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UK, Germany Start Trials of COVID-19 Vaccine

BERLIN: The race to develop an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus gathered pace this week, as clinical trials on humans were approved in Germany and launched in the UK. Though there are now around 150 development projects worldwide, the German and British plans are among only five clinical trials ...

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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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Stephen Hawking’s ventilator donated to British hospital

LONDON: The family of the renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has donated his ventilator to help treat hospital patients with novel coronavirus, it said on Wednesday. Hawking died in 2018 aged 76 after a glittering career dedicated to unlocking the secrets of the universe, despite a life-long battle with a ...

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Pompeo presses China to allow lab inspections amid pandemic

WASHINGTON:  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday pressed China to allow inspectors into sensitive laboratories, voicing concern about their security amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Pompeo has refused to rule out that the deadly virus leaked out of a laboratory in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, a scenario ...

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Finland extends bans on large public gatherings until July

HELSINKI: Gatherings of more than 500 people will be banned until the end of July but other restrictions could be lifted soon, Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin said. Current emergency legislation forbidding groups of more than ten people in public is due to expire on May 13 and unless it ...

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Mouni Roy stranded in Abu Dhabi

@imouniroy (Instagram)BOLLYWOOD: For more than 30 days, Bollywood star Mouni Roy has been stranded in Abu Dhabi at her best buddy’s home and re-discovering the joys of life as she practices social distancing during Covid-19 pandemic. View this post on Instagram I talk in a way I know how to ...

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Coronavirus has mutated into at least 30 variants: study

Beijing: The Wuhan-originated novel coronavirus that globally killed around 180,000 people so far, has mutated into at least 30 different genetic variations, according to a new study in China. The study conducted by professor Li Lanjuan and others from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, was published in a non-peer reviewed paper ...

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Alia Bhatt all praises for ‘Pyaar Karona’

BOLLYWOOD star Alia Bhatt has lauded Salman Khan’s song Pyar Karona as she shared the poster of it on her Instagram handle. The Raazi actor took to Instagram and shared Salman Khan’s post and lauded the song. She called it “Lovely.” Alia wrote, “So Lovely @beingsalmankhan”. Salman Khan released his ...

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WHO warns worst of coronavirus yet to come

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the “worst is yet ahead [of] us” from the novel coronavirus outbreak. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a video conference that the world must act together on a national and global scale to overcome the pandemic. He ...

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Salman Khan feels a lot like ‘Bigg Boss’ during lockdown

BOLLKYWOOD: Salman Khan enjoyed a two-day retreat in his farmhouse out in Panvel alongside his family members during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. The actor believes this experience was similar to living in the Bigg Boss house, minus the eliminations. During an interview with the Times of India, Salman spoke at ...

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