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California First in US to Post More than 3 Million Total COVID-19 Cases   

California has become the first U.S state to post more than 3 million total coronavirus cases. As of Tuesday, the western state, home to 40 million residents, has 3,015,644 confirmed infections, including 33,724 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. According to the Associated Press, it took California 292 days from the first […]

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Despite US Troop Pullout, Somalia Vows to Continue Security Cooperation

MOGADISHU – The U.S. withdrawal of troops training Somalia’s elite forces has raised concerns about security and stability in the country. But Somali officials and analysts note the country will still count on U.S. air power against al-Shabab militants. Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and senior defense officials in his government toured Balli-Dogle airbase […]

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Covid-19: Scientists see new evidence South African variant binds more readily to human cells

PRETORIA, Scientists have new biological evidence that the so-called South African coronavirus variant binds more readily and strongly to human cells, making it more infectious, top local epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim said. He was speaking at a Monday presentation of research into the variant, known as 501Y.V2, by a team of scientists. The variant was […]