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Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquine

Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquinePresident Donald Trump's continued embrace of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug with unproven efficacy against the novel coronavirus, directly contradicts guidance from the nation's top public health agencies and officials. Approved decades ago to prevent and treat malaria, the prescription medicine hydroxychloroquine and a similar drug chloroquine are used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Instead, the FDA has warned against its use outside of a hospital setting due to the risk of heart rhythm problems.



UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossings

UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossingsBritain’s military said Saturday it has been asked by the government to help prevent people from reaching the U.K. from France in small boats, after a surge in the number of vessels making the dangerous journey. The Ministry of Defense said it had received a request from the Home Office to "support U.K. Border Force operations in the Dover Straits.” Britain’s Conservative government has talked tough after dozens of crossings by migrants during recent weeks of warm summer weather.



France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors


Remains of 7 Marines, sailor who died in training accident recovered

Remains of 7 Marines, sailor who died in training accident recoveredThe remains of seven Marines and a Navy Sailor who were killed when their amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) sank during a training exercise on July 30 off of San Clemente Island in Southern California have been recovered, the Marine Corps announced Friday night. After initially saying recovery efforts would likely be unsuccessful, officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) positively identified the AAV on Aug. 3, nearly 400 feet underwater. "Our hearts and thoughts of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are with the families of our recovered Marines and Sailor," Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said in a statement Friday.



Backstory: Covering the Beirut blast, bruised and bloodied

Backstory: Covering the Beirut blast, bruised and bloodiedReuters senior television producer Ayat Basma provided the world with some of the first images of the damage caused when 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, stored at the Beirut port, ignited and caused a blast that would end up killing at least 150 people and destroying a swathe of the city. "I was lying on the ground, and all I could hear was the sirens of the car alarms," said Basma, who had taken a day off work on Tuesday. Bleeding from a gash in her head, with wet hair and hastily dressed, Basma rushed into the street and began filming with the only camera she had at hand - her smartphone.





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