Concerna s Myanmar Finds COVID-19 Case in Rohingya Who Illegally Crossed Border to Go Home

    Authorities near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh have told police to redouble efforts to stop illegal crossings, after a Rohingya refugee tested positive for COVID-19 after sneaking into Rakhine state, lawmakers and local officials said Monday. Humanitarian aid workers have warned for months that the squalid overcrowded camps housing more than 1.1 million Rohingya […]

Malaysia: Boat Carrying Rohingya Allowed to Land on Langkawi Island

Malaysian authorities towed a disabled boat ashore and detained 269 Rohingya on Monday after dozens jumped overboard and began swimming to an island off the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia, officials said. The boat was carrying hundreds more when it left Bangladesh in February, one senior official told BenarNews on condition of anonymity, saying he […]

Can Tear Gas and Pepper Spray Increase Virus Spread?

Police departments have used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters in recent weeks, raising concern that the chemical agents could increase the spread of the coronavirus. The chemicals are designed to irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and throat. They make people cough, sneeze and pull off their masks as they try […]

Studies: Lockdowns Prevented Millions of COVID-19 Deaths

Lockdowns across the globe prevented millions of deaths from the novel coronavirus, a new study reports. According to a study by the Imperial College of London, lockdowns and closing nonessential businesses and schools may have saved about 3 million lives in 11 countries — Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.   […]

Hate Charges Weighed for Man Who Drove Into Crowd of Protesters

WASHINGTON – A Virginia prosecutor said Monday she is investigating whether hate crimes charges are warranted against an “admitted” Ku Klux Klan leader who authorities say revved his truck’s engine and drove into a crowd of peaceful protesters Sunday near Richmond, Virginia. “The accused, by his own admission and by a cursory glance at social […]

BioLumic Appoints Steve Sibulkin as CEO

Proven Ag and Tech Leader to Drive Photogenics Company’s Continued Product Development Efforts and Global Growth NEW YORK and PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand, June 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioLumic Ltd. (“BioLumic”), the leader in using plant photogenics to unlock the genetic potential of seeds and seedlings, today announced the appointment of Steve Sibulkin as […]

Helsinn announces FDA acceptance of IND application

Helsinn announces FDA acceptance of IND application for TAS0953/HM06 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors with RET Gene Abnormalities Lugano, Switzerland, June 8, 2020: Helsinn, a Swiss pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care and rare diseases products, today announced that on April 1, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) completed the […]

Anaqua Named as GM’s End-to-End IP Management Provider

Global automotive innovator drives IP lifecycle efficiencies through Anaqua software and services BOSTON, June 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, today announced that General Motors (GM) has selected Anaqua to help manage its extensive global patent and design portfolio. Through the agreement, GM will leverage […]