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Large-scale vaccine trials underway in coronavirus hotspot Brazil

Brazil is a global hotspot for coronavirus cases and a hospital in southern Brazil is taking part in large-scale trials for a vaccine to prevent the highly contagious disease. Porto Alegre's Sao Lucas hospital...

20 people wounded after shooting at cookout in Washington DC

Twenty people were shot in Washington DC overnight on Sunday (August 9) including a teenage boy who died after gunfire broke out during a neighborhood street party where hundreds of people had gathered, the city's police chief...

US public’s response to COVID-19 pandemic reflects “two Americas” at opposite ends

With COVID-19 cases in the U.S. neared five million as of Saturday, responses to the pandemic from the public have now drifted onto two opposite paths: with one side pleading the government to make more cautious decisions,...

Lebanon information minister resigns days after Beirut blast

Lebanon's Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad announced on Sunday (August 9) her resignation, citing the failure of the government to carry out reforms and the catastrophic explosion that rocked Beirut. Protesters have called on...

Fatal Hit and Run at Westheimer

A young man was riding an electric scooter when two vehicles traveling eastbound on Westheimer made a southbound turn onto Chimney Rock struck him. Both vehicles fled the scene after striking the male. HPD,...

New Zealand hits 100 days without domestic virus transmission but warns against complacency

New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday (August 9), but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia which once had the virus under control now battle a resurgence...

Triple shooting in West Bellfort, Houston

Two are adult males and one is an adult female gunshot victims that were transported to hospital via private vehicle. Initial information is there was a small party and the three individuals went to their...

US unemployment continues to drop, recovery has long way to go

The United States employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, and the unemployment rate dropped to 10.2 percent amid reopening efforts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The U.S. unemployment rate...

US COVID-19 infections near 5 mln, deaths exceed 162,000

The United States reported 4,994,276 COVID-19 cases by 19:34 Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, an increase of over 67,000 cases over the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns...

U.S. TikTok move unfair: Russian foreign ministry

U.S. efforts to clamp down on popular short video-sharing app TikTok are an "egregious" example of unfair economic competition for U.S. dominance in the international information space, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Saturday.

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