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'Not like other years': Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya

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'Not like other years': Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya

'Not like other years': Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya

COVID-19 pandemic affecting livestock market, other businesses, as residents prepare to mark holiday amid restrictions.

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Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice"

Eid al-Adha holiday: Low-key celebrations for Muslims amid pandemic [Video]

Eid al-Adha holiday: Low-key celebrations for Muslims amid pandemic

About 1.8 billion Muslims celebrate Eid amid a pandemic that has so far infected more than 16 million people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:54Published
Amar Singh passes away in Singapore; tributes pour in from political world [Video]

Amar Singh passes away in Singapore; tributes pour in from political world

Career politician and Member of Parliament, Amar Singh, passed away on August 1, 2020. He had been hospitalised in Singapore. Singh was an active commentator of domestic issues till the very end, even tweeting tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Eid-al-Adha wishes. He had been battling health issues for a long time. On March 22, he had tweeted a video from his hospital bed, supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 3 weeks earlier, he had debunked rumours of his death with a message titled 'Tiger Zinda Hai'. A month earlier, he had posted a rapprochement message for actor Amitabh Bachchan. The two had been close friends till a falling out around a decade ago. In the political world, Singh had been considered close to Samajwadi Party founder-patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, until he quit the party in 2010. A year later, he floated the Rashtriya Lok Manch which didn't perform well in the subsequent elections. In 2014, he had joined Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:35Published
People in Srinagar celebrate Eid al-Adha at homes amid COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

People in Srinagar celebrate Eid al-Adha at homes amid COVID-19 lockdown

As Srinagar is reeling under COVID-19 lockdown, people celebrated the festival of Eid al-Adha at their homes on August 01. Locals are avoiding from visiting mosques to contain the spread of COVID-19. Security personnel kept a strict vigil in Srinagar to avoid unnecessary movement of public.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:34Published
Eid: Shah Rukh, Salman Khan, Amitabh, Priyanka, other celebs extend wishes [Video]

Eid: Shah Rukh, Salman Khan, Amitabh, Priyanka, other celebs extend wishes

On the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, many Bollywood celebrities posted wishes via social media. Actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeted wishes with a photograph of his son AbRam offering prayers. Actor Salman Khan posted an image from his farmhouse with the message of 'Eid Mubarak'. Sending a message amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Salman had covered his face while standing in a field. Emraan Hashmi spread awareness about Covid precautions with a funny tweet of a sheep wearing a mask. Farah Khan's Eid wishes with a photograph of her triplets also had a reference to the pandemic. Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, and Madhuri Dixit Nene were some of the other celebrities who extended Eid wishes. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is undergoing treatment for Covid infection at a hospital in Mumbai, also tweeted wishes for the festival. Eid-al-Adha 2020 is one of the festivals being celebrated under the shadow of the ongoing pandemic.

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Coronavirus Coronavirus Subfamily of viruses in the family Coronaviridae

Yay Or Nay? Drinking From A Water Fountain During A Pandemic [Video]

Yay Or Nay? Drinking From A Water Fountain During A Pandemic

So far, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by the water from water fountains. But according to HuffPost, experts say the virus may linger on surfaces. Therefore, it's best to avoid fountains if you can, or to limit any direct contact when using them. Filling a water bottle from a fountain, instead of drinking from it, means you won't leave saliva on the fountain. That makes it safer for you and for others.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:39Published

Meet Donald Trump, the incredibly shrinking president

Our View: Coronavirus response, unkept campaign promises, and mountain of lies and falsehoods show what a small man Donald Trump really is.

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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 750,000 [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 750,000

The Government said 41,347 people have died in the UK within 28 days oftesting positive for Covid-19, as of Thursday. This up by 18 from the daybefore.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:34Published
Governor Kalraj Mishra calls Plasma therapy 'effective mode' for COVID-19 treatment [Video]

Governor Kalraj Mishra calls Plasma therapy 'effective mode' for COVID-19 treatment

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on August 13 called Plasma therapy an effective mode of treatment for COVID-19. He said, "Plasma therapy is an effective mode of treatment for COVID-19. I urge all the people in the state, who have defeated Corona, to come forward and donate their blood plasma so that COVID patients can get a new life through plasma therapy."

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:32Published

Coronavirus disease 2019 Coronavirus disease 2019 Infectious respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Smoking ban hits Canary Islands to curb COVID-19 [Video]

Smoking ban hits Canary Islands to curb COVID-19

The Canary Islands became Spain's second region to all but ban smoking in the streets on Thursday as part of measures to stop a resurgence of coronavirus infections, and other regions considered a similar ban. Gavino Garay has more.

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ADA 'strongly disagrees' with recommendation to delay routine dentist visits during COVID-19 [Video]

ADA 'strongly disagrees' with recommendation to delay routine dentist visits during COVID-19

Shortly after the World Health Organization came out with the advice not to go to the dentist until COVID-19 is under control, the American Dental Association fired back, saying it respectfully disagrees with the recommendation.

Credit: ABC Action News    Duration: 01:45Published

Late to shut down. First to reopen. COVID-19 at school. Georgia reports its highest daily death toll.

Photos of crowded school hallways has caught the nation's attention. Now, Georgia is reporting its highest daily death count. What's going on?

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Lucknow's Vidhan Sabha illuminates in tricolour ahead of Independence Day [Video]

Lucknow's Vidhan Sabha illuminates in tricolour ahead of Independence Day

Preparations are underway in Lucknow ahead of Independence Day, Vidhan Sabha has been decked up with tri-colour lights on August 13. Similar enthusiasm was not visible in the markets of the city. Shopkeepers and wholesalers of tri-colour flags and other decorative items of Independence Day were affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to ANI, a local wholesaler said, "Sales are down this time in the absence of buyers as COVID-19 has restricted gatherings and public celebrations." Country will celebrate Independence Day on August 15.

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Libya Libya Country in North Africa

Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday [Video]

Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday

Government officials say they released the fighters because the young prisoners are victims themselves.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:26Published
UN deplores deadly shooting of three Europe-bound migrants in Libya [Video]

UN deplores deadly shooting of three Europe-bound migrants in Libya

"We can no longer afford to ignore what's happening inside Libya," UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley told Euronews.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 02:40Published
Libya first responder recounts indiscriminate civilian killings [Video]

Libya first responder recounts indiscriminate civilian killings

Doctors, health workers and ambulance drivers have spoken of the terror of landmines left behind as Khalifa Haftar's forces retreat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 01:17Published

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