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Brazil’s COVID-19 Death Count Surpasses 90,000

Brazil: Experts say under-testing probably means the real numbers are much higher (File) Rio de Janeiro: Brazil registered record daily numbers of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus Wednesday, sending its overall death count surging past 90,000 people. The country, which has been hit harder than any except the United States in the pandemic, […]

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UK Funds Multimillion-Pound Studies To Probe Ethnicity Link With COVID-19

COVID-19: Study will examine why people from BAME backgrounds are at a higher risk London: New projects worth around 4.3 million pounds have received the UK government funding to help explain and mitigate the disproportionately adverse COVID-19 impact and higher death rate among the country’s ethnic minorities, including those of Indian origin. The UK Research […]

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Professor Who Criticised Xi Jinping To Fight Prostitution Charges: Lawyer

Xu Zhangrun was fired after he criticised President Xi Jinping. Beijing: A prominent Chinese legal scholar who was detained and then fired after criticising President Xi Jinping hopes to clear his name by overturning a prostitution charge brought against him by police, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Xu Zhangrun, a former constitutional law professor at […]

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US Imposes Sanctions On Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Son

Will continue to hold Bashar al-Assad (above), his regime accountable for their atrocities: Mike Pompeo Washington: The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, extending efforts to block funds for the war-torn country’s regime. Hafez al-Assad, 18, named after his grandfather, will not be allowed to travel or […]

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TikTok Slams Facebook “Attacks”, Says “We Are Not The Enemy”

We’re responsible, committed members of the American community: TikTok chief executive (Representational) Washington: TikTok pushed back Wednesday at what it called “maligning attacks” by Facebook as the fast-growing video-sharing app claimed it helps competition in the US market. The comments by TikTok came hours ahead of a hotly anticipated antitrust hearing with the top executives […]

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China-Backed Hackers Target Vatican Network, Says US Cybersecurity Firm

A Vatican spokesperson had no immediate comment. Beijing: Hackers linked to the Chinese government have infiltrated Vatican computer networks, including the Roman Catholic Church’s Hong Kong-based representative, a US firm that tracks state-backed cyber attacks said on Wednesday. It said the attacks began in May. The Vatican and Beijing were expected to engage in talks this […]