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Fears Grow For Civilians As Karabakh Fighting Rages

Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces were raging on Monday over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as fears grew for civilians after the two sides began shelling major cities. Separatist forces in Karabakh — an ethnic Armenian enclave that broke away from Azerbaijan in the 1990s — reported firefights along the frontline and the regional capital Stepanakert under heavy artillery fire. …

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In An Era Of Team Science, Are Nobels Out Of Step?

With the 2020 Nobel prizes this week comes a recurrent question: has the world’s most prestigious awards for physics, chemistry and medicine — first conferred in 1901 — lost touch with the way modern science is conducted? A century ago, landmark discoveries took place mostly in the mind or laboratory of a single individual. More recently, big breakthroughs in the …

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Asian Markets Rally On Trump Health, Stimulus Hope

Asian markets rallied Monday following reports suggesting Donald Trump’s health is improving after he tested positive for the coronavirus, with traders also cheered by signs that US lawmakers were edging towards agreement on a new stimulus package. World equities went into reverse Friday after the White House announced the president’s diagnosis, which fanned fresh uncertainty just a month before the …

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Japan Mourns Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada

Japanese fashion lovers, politicians and friends of Kenzo Takada paid tribute to the designer on Monday after he died in Paris aged 81 having contracted coronavirus. Junko Koshino, who went to fashion school with Takada in Tokyo, told local media she could not believe news of his death. “I won’t be able to see him even if I go to …

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Cineworld Temporarily Shuts Cinemas On Virus Impact

British cinema chain Cineworld announced Monday that is temporarily shutting cinemas in Britain and the United States, as coronavirus pandemic delays major new films like the latest James Bond spy blockbuster. The company said in a statement that it will suspend its 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theatres in Britain from Thursday, and 536 Regal theatres in the US. The news …

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Wildfires Raze Dozens Of Homes In New Zealand

Wildfires have destroyed up to 50 homes in New Zealand, authorities announced Monday, saying it was a miracle no one was hurt as “a wall of orange” razed most of a remote South Island village. The blaze began in a mountain forest early Sunday morning and, fanned by strong winds, swept through the village of Lake Ohau, forcing residents to …

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‘This is insanity’: Walter Reed doc slams Trump for putting ‘lives at

A doctor at the Walter Reed medical center where Donald Trump is currently being treated for COVID-19 has described the president’s decision to go on a drive to wave at supporters as ‘insanity’. Dr James Phillips was angered by Trump’s Sunday drive Dr James Phillips, chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University’s Emergency Medicine division, and a COVID-19 consultant …

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Trump LEAVES Walter Reed during his COVID treatment to greet MAGA fans

President Donald Trump on Sunday made a last-minute, surprise visit to his supporters outside Walter Reed Medical Center, briefing leaving his hospital room to thank the cheering loyalists despite being infected with the coronavirus, a potentially fatal disease. The president was in an SUV and was driven by the screaming, applauding crowds. He waved to them from inside car and was …

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