Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Reuters

Anderson hoping to partner Broad in search of series win

MANCHESTER: England s most successful bowler James Anderson feels he and Stuart Broad should be paired together to lead the bid for a series win in the decisive test against the West Indies. The hosts are spoilt for choice ahead of Friday s start of the third test at Old Trafford with ...

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China tells UK to avoid meddling in its affairs relating to Hong Kong

BEIJING: China has urged United Kingdom to avoid meddling in its affairs after reports that Britain was poised to suspend an extradition treaty for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remark during a daily media briefing, adding that China would react resolutely to actions in the ...

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Bangladesh allows phase-3 trial of Chinese vaccine

DHAKA: For the second day in a row, the World Health organisation reported a record spike in global covid-19 cases, with 259,848 new cases in the last 24 hours. Most of the new cases were reported from the US, India, Brazil and South Africa. Bangladesh’s medical regulatory body on Sunday approved the final ...

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Broad boosts England’s victory bid in second West Indies Test

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad revived England s hopes of a series-levelling victory in the second Test with a trio of new-ball wickets even as the West Indies avoided the follow-on at Old Trafford on Sunday. The veteran paceman took three wickets for one run in 14 balls as the West Indies were ...

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TikTok considers London and other locations for headquarters

LONDON: TikTok has been in discussions with the UK government over the past few months to locate its headquarters in London, a source familiar with the matter said, as part of a strategy to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. London is among one of several locations the company is ...

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West Indies must try to win inside four days: Brian Lara

MANCHESTER: Batting great Brian Lara has said West Indies’ best chance of victory against England is to race out to an early lead and secure the win inside five days. All-rounder Jason Holder is part of the tourists’ impressive bowling attack but questions remain about their batting ahead of the ...

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Russia says deal to make UK-developed vaccine is on

MOSCOW: Russia will unveil a deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the pharmaceuticals giant and Oxford University, its wealth fund head said on Friday, adding this showed Moscow had no need to steal vaccine data. Britain, Canada and the United States said on Thursday that ...

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EU urges more flu vaccinations fearing COVID-19

BRUSSELS: The European Union executive urged member states to launch earlier and broader vaccination campaigns against flu this year to reduce the risk of simultaneous influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks in the autumn. The European Commission wants to head off the risk of hospitals being again overwhelmed by a surge of ...

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Alphabet’s Google to commit $10 billion to India

NEW DELHI: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it will spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market. The investments will be done through a so-called digitization fund, highlighting Google’s focus ...

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COVID-19 crisis may get ‘worse and worse and worse’ WHO

GENEVA/ZURICH: The World Health Organisation  warned that the new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General Tedros ...

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