China launches satellite for space environment study

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China successfully sent a satellite for space environment study and related technology experiments into the planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Xinhua news agency reported. The satellite, the second…

Saudi Arabia announces health protocols for Hajj season

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Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus during this year's Hajj season which includes limiting the number of pilgrims, the state news agency, SPA, said. In a statement, the Saudi Centre for Disease…

Etihad Aviation Group oragnises Manchester City Young Leaders Summit

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Etihad Aviation Group launched today the Young Leaders Summit, an annual initiative from Manchester City that brings together community leaders for a week of digital learning, delivered through interactive live sessions and webinars. The…

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 11.64 million, death toll at 536,693

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More than 11.64 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 536,693​ have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Tuesday. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and…

Australia closes Victoria-New South Wales border

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The border between Australia's two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne. The outbreak in Victoria's capital has seen hundreds of cases in the past two weeks - more…

Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity option

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A Spanish study has cast doubt on the feasibility of herd immunity as a way of tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The study of more than 60,000 people estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies, the medical…

China-based Terminus partners with Expo 2020

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Terminus Technologies, a China-based leader in smart technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics has been named Expo 2020 Dubai’s latest Premier Partner and has signed a long-term lease at District 2020 as part of the innovation…

Abdullah bin Zayed, French counterpart discuss regional developments, COVID-19

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and France's Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian, discussed the strategic ties between the UAE and France and the prospects of cooperation in…

Macron appoints new PM after Philippe resigns

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has tendered his resignation after heading President Emmanuel Macron's government for three years. The president swiftly named centre-right mayor Jean Castex to lead a new team of ministers after a reshuffle. Although…

Zuckerberg: Advertisers will be back 'soon enough'

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As the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down. "My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough" the Facebook chief executive has said. Campaigners accuse the tech firm of being…

Putin strongly backed in reform vote

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Nearly 78% of Russian voters backed constitutional reforms that could keep President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036, election officials say. With all the ballots counted, 77.9% voted for the reform package and 21.3% against, the electoral…

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 160

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At least 162 bodies have been found after a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, officials say. Rescue work has continued all day for people still missing at the site in the Hpakant area of Kachin state. A wave of mud and…

Tesla overtakes Toyota as most valuable carmaker

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Tesla has become the world's most valuable carmaker, overtaking Japan's Toyota, after its stock hit a record high. Shares in the electric carmaker touched $1,134 before falling back, leaving it with a market value of $209.47bn (£165bn). That…

France to rename streets after African WW2 heroes

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France's armed forces ministry has provided local authorities with a guide to 100 Africans who fought for France in World War Two, so that streets and squares may be named after them. France's reappraisal of its colonial past is fuelled by…