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‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse thrills skywatchers on longest day

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HONG KONG, June 21, 2020 (Net) – Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed a dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse Sunday.
So-called annular eclipses occur when the Moon — passing between Earth and the Sun — is not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure sunlight, leaving a thin ring of the solar disc visible.
They happen every year or two, and can only be seen from a narrow pathway across the...
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67 new cases in S Korea, highest jump in 3 weeks

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SEOUL, South Korea (Net) — South Korea has reported 67 additional cases of the coronavirus, the largest daily jump in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections.
Figures released Saturday took the country's total to 12,373 with 280 deaths. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and...
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Beyoncé drops surprise single 'Black Parade' on Juneteenth

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LOS ANGELES (Net) — Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called "Black Parade."
"I'm going back to the South, I'm going back where my roots ain't watered down," Beyoncé sings, opening the track. At several points on Friday's...
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Life-saving coronavirus drug has been found

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A cheap and widely available drug called dexamethasone can help save the lives of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus.

UK experts say the low-dose steroid treatment is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus.

It cut the risk of death by a third for patients on...
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Toys, books and clothes

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Stores reopen doors across England 
LONDON (Net) — The hand sanitizing stations are ready, the social distance markings in place. After a three-month shutdown under coronavirus restrictions, London's Oxford Street is ready to spring back to life — but things will not quite look or feel...
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