AFRICA: At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded at a restaurant near the Somali ministry of internal security in Mogadishu, Somalia.
AMERICAS: Venezuelan security forces clashed with protesters in Caracas as thousands protested a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to seize power from the legislature.
ASIA: North Korea fired a projectile into the Sea of Japan, which the US believes was likely a ballistic missile.
EUROPE: Six people were detained in St. Petersburg, Russia, on suspicion of recruiting for the Islamic State jihadist group and aiding terrorist activity.
MIDDLE EAST: At least 31 people were killed, including 14 police officers, and more than 40 wounded in attacks by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit.
TECHNOLOGY: Google will roll out a mobile YouTube application designed for India, boosting the search company’s presence in a burgeoning market with spotty Internet access.
Syria: Diplomatic showdown over chemical attack, as death toll rises.
The US, Britain and France proposed a UN Security Council resolution to condemn a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for the incident.
Russia said a Syrian airstrike targeting militant workshops producing chemical weapons was responsible for the deaths of scores of civilians in Idlib province.
The death toll from the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun rose to at least 72 people killed, making it the deadliest chemical assault since 2013.
UN Security General António Guterres said there must be a “very clear investigation to remove all doubts and we need to have accountability based on the results of that investigation.”
Russia suggested it would publicly stand by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite international outrage over the attack, setting course for a head-on diplomatic collision between Washington and Moscow.
Syria denies the accusations and Russia says it had no warplanes in the vicinity.
Cases as of 05APR: 1,936 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey, The Philippines, Germany, China, South Korea, and the US)
Deaths as of 05APR: 690 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman, South Korea)
Reported autochthonous Transmission as of 10MAR: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bonaire (Netherlands), Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Montserrat, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Palau, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Netherlands), Sint Maarten, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos, United States of America, Vietnam, United States Virgin Islands, and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).
Outbreak Terminated as of 10MAR: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Isla de Pascua (Chile), Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
Locally Acquired Without Vector Borne Transmission as of 10MAR: Argentina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States of America.