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Beloved TV quiz show host Alex Trebek dies at age 80

Alex Trebek, the long-serving host of US-based TV quiz show Jeopardy, passed away on Sunday at age 80.   “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement on the show’s Twitter account.   “Thank you, Alex,” it added.   […]

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UPDATE – Americans celebrate Biden’s win in cities nationwide

Blaring car horns and exuberant exhalations were being heard in cities nationwide Saturday after US President-elect Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump in the race for the White House.   Revelers flocked to the White House and amassed at Black Lives Matter plaza, which is just one block away from the executive mansion, holding Biden-Harris […]

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Barcelona youngster Fati faces knee injury

Barcelona’s Spanish star Ansu Fati was injured in his knee on Saturday.   “Tests carried out this afternoon have shown that Ansu Fati has an internal meniscus tear in his left knee. The treatment to be followed will be determined in the coming days,” the Spanish football club said on Twitter.   The 18-year-old forward […]

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Obesity can make COVID-19 worse: Study

People who contract coronavirus and are also obese often suffer worse outcomes, but obesity also seems to have some protective effects, according to a leading Turkish doctor.   A meta-analysis of 19 studies “showed that in individuals with obesity, the need for hospitalization, intensive care and attachment to a ventilator increased by up to 80% […]

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Bayern Munich beat Dortmund to retain Bundesliga lead

Bayern Munich toppled rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-2 to retain the lead Saturday in the German top-tier football division Bundesliga.   The first half at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park ended 1-1.   Dortmund’s German star Marco Reus drew first blood in minute 45 but Bayern gave a quick response in first-half stoppage time when Austrian left-back […]

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Iran reacts to US election result with guarded optimism

The announcement Saturday that Democratic challenger Joe Biden beat incumbent Republican Donald Trump in the hotly contested US presidential election has drawn mixed reactions in Iran.   Soon after US media declared Biden the winner, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei took to Twitter to downplay its effect on US policy toward Iran and the region. […]