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06/07/2020 - 09:10

UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces retirement

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.

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06/07/2020 - 09:10

UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces retirement

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.


06/07/2020 - 09:08

Virus deaths approach 400,000 as oil producers extend output cuts

The global death toll from the coronavirus neared 400,000 on Sunday with fatalities accelerating in Latin America, as oil-producing countries agreed to extend output cuts to offset a collapse in prices caused by the pandemic.

The global death toll from the coronavirus neared 400,000 on Sunday with fatalities accelerating in Latin America, as oil-producing countries agreed to extend output cuts to offset a collapse in prices caused by the pandemic.


06/07/2020 - 08:04

'Time for a change': Anti-racism protesters march across US

Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters rallied for racial justice Saturday in cities across the United States following the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police.

Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters rallied for racial justice Saturday in cities across the United States following the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police.


06/07/2020 - 07:58

TikTok lookalike Zynn brings Chinese video app rivalry to US

Chinese short video app makers have taken their rivalry overseas, with TikTok facing stiff competition from a newcomer that has surged in popularity abroad -- by paying users to keep scrolling.

Chinese short video app makers have taken their rivalry overseas, with TikTok facing stiff competition from a newcomer that has surged in popularity abroad -- by paying users to keep scrolling.


06/07/2020 - 07:48

China imports plunge, exports fall on virus hit to global growth

China's exports and imports fell in May as the economic slowdown abroad started to take its toll, and after a surprise jump driven by increased demand for anti-epidemic supplies, official data showed Sunday.

China's exports and imports fell in May as the economic slowdown abroad started to take its toll, and after a surprise jump driven by increased demand for anti-epidemic supplies, official data showed Sunday.

06/07/2020 - 09:08

Virus deaths approach 400,000 as oil producers extend output cuts

The global death toll from the coronavirus neared 400,000 on Sunday with fatalities accelerating in Latin America, as oil-producing countries agreed to extend output cuts to offset a collapse in prices caused by the pandemic.

The global death toll from the coronavirus neared 400,000 on Sunday with fatalities accelerating in Latin America, as oil-producing countries agreed to extend output cuts to offset a collapse in prices caused by the pandemic.


06/07/2020 - 04:12

Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from virus

Pottery, basketwork and wrought-iron furniture pile up in the deserted stalls of the Oulja arts and crafts complex in Sale near the Moroccan capital Rabat.

Pottery, basketwork and wrought-iron furniture pile up in the deserted stalls of the Oulja arts and crafts complex in Sale near the Moroccan capital Rabat.


06/07/2020 - 03:48

Fears for UK homeless as virus hotel scheme draws to close

Thousands of homeless people in Britain were given hotel rooms to protect them from coronavirus but as the outbreak slows, charities fear they could soon be back on the streets.

Thousands of homeless people in Britain were given hotel rooms to protect them from coronavirus but as the outbreak slows, charities fear they could soon be back on the streets.


06/07/2020 - 03:34

Researchers eye tech wearables as virus early warning system

Can your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect a coronavirus infection before the onset of symptoms?

Can your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect a coronavirus infection before the onset of symptoms?


06/06/2020 - 19:55

Sex workers sharing food to survive during virus pandemic

Prevented by the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic from earning a living, Peru's sex workers have had to organize soup kitchens supplied by food handouts to feed themselves and their children.

Prevented by the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic from earning a living, Peru's sex workers have had to organize soup kitchens supplied by food handouts to feed themselves and their children.


06/06/2020 - 13:41

Defiant Australians protest racial injustice despite warnings

Tens of thousands of Australians defied government calls to stay at home Saturday by spilling onto the streets for Black Lives Matter protests in major towns and cities across the country.

Tens of thousands of Australians defied government calls to stay at home Saturday by spilling onto the streets for Black Lives Matter protests in major towns and cities across the country.


06/06/2020 - 11:27

Cyprus sets stage for tourism recovery as airports reopen

Cyprus opens back up for international tourism on Tuesday, with airports welcoming visitors after an almost three-month shutdown, and a bold plan to cover health care costs for visitors.

Cyprus opens back up for international tourism on Tuesday, with airports welcoming visitors after an almost three-month shutdown, and a bold plan to cover health care costs for visitors.


06/06/2020 - 08:45

Brazil court bans raids in Rio favelas during pandemic

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice banned police raids Friday in the slums of Rio de Janeiro during the coronavirus pandemic, amid growing criticism of recent cases of police violence.

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice banned police raids Friday in the slums of Rio de Janeiro during the coronavirus pandemic, amid growing criticism of recent cases of police violence.


06/06/2020 - 08:38

Open all hours, New Delhi crematorium struggles with virus dead

Traditional funeral pyres have been drafted in to burn the bodies of coronavirus victims in the Indian capital as crematorium furnaces struggle to keep up with the mounting death toll.

Traditional funeral pyres have been drafted in to burn the bodies of coronavirus victims in the Indian capital as crematorium furnaces struggle to keep up with the mounting death toll.


06/06/2020 - 06:18

Brazil threatens to quit WHO, Trump says US beating pandemic

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened Friday to pull Brazil from the WHO over "ideological bias," as his counterpart Donald Trump said the US economy was recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and Europe sought to reopen its borders.

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened Friday to pull Brazil from the WHO over "ideological bias," as his counterpart Donald Trump said the US economy was recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and Europe sought to reopen its borders.


06/06/2020 - 04:55

Final farewells at Mexican cemetery lose luster over coronavirus

The peculiar nature of the job means they have more work than ever right now. But Mexico's gravediggers and crematorium workers say they are paying a heavy price for constant exposure to other people's grief during the coronavirus pandemic.

The peculiar nature of the job means they have more work than ever right now. But Mexico's gravediggers and crematorium workers say they are paying a heavy price for constant exposure to other people's grief during the coronavirus pandemic.


06/06/2020 - 03:33

Wear masks in public, says WHO in new coronavirus advice

The World Health Organization Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult.

The World Health Organization Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult.


06/06/2020 - 01:58

COVID-19 research scandal: Unwanted diversion during pandemic

The first research scandal of the coronavirus pandemic has created unnecessary distraction around the politically divisive drug hydroxychloroquine, scientists say, as questions swirl around the tiny health care company at the center of the affair.

The first research scandal of the coronavirus pandemic has created unnecessary distraction around the politically divisive drug hydroxychloroquine, scientists say, as questions swirl around the tiny health care company at the center of the affair.


06/05/2020 - 22:08

A near-private encounter with 'Las Meninas' as Madrid's Prado reopens

A moment of almost-total silence contemplating Velazquez's "Las Meninas" is the rare opportunity offered by Madrid's Prado museum as it reopens its doors to a handful of visitors Saturday after a three-month closure.

A moment of almost-total silence contemplating Velazquez's "Las Meninas" is the rare opportunity offered by Madrid's Prado museum as it reopens its doors to a handful of visitors Saturday after a three-month closure.


06/05/2020 - 20:08

France brings coronavirus 'under control' as deaths fall

The COVID-19 pandemic is now "under control" in France, the head of the government's scientific advisory council said Friday, as the country cautiously emerges from a lockdown imposed in March.

The COVID-19 pandemic is now "under control" in France, the head of the government's scientific advisory council said Friday, as the country cautiously emerges from a lockdown imposed in March.


06/05/2020 - 18:37

Renaissance in France's Loire Valley: 'rebirth' for Chambord castle

Visitors to Chambord in France's Loire Valley are restricted to one-way traffic on the famous double helix stairway at the centre of the grandiose castle that reopened on Friday after 10 weeks under coronavirus lockdown.

Visitors to Chambord in France's Loire Valley are restricted to one-way traffic on the famous double helix stairway at the centre of the grandiose castle that reopened on Friday after 10 weeks under coronavirus lockdown.


06/05/2020 - 18:09

Mother, son share coronavirus battle in Brazil

Last month, as the coronavirus pandemic exploded in Brazil, Ricardo Garroux rode with his mother in the ambulance that rushed her to the emergency room with a severe case of COVID-19.

Last month, as the coronavirus pandemic exploded in Brazil, Ricardo Garroux rode with his mother in the ambulance that rushed her to the emergency room with a severe case of COVID-19.


06/05/2020 - 16:50

Jihadist attack forces MSF to suspend north Mozambique operations

Global healthcare charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday it has suspended medical support in northern Mozambique following an attack by Islamist militants last week.

Global healthcare charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday it has suspended medical support in northern Mozambique following an attack by Islamist militants last week.


06/05/2020 - 16:42

Bolsonaro using virus against indigenous people: leader

The impact of the new coronavirus has spared no one in Brazil, including in the Amazon rainforest, where iconic indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire accuses President Jair Bolsonaro of using the pandemic to eradicate his people.

The impact of the new coronavirus has spared no one in Brazil, including in the Amazon rainforest, where iconic indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire accuses President Jair Bolsonaro of using the pandemic to eradicate his people.


06/05/2020 - 14:54

S.Africa readies military medics as virus cases surge

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that military medical personnel were ready to be deployed to the Western Cape province, the country's coronavirus epicentre, as the number of nationwide infections surged past 40,000.

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that military medical personnel were ready to be deployed to the Western Cape province, the country's coronavirus epicentre, as the number of nationwide infections surged past 40,000.