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Report says 70% of COVID-19 cases in Israel likely linked to US, not EU or China

According to a study published on Monday by Tel Aviv University (TAU), more than 70% of those in Israel who contracted the Coronavirus were infected by a strain that originated in the US. “Those who returned from the US created transmission chains,” Dr. Adi Stern of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology at …

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Greek PM says EU must decide on health protocols for tourism to restart

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday that the EU needs to decide on health protocols to allow the tourism sector to restart soon, as the countries of the south are struggling to salvage their economies from the Coronavirus crisis aftermath. “Best-case scenario is Greece is open for business July 1, and we’re working …

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Islamic State prisoners, Kurdish authorities reach agreement to end Syria jail riot – National

Imprisoned members of the Islamic State group rioted and took control of a prison in northeast Syria for several hours, until Kurdish-led authorities negotiated an end to the unrest Sunday. The riot began Saturday at a prison in the city of Hassakeh, one of the largest facilities where IS members are held, and control was …

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‘Never happened’: Joe Biden denies sex assault claim by former Senate staffer Tara Reade

(Bloomberg) — Joe Biden denied he sexually assaulted a former Senate staffer and called for any relevant records to be released. “I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said pf allegations he assaulted Tara Reade, in a statement Friday morning. …

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Missing mother’s body found over a year after ‘her boyfriend murdered her’

Drew Carter has been arrested in connection with Jessica Flores’s murder. Flores was missing for over a year before her body was discovered last week. (Picture: Facebook/Gary Police Department) The body of a mother missing for over a year was discovered in a wooded area and her then-boyfriend has been charged with her murder, police …

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Coronavirus reminds, “to be or not to be?

Countries may face a real trade-off. Should they go through a period of extreme and painful lockdowns, and along with it a steep decline in economic activity – or should they delay the peak and slow down the transmission and suffer a less acute but longer decline in economic activity? East Asian countries took the …

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2 terrorists killed in Tunisia

Tunisian security forces killed two terrorists in the western province of Kasserine, the Interior Ministry said Saturday, Trend reports citing Xinhua. This operation “is the result of intelligence work carried out by the national counterterrorism units as part of a preventive operation,” the ministry said in a statement. The security units succeeded in foiling a …

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Venezuelans face evictions amid Colombia virus quarantine

Concerns have sparked in recent days over the situation with Venezuela’s migrants and refugees following the spread of the coronavirus in Colombia. Colombia currently hosts nearly 1.8 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have left their country in recent years. Last month, the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. …

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Los Angeles serial killer known as the ‘Grim Sleeper’ found dead in his prison cell

Convicted serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., also known as the “Grim Sleeper”, was found dead in his prison cell, as reported by NBC News. Franklin, 67, was found unresponsive in his cell in California’s San Quentin State Prison and pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. Saturday. The state’s corrections department said the cause of death wasn’t …

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Growing number of countries impose travel restrictions and quarantine measures – Channel 4 News

12 Mar 2020 India has announced a suspension of all entry visas for a month, as well as restricting return travel for its citizens who are currently abroad. India has announced a suspension of all entry visas for a month, as well as restricting return travel for its citizens who are currently abroad. The Philippine …

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