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China’s UK embassy has asked Twitter to “make thorough investigations” after its ambassador’s official account liked a pornographic clip. Liu Xiaoming’s account also liked posts that criticised the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and showed blindfolded Uighurs being detained. Officials claimed that “anti-Chinese elements [had] viciously attacked” Mr Liu’s account in a Continue Reading
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Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota have recently reported record one-day increases in new cases while Montana and Idaho are seeing record numbers of currently hospitalized Covid-19 patients. Nationally, metrics on new cases, deaths, hospitalizations and the positivity rates of tests are all declining, but there are emerging hotspots in the Midwest. Many of […]Continue Reading
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Health authorities in China’s capital Beijing have removed a requirement for people to wear masks outdoors, further relaxing rules aimed at preventing the spread the novel coronavirus after the city reported 13 consecutive days without new cases. Despite the relaxed guidelines, a large proportion of people continued to wear masks in Beijing on Friday. Some […]Continue Reading
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It is hoped the genetically engineered insects can help control populations of disease-spreading mosquitoes. Authorities have approved plans for genetically modified mosquitoes to be released across the Florida Keys from next year. British-based firm Oxitec has designed the project to test whether the altered mosquitoes are a viable alternative to pesticides to control and Continue Reading
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Protests have taken place for a third consecutive night in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, amid mounting anger over the devastating explosion a week ago that reportedly killed more than 200 people. Clashes broke out near the parliament building, with demonstrators throwing fireworks and police firing tear gas. Hours earlier, the Lebanese cabinet submitted its resignation. Continue Reading
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Hong Kong is on the verge of a “large-scale” outbreak that could collapse hospitals, warned leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday as strict new measures were implemented to stop the spread of coronavirus. Hong Kong’s new social distancing regulations mean restaurants can only serve take-out meals and the 7.5 million residents must wear masks when they […]Continue Reading