Saturday, 8 August 2020

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Boris Johnson, fiancee announce birth of baby boy

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds announced the birth of a son on Wednesday, just two days after Johnson returned to work following hospitalization for the coronavirus. Johnson’s office said Symonds gave birth to a “healthy baby boy” in a public hospital in London on ...

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Top doctor and coronavirus survivor kills herself

NEW YORK: A New York emergency doctor who treated coronavirus patients has killed herself, with family, police and physicians linking her death to trauma faced by health care workers battling the outbreak. Lorna Breen, 49, died on Sunday from self-inflicted injuries in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she had been staying with ...

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Jacinda Ardern claimed victory against the virus

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claimed New Zealand had scored a significant victory against the spread of the coronavirus, as the country began a phased exit from lockdown. “There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand,” Ardern declared. “We have won that battle.” After nearly five weeks at ...

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Lockdowns begin to ease, cases top three million

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide soared past three million on Monday as several European nations and a handful of US states began taking steps to reopen their shuttered economies. But as schools and shops reopened in some parts of Europe, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged after ...

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Global coronavirus confirmed cases exceed 2.9m

LONDON: Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with about 2.9 million confirmed cases in 185 countries, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university’s data showed that the number of virus-linked deaths reached 203,332, while the number of people who recovered stands at 824,002. ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ”alive and well’

SEOUL: The global news media has been speculating about the possible demise of North Korea’s leader, since he missed an annual ceremony commemorating the birthday of his grandfather on 15 April. Kim Jong-un has not been publicly seen for more than two weeks now. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has ...

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Indian woman gang raped after quarantined alone in school

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman was allegedly gang raped in a school in the desert state of Rajasthan where she had been quarantined for a night by the police amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a police official said on Sunday. The incident occurred last week when the victim, a daily ...

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Boris Johnson will be back at work, spokeswoman confirmed

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus that sent him to intensive care for three nights in early April. Johnson, 55, will take back control of a government under pressure from ...

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US backs NATO call for Afghan cease-fire over COVID-19

The US’ special envoy backed NATO’s call for a humanitarian cease-fire in Afghanistan to help the country deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards lasting peace. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad welcomed the NATO statement “focused on key next steps … necessary for peace and stability ...

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UK hospital deaths from coronavirus cross 20,000

LONDON: The number of deaths in the UK hospitals from the novel coronavirus crossed the grim milestone of 20,000 on Saturday, up by 813 over the previous day, among the highest daily death tolls recorded this week. These official figures released daily by the UK’s Department of Health and Social ...

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