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Indian police crackdown on illegal liquor suppliers after 86 die

Indian police crackdown on illegal liquor suppliers after 86 die Police Officer Roshan Lal said Saturday that 69 people died, though local media reports put the number at 86. A total of 86 people have lost their lives in the hooch tragedy, which started on Wednesday across three districts of Punjab. More than 80 people have died in recent days after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in the Indian state of Punjab, officials and reports said Saturday. [Full Article...]

Fauci: 'Cautiously optimistic' US could have coronavirus vaccine by late fall

Fauci: 'Cautiously optimistic' US could have coronavirus vaccine by late fall Rep. Maloney also asked if safety standards and scientific integrity are being compromised for speed. However, he was cautiously optimistic that a vaccine would be available until "late autumn, early winter". As CNN reported, Russian Federation intends to be the first county in the world to approve a vaccine within the next two weeks . That's led researchers to fret that the defense offered b... [Full Article...]

India says Apple, 21 firms pledge $1.5 billion investment

India says Apple, 21 firms pledge $1.5 billion investment He added that while 22 applications were received for Mobile And Electronics PLI Scheme, 40 companies have shown interest in the components scheme. The worldwide firms have proposed production to the tune of Rs 9 lakh crore in the next five years. When asked about Chinese companies participating or any restrictions on them, Prasad said, "As an IT Minister I am not supposed to comment upon ... [Full Article...]

Health Canada’s COVID Alert app now available for download

The COVID Alert uses Bluetooth to exchange random codes with other nearby app users every five minutes. If someone tests positive for COVID, their public health authority will give them a one-time key to enter in the app. The app is voluntary , and tells users if or when they have been in close contact with another user who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. [Full Article...]

New Stage Four lockdown rules in Melbourne from Sunday night

New Stage Four lockdown rules in Melbourne from Sunday night The state's chief health officer, Brett Sutton, said an estimated 20,000 cases were averted during Stage 3 restrictions, but flattening the curve to hundreds of new cases a day was "intolerable". From midnight on Wednesday, regional Victoria will move to stage three restrictions. "Either who they got it from or where or how", Premier Andrews said. [Full Article...]

Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence

Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence However, a judge said: "But make no mistake, Dzhokhar will spend his remaining days locked up in prison, with the only matter remaining being whether he will die by execution". Justice Thompson said the pervasive news coverage of the bombings and their aftermath featured "bone-chilling" photos and videos of Mr. Tsarnaev, now 27, and his brother carrying backpacks at the marathon and of those inj... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus vaccine trials completed: Russian Federation

Coronavirus vaccine trials completed: Russian Federation The largest coronavirus vaccine study in the world commenced recently in the U.S ., with the first of 30,000 participants getting inoculated with a vaccine developed through the joint effort of pharmaceutials company Moderna and the U.S. "We are going very quickly". The Russian vaccine based on adenovirus vectors, developed by military and government scientists, is in Phase II trials with plans... [Full Article...]

Fauci testifies on USA coronavirus response

Fauci testifies on USA coronavirus response All three health officials testified in the Senate a month ago , during which Fauci told lawmakers that the federal government is "not in total control" of the outbreak and warned USA cases could ultimately reach 100,000 per day. "I have to go with the data". Jordan then asked Fauci , "Should the government limit the protesting?" "Eleven vaccines were reviewed by a panel that provided reco... [Full Article...]

James Murdoch Quits Board of News Corp Over Editorial Differences

James Murdoch Quits Board of News Corp Over Editorial Differences In a terse resignation letter, James Murdoch cited "disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions ". A Harvard dropout and co-founder of a hip hop music label, the younger Murdoch was formerly chief executive of Twenty-First Century Fox , before most of its assets were sold to Walt Disney. [Full Article...]

Prince Andrew 'lobbied U.S. government' on behalf of paedophile Epstein

The suit, which was filed in 2015 by alleged victim Virginia Giuffre, accused Maxwell of exploiting and lying about Giuffre while she was being sexually abused by Epstein . She was arrested on July 2 at a home in New Hampshire where prosecutors said she had been hiding out. In a 2003 Vanity Fair article , Epstein was quoted as saying Maxwell was his "best friend". [Full Article...]

Fauci optimistic on COVID-19 vaccine availability

As a result, the United States' baseline of transmission was higher than Europe. Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday resisted efforts by a staunch ally of President Donald Trump to turn his testimony about controlling the coronavirus pandemic into criticism of protests against racial injustice. [Full Article...]

Unsealed court documents reveal Ghislaine Maxwell's connection with Epstein

Unsealed court documents reveal Ghislaine Maxwell's connection with Epstein The deposition was initially set to be unsealed Monday. Maxwell is now awaiting trial in NY, charged earlier this month with sex trafficking of underaged girls with Epstein and perjury. Lawyers for Maxwell said making her deposition public could make it "difficult if not impossible" to find an impartial jury for her criminal trial. [Full Article...]

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board James Murdoch , the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch , has resigned from the board of the family's newspaper assets, News Corporation, according to a regulatory filing. "We wish him the very best in his future endeavours". Outside of News Corporation, the 89-year-old media mogul also owns 20th Century Fox and the Fox network, including Fox News. [Full Article...]

Bahamas bracing for Hurricane Isaias

Bahamas bracing for Hurricane Isaias Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center have issued a hurricane warning for parts of Florida and hurricane watches for other sections of the Sunshine State, and said they expect Isaias to strengthen later Friday night and early Saturday - with sustained winds up to 85 miles per hour - as it pushes across the Bahamas. [Full Article...]

Trump Hails Cain as ‘Powerful Voice of Freedom’

Trump Hails Cain as ‘Powerful Voice of Freedom’ On 7 July, a post from his Twitter account said "doctors are trying to make sure his oxygen levels are right". "There aren't many people like Herman Cain, and it behooves us to truly cherish the ones we're given", Dan Calabrese, the editor of hermancain.com, wrote on Thursday. [Full Article...]

President Trump weighs banning TikTok as soon as Saturday

President Trump weighs banning TikTok as soon as Saturday However, similar denials have not been enough to stop another Chinese tech company, Huawei, from being banned in the U.S. - with the White House subsequently pressuring allies to follow suit (GCSB Minister Andrew Little says our spy agency's decision to ban Huawei was made independently). [Full Article...]

New documents released on Ghislaine Maxwell's dealings with Jeffrey Epstein

New documents released on Ghislaine Maxwell's dealings with Jeffrey Epstein Dozens of papers were ordered to be unsealed late on Thursday by a court in NY. Prosecutors said she also joined in the abuse. The accusations surfaced Thursday night when court documents from a 2015 defamation case against Maxwell were unsealed. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong delays assembly election amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Hong Kong delays assembly election amid rise in COVID-19 cases Prominent pro-democracy activist Tiffany Yuen from the political organisation Demosisto, incumbent lawmaker Dennis Kwok and three others from the pro-democracy Civic Party were also disqualified . It is clear they have been disqualified due to their political views, undermining the integrity of One Country, Two Systems and the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Joint Declaration and Hong Kong... [Full Article...]

Espagne: les cas de coronavirus continuent d'augmenter, les voisins européens s'inquiètent

Espagne: les cas de coronavirus continuent d'augmenter, les voisins européens s'inquiètent La différence entre ces deux chiffres est due à la notification d'une partie des cas parfois plusieurs jours après le diagnostic par les régions, compétentes en matière de santé, au ministère. "Si c'était le cas, nous serions dans une situation très différente de celle que nous connaissons actuellement", a précisé le ministre de la Santé . [Full Article...]

Chinese Company Becomes Biggest Smartphone Producer For First Time — Huawei Dethrones Samsung

Chinese Company Becomes Biggest Smartphone Producer For First Time — Huawei Dethrones Samsung For smartphone OEMs, this means that the second quarter of 2020 was another quarter with extraordinary circumstances and quickly changing realities on the ground. In a conference call Thursday , Samsung said it sold 57 million units of handsets in the April-June period, with smartphones accounting for around 95 percent of the total. [Full Article...]


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