Friday, 3 July 2020

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Swiss authorise remdesivir for wide use against virus

GENEVA: Switzerland announced that COVID-19 patients beyond those on clinical trials could be given remdesivir, the first drug shown to be relatively effective in treating the new coronavirus. At least two major US studies have shown that the anti-viral drug can reduce the duration of hospital stays for those suffering ...

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Hong Kong security law sails through Chinese parliament

HONG KONG: China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

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Joe Root to miss first West Indies Test

LONDON: England skipper Joe Root will miss next week s first Test against the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday. Root will leave the training camp at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday to be with his wife Carrie, who is expecting the couple s second child later ...

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Joe Root reminds England of Windies’ bowling depth

LONDON: England batsmen must prepare well if they are to get the better of a “formidable” West Indies bowling attack in the three-test series next month, captain Joe Root has said. West Indies will be banking heavily on their pace attack in England to defend the Wisden Trophy which they ...

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Mark Wood: Bio-secure environment like sci-fi movie

MANCHESTER: Mark Wood said he felt like he was in a science fiction film after entering England´s bio-secure training ´bubble´ ahead of next month´s Test series against the West Indies. Durham fast bowler Wood is one of 29 England cricketers currently at Hampshire´s Ageas Bowl, the venue for the first ...

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Thailand, Myanmar burn billions in seized drugs

KATHMANDU: More than $US839 million ($1.2 billion) worth of seized illegal drugs have been destroyed in Myanmar to mark the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Myanmar, along with Laos and Thailand is part of South-East Asia’s Golden Triangle and has long been a hub of illicit ...

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Florida Woman sues for paternity test on goats

ODESSA, Fla: A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit seeking either a paternity test on her goats or a refund – and she’s not kidding. Kris Hedstrom filed the suit against her neighbor, Heather Dayner, last month seeking DNA for the goats she purchased. Hedstrom paid Dayner $900 for five ...

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Regret casual attitude that led to my ban: Shakib

DHAKA: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan deeply regrets his “silly mistake” of not reporting a corrupt approach by an Indian bookie to the ICC, leading to his one year suspension from the game. Shakib was banned for two years, one year of it suspended, for failing to report corrupt approaches ...

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The Week in Pictures

A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO: REUTERS , A Covid-19 testing lab built with an air-inflated structure went into trial operation on Monday at a sports venue in Daxing District of Beijing to address the city’s rising demand for nucleic acid tests after ...

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Police say 2 dead and 7 wounded in North Carolina shooting

CHARLOTTE: Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city, police said. Charlotte police initially tweeted early Monday that one person had been pronounced dead at the scene and several others had gunshot wounds, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters ...

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