Month: August 2020

Far Right Germans Try to Storm Reichstag as Virus Protests Escalate – The New York Times

BERLIN — It was shortly after 7 p.m. when a self-described healer got on stage outside the German Parliament and urged the jeering crowd of protesters to storm the building: “There is no more police!” she shouted. “We have won!” What followed was a scene many Germans thought had been confined to their history books: …

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Sudan signs peace deal with rebel groups from Darfur – Al Jazeera English

Sudan’s government and the main rebel alliance agreed on a peace deal on Monday to end 17 years of conflict.  The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, signed the peace agreement at a ceremony in Juba, capital …

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India Is Becoming the World’s New Virus Epicenter – Bloomberg

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UW Health, UW-Madison School of Medicine to test new COVID-19 vaccine – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

August 31, 2020 8:23 AM Tabatha Wethal Posted: August 31, 2020 8:23 AM Updated: August 31, 2020 8:29 AM This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab.NIAID-RML MADISON, Wis. — …

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Large trials for the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine begin in the U.S. – NBC News

Phase 3 clinical trials for the much-anticipated Oxford COVID-19 vaccine are set to begin in the United States Tuesday, with participants in Madison, Wisconsin rolling up their sleeves for the injection. The University of Wisconsin is one of dozens of test sites in the U.S. for the vaccine candidate, made by AstraZeneca in partnership with …

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Cuomo won’t budge on reopening NYC restaurants for indoor dining – New York Post

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday rejected growing calls to allow indoor dining at hard-hit New York City restaurants — even as neighboring New Jersey plans to permit reduced-capacity seating later this week. State Budget Director Rob Mujica also admitted that officials had “no specific metric” to decide when Big Apple eateries can reopen their doors. …

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27 poisoned by carbon monoxide at bunker rave party in Oslo – ABC News

At least 27 people have been hospitalized after being poisoned at a rave party in Oslo by carbon monoxide given off by portable generators By The Associated Press August 31, 2020, 1:05 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article COPENHAGEN, Denmark — At least 27 people were hospitalized after being …

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Kayleigh McEnany calls out CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon over riot coverage – Fox News

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany singled out CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon for their coverage over the ongoing riots that have plagued cities across America. There has been a heightened focus on the violence that has taken place after the Kenosha unrest with  Democrats and members of the media sounding the alarm …

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Coronavirus adviser is pushing White House to adopt herd immunity – Business Insider – Business Insider

A recently hired pandemic adviser, Scott Atlas, is urging the White House to consider a “herd immunity” approach to combatting the coronavirus, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The strategy is controversial because it would allow the disease to spread to most of the population in order to build resistance while also attempting to protect …

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Hamas says deal reached to end escalation of violence with Israel – Al Jazeera English

Hamas, the Palestinian group running the besieged Gaza Strip, has announced it has reached a Qatari-mediated deal to end the latest escalation of violence with Israel.    After talks with Qatari envoy Mohammed el-Emadi, “an understanding was reached to rein in the latest escalation and end [Israeli] aggression against our people”, the office of Hamas …

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