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Three UN troops killed in Northern Mali mine blast | VOA News

Three U.N. troops were killed, and three others were seriously wounded on Sunday morning in northern Mali. Their convoy struck a roadside bomb while on a routine patrol in the Aguelhok commune. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, has confirmed the event and stated that reinforcements have been sent to the area. Currently the U.N. ... Read More »

Recovering from coronavirus: Three harrowing stories of surviving Covid-19 | BBC News

While many of the people who contract the coronavirus recover, there have been over 2,000 deaths in the UK. BBC has spoken with three people who had to be hospitalized after catching the virus. Karen Mannering was six months pregnant when she came down with a cough and fever that would not go away before it progressed into breathing difficulty. ... Read More »

Medal of Honor effort renewed for Girard veteran | Tribune Chronicle

While on a mountain in the A Shau Valley of Vietnam, Ken David and his battalion were attack by the North Vietnamese Army. Six U.S. troops were killed and 14 more were wounded, including David. He has since been credited with saving his 13 wounded comrades by drawing the enemy’s attention toward himself and emptying 27 magazines worth of return ... Read More »

Iran navy ‘friendly fire’ incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman | BBC News

At least 19 sailors were killed when the Iranian support ship Konarak was hit with a new anti-ship missile during testing. The Jamaran was testing and training with the new missile when it fired at a target that the Konarak had not moved far enough away from. The incident took place near the Strait of Hormuz and at least 15 ... Read More »

FDA approves new coronavirus antigen test with fast results | NBC News

The Food and Drug Administration have announced an emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. This new test can quickly detect fragments of virus proteins in samples from a swabbing the nasal cavity. This has now become the third antigen test for the coronavirus approved by the FDA. The new test looks for the earliest traces of the ... Read More »

What we don’t know about coronavirus origins might kill us | Bloomberg

The World Health Organization has asked China for permission to conduct a new scientific mission for more epidemiological detective work. Beijing has yet to sign off on the study. The WHO is looking to gather more information on the origin of the coronavirus and discover how it went from the rural areas of China to the city. Currently President Xi ... Read More »

Death of the office | 1843 Magazine

The East India Company in London had one of the first office buildings in 1822. One of the employees using the office wrote a letter to a friend, and instead of talking about the revolutionary idea, he talked of how wearisome an office is and how miserable he was. Now many people work from an office building, confined to the four ... Read More »

The Pentagon wants to test random units for the coronavirus | Stars & Stripes

While the U.S. will not have enough coronavirus testing kits to assess the entire military any time soon, Pentagon officials want to test several random units. The goal is to discover how many people within the ranks test positive but are asymptomatic. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has commented that despite dealing with the coronavirus for over two months, we still ... Read More »

How the coronavirus attacks your lungs | KQED Science

While many people are aware of how to protect themselves from catching the coronavirus and we know the symptoms, not everyone understands what actually happens. For some, the virus could appear to be just like a cold, and they recover at home normally. For others, the virus could strongly attack their lungs, making it hard to breathe and requiring more ... Read More »

Pentagon: COVID-19 hospital stay disqualifies recruits | VOA News

Pentagon recruitment policy for the military has been updated with new coronavirus restrictions. All recruits who had been hospitalized with the coronavirus are medically disqualified for accession and must receive a waiver by a Service Medical Waiver Authority. The Military Entrance Processing Command has commented that those who were hospitalized were more likely to be contagious for a longer period ... Read More »