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COVID-19 Lockdowns Worsen Childhood Obesity
COVID-19 Lockdowns Worsen Childhood Obesity

Coronavirus-induced lockdowns across the world have negatively impacted the diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to

8 Jun 2020
New Iran-Turkmenistan Border Bridge Opens
New Iran-Turkmenistan Border Bridge Opens

A new bridge connecting Iran and Turkmenistan, which will allow cars and other vehicles, will become operations today, said Iranian

8 Jun 2020
First Container Train Departs on China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Multimodal Corridor
First Container Train Departs on China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Multimodal Corridor

On June 5, the first of 25 container trains departed from the city of Lanzhou, in China’s Gansu province, for

8 Jun 2020
COVID-19: China Will Make Vaccine ‘Global Public Good’
COVID-19: China Will Make Vaccine ‘Global Public Good’

China will increase international cooperation if it succeeds its COVID-19 clinical vaccine trials succeed, assured Science and Technology Minister Wang

7 Jun 2020
UK Ends Hydroxychloroquine Trial, Says ‘No Evidence’ it Cures COVID-19
UK Ends Hydroxychloroquine Trial, Says ‘No Evidence’ it Cures COVID-19

“If you are admitted to hospital, don’t take hydroxychloroquine, it doesn’t work,” Martin Landray, deputy chief investigator of the U.K.-based

7 Jun 2020
China Publishes White Paper on ‘Fighting COVID-19’
China Publishes White Paper on ‘Fighting COVID-19’

China issued a white paper on their fight against Coronavirus detailing their containment efforts in an “open and transparent manner

7 Jun 2020
COVID-19: India Fifth Worst-Hit Nation, Continues ‘Unlockdown’ Measures
COVID-19: India Fifth Worst-Hit Nation, Continues ‘Unlockdown’ Measures

With over 246,628 cases of Coronavirus, India became the fifth worst-hit nation in the world after the U.S. (1.9 million),

7 Jun 2020
France Kills Al Qaeda’s Maghreb Chief Abdelmalek Droukdel
France Kills Al Qaeda’s Maghreb Chief Abdelmalek Droukdel

France says its forces has killed Al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel in an operation in northern Mali...

6 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Global Confirmed Cases Rising Faster Than Ever
COVID-19: Global Confirmed Cases Rising Faster Than Ever

Over the last week, on an average 100,000 new cases of Coronavirus are being reported every day...

6 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Iran Fears ‘Second Wave’ as Cases Rise
COVID-19: Iran Fears ‘Second Wave’ as Cases Rise

Restrictions may be imposed again in Iran to prevent a second wave of mass Coronavirus infections, warned the country’s President

4 Jun 2020
COVID-19: NGO Warns At Least 127 Journalists Dead in 3 Months
COVID-19: NGO Warns At Least 127 Journalists Dead in 3 Months

At least 127 journalists across 31 countries have died after contracting Coronavirus over the past three months said Geneva-based Press

3 Jun 2020
India’s Financial Capital Mumbai Braces for ‘First Cyclone in Years’
India’s Financial Capital Mumbai Braces for ‘First Cyclone in Years’

A storm in the Arabian Sea off India’s west coast has intensified into a severe cyclone headed towards the financial

3 Jun 2020
7 Kids Die in Pakistan’s School Roof Collapse
7 Kids Die in Pakistan’s School Roof Collapse

The roof of a religious school collapsed in Pakistan’s tribal North Waziristan district, killing seven children and injuring 13 others

3 Jun 2020
COVID-19: How Proactive Vietnam Managed to Keep its Death Toll at Zero
COVID-19: How Proactive Vietnam Managed to Keep its Death Toll at Zero

Vietnam is a success story in managing the Coronavirus outbreak. The country of 97 million people has only reported 328

2 Jun 2020
New Ebola Outbreak in Congo Kills Five, COVID-19 not the Only Threat: UNICEF
New Ebola Outbreak in Congo Kills Five, COVID-19 not the Only Threat: UNICEF

A fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed five people, reports the United Nations Children’s

2 Jun 2020
US Company Starts First Human Trial of Potential COVID-19 Antibody Treatment
US Company Starts First Human Trial of Potential COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

Eli Lilly and Company started the world’s first human trial of a potential COVID-19 antibody treatment...

2 Jun 2020
India Only Asian Candidate for UNSC Election for Non-Permanent Members
India Only Asian Candidate for UNSC Election for Non-Permanent Members

As France took over the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday, they announced elections for the five

2 Jun 2020
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