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WhatsApp down: Users report problem with messaging app on Android, iOS


June 20, 2020

Hundreds of users around the world have reported technical issues with the popular messaging app, WhatsApp, since the last few hours. According to reports, the users were facing issues in ‘last seen’ online status both on Android and iOS operating systems. Whereas, some users reported problems in some of the privacy settings. An independent outage monitor Down Detector also reported …

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Pakistan to witness ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse tomorrow


June 20, 2020

KARACHI: Pakistan will sight an annular solar eclipse, popularly known as the ‘ring of fire’, on June 21st (Sunday), according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). According to the met office, apart of southern parts of Pakistan, the solar eclipse will also be visible in parts of Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia and in northern parts of …

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US sees 705 more virus deaths in 24 hours


June 20, 2020

The United States lost another 705 people to the new coronavirus in the 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. It marked the ninth day in which the daily toll from the virus has been fewer than 1,000, even as the US remains the country hardest-hit by the pandemic with 119,086 deaths out of 2,219,119 official cases. …

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Novartis halts hydroxychloroquine trial against COVID-19


June 20, 2020

Swiss drugmaker Novartis is halting its trial of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) against COVID-19 after struggling to find participants, it said on Friday, as data emerged from other studies raising doubts about its efficacy. Novartis’ trial began in April and sought to test the drug in 440 hospitalized patients. But the project only managed to recruit a handful. Novartis’ move follows …

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World’s largest vaccine maker reveals COVID-19 vaccine plans


June 20, 2020

FRANKFURT: There is a notable name missing from the frontrunners in the race to test experimental immunisations against the novel coronavirus: the world’s largest vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline. And that is absolutely fine according to the British group’s chief medical officer for vaccines Thomas Breuer, who says the company prefers the slow and steady approach of focusing on an established technology …

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13 Investigates: Texas hits another weekly high in COVID-19 cases


June 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As Texas experienced a record high of new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott cautioned against looking at a single day’s spike as reason for concern, saying batch testing caused some daily increases. But, a 13 Investigates analysis of cases for the past 16 weeks since the pandemic reached Texas found new cases are up …

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Galveston’s history honored in 155th Juneteenth celebration


June 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It’s the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, and Galveston celebrated their rich history at the very place it began. The private celebration was held at the historic Ashton Villa in Galveston. Galveston is known as the ‘birthplace of Juneteenth,’ when the federal troops arrived on the island to announce and enforce the emancipation of the slaves. The …

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Video shows 2 suspects attacking man on North Loop before stealing his car


June 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police need your help finding one of two suspects who were seen attacking a man on the North Loop during rush hour just before stealing his vehicle. It happened on May 4 just before 5 p.m. Investigators said the victim was on the freeway when a white truck with orange letters suddenly sideswiped him while driving. …

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Houston Astros player tests positive for COVID-19


June 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Astros say one player has tested positive for COVID-19. The organization released a statement on Tuesday saying an Astros player who has been working out at the Astros complex in West Palm Beach has contracted the virus. Astros General Manager James Click said the player, who was not identified, experienced minor symptoms and is …

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