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** 86 Dead From Punjab Toxic Liquor, 7 Excise Officials, 6 Cops Suspended

Twenty-five people have been arrested so far while Chief Minister Amarinder Singh warned of strict action against anyone found involved in the case.
The count rose sharply by Saturday night with 48 more deaths being reported during the day.

** Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark.
More than half million coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country's health minister.
Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 503,290, along with 8,153 deaths.

** Crashed plane packed with cocaine was bound for Australia, police say.
Police say a small plane that crashed shortly after take-off in Papua New Guinea had been overloaded with cocaine destined for the Australian market.
Officers say the "greed" of the drugs gang played a part in their downfall.

** India: Ayurvedic doctor who murdered over 100 people, and ran a kidney racket arrested in Delhi
Reportedly, Devender Sharma dumped his victims bodies in a canal infested with crocodiles.

** UAE fires up first nuclear plant in the Arab world.
DUBAI: The UAE has successfully conducted start up operations at Barakah, the first nuclear plant in the Arab world.
Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has been successfully started up by Nawah Energy Company, a subsidiary of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, state news agency WAM said.

** Kuwait bans flights to coronavirus ‘high risk’ countries.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Saturday.

The countries include India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon and Sri Lanka, which all have large numbers of expatriates in Kuwait. The list also includes China, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Iraq.

**For over a year, Congress has been investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, set on determining whether the companies have abused their power and dominance in the online marketplace.

Now, the CEOs of those companies are set to testify before lawmakers on Wednesday in the biggest hearing of its kind since Microsoft's Bill Gates went to Washington in 1998, my CNN Business colleague Brian Fung reports.

**▼ Gold $1,953.94 (-0.8%)
▼ US oil $40.61 (-1.6%)

**Europe's economy shrank by 11.9% in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic plunged the region into a deep recession, per data released Friday.

The quarter-on-quarter slump in EU GDP is the worst on record, and follows a fall of 3.2% in the first three months of the year.

Compared with the same period a year ago, the drop in output in the April-to-June quarter was 14.4%. That's worse than the 9.5% slump recorded Thursday by the United States.



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