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8 COVID Patients Die in India Hospital Fire

  NEW DELHI – Eight COVID-19 patients died in India when a fire engulfed the critical care unit of a hospital in Ahmedabad city in the western Gujarat state early Thursday. The victims included five men and three women. About 35 other patients in the hospital were shifted to other facilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

1.2 Million More Americans Seek Jobless Benefits

WASHINGTON – Another 1.2 million unemployed U.S. workers filed for government jobless compensation last week, the government’s Labor Department reported Thursday, as the unabated coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the American economy. It was the 20th straight week that more than a million people sought government assistance as the virus unrelentingly attacks communities […]

Trump Orders Bans on 2 Chinese Apps, Citing Security Concerns

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday ordered sweeping bans on two Chinese consumer apps. He ordered the bans prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with ByteDance, the owner of the video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, the owner of the messenger app WeChat. The executive orders targeting the Chinese companies go into effect in 45 days. Whether […]

Myanmar Ayeyarwady, Bago (West) and Yangon Region: Imagery analysis: 2 August 2020 | Published 5 August 2020 | Version 1.0

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters over Ayeyarwady, Bago (West) and Yangon Region of Myanmar as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 2 Aug 2020 due to the current monsoon rains. Within the analyzed area of about 22,200 km2, a total of about 1,700 km2 of land appear to be flooded. Based on Worldpop […]

Asian Markets Mostly Higher as Gold Hits Record High

Asian markets are mostly higher Wednesday despite investors’ concerns over the ongoing stalemate in Washington over a new round of emergency aid to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. Japan’s Nikkei index closed 0.2% lower.  The S&P/ASX index in Sydney lost 0.5%.  South Korea’s KOSPI index gained 1.2%, and Taiwan’s TSEC index rose 0.7%. In late […]

A First Diagnosis of Cancer in a Dinosaur

  OTTAWA, CANADA – Canadian researchers have discovered the first known case of cancer in a dinosaur, according to a study published in the August issue of the scientific journal The Lancet Oncology. A leg bone from a Centrosaurus was discovered by paleontologists in 1989 in the Canadian province of Alberta. Experts initially believed that the […]

COVID-19 Daily Testing Dropping in US, AP Reports

Daily testing for the coronavirus in the United States is falling, even while the death toll rises, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The number of tests has dropped nearly 4 percent over the past two weeks, AP reported. Experts said demand has overburdened laboratories that carry out the highly accurate molecular tests that detect the […]

Mobile Crematory Aims to Help Bolivia Deal with Surge in COVID Deaths

A group of entrepreneurs believe their mobile crematorium is the solution to Bolivia’s surge in coronavirus deaths. Carlos Ayo, an environmental engineer, who is part of the group said, there are instances when dozens of bodies piled up in the street in Bolivia because families do not have the resources or aren’t finding places to bury or […]