Saturday, 11 July 2020

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China rejects new U.S. invite to join nuclear talks

BEIJING: China on Friday rejected a new US invitation to join arms control talks with Russia, complaining that Washington had continued to “pester” Beijing over the issue. President Donald Trump’s administration has demanded that China take part in talks on a successor to the New START treaty, which caps the ...

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WHO Issues New Guidelines On COVID-19 Airborne Transmission

LONDON: Days after researchers claimed that the novel Coronavirus is ‘airborne’, the World Health Organisation acknowledged some reports of transmission of the virus but also emphasized that more evidence in terms of research was required to say that the virus is in the air. In its latest transmission guidance, the WHO acknowledged that ...

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Jacqueline Fernandez is battling ‘major anxiety’ with yoga

BOLLYWOOD: The coronavirus-led lockdown has impacted people’s mental health adversely for reasons ranging from job loss to being all alone confined at home, away from friends and family members, among others. The ongoing crisis has led to anxiety and other mental health issues in people across the world.   View this post on ...

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China invalidates Pompeo’s allegations on virus widespread

BEIJING: China refuted United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks in which he claimed China had not told the world the truth about COVID-19, saying the remarks had once again exposed Pompeo’s nature of lying and cheating. “Speaking of credibility, the United States, under the banner of ‘America first’, had repeatedly ...

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France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident

PARIS/BRUSSELS: For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The incident unfolded quickly in the eastern Mediterranean on June 10, when a French frigate under NATO command tried to inspect a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship suspected of smuggling ...

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United States formally starts withdrawal from WHO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the UN body s response to the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The United States is the largest financial contributor to the WHO – which leads the fight on ...

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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

SYDNEY: The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has ...

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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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At least 166 killed in Ethiopia protests

ADDIS ABABA: At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police said. Pop star Hachalu, a member of the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest, was shot dead by unknown attackers in Addis Ababa on Monday ...

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