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Experts flag risks in India’s use of rapid tests for virus

Technology
NEW DELHI, India -- In June, India began using cheaper, faster but less accurate tests to scale up testing for the coronavirus — a strategy that the United States is now considering. These rapid tests boosted India’s testing levels nearly five-fold within two months. But government numbers suggest some parts of the country might have become over reliant on the faster tests, which can miss infections. Experts warn that safely using them requires frequent retesting, something that isn’t always happening. Cases surged faster than labs could scale up testing once India’s harsh lockdown was relaxed. So far authorities have rationed the use of the more precise molecular tests that detect the genetic code of the virus. But on June 14, India decided to bolster these with faster tests that screen...
Banksy sets fire to US flag in new artwork inspired by George Floyd death

Banksy sets fire to US flag in new artwork inspired by George Floyd death

Entertainment
Banksy has revealed new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd, showing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.It features the scene of a vigil, in which a candle burns the American flag. The street artist posted an image of it on his Instagram account, and wrote: "At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue."But why would I do that? It's not their problem, it's mine." Police beat protest...
Colombian Air Force tanker refuels U.S. Air Force Growlers at Red Flag

Colombian Air Force tanker refuels U.S. Air Force Growlers at Red Flag

Business
March 25 (UPI) -- The Colombian Air Force's tanker refueled the entire fleet of the U.S. Air Force's EA-18G Growlers during the air-to-air combat exercise Red Flag 19-2 in Nevada earlier this month. Colombia's Multi-Mission Transport Tanker Jupiter 767 was the only one to supply the Growlers at the exercise, held March 11-22 at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, because of nations' different systems. The Growlers, which are a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet, use an air-to-air refueling system, which contracts with boom-operated air-to-air refueling systems. "We're an expeditionary Growler squadron so that means we're land-based, so most of my pilots' experience is based off tanking off of other F-18s or Air Force assets," Navy Cmdr. Chris Nesset, of Electronic...
Trump fan waves flag to disrupt De Niro stage show

Trump fan waves flag to disrupt De Niro stage show

Entertainment
A Donald Trump supporter has waved a "Keep America Great" flag in front of a Robert De Niro-directed play in New York. The man unfurled the banner while standing near the stage during a curtain call for A Bronx Tale, directed by De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.The US President and De Niro have been involved in a public spat since the 74-year-old Hollywood actor received a standing ovation for yelling "f*** Trump" on stage at the Tony Awards in New York earlier this month. 0:30 ...