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Newborn triplets diagnosed with Covid-19 in Mexico

A set of premature triplets born in Mexico are “stable” and “evolving favorably” after testing positive for Covid-19, according to local health officials. The triplets were born in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí and tested for coronavirus on June 17 in compliance with the state’s health protocols on premature births, according to the state’s Health Secretary Monica ...

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Virus yet to peak in Americas: WHO

The coronavirus pandemic has yet to peak in the Americas, the World Health Organization warned on Wednesday, as it said global infections were likely to hit 10 million within a week. The WHO said the length and height of peaks would be determined by government actions, without which a lurch back towards lockdowns was unavoidable. The UN health agency also ...

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Hajj registration: Intending pilgrims must apply after Jul 12 for money withdrawal

Intending hajj pilgrims who had deposited registration money to perform hajj under government or private management and now want to withdraw their money have to apply after July 12. The decision was taken at a meeting at the Secretariat Wednesday chaired by Religious Affairs secretary Nurul Islam. The ministry also announced that pre-registrations and registrations for Hajj made this year, ...

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Four dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in coal mine in southern Kyrgyzstan

Three men and a woman have died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a coal mine in southern Kyrgyzstan, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said on Wednesday. The tragedy occurred at the Kenchiler-Bereke coal mine in Suluktu town of Batken Region on Tuesday. According to preliminary investigation, the mine was filled with gas. Rescuers, who arrived at the site, had ...

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Human error caused Pakistan plane crash that killed 97: Initial report

A plane crash which killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was because of human error by the pilot and air traffic control, according to an initial report into the disaster released Wednesday. “The pilot as well as the controller didn’t follow the standard rules,” the country’s aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said, announcing the findings in parliament. The Pakistan ...

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Former virus hotspot New York reopens as cases spike elsewhere

New York businesses opened their doors to returning waves of workers Monday as the city that was once the epicenter of the global pandemic marked an important milestone in its return to normalcy, even as other US states were seeing an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases. Nationwide, cases have been on the rise for the past two weeks following a ...

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Virus cases top nine million as WHO says pandemic ‘accelerating’

Global coronavirus infections topped nine million on Monday as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia said it would allow a “very limited” number of pilgrims to the hajj next month. France took its biggest step yet back to normality by allowing millions of children to return to school. But despite Europe further easing ...

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Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ hajj over pandemic

Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a “very limited” hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual ritual as it moves to curb the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf. The decision marks the first time in Saudi Arabia’s modern history that Muslims outside the kingdom have been barred from performing the hajj, ...

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5 dead, 1 missing in flash floods in northwestern Turkey

At least five people were killed, and one person was reported as missing in the flash floods in Turkey’s northwestern province of Bursa, local media reported on Monday. The region has been badly affected by heavy rainfall, which caused flash floods since Sunday afternoon, according to the NTV broadcaster. The rain and floods wreaked havoc in several districts of the ...

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Shootout in restive Minneapolis leaves one dead, 10 injured

A man was killed and 11 were injured in an indiscriminate gun attack early Sunday in Minneapolis, the same city in the US state of Minnesota where George Floyd met his death. The attack that broke out shortly after midnight (Saturday, local) in the Uptown neighbourhood of the city that is popular for its nightlife, created a dreadful environment there, ...

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