Central Highlands struggles to combat spread of diphtheria, COVID-19

According to Dak Lak authorities, the province had recorded three COVID-19 cases by August 6. It has scrambled to track down those having contact with the patients and those returning from Da Nang, a coronavirus hotspot, as well as other epidemic-hit areas. The province has quarantined 92 suspected cases at the provincial Tuberculosis and Lung […]

Dallas police name 3 suspects in killing of Joshua Brown, witness in Amber Guyger murder trial; 1 arrested

Brown, who lived in the same apartment building, had testified about what he’d heard the night Jean was murdered. Lee Merritt, an attorney representing Brown’s family, said Brown’s mother told him about her son’s reservations about his visibility in the Guyger trial. In November, Brown was wounded in the foot in a shooting that left a 25-year-old […]

Preston deploys ‘don’t kill granny’ slogan after new local lockdown imposed

He added: “You need responsive powers. It is useful to have something that can move quickly and we can make it entirely clear to the licensee or the operator what the consequences are.”

India confident in standing solo against China in any future border dispute: European think tank

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was quoted as saying, during a Congressional hearing on July 30, “They talk about bringing socialism with Chinese characteristics to the world. Claims that they have now made for real estate in Bhutan, the incursion that took place in India, these are indicative of Chinese intentions, and they are […]

Policy moves buoy bourses in China, US

Wang Xinjie, investment strategy director of the wealth management department at Standard Chartered China, said the overall outlook for the US stock market in the next few months is positive. Favorable government policies, which form one major impetus, will remain unchanged before the US presidential election in November, he said.

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

It marks a significant shift. The coal industry in India is state-owned, but this auction of 40 new coal blocks will see the creation of a privatised, commercial coal sector in India. Among those bidding for it are India’s rich and powerful industrial giants, including the $14bn (£11bn) Adani group run by the Indian billionaire […]

Why Nigerian armed forces can’t fight terrorism—Tony Nyiam

The training and arming of the civilian Joint Task Force in the North East can be a pilot scheme towards making the locals of a community to be in charge of their self-defense. The other example could be the South West, Amotekun initiative which has already begun to be put into action. Social cultural associations […]

S.Korea’s death toll from heavy rain rises to 21

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — South Korea’s death toll from heavy rain, which continued since last Saturday, rose to 21, with 11 missing and seven wounded as of 6 a.m. local time Saturday, according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters.

US military in managed isolation in New Zealand ahead of Antarctica trip

Simon Trotter, general manager of operations at Antarctica New Zealand, said all personnel would be tested for Covid-19 at least twice over the fortnight they were in isolation facilities to ensure the virus was not taken to Antarctica.

Ex-wife kept up struggle to clear name

In 1994, Song left her two sons in the care of her father and in-laws, and departed for Shenzhen, Guangdong province. She labored as a migrant worker in the southern manufacturing hub while appealing for help from higher judiciary authorities, though to no avail, the post said.