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India's capital chokes on 'severe' smog as farm fires soar

New Delhi - New Delhi was blanketed in noxious haze Friday as air pollution levels in parts of the city soared to "severe" levels, hours after US President Donald Trump described the air in the vast nation as "filthy".

Exxon expected to announce layoffs in U.S. and Canada

Exxon is close to completing a workforce assessment for the United States and Canada, after which it will announce the number of people it needs to lay off in response to the crisis caused by the pandemic.

India to roll out quick and cheap coronavirus paper test

New Delhi - A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the world's worst-hit nations.India has recorded more than 7.

New tool predicts risk of Covid hospitalisation, death

Paris - The five percent of people in Britain predicted by a new tool to be at highest risk from Covid-19 accounted for three-quarters of deaths during the first wave of the pandemic, researchers reported Wednesday.

Covid scares put EU leader summits in peril

Apo - Should Brussels return to virtual EU summits? The debate was relaunched this week after Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin left an EU leaders meeting largely devoted to Brexit to go into self-isolation.

Finger pointed at Swiss yodelling 'superspreader' concert

Geneva - The coronavirus pandemic has not deterred the Swiss from sending yodels echoing across their mountain valleys, but a concert attended by 600 people is believed to have made one canton a European virus hotspot.

Economic headache awaits victor in Bolivian election

La Paz - Bolivians go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday in the midst of the South American country's biggest economic crisis for 40 years.But the ultimate victor faces an economic headache, with GDP set to shrink by 6.

Austria ski resort virus outbreak mishandled, report finds

Vienna - Local and federal authorities could have contained the spread of a coronavirus outbreak that infected thousands of tourists in two Austrian ski resorts, according to a report published Monday.

Quarantined, top US general assures US remains well-protected

Washington - The Pentagon's top general, quarantined after being exposed to Covid-19, assured Thursday that the military remains at the ready to defend the United States and allies.

US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery

Stockholm - Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, paving the way for a cure, the Nobel jury said.

US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery

Stockholm - Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, the Nobel jury said.

2020 Nobel season opens with medicine prize

Stockholm - Breakthroughs in the field of health will be honoured Monday when the 2020 Nobel season kicks off with the medicine prize, as the world battles the worst pandemic in a century.

Pandemic creates 'surge' of flawed research

Paris - The Covid-19 pandemic has created a surge in potentially flawed scientific studies as researchers rush to publish results without adequate oversight, a leading medical ethicist said Friday.

More than 60 million Indians may have caught coronavirus: study

New Delhi - More than 60 million people in India -- 10 times the official figure -- could have contracted the novel coronavirus, the country's lead pandemic agency said Tuesday, citing a nationwide study measuring antibodies.

What are the best homework habits during COVID-19?

As cases or coronavirus infection continue to rise worldwide, more people are electing or being told) to be schooled from home. This places additional strains and stresses on parents. A leading expert provided some advice.

Indian state to allow quarantined virus patients to vote in elections

New Delhi - Quarantined coronavirus patients in the Indian state of Bihar will be allowed to vote in polling stations in upcoming local elections but only during the last hour before they close, officials said Friday.

Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural US

Millinocket - A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.

New Data: Workplace sentiment during the pandemic

A new survey reveals just how well (or badly) employees and managers are faring during the pandemic and work-from-home protocols.

Jakarta re-imposes partial virus lockdown as new cases soar

Jakarta - Authorities in the Indonesian capital re-imposed a partial coronavirus lockdown Monday and vowed to strictly isolate anyone testing positive for Covid-19 as infections soared in the metropolis.

Q&A: Distributed biological processing can prevent pandemics Special

It is possible to leverage the powers of distributed biological processing to fight emerging pathogens faster and prevent them from spreading in the future, building a global antibody defensive barrier, according to Dr. Eric Hobbs.

With travel limited, plane cafes take off in Thailand

Bangkok - With millions around the world stuck at home due to the pandemic, "plane cafes" in Thailand are offering customers the chance to pretend they are in the sky -- and the idea seems to have taken off.

In Pennsylvania, a Trump-Biden battle on uneven ground

Brownsville - Door-to-door canvassing and weekly rallies for Donald Trump, while Joe Biden's campaign avoids both due to the coronavirus: Democrats in Pennsylvania's rural counties are battling to win back the key electoral state, but the pandemic is not making it e...

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Jerusalem - Once a role model in the fight against Covid-19, Israel is set to lock down several cities to slow the fast-spreading contagion as the government faces harsh criticism over the crisis.

YouTube video removals soar as software enforces rules

San Francisco - YouTube said Tuesday that video removals soared in the second quarter of this year as the company relied more on software to enforce content rules to protect workers from the pandemic.Slightly more than 11.

Buses and trains disinfected as North Korea ramps up virus measures

Seoul - Temperature checks, hand sanitisers, and face masks are being enforced across Pyongyang's public transport system as North Korea intensifies its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Netherlands' Belgian enclave juggles tricky virus rules

There is a small Belgian enclave in the southern Netherlands where respecting two sets of rules to fight coronavirus has become a daily challenge, with international borders criss-crossing streets and even running through shops and homes.

Florida sheriff bans face masks among officers

Miami - A Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks -- and banned the safety gear from his office -- even as the southern US state has hit record daily coronavirus death tolls.

Florida hits another record virus death toll as hurricane looms

Miami - Hurricane Isaias was barreling towards Florida on Friday, a day after the state registered a record 253 coronavirus deaths and authorities closed down some COVID-19 testing centers to prepare for the looming storm.

After pounding Puerto Rico, T.S. Isaias set it sights on Florida

Tropical Storm Isaias is dumping flooding rain on parts of the Caribbean and could eventually track near Florida this weekend and possibly other parts of the East Coast early next week as a Category 1 Hurricane.

F1 driver Sergio Perez tests positive for coronavirus, out of British Grand Prix

Silverstone - Formula One driver Sergio Perez has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's British Grand Prix, his Racing Point team said Thursday.
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