Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020
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Coronavirus: India overtakes Russia in Covid-19 cases
BBC, 06 Jul 2020
India has recorded more than 24,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Russia.
The country now has the third-largest number of confirmed cases in the world, 697,413. There have been 19,693 deaths.
The latest surge in numbers has also been powered by a rise in cases from a handful of southern states, including Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
India reopened shopping centres, places of worship and offices a month ago.
For the last three days, India's caseload has galloped at an alarming rate, adding more than 20,000 daily infections per day.
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Oldest U.S. Marine veteran turns 105
CBS, 04 Aug 2020
105-year-old Major Bill White is the oldest living U.S. Marine, according to CBS affiliate KOVR.
Small gyms in California struggle to survive
AP, 04 Aug 2020
Boutique gym owners are asking to see scientific evidence for keeping their doors closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Zimbabwe stock market trading resumes after halting in June
Al Jazeera, 04 Aug 2020
Trading has resumed on Zimbabwe's stock market, after it was halted in June to help stabilise the nation's currency.
Trump signs executive order on hiring American workers
FOX, 04 Aug 2020
President Trump meets with U.S. tech workers and signs an executive order on hiring American.
Turkey’s Culture War Widens After Iconic Hagia Sophia Reopens As A Mosque | NBC News
NBC, 04 Aug 2020
The Byzantine cathedral turned Ottoman mosque is a famous tourist destination in Istanbul.
Bruised by the pandemic, some New Yorkers are heading for the suburbs
AFP, 04 Aug 2020
The trauma of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing New Yorkers to move out of the city in ever greater numbers, sending real estate prices through the roof in surrounding areas w...
Egyptologist tells Elon Musk, "What you said about the Pyramids is complete hallucinations"
CA, 04 Aug 2020
Top Egyptologist Zahi Hawass took to social media on Saturday
Climate change and Russia's Arctic reindeer | Global Ideas
DW, 04 Aug 2020
For centuries the Nenets people have wandered across northern Russia with their reindeer.
WATCH LIVE: Florida governor gives coronavirus update -- August 3, 2020
PBS, 04 Aug 2020
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LIVE: Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement during a COVID-19 update
Reuters, 04 Aug 2020
Genoa bridge 'like a white vessel crossing the valley'
BBC, 03 Aug 2020
It is almost two years since Genoa’s Morandi Bridge, named after the engineer Riccardo Morandi who designed it, collapsed, killing 43 people.
Hong Kong reports 80 new cases, breaking 12-day streak of more than 100 daily infections
CGTN, 03 Aug 2020
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has reported 80 new cases in the past 24 hours, a health official said on Monday.
Italy bridge collapse - 2 years on: New Genoa crossing to be opened with victims honoured
FRANCE24, 03 Aug 2020
Italy inaugurates a sleek new bridge in Genoa, almost two years to the day the Morandi highway gave way.
Over-50s shielding reports 'speculation', Nadhim Zahawi insists
Telegraph, 03 Aug 2020
A minister has claimed that reports the Government is planning to make some over-50s shield this winter is "speculation" and "inaccurate", amid growing backlash against them.
‘United we stand’…? | Online campaign urges voters to ‘settle for Biden’ to oust Trump
RT, 03 Aug 2020
With the 2020 US presidential election just around the corner,
ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, announced on Sunday night that it will defend its rights
CD, 03 Aug 2020
ByteDance, the Beijing based parent company of #TikTok, announced
Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to buy TikTok from China’s Bytedance
SCMP, 03 Aug 2020
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube US President Donald Trump said on July 31, 2020, that he may ban the popular Chinese-owned app Ti...
Moncler CEO Says E-Commerce Increasingly Important
Bloomberg, 03 Aug 2020
Aug.03 -- Remo Ruffini, chief executive officer of Moncler, discusses
BREAKING: John Hume 'The Martin Luther King of N Ireland' dies aged 83
Sky, 03 Aug 2020
Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume who was once described by former US President Bill Clinton as "the Martin Luther King of Northern Ireland", has died.
Jacinda Ardern: no trans-Tasman travel bubble for 'some time to come'
Guardian, 03 Aug 2020
New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern says while there was no timeframe on plans for a trans-Tasman travel bubble that would include Australia, the rise in Covid-19 cases in Victori...