Indian holy man who claimed he could perform ‘COVID exorcisms’ by kissing people’s hands, has died of Coronavirus after infecting 20 people

An Indian holy man who claimed he could perform COVID-19 exorcisms by kissing people’s hands has died from the disease after infecting 20 of his followers during the spiritual practice. According to Times of India, the tantric man, from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, would kiss the hands of his devotees and then tell them it would make their problems go away.  He also claimed that his ‘kiss-cure’ worked on Coronavirus patients even after health authorities warned that the virus can spread through contagious droplets from the mouth or nose. Health department officials said the man contracted coronavirus himself, testing positive for the killer disease on June 3 and dying just a day later.  When officials began to contact tracing, they took 40 swab samples to identify further cases. Surprisingly, twenty of the swabs returned a positive result, including from seven members of the man’s family.  Swab collector Ruchika Chouhan identified 29 more people involved in similar coronavirus ‘exorcisms’ and has since put them in quarantine.  India has so far recorded 298,283 known cases of Coronavirus and 8,498 deaths.

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The unsaid truth of Madison Beer’s plastic surgery rumors

Madison Beer made a name for herself on YouTube when she was just 13 years old — which is where she caught the eye of Justin Bieber. After posting a video of herself singing Etta James’ “At Last,” to YouTube, Bieber tweeted about it, calling her a future star. Before she knew it, Beer was signed with Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing from there.

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Argentina is on the verge of defaulting on its debt again. Here’s what you need to know.

What’s new this time is the chaotic international backdrop. The global coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying severe, ongoing, worldwide economic contraction suggests we may see a wave of sovereign debt defaults. This could envelop a large number of emerging and developing countries that are also struggling with large foreign currency debts, made worse by the covid-19 environment. So investors and policymakers around the world are watching the Argentine case closely.

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Nigeria news : Democracy Day: Governor Buni calls for sustainable, improved development in Yobe

Nigeria News : Democracy Day: Governor Buni calls for sustainable, improved development in Yobe, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State on Friday said that democracy has propelled speedy development, stating that there is a need for government to ensure sustainable and improved development for the betterment of the state and the people.

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With 40 million Americans unemployed, Congress is mulling a ‘return-to-work’ bonus

With 40 million Americans unemployed, Congress is mulling a ‘return-to-work’ bonus, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has proposed that the federal government give people who stop collecting unemployment and go back to work $450 a week for several weeks. Others, including White House officials and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), have discussed allowing workers to get up to $1,200 if they find a job, according to three people familiar with White House discussions and who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

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How much money Dolly Parton really made as a child performer

Dolly Parton has shot to stardom since her early days on local television. The country music icon has songwriting credits on more than 700 songs, according to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  She’s also shared writing credits on even more songs and has written some of the biggest hits of the past few decades. The living legend even wrote Whitney Houston’s most well-known hit, “I Will Always Love You.” Parton originally wrote the song in 1973 before Houston took on the powerhouse vocals in 1992.

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