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Hawaii along with numerous nonprofits rescue hundreds of pets for adoption in U.S. mainland

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – More than 600 healthy dogs and cats from overcrowded pet shelters throughout Hawaii were flown to the U.S. mainland for adoption under the program Paws Across the Pacific. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) teamed …

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Battered by pandemic, Boeing cutting 30,000 jobs in two years

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse NEW YORK (AFP) — Pressured by a prolonged commercial travel downturn and the hit from 737 MAX crisis, Boeing on Wednesday announced an additional 7,000 job cuts that will lower headcount by 30,000 positions …

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Over 500,000 virus cases worldwide in new daily record

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — More than 500,000 new coronavirus cases were reported worldwide on Tuesday in a new record, according to a tally from health authorities compiled by AFP. In total, 516,898 new infections and 7,723 deaths were announced, …

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Hawaii expands pre-travel testing option to visitors from Japan

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii has included Japan in the state’s pre-travel testing program giving travelers from Japan an option to bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Starting November 6, 2020, people may take a COVID-19 pre-travel test from trusted …

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Preparations underway in Hawaii for statewide COVID-19 vaccination program

HONOLULU (Eagle News) — As the world waits for an approved vaccine, Hawaii state and county officials, together with private-sector partners representing over 90 organizations, have already launched a preliminary plan to implement a COVID-19 vaccination program. The said plan …

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Masks could cut Covid-19 deaths in the US by 130,000: study

By Marlowe Hood Agence France-Presse PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — Even if state-level governments in the United States reimpose limited social distancing measures to halt the spread of Covid-19, the death toll could more than double by the end of February …

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Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges over opioid sales

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — US drugmaker Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to three criminal charges over its production and sales of the prescription opioid Oxycontin, which stoked a nationwide addiction crisis, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Purdue also agreed to $8.3 …

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Battle in Portugal over plans for compulsory virus app

  By Levi Fernandes Agence France-Presse LISBON, PORTUGAL (AFP) — Portugal’s government is in damage control mode after it triggered widespread outrage and ignored EU guidelines with plans to make a Covid-19 contract tracing app compulsory. Dubbed “Stay Away Covid”, …

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Global daily virus cases top 400,000: AFP tally

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) – More than 400,000 new coronavirus infections were declared across the world on Thursday, a record number, according to a tally by AFP on Friday based on data from health authorities. A total of 404,758 new …

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Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial as participant becomes ill

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Johnson & Johnson said Monday it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick. “We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our Covid-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including …

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American duo wins Nobel Economics Prize for work on auctions

By Marc PRÉEL / Johannes LEDEL Agence France-Presse STOCKHOLM (AFP) — US economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work on commercial auctions, including for goods and services difficult to sell in traditional …

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Chrissy Teigen shares ‘deep pain’ at losing baby

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Model Chrissy Teigen and her husband, the singer John Legend, have disclosed that they are in “deep pain” after losing their baby following a difficult pregnancy. Teigen, who was expecting her third child with Legend, was hospitalized …

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