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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi donate to hospitals in fight against coronavirus

March 30, 2020

Footballers from around the world are joining together to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each reportedly giving €1 million ($1.1 million) to the cause.

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus

March 30, 2020

Joe Diffie, a Grammy award-winning country music singer who had several chart-topping hits in the 1990s, has died of coronavirus. He was 61.

German minister commits suicide over ‘coronavirus crisis worries’

March 29, 2020

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday

Condom shortage looms after coronavirus lockdown shuts world’s top producer

March 29, 2020

A global shortage of condoms is looming, the world’s biggest producer said, after a coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut down production.

Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket

March 28, 2020

President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day the nation's total count of COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000.

Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges

March 28, 2020

Italy has logged a shocking spike in its already staggering coronavirus death toll, with officials warning the peak of the crisis was still days away, as the global infection rate surges relentlessly upwards.

British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

March 27, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," he said on Twitter, posting a video message.

Northern Ireland sportswear factory scrubs up in virus fight

March 27, 2020

As other factories fall silent due to the coronavirus, the din of production continues at O'Neills sportswear factory in Northern Ireland, where staff have pivoted to making scrubs and facemasks for besieged healthcare workers.

Singapore Sliding Into Recession

March 27, 2020

Singapore, the crown jewel of Southeast Asian economies and long regarded as a bellwether for global trade, is bracing itself for a coronavirus-linked recession following gloomy first quarter data.

Bill Gates Reveals His Thoughts on Covid-19

March 27, 2020

Bill Gates may have predicted that a pandemic like the coronavirus was coming back in 2018. Now the Microsoft (MSFT) founder reveals his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis.

Designer brand Ralph Lauren to make masks and gowns

March 27, 2020

Ralph Lauren is to start making medical masks and gowns - the latest designer brand to lend its support to the coronavirus fight. The fashioner designer announced the shift in production through its charitable arm on Thursday.

Coronavirus: US overtakes China with most cases

March 27, 2020

The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests. According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US has overtaken China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589).

Covid-19: Turkish Airlines Reduce Destinations To Just 5 From Over 300

March 27, 2020

The company will offer 1,000 bonus miles for every 10 Euros of the ticket price that they choose to postpone rather than refund.

Air New Zealand focuses on cargo

March 27, 2020

Air New Zealand is ramping up cargo operations to “keep Kiwi businesses connected to the world” while working with the government to maintain critical cargo flow.

This is not goodbye: Emirates ground crews give an emotional send-off to last flight

March 26, 2020

Emirates ground crews around the world have bid farewell to their last operating flights back to Dubai. EK 005 to London Heathrow, which departed at 1605hrs on 24 March was the last flight to take off from Dubai.

Singapore GDP contracts sharply, in warning for virus-hit global economy

March 26, 2020

Singapore's economy suffered its biggest contraction since the financial crisis during the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic escalated, data showed Thursday, an ominous sign of the devastation being inflicted on the global economy.

$2 trillion rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House

March 26, 2020

The US Senate unanimously passed the nation's largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday, a $2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.

World leaders to hold crisis talks as virus toll tops 21,000

March 26, 2020

World leaders are to hold online crisis talks Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic that has forced three billion people into lockdown and claimed more than 21,000 lives.

Afro-jazz great Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus, his music publisher,

Coronavirus: Harvey Weinstein tests positive for COVID-19 in New York prison

March 25, 2020

Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the coronavirus at a state prison in New York while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault, the head of the state correctional officers union said Monday.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola donates 1m euros to fight coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated 1m euros (£920,000) to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. Guardiola, who is at his home in Barcelona, has been working with his lawyers over the past few days to work out the best way of using the money.

Coronavirus: Trump and Senate agree $2tn deal to boost US economy

March 25, 2020

US President Donald Trump and the Senate have agreed a massive economic relief package worth more than $1.8 trillion (£1.5tn). The package includes money to bail out industries that have been affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

March 25, 2020

Minecraft is making its educational worlds available free, to help pupils no longer able to attend school because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June.

Nike turns to digital sales during China shutdown

March 25, 2020

Sportswear firm Nike has seen online sales rise by more than 30% in China as it rides out its coronavirus store shutdowns. The US firm has shut the majority of its stores globally but says 80% have now reopened in China.

Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but ‘remains in good health’

March 25, 2020

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", a spokesman said, adding that the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has been tested but does not have the virus.

China to lift lockdown on Wuhan, the epicenter of its coronavirus outbreak

March 24, 2020

Two months after Chinese authorities locked down the city at the center of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, the end is in sight. Hubei province said Tuesday that travel restrictions on the capital city of Wuhan will be removed starting April 8, which would end a lockdown that began on Jan. 23.

India sets a 21-day ‘complete lockdown’ to stop coronavirus spread

March 24, 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Tuesday that the country would be imposing a "total ban" on Indians venturing outside their homes to combat the spread of coronavirus, in perhaps the largest restriction on the movement of people the world has seen.

US tech giants team up to tackle coronavirus

March 24, 2020

The US is cutting $1bn (£0.86bn) in aid to Afghanistan and threatening further reductions in co-operation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.

World Bank could deploy $150 billion over 15 months in coronavirus battle

March 24, 2020

World Bank Group President David Malpass on Monday said that the development lender could deploy as much as $150 billion in resources over the next 15 months to help developing countries fight and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Apple Limits iPhone Sales To Customers During Outbreak

March 22, 2020

Apple has recently announced that it’ll limit its iPhone sales to customers right now. Several countries have received this temporary iPhone limit. The reason for the limitation is similar to Apple’s previous case for imposing these limits.

Total US, Worldwide Cases As Outbreak Continues In Italy

March 22, 2020

There are currently at least 284,566 cases of coronavirus around the world, according to Johns Hopkins University, with the global death toll at 11,868. The virus is rapidly growing in Europe and North America.

Sewing face masks goes viral in Europe

March 22, 2020

All have threaded their needles to combat a dire global shortage of face masks that risks the health of millions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: India observes 14-hour curfew

March 22, 2020

More than a billion people in India have been asked to observe a 14-hour long curfew to try and combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Australian PM warns of lockdowns

March 22, 2020

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned the country could see lockdowns in a bid to curb coronavirus. The potential measures come after large crowds gathered on Sydney's beaches including Bondi on Saturday, flouting social distancing advice.

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an emergency €750bn

March 21, 2020

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an emergency €750bn ($820bn; £700bn) package to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy’s coronavirus deaths surge by 627 in a day, elderly at high risk

March 21, 2020

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 627 to 4,032, officials said on Friday, an increase of 18.4% - by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago.

Jack Ma Sending 1.8 Million Masks and Aid to Asia including Sri Lanka

March 21, 2020

Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, pledged 1.8 million face masks and 210,000 coronavirus test kits to some of the continent’s poorest nations, the latest step in an ongoing effort from his foundation to push back against what’s become a global pandemic.

Cricket great Warne’s gin distillery shifts to hand sanitiser

March 21, 2020

Australian cricket great Shane Warne has halted production of gin at a distillery he co-owns to make medical-grade hand sanitiser for hospitals in these "challenging times".

Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81: family

March 21, 2020

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, whose career spanned six decades, has died at the age of 81, his family said late Friday. "Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family," they said in a statement.

Olympic flame gets muted welcome in Japan as Games doubts grow

March 21, 2020

The Olympic flame arrived in Japan to a scaled-down welcoming ceremony Friday as doubts grew over whether the Tokyo Games will go ahead on schedule with the coronavirus pandemic causing chaos around the world.

Home News WADA issues dope testing guidelines amid coronavirus pandemic

March 21, 2020

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued new guidelines on Friday to facilitate continued testing amid the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Government to pay up to 80% of workers’ wages

March 21, 2020

The government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a radical move aimed at protecting people's jobs. It will pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, covering wages of up to £2,500 a month.

Coronavirus: Young people are not ‘invincible’, WHO warns

March 21, 2020

Young people are not immune from coronavirus and must avoid socialising and communicating it to older, more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Masks go on world tour as Hong Kongers now send supplies abroad

March 20, 2020

Hong Konger Adrian W. Chan is hunting for face masks to send to his parents in Canada, an increasingly common sight in a city once stalked by shortages and now trying to lend a hand as the coronavirus spreads overseas.

Senate Passes $104 Billion Relief Package For Sick Leave, Free Testing

March 19, 2020

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved and sent to the president a bill that provides for sick leave, aid to states and food assistance to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus as they contemplated a $1.3 trillion package proposed by the White House.

No new local cases outside of Hubei for 3rd day straight

March 19, 2020

Mainland China reported no new locally transmitted coronavirus cases outside of Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, for the third straight day, while major Chinese cities remained on alert for imported infections.

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

March 19, 2020

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak. There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the country, with more than 4,000 having successfully recovered.

Australian airline Qantas to cut all international flights

March 19, 2020

Australia's biggest airline Qantas said Thursday it would halt all international flights and suspend 20,000 staff in response to the coronavirus pandemic, days after the island nation's other main carrier Virgin shut its overseas routes.

New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days: study

March 18, 2020

The novel coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days or in the air for several hours, according to a US-government funded study published Tuesday. Scientists found that the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease had similar levels of viability outside the body to its predecessor that caused SARS.

Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

March 18, 2020

Gamers breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday after the end of a network outage that affected Nintendo's online games, with internet-based systems under increasing pressure from people staying home over coronavirus.

Oil crash piles pressure on virus-hit Saudi economy

March 18, 2020

From empty hotels to shuttered beauty salons, oil-dependent Saudi Arabia is bracing for a coronavirus-led economic slump on top of possible austerity measures as crude prices go into free fall.

Global virus infections top 200,000 as nations tighten clampdowns

March 18, 2020

The number of global coronavirus infections shot past 200,000 on Wednesday, as governments across Europe, North America and Asia rolled out tough measures to put the brakes on the ferocious spread of the deadly pandemic.

EU entry ban hits travellers as lockdown widens due to Covid-19

March 18, 2020

Travellers from outside the EU are being turned away from airports and borders, after the 27-country bloc imposed a 30-day ban to halt the spread of coronavirus.

US-Canada border to close amid virus crisis

March 18, 2020

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to close the US-Canada border to all non-essential travel in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Israel president to ask Gantz to form government from Monday

March 16, 2020

International News from World: Israel’s president on Sunday tapped ex-military chief Benny Gantz to form a government, calling for an end

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

March 16, 2020

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is stepping down from the company's board to spend more time on philanthropic activities. He says he wants to focus on global health and development, education and tackling climate change.

Taiwan inmates join coronavirus fight with mask factory

March 11, 2020

Behind the barbed wire-topped fences of Taipei Prison, a small group of inmates are hunched over clacking sewing machines, working overtime to churn out face masks and help ward off the new coronavirus.

Starbucks Quietly Begins Testing New Eco-Friendly Cups

March 11, 2020

Starbucks has quietly started to test a new eco-conscious cup in several major markets. The coffee chain giant on Monday began testing a cup with a compostable liner around its paper material,

Cathay Pacific expects ‘substantial loss’ this year

March 11, 2020

Cathay Pacific said it expects a "substantial" loss in the first half of this year as the impact of the coronavirus takes it toll. The Hong Kong carrier also saw a 28% drop in 2019 profits as it struggled during the city's political protests.

UK interest rates cut in emergency move

March 11, 2020

The Bank of England has announced an emergency cut in interest rates to shore up the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. Policymakers reduced rates from 0.75% to 0.25%, taking borrowing costs back down to the lowest level in history.

Facebook is giving free ads to the WHO and taking down ‘conspiracy theories’ about coronavirus

March 5, 2020

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social network will give the World Health Organization free advertising for its coronavirus response and take down false claims about the virus.

Indian women take reins in birthplace of modern polo

March 5, 2020

Laishram Thadoi's face is a picture of concentration as she adjusts her helmet and prepares to play in Manipur, the remote Indian state regarded as the birthplace of modern polo.

Covid-19: California declares emergency after death

March 5, 2020

California has declared a state of emergency after announcing its first coronavirus death, bringing the US death toll from the disease to 11. The 71-year-old man, who died in a hospital near Sacramento, had underlying health conditions and had been on a cruise ship, said officials.

IMF provides $50bn to fight coronavirus outbreak

March 5, 2020

The International Monetary Fund has announced $50bn (£39bn) in funding for countries hit by the coronavirus. The organisation also warned that the outbreak had already pushed this year's global economic growth below last year's levels.

Glitzy IPL slashes prize money in cost-cutting drive

March 4, 2020

India's cricket board has slashed the prize money by half for the winners and runners-up of this year's IPL, the world's most popular and successful T20 league.

Alibaba-owned Lazada sees ‘unprecedented demand’ for online grocery in Singapore

March 2, 2020

After a brief period of panic-buying in Singapore earlier this month amid the coronavirus outbreak, more people are said to be going online to purchase groceries and other items.

Stocks rise as central banks pledge support

March 2, 2020

Share prices in Asia have risen after Japan's central bank promised to help protect markets from the impact of the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

February 29, 2020

Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for visits to Islam's holiest sites for the "umrah" pilgrimage, an unprecedented move triggered by coronavirus fears that raises questions over the annual hajj.

Huawei to open European 5G factory in France

February 29, 2020

Chinese telecom giant Huawei said Thursday that it would begin manufacturing radio equipment for next-generation 5G networks in France, its first such facility outside of China.

Tim Cook says Apple will open its first Indian store in 2021

February 29, 2020

CEO Tim Cook of Apple said the company would open its first physical stores in India in 2021 and an online outlet later this year. Apple had to obtain the Indian government's special approval to open a store without a local partner.

Covid-19: South Korea sees its largest rise in coronavirus cases

February 29, 2020

South Korea has recorded its largest rise in coronavirus infections in a single day, with 594 new cases confirmed on Friday. The increase brings the total number of infections in South Korea to 2,931, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

Facebook Invests $20 Million In Indian Education Startup, Unacademy

February 20, 2020

Indian education startup Unacademy gets a big boost from Facebook as it announced on Wednesday that the social media giant joined the company's latest funding round.

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74

February 20, 2020

Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people.

Harry and Meghan’s royal duties ending 31 March

February 20, 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March, a spokesperson for the couple has said. They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months.

China sees drop in new virus cases

February 20, 2020

China reported a big drop in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, fuelling hopes the epidemic is nearing its peak, but Japan faced a growing crisis as two passengers from a quarantined cruise ship died.

Thai retail giant launches record-breaking IPO

February 20, 2020

Thai conglomerate Central Retail launched the country's biggest ever IPO Thursday, giving it a market cap of around $8.1 billion in a punt on a sputtering economy now hampered by the new coronavirus.

Americans arrive home from virus-infected cruise ship

February 18, 2020

More than 300 Americans rescued from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan because of the new coronavirus arrived back in the United States Monday for two more weeks of medical seclusion, as concern rose over passengers who dispersed around the globe after leaving another ship in Cambodia.

Morocco fortress village hopes to draw ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

February 18, 2020

Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones", but fewer know they can visit the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

Jeff Bezos: World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

February 18, 2020

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change. The world's richest man said the money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups.

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhone supplies

February 18, 2020

Apple has warned that disruption in China from the coronavirus will mean revenues falling short of forecasts. The tech giant said production and sales were affected, and that "worldwide iPhone supply would be temporarily constrained".

GM’s Cruise values autonomous vehicle industry at $8 trillion

February 6, 2020

The global autonomous vehicle industry is an $8 trillion market opportunity, according to General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit Cruise.

Nike is dressing 2020 Olympic athletes in uniforms made of recycled shoe parts

February 6, 2020

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, elite athletes will sleep on beds made of cardboard. Olympic medals are being constructed out of recycled electronics, such as cell phones. And Nike will be dressing its athletes in uniforms and sneakers made out of recycled polyester and ground-up shoe parts.

Record-breaking US astronaut set to return to Earth

February 6, 2020

US astronaut Christina Koch is set to return to Earth Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts by spending almost a year aboard the International Space Station.

China to halve tariffs on $75 bn of US imports

February 6, 2020

China on Thursday said it would halve tariffs on $75 billion-worth of US imports as part of its trade truce with Washington and as officials look to calm markets unnerved by the deadly virus outbreak.

Space Startup Astra Aims To Launch Rockets For Just $1M Per Mission

February 6, 2020

The startup Astra is secretly working on mass-producing rockets with the aim of being the FedEx of space. The space startup based in San Francisco, which openly operated as "Stealth Space Company,

Coinbase Hires Google Shopping VP

January 31, 2020

Coinbase has welcomed a new chief product officer in Surojit Chatterjee, a former Google executive. The announcement was made on Wednesday via a blog post by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.

Alibaba Founder Donates $14 Million To Fight Coronavirus

January 31, 2020

As China continues to grapple with the spread of the coronavirus, Alibaba (BABA) founder Jack Ma has reportedly donated 100 million yuan ($14.4 million) to fight the disease. As the richest man in China, Ma is using his Jack Ma Foundation to find a vaccine for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus outbreak: death toll to 213 and 9,692 cases

January 31, 2020

The death toll in China from the new coronavirus rose to 213 on Friday, as more countries announced plans to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

January 31, 2020

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

Nintendo says no new Switch in 2020

January 31, 2020

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo said Friday there would be no fresh model of its hot-selling Switch console this year, dashing the hopes of fans eager for a new version.

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern calls September election

January 28, 2020

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called a general election for September, in a vote that will test whether her widespread popularity overseas is matched by support at home.

China curbs travel abroad as virus toll tops 100

January 28, 2020

China on Tuesday urged its citizens to postpone travel abroad as it expanded unprecedented efforts to contain a viral outbreak that has killed 106 people and left other governments racing to pull their nationals from the contagion's epicentre.

US Retail Giant Walmart Increases Starting Wage At Roughly 500 Locations

January 27, 2020

Retail giant Walmart will increase its starting wage from $11 to $12 in roughly 500 stores in order to test out a new workplace model and attract new employees. The company has approximately 4,700 stores across the U.S.

Hungary Vows To Be Carbon-Free By 2050

January 27, 2020

The government of Hungary said it will need about $165.4 billion to convert its entire economy to carbon-free status by the year 2050, in order to meet the European Union’s mandate of “climate neutrality.”

China orders public holiday extended to curb epidemic

January 27, 2020

Chinese authorities have ordered the extension of a public holiday in an effort to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000 worldwide, state-run media reported.

NBA player Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

January 27, 2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, killing all nine people on board including his teenage daughter and plunging legions of fans around the world into mourning.

Intel signals 2020 will be a turnaround year for chip industry leader

January 24, 2020

The company’s sales in its closely watched data center business jumped 19%, helping it beat fourth-quarter profit and revenue estimates and sending its shares up 7% in extended trading.

Nestle teams up with Canadian plant-based ingredients makers

January 24, 2020

Food group Nestle (NESN.S) has teamed up with Canadian plant-based food ingredient makers Burcon (BU.TO) and Merit to speed up innovation in the fast-growing business segment, it said on Friday.

Norwegian energy major Equinor to run ship fitted with ammonia fuel cells

January 24, 2020

The European Union has awarded 10 million euros ($11.05 million) in funding to a scheme that is aiming to install an ammonia-powered fuel cell on a ship.

Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands shares rise on Barclays upgrade

January 24, 2020

Barclays is betting “change is afoot” at Victoria’s Secret’s parent company L Brands.