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In Singapore, a Spot robot reminds park visitor to respect distancing measures

In Singapore, a Spot robot reminds park visitor to respect distancing measures

At the same time, NParks is using Spot to estimate the number of visitors in the park as the robot is equipped with plenty of sensors including camera. Another robot, in the shape of a small auto, h...

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Barack Obama Labels Donald Trump's COVID-19 Response A "Chaotic Disaster"

Former US President Barack Obama in a recent private conversation blasted the response to the coronavirus pandemic by the current administration of President Donald Trump as "absolute chaotic di...

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We Have a New Slogan

We Have a New Slogan

He said they were the "first careful steps" in returning to normal. Yes, but: He noted that transitioning to each stage is "conditional" and depends on "all of us, the entire country, to follow the ...

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U.S. Vice-President Pence self-isolates after aide diagnosed with COVID-19

U.S. Vice-President Pence self-isolates after aide diagnosed with COVID-19

Earlier in the week, Trump's White House valet, who is drawn from the US Navy and whose duties including serving or bringing meals and snacks to the President, tested positive for the coronavirus ....

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26-year-old surfer killed in California shark attack

Coroner's officials identified him as Ben Kelly, a resident of Santa Cruz County, according to KRON-TV on Sunday. Following state protocol, the beach will be closed one mile north and south of the a...

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Germany passes law banning 'gay conversion therapy' for minors

Germany passes law banning 'gay conversion therapy' for minors

The Bundestag is expected later on Thursday to pass a law that will ban the therapies, which purport to turn gay people straight, but which critics say perpetuate the harmful myth that being gay is a ...

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Key US Coronavirus Officials in Self-Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

Key US Coronavirus Officials in Self-Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

All three men are scheduled to testify before a Senate committee on Tuesday. The diagnosis of Miller, who is married to White House immigration adviser and speech writer Stephen Miller, was revealed...

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On Mother's Day, leaders search for optimism amid pandemic

On Mother's Day, leaders search for optimism amid pandemic

Jilin officials on Sunday raised the Shulan city risk level to high from medium, having hoisted it to medium the day before after one woman tested positive on 7 May. Asymptomatic carriers are mostly d...

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Indian, Chinese troops scuffle over disputed boundaries along North Sikkim

Indian, Chinese troops scuffle over disputed boundaries along North Sikkim

Several Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed with each other along the Indo-China border in North Sikkim on Saturday, reported news agency ANI. As per official data by the Indian Defence Ministry, ...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC Director and FDA Chief All in Self-Isolation

Key US officials in charge of responding to the coronavirus outbreak are self-quarantining after they came into contact with infected White House staff. It added that the 68-year-old felt fine and had...

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South Korean leader urges calm despite spike in new COVID-19 cases

South Korean leader urges calm despite spike in new COVID-19 cases

Of the 34 cases confirmed Saturday, 24 were linked to Itaewon, and an additional 11 new cases were confirmed Sunday in connection with Itaewon, Jeong said. "While keeping enhanced alertness till the e...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says schools could start to go back in June

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says schools could start to go back in June

The country has been in lockdown for more than six weeks , with the rules first put in place on 23 March to try to stop the spread of coronavirus . "In step two - at the earliest by June 1 - after...

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Dr. Fauci is going into self-quarantine over potential coronavirus exposure

Dr. Fauci has entered a modified quarantine after low-risk exposure to a White House staffer who tested positive with coronavirus. Miller is the wife of one of Trump's senior advisers Stephen Miller...

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Mother’s Day 2020: Only gift of Almighty that has no substitute

Mother’s Day 2020: Only gift of Almighty that has no substitute

The Mother's Day 2020 doodle on Sunday was illustrated by lead artist Alyssa Winans. If you are wondering what to write on it, here are some messages and quotes that you can share with her on this d...

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Donald Trump's Personal Valet Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Donald Trump's Personal Valet Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The person tested positive on Wednesday, the White House said. It marked the latest coronavirus scare for the USA president, and the first known instance where a person who has come in close p...

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Iran ready for unconditional prisoner swap with US

Iran ready for unconditional prisoner swap with US

The request comes amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic could take root in each country's prisons. Iran, meanwhile, has the deadliest recorded outbreak in the Middle East and has so far temporarily...

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South Korea's president urges calm amid concerns over new coronavirus surge

South Korea's president urges calm amid concerns over new coronavirus surge

The patient was not wearing a mask in the nightclub, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported. South Korea's capital city authorities have been on high alert after a ...

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Mild but breezy for Mother's Day

Mild but breezy for Mother's Day

Wind: S 5-10. Nice day overall, feeling like spring Saturday . Mon: High: 52. Low: 42. Temperatures today will rise to only a high of 59, and on Saturday , the high will be 63, the weather...

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Jetliner hits and kills man on Texas airport runway

Jetliner hits and kills man on Texas airport runway

The runway where the death happened was closed so authorities could conduct an investigation, and a second runway was kept open to keep the airport operational. Once the plane came to a stop, the pilo...

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Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals

Under measures that are likely to come into force in early June, travelers will have to provide the address at which they will self-isolate on arrival, The Times said. It said the authorities would ...

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Global coronavirus cases cross four million

Global coronavirus cases cross four million

The world's largest economy has the biggest number of cases at 1.3 million, reflecting its efforts to conduct as many tests as possible. The US has been the most affected country in the world with m...

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China willing to help North Korea fight the global coronavirus pandemic

China willing to help North Korea fight the global coronavirus pandemic

Mr Kim's visit to the fertiliser factory appeared to be aimed at expressing his resolve to ease food shortages and build a self-reliant economy. Many observers dispute Pyongyang's claim and have raise...

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Critics slam Gov. Cuomo’s plan to ‘reimagine’ schools with Bill Gates foundation

Critics slam Gov. Cuomo’s plan to ‘reimagine’ schools with Bill Gates foundation

Schools around the state have been shut since mid-March and will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft, is leading the state's efforts to reimagi...

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CDC head quarantining after exposure to White House staffer with coronavirus

After the meetings, Fauci will return to his office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and work mostly by himself when few others are present, Fox News learned. Asked by Reuters to confirm the...

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Perfect Mother-Daughter Films for Your Mother's Day Weekend Watchlist

Perfect Mother-Daughter Films for Your Mother's Day Weekend Watchlist

You have given me such a strong foundation by which to live my life, and I am so thankful for that. Thank you for teaching me to do things on my own, and believing in me when I try. Mother's Day 2020...

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Sao Paulo state with 41000 Covid-19 cases extends stay-at-home measures

Sao Paulo state with 41000 Covid-19 cases extends stay-at-home measures

Brazil registered a record 10,503 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 615 deaths, the health ministry said on Wednesday. It makes Brazil the hardest hit country in La...

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U.S. drops criminal case against ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. drops criminal case against ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn

Neal Katyal , who served in the Justice Department in the Obama administration, said it was "past stunning". Then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at...

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Brazilian government anticipates food shortages and social disorder because of the lockdowns

Brazilian government anticipates food shortages and social disorder because of the lockdowns

The fires contributed to the loss of a total 10,123 square kilometers (3,900 square miles) of forest in the Brazilian Amazon for 2019, the first time that figure had crossed the 10,000 mark since 2008...

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United Kingdom to place all incoming travellers under 14-day quarantine

United Kingdom to place all incoming travellers under 14-day quarantine

All visitors to Britain will be ordered to isolate for 14 days in a bid to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus , Boris Johnson is set to announce on Sunday. "Aviation is an enabler for many ot...

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Top White House officials buried CDC reopening report, emails show

Top White House officials buried CDC reopening report, emails show

The Associated Press reports "agency scientists were told the guidance 'would never see the light of day, ' according to a CDC official". The emails obtained by the AP showed that after their Thurs...

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COVID-19 worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11 attacks

COVID-19 worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11 attacks

Trump's continuing spate of attacks on China as the witting or unwitting source of COVID-19 is an unvarnished attempt to curry favor with voters ahead of the election in November, according to some po...

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Senate fails to override Trump's veto of Iran war powers resolution

Senate fails to override Trump's veto of Iran war powers resolution

Trump criticized on Wednesday, Republicans who had voted for the Resolution , would have played for the Democrats in the hands. In the House, the resolution passed along party lines, in a 223 to ...

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Roaming 'robodog' tells Singapore park goers to keep apart

Roaming 'robodog' tells Singapore park goers to keep apart

Meanwhile, the robot is being accompanied by Singapore National Parks Board's officer when it is on duty. The pilot trial is together conducted by NParks, and the Smart Nation and Digital Governme...

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Obama Trashes Trump Over Coronavirus Response as

Obama Trashes Trump Over Coronavirus Response as "Chaotic Disaster"

Former President Barack Obama on Friday said that the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been an "absolute chaotic disaster" and blamed it on a "selfish" and "tribal" m...

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Ontario to open provincial parks and conservation areas

Ontario to open provincial parks and conservation areas

The first areas will open on Monday May 11, 2020, with the remaining areas opening on Friday May 15, 2020. Day visitors will also be able to access all parks and conservation reserves for free until t...

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