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Ivanka Trump draws derision in India for praising migrant‘s hard journey home

U.S. presidential adviser Ivanka Trump‘s praise of an Indian teenager‘s bicycle ride home hundreds of kilometres away is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the plight of impoverished migrant workers struggling in a lockdown.

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The drive-in movie stages a comeback in U.S. in coronavirus era

The drive-in movie, dismissed by many as a relic of an earlier time in America, is making a comeback as entertainment seemingly designed for the coronavirus era.

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Criticising ‘meddling‘, Beijing says HK security laws won‘t harm investors

China‘s foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong hit back on Saturday at "meddling" countries and said proposed national security laws would not harm the interests of foreign investors in the city.

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China could set-up Hong Kong intelligence agency under security law: former leader

China‘s new national security law may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonial-era Special Branch, the territory‘s former leader, Leung Chun-ying, said on Saturday.

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PIA spokesman says blackbox recovered from Karachi plane crash site

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from site of a place crash in Karachi, an airline spokesman said on Saturday.

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U.S. discussed conducting its first nuclear test in decades, Washington Post reports

The Trump administration discussed last week whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, the Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the matter.

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Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, 2 survivors

The death toll from Friday‘s passenger aircraft crash in Pakistan‘s southern city of Karachi has been confirmed at 97 with two survivors, while no fatalities were reported from the dense residential neighbourhood where the aircraft crash-landed, authorities said on Saturday.

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South America a new COVID epicenter, Africa reaches 100,000 cases

South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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China has betrayed Hong Kong, former HK governor says

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

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Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, 2 survivors: authorities

The death toll from Friday‘s passenger aircraft crash in Pakistan‘s southern city of Karachi has been confirmed at 97 with two survivors, while no fatalities were reported from the dense residential neighbourhood where the aircraft crash-landed, authorities said on Saturday.

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China has betrayed Hong Kong, former Hong Kong governor says

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

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China has betrayed Hong Kong so West should stop fooling itself, former Hong Kong governor says

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

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U.S. discussed conducting its first nuclear test in decades - Washington Post

The Trump administration discussed last week whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, the Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the matter.

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Hong Kong‘s pro-Beijing politicians say national security law good for business

Hong Kong‘s pro-Beijing politicians sought to allay worries about the impact of China‘s proposed national security legislation on the Asian financial hub‘s business environment, saying it would boost investor sentiment.

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Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate in pandemic

The more than a century old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much needed relief.

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Trump administration backs lawsuit challenging Illinois coronavirus curbs

The Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker‘s coronavirus stay-at-home orders, with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal challenge he faces over his emergency powers.

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Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights, demands action

The U.S. Transportation Department late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. air carriers to resume service to China and ordered Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government.

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NIH trial: Gilead‘s drug works best in COVID patients on oxygen

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday said that data from its trial of Gilead Sciences Inc‘s remdesivir show that the drug offers the most benefit for COVID-19 patients who need extra oxygen but do not require mechanical ventilation.

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Large employers push back on U.S. healthcare mergers during coronavirus crisis

A group representing some of the largest U.S. employers has asked Congress for a year-long ban on mergers and acquisitions among hospitals and doctors groups that received government money to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dozens of Chinese companies added to U.S. blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke

The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and China‘s military.

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Peer-reviewed data shows Gilead‘s drug helps COVID-19 recovery time

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Friday peer-reviewed data published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that Gilead Sciences Inc‘s remdesivir is effective at helping COVID-19 patients recover.

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U.S. grants tentative OK for 15 air carriers to suspend service to 75 airports

The U.S. Transportation Department said late Friday it had granted tentative approval to 15 airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 U.S. airports because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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South America a new COVID epicenter, Africa reaches 100,000 cases, WHO says

South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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South America a new COVID epicentre, Africa reaches 100,000 cases, WHO says

South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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