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UCSF Research Points To Inhalable Antiviral To Combat COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO—UCSF scientists may have discovered the world's first prophylactic solution against Covid-19, which would be used in the form of a nasal spray or inhaler, as stated in a press release on Monday, August 11. The team of scientists who belong to the Walter lab at UCSF were able to engineer synthetic nanobodies that when tested, prevent the...

Trump Strikes Diplomacy Agreement Between Israel And UAE

WASHINGTON D.C.—On Thursday, August 13th, President Donald Trump announced from the Oval Office he had secured a landmark agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to Trump, the two countries have agreed to a "full normalization of relations" in exchange for Israel fully suspending their plan to annex the occupied West Bank Territory. If this agreement goes through,...

Two Florida Men Arrested For Selling “Miracle Cure”

COLOMBIA—Two Florida men wanted in the United States on a charge of selling bleach as a "miracle cure" or "MMS" for the COVID-19 and other diseases illegally, Colombian top prosecutor Fiscalía Colombia announced in the evening on Tuesday, August 11 Fiscalía Colombia, a Colombian prosecutor tweeted with a video and announced on August 11 that Mark Grenon, 62, and his...

Lebanese Prime Minister And Cabinet Resign

BEIRUT—The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diab and his cabinet announced today they will step down from office. In his August 10th televised speech, Diab said he would take "a step back" in order to "fight the battle for change alongside ." Diab's cabinet declared their resignation earlier today. These resignations follow the most violent weekend in the city in nearly a...

At Least 17 People Dead In Airplane Crash

KOZHIKODE— An airplane carrying 190 people crashed while landing in the Kozhikode International airport (CCJ) in India on Friday, August 7.  The flight IX 1344 of Air India Express was repatriating Indians who had been stranded abroad due to COVID-19 from Dubai to Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, when the accident happened. According to the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep S....

Explosions Impact Lebanese Capital Beirut

BEIRUT—The capital of Lebanon was impacted by explosions on Tuesday, August 4. Two explosions occurred at the city's waterfront around 11:30 a.m. The second explosion, which was larger than the first, overturned cars, shattered window glass, and collapsed an entire building. According to the Lebanese Minister of Health, Hamas Hassan, more than 73 people are confirmed dead and 2,750 are...

Berlin Protest Against Virus Restrictions

BERLIN, GERMANY—On Saturday, August 1, around 20,000 people protested at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate against COVID-19 restrictions. Organizers named the event the "Day of Freedom" and "The End of the Pandemic." The protest attracted some anti-vaccine, conspiracy theorist, far-right, and neo-Nazi groups. On videos capturing the protest, participants have said "we are being forced to wear a muzzle. We are...

China Passes New National Security Law Affecting Hong Kong

CHINA—A new security law has been passed in China as of Tuesday, June 30, which is meant to make certain actions crimes, such as protesting and freedom of speech. This new security law is meant to punish secession, subversion, and collusion with foreign forces, and will also aim to minimize protests and freedom of speech, specifically with Hong Kong...

Microsoft To Permanently Close All Physical Stores

UNITED STATES—The Microsoft company announced the permanent closure of all of its Microsoft stores on June 26, citing increased online sales and a largely digital product portfolio. Microsoft Corporate Vice President David Porter said in a statement: “Our sales have grown online as our product portfolio has evolved to largely digital offerings, and our talented team has proven success serving customers...

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Released From Jail

UNITED STATES—Former Minneapolis Police Department Officer, Thomas Lane, 37, was dismissed from the Hennepin County Jail at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, according to the jail's roster. Lane was placed in custody on Wednesday, June 3. He was dismissed on a $750,000 bail with conditions including supervision, no firearms, and no law enforcement work. Lane’s bail was set...
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