel' terror case

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 8:55
related countries: Canada Canada

The 17-year-old boy is accused of fatally stabbing a woman at an erotic massage parlour this year.
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Nasa: Doug Loverro steps down days before crewed launch

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

Doug Loverro steps down the week before the US's first crewed launch to orbit in almost a decade.
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Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 10:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Central Bank of Venezuela says the gold's value could be used to tackle coronavirus.
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Palestinians 'ending accords with Israel and US' over annexation plan

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 11:32
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank

President Abbas says he is responding to Israel’s plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank.
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Coronavirus: Afghan girls make ventilators out of car parts

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 11:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The award-winning schoolgirl team is racing against time to help coronavirus patients.
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Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 12:46
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the city to postpone all but 'essential' court cases.
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Brazil coronavirus: 'Our biggest problem is fake news'

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 13:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Healthcare staff fighting coronavirus in Brazil say they are facing an uphill battle against denial.
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Coronavirus: Virus outbreaks push Germany to clean up abattoirs

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 13:34
related countries: Germany Germany

Ministers agree a plan to ban temporary workers at slaughterhouses after a spate of cases.
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K-League: FC Seoul fined 100 million won for sex dolls in stands

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 14:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

A South Korean club is fined 100 million won (£66,500) for filling empty seats with sex dolls at their recent home match.
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Carlos Ghosn: US ex-Green Beret and son arrested over escape from Japan

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 15:31
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The former soldier and his son are detained for allegedly helping the ex-Nissan boss flee Japan.
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VW pulls Instagram ads after racism row

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 18:14
related countries: Germany Germany

The German car giant has apologised and withdrawn a series of adverts after a racism row.
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Coronavirus: All 50 US states move toward reopening

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 18:23
related countries: United States United States

Even as cases climb, most of the US has now taken steps to loosen Covid-19 guidelines.
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Amphan: Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 19:52
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

The storm rips into eastern India and Bangladesh but the full extent of the damage is not yet known.
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Amphan: Cyclone lashes India and Bangladesh

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 22:04
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Cyclone Amphan comes at a time when rescue efforts are hampered by coronavirus restrictions.
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Coronavirus: 'Fires were tough, but closing Mogo Zoo again was even harder'

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 23:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Only weeks after reopening, Australia's fire-ravaged Mogo Zoo had to close again because of Covid-19.
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Lockdown: South African actors create a hit online soap opera

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 23:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A group of South African actors in lockdown are making a hit online soap opera from their homes.
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Coronavirus: Sleepless nights for doctors in a war zone

Wednesday 20th of May 2020, 23:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

People in Afghanistan dared to hope for peace, but they are now fighting both violence and the virus.
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