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Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Around 120,000 years ago in what is now northern Saudi Arabia, a small band of homo sapiens stopped to drink and forage at a shallow lake that was also frequented by camels, buffalo, and elephants bigger than any species seen today. The people may have hunted the large mammals..

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India surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases, 82,066 deaths Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP):- India’s coronavirus confirmed cases crossed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the country’s feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages. The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the..

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Women and Asian medics vulnerable to badly fitting masks

LONDON, (AFP):- Women healthcare workers and medical staff with Asian heritage are less likely to be using face masks that fit them properly making them more vulnerable to infection, according to a report on Tuesday calling for more robust equipment testing. The report published in the journal..

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ADB Predicts Economic Recovery In Pakistan In FY 2021

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): A broad economic recovery in Pakistan is expected in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 (from July 1 2020 to June 30 2021) as the economic sentiment improves with the expected subsiding of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resumption of structural reforms, according to a new report by the..

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India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 million

NEW DELHI (AP):- India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. The Health Ministry also reported 1,054 new deaths, driving total fatalities up to 80,776. With 4.93 million confirmed cases, India has the second-highest total in..

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Venezuela: captured US spy charged in alleged terrorist plot Monday, September 14th, 2020

By SCOTT SMITH, CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):- Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday said a U.S. citizen recently arrested in the country as a suspected spy has been charged in an alleged terrorist plot to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service in order to stir unrest. The man, alleged to..

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China warns US over US-Taiwan economic talks

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP):- China warned the United States on Monday of potential “serious damage” to their relations if it does not withdraw from an upcoming economic meeting with Taiwan that is expected to be attended by a senior American official. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin..

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Yoshihide Suga poised to win party vote for Japan PM Sunday, September 13th, 2020

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, TOKYO (AP):- Yoshihide Suga is poised to win Japan’s ruling party leadership vote on Monday, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country’s next prime minister. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is choosing its new leader in an internal vote to pick a..

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Afghan govt, Taliban peace talks due to begin in earnest Saturday, September 12th, 2020

DOHA, (AFP):- Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government get down to business Sunday, with the search for a lasting ceasefire one of many key challenges up for discussion. A slick opening ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday saw the Afghan government, and allies including the..

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Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war

By KATHY GANNON and AYA BATRAWY, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):- Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations on Saturday for the first time, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government for historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war. U.S. Secretary..

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Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel Friday, September 11th, 2020

By MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP):- Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab nation to do so as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state’s relative isolation in the Middle East..

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