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Global COVID-19 infections jump above 10 million
International
Global COVID-19 infections jump above 10 million

According to the latest numbers released by health officials, Global coronavirus cases are now above 10 million as nearly 200,000 new global cases were reported in less than 24 hours. COVID-19 infections around the world now stands at 10,090,456 along with 501,480 deaths, according to the latest numbers released on Worldometers. The US reported the highest number of cases in the world followed by Brazil and Russia

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Sun Jun 28 - Worldometers
Pakistan crosses 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases
International
Pakistan crosses 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

Pakistan reported 4,072 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours to take the total above 200,000. The country now has 202,955 COVID-19 cases along with 4,118 deaths. The pressure is mounting on the health facilities in a country with limited health resources. PM Imran Khan announced a smart lockdown on coronavirus hotspots across different provinces

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Sun Jun 28 - Covid.gov.pk
More than 1 Million “Dead” Americans received $1.4 Billion stimulus checks
International
More than 1 Million “Dead” Americans received $1.4 Billion stimulus checks

According to the latest report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, more than 1 million dead Americans received a coronavirus stimulus payment totaling over $1.4 billion. The findings come as a part of a review of how federal agencies have been administering the coronavirus relief spending by the government. The IRS currently doesn't have a plan to take additional steps to notify ineligible recipients on how to return payments

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Sat Jun 27 - Yahoo
Nicole Kidman shed light on marriage with Tom Cruise
Entertainment
Nicole Kidman shed light on marriage with Tom Cruise

While remembering marriage with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman said that being married to a powerful man like Cruise protected her from sexual abuse. “I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me, it was protection. I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed,” she said. Kidman and Cruise were married for 11 years

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Sat Jun 27 - Micky
TikTok’s rival app Mitron reaches 10 million downloads
Technology
TikTok’s rival app Mitron reaches 10 million downloads

Around two months ago, India launched a rival app of TikTok to encourage the slogan Vocalforlocal. The app just crossed 10 million downloads on Google Play store. The short video and entertainment platform has gained popularity at a time when anti-China sentiment is at a high point in the country. Mitron currently has favorable reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5

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Sat Jun 27 - NDTV
Delhi is now India’s worst-hit city with more than 73,000 COVID-19 cases
International
Indian capital Delhi struggling to contain coronavirus

Delhi is now India’s worst-hit city with more than 73,000 COVID-19 cases along with at least 2,500 deaths. Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal said a surge in cases in early June had led to a shortage of hospital beds and rising fatalities. "We were lagging behind in testing in Delhi. And because of the shortage of beds, when some people were not getting beds, the death rate also increased." Kejriwal added

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Sat Jun 27 - BBC
Coca-Cola halts social media advertising campaign
Business
Coca-Cola halts social media advertising campaign

“There is no place for racism in the world and there is no place for racism on social media,” Coca-Cola CEO and Chairman, James Quincey, said in a statement as the company announced that it will be pausing advertising on all social media platforms globally. The company clarified it was not joining the official boycott, but said “we are pausing” advertising

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Sat Jun 27 - CNBC
Scottish coronavirus patient in Vietnam survived after 68 days on a ventilator
International
Scottish coronavirus patient in Vietnam survived after 68 days on a ventilator

Stephen Cameron, a Scottish pilot, spent 68 days on a ventilator in Vietnam. "If I'd been almost anywhere else on the planet, I'd be dead. They would have flicked the switch after 30 days," says Stephen Cameron from his hospital bed. Cameron, the last Covid-19 patient in an intensive care unit in Vietnam, has been the sickest doctors have had to deal with during the outbreak

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Sat Jun 27 - BBC
Malaysia and Singapore to allow cross-border travel
International
Malaysia and Singapore to allow cross-border travel

Both Southeast Asian countries have agreed to allow cross-border travel for certain groups of people, including residents who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work purposes. This was discussed between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Muhyiddin Yassin in a telephone call on Friday, said Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press statement on Saturday

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Sat Jun 27 - CNA
Pakistan to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on June 29
International
Pakistan to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on June 29

Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi said in a tweet that the country is ready to welcome Sikh Pilgrims again from Monday as the country is ready to reopen Kartarpur Corridor. Pakistan closed the corridor around three months ago as a precautionary measure to check the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Qureshi tweeted that the decision was taken on the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

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Sat Jun 27 - HindustanTimes
Twitch apparently banned Dr. Disrespect
Gaming
Twitch apparently banned Dr. Disrespect

Dr. Disrespect’s account suddenly disappeared from Twitch’s platform leading to the rumors that the famous streamer has been banned from the platform. The disappearance comes two days after Twitch said it would begin issuing permanent suspensions for streamers as it cracked down on accusations of harassment and sexual misconduct. Twitch signed Dr. Disrespect to an exclusive two-year contract back in March for an undisclosed but “life-changing” amount of money

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Sat Jun 27 - TheVerge
China opens an embassy in Kiribati to grow influence in the pacific
Politics
China opens an embassy in Kiribati to grow influence in the pacific

China opened an embassy on a tiny, remote Pacific island called Kiribati to grow influence in the pacific region,The total population of the island nation is 116,000. Just three other countries have embassies in the island state: Australia, New Zealand, and Cuba. Kiribati is the latest example of Beijing's growing influence in the Pacific, which consists of a string of resource-rich islands that control vital waterways between Asia and America

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Sat Jun 27 - CNN
India reports 18,552 new coronavirus cases as the total surpassed 500,000
International
India reports 18,552 new coronavirus cases as the total surpassed 500,000

India recorded 18,552 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as the total number surpassed 500,000. India has the world’s fourth-biggest outbreak of the virus that causes Covid-19, below only the United States, Brazil and Russia in confirmed infections, according to a Reuters tally. 15,685 people had died after another 385 fatalities were added to the toll in 24 hours

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Sat Jun 27 - KhaleejTimes
New study examines recursive thinking
Science
New study examines recursive thinking

"The ability to represent recursive structures is present in children as young as three years old, which suggests it is there even before they use it in language," said Stephen Ferrigno, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University and first author on the paper. Ferrigno at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA el al., "Recursive sequence generation in monkeys, children, US adults, and native Amazonians," Science Advances (2020).

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Sat Jun 27 - Medicalxpress
Wealthy tourist to have the opportunity to go on a space walk in 2023
Science
You can go on a space walk in 2023

The tourist paying to undertake the space walk will fly to the ISS on a Soyuz capsule - the same spacecraft used to ferry NASA astronauts and eight other paying passengers to the station. Until the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule became the first commercial company to take astronauts to the ISS in May, NASA was paying Roscosmos $80 million a trip to send its crew up to the station.

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Sat Jun 27 - Dailymail
SpaceX scrubs Friday launch attempt of Starlink satellites [Updated]
Science
SpaceX scrubs Friday launch attempt of Starlink satellites

SpaceX announced the delay by saying on Twitter, "Standing down from today’s Starlink mission; team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts, but Falcon 9 and the satellites are healthy. Friday's launch attempt will loft 57 Starlink satellites, with visors, along with a rideshare mission of two BlackSky Global satellites arranged by Spaceflight.

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Sat Jun 27 - Arstechnica
After playing in the NBA for a record 22 seasons, Vince Carter retires at age 43
Sports
NBA record holder Vince Carter retires at age 43

Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. He played college basketball for three years at North Carolina, starting his career there under Dean Smith, and Carter’s retirement means there are no more Smith-coached players left in the NBA.

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Sat Jun 27 - Marketwatch
Thai Dissidents Are Disappearing, and Families Are Fighting for Answers
International
Thai activists are disappearing, and families are looking for answer

Another 3 Thai activists who fled to Vietnam have not been seen for more than a year, ever since they were delivered into the hands of the Thai authorities by the Vietnamese government, according to their political allies.
This month, Wanchalerm Satsaksit, a Thai pro-democracy campaigner in Cambodia, was bundled into a black sedan by armed men, according to witnesses.

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Sat Jun 27 - Nytimes
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says the U.S. "martyred" Osama bin Laden
International
Pakistani PM Imran Khan says the U.S. "martyred" OBL

Pakistan's Prime Minister has risked further alienating Washington by saying Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was "martyred" by the United States. Bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks on Washington and New York, was killed in 2011 when U.S. Special Forces raided his hideout in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

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Sat Jun 27 - Cbsnews
Satellite images show buildup at site of deadly India-China border clash
International
The India-China border clash shows no stopping

China says the deadly clash began when Indian troops crossed into Chinese-controlled territory and tried to dismantle a tent camp erected by Chinese forces in the Galwan Valley at what is known as Patrol Point 14.
China said this week that India was entirely to blame for the clash after Indian troops crossed the LAC in violation of an earlier agreement.

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Sat Jun 27 - Cnn
EU holds off on deciding final country 'safe list' for travel, Americans set to be excluded
International
EU to impose travel restrictions on US,Brazil and Russia

EU countries failed to settle Friday on a final "safe list" of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded. The list did not include the United States, Brazil or Russia, one diplomat said. However, according to the ECDC data, the number of cases in Bosnia and North Macedonia could be too high.

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Sat Jun 27 - Cnbc
International
Ethiopia to go ahead with Nile Dam
Sat Jun 27
Ethiopia to fill Nile dam in July even if 'no agreement reached'
International
Ethiopia to go ahead with Nile Dam

"We will go ahead with the filling of the dam next month even if there's no agreement reached," Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew told dpa news agency on Friday, adding that "Egypt's insistence on controlling the river flow" was hampering proceedings.

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Sat Jun 27 - Aljazeera
Swedish Disease Expert Calls WHO's COVID-19 Warning 'A Total Mistake'
International
Swedish Disease Expert Calls WHO's COVID-19 Warning 'A Total Mistake'

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell says the World Health Organization made "a total mistake" when it included Sweden in a list of countries seeing a resurgence of the coronavirus. Days before the WHO issued its warning, Sweden reported 1,699 new coronavirus cases — its biggest spike yet, according to data from the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

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Sat Jun 27 - Npr
Mexico City police chief shot in assassination attempt, blames CJNG drug cartel
International
Mexico City police chief shot in a dramatic assassination attempt

Mexico City's chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

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Sat Jun 27 - Nbcnews
Facebook takes a U-Turn on hate speech policy
International
Facebook takes a U-Turn on hate speech policy

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that the company will change its policies to prohibit hate speech in its advertisements. Under its new policies, Facebook will ban ads that claim people from a specific race, ethnicity, nationality, caste, gender, sexual orientation or immigration origin are a threat to the physical safety or health of anyone else, Zuckerberg said

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Fri Jun 26 - CNBC