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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death


July 5, 2020

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. The setback came as the WHO also reported more than 200,000 new cases globally of the disease for the first time in a single …

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Satellite-carrying rocket ‘lost’ after New Zealand launch


July 5, 2020

A commercial rocket carrying seven satellites was “lost” after take-off Sunday from a New Zealand launch pad, the owner Rocket Lab said. “We lost the flight late into the mission,” Peter Beck, Rocket Lab’s founder and chief executive, tweeted. “I am incredibly sorry that we failed to deliver our customers’ satellites today. Rest assured we will find the issue, correct …

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Britain puts $10 million into study on long term effects of COVID-19


July 5, 2020

LONDON: Britain is putting 8.4 million pounds ($10.49 million) into a new study to examine the long-term effects of COVID-19 on patients, the health ministry said on Sunday. The novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19 has been observed to cause many health impacts for some patients beyond immediate respiratory issues, but with other infected people asymptomatic, the workings of the virus …

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Thiem to donate prize money


July 5, 2020

VIENNA: World number three Dominic Thiem will donate the prize money that he won in Belgrade during the ill-fated Adria Tour, where Novak Djokovic and three other participants tested positive for coronavirus, his father was quoted by Austrian media on Friday. Thiem took part in the Belgrade leg of the exhibition event organised by Djokovic, where social distancing was minimal …

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English counties allowed two overseas players per team from 2021


July 5, 2020

LONDON: England’s 18 first-class counties will be allowed to field two overseas players per side in domestic four-day and 50-over matches from 2021, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday. Teams are currently allowed to field only one overseas player, though foreign-born cricketers with British passports and those on Kolpak deals are classed as ‘home’ registrations. But …

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United rout Bournemouth, Vardy reaches century


July 5, 2020

LONDON: Manchester United powered into fourth place in the Premier League with a 5-2 rout of struggling Bournemouth, while Leicester City got back on track in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side boosted their bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League thanks to a swaggering display at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, …

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Legendary Lin Dan announces retirement


July 5, 2020

SHANGHAI: China’s two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of all time, announced his retirement on Saturday aged 36. It means that Lin, who won gold at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, will not compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which have been pushed back to the next summer because of coronavirus. The end of …

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Broadcasting rights holder takes PCB to court over PSL money row


July 5, 2020

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is quite determined to complete the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five by holding the remaining semifinals and the final later this year to decide the title winner of the league. It has been learnt that the PCB is very keen to find a suitable window for holding the remaining games around November, either …

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Indian police busts fake SL T20 event


July 5, 2020

NEW DELHI: Indian police are investigating an alleged betting scandal in which a sham cricket tournament was held in an Indian village and passed off as a Twenty20 contest played in Sri Lanka. Players portrayed as Sri Lankan cricketers played two matches on Monday that were broadcast with live commentary on YouTube, media reports said, along with ball-by-ball coverage on …

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