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Oil prices toppled from rising streak as jump in COVID-19 cases stokes fuel demand fears
- Oil prices fell for the first time in four days on Wednesday, pulling back from as much as five-month highs as mounting coronavirus cases worldwide and in the United States undercut market confidence in a pickup in fuel demand.
- Brent crude was down 16 cents, or 0.4%, at $44.27 a barrel. It finished 0.6% higher on Wednesday – the highest close since March 6.
US to send cabinet member to Taiwan for first time in six years: Taipei
End of India’s cultural and religious slavery: Giriraj Singh
प्रभु श्रीराम अपनी ही जन्मभूमि पर अब काल्पनिक नही रहेंगे। यह केवल प्रभु श्रीराम के भव्य मंदिर का आधारशिला नही है, ब… https://t.co/bq2PCoBIHb
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Odisha CM calls for one-minute prayer today for COVID warriors
Australia’s Queensland shuts state border to stem COVID-19 second wave
All set for grand ‘Bhoomi Pujan’
US added 1,302 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours: Johns Hopkins University
Florida teen pleads not guilty to masterminding Twitter hack
A 17-year-old Florida boy accused of masterminding the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter Inc, including those of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday.
Lebanon: Massive explosion destroys Beirut port, leaves city shattered, dozens killed, over 2,500 injured
A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 78 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya today.
Virgin Australia closes budget offshoot, fires 3,000 staff
- Virgin Australia announced it would close budget subsidiary Tigerair Australia
- It will lay off 3,000 staff as it prepares to relaunch under new owners.
- The carrier is attempting to revive its fortunes following its decision to go into voluntary administration in April.
China reports 27 new coronavirus cases in mainland for Aug. 4
U.S. coronavirus fraud losses near $100 million as COVID scams double
- U.S. losses from coronavirus-related fraud and identity theft have reached nearly $100 million since the pandemic emerged in March, while complaints of COVID-19 scams have at least doubled in most states, a consumer protection group said on Tuesday.
- A report from the group, based on government data, highlighted the vast scope of a fast-growing criminal cottage industry – from phony stimulus-check offers to shopping scams and fake cures – preying on Americans already distressed by the pandemic and its economic fallout.