Category: International

April 18, 2021
A SPRINT during the pandemic to stop pneumonia

When we think of hospitals, what may first come to mind is bright florescent lit hallways, the beeping sounds of heart monitors, cabinets filled with antibiotics and medicines, and plastic tubing of free-flowing oxygen hooked up to patients. In most regional or city hospitals across the world, this essential equipment and medicines are readily available […]

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April 9, 2021
Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99

Friday 09.03.2021 ( London): Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, father of Prince Charles and patriarch of a turbulent royal family that he sought to ensure would not be Britain’s last, died on Friday at Windsor Castle in England. He was 99. His death was announced by Buckingham Palace, which […]

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April 4, 2021
Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online

New York, Apr 4 : Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure […]

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March 27, 2021
Facebook’s tech regulation idea isn’t as transparent as it looks

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg pushed his idea this week that Big Tech can self-police content by publishing reports and data on how well the industry removes objectionable posts. The problem is Facebook has a system in place already that’s done little to improve accountability, according to outside experts. “Transparency can help hold the […]

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March 26, 2021
Four killed in Bangladesh during protests against PM Modi visit

26 Mar 2021:  At least four people were killed in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong after police fired at protesters during a demonstration against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police officials said. “We had to fire teargas and rubber bullets to disperse them as they entered a police station and carried out […]

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March 23, 2021
Biden Cabinet near complete but hundreds of jobs still open

Washington, Mar 23 : President Joe Biden's Cabinet is nearly complete with the confirmation of Labour Secretary Marty Walsh. But the work of building his administration is just beginning, as Biden has hundreds of key presidential appointments to make to fill out the federal government. The process of building out a government, according to Paul Light, […]

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March 15, 2021
Flights cancelled during China''s worst sandstorm in decades

Beijing, Mar 15 : China's capital and a wide swath of the country's north were enveloped Monday in the worst sandstorm in a decade, leading to the cancelation of hundreds of flights. Skyscrapers in the center of Beijing appeared to drop from sight amid the dust and sand. Traffic was snarled and more than 400 flights […]

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March 8, 2021
Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift

By Jonathan Landrum Jr Los Angeles, Mar 8 : The Duchess In a wide-ranging interview, Harry and Meghan described painful discussions about the colour of their son's skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led of Sussex to contemplate suicide. The interview aired Sunday with Oprah Winfrey was the couple's first since they […]

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March 5, 2021
Pak PM Imran Khan to meet allies ahead of vote of confidence in Parliament

Islamabad, Mar 5: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of his allies on Friday to firm up his strategy, a day ahead of seeking a vote of confidence from the National Assembly following a key defeat in this week's closely-contested Senate elections. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate and former prime minister Yusuf […]

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March 3, 2021
Biden’s Covid-19 mask mandate faces a new challenge. Now from ‘red’ state Texas

Abbott, a Republican, has faced sustained criticism from his party in America’s biggest red state over the statewide mask mandate. Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press briefing.(AFP) Texas governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that the state is lifting its mask mandate. This makes Texas the largest state that no longer requires the mask […]

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