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UK begins human trials for coronavirus vaccine

PTI London Clinical researchers began human trials this week of a new coronavirus vaccine developed by scientists at Imperial College London. The study, which involves a set of people being immunised with the vaccine, will be the first time it has been trialled in humans and will test whether it is well-tolerated and produces an effective immune response against COVID-19. …

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Nepal-India ties shouldn’t deteriorate, says senior Nepali economist

Kathmandu: Nepal-India relationship should not deteriorate over the current border row as the landlocked country is dependent on its southern neighbour for the essential items and it would be unwise to consider China as an “alternative”, a leading Nepali economist said on Monday. Commenting on Nepal’s move to amend the Constitution for incorporating India’s territory of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, …

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UK PM sets up new commission to fight racism

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a new cross-government commission to tackle racism and all other forms of inequality in the UK, in response to the worldwide anti-racism Black Lives Matter protests. Johnson said that it is not possible to ignore the many thousands who joined the protests in Britain over the past few weeks, in the …

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South Korea President urges North Korea not to reverse peace deals

Seoul: South Korea’s President called on North Korea to stop raising animosities and return to talks, saying Monday the rivals must not reverse the peace deals that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached during 2018 summits. President Moon Jae-in’s efforts to defuse rising animosities came after North Korea threatened Friday to destroy an inter-Korean liaison office located …

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Atlanta African-American man’s death ruled homicide

Washington: The fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old African American man, outside a fast food restaurant in the US city of Atlanta, has been ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner. Brooks was shot twice in the back on Friday and died from organ damage and blood loss from the wounds, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office …

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Parents in US concerned more about ticks than mosquitoes

New York: When it comes to bug bites, most parents in the US are twice as likely to be concerned about ticks as they are about mosquitoes transmitting disease, a new poll has revealed. Just one in three parents use a bug repellent on their child that contains DEET, which is most effective in repelling mosquitoes bit is less effective …

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Netanyahu seeks ‘another gift’ from rich friend to pay for his legal defence

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on trial for accepting gifts from wealthy friends. But that has not stopped him from seeking another gift from a wealthy friend to pay for his multimillion-dollar legal defence. The awkward arrangement opens a window into the very ties with billionaire friends that plunged Netanyahu into legal trouble and sheds light on the …

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‘Racist thuggery’ has no place on UK streets, says angry Johnson

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said “racist thuggery” has no place on UK streets after far-right protests in central London turned violent, resulting in over 100 people being arrested. Scotland Yard said six of its officers had sustained injuries as the force had imposed restrictions and used search powers to contain the large crowds gathered near Parliament Square, …

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Atlanta officer fired after fatal shooting of black man

Atlanta: An Atlanta police officer was fired following the fatal shooting of a black man and another officer was placed on administrative duty, the police department announced early Sunday. The moves follows the Saturday resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, who stepped down as the Friday night killing of Rayshard Brooks, 27, sparked a new wave of protests in …

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Anmol Narang first observant Sikh to graduate from US Military Academy

Washington: Anmol Narang has made history by becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, and the Second Lieutenant is hopeful that her efforts to represent her religion and community will encourage Americans to learn more about Sikhism.  US President Donald Trump on Saturday addressed the 1,107 graduates, including 23-year-old Narang, …

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