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    UK adds 4 more countries to quarantine list

    London: People arriving in the UK from France, the Netherlands, Aruba and Malta to its quarantine list, will also have to self-isolate for 14 days in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced. According to Schapps, the measure, which also applies to the Principality of Monaco and Turks and Caicos islands, will come into force from Saturday onwards, reports...

    • 28 min ago
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    Canadians' reactions to Coronavirus restrictions vary: Survey

    Ottawa: Canadians have varied reactions to the restrictions imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic as the number of cases continue to decline, a new survey has found. The survey issued by Canada's non-profit Angus Reid Institute on Thursday showed that 52 per cent of Canadians agreed with the current measure, and 20 per cent said controls go too far, but 28 per cent said they are not...

    • 48 min ago
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    A 'Mercedes nest,' thanks to Dubai Crown Prince

    Riyadh: The Crown Prince of Dubai has earned praise for refusing to use his Mercedes after spotting a bird's nest on it. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is a nature lover, according to Esquire, and his reputation as an environmentalist was further boosted by his decision to cordon off his Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV. According to Khaleej Times, Sheikh Hamdan had recently posted an...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Kamala Harris' rise a powerful counter-narrative to Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric

    She's called the female Obama abroad, thanks to her mixed roots. Kamala Harris , the name which has been making a lot of waves in US political circles. Over the last few days, if there's one person who's most searched and talked about, it is none other than this powerful so-called 'Black woman' with roots in India. She is the daughter of Shyamala Gopalan, a...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Facebook, Google ramp up efforts to curb interference in US polls

    San Francisco: In a bid to protect election integrity, Facebook and Google on Thursday announced new updates that will help voters access authoritative information about the election and connect them to accurate and easy-to-find information about voting ahead of the November polls. The social network giant that earlier faced flak for failing to keep foreign players with...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Uganda hit by nationwide power outage

    Kampala: Uganda was on Thursday hit by a nationwide power outage whose cause is not yet known, the state-run power generation company said. The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) said in a statement that investigations are underway to determine the cause of the massive power blackout, reports Xinhua news agency. "We are experiencing a nationwide total blackout. Investigations...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Australia to cut university fee support for failing students

    Canberra: The Australian government announced on Thursday that it will stop subsidizing university fees for first-year students who fail half their subjects. Minister for Education Dan Tehan announced the changes, saying that they would prevent students from taking on study loads they can't handle, reports Xinhua news agency. Under the new measures, students who fail at least half...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    No world peace without changing China: Hong Kong media mogul

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai , who was arrested over alleged collusion with foreign forces, said on Thursday that there would be no world peace without changing China, calling on Americans to support the city's fight for freedom, it was reported. "If we don't change (China), the world will not have peace," the South China Morning Post (SCMP) quoted the Apple...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    US mulls changing shower rules after Donald Trump's complaints

    Washington: The US government has proposed changing the definition of a showerhead to allow increased water flow, following complaints from President Donald Trump about his hair routine, a media report said on Thursday. Under a 1992 law, showerheads in the US are not allowed to produce more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute, said the BBC report. The Trump administration...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    8 more Americans in South Korea test Coronavirus positive

    Seoul: Seven more American service members and a Department of Defense civilian contractor tested positive for the novel coronavirus upon their arrivals in South Korea, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday. Three service members arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, on a US government-chartered flight, while the others arrived at Incheon International...

    • 19 hrs ago

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