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President Donald Trump Says He Is Considering Banning TikTok Amid Fears It Can Be Used By China To Spy On Americans

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President Donald Trump has said that the U.S. is considering banning Chinese social media app TikTok amid fears it could be used by China to spy on Americans.

US officials have raised concerns about the Chinese government stealing private and personal data via Americans’ cell phones via such smartphone applications.

Speaking to reporters in the South Lawn before departing the White House for a day trip to Texas, Trump said: ‘We’re looking at TikTok, we’re thinking about making a decision.’

Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin also said the app is under review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. He also informed reporters he would have a recommendation for the president this week on how to handle the Chinese-based app.

This comes days Joe Biden’s presidential campaign banned staffers from using the Chinese video-sharing app, citing security and privacy concerns.

In a memo on Monday, Biden’s general counsel, Dana Remus, ordered staff members to delete TikTok from both their personal and work phones, and to ‘refrain from downloading and using TikTok,’ according to Bloomberg.

The memo also bans staff from trading individual stocks without approval from the campaign’s general counsel.

Few days ago, India banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns.

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Russia Announces World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine Which Offers ‘Two Years’ Immunity

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Russia president Vladimir Putin, has announced that his country has finally approved the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, saying he has tested it on his daughter and it worked.

According to Putin, the vaccine was developed at Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, with large-scale production of the vaccine projected to start in September, while mass vaccination may begin as early as October.

The vaccine has undergone just less than two months of human testing but Putin speaking to Government officials on Tuesday August 11 said one of his two daughters is among those who have already had a shot of the new vaccine.

Putin did not specify which of his daughters had received the jab, but said she had a temperature of 38C on the day of her first injection, which then dropped to 37C the next day.

He said she had a slight increase in temperature after the second injection, but she is now ‘feeling well’. He revealed she had a ‘high number of antibodies’.

The next stage of the tests, commonly known as a Phase III trial, will involve thousands of participants. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are more than 100 possible Covid-19 vaccines currently being developed around the world.

This phase III stage is normally considered an essential precursor before a vaccine can receive regulatory approval and be distributed worldwide.

Putin speaking today said: ‘I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the needed checks.’

According to Putin the vaccine development is a ‘very important step for the world.’

The Health Ministry said in Tuesday’s statement that the vaccine is expected to provide immunity from the coronavirus for up to two years.

Putin emphasized that vaccination will be voluntary and that medical workers, teachers and other risk groups will be the first to be inoculated.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded Russia’s efforts in developing the vaccine and said that the Philippines is ready to work with Moscow on vaccine trials, supply, and production.

Duterte volunteered to “be the first they can experiment on.”

“I will tell President Putin that I have huge trust in your studies in combating COVID and I believe that the vaccine that you have produced is really good for humanity,” Duterte said, adding that he thinks Russia’s vaccine will be ready for the Philippines by December.

 

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Pharmacist Dies During Sex Romp With A Sex Worker In Brothel(video)

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A pharmacist slumped and died while having sex with a sex worker in a hotel in Igando, Lagos.

The lifeless body of the pharmacist, Bassey Asuquo, was discovered in one of the rooms of a brothel along Akesan road, Egan area of Igando, Lagos, Friday, July 31.

It was gathered that Bassey, believed to be in his 40s, took a room in the brothel at about 10pm the previous night, after a drink at the bar.

Policemen from Igando division who were alerted by the management of the brothel, stormed the scene, where a crowd had gathered to have a glimpse of Bassey’s lifeless body.

A packet of cigarette, an inhaler and a stained boxer were reportedly found in the room while the commercial sex worker had escaped.

Report had it that the fleeing commercial sex worker had contacted the hotel manager on phone, explaining how late Bassey was gasping for breath and attempted to reach out for his inhaler when he gave up the ghost.

Attempt to lure her back to explain further, failed as she reportedly told the manager on the phone that she was about crossing the nation’s border, in her bid to evade arrest.

Two staff of the brothel were arrested by the police, while the corpse was evacuated.

Meanwhile, family of the deceased are making efforts to retrieve the corpse for burial.

 

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Meet The Ugliest Woman In The World Who Had Over 20 Marriage Proposals(photos)

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The woman who was described as the most “ugliest” on earth was called Julia Pastrana. She was also referred to as the “bear woman” because it is believed she had a link between humankind and the “ape woman”.

Julia Pastrana was born in 1834 in the rural part of Mexico in the State of Sinaloa and was condemned from birth due to her physical appearance because it is dehumanizing and denigrating.

She only grew to just 4 feet and 5 inches tall and apart for her palms and the sole of her feet, she was all covered up with hair. She had a large nose and jaw and an abnormal size of lips and gums. She was however nicknamed “the Ape Woman”.

Although she had strange looks, her manager Theodore Lent married her in the 1850s secretly. She later disclosed that she married secretly because she had to turn down more than twenty marriage proposals because of the low financial status of the male suitors who came her way.

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Meet The Ugliest Woman In The World Who Had Over 20 Marriage Proposals The woman who was described as the most “ugliest” on earth was called Julia Pastrana. She was also referred to as the “bear woman” because it is believed she had a link between humankind and the “ape woman”. Julia Pastrana was born in 1834 in the rural part of Mexico in the State of Sinaloa and was condemned from birth due to her physical appearance because it is dehumanizing and denigrating. She only grew to just 4 feet and 5 inches tall and apart for her palms and the sole of her feet, she was all covered up with hair. She had a large nose and jaw and an abnormal size of lips and gums. She was however nicknamed “the Ape Woman”. Although she had strange looks, her manager Theodore Lent married her in the 1850s secretly. She later disclosed that she married secretly because she had to turn down more than twenty marriage proposals because of the low financial status of the male suitors who came her way.

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