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More than 800 million children aren’t able to wash their hands at school: WHO and UNICEF report

CNN: More than 800 million children globally are not able to wash their hands at school, according to a new joint report from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund released Wednesday. Guidelines for reopening schools during the...

Coronavirus Pandemic August 12 World Updates

CNN: The novel coronavirus has infected more than 20 million people globally and killed more than 742,000. Here are some of today's key developments: Doubts build over Russian vaccine: Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn has accused Moscow of failing to...

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate

BBC News:-  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage...

Russia approves world’s first coronavirus vaccine

CNN: Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia has approved a “world-first” Covid-19 vaccine, but experts are skeptical about safety and effectiveness. “We have no data on this,” CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on “New Day.” Gupta said he would not feel comfortable taking...

Coronavirus Pandemic passes 20 Million Global Cases

CNN: There have now been more than 20 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and at least 736,000 deaths. As the virus continues to spread, experts say exploring the relationship between vaccines and asymptomatic carriers -- that is, people who have the...

Virus cases are soaring among younger people, WHO says

CNN: The Covid-19 pandemic is moving into younger populations, health experts said Thursday, with cases skyrocketing among children, teens and young adults. Early in the outbreak, health experts stressed that older adults were most at risk for the virus that has infected...

Photos Of Nudist Chasing A Wild Boar Go Viral

BBC News:- A nudist in Berlin got too close to nature for comfort when a wild boar snatched his plastic bag - which had his laptop inside. The naked man gave chase to the boar and her two piglets - much...

Studies Says Marijuana Not Good For Your Heart

CNN:-  You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association's new scientific statement on marijuana. "The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products,...

Virgin Atlantic Files For US Bankruptcy Protection

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Richard Branson, filed Tuesday for protection in US bankruptcy court as it tries to survive the virus pandemic that is hammering the airline industry. The airline made...

US Adds 1,300 Virus Deaths In 24 Hours

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US on Tuesday added 1,302 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The world's largest economy also added 53,847 new cases of the virus, the...

Dozens Dead, Thousands Injured In Beirut Blast

BBC News:- A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 50 people and injured more than 2,700 others, the health minister says. Videos show smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at...

Videos capture massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) A massive explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, injuring many people and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. The source of the explosion was initially believed to be a major fire at...

Hong Kong Delays Elections Over COVID-19 Fears

BBC News:- The Hong Kong government has postponed September's parliamentary elections by a year, saying it is necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections. Hong Kong is currently experiencing a spike in Covid-19 infections, and reported 121 new cases on Friday. However,...

WHO Says Careless Young People Driving Some COVID-19 Spikes

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people "letting down their guard". "Young people are not invincible," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told...

Ex-Presidential Candidate In US Dies After Contracting COVID-19

BBC News:- Herman Cain, the Republican pizza chain CEO who ran for president in 2012, has died after contracting Covid-19. Mr Cain, 74, was hospitalised after being diagnosed with the disease earlier this month. "Herman Cain - our boss, our friend,...

UK Launches Crackdown Against Obesity

Sky News:- Junk food adverts will be banned on TV before 9pm and shops will not be allowed to display sweets and chocolates at checkouts as part of a national crackdown on obesity. Boris Johnson is also putting an end to...

US Lottery Jackpot Shared After 1992 Handshake

BBC News:- Long-time friends Joe Feeney and Tom Cook made a pact in 1992 - sealed with a handshake - that if one of them won the US Powerball lottery they would share it. Nearly 30 years later the numbers...

Viewer Spots Florida Reporter’s Cancer Growth

BBC News:- A reporter in Florida has thanked a viewer who spotted a cancerous growth on her neck and sent an email urging her to seek treatment. "A viewer emailed me last month," WFLA reporter Victoria Price posted online on Thursday....

England Wins Second Test Match Vs West Indies

BBC Sport:- Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad again provided the inspiration for England to complete a series-levelling 113-run victory over West Indies in the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford. Stokes cracked 78 not out from 57 balls to allow...

Masks Mandatory In France Amid Fresh COVID-19 Outbreaks

BBC News:- France has made face masks compulsory in all enclosed public spaces amid a fresh bout of Covid-19 outbreaks. Masks were already mandatory on public transport, but from Monday they must also be worn in places like shops. Health Minister Oliver...

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