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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google face claims of detrimental power

World’s biggest tech company’s heads have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said the world “needs large” firms, while the heads of Facebook, Apple and Google argued their companies had spurred innovation. The appearance comes …

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‘Coronavirus’ the most severe crisis we’ve faced: WHO

Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency ever declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), its leader has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he would reconvene the WHO’s emergency committee this week for a review. There have been five other global health emergencies: Ebola (two outbreaks), Zika, …

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Bangladesh records 2,960 new Covid-19 cases, 35 deaths

Bangladesh’s officially confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 229,185 on Tuesday after the health authorities announced detection of 2,960 new patients. “In the last 24 hours, 35 patients have died, pushing up the death tally to 3,000,” Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana …

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