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Iran jails French academic six years

Iran jails French academic six years Adelkhah is a research director at Sciences Po university in Paris and an expert on Iran and Shi'ite Islam. France is demanding Adelkhah's immediate release, calling her conviction politically motivated; Iran has rejected France's call as an interference into Tehran's internal affairs. [Full Article...]

Fourth tranche of economic package will boost job opportunities: PM Modi

Fourth tranche of economic package will boost job opportunities: PM Modi The Prime Minister emphasised on India becoming self-reliant, a point he has been stressing in nearly all speeches he has made since the crisis began. "PM's call to make #AtmanirbharBharat will play a major role in achieving self-reliance in all spheres of life, including the economy in the post-Covid times", said Malu in a statement here. [Full Article...]

Cody Latimer arrested: Washington Redskins wide receiver booked on multiple charges

Cody Latimer arrested: Washington Redskins wide receiver booked on multiple charges He was released later Saturday from the Douglas County Detention Facility on Saturday after posting $25,000 bond. Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department were called to the apartment shortly after midnight and apprehended the professional athlete. [Full Article...]

US COVID-19 cases surpass 1.4 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 cases surpass 1.4 mln -- Johns Hopkins University But a government whistleblower warned Thursday that the US faces its "darkest winter in modern history" unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the virus. In the United States, there are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases, and almost 85,000 people have died. States are opening slowly in phases and enacting strict social distancing plans to help prevent a second wave of infections ... [Full Article...]

Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France

Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France He had been sought for years and almost escaped an operation to arrest him in 1997 and in 2003, the non-profit organisation TRIAL International has said. Star reports that Kabuga was living under a false identity in a flat in Asnieres-Sur-Seine, near Paris before his arrest on Saturday, May 16, 2020. [Full Article...]

COVID-19 cases in India cross 81,000, over 2,600 deaths reported

COVID-19 cases in India cross 81,000, over 2,600 deaths reported According to a survey released on Saturday done by Agewell Foundation an NGO working for elderly's welfare stated that 70% elderly were either already facing health complications or fearing to develop some medical complications due to current Covid-19 lock down restrictions while they also fear to catch the infection. [Full Article...]

India's Covid-19 cases surpasses 80000 mark, deaths rise to 2649

India's Covid-19 cases surpasses 80000 mark, deaths rise to 2649 India reported 100 more deaths, besides fresh 3,967 positive cases were reported since Thursday in the country, said the official data issued by India's federal health ministry. Experts state that while the total number of cases reached 85,940, the recovery rate is above 35 percent in the country. Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases - 29,100, followed by Tamil Nadu - 10,108, Gujarat - 9,9... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump refutes health expert’s warning on lifting restrictions

Donald Trump refutes health expert’s warning on lifting restrictions There's no reason that we need to wait on a vaccination either for them to re-open- that would certainly be much also long, as well as mess up the education and learning of numerous youngsters, throughout any age teams. You're having bedlam already in the streets. The president said: "I pointed to you and you didn't respond". While Fauci recently warned that officials shouldn't be "cavalier" a... [Full Article...]

Pediatric inflammatory illness linked to coronavirus

Pediatric inflammatory illness linked to coronavirus New York governor Andrew Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing on Thursday that the New York State Department of Health was now looking at 110 cases of a COVID-19 related illness in children, similar to the Kawasaki disease or toxic shock-like syndrome, describing the situation as "serious and concerning". [Full Article...]

Trump Reportedly Fires State Department Inspector General Allegedly Investigating Pompeo

Trump Reportedly Fires State Department Inspector General Allegedly Investigating Pompeo Linick is said to have started an investigation against Mike Pompeo and wife Susan after suspecting that they were abusing their power in the office. Also, during the January 2020 impeachment proceedings against Trump, Linick gave House members documents that the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani had handed to the State Department. [Full Article...]

McConnell: US Republicans open to future possible coronavirus relief bill

McConnell: US Republicans open to future possible coronavirus relief bill McConnel responded to questions in qwhich an expalaination of his perceptoion of the Obama game-paln for pandemic. "It's part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty", Obama said in the audio. "They did leave behind a plan". The White House has not said whether Trump - a harsh critic of the use of FISA warrants during the special counsel's Russian F... [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger Rooms Now Available on Desktop, Mobile

Facebook Messenger Rooms Now Available on Desktop, Mobile Participants will not require a Facebook account or the Messenger app to join a call, and they will be able to access rooms via their browser. Facebook noted the ability to host up to 50 people is being rolled out gradually, so it might take some time to become available on your device. [Full Article...]

5 quake rattles western Nevada, felt at Lake Tahoe

5 quake rattles western Nevada, felt at Lake Tahoe The Mineral County Sheriff's Office says they have not had any reports of damage, but deputies are out patrolling the area. Cracks have been spotted along US 95 in Esmeralda County following a magnitude-6.5 natural disaster on Friday, May 15, 2020 . [Full Article...]

Trump Hopes for Covid-19 Vaccine by End of Year, 'Maybe Before'

With Operation Warp Speed, President Trump is trying to push the development of a vaccine sooner than the 12-18 month timeframe. "This will eliminate any unnecessary delay and enable us to begin providing Americans with a proven vaccine", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Covid antibody test a 'positive development'

Covid antibody test a 'positive development' They found the Abbot test was between 99.73% and 100% specific for antibodies that appear in the blood as the immune system fights Covid-19 infection. The association says that while these tests may play an important role in determining the overall prevalence of COVID-19 in the USA population, including asymptomatic infection, limitations exist in using them to identify prior infection in individu... [Full Article...]

Facebook acquires Giphy for reported $400m

Facebook acquires Giphy for reported $400m In announcing the deal, the social media giant said that Instagram alone makes for 25% of GIPHY's typical traffic with Facebook, WhatsApp, and its other own apps making up another quarter. While GIPHY is nowhere as front-facing as those two platforms, it's a supplementary service that makes these platforms (and others like Twitter) attractive and fun to use. [Full Article...]

China asks US to 'meet halfway' after Trump threatens to cut ties

China asks US to 'meet halfway' after Trump threatens to cut ties Now US President Donald Trump has threatened to break all ties with China in view of the spread of Coronavirus worldwide. Trump has previously often said he has a good relationship with Xi, and has been reluctant to single him out personally for criticism over coronavirus. [Full Article...]

India’s Covid-19 tracing Aarogya Setu App may not in good health

India’s Covid-19 tracing Aarogya Setu App may not in good health The staff members will also have to use the app, which is the government's Covid-19 tracker. J&K Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam had on April 14 issued guidelines for all red zones in the Union Territory and called for their mapping, including on the size of habitations, geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases, proximity to other habitations, accessibility, geographical barriers and mobili... [Full Article...]

Pandas return to China after facing shortage of food due to coronavirus

Pandas return to China after facing shortage of food due to coronavirus The zoo struggled find a quality replacement for Er Shun and Da Mao. "This was an incredibly hard decision to make but the health and well-being of the animals we love and care for always comes first", said Calgary Zoo President & CEO Dr. [Full Article...]

TSMC to build $12 billion chip factory in US

TSMC to build $12 billion chip factory in US TSMC said the manufacturing facility will utilize its 5-nanometer technology for semiconductor water fabrication and will have the capacity of 20,000 chip wafer per month. Construction is planned to begin in 2021 with production targeted to start in 2024. The changes are meant to protect national security, the agency said. [Full Article...]


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