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China: 141 dead, dozens missing, millions displaced in Historic Flooding

Asia’s longest river, The Yangtze River region has seen its highest rainfall in over five decades affecting millions with deadly flooding. At least 141 people have died or are missing since the floods began last month. Over 2 million people have been displaced. The floods have submerged most of mainland China, including vast swathes of western […]

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Serbia’s health system overloaded by coronavirus patients as anti-government protests continue

The protests in Serbia entered for the 8th consecutive day against the government and the way it is handling the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of people gathered at the in front of the central prison in Belgrade to protest against the arrests made during the protests on Monday. The clashes between citizens and police injured dozens. […]

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‘Countries are headed in the wrong direction’: WHO chief warns over coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus pandemic around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to stricter healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing […]

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‘Dr Fauci is not 100% right’: White House targets US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci

Dr Anthony Fauci, US infectious disease chief is being targeted by the Trump administration as tensions rise between the health expert and the president. The White House off late has been increasingly critical of Dr Fauci, and on Sunday, an official shared a list detailing past apparent erroneous comments. Dr Fauci’s changing advice on masks […]

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17 states sue Trump administration over foreign students rule

At least seventeen US states and the District of Columbia has sued the Trump administration on Monday, seeking to block guidelines that would revoke the visas of foreign students who take classes entirely online. A rule, issued a week ago, would end months of careful planning by colleges and universities, the lawsuit claims, and could force […]

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‘Lord Ram is Nepali’: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claims Ayodhya is in Nepal

Ayodhya, the holy city where Hindus believe is the birthplace of Lord Ram, is actually a small village near Kathmandu, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claimed on Monday speaking at cultural programme. Mr. Oli also stated that Lord Ram is Nepali not Indian. “We have been oppressed a bit culturally. Facts have encroached. We […]

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Australia: NSW pub cluster raises second wave alarms

Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers travelling the country adding to fears of a second wave of the virus. The fresh surge in New South Wales comes after neighbouring Victoria forced about five million people back into lockdown […]

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Russian university completes human trials of coronavirus vaccine candidate

Russia’s Sechenov University has completed clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. The Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University said the first group of volunteers who were administered with the newly developed  vaccine candidate will be discharged this later week. The group consisted of 18 volunteers. […]

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Texas man attends “COVID-19 Party” thinking that the virus is a hoax, dies

A 30-year-old Texas man died of the novel coronavirus after attending a “COVID-19” party hosted by an infected person. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far. “Someone will be […]

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Coronavirus could remain airborne for at least 16 hours

The novel coronavirus can remain airborne in enclosed spaces for at least 16 hours after patients breathe it out. Prof Wendy Barclay of Imperial College London said there was mounting evidence the virus could be spread in an airborne way too. In an interview to the BBC Barclay said: “We do know that… the virus […]

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Mali president dissolves constitutional court; Opposition leaders arrested as anti-government protests intensity

Opposition leaders were detained and raided in Mali on Saturday following violent demonstrations against the president in the capital. Protesters erected barricades out of tyres and bits of wood to block traffic through several districts in Bamako, although numbers were well below the thousands who took to the streets and occupied state buildings on Friday. […]

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Thousands of Israelis protest against government amid coronavirus economic crisis

Thousands of Israelis gathered demonstrated in Tel Aviv, after they were angered by what they say has been an inept government response to the economic crisis that have taken during the coronavirus crisis. The police limited the number of people allowed into Tel Aviv’s Rabin square for the rally as nearby streets filled with demonstrators […]