Coronavirus: The British-Pakistani doctors saving lives in both countries

Image caption Dr Akhtar connects via video link from his home in Essex From his laptop at his home just outside London, Dr Tahir Akhtar is helping treat a coronavirus patient in Lahore, Pakistan. Via a video link, a doctor there shows Dr Akhtar around the intensive care unit at the city’s Jinnah Hospital. Dr Akhtar is an intensive care unit consultant in Britain’s National Health Service, and has helped lead the response to Covid-19 in Essex, where he lives. Now, in his free time, he is using telemedicine software…

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Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption While for Ethiopia, the dam, pictured here in 2019, is vital, Egypt sees it is as a threat to its existence The polite diplomatic façade was maintained but the words of the Egyptian and Ethiopian representatives revealed a belligerence that was hard to disguise. The recent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Ethiopia’s huge hydro-electric plant, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd), straddling the Blue Nile, was held by teleconference. The social distance that the participants observed underscored the diplomatic gulf. It…

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Russian governor Sergei Furgal arrested over links to several murders : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 66%. (I’m a bot) Furgal is accused of being involved in the murders of several businessmen in 2004 and 2005, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia – the country’s top criminal investigation agency. Russian President Vladmir Putin will personally review the case against Furgal and decide whether or not to allow him to continue his duties as Khabarovsk governor, as per Russian law. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, his party’s leader, criticised the Investigative Committee, saying it did not need to…

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Africa’s week in pictures: 3-9 July 2020

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond: Image copyright AFP Image caption Young dancers stretch during rehearsals in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday…. Image copyright AFP Image caption Olamide Olawale is one 12 pupils at the Leap of Dance Academy, started by David Ajala, which provides lessons for free. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On Saturday, Ethiopian Oromos living in the US city of St Paul mourn popular protest singer Hachalu Hundessa who was murdered in Addis Ababa last week sparking outrage and unrest.…

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Coronavirus: How Mexican cartels are taking advantage of pandemic

Mexico is one of the countries most badly affected by coronavirus in Latin America. A months long shutdown has left many unable to work, with the government accused of not doing enough to help. Now, some of Mexico’s powerful drug cartels are trying to step in to fill the void. The BBC secured exclusive access to one cartel trying to win over the hearts and minds of Mexico’s poor. Source link

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Robert Fuller: Hanging death of black man ruled suicide

Image copyright GoFundMe Image caption Robert Fuller’s family were sceptical of the initial suicide finding A black man who was found hanging from a tree in a California park died by suicide, authorities have said. Robert Fuller, 24, had a history of mental illness and took his own life on 10 June in Palmdale, Los Angeles sheriff commander Chris Marks said. A post-mortem examination had returned an initial finding of suicide, but this was rejected by Mr Fuller’s family, prompting a further investigation. The case came amid US protests over…

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Covid-19 is 1,000 times more efficient at infecting humans than its closest relative found in bats because it evolved from several coronaviruses which merged together. : worldnews

Guys wear your masks and properly distance. I can’t express that enough. My sister never wore a mask and spent days out with friends and visited other people’s houses. Today she was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance with symptoms of the virus. Apparently 1/3 people who get the virus get blood clots. They found one on her lungs pressing up against her heart. She’s in a really bad way and I pray she will pull through, worst case scenario she leaves behind two beautiful children who are only…

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Severe brain damage possible even with mild Corona symptoms : worldnews

It makes sense. Functionally, ACE2 receptors are the mode of entry, and despite them being present in virtually every cell in the body there are especially high numbers in cortical neurons and glia, as well as the alveoli in the lungs, and the lining of the intestine, and that covers the main specific COVID symptoms. The other symptoms are, for the most part, nonspecific immune response symptoms. What looks like a “non-severe” case of COVID based on respiratory symptoms could still result in a high viral load specifically localized in…

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India closely monitoring developments relating expat quota bill in Kuwait

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday said it was closely following developments relating to the proposed expat quota bill by Kuwait that could severely impact the Indian community as it seeks to significantly slash the number of foreign workers in the Gulf country. Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava said the issue figured during recent telephonic conversation between foreign ministers of the two countries. According to reports, some 8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait if the proposed legislation is given legal status. “We are closely…

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