COVID-19: WHO CAUTIONS RUSSIA ON VACCINE CONCERN OVER COMPROMISE ON SAFETY

Tue 11 August 2020: WHO spokesman comments after President Putin says Russia has registered world’s first coronavirus vaccine GENEVA (AA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, but cautioned that progress in fight against the virus should not compromise on safety. Commenting on Russian […]

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM WARNS AGAINST ‘TOO EARLY’ REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

Tue 11 August 2020: ISTANBUL (AA) – Reopening schools “too early” in developing countries could undermine the gains made so far in curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus, a World Economic Forum report said. Children are very unlikely to die from the novel coronavirus but they live with adults and elders — particularly in developing […]

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TRUMP ABRUPTLY PAUSES PRESS BRIEFING AFTER SHOOTING NEAR WHITE HOUSE

Tue 11 August 2020: Secret Service agent escorts US president to Oval Office after opening fire on individual outside White House WASHINGTON (AA) – US President Donald Trump was abruptly whisked away from an evening news conference Monday after the Secret Service opened fire on an individual outside the White House. After returning to the James S. […]

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US HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE QUITTING OR GETTING FIRED AMID OUTBREAK

Mon 10 August 2020: Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases burned out, dozens of state and local public health officials around the country have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak. California’s public health director, Dr Sonia Angell, quit without explanation on Sunday following a technical glitch that caused a delay […]

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WHO: LEADERS NEED TO EMBRACE NEW MEASURES TO TURN THE OUTBREAK AROUND

Mon 10 August 2020: WHO top official says ‘there are green shoots of hope’ in turning outbreak around Behind the rising numbers of registered novel coronavirus cases and deaths — both expected this week to reach 20 million and 750,000, respectively — is “a great deal of pain and suffering,” and leaders need to embrace […]

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EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN HALAL TOURISM AMID PANDEMIC: EXPERT

Mon 10 August 2020: Halal tourism understands need for privacy which gives it edge, says tour operator ANTALYA, Turkey (AA) – With the pandemic looming over vacationers, there has been growing interest in halal tourism which offers greater privacy, an international tour operator said. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Emrullah Ahmet Turhan, secretary-general of […]

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BELARUS: PROTESTS BREAK OUT AFETR LONGTIME PRESIDENT LUKASHENKO DELCARED VICTORY

Mon 10 August 2020: Protests break out throughout Belarus following election, opposition push to dispute results MOSCOW – Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko has won a sixth term in office with a landslide of over 80% of the vote, the country’s election commission announced Monday. Voter turnout in Sunday’s polls was over 84%, and the results […]

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COVID-19: ENGLAND ANNOUNCES NEW RULES AS HEALTH WORKERS PROTEST FOR FAIR PAY

Sun 09 August 2020: For every 3 deaths from COVID-19 in England, national lockdown may have caused another 2, says official report LONDON (AA) – New regulations in fighting the novel coronavirus came into force in England on Saturday, as the pandemic continues to send shockwaves throughout the country. British authorities announced that a further 55 […]

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COVID-19 MAY HAVE LONGER INCUBATION PERIOD THAN PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED, SAYS SCIENTISTS

Sat 08 August 2020: The incubation period of Covid-19, which is the time after which those infected with the novel coronavirus start showing the first symptoms, could be as much as eight days — longer than previous estimates of four to five days — says a new study which involved the largest amount of patient samples to date in such an […]

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U.S. INTELLIGENCE: RUSSIA TRYING TO AID TRUMP IN ELECTION

Sat 08 August 2020: Intelligence chief William Evanina says Moscow seeks to aid Trump; China ‘expanding its influence efforts’ to bolster Biden WASHINGTON – Russia is employing “a range of measures” to undercut presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and aid US President Donald Trump ahead of November’s elections, the country’s counterintelligence chief said Friday. Moscow’s […]

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