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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 22

WHO says no change to Covid-19 aerosol transmission guidance after US draft change The World Health Organisation has not changed its policy on aerosol transmission of the coronavirus, it said on Monday after US health officials published draft new guidance by mistake warning that it can spread through airborne particles. Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 30

German police arrest 300, disband protest against coronavirus curbs in Berlin Berlin police broke up a mass protest against coronavirus curbs on Saturday and arrested 300 in the German capital after demonstrators failed to keep their distance and wear masks as instructed. Around 38,000 protesters gathered for events across the city and police reported pockets of […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 15

Trump visits hospitalised younger brother in New York US President Donald Trump visited his younger brother Robert in a New York City hospital for about 45 minutes on Friday, before heading for his New Jersey country club where he planned to spend the night. Trump told a news conference prior to the visit that his […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 12

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday tapped Senator Kamala Harris of California as his choice for vice-president, his campaign told supporters in a text message. Harris, 55, becomes the first black woman on a major presidential ticket in US history and providing him with a partner well suited […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 5

Massive blast rips through Beirut, killing 50 and injuring thousands A huge explosion in port warehouses near central Beirut killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,750 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital. Officials expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday’s blast as emergency […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 14

Global Covid-19 cases rise above 13 million, with infections going up by 1 million in 5 days Coronavirus infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by one million in just five days in a pandemic that has killed more than half a million people. World Health Organisation chief Tedros […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 9

Workers start to remove charred scaffolding around Notre-Dame Cathedral Workers began on Monday (June 8) the delicate and risky task of dismantling 200 tonnes worth of charred and twisted scaffolding left surrounding the centuries-old Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris after last year’s fire. The scaffolding had been erected for renovation work on the cathedral’s old spire […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 2

Trump urges crackdown on violent protests as US cities fear more destruction US President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over racial inequality that have engulfed the nation’s major cities, as officials extended curfews in hopes of preventing a seventh night of looting and vandalism. The protests, largely peaceful […]