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Coronavirus in Ohio Friday update: 1,204 new cases, 34 additional deaths reported

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A day after receiving two contradicting results from COVID-19 tests, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, along with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will be providing an update Friday on the spread of coronavirus in the state. 

As of Friday, August 7 a total of 98,675(+1,204) cases were reported in Ohio since the pandemic began, leading to 3,652(+34) deaths and 11,447(+81) hospitalizations. There are a presumed 74,612 recovered cases in the state.

Plane skids off runway in India; 14 killed, dozens hurt

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Air India Express flight with 190 people on board skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India. Police said at least 14 people were killed and 123 others injured.

Abdul Karim, a senior Kerala state police officer, said the dead included one of the pilots. He said at least 15 of the injured were in critical condition, and that rescue operations were over.

Twitter Censoring Tweets Containing Links to BitChute Video service, Flags Posts as ‘Potentially Harmful’

Video hosting service BitChute has accused Twitter of censoring tweets including links to their platform, and numerous users have experienced the apparent ban, though the social media app has yet to officially respond. BitChute’s encouraged users to share their own examples of censorship too, tweeting on Friday morning: “It appears as if Twitter has started […]

Ornithologists discover more rare hornbills than thought on Philippine island

MANILA — As a rare species of endemic hornbills disappeared from island after island in the Philippines, ornithologists pinned their hopes on Negros: a little-surveyed island in the center of the Philippine archipelago, whose remaining forest areas could potentially hide a population never before seen or recorded by experts. This year, their speculations were confirmed: […]

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