Month: May 2021

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Wuhan virus lab staff sought hospital care before China disclosed COVID-19 outbreak: reports – National

Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, months before China disclosed the COVID-19 pandemic, according to several reports on Sunday, citing a previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report. The Wall Street Journal, which first broke the story, said that the report provides fresh details on the number of researchers affected, the timing of their illnesses, and their hospital visits – may add […]

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150 arrested after viral TikTok video draws hundreds to California beach party – National

A birthday party invitation that went viral on TikTok brought hundreds of people to a raucous celebration on a Southern California beach Saturday night, prompting police to declare an unlawful assembly and arrest about 150 people after they refused orders to disperse. The massive gathering began with a now-deleted video posted on the popular social media app from a user named adrian.lopez517, who invited anyone to his birthday party […]

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U.N. to launch Gaza aid appeal as Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds for 3rd day – National

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas held into a third day on Sunday as mediators spoke to all sides about extending the period of calm after the worst outbreak of fighting in years. Egyptian mediators have been shuttling between Israel and the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by Hamas, to try to sustain the ceasefire and have also met the Islamist group’s rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the […]

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How the COVID-19 pandemic sparked eating disorder surge in teens, adults – National

Many hospital beds in the U.S. are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders are often finding it takes months to get an appointment. The pandemic created treacherous conditions for eating disorders, leading to a surge of new cases and relapses that is not abating as restrictions are loosened and COVID-19 cases subside in many places, doctors and other […]

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5 dead, 500 homes destroyed as Congo residents flee from erupted volcano – National

Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo unleashed lava that destroyed more than 500 homes on the outskirts of Goma, but witnesses said Sunday that the city of 2 million had been mostly spared after the volcano erupted at night and sent thousands fleeing in panic. Authorities said at least five people had died in a road crash while trying to leave Goma, but cautioned it was too early to give a death […]

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Belarus President orders plane bound for Vilnius to land, angering Lithuania – National

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a Ryanair flight headed for Lithuania and carrying a young opposition blogger to land in Belarus on Sunday and detained him on arrival, prompting Lithuania to call for a NATO response. Law enforcers detained activist Roman Protasevich, 26, who had been put on a wanted list after last year’s mass street protests following an election in which Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory. Read more: Belarus protests: […]

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Air India says passengers’ personal data compromised in hack – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 23, 2021 7:07 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Personal data of an unspecified number of travelers has been compromised after a company that serves India’s national carrier was hacked, Air India said. The hackers were able to access 10 years’ worth of data including names, […]

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France mulls tighter limits for U.K. tourists as COVID-19 variants spread – National

France may introduce stricter coronavirus restrictions for British visitors when tourism reopens this summer to prevent the spread of a worrying virus variant first detected in India and causing concern in Britain, authorities said Sunday. The possibility of tighter restrictions for British tourists was raised Sunday by Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.The minister suggested that Britain could be put in a health category of its own, somewhere in between […]

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