Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Five killed in attack on South African church, hostages freed

Five people were killed in an attack on a church west of Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday, South African police said, with some of the attackers taking hostages who were later freed. Police arrested around 40 people and seized 40 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and handguns, related to ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after his vehicle collided with a cyclist, killing him. The 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura before dawn when the incident happened, police said. Mendis has been named in the 16-player squad for a two-match home Test series ...

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US records 43,742 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

WASHINGTON: The United States notched more than 43,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, amid a surge of infections around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 43,742 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday), bringing the country’s total number of ...

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Above 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

YANGON: The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, in one of the worst ever accidents to hit the perilous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country’s lucrative but poorly regulated jade industry, which ...

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7.4 magnitude quake rocks southern Mexico, 6 killed

LA CRUCECITA: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico`s Pacific coast, killing at least six people and cutting off isolated villages, as well as causing damage to buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City. The fatalities were near the quake`s centre in Oaxaca, a mountainous state known ...

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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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WHO calls for a rapid increase dexamethasone production

LONDON: The World Health Organization called for a rapid increase in production of the steroid dexamethasone, after British clinical trials found it had life-saving potential for critically-ill coronavirus patients. Researchers led by a team from the University of Oxford administered dexamethasone to more than 2,000 severely ill patients hospitalised with ...

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