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From Paradise to Coronavirus

From Paradise to Coronavirus

Diamond Princess is a British-registered cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. She began operation in March 2004 and primarily cruises in Asia during the northern hemisphere summer and Australia during the southern hemisphere summer. She is a subclassed…

U.S. Gold reserves

U.S. Gold reserves

Data from Gold.org – courtesy of the International Monetary Fund’s International Financial Statistics – shows the U.S. by far has the world’s largest gold reserves, followed by Germany and the IMF. Two rivals of the U.S., Russia and China, come…

All alone, Belarus plays on

All alone, Belarus plays on

The Belarusian Premier League or the Vysheyshaya Liga is the top division of professional football in Belarus, and is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation. The number of teams in the competition has varied over the years from as high…

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

In November 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife also pledged in an open letter to their daughter that they would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity. “We are committed to doing our small part to help create this…

Dr. Li Wenliang

Dr. Li Wenliang

Li Wenliang was a Chinese ophthalmologist who worked as a physician at Wuhan Central Hospital. Li warned his colleagues in December 2019 about a possible outbreak of an illness that resembled severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), later acknowledged as COVID-19.…

Most confirmed coronavirus deaths with more than 20,000 in U.S

Most confirmed coronavirus deaths with more than 20,000 in U.S

The United States on Saturday has passed Italy for the most confirmed covid-19 deaths in the world, with more than 20,000 fatalities, a figure experts have called ‘an underestimation.’ The news comes as Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious…

Turkey during COVID-19 pandemic

Turkey during COVID-19 pandemic

Turkey’s government has introduced social isolation measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. People older than 65 and younger than 20 are not allowed to leave their homes at all, and the rest of the population have been asked…

Wet markets and Pandemics

Wet markets and Pandemics

At wet markets, outdoor stalls are squeezed together to form narrow lanes, where locals and visitors shop for cuts of meat and ripe produce. A stall selling caged chickens may abut a butcher counter, where meat is chopped as nearby…

More than 2000 deaths in a single day

More than 2000 deaths in a single day

The US has become the first country in the world to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day. Figures from Johns Hopkins University show 2,108 people died in the past 24 hours while there are now more…

Boris Johnson: World leaders wish speedy recovery from coronavirus

Boris Johnson: World leaders wish speedy recovery from coronavirus

News of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson being admitted to an intensive care unit drew messages of support from leaders across the world Monday. The UK leader’s symptoms worsened a day after he was admitted to hospital for persistent COVID-19 symptoms. Keep up to…