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President Trump, First Lady Melania Test Positive For Coronavirus

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus. The president took to micro-blogging platform to confirm the development. He wrote on Twitter, on Friday:”We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for […]

China Declares Emergency After 3-year-old Boy Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague

China has declared an emergency after a three-year-old boy was confirmed to be infected by bubonic plague. As per media reports, the child, from a remote village in Menghai county, Yunnan, was confirmed to be infected by the killer disease on Monday. Following this, started a level IV emergency response […]

Amazon Unveils Payment By Hand-Waving

Amazon on Tuesday unveiled a new biometric payment system using palm recognition, to be made available to rival retailers and also promoted as a replacement for badge entry at stadiums or workplaces. The system called Amazon One was touted as “a fast, convenient, contactless way for people to use their […]

Nigerian Students To Be Restricted To Two-year Courses In The U.S

The DHS proposed rule to eliminate duration of status (D/S) for F students and their dependents, J exchange visitors and their dependents, and I media representatives is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Friday, September 25, 2020. Students from some countries will also now be subjected to a […]

Trump Vows To Block Any TikTok Deal Allowing Chinese Control

President Donald Trump on Monday threw into doubt a deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok, vowing to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. The comments raised fresh concerns over a weekend deal that appeared to avert a US-ordered ban […]

China Testing 11 COVID-19 Vaccines, 4 Undergoing Stage 3 Trials

China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday. “At the moment, 11 vaccines have entered the phase of clinical trials, four of them are already in phase 3,” […]

US Bans TikTok, WeChat

The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and use of the messaging and payment platform WeChat, saying they threaten national security. The move, to be implemented Sunday night, comes amid rising US-China tensions and efforts by the Trump administration to engineer […]

Barbados To Remove Queen Elizabeth II As Head Of State

Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and become a republic by November next year, as the Caribbean island nation seeks to move fully beyond its colonial past. The decision was formalized in the so-called Throne Speech, delivered on behalf of Prime Minister […]

US Government Confirms Receiving Oracle Bid For TikTok

The US government has received a bid from Oracle for TikTok’s American operations after the video-sharing app’s parent ByteDance rejected a proposal from Microsoft, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday. Mnuchin told CNBC his office received the proposal involving Oracle over the weekend and said the bid would be handled […]

Saudi Arabia To Lift Some International Flight Restrictions On Sept. 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension of international flights as of Sept. 15 to allow “exceptional categories” of citizens and residents to travel, the state news agency SPA said on Sunday. The kingdom will scrap all travel restrictions on air, land and sea transport for citizens on Jan. 1, […]