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Why US rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is tweeting in Bangla

July 31, 2020 1:04:36 am

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s official account has posted two tweets in Bangla and Spanish.

Former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan dies

July 30, 2020 10:51:56 pm

Taipei Veterans General Hospital said Lee died Thursday evening after suffering from infections, cardiac problems and organ failure since being hospitalized in February.

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake shakes Los Angeles, but no damage

July 30, 2020 10:42:16 pm

The quake was mostly felt in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, according to the USGS citizen reporting system, but a few reports came from more distant locations.

Scientists map how coronavirus spreads indoor via aerosol

July 30, 2020 7:15:54 pm

The researchers, including Jiarong Hong from the University of Minnesota in the US, modelled indoor airborne virus transmission via aerosols, which are tiny droplets ejected from people's mouths when they exhale, speak, or cough.

US economy shrank at record-breaking 33 per cent rate last quarter

July 30, 2020 10:16:35 pm

Last quarter’s drop followed a 5 per cent fall in the January-March quarter, during which the economy officially entered a recession triggered by the virus, ending an 11-year economic expansion, the longest on record in the United States.

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Donald Trump calls for ‘delay’ to 2020 presidential election amid claims of voting fraud

July 30, 2020 7:00:10 pm

The dates of federal elections are set by Congress, and the Constitution makes no provisions for a delay to the Jan. 20, 2021 presidential inauguration.

Johnson & Johnson starts human safety trial for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate

July 30, 2020 5:44:04 pm

“This gives us confidence that we can test a single-shot vaccine in this epidemic and learn whether it has a protective effect in humans,” Dr. Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

Almost 30 million in US didn’t have enough to eat last week

Almost 30 million in US didn’t have enough to eat last week

July 30, 2020 3:44:38 pm

Other high-frequency data, including Household Pulse jobs numbers, indicate that the US economic recovery may be stalling out at virus cases spike around the country and states roll back their reopening plans.

Lord Ram’s images to be displayed in Times Square to celebrate Aug 5 Ram Temple groundbreaking

July 30, 2020 3:38:26 pm

Beginning from 8 AM on August 5 till 10 PM, images of the words 'Jai Shri Ram' in Hindi and English, Lord Ram's portraits and videos, 3D portraits of the temple's design and architecture as well as pictures of the laying of the foundation stone by Modi will be displayed across several billboards.

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Trump says India, China and Russia don’t take care of their air

July 30, 2020 2:34:48 pm

"For years and years, we put other countries first, and we now put America first. As we have seen in cities and towns across our nation, it's not just Texas oil that the radical Democrats want to destroy; they want to destroy our country," he said.

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US senators express concern about TikTok over election security

July 30, 2020 2:27:08 pm

The senators wrote that they are greatly concerned that the Chinese Communist Party could use its control over TikTok to distort or manipulate these conversations to sow discord among Americans and to achieve its preferred political outcomes.

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Mysterious coronavirus outbreak catches Vietnam by surprise

July 30, 2020 12:20:09 pm

The surge of the coronavirus in Vietnam, which has so far recorded fewer than 450 cases, revealed the dangers of the virus even in places that appeared to have done most everything right in their battle against contagion.

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Japan court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

July 30, 2020 11:00:29 am

The US dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing 140,000 people and almost destroying the entire city. The plaintiffs were in areas northwest of the ground zero where radioactive black rain fell hours after the bomb was dropped.

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Ghislaine Maxwell seeks appeal of judge’s order to unseal documents

July 30, 2020 10:27:53 am

Her sworn testimony and other evidence were collected as part of a defamation suit filed by Virginia Guiffre, who claims Maxwell and Epstein lured her into becoming the financier’s sex slave when she was 16. She sued Maxwell for calling her account “obvious lies.” The lawsuit was settled out of court.

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US Congressional committee passes bill to promote Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr’s legacies

July 30, 2020 9:38:06 am

The Act authorises the US State Department, in cooperation with the Indian government, to establish an annual educational forum for scholars from both countries that focuses on the legacies of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Threat from Chinese Communist Party very real: Mike Pompeo

July 30, 2020 9:01:46 am

Pompeo also expressed hope that the Chinese will decide that their commitments under the Phase one trade deal must be complied with. "Will wait and see if they come through with their obligations there," he noted.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro keeps mum at first event since recovery

July 30, 2020 8:49:29 am

Brazil's president is typically last to address at the presidential palace, but Bolsonaro only watched the event recognizing women who work in rural areas around Latin America and left the room once it ended. He wore a mask throughout the event.

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise

July 30, 2020 1:32:45 am

Although state television documentaries have focused on operations underground at the bases, all have avoided showing geographic details revealing their locations.

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Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

July 29, 2020 6:03:23 pm

Coordinated by the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the #NoDenyingIt campaign uses Facebook itself to make the survivors' entreaties to Zuckerberg heard, posting one video per day urging him to remove Holocaust-denying groups, pages and posts as hate speech.

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North Korea thinks he brought Covid-19. The South wanted to arrest him

July 29, 2020 2:33:59 pm

What happened to Kim after he crossed is unknown. North Korea said Sunday that he was in quarantine, accusing him of creating “the dangerous situation in Kaesong City that may lead to a deadly and destructive disaster.”

Australia Says Chinese Students Are Targets in ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scams

Australia Says Chinese Students Are Targets in ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scams

July 29, 2020 1:34:56 pm

Since at least the 1990s, criminal gangs from Taiwan and China to Mexico and Cuba have been persuading families to pay ransom for simulated kidnappings.

Virgin Galactic Unveils a Spaceship Cabin Fit for the Very Rich

Virgin Galactic Unveils a Spaceship Cabin Fit for the Very Rich

July 29, 2020 12:55:08 pm

Virgin Galactic plans to fly five spaceships in coming years and to expand internationally.

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Indians lead in acquiring Australian citizenship in 2019-20

July 29, 2020 12:21:07 pm

Out of the over 200,000 people who became Australian citizens in 2019-2020, 38,209 were Indians, the highest number on record, followed by 25,011 Britishers, 14,764 Chinese and 8821 Pakistanis.

Racist? French cafe pulls "African," "Chinese" ice creams

Racist? French cafe pulls “African,” “Chinese” ice creams

July 29, 2020 12:20:02 pm

“We are not 'racist.' We respect everyone!” they wrote in their Facebook post.

COVID-19: China sees over 100 cases for 1st time in over 3 months amidst fear of second wave

COVID-19: China sees over 100 cases for 1st time in over 3 months amidst fear of second wave

July 29, 2020 12:02:35 pm

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported 89 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the regional health commission said.