Daily Archives: July 31, 2020

AstraZeneca to be exempt from coronavirus vaccine liability claims in most countries 

AstraZeneca has been granted protection from future product liability claims related to its Covid-19 vaccine hopeful by most of the countries with which it has struck supply agreements. With 25 companies testing their vaccine candidates on humans, the question of who pays for any claims for damages in case of side effects has been a tricky point in supply ne […]

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Afghan ceasefire begins, Taliban prisoners freed ahead of possible talks 

A three-day ceasefire has come into force in Afghanistan as Muslims mark Eid al-Adha. It’s hoped the temporary truce and a prisoner exchange will lead to peace talks between the Taliban and Kabul as early as next week.

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The short-lived Taikoo Shing to Central ferry service, introduced to ease ‘massive traffic snarls’ 

“Since early September traffic congestion along King’s Road has been terrible,” the South China Morning Post reported on October 10, 1979. “Residents of Taikoo Shing have to leave home before 6.45am to queue for the No 21 bus in order to reach Central at around 9 […] The Transport Commissioner does not seem to realise the plight of people living in these are […]

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China celebrates completion of rival sat navigation system 

China is celebrating the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the U.S. Global Positioning System and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitical clout

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Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first 

Australia will force US tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world. The move comes as the tech giants fend off calls around the world for greater regulation, and a day after Google and Facebook took a battering f […]

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Dr. Fauci gives his thoughts on another potential lockdown 

Dr. Anthony Fauci gives his take on if there is a need to lock down the US again to help fight the spread of Covid-19.

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What’s New on Netflix UK: July 31st, 2020 

It suffices to say we can already assume what the majority of Netflix UK subscribers will be watching this weekend. Assuming you blitz all of the second season of The Umbrella Academy there’s still 8…

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Templegate’s Horse Racing Tips: Glorious Goodwood live on ITV – betting preview for Friday’s racing 

GOODWOOD 1.10 AL QAQAA got off the mark in fine style at Newmarket last time when starting to live up to his $1.2m pricetag. Stewart Williams – The Sun He looked a much more polished performer in landing the win by eight lengths and can improve now he’s getting the hang of things. Mafia Power […]

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What we saw and heard during opening night in the NBA bubble 

From player protests to renewed rivalries, our NBA experts react to the first night of restart action.

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Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu’s AP diary: Playing again 

New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu is checking in periodically from the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy

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Stock Market Crash: Is The End Game Here? 

A full-blown U. S. stock market crash may not happen anytime soon or not for a few months as investors and traders are comfortable that the Federal Reserve supports the stock rally.

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Two pilots dead after firefighting planes collide while battling Nevada Fire; NTSB investigating 

Two airplanes have collided while battling a 500-acre wildfire in southeastern Nevada, according to authorities.

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Naya Rivera Laid to Rest After Tragic Drowning 

Naya Rivera has been laid to rest. Two weeks after the former Glee actress tragically lost her life in a drowning accident, she was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on July 24. She was 33. This information has been confirmed by The Blast, which obtained a copy of Rivera’s death certificate. As for other officially documented points of […]

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert granted meeting with Australian ambassador to Iran 

Exclusive: British-Australian academic will meet diplomat for first time since sudden move to a new notorious prisonThe imprisoned British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is set to be granted a meeting with Australia’s ambassador to Iran as soon as Sunday.Following reports in the Guardian that Dr Moore-Gilbert was seriously unwell in Qarchak prison a […]

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Dutch KLM group to cut 4,500-5,000 jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic 

KLM said it does not expect demand to fully recover before 2023 or 2024 and said further staff reductions are possible “given the high level of uncertainty.”

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