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Tainted alcohol kills 69 people in northern India

Tainted alcohol kills 69 people in northern India By Saturday night, the toll has risen sharply with 48 more deaths being reported during the day. On the evening of July 30, two more persons died in suspicious circumstances in Muchhal, while one person was hospitalised in critical condition and later succumbed at Sri Guru Ramdas Hospital, from where he was referred by Dr. [Full Article...]

Australia's second largest state declares a disaster

Australia's second largest state declares a disaster The city of Melbourne , which is Australia's second-largest city, has already been put under a six-week-long stay at home restriction, but these lockdown measures have now been strengthened to tackle the rising threat of coronavirus in the region. [Full Article...]

India to test human vaccine for Oxford University's Covid

India to test human vaccine for Oxford University's Covid However, most of the frontrunners in the COVID vaccine race are double-shot vaccines, including Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's candidates. Johnson and Johnson is testing both. The head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which finances the trials, said he expects official registration of the vaccine to be complete "within ten days". [Full Article...]

Microsoft confirms it is in talks to buy TikTok in United States

Microsoft confirms it is in talks to buy TikTok in United States Government's and President Trump's personal involvement as it continues to develop strong security protections for the country". "We have always been committed to ensuring user data security, as well as the platform neutrality and transparency", he said . [Full Article...]

China sends team to Hong Kong for widespread coronavirus testing

China sends team to Hong Kong for widespread coronavirus testing Police in Hong Kong have issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists now living overseas, The Guardian and other media outlets reported Friday. Hong Kong's autonomy was guaranteed under a " one country, two systems " formula when Britain returned the city to Chinese control in 1997. Germany made a similar decision last week following the disqualification of 12 candidates from Hong K... [Full Article...]

Missing Marines and sailor presumed dead

Missing Marines and sailor presumed dead Officials added Lance Cpl. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit announced on Sunday that the others, from California, Texas, Wisconsin and OR, are " presumed dead". The 15th MEU, based at Camp Pendleton, near San Diego , has about 2,200 personnel and conducts rapid-response, conventional amphibious and other maritime operations. [Full Article...]

Sony’s State of Play Returns This Week Focused on PS4 & PlayStation VR

Sony’s State of Play Returns This Week Focused on PS4 & PlayStation VR To be more specific, the focus will be on third-party-published games coming to PS4 and PS VR. The August 2020 State of Play covering PS4, PSVR, and PS5 games will take place on August 6, 2020, at 1 PM PT, 4 PM ET, 9 PM BST, 10 PM CEST . [Full Article...]

Pixel 4a gives Google fans the flawless mid-range smartphone

Pixel 4a gives Google fans the flawless mid-range smartphone The Pixel 4a is a basic phone with a basement price tag. The Pixel 4a will have a less powerful chipset. The Pixel 4a is now launched and at AU$599 it's a compelling device, hot on it's heels Google has confirmed that there will be a 5G variant of the Pixel 4a. [Full Article...]

'Murder Hornet' Caught Alive for the First Time in Washington State

'Murder Hornet' Caught Alive for the First Time in Washington State The Asian giant hornet specimen caught on July 14 was the first hornet to be detected in a trap rather than found in the environment as the state's five previous confirmed sightings were. The Asian giant hornet has also been sighted in B.C . And I mean, really hurt. But one expert said the chances that the hornet will hurt humans is small. [Full Article...]

5 charged over Australia-bound cocaine in crashed plane

5 charged over Australia-bound cocaine in crashed plane On Tuesday, the pilot presented himself to the Australia Consulate in Papua New Guinea and he was arrested and charged, the AFP statement said. If convicted, the five suspects could face a sentence of life-time prison. A number of assets were seized by police, with an estimated total value of $3.5 million AUD. He was arrested and has been charged with an immigration offence. [Full Article...]

Hersheypark to close for day due to Tropical Storm Isaias concerns

Hersheypark to close for day due to Tropical Storm Isaias concerns Meteorologists are increasingly confident that this inundation could be life-threatening. Winds will range from 10 to 20 miles per hour. Power outages from downed trees and wires are also possible Tuesday through Wednesday. departure from Ocracoke to Hatteras. Gov. Phil Murphy, during his coronavirus briefing on Monday, cautioned New Jersey could see flooding from heavy rain and high wind... [Full Article...]

Netflix Android app to get playback speed controls tomorrow

Netflix Android app to get playback speed controls tomorrow Netflix first revealed it was testing speed adjustment for content on its platform in 2019, an announcement which was met with backlash from the film industry . Well, the ability to watch titles at a slower speed will provide users the flexibility to watch their favorite scene slower or read the subtitles without the necessity of pausing. [Full Article...]

Florida, Polk COVID-19 cases fewest since June

Florida, Polk COVID-19 cases fewest since June Officials testifying with Fauci at a contentious House hearing on Friday acknowledged that the United States remains unable to deliver all COVID-19 test results within two or three days, and they jointly pleaded with Americans to comply with basic precautions such as wearing masks, avoiding crowds, and washing their hands frequently. [Full Article...]

Deborah Birx: COVID-19 cases 'extraordinarily widespread'

Deborah Birx: COVID-19 cases 'extraordinarily widespread' One of President Trump's top medical advisers has warned that the USA is entering a new phase in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic . A "new phase" has opened in the USA fight against the "extraordinarily widespread" coronavirus, says Dr. [Full Article...]

John Hume, who worked to end N. Ireland violence, dies at 83

John Hume, who worked to end N. Ireland violence, dies at 83 Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill said she was "saddened to hear of the death of John Hume " who was "a huge political figure in our society for many decades". "Beyond that, he was a remarkable combination of an open mind to the world and practical politics". Then in 1998, his efforts of over 30 years paved the way for the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. [Full Article...]

Thousands evacuated as firefighters battle growing California wild fire

Thousands evacuated as firefighters battle growing California wild fire Thousands of homes remain threatened and almost 8,000 people have been evacuated due to the incident, which is made up of two distinct fires. The blaze, dubbed the Apple Fire , doubled in size overnight and is over 18 square miles. A small plane sprays fire retardant over the California mountains to help stop the spread. Campgrounds and hiking trails were closed in the San Gorgonio Wilderness a... [Full Article...]

Tornado watch issued for Western Mass. into Sunday evening

Tornado watch issued for Western Mass. into Sunday evening CT state police said a possible tornado reportedly touched down Sunday evening around the Falls Village section of Salisbury in Litchfield County, in the northwestern corner of the state. Trees and utility wires also were reported down. A tornado warning had been issued earlier Sunday morning for the southern part of Northampton County in Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

The Release of the New iPhones Will Be Delayed in the Fall

The Release of the New iPhones Will Be Delayed in the Fall The iPhone maker jumped aboard a plethora of online sales promotions hosted by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and JD.com Inc.in June, traditionally one of several peak spending months. This is pretty much the first time Apple discusses the timing details of a new iPhone generation, and this is an obvious indication that things have been hard at the company lately. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee wish speedy recovery to Home Minister Amit Shah

Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee wish speedy recovery to Home Minister Amit Shah In a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan, the governor said, she has faith that the Union home minister will soon win the battle against COVID-19. Shah has asked all those who had come in his contact in recent days to isolate themselves and get tested. [Full Article...]

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok in US

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok in US Trump told reporters he planned to take action "as soon as Saturday". The White House had earlier rejected a proposal under which ByteDance would retain a minority stake in TikTok's U.S. However President Trump is right to want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't own TikTok and most importantly - all of your private data, ' the senator tweeted. [Full Article...]


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