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BREAKING: Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza is dead

Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza is dead. Nkurunziza reportedly died of heart failure on Tuesday. His death was confirmed by the country’s government on its official Twitter page. The tweet reads, “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi, […]

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Doctors treating coronavirus patients wrongly: New research

Coronavirus patients are being treated by doctors wrongly, a new research has indicated. The researchers said the doctors are prescribing the wrong treatment because they understand the virus infection to be a respiratory disease. But doctors involved in the new research said the coronavirus is also a blood vessel disease, which explains why COVID-19 patients […]

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American comedian Terry Crews dragged over ‘Black Supremacy’ tweet

American actor, comedian and activist, Terrence Alan Crews popularly known as Terry Crews is currently receiving backlash on Twitter following his tweet about “black supremacy.” In the tweet, Crews said that to defeat white supremacy, both black and white people must unite, and if not, they risk creating “black supremacy.” He tweeted; “Defeating White supremacy […]

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World shares advance on surprise U.S. job recovery, oil steadies

Global share prices edged higher on Monday after a surprise recovery in U.S. employment provided cause for optimism that global economies could quickly revive after many weeks of lockdowns aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. Oil prices erased earlier gains to stand almost flat after OPEC and its allies, including Russia, agreed to extend record […]

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China’s imports, exports in deep fall

China’s exports and imports fell in May as the economic slowdown abroad started to take its toll. The crash came after a surprise jump driven by increased demand for anti-epidemic supplies, official data showed Sunday. With consumer demand muted and key overseas markets suffering downturns, imports saw their sharpest on-year fall in over four years, […]

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India topples Italy on COVID-19 grim chart to go 6th in the world

India on Saturday overtook Italy to become the world’s sixth worst-hit country by the coronavirus, as it unveiled its biggest single-day surge of infections. The Health Ministry reported 9,887 new cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 236,657. Italy has 234,531 cases. India’s confirmed cases have been rising sharply, […]

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Trump threatens China, EU with new tariffs

US President, Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs against the European Union and China in retaliation for duties imposed on imports of US lobster. Trump, stated this while speaking at a meeting with fisheries representatives in Bangor, Maine, on Friday. The President instructed Peter Navarro, his hawkish trade advisor, to look into punitive tariffs […]

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COVID-19: Face masks must have 3 layers – WHO issues new precautions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidance on facemasks amid the coronavirus pandemic. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, listed new precautions on Friday at virtual news conference. WHO announced that non-medical fabric masks must have at least three layers of different materials. The UN agency reminded that face masks must still be used […]

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Science fraud: Authors withdraw report on hydroxychloroquine

The authors of published studies on use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 have retracted their findings. This was announced Thursday by the Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine. The retractions come after reports questioned the validity of data used in the studies. Researchers and third-party reviewers could not verify data supplied […]

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Updated: U.S. bans Chinese flights

The United States announced Wednesday that Chinese airlines will be suspended from operating passenger flights to and from the US. The move is reportedly a tit-for-tat retaliation for China’s inaction to approve American airlines from conducting passenger service to China amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The US Department of Transportation said Chinese authorities have “failed to […]