Britain begins world’s largest trial of blood test for 50 types of cancer

LONDON: Britain’s state-run National Health Service will on Monday begin the world’s biggest trial of Grail Inc’s flagship Galleri blood test that can be used to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. The Galleri test looks at

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Angry families of MH17 victims accuse Russia of lying

AMSTERDAM: Relatives of the 298 victims of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 on Monday accused Russia of lying about its alleged role in the downing of the plane as they began testifying in the Dutch murder trial of four suspects. International investigators

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Afghanistan’s ‘Gen Z’ fears for future and hard-won freedoms

WHEN 20-year-old Salgy found out last week that she had topped some 200,000 students who took Afghanistan’s university entrance exam this year, she was elated. For months, she had locked herself away in her room in the capital Kabul to

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Global COVID-19 toll surpasses 4.5 million, US daily average for new cases increases

MOSCOW: The number of coronavirus cases confirmed all over the world has surpassed 216.3 million, while the global COVID-19 death toll stands at over 4.5 million, reported Sputnik. According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center,

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US, China accuse each other of “bullying” nations

HANOI: US Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday again charged China with bullying its Southeast Asian neighbours, the second time in two days she has attacked Beijing during a regional visit aimed at countering China’s growing influence. Earlier on Wednesday, Chinese

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New Zealand’s COVID-19 strategy criticised as lockdown extended

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown on Monday, saying the current outbreak has not peaked, as criticism mounts of her strategy to eliminate COVID-19 amid the slow rollout of its vaccine programme. Ardern garnered global praise for

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Kamala Harris visits Singapore to deepen ties, counter China’s influence

SINGAPORE: US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Singapore’s leaders on Monday on the first working day of a trip to Southeast Asia aimed at bolstering ties as part of Washington’s efforts to counter China’s growing influence. Harris will meet Singapore’s

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Afghan refugee gives birth on US evacuation plane

WASHINGTON: An Afghan woman gave birth on board a U.S. evacuation plane on Saturday, moments after landing at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the U.S. Air Force said. The woman delivered a baby girl in the cargo bay of an Air

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Taliban pledges to honor women’s rights, security under Islamic rule

KABUL: The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population. Following a

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Bill Gates, Melinda French officially divorced – Court document

The divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, cofounders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalized on Monday, a court document showed. The couple filed for divorce on May 3 after 27 years of marriage,

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