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China Tried To Steal Vaccine Research From US University: Investigators

Congressman said the Chinese are actively trying to steal the vaccine for COVID-19. (Representational) Washington: Amid worsening ties between US and China, the University of Texas, whose work has contributed to some promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates has been contacted by FBI over allegations that Chinese consulate in Houston had sought to obtain such research, reported […]

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US Warns Of “Consequences” If Brazil Picks Huawei 5G

Britain announced earlier it would remove Huawei equipment from its 5G network (File) Sao Paulo, Brazil: The US ambassador in Brasilia warned of “consequences” if Brazil chooses Chinese telecoms company Huawei to develop its 5G network, in an interview published Wednesday. “I wouldn’t say there would be retaliation, but there would be consequences” if Brazil […]

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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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“God’s Own Angels In White PPE Units”: Coronavirus-Positive Amitabh Bachchan’s Shout-Out To Healthcare Workers From Hospital

Amitabh Bachchan shared this photo. (Image courtesy: srbachchan) Highlights “They take time out to pray for who they struggle to cure”: Big B “This be their prayer everyday,” he wrote and shared photos of prayers Big B is currently admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital New Delhi: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently being […]