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India Now The World’s Epicenter For COVID-19

India registered 78,357 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing its total to more than 3.7 million as the government eases pandemic restrictions nationwide to help the battered economy. Additionally, the country has seen 66,333 people dying from the COVID-19 disease. India, a nation of 1.4 billion people, is fast becoming the world’s coronavirus epicenter. The country has […]

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ILO — Thousands Tourism Workers Set To Lose Jobs

The International Labor Organization (ILO) is warning that almost half a million Caribbean tourism workers face the prospect of decent work deficits in the form of job losses, reductions in working hours, and loss of incomes. The ILO says the worsening of working conditions and the move to informal employment is a real possibility. In a new publication, the ILO […]

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Barbados Passes IMF Test

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Barbados has passed all the indicative targets under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) to date and that good progress also continues to be made towards implementing structural reform under the facility. Bert van Selm, who led an IMF delegation that conducted a staff visit via videoconferencing over the past three days, says Barbados’ international […]

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WHO — Africa Free Of Polio

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa is now free of naturally occurring polio or poliomyelitis disease. Polio is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body). The report noted that the continent’s last case […]

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Japan’s Prime Minister Throws In The Towel

Shinzō Abe, the Japanese politician who has served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party since 2012, has resigned in position, blaming his ill health. He previously served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 and as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history. Abe, who […]

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Trump’s Wise Men

These former advisers and associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have been indicted or found guilty in U.S. courts. ▪︎ Steve Bannon ▪︎ Michael Cohen ▪︎ Paul Manafort ▪︎ Rick Gates ▪︎ Roger Stone ▪︎ Michael Flynn Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to add feedback to this story? Please add a comment in […]

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Will An Asteroid Make It To Earth Before The General Election?

NASA reported Saturday that an asteroid is headed towards Earth one day before the U.S. election day this year, though the chances of an impact are less than one percent. Scientists labeled the asteroid 2018VP1, and data reveals it is 0.002 km or about 6.5 feet, CNN reported. The celestial object was first discovered at the Palomar Observatory in California […]

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President Trump Roasts The FDA In A Tweet

President Trump is breathing fire against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He claimed that the agency was stalling the process of allowing drug companies to test possible coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics on people. In a tweet, the president also accused members of the federal agency of playing election delay tactics. “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA, […]

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Philippines COVID-19 Cases Galloping

In one of its reports on Saturday, the Philippines noted that there were 4,933 infections of the new coronavirus. The number represents the fifth consecutive day the country was experiencing new cases above 4,000. Additionally, the country has reported 26 COVID-19 deaths. In a bulletin, the health ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 187,249 while confirmed deaths have […]

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WHO Head Warns — Hoarding Vaccines Will Deepen The Pandemic

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus has warned nations that hoarding possible COVID-19 vaccines while excluding others will deepen the pandemic. Dr. Tedros in his address impressed on countries the importance of joining a global vaccine pact. The WHO has an August 31 deadline for wealthier nations to join the “COVAX Global Vaccines Facility” for sharing vaccine hopefuls […]