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Study sheds light on immunity to viral illness

03 July 2020

Stockholm - People testing negative for coronavirus antibodies may still have some immunity, a study has suggested. Read More


COVID-19 cases spike in 37 states in America

02 July 2020

Washington - More than three dozen states in America were seeing a rise in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, according to a Reuters analysis on Thursday, the latest grim sign that the coronavirus pandemic, once thought to be waning, was again spreading rapidly. Read More


FBI charges Epstein's former girlfriend

02 July 2020

London - British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged in the United States after being arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Read More


More than 100 killed in landslide at Myanmar mine

02 July 2020

Myanmar - A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 126 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake and buried many workers under mud and water. Read More


Putin can run until 2036, voters say

02 July 2020

MOSCOW – Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. Read More


COVID-19 cases spiking in parts of Australia

01 July 2020

MELBOURNE – Authorities will lock down around 300 000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia’s second most populous state. Read More


White House faces pressure over alleged bounty scheme

30 June 2020

Washington - The White House sought to play down reports it knew Russia had paid the Taliban bounties to kill United States troops, promising to brief Democrats on June 30 after being accused of only sharing information with President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans.... Read More


EU lists 'safe countries'

29 June 2020

The EU has named 14 countries whose citizens are deemed "safe" to be let in from July 1, despite the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - but the US, Brazil and China are excluded. Read More


US Supreme Court strikes down strict Louisiana abortion law

29 June 2020

Washington - The United States Supreme Court defended abortion rights in a major ruling on Monday by striking down a Louisiana law placing restrictions on doctors who perform the procedure, leaving anti-abortion advocates and the White House bitterly disappointed. Read More


Boeing prepares for 737 Max tests

29 June 2020

Washington - Boeing's bid to see its 737 Max return to the skies faces a pivotal week with flight safety tests expected to begin. Read More


EU shares ambitious plans for space exploration

29 June 2020

Paris - The European Union (EU) will plough more money into rocket launches, satellite communication and space exploration to preserve its often unsung successes in space and keep up with United States and Chinese ambitions, its space chief said on Sunday. Read More


Scientist says UK on 'knife edge' as PM outlines ease in restrictions

28 June 2020

London - The UK remains "on a knife edge" and must act "sensibly" over the summer months to stop a second wave of coronavirus, a scientist has warned. Read More


More than 10 million COVID-19 cases globally

28 June 2020

Beijing – Global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases exceeded ten million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months. Read More


No quarantine from low-risk countries, says UK

28 June 2020

LONDON – Britain will ditch a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from countries it deems to be lower risk for COVID-19, the government said on Friday. Read More


US records daily high of 40 000 virus cases

26 June 2020

Washington – The United States recorded an all-time daily high of 40 000 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on Thursday, figures from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) show. Read More


Lightning strikes kill more than 100

26 June 2020

New Delhi - More than 100 people in northern India have been killed by dozens of lightning strikes across two states in recent days, officials say. Read More


WHO worried by increase in COVID-19 infections in Europe

25 June 2020

Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for the first time in months as restrictions are eased, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on June 25. Read More


Trump gains ground on deportation

25 June 2020

WASHINGTON - The United States Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced the ability of President Donald Trump’s administration to quickly deport illegal immigrants including asylum seekers with limited judicial review, handing him a victory in a case involving one of his... Read More


Putin pushing for longer stay in office

25 June 2020

MOSCOW – Russians on Thursday will begin casting their ballots in a seven-day vote on sweeping reforms that could clear the way for President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin until 2036 if re-elected, an exercise that critics call a constitutional coup. Read More


Warning thousands could have lung damage

24 June 2020

London - Tens of thousands of people will need to be recalled to hospital after a serious Covid-19 infection to check if they have been left with permanent lung damage, doctors have told the BBC. Read More


Major quake rattles Mexico, two killed

23 June 2020

MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least two people, buckling paved roads, and cutting off isolated villages. Read More


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