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No intention to sit face to face with US: N Korea

No intention to sit face to face with US: N Korea

Pyongyang, Jul 7: Amid possiblity of talks between North Korea and US, the Pyongyang on Tuesday dismissed all speculations saying they have no plan to sit down with US for dialogue. Kwon Jong-gun, director-general of the ministry’s department of US affairs, made the remark in a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency, adding […]

Atlanta mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Atlanta mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Washington, Jul 7: The mayor of the US city of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “COVID-19 has literally hit home,” Bottoms said in a tweet on Monday. “I have had no symptoms and have tested positive.” The mayor told MSNBC that it speaks to how contagious this virus is […]

Five killed in tower crane collapse in China

Five killed in tower crane collapse in China

Beijing, Jul 6: At least five people were killed on Sunday as a tower crane collapsed at a construction site in east China’s Anhui Province, local authorities said on Monday. According to the provincial emergency management department, the accident happened at around 5:00 pm (local time) in Fengtai County in the city of Huainan, Xinhua […]

Japan floods: Death toll soars to 16

Japan floods: Death toll soars to 16

Tokyo, Jul 5: The death toll due to floods and landslides that hit southwestern part of Japan on early Saturday has now risen to 16, media reports said on Sunday. According to country’s NHK broadcaster, the figure is likely to rise. Local authorities confirmed 16 deaths in Kumamoto prefecture, including nine people who lost their […]

WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine, ritonavir for COVID-19 treatment

WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine, ritonavir for COVID-19 treatment

Geneva, Jul 5: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee to discontinue the trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms,” the organization […]

Six dead, one missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria

Six dead, one missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria

Abuja, Jul 5: Six people were confirmed dead while one other was declared missing following a boat mishap in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, local authorities said. The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Saturday said that a rescue operation was still going on after the accident near Ikorodu, the outskirts of Lagos on Friday, News […]

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