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India's Biocon secures approval use drug on coronavirus patients

India's Biocon secures approval use drug on coronavirus patients

India's Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, the biopharmaceutical company said
7/11/2020 5:31:38 PM
HIA voted 'Second-best international airport in the World'

HIA voted 'Second-best international airport in the World'

Travel + Leisure, the world renowned travel magazine has published the 2020 World’s Best Awards results, where Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been voted the ‘Second best airport in the world’.
7/11/2020 5:07:00 PM
We face famine or virus: Syria's displaced alarmed at aid impasse

We face famine or virus: Syria's displaced alarmed at aid impasse

After surviving months of bombardment, Nasr Sultan now fears his 10 children may starve or catch coronavirus as a divided UN holds up a renewal of cross-border humanitarian aid to rebel-held northwest Syria.
7/11/2020 4:45:54 PM
British pilot to fly home after 4-month virus battle in Vietnam

British pilot to fly home after 4-month virus battle in Vietnam

A British pilot who spent more than two months on life support in Vietnam after contracting Covid-19 was on his way home Saturday, astounding doctors who gave him just ten percent chance of survival.
7/11/2020 4:36:15 PM
China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on Saturday.
7/11/2020 4:25:56 PM
Mali tense after deadly anti-government protests

Mali tense after deadly anti-government protests

Tensions ran high in Mali Saturday, a day after deadly mass protests seeking the ouster of the fragile nation's president, as the opposition vowed to turn up the heat until he quits.
7/11/2020 4:20:25 PM
498 new cases of coronavirus in Qatar, 701 recoveries

498 new cases of coronavirus in Qatar, 701 recoveries

498 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were announced today. 701 people have recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours ...
7/11/2020 2:35:40 PM
Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday.
7/11/2020 1:44:18 PM
California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.
7/11/2020 12:20:50 PM
Some 4,000 volunteer to test coronavirus vaccine in German study

Some 4,000 volunteer to test coronavirus vaccine in German study

Some 4,000 volunteers have registered as subjects for a coronavirus vaccination study at the University Hospital in the south-western German city of Tuebingen.
7/11/2020 11:24:19 AM
Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections under shadow of security law

Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections under shadow of security law

Hong Kong's opposition camp set up polling booths across the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday for primary elections aimed at selecting democracy candidates ...
7/11/2020 10:56:28 AM
WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

The World Health Organisation has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp fresh restrictions on citizens.
7/11/2020 10:25:50 AM
Floods, landslides kill 40 in Nepal, many missing

Floods, landslides kill 40 in Nepal, many missing

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday.
7/11/2020 9:56:42 AM
French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

A French bus driver who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died, his family said, sparking tributes from political leaders who condemned his ‘cowardly’ attackers.
7/11/2020 9:42:51 AM
The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth's nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings.
7/11/2020 8:53:44 AM
US sets record for new Covid cases third day in a row at over 69,000

US sets record for new Covid cases third day in a row at over 69,000

New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co stuck to its plans to reopen ...
7/11/2020 8:31:15 AM
Dowrich puts WI in control of 1st Test

Dowrich puts WI in control of 1st Test

Ben Stokes led England’s attack with 4-49 but the tourists still posted a first innings lead of 114
7/11/2020 2:48:08 AM
Increase in court sessions will speed up the litigation process, say lawyers

Increase in court sessions will speed up the litigation process, say lawyers

The recently issued decision of HE the Head of the Court of First Instance to increase the number of court sessions, when implemented from August 16, will almost double these from 84 at present to 171 sessions a week, covering civilian, family, misdemeanour and criminal cases.
7/11/2020 2:45:30 AM
Govt allows pillion riding on motorcycles for couples

Govt allows pillion riding on motorcycles for couples

Pillion riding (back riding) in motorcycles for couples, has been allowed by the government since yesterday, Malacanang said.
7/11/2020 2:38:48 AM
Lawmakers block licence bid for top broadcaster

Lawmakers block licence bid for top broadcaster

Philippine lawmakers rejected the renewal of a 25-year licence for country’s top broadcaster yesterday, outraging activists who saw the move to keep ABS-CBN Corp off the air as part of a political vendetta on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte.
7/11/2020 2:37:07 AM
Furore after police shoot gangster dead

Furore after police shoot gangster dead

Police shot dead one of the country’s most wanted gangsters yesterday, just a day after his dramatic arrest, sparking accusations of a staged extrajudicial killing.
7/11/2020 2:33:35 AM
Government not to join EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme

Government not to join EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme

The government has turned down the chance to join a 2.4bn euro ($2.7bn) European Union plan to secure advance purchases of promising Covid-19 vaccines, saying the EU would not allow it any role in decision-making.
7/11/2020 2:31:04 AM
Money talks: US town prints own currency to boost coronavirus relief

Money talks: US town prints own currency to boost coronavirus relief

Tucked away under lock and key in a former railroad depot turned small-town museum in the US state of Washington, a wooden printing press cranked back to life to mint currency after nearly 90 dormant years.
7/11/2020 2:25:00 AM
US pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

US pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life — by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention centre where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador.
7/11/2020 2:22:05 AM
Why US can’t end the Saudi, UAE-led blockade on Qatar

Why US can’t end the Saudi, UAE-led blockade on Qatar

A July 9 report on Fox News which claimed that the United Arab Emirates has held up a deal crafted by US officials to end a key aspect of the three-year blockade of Qatar by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt has refocused attention on the difficulties of ending an increasingly entrenched dis
7/11/2020 2:20:18 AM
Covid-19 positive cases jump to over 243,500

Covid-19 positive cases jump to over 243,500

Pakistan has overtaken Italy when it comes to the number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country, becoming the 11th worst-affected country by the pandemic, data from the John Hopkins University revealed yesterday.
7/11/2020 1:38:04 AM
Bolivia’s interim President Anez tests positive for virus

Bolivia’s interim President Anez tests positive for virus

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez announced that she has tested positive for coronavirus.
7/11/2020 1:34:56 AM
Venice completes first test of all flood barriers

Venice completes first test of all flood barriers

Venice’s long awaited flood defence system designed to protect the lagoon city from damaging waters during high tides yesterday survived a first test of its 78 barriers.
7/11/2020 1:31:53 AM
Sweden ex-envoy cleared in China dissident case

Sweden ex-envoy cleared in China dissident case

A Stockholm court yesterday cleared Sweden’s former ambassador to Beijing of charges of overstepping her mandate by trying to negotiate the release of a Chinese dissident.
7/11/2020 1:30:34 AM
Netherlands takes Russia to top court over MH17 downing

Netherlands takes Russia to top court over MH17 downing

The Netherlands said yesterday it would take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its role in bringing down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, killing nearly 300 people.
7/11/2020 1:29:07 AM
Mayor’s case shows scale of South Korea’s gender issues

Mayor’s case shows scale of South Korea’s gender issues

The magnitude of South Korea’s sexism problem has been illustrated by the case of a top politician and women’s rights advocate who was accused of sexual harassment then took his own life, activists say.
7/11/2020 1:26:31 AM
Australia puts cap on number of citizens returning as virus surges

Australia puts cap on number of citizens returning as virus surges

Australia will halve the number of citizens allowed to return home from overseas each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday, as authorities struggle to contain a Covid-19 outbreak in the country’s second most populous city.
7/11/2020 1:25:28 AM