Top 10 world news today: WHO in China for virus probe, Mass testing in Hong Kong, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Aug 03, 2020, 08:17 PM(IST)

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there were indications that the Omicron-fuelled surge of Covid cases may have peaked in some countries Photograph:( AFP )

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena.

WHO completes groundwork in China for coronavirus origin probe


The delegation consists of an epidemiologist and an animal health expert.

Sanofi charged with manslaughter for epilepsy drug causing birth defects


The charges are related to drug valproate that is in the market since 1967 and is prescribed for epilepsy, migraines and bipolar disorder.

No silver bullet to fight the virus and there might never be: WHO chief Tedros


WHO's advance team that travelled to China has now concluded their mission to lay the groundwork for further joint efforts to identify the virus origins, Tedros informed

Man takes hostage, threatens to detonate explosive device in Kiev

The man carrying a backpack entered a bank in the Leonardo business centre in central Kiev claiming he had a bomb, deputy interior minister Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook.

Thousands of students return as schools reopen in Germany


Students are required to masks every time and need to constantly wash their hands and avoid hugging

Star Wars inspires scientists to create sense-capable artificial skin


Despite being in the experimental stage, the device has gathered "tremendous interest", especially from the medical community, Tee said. 

Canada's St Patrick Bay ice caps disappear as predicted in 2017


The latest images of the disappeared ice caps were taken on July 14, 2020. 

German firm says ending business with Chinese customer following government's disapproval

The company said it received a notification from the government that prohibits Mynaric from delivering the hardware to China

Hong Kong government denies China's COVID-19 team collecting DNA samples of residents

Hong Kong residents have been at loggerheads ever since China imposed the national security law in the city leading to large scale protests and international condemnation. 

Corporate amid pandemic: Top 6 companies working from home until 2021 or permanently


As the United States continues to struggle with coronavirus, some companies have asked their employees to work from home.

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