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'They are the heroes now': COVID-19 doctors join racism protests

44 min 24 sec ago
New York nurses and doctors, hailed as heroes for fighting the coronavirus outbreak, are denouncing racial segregation in the public health system by joining the George Floyd protests.

Authors pull study flagging hydroxychloroquine risks

47 min 16 sec ago
WASHINGTON: The Lancet on Thursday retracted a study that raised safety fears over the use of a drug favored by President Donald Trump to treat COVID-19, after the paper's authors said they could no longer vouch for its underlying data. It was soon followed by the withdrawal of another coronavirus ...

Mexico sees record increase in COVID-19 cases, 816 more deaths

1 hour 6 min ago
MEXICO CITY: The number of new novel coronavirus infections in Mexico reported on Thursday (Jun 4) surpassed the record set just the previous day, and officials reported 816 more deaths as the pandemic engulfs Latin America's major nations. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador earlier ...

White House says China's Tiananmen Square 'slaughter' not forgotten

1 hour 18 min ago
The White House said Thursday that China's "slaughter" of protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989 has not been forgotten, urging Beijing to give its first accurate accounting of the bloodshed.

Olympics: Tokyo to skip one-year countdown event, says report

1 hour 37 min ago
Organisers of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics have decided not to hold a large scale event marking the one year countdown to the Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.

Football: Spurs borrow £175 million as COVID-19 hits revenue

1 hour 44 min ago
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur have borrowed £175 million from the Bank of England to ease the financial burden due to the loss of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Premier League club said on Thursday (Jun 4). The club said it estimated a revenue loss of more than £200 million for the period ...

UN chief backs global access to 'people's vaccine' for COVID-19

2 hours 5 min ago
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said a new vaccine against the coronavirus had to be available to everyone across the world, as an international conference got under way to raise funds for new life-saving treatments.

Fatialofa to leave hospital, continue recovery, wife says

2 hours 12 min ago
WELLINGTON: Injured rugby union player Michael Fatialofa will be discharged from a British hospital on Friday, his wife said, just five months after breaking his neck and fearing he would never walk again. "My delightful husband is coming home tomorrow night," Fatialofa's wife Tatiana said on her ...

Facebook moves to limit spread of 'Boogaloo' groups after charges

2 hours 22 min ago
Facebook Inc is making it harder to find user groups associated with the term "Boogaloo," which refers to a potential U.S. civil war or the collapse of civilization, the company said on Thursday.

Get Back! London's Abbey Road Studios reopen after COVID-19 hiatus

2 hours 24 min ago
The studio is celebrated for recording the likes of The Beatles, Edward Elgar and Lady Gaga.

China reports five new COVID-19 cases, three asymptomatic cases for June 4

2 hours 25 min ago
China reported five new COVID-19 cases and three new asymptomatic infections for June 4, the health commission said on Friday.

Benfica bus stoned after first game back, two players injured

2 hours 27 min ago
LISBON: A bus carrying the Benfica soccer team was stoned on Thursday, breaking the glass and injuring two players, after they had played their first game since the novel coronavirus halted the season, Benfica football club said in a statement. German midfielder Julian Weigl, 24, and Serbian ...

Broadcom's revenue forecast disappoints on possible Apple iPhone delay

2 hours 27 min ago
Broadcom Inc on Thursday forecast current-quarter revenue, the mid-point of which was slightly below Wall Street estimates as its chip business was weighed down by the impact of the coronavirus crisis on global supply chains.

DC mayor wants Trump's out-of-state troops gone from US capital

2 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON: Thousands of National Guard troops and federal officers in riot gear and masks ringed the White House and monuments in the US capital this week, evoking comparisons to an occupying force. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday (Jun 4) said she wants most of them out of her district ...

Trump gives US agencies power to fast-track big infrastructure projects

2 hours 37 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday is expected to sign an executive order that would give federal agencies emergency powers to fast-track major energy and other infrastructure projects by overriding environmental permitting requirements, two sources familiar with the proposal said.

Asia's stock rally set to pause for breath ahead of US jobs data

2 hours 47 min ago
Asian stocks were set to hold tight ranges on Friday after a mixed Wall Street session and as investors awaited key U.S. jobs data while sustained hopes about a global economic recovery kept pressure on the safe-haven dollar.

A million beers await drinkers as Europe's bars reopen – and some of it is free

2 hours 55 min ago
Both big beer makers and smaller craft brewers have set up schemes for consumers to buy drinks in advance to support shuttered bars.

America's billionaire wealth jumps by more than half a trillion during COVID-19 pandemic: Report

3 hours 13 min ago
During the 11 weeks from Mar 18, when US lockdowns started, the wealth of America's richest people surged by over US$565 billion, while 42.6 million workers filed for unemployment, the report said.

US to revise Chinese passenger airline ban after Beijing move

3 hours 16 min ago
The U.S. Transportation Department plans to issue a revised order in the coming days that is likely to allow some Chinese passenger airline flights to continue, government and airline officials said.

Global airlines add flights; US carriers target the great outdoors

3 hours 22 min ago
Airlines from America to Australia are ramping up flights in June and July, boosting hopes for a pickup in tourist traffic even as bigger-spending business and global travel remains sluggish during the ongoing pandemic.