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UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

Published On: November 28, 2020 07:59 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Nov 28: The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.

Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week

Published On: November 27, 2020 10:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold more than 1.7 million copies in North America in its first week, roughly equal to the combined first week sales of memoirs by his two immediate predecessors and among the highest ever for a nonfiction book.

UK judge refuses Depp permission to appeal libel ruling

Published On: November 26, 2020 04:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard.

Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

Published On: November 26, 2020 03:08 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000

South Korean chat room operator gets 40 years for blackmail

Published On: November 26, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 26: The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others.

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Published On: November 26, 2020 07:26 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov 26: Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year’s World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer

Published On: November 25, 2020 06:26 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honor the Black experience

Published On: November 25, 2020 03:22 PM NPT By: Associated Press

With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before.

BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy noms

Published On: November 25, 2020 03:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Reactions from some of the nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards:

Uganda death toll after opposition leader’s arrest up to 45

Published On: November 24, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov 24: The death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police say, with more than 800 people arrested.

China tests millions amid new virus flare-ups

Published On: November 23, 2020 02:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Nov 23: Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week.

Death toll at 37 in Uganda unrest after Bobi Wine’s arrest

Published On: November 20, 2020 09:40 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov 20: The death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 37, police said Friday. This is the country’s worst unrest in a decade, and more is expected ahead of the election early next year.

Joe Biden wins Georgia, flipping the state for Democrats

Published On: November 20, 2020 11:14 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Nov 20: Joe Biden has won Georgia and its 16 electoral votes, an extraordinary victory for Democrats who pushed to expand their electoral map through the Sun Belt.

Oxford scientists expect COVID-19 vaccine data by Christmas

Published On: November 19, 2020 07:35 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Nov 19:  University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of their COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas, a key researcher said Thursday as he discussed the team’s latest findings.

Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?

Published On: November 18, 2020 08:15 AM NPT By: Associated Press

UNITED STATES, Nov 18: Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that health care workers should be first, said Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit group working on vaccine allocation issues.

2nd virus vaccine shows striking success in US tests

Published On: November 17, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

UNITED STATES, Nov 17: A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase.

Trump supporters morning protests turn into violent clashes

Published On: November 15, 2020 05:16 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Nov 15: Several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump in Washington protested election results and then hailed Trump’s passing motorcade before nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators sparked fistfights, at least one stabbing and at least 20 arrests.

China congratulates Biden on being elected US president

Published On: November 13, 2020 02:12 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Nov 13: China on Friday became one of the last major countries to congratulate Joe Biden on being elected U.S. president.

Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?

Published On: November 12, 2020 08:01 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Not really.

US: WHO not sharing enough info about China virus probe

Published On: November 11, 2020 12:14 PM NPT By: Associated Press

GENEVA, Nov 11: A senior U.S. government official complained Tuesday that the World Health Organization has not shared enough information about its planned mission to China to investigate the animal origins of the coronavirus.