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FILE PHOTO: A logo of the World Health Organization (WHO), is seen before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target

Colombo, July 8 (newsin.asia) - Maldives and Sri Lanka were today verified for having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve measles and rubella elimination ahead of the 2023 target. “Protecting all children against these killer and debilitating diseases is an important step in our endeavor to achieve healthier population and health...

Temperature on land set a heat record, while ocean temperatures ranked second. (File photo: AP)

Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

June 16 (AP) - Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, US meteorologists reported Friday. Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius), tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's 1.7 degrees (nearly 1 degree Celsius) higher than the 20th...

Passengers board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker | Getty Images

Flying during the pandemic? Here’s what you need to know

May 25 (CNBC) - Airline passengers this summer will face a host of new policies and procedures, and possibly a few packed flights, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Memorial Day kicks off what is normally the busiest season for airlines, when airports are bustling and flights are often sold out. An uptick is occurring again this year, but the impact...

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Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says Jeff Bezos is this generation’s best investor, ‘even better than Buffett’

May 13 (BusinessInsider) - Chamath Palihapitiya, the billionaire CEO of Social Capital, said in a Tuesday interview with CNBC that he thought Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was a better investor than Warren Buffett, the famed "Oracle of Omaha" and leader of Berkshire Hathaway. "People used to lambaste Jeff Bezos for not being profitable, but when you looked under the hood, he was the single...

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Sri Lanka removed from European money laundering list

May 12 (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka has been removed from a list of high-risk countries for money laundering and terror financing from May 07, the central bank said after it carried out a series of reforms to comply with international rules. “The European Commission has de-listed Sri Lanka from its list of High-Risk Third Countries with Anti- Money Laundering and...

A combination picture shows a variety of markers used to set out social distancing in multiple cities around the world as governments try to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in these pictures taken during April and May 2020. REUTERS/Reuters Photographers

Social distancing signs around the world show the new normal

May 8 (Reuters) - The markings that will oblige us to keep apart in busy social settings, in order to prevent transmission of the new coronavirus, are appearing on shop floors, city pavements and train or tram platforms the world over. As people emerge from weeks of lockdown, they face an array of new measures to try and keep the...

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