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US State Secretary Antony Blinken To Visit Qatar, Germany Next Week For Afghan Crisis Talks

Antony Blinken will lead a virtual 20-nation meet on Afghanistan with German Foreign Minister (File) Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday he will travel next week to Qatar and Germany for talks on the Afghanistan crisis. Blinken told reporters he would leave Sunday and voice “deep gratitude” to Qatar, a key hub […]


Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men

Facebook users who recently watched a video from a British tabloid featuring Black men saw an automated prompt from the social network that asked if they would like to “keep seeing videos about Primates,” causing the company to investigate and disable the artificial intelligence-powered feature that pushed the message. Facebook on Friday apologized for what […]


LaMarcus Aldridge cleared after heart concerns, re-signing with Brooklyn Nets

After retiring with heart concerns five months ago, seven-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is returning to the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year, $2.6 million deal, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, told ESPN on Friday. Aldridge, 36, has been medically cleared by a number of doctors — including those both independent and Nets-affiliated — […]

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Virus Pushes Some California Hospitals Near ICU Capacity

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable. Hospitals in the heart of Californias Central Valley are running out of beds in their intensive care units because of an influx of coronavirus patients, prompting officials […]

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British Officials May Sidestep Watchdog’s No to Covid Vaccines for Young

Britain’s vaccine watchdog declined on Friday to endorse Covid shots to all children between 12 and 15 years old, advising the government that the health benefits were only “marginally greater than the potential known harms,” and the margin was “too small to support universal Covid-19 vaccination for this age group at this time.” However, the […]

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Delta Variant Does Not Cause More Severe Childhood Covid, Suggests US Study

The study underscored vaccine effectiveness against pediatric Covid hospitalization during Delta (File) Washington: US pediatric Covid hospitalizations have surged since Delta became predominant, but a new study that offers a first look at the relevant data suggests that fears the variant causes more severe disease are unfounded. The paper by the Centers for Disease Control […]