Australia Struggles With New Surge In Covid-19 Cases

Australia Struggles With New Surge In Covid-19 Cases

Australia is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases. The chief health officer for Victoria state, where the city of Melbourne is located, announced 270 new cases on Tuesday, following an increase of 177 on Monday. Brett Sutton said 28 of the new cases had been linked to a known outbreak but that the rest were still being investigated. Last week, Melbourne reimposed strict public heath emergency measures, establishing a “hard boundary” around the city and the closing of its borders with New South Wales in an effort to stop…

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Palace letters” hidden away in Australia’s national archives reveal Queen’s thoughts on Charles as governor-general

Palace letters” hidden away in Australia’s national archives reveal Queen’s thoughts on Charles as governor-general

On Tuesday morning, at home under virus lockdown in Melbourne, historian Jenny Hocking finally laid eyes on the secret letters she had fought for years to see. The scans on her screen were 45-year-old correspondence between the Queen and her representative in Australia, Governor-General Sir John Kerr, during a time of political tumult. Specifically, the 1975 sacking of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, a charismatic, progressive leader who had been re-elected with a majority just 18 months earlier. In a political ambush on 11 November, he was dismissed and his government…

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Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta dies of Breast cancer

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta dies of Breast cancer

Kelly Preston death: John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston has passed away after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 57. Kelly Preston was 57. Hollywood actor and John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston has passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57. Travolta took to Instagram to share the news. He wrote, “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so…

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CANADA RELAXES RULES TO HELP FOREIGN STUDENTS ENROLL AMID CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

CANADA RELAXES RULES TO HELP FOREIGN STUDENTS ENROLL AMID CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Canada on Tuesday said it would make it easier for foreign students to study online from abroad and to qualify for a work permit after graduation amid strict border closures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The changes come after Canada ramped up approvals of new study permits for foreign students in May, even though the country’s borders remain closed to all non-essential travel. In Washington on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s government unexpectedly reversed course on an order handed down a week ago that could have forced tens of…

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Huawei 5G network equipment banned in the UK effective December 31

Huawei 5G network equipment banned in the UK effective December 31

In a sweeping turn of events, the UK government has banned Huawei from providing 5G infrastructure equipment to local carriers. Effective after December 31, British telecom operators will no longer be allowed to buy or use Huawei 5G components in their next-gen networks. The decision was signed off by Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a meeting with the National Security Council (NSC) and in addition orders all currently deployed Huawei 5G equipment to be removed by 2027. We have been clear-eyed from the start that the Chinese-owned vendors Huawei and…

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US BORDER CLOSURES WITH CANADA AND MEXICO MAY BE EXTENDED BY ANOTHER MONTH.

US BORDER CLOSURES WITH CANADA AND MEXICO MAY BE EXTENDED BY ANOTHER MONTH.

Nonessential travel between the US and its two closest neighbors — Canada and Mexico — is expected remain blocked until at least late August amid spikes in confirmed coronavirus cases in large swaths of the US.Two Canadian government sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN Tuesday that the border with Canada is expected to remain closed until at least August 21. Later on Tuesday, the Mexican Foreign Ministry announced that it was extending its border restrictions, also until August 21. The decisions to extend restrictions on both the northern and southern…

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China warns it will protect its companies if U.S. comes after them on human rights

China warns it will protect its companies if U.S. comes after them on human rights

BEIJING — China’s government has warned it will protect Chinese companies after Washington said enterprises may face legal trouble if they help carry out abuses in the Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang. The U.S. warning came amid mounting tension with Beijing over human rights, trade and Hong Kong. It cited complaints of abuses by the ruling Communist Party against ethnic Muslims including mass detention and forced labor. The Commerce Ministry accused the U.S. government of meddling in China’s affairs. It said Washington was misusing complaints about human rights to “suppress…

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Google announces $10bn investment in India to support health, education, and agriculture

Google announces $10bn investment in India to support health, education, and agriculture

Google will invest $10bn (£7.93bn) in India in the next five to seven years, the chief executive of its parent company Alphabet Inc has announced. Sundar Pichai spoke at the annual Google for India event, held online. The investment will be used to build products and services for India, help businesses go digital and use technology “for social good”. “This is a reflection of our confidence in the future of India and its digital economy,” Mr Pichai said. With more than 500 million active internet users in the country, India…

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