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US doubles its investment to nearly US$1 billion for coronavirus vaccine

  • Jul 27, 2020

The U.S. has doubled its investment to nearly US$1 billion for the development of an effective coronavirus vaccine by American firm Moderna, which on Monday begins the decisive final phase of clinical trials. The government of the US now plans to

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Protests against racial injustice continue with Seattle police in US

  • Jul 26, 2020

Protests against racial injustice continue on Saturday with Seattle police in the US. Portland is now the scene of a highly controversial crackdown by federal agents ordered by US President Donald Trump, one that is not supported by local officials, a

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India coronavirus: 14-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Care Centre

  • Jul 24, 2020

A 14-year old girl, who was undergoing treatment at the Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre in south Delhi’s Chhatrapur, was reportedly sexually assaulted by another Covid-19 positive patient inside the washroom of the facility, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on the night of July 15 in the

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White House: Trump and Saudi crown prince discuss economic recovery from coronavirus

  • Jul 24, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and "re-energizing global economies" during a telephone call on Thursday, the White House said. The two leaders a

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Kuwait's ruler,91, flies to US for medical treatment

  • Jul 23, 2020

Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah left for the United States Thursday morning to seek further medical treatment after recently undergoing surgery. The statement did not elaborate on the nature of his illness, did not reveal on what type of surgery Sheikh Sabah had undergone in K

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China launches independent rocket probe to Mars

  • Jul 23, 2020

China launches an independent rocket probe to Mars at 12.41 pm on Thursday which is expected to reach Mars in February 2021. This is a major milestone in Beijing’s mission to build a world-class space program and racing with the U.S.

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US: North-Eastern California wildfires prompt evacuations

  • Jul 22, 2020

Huge wildfires have been burning in the U.S. state of North-Eastern California on Monday, prompting local authorities to issue mandatory evacuations. The Gold fire and the Hog fire are just two of several fires burning in the region.

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Ballon d'Or 2020 cancelled for the first time in history due to covid-19

  • Jul 21, 2020

Paris- The prestigious Ballon d’Or has been canceled for the first time in its 64-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted the football season. The Ballon d’Or is awarded on an annual basis by French magazine France Football, the Ballon d’Or has been given out every y

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NYT: Study says older children spread the coronavirus just as much as adults

  • Jul 21, 2020

In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A large new study from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than age 10 transmit to others much l

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