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Moderna drug induced antibodies in ‘all trial volunteers’


July 15, 2020

WASHINGTON: An experimental COVID-19 vaccine that is being developed by US biotech firm Moderna induced antibody responses against the coronavirus in all 45 participants of a human trial, a paper published Tuesday showed. Moderna had previously published “interim results” from its Phase 1 in the form of a press release on its website in May, which revealed the vaccine had …

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Trump on UK’s Huawei ban: ‘I did this myself’


July 15, 2020

LONDON: US President Donald Trump said that he was responsible for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network from the end of 2027, a remark China said proved London’s move was about politics rather than security. As Britain prepares to cast off from the European Union, fears over the security of Huawei have forced Johnson …

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Pakistan-born scientist becomes first woman to head section at renowned body


July 15, 2020

KARACHI: ​Pakistan-born scientist ​​​​​​​​Asifa Akhtar has become the first international female vice president of the biology and medicine section at Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society. The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organisation. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with …

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Tokyo Olympics could aid Sapporo’s Winter Games bid


July 15, 2020

TOKYO: The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that if Tokyo can pull off next year’s Summer Games, then the city of Sapporo could be in good standing to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics. Yasuhiro Yamashita, a former Olympic gold medallist in judo, acknowledged in a news conference that it will be difficult holding the Olympics next …

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Real on brink of La Liga title after win at Granada


July 15, 2020

MADRID: After their ninth straight win following the pandemic break, Real Madrid are on the verge of reclaiming the La Liga title. Real defeated Granada 2-1 on Monday to move within two points of winning the trophy. Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema scored first-half goals to keep Real four points ahead of second-placed Barcelona with two rounds to go. Real …

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Rusty England’s loss in Southampton not to make Pakistan favourites: Shan


July 15, 2020

KARACHI: Despite England’s defeat in the opening Test of the three-match West Indies series, Shan Masood has refused to tip Pakistan as favourites when the tourists come up against Joe Root’s side next month in their three-Test rubber. Speaking to reporters here during an online Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) media conference from the national team’s base in Derby on Tuesday, …

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Court ruling, late goal hurt United’s CL hopes


July 15, 2020

MANCHESTER: A ruling in a Swiss court and the concession of a late, late goal ensured the Champions League qualification places remain tantalisingly out of reach for Manchester United in the English Premier League. United missed a chance to climb back into the top four of the league for the first time since September when Southampton substitute Michael Obafemi scored …

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PHF plans five-a-side tournament in August, National Championship set for Sept


July 15, 2020

LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has planned to resume its activities with a five-a-side league hockey in the month of August and to hold the National Championship in Sept-October this year, besides announcing a financial grant for 30 players, including seniors and juniors, amounting to Rs. 30,000 each as pandemic allowance. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the PHF had …

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BCCI, CA on collision course as ICC set to postpone World T20


July 15, 2020

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to postpone the World T20 this month due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, some controversy is likely to be created over who will be staging the next editions of the ICC World T20 — in 2021 & 2022 — as the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) and Cricket Australia both are …

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Rs30bn package to be announced for farmers next month: minister


July 15, 2020

ISLAMABAD: National Food Security Minister Syed Fakhar Imam said on Tuesday a package of Rs30 billion would be announced for farmers on August 14. While reviewing the desert locust situation in the country, the minister said that prior to its official announcement, the package would be approved by the Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet. He said in a statement …

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