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Florida man makes masks out of python, iguana skin

Florida man makes masks out of python, iguana skin

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1 of 11 A Florida craftsman has come up with a novel way of tackling both the coronavirus pandemic and the problem of invasive pythons and iguanas that damage the state's fragile ecosystem. Image Credit: AFP 2 of 11 Brian Woods, the 63-year-old owner of All American Gator Products, has turned his hand to designing face masks made out reptile skin. Image Credit: AFP 3 of 11 "I took something that's very serious and turned it into a fashion statement," he said at his workshop in Dania Beach, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Miami. Image Credit: AFP 4 of 11 Woods got his inspiration from a curious source - a meme he saw of a horse wearing a woman's bra as a face mask. He asked his wife if he could borrow one of hers to test if the concept would work. Image Credit: AFP ...
COVID-19: Top 20 worst-hit countries

COVID-19: Top 20 worst-hit countries

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Cemetery workers wearing protective clothing stand by as family members attend a burial service at the Vila Formosa cemetery, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Sao Paulo. Image Credit: AP COVID-19 is currently wreaking havoc in Latin America, and the region is now declared the new "epicentre" of the coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, first emerged in Wuhan, China, before it hit Iran, swept across Europe, and locked down America, the country with the most number of confirm cases today. Then it's the turn of South America, with Brazil becoming a new flashpoint, with over 1,000 deaths daily. Your COVID-19 vaccine: $13.20 per shot planned by Indian biotech firm COVID-19 test results ‘in seconds’ using laser, instead of DNA, in
PIA pilot’s tragic last call before plane crashed in Karachi

PIA pilot’s tragic last call before plane crashed in Karachi

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The pilot of a crashed Pakistan International Airlines jet sent a Mayday and told controllers the aircraft had lost power from both its engines on its second attempt to land, according to a recording posted on monitoring website liveatc.net. After the aircraft reportedly called off an earlier attempt to land and went around for a second attempt, a controller radioed the pilot of flight 8303 that he appeared to be turning left, suggesting he was off-course. The pilot replied, "We are returning back, sir, we have lost engines," and the controller cleared the plane to land on either of Karachi airport's two West-Southwest-facing runways. Twelve seconds later the pilot called "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday" and was again cleared to use either runway. There was no further communication
97 dead, 2 survivors from Pakistan plane crash: Ministry

97 dead, 2 survivors from Pakistan plane crash: Ministry

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Ninety-seven people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in the southern city of Karachi, health officials said Saturday, giving what they said was their final toll for those on the aircraft. The bodies of the passengers and crew killed had been recovered from the site near the city's airport, the Sindh Health Ministry said. The rescue operation following Friday's crash ended in the early hours of Saturday. Technical fault PIA confirmed there were 91 passengers and seven crew on board the flight, which lost contact with air traffic control just after 2:30 pm (1.30pm, UAE) travelling from Lahore to Karachi. "It was an (Airbus) A320 which is one of the safest planes. Technically, operationally everything was in place," Malik said, adding t...
Video: Pakistan’s PIA Aircraft With 107 Passengers Onboard Crashes in Karachi Crashes in Residential Area

Video: Pakistan’s PIA Aircraft With 107 Passengers Onboard Crashes in Karachi Crashes in Residential Area

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The plane was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members and was flying from Lahore to Karachi. A PIA aircraft with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said. The Pakistani army said its quick reaction force and paramilitary troops have reached the site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration. Also read: PM Imran Khan 'shocked' by PIA crash Images shown on national television showed the Pakistan International Airlines flight had smashed into a residential area. Several houses have been damaged in the area where the aircraft crashed. "The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eig
Truck full of oil explodes moments after man drives it outside residential area

Truck full of oil explodes moments after man drives it outside residential area

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An Egyptian Motorist has been hailed a hero after averting a fire disaster. According to local reports, a quick thinking Egyptian drove away a truck on fire before it exploded in a residential area. Talat Salem, a 51-year-old driver, noticed a fire in his truck while unloading 45 litres of oil at a petrol station. Sensing the worst, he quickly started the engine and drove the truck away from the residential area to protect the people from an explosion. According to AlArabiya.net, the man said that in the moment he wasn't thinking about his safety but about the safety others and the potential threat the fire posed He drove the truck into the nearby mountains and removed the tank body from the truck.     View this post on Instagram ...
Donald Trump taking hydroxychloroquine daily despite having no Covid-19 symptoms

Donald Trump taking hydroxychloroquine daily despite having no Covid-19 symptoms

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U.S. President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement, said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug. "I'm taking hydroxychloroquine," Trump told reporters. "I've been taking it for the last week and a half. A pill every day." Trump said he also took a single dose of azithromycin, an antibiotic which is meant prevent infection. In conjunction with hydroxychloroquine, Trump said he was taking zinc. "All I can tell you is so far I seem to be OK," Trump said. The president repeatedly has touted hydroxychloroquine - used to treat malaria, lupus and other diseases - and the antibiotic azithromycin, often sold under the brand name Zithromax, or as a 'Z-pack,' to be used to t
Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in home

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in home

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China's ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home in a Tel Aviv suburb on Sunday, an Israeli police spokesman said. He did not comment on the cause of death of ambassador Du Wei, who was 57 years old and became ambassador to Israel in February, according to the embassy's website. "As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene," the spokesman said. Israel's Channel 12 TV, quoting unidentified emergency medical officials, said initial indications were that Du died in his sleep of natural causes.Content retrieved from: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/mena/chinese-ambassador-to-israel-found-dead-in-home.
Barack Obama criticises US coronavirus response in online graduation speech

Barack Obama criticises US coronavirus response in online graduation speech

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Key points: Mr Obama told supporters he would be campaigning "hard" for Joe Biden On Friday, he harshly criticised Mr Trump's handling of the pandemic as an "absolute chaotic disaster" Mr Obama said it would be up to the graduates to shape the future Former United States President Barack Obama has criticised leaders overseeing the nation's response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address the pandemic shows many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge". Mr Obama spoke on Show Me Your Walk — a two-hour event for students graduating from historically black colleges and universities, broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. His remarks were unexpectedly political, given the venue, and touched on current events beyond the viru
Good News: Amid Covid-19, Trump wants to give Green Cards to 40,000 foreigners If you Possess in this Stream

Good News: Amid Covid-19, Trump wants to give Green Cards to 40,000 foreigners If you Possess in this Stream

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Washington: Several American lawmakers have introduced a legislation in Congress to offer the 40,000 unused green cards to thousands of foreign nurses and doctors to meet the urgent needs of the overstretched healthcare sector in the US, the worst hit nation by the coronavirus pandemic. The US has nearly 1,284,000 cases of confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 77,000 people have died due to the highly contagious disease. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would allow for recapturing green cards that were approved by Congress but unused in past years, allowing thousands of additional medical professionals to serve permanently in the United States. The legislation would send green cards to 25,000 nurses and 15,000 doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that states like Iow...