Friday, 29 May 2020

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Coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said the coronavirus pandemic is a worse “attack” on the United States than either Pearl Harbor or 9/11, taking aim once again at China, which he said should have stopped the disease in its tracks. The president has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing ...

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Data Showing 30 Million US Job Losses From COVID-19

NEW YORK: Wall Street’s main stock indexes were down about 1 percent in Thursday’s early trade after data showed that nearly 30 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the broadest equities gauge on the New York Stock Exchange, was down 1. 2 percent at 24,327 by 9:32 AM ...

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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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Iran says it launched military satellite as Trump threatens ships

TEHRAN: Iran said it put its first military satellite into orbit Wednesday, making it an emerging “world power”, as the US issued new threats amid rising naval tensions in the Gulf. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps hailed the launch as a milestone, in the face of intense US pressure and ...

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Pakistani doctors get approval for plasma therapy clinical trial

ISLAMABAD: With coronavirus vaccine at least 12-18 months away and sharp rise in cases, Pakistan is beginning clinical trials of a potentially promising therapy to treat patients infected with Covid-19. Pakistan’s Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved convalescent plasma (CP) treatment for patients with serious Covid-19 infections “after ...

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New York now burying coronavirus victims in mass graves

LONDON: The victims of Covid-19 in New York have been buried in mass graves as the city struggles to cope with the coronavirus. Shocking images taken from a drone show workers using ladders to climb into a huge pit on Hart Island, off the Bronx. The area has been used ...

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United States coronavirus deaths top 12,500 in single-day

WASHINGTON/LONDON: President Donald Trump threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that spawned the global coronavirus pandemic. As the United States suffered a record total of nearly 2,000 ...

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India agrees to export malaria drug after Trump threat

AFP – File PhotoNEW DELHI: India on Tuesday announced to ease restrictions on export of a malaria drug seen as a potential coronavirus treatment, after US President Donald Trump hinted at “retaliation”. Citing domestic needs, India banned on Saturday exports of hydroxychloroquine which has shown early promise against COVID-19 in ...

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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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China warns US over Uighur bill, raising doubts over trade deal

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China warned that US legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war. Expectations of a quick deal had receded already, after US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday ...

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