By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Today Wednesday, June 3rd 2020 comes as the great epic of redemption at the dawn of the third of June 2019, whose memory will remain immortal in the history book, separating between the boldness Sudanese people and cowardice of the dictatorial regime, and the fulfilment of a decent future in the face of the effects of the vile stab of insidious treachery beast. Together let us chant the slogan, “We will not forget and we will not forgive the crime of massacre and the (...) - Comment & Analysis
A total of 1,349 deaths was reported in Brazil in the past 24 hours
It will largely depend on the development of a mass vaccine, Sergei Sobyanin said
As thousands take to the streets in cities across the US to protest police brutality, one sex worker in Texas sought to sacrifice her night’s pay for the cause, offering to spend the night with any cop who quits in viral video. Read Full Article at RT.com
A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been defaced in the US capital, with vandals spray-painting obscenities on the monument as heated protests carry on in the city. Police have yet to identify the culprits. Read Full Article at RT.com
A punchy headline has landed one of Philadelphia's largest newspapers in hot water, after the paper’s bid to highlight damage inflicted by vandals during ongoing protests was spun to equate the loss of life with that of buildings. Read Full Article at RT.com
The 1807 bill permits the federal deployment of military force into the states to suppress insurrections
The embassy has also sent a diplomatic note to the US Department of State, demanding that medical aid be provided to US-jailed Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko
The US authorities have stopped short of using the military to quell the unrest in Washington, although this possibility was being considered
A total of 252 people and 72 vehicles are clearing the aftermath of the spill
Works to install the Angara launch pad are to begin on September 1
Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to COVID-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically meaningful way, scientists reported Wednesday following a clinical trial. The medicine has been touted by US President Donald Trump, who has said he used it as a prophylaxis against the novel coronavirus. But an experiment involving 821 people across the United States and Canada showed it did not work significantly better than a placebo for this purpose. The study was led by a team at the University of Minnesota, and their paper was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers enrolled adults who had come into contact with someone who had a confirmed case of COVID-19 for more than 10 minutes at a distance of six feet (about two meters) or less. The majority of them -- 719 -- were deemed to have had «high-risk» exposure because they wore neither a face mask nor an eye shield at the time, while the rest were «moderate-risk» because they covered their face but did not have goggles. All participants were randomly assigned to receive either hydroxychloroquine -- which is certified for use against malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus -- or a placebo, within four days. The researchers then looked at how many patients went on to develop COVID-19 over the next two weeks, which was confirmed either by a laboratory test or by clinical signs. They found that 49 of the 414 given the medicine got the disease caused by the coronavirus, compared to 58 of the 407 on the placebo. This translates to 11.83 percent on the drug were infected, versus 14.25 percent on the placebo. The absolute difference of about 2.4 percentage points in favor of the medicine was not considered statistically significant given the sample size, meaning it could have occurred because of chance. Side effects were more common with hydroxychloroquine than with the placebo -- 40.1 percent versus 16.8 percent -- but no serious adverse reactions were reported. «This randomized trial did not demonstrate a significant benefit of hydroxychloroquine as postexposure prophylaxis for COVID-19,» wrote the authors. The results of the study were eagerly awaited because it was a randomized controlled trial (RCT), a carefully designed experiment that is considered the gold standard for investigating clinical outcomes. Several previous studies on the drug that have made headlines were «observational,» meaning they looked back at what had already happened. As such, more variables are left to chance and it is generally harder to draw firm conclusions. Nevertheless, Martin Landray, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Oxford, said more research was needed to know for sure whether hydroxychloroquine might have a moderately positive effect. «The study is too small to be definitive,» said Landray, who was not involved in the trial. The results «makes it very unlikely that there is a large effect (e.g. a halving in the risk of infection) but cannot rule out a more modest difference (e.g. a reduction of one-quarter or one-third) which would still be very valuable,» he added. © Agence France-Presse
Even as new cases of Covid-19 are increasing rapidly, on the brighter side, the number of recovered people crossed the one lakh-mark on Wednesday to touch 1,00,303 or 48.31% of those infected by the Sars-Cov-2 virus.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response to PILs challenging validity of its decision to exclude six districts of Assam from interline permit system, applicable to tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura to prevent settlement of illegal immigrants, and thereby making Citizenship Amendment Act applicable to these districts.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison upgraded charges Wednesday against former police officer Derek Chauvin, accused in the death of George Floyd, to second-degree murder. Other officers on the scene now face charges of aiding and abetting.
Identification is needed to hold law enforcement officers accountable for their actions. The public also needs to know how someone is authorized to enforce the law in any given situation.
The attorney general is directing President Trump’s response to violent protests from a command center in downtown Washington.
«Tant les professionnels, que les particuliers, usagers ou non du service public ont une mauvaise image du service public» en Polynésie. Voici le principal résultat de la mesure de la satisfaction des usagers des services publics de la Polynésie française.
Tunisian expat Younes Yangui, who works for a beauty and personal care company, said the reopening makes people more hopeful about the future.
Scotland Yard has tonight identified a 43-year-old German prisoner as a suspect in the long-running investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
The Minnesota Attorney General has reached a decision over whether or not to charge the three other cops involved in George Floyd's death, CNN is reporting.
Four people including a young child have been shot and wounded following a shooting in Harlesden, north west London at 9.45pm. All four victims have been rushed to hospital for treatment.
An order approving the fund was signed by a judge on Wednesday, reports say. The former head of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund will head it.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma visibly struggled at the despatch box today before going into isolation with suspected Covid-19. The 52-year-old politician has been tested for coronavirus.
A powerful 5.5 magnitude quake has struck southern California, some 189 km (117.5 mi) northeast of Los Angeles, with residents reporting tremors nearly 200 miles away. Read Full Article at RT.com
The trio who assaulted a plainclothes policeman on duty at a St James Power Station club in 2017 were each sentenced to 10 months' jail on Wednesday (June 3). One of them, Lim Yang Horng, 25, was also fined $2,500 for verbally abusing the officer, Sergeant Tan You Chuen, with vulgar language. Lim and the other two - Coretta Leong Yin Teng, 26, and Marcus Goh Jun Fong, 25 - were convicted in April after a trial. The trio were at the Envy Dance Club in the morning of Nov 12, 2017, when the police were alerted to a fight that had broken out on the dance floor. Sgt Tan and his colleagues arrived at the scene at around 4am. The policeman testified earlier in court that he asked the trio about the fight and told them to leave the club immediately if they were not involved in the brawl. He said that he heard somebody utter an expletive directed at the police as he was walking away. When he turned around to ask the group about what had been said, Lim responded by hurling vulgar words at him. Lim then threw a punch at Sgt Tan, and a scuffle ensued between the two men.
With six out of the seven new community cases announced yesterday being asymptomatic, it is clear there are hidden reservoirs of Covid-19 infections in the community, experts said, as Singapore enters the third day of its reopening this morning. The circuit breaker is a success, but the country now needs to go to the next level and beat the virus completely, and one way is to work from home whenever possible and put up with the inconveniences of not being able to have face-to-face interactions, said Associate Professor Josip Car, director of the Centre for Population Health Sciences at Nanyang Technological University's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. When working from home is not possible, precautionary measures such as safe distancing and faysal testing masks should be followed, he added. People also need to be reminded constantly that the outbreak is ongoing and that is a reason Singapore's reopening is taking place in phases, said Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.