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Sydney sees worst pandemic day of 2021 two weeks into lockdown

SYDNEY: Australia‘s New South Wales (NSW) state on Thursday reported its biggest daily rise in locally acquired cases of Covid-19 this year as officials struggle to stamp out a growing cluster of the highly infectious Delta variant. The spike in cases after two weeks of a hard lockdown in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, raised the prospect of a further extension ...

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Canada Day eclipsed by graves found at indigenous schools

MONTREAL: Canada’s national holiday Thursday was marked by a grim reckoning over its colonial history, after more than 1,000 unmarked graves were found near former boarding schools for indigenous children. Several cities across the country cancelled their traditional Canada Day celebrations, usually marked by fireworks and barbecues. The hashtag #CancelCanadaDay was trending on social media, and rallies in support of ...

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More efficient tests may one day replace endoscopy

Micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease. Colonic biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 In two journal articles, a University of Houston biomedical researcher reports a step forward in diagnosing intestinal diseases, including colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease using stool proteins. The current gold standard for colon cancer testing measures blood (hemoglobin) ...

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Northwest US faces hottest day of intense heat wave

SEATTLE: The hottest day of an unprecedented and dangerous heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest on Monday, with temperatures obliterating records that had been set just the day before. Seattle hit 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) by evening – well above Sunday’s all-time high of 104 F (40 C). Portland, Oregon, reached 115 F (46 C) after hitting new records ...

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Joe Biden calls closure of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily ‘sad day for media freedom’

HONG KONG/WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Thursday called the closure of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily tabloid a “sad day for media freedom” and said it signaled “intensifying repression” by China, while vowing to maintain support for the people of the Chinese-ruled territory. In a statement following the news outlet’s closure earlier on Thursday, Biden called on Beijing to stop ...

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China reports 16 new Covid-19 cases vs 24 a day earlier

BEIJING: China on Thursday reported 16 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 23, compared with 24 a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths. China also reported 18 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 21 a day earlier. As ...

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Yoga can improve both physical & mental health during Covid, says Indian envoy as US celebrates Yoga Day

WASHINGTON: Yoga has the potential to provide both health and happiness by improving the physical and mental wellbeing of the people, especially given the impact of the global pandemic, India’s top diplomat in the US has said, kicking off the 7th International Yoga Day celebrations in the country. India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on Sunday participated in ...

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