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NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

  • May 31, 2020

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

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Germany blasted Trump's decision to sever ties with the WHO saying it will harm global health

  • May 30, 2020

Germany on Saturday blasted US President Donald Trump's decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization, describing it as "disappointing" and a setback for global health. The WHO "needs reform" if it is to "make any difference", Health Minister Jens Spahn said in a

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WHO launches COVID-19 IP pool with 30 countries

  • May 29, 2020

World Health Organisation (WHO) with thirty countries launched an initiative on Friday aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. While the developing nations' push, called the COVID-19 Tec

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Spain sees no reason to stop the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID-19 patients

  • May 28, 2020

The Spanish health officials have said it sees no reason to stop the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the potentially dangerous medicine touted as a Covid-19 treatment by the US president. Several European nations, including France, Italy, and Belgium, have decided to suspend prescription of the anti-malaria

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US and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations

  • May 28, 2020

The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over China’s plan to impose new national security legislation on the territory.

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Global coronavirus death toll rises to 352,295, more than 5.6 million cases recorded worldwide

  • May 27, 2020

More than 5.6 million cases of the coronavirus infection have been officially declared in the world in which more than two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to a tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University. On Wednesday, the cases stood at 5,689,220 according to Johns Hopkins Universit

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Afghanistan released first group of 100 Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

  • May 26, 2020

Afghan government released the first group of 100 Taliban prisoners Monday as part of the government's response to a surprise, three-day ceasefire the insurgents called to mark the Eid al-Fitr festival. The pause in fighting, only the second of it

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says security laws will not affect their rights and freedoms

  • May 26, 2020

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that Beijing’s proposed national security laws would not trample on the city’s rights and freedoms and called on citizens to wait to see the details of the legislation. Lam added her voice to an unpr

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Afghanistan: PM pledges to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners

  • May 25, 2020

President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting on Sunday announced that the government will release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the Taliban's calling for a three-day ceasefire, and the president also pledged to take further steps in the peace process. 

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