Category: World

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China should provide raw data on coronavirus pandemic’s origins: WHO

Investigations into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in China are being hampered by the lack of raw data on the first days of spread there and urged it to be more...

3D-printed bridge, Amsterdam

Dutch queen and robot open 3D-printed bridge in Amsterdam

Dutch Queen Maxima teamed up with a small robot Thursday to unveil a steel 3D-printed pedestrian bridge over a canal in the heart of Amsterdam’s red light district....

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New York restaurant introduces world’s ‘most expensive’ French fries

An iconic New York City restaurant, Serendipity3, has set a world record by introducing most expensive French fries worth $200 (about Dh730). The dish made by...

Microsoft Israel, Windows

Microsoft says Israeli group sold tools to hack Windows

Story by Reuters An Israeli group sold a tool to hack into Microsoft Windows, Microsoft and other technology according to human rights group Citizen Lab on Thursday,...

WHO, Covid vaccination

WHO panel advises against Covid-19 vaccination proof for travel

Story by Reuters The World Health Organisation’s Emergency Committee on Thursday maintained its stance that proof of COVID-19 vaccination should not be required...

Facial recognition, China

Facial recognition tech fights coronavirus in Chinese city

Story by AFP Facial recognition tech linked to personal health codes has been rolled out in a Chinese city bordering Myanmar as authorities seek to squash a coronavirus...

Covid-19, booster shots

Covid-19 boosters could risk more serious side effects: US health official

A United States health official said Tuesday the country needs to see more data to know if additional shots could raise people’s risk of serious side effects as it...

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Hundreds of Thai medical workers infected despite Sinovac vaccinations

Story by Reuters Thailand’s health ministry said on Sunday more than 600 medical workers who received two doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine have been...

Maharashtra schools, India

Indian state Maharashtra decides to reopen schools in ‘Covid free areas’

The Department of Education in Maharashtra issued a circular for the smooth start of Classes 8 to 12 in the Covid-free villages of Maharashtra from July 15. Opening up...

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Belgian woman contracted two Covid variants at the same time before her death

Story by Reuters A 90-year-old Belgian woman who died from COVID-19 in March had contracted two variants of coronavirus at the same time, which is believed to be the...