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True coronavirus numbers in the US are 10 times higher, says CDC
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True coronavirus numbers in the US are 10 times higher, says CDC

According to the latest estimate provided by the health officials in the US, At least 20 million people in the US may already have been infected with Covid-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the true number of cases is likely to be 10 times higher than the reported figure. Some states halted reopening plans as infections surged. The US has recorded 2.4m confirmed infections and 122,370 deaths

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Fri Jun 26 - BBC
Microsoft announced the permanent closure of its retail stores
Technology
Microsoft announced the permanent closure of its retail stores

Microsoft announced on Friday that it will permanently close its Microsoft Store retail locations. It will instead focus on its online store at Microsoft.com, where customers can go for support, sales, training, and more. Microsoft said its retail team members will help on the website instead of in store. It’s unclear if there will be layoffs. A Microsoft representative was not immediately available to comment

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Fri Jun 26 - CNBC
Xiaomi is safe from anti-China sentiment in India
Business
Xiaomi is safe from anti-China sentiment in India

Growing anti-China sentiment in India has not had any material impact on Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, the company’s India boss Manu Kumar said on Thursday. “Till now, we are not seeing any major impact on our business, with respect to sales or demand,” he added. Xiaomi is India’s top smartphone maker and owns about 30% of the market currently, according to data from Counterpoint Research

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Fri Jun 26 - CNBC
Justin Bieber files $20 Million defamation case against sexual assault accusers
Entertainment
Justin Bieber files $20 Million defamation case against sexual assault accusers

Justin Bieber is taking legal action against two Jane Does, who are identified as "Danielle" and "Kadi" in the documents, for "falsely" leveraging claims against him on social media last week. According to the sources, the 26-year-old pop star has filed a $20 million defamation case. Bieber did not publicly address those claims at the time, but in the lawsuit maintains that they too were fabricated

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Fri Jun 26 - eonline
Millions of Americans went undiagnosed for coronavirus in March
International
Millions of Americans went undiagnosed for coronavirus in March

A new study shows that as much as 8.7 million Americans went undiagnosed for coronavirus in March. The US may never know the true tally of its coronavirus infections, but scientists are getting closer to an accurate count. New research suggests that 8.7 million coronavirus cases from March 8 to 28 went undiagnosed in March, even as testing ramped up. The nation's current case count hovers around 2.4 million

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Fri Jun 26 - BusinessInsider
Liverpool crowned Champions after Manchester City’s loss
Sports
Liverpool crowned Champions after Manchester City’s loss

Liverpool clinched their first title in the premier league since 1989-90 season. Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions. Jurgen Klopp's side needed one victory to seal the league but City's failure to win means they cannot be caught. It is Liverpool's 19th top-flight title and their first since 1989-90

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Fri Jun 26 - BBC
Danish PM postpones her wedding to attend coronavirus meeting
Politics
Danish PM postpones her wedding to attend coronavirus meeting

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in an Instagram post that she has postponed her wedding to attend the European Council meeting on COVID-19 next month. EU leaders are scheduled to meet face-to-face on July 17 for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic to discuss the European budget and the plans for recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

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Fri Jun 26 - CNN
Google plans to pay publishers for news content
Technology
Google plans to pay publishers for news content

After increasing pressure from multiple countries to compensate publishers, Google announced that the company will pay for news content from select publishers as part of a new licensing program announced today. It says the content will form part of a “new news experience” coming later this year. Google says it’s starting the program with publishers in Germany, Australia, and Brazil, but says that it’s got “more to come soon.”

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Fri Jun 26 - TheVerge
Pakistan International Airline suspends 150 pilots over bogus licenses
International
Pakistan International Airline suspends 150 pilots over bogus licenses

Pakistan’s national carrier, PIA has suspended 150 pilots over license frauds after a deadly crash in the country last month. The announcement comes a day after an initial investigation found the human error was primarily responsible for a PIA plane crash that killed 98 people in southern Pakistan last month. "Out of our 434 pilots, 150 will be grounded as of today," PIA spokesman Abdullah Khan told Al Jazeera

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Fri Jun 26 - AlJazeera
107 people killed in India after lightning
International
107 people killed in India after lightning

According to the latest reports, more than 100 people have been killed in Northern India due to lightning. The disaster management team in Bihar state said 83 were killed there, while another 20 were in the hospital with injuries. At least 20 more people are reported dead in neighboring Uttar Pradesh. Lightning strikes are common in India during heavy monsoon rains. Meanwhile, the thunderstorms have caused widespread damage to trees

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Fri Jun 26 - BBC
1.48 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week
Business
1.48 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Jobless claims totaled 1.48 million last week as unemployment related to the coronavirus pandemic remained stubbornly high. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 1.35 million claims. While the weekly numbers remained high and were worse than expectations for the second straight week, the total of those receiving benefits continued to fall

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Thu Jun 25 - CNBC
“TikTok for Business” a new platform for advertising
Technology
“TikTok for Business” a new platform for advertising

TikTok is now expanding its advertising platform to encourage brands to run their campaigns on the platform. The company is today officially introducing a new brand and platform called “TikTok For Business” that will serve as the home for all its current and future marketing solutions for brands. At launch, the site will include access to TikTok ad formats, including its marque product, TopView

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Thu Jun 25 - Techcrunch
Trump’s team members tested positive after the election rally in Tulsa
Politics
Trump’s team members tested positive after the election rally in Tulsa

According to the media reports, dozens of US secret service personnel have been told to self-isolate after two who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19. The Washington Post reported that the six advance team members who tested positive before Saturday's rally included two Secret Service personnel. They both attended a planning meeting on Friday

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Thu Jun 25 - BBC
70% of India’s drug intermediary needs are fulfilled by China
Business
70% of India’s drug intermediary needs are fulfilled by China

Indians are boycotting Chinese products as anti-China sentiment in India is on the rise after the deadly clash at the border but the two nations can’t afford to simply boycott each other. China is India’s second-largest trading partner after the US and it accounts for nearly 12% of India’s imports across sectors, on the other side, at least 70% of India’s drug intermediary needs are fulfilled by China,”

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Thu Jun 25 - BBC
Qantas to cut 6,000 jobs due to coronavirus pandemic
Business
Qantas to cut 6,000 jobs due to coronavirus pandemic

Australia’s national carrier Qantas announced that the airline will cut 6,000 jobs to survive the pandemic period. The cuts equate to about a fifth of the airline's workforce before the Covid-19 crisis. In March, it furloughed more than 80% of its staff. Qantas said the collapse in global air travel had devastated revenues. Last week, the Australian government said its border would most likely remain closed into next year

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Thu Jun 25 - BBC
California, Texas and Florida reports record coronavirus cases
International
California, Texas and Florida reports record coronavirus cases

US reported 34,720 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as California, Texas and Florida all set records for the number of new coronavirus cases in one day, which one expert said is not due just to increased testing.Those three states account for 27.4% of the 328 million people living in the US, according to the latest US Census Bureau estimates

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Thu Jun 25 - CNN
Facebook takes strict actions against Trump's political ads
Technology
Facebook takes strict actions against Trump's political ads

Social Networking giant said on Thursday it had taken action against ads run by President Trump's re-election campaign for breaching its policies on hate. The ads, which attacked what the Trump campaign described as "Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups," featured an upside-down triangle. The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday the triangle "is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration camps."

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Fri Jun 19 - CNN
139 million Indians likely to run out of lifetime savings this month
International
139 million Indians likely to run out of lifetime savings this month

According to a survey, 139 million Indians, about 30% of India’s urban population may deplete their lifetime savings by the end of June and would find it difficult to meet essential consumption. In contrast, the rural poor though hit hard, are relatively better off with still some savings and welfare support to fall back on. About 84% of households suffered a loss in income since the lockdown

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Mon Jun 15 - Livemint
China’s biggest coronavirus outbreak in two months
International
China’s biggest coronavirus outbreak in two months

China reported 57 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, making it the biggest outbreak in the last two months. The spike in cases, which appear to have originated in a wholesale food market in Beijing, has caused Chinese authorities to selectively lock down at-risk areas, highlighting how countries seeking a return to normalcy after reducing transmission of the virus are still at risk of new outbreaks

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Mon Jun 15 - vox
COVID-19 risks ranked: Grocery stores among least-likely places to contract virus
Science
COVID-19 risks ranked: Grocery stores among least-likely places to contract virus

Grocery stores among least-likely places to contract virus. The tennis court is one of the easiest places to ace the COVID-avoidance game — as long as your partner doesn’t have the disease. Places and activities ranked on a scale of 1-10 for risk of contracting COVID-19, with 10 being the riskiest and 1 the least dangerous:

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Sun Jun 14 - Nypost
NASA Wants Your Help to Navigate Its Rovers Around Mars
Science
NASA inviting public to navigate its rovers around Mars

NASA has an algorithm called SPOC (Soil Property and Object Classification), which labels different types of Mars terrain such as boulders or sand to create maps that the rover driver can use when maneuvering the vehicles.
To help with the task of training the algorithm, NASA is inviting the public to help classify bits of martian terrain.

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Sun Jun 14 - Digitaltrends
Trump’s approval rating is down
Politics
Trump’s approval rating is down

A new national Gallup poll finds that 39% of Americans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, while 57% disapprove. That poll is in line with the average poll that shows Trump's approval rating is in the low 40s among all adults as well as voters specifically. Five months until the general election, which, in theory, is plenty of time for the race for president to change

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Sun Jun 14 - CNN
International
Islands are reopening for tourism
Sun Jun 14
Islands are reopening for tourism
International
Islands are reopening for tourism

Many of the world’s greatest travel destinations are reopening to international travelers this summer. Some of the Caribbean’s most famous islands are already open, including Antigua, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and St. Lucia. On June 15, Jamaica opens to all international travelers, while the Bahamas plans to welcome everyone from July 1. The French isle of Saint Martin indicated visitors could come as early as July 1

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Sun Jun 14 - CNBC
Atlanta Police reveal names and details of officers involved in Rayshard Brooks shooting
International
Atlanta Police reveal names and details of officers involved in Rayshard Brooks shooting

Atlanta police spokesperson identified the officers as Garrett Rolfe and Devin Bronsan, Officer Rolfe opened the fire at Raushard Brooks. “Officer Bronsan has been placed on administrative duty and Officer Rolfe has been terminated,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a press release. Devin Bronsan was hired on September 20, 2018, while Garrett Rolfe was hired on October 24, 2013, according to the release

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Sun Jun 14 - CNN
Brazil becomes the new graveyard of coronavirus patients
International
Brazil becomes the new graveyard of coronavirus patients

Brazil's coronavirus death toll overtook Britain's on Friday to become the second-highest in the world according to the numbers released by the World Health Organization. The Ministry of Health recorded 909 deaths on Friday, putting the total at 41,828. It also reported a cumulative total of 828,810 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 25,982 new infections in the last 24 hours, numbers that were second only to the United States'

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Sat Jun 13 - AlJazeera