Government should suspend restrictions that deny immigrants financial help during pandemic, Scottish ministers say : worldnews

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Amitabh Bachchan, Son Abhishek Bachchan Stable After Covid-19 Diagnosis, BMC to Sanitise Their Bungalows

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are “feeling better” as they get treated for coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital, Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, director of Critical Care Services at the hospital, said on Sunday. The father-son duo on Saturday posted on Twitter that they had tested positive for COVID-19 and are in the hospital’s isolation ward. “I have tested COVID positive. Shifted to hospital. Hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited,” Amitabh, 77, tweeted. T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital…

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Rare, Unopened Copy of Super Mario Bros Sold for Rs 85 Lakh

The sealed copy of Super Mario Bros from 1985 that was auctioned for $114,000. (Image: Associated Press) The Super Mario Bros copy, designed for Nintendo’s NES gaming console in 1985, was said by the auction house to be one of a handful of sealed copies of such vintage games to be still available in the world. News18.com Last Updated: July 12, 2020, 5:20 PM IST An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 (~Rs 85.72 lakh) in an auction that…

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Jaya Bachchan, Aaradhya, Aishwarya Rai Have Tested Negative For Covid-19: Mumbai Mayor

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Sunday said actors Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai have tested negative for coronavirus. The mayor’s statement came a day after Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan said they had tested positive for COVID-19 and were admitted to a hospital here. The mayor said the Bachchan residence is now a containment zone and all residents have been quarantined for 14 days. Members of the Bachchan family, including the megastar’s grand daughter Aaradhya, took the rapid antigen detection test, Pednekar said. Aaradhya has also tested negative,…

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As Amitabh Bachchan Tests Covid-19 Positive, His Old Tweets on ‘Virus Treatment’ Go Viral

A file photo of Amitabh Bachchan. (Image: Getty) Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to Nanavati hospital in Mumbai and is ‘doing well’ as per the hospital sources after testing positive for coronavirus. News18.com Last Updated: July 12, 2020, 5:09 PM IST Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan on Saturday tweeted that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital. As of now, Big B’s residence Jalsa and Janak have been declared containment zones and the sanitisation work is being carried out…

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Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “I think it’s a great thing to wear a mask,” the president said US President Donald Trump has worn a facial covering in public since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington to meet veterans. “I think it’s a great thing to wear a mask. I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place,” he said while leaving the White House. The president has previously said that he…

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Coronavirus: The chaplains toiling on the frontlines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHospital chaplains on the coronavirus frontline From FaceTiming worried families to helping doctors and nurses with “combat fatigue”, spiritual care workers in hospitals have been thrust onto the pandemic’s frontlines. Rocky Walker has come closer to death as a hospital chaplain in the coronavirus pandemic than he did as a soldier in the 1991 Gulf War. “It was very scary, very dangerous,” he says. “Working in the ICUs and seeing all that suffering and seeing families being decimated by this thing: I…

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Coronavirus: Fake cures in Latin America’s deadly outbreak

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brazil has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world Latin America is battling some of the world’s most devastating coronavirus outbreaks, and is also facing the scourge of fake cures and unproven treatments promoted on social media across the region. In the week when Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19, we’ve debunked some of these misleading claims. A video of Mr Bolsonaro taking the drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for his illness has clocked up six million views on Facebook.…

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Russian journalists in shock as FSB hunts enemy within

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The FSB released images of their arrest of Safronov in Moscow As Ivan Safronov was led into court, hands cuffed and head pushed down by two masked guards, he managed just one sentence. “I’m not guilty,” he told a crowd of supporters packed into the corridor. The arrest of the former military correspondent has shocked fellow Russian journalists, who describe the claim by the FSB security service that he handed state secrets to Czech Intelligence as “absurd”. The Kremlin has praised the ‘”high quality”…

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Mexico crime: Could this become the bloodiest year on record?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police in Mexico have faced a surge of violence In the two years since Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the presidential election in Mexico by a landslide, the country has endured many violent moments. But recent months have been especially bloody and brutal. On 7 June, an astonishing 117 murders were recorded in 24 hours, making it the country’s most violent day of the year so far. The previous high had been on 20 April, when 114 homicides took place. If the trend set in…

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Chop in Seattle: Why this police-free protest zone ultimately failed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Less than a month after it was set up, Seattle’s Chop protest zone was cleared On 8 June, after a number of increasingly dangerous clashes between protesters and law enforcement, police officers in a popular area of downtown Seattle abandoned their precinct. Hundreds of activists, who had been demonstrating against police brutality since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, then flocked to the neighbourhood and set up a peaceful occupied protest. There, they distributed free food and medical supplies, planted community gardens,…

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