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 2020-06-13 07:59 

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Brazil now second in virus deaths, as US states see rising cases...

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over.Experts warn the actu...

 2020-06-13 07:58 

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Protests show 'progress' on diversity, says 'Star Trek' icon Takei...

George Takei, the pioneering Asian American "Star Trek" actor and LGBTQ icon, said massive anti-racism protests this month show the US is "making progress" on diversity, but warned the pandemic is renewing deep-rooted prejudices....

 2020-06-13 07:58 

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America's original sin: Floyd death prompts historical soul-searching...

Confederate monuments are coming down and statues of Christopher Columbus are being toppled as Americans grapple with the ghosts of the country's racial history in the wake of George Floyd's death.Farber noted that the debate over Confederate memo...

 2020-06-13 07:40 

AFP

Cardboard cut-outs and Zoom parties: the new normal for Premier League fans...

From cardboard cut-outs in the stands to Zoom watch parties, the return of the Premier League will be a bizarre experience for locked-out supporters."It is the best country in the world for the way the fans respond to what's happening on the pitch...

 2020-06-13 07:40 

AFP

Protests show 'progress' on diversity, says 'Star Trek' icon Takei...

George Takei, the pioneering Asian American "Star Trek" actor and LGBTQ icon, said massive anti-racism protests this month show the US is "making progress" on diversity, but warned the pandemic is renewing deep-rooted prejudices....

 2020-06-13 07:40 

AFP

Tokyo Olympics will be safe, governor says...

Next year's Olympics will be safe despite the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has said, pledging a "120-percent effort" to ensure the first-ever postponed Games can go ahead.But it has faced persistent criticism for conductin...

 2020-06-13 07:29 

AFP

Fifty years ago, Brazil taught the world to play, in colour...

Fifty years ago this month, modern football was born at the World Cup in Mexico, kicking and yelling, and live in vibrant colour for a global audience. In the semi-finals, in Guadalajara, Brazil gave Uruguay a one-goal start but won 3-1. Again Pele didn&#...

 2020-06-13 07:29 

AFP

Cardboard cut-outs and Zoom parties: the new normal for Premier League fans...

From cardboard cut-outs in the stands to Zoom watch parties, the return of the Premier League will be a bizarre experience for locked-out supporters."It is the best country in the world for the way the fans respond to what's happening on the pitch...

 2020-06-13 07:29 

AFP

Varner leads as McIlroy charges in PGA return at Colonial...

Harold Varner overcame a triple-bogey start to maintain the lead at the halfway stage of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday as the hard-charging Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth appear poised to strike....

 2020-06-13 07:28 

AFP

Pele and his fellow World Cup-winning heroes -- The great Brazil team of 1970...

Brazil's 1970 World Cup triumph in Mexico is seen as Pele's crowning glory. He was the star of what is often considered the best side the world has ever seen, but while Pele's superstardom endures to this day as he approaches his 80th birthday...

 2020-06-13 07:28 

AFP

Fifty years ago, Brazil taught the world to play, in colour...

Fifty years ago this month, modern football was born at the World Cup in Mexico, kicking and yelling, and live in vibrant colour for a global audience. In the semi-finals, in Guadalajara, Brazil gave Uruguay a one-goal start but won 3-1. Again Pele didn&#...

 2020-06-13 07:28 

AFP

Cardboard cut-outs and Zoom parties: the new normal for Premier League fans...

From cardboard cut-outs in the stands to Zoom watch parties, the return of the Premier League will be a bizarre experience for locked-out supporters."It is the best country in the world for the way the fans respond to what's happening on the pitch...

 2020-06-13 06:11 

AFP

Varner leads as McIlroy charges in PGA return at Colonial...

Harold Varner overcame a triple-bogey start to maintain the lead at the halfway stage of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday as the hard-charging Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth appear poised to strike....

 2020-06-13 06:11 

AFP

Pele and his fellow World Cup-winning heroes -- The great Brazil team of 1970...

Brazil's 1970 World Cup triumph in Mexico is seen as Pele's crowning glory. He was the star of what is often considered the best side the world has ever seen, but while Pele's superstardom endures to this day as he approaches his 80th birthday...

 2020-06-13 06:11 

AFP

Fifty years ago, Brazil taught the world to play, in colour...

Fifty years ago this month, modern football was born at the World Cup in Mexico, kicking and yelling, and live in vibrant colour for a global audience. In the semi-finals, in Guadalajara, Brazil gave Uruguay a one-goal start but won 3-1. Again Pele didn&#...

 2020-06-13 06:10 

AFP

Varner leads as McIlroy charges in PGA return at Colonial...

Harold Varner overcame a triple-bogey start to maintain the lead at the halfway stage of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday as the hard-charging Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth appear poised to strike....

 2020-06-13 06:10 

AFP

Premier League approves kneeling protests, 'Black Lives Matter' on shirts...

The Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while "Black Lives Matter" will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league's restart ...

 2020-06-13 06:10 

AFP

Pele and his fellow World Cup-winning heroes -- The great Brazil team of 1970...

Brazil's 1970 World Cup triumph in Mexico is seen as Pele's crowning glory. He was the star of what is often considered the best side the world has ever seen, but while Pele's superstardom endures to this day as he approaches his 80th birthday...

 2020-06-13 06:09 

AFP

Premier League approves kneeling protests, 'Black Lives Matter' on shirts...

The Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while "Black Lives Matter" will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league's restart ...

 2020-06-13 06:09 

AFP

Airbnb reaches settlement with New York on host data...

Airbnb and New York City officials announced an agreement Friday settling a long-running dispute over a municipal requirement that the home-sharing platform disclose data on hosts....

 2020-06-13 06:09 

AFP

UK PM defends history in statue row, as fears grow over protests...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said a wave of anti-racism protests across Britain had been "hijacked by extremists", as fears mounted about clashes between activists and far-right groups, and vandalism spread.The BBC reported a statue of J...

 2020-06-13 06:09 

AFP

Airbnb reaches settlement with New York on host data...

Airbnb and New York City officials announced an agreement Friday settling a long-running dispute over a municipal requirement that the home-sharing platform disclose data on hosts....

 2020-06-13 06:07 

AFP

Hong Kongers sing protest anthem one year after major clashes...

Thousands of Hong Kongers sang a popular protest anthem and chanted slogans across the city Friday as they marked the first anniversary of major clashes between police and pro-democracy demonstrators.Such scenes became a weekly, and at times daily, occurr...

 2020-06-13 06:07 

AFP

UK PM defends history in statue row, as fears grow over protests...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said a wave of anti-racism protests across Britain had been "hijacked by extremists", as fears mounted about clashes between activists and far-right groups, and vandalism spread.The BBC reported a statue of J...

 2020-06-13 05:22 

AFP

African countries call for racism debate at UN rights council...

African countries called Friday on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently debate racism and police brutality amid the unrest in the US and beyond over George Floyd's death....

 2020-06-13 05:22 

AFP

Hong Kongers sing protest anthem one year after major clashes...

Thousands of Hong Kongers sang a popular protest anthem and chanted slogans across the city Friday as they marked the first anniversary of major clashes between police and pro-democracy demonstrators.Such scenes became a weekly, and at times daily, occurr...

 2020-06-13 04:56 

AFP

France unveils plan to reopen non-Schengen borders...

France will gradually reopen its borders to countries outside the Schengen zone from July 1, the interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Friday....

 2020-06-13 04:56 

AFP

African countries call for racism debate at UN rights council...

African countries called Friday on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently debate racism and police brutality amid the unrest in the US and beyond over George Floyd's death....

 2020-06-13 04:40 

AFP

Brazil now second in virus deaths, as US states see rising caseloads...

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll in the world behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over.Experts warn the a...

 2020-06-13 04:40 

AFP

France unveils plan to reopen non-Schengen borders...

France will gradually reopen its borders to countries outside the Schengen zone from July 1, the interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Friday....

 2020-06-13 04:23 

AFP

Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Hundreds protested for a second night over the Lebanese authorities' handling of a deepening economic crisis, despite the government pledging on Friday to inject dollars into the market to bolster the sagging currency. Lebanese media reported that the...

 2020-06-13 04:23 

AFP

Brazil now second in virus deaths, as US states see rising caseloads...

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll in the world behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over.Experts warn the a...

 2020-06-13 04:20 

AFP

Varner leads as McIlroy charges in PGA return at Colonial...

Harold Varner overcame a triple-bogey start to maintain the lead at the halfway stage of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday as the hard-charging Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth appear poised to strike....

 2020-06-13 03:36 

AFP

Varner leads as McIlroy charges in PGA return at Colonial...

Harold Varner overcame a triple-bogey start to maintain the lead at the halfway stage of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday as the hard-charging Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth appear poised to strike....

 2020-06-13 03:36 

AFP

Premier League approves kneeling protests, 'Black Lives Matter' on shirts...

The Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while "Black Lives Matter" will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league's restart ...

 2020-06-13 03:17 

AFP

Juve squeeze past Milan to reach cup final as football returns to Italy...

Juventus reached the Italian Cup final on Friday after a goalless draw with 10-man AC Milan in the semi-final, second leg in Turin on the day football returned to Italy after three months away.More than 34,000 people on the peninsula have died because of ...

 2020-06-13 03:17 

AFP

Valencia and Getafe stumble in La Liga race for top four...

Ten-man Levante scored a 98th-minute penalty on Friday to snatch a 1-1 draw against Valencia as La Liga completed its second day of fixtures since its return from the coronavirus suspension....

 2020-06-13 02:41 

AFP

Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Hundreds protested for a second night to decry Lebanese authorities' handling of a deepening economic crisis, despite the government pledging Friday to inject dollars into the market to bolster the sagging currency. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who...

 2020-06-13 02:03 

AFP

Juve squeeze past Milan to reach cup final as football returns to Italy...

Juventus reached the Italian Cup final on Friday after a goalless draw with 10-man AC Milan in the semi-final, second leg in Turin on the day football returned to Italy after three months away.More than 34,000 people on the peninsula have died because of ...

 2020-06-13 01:49 

AFP

Olmo double keeps Leipzig on Champions League path...

Two goals in two minutes from Dani Olmo gave RB Leipzig a 2-0 win at Hoffenheim on Friday to allow them to close within a point of second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga....

 2020-06-13 01:49 

AFP

Olmo double keeps Leipzig on Champions League path...

Two goals in two minutes from Dani Olmo gave RB Leipzig a 2-0 win at Hoffenheim on Friday to allow them to close within a point of second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga....

 2020-06-13 01:44 

AFP

Indiana's Brogdon says some NBA players might skip return...

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon says some NBA players are considering skipping the planned 22-team restart to the coronavirus-halted 2019-20 campaign in Orlando next month....

 2020-06-13 01:34 

AFP

Oscars to draw up diversity rules for nominees...

Hollywood's motion picture academy will introduce new eligibility rules to boost diversity among Oscars nominees under a raft of new measures announced Friday....

 2020-06-13 01:34 

AFP

Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Hundreds protested for a second night to decry Lebanese authorities' handling of a deepening economic crisis, despite the government pledging Friday to inject dollars into the market to bolster the sagging currency. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who...

 2020-06-13 01:34 

AFP

Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Hundreds protested for a second night over the Lebanese authorities' handling of a deepening economic crisis, despite the government pledging on Friday to inject dollars into the market to bolster the sagging currency. Lebanese media reported that the...

 2020-06-13 01:24 

AFP

Premier League approves kneeling protests, 'Black Lives Matter' on shirts...

The Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while "Black Lives Matter" will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league's restart ...

 2020-06-13 01:23 

AFP

Getafe undone by late Granada double...

Granada dented Getafe's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League by coming from behind to beat them 2-1 on Friday in La Liga's second game since its return from the coronavirus suspension....

 2020-06-13 00:47 

AFP

Turkish Super Lig resumes after three-month suspension...

Turkey's Super Lig resumed officially on Friday with two games played behind closed doors, after a nearly three-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-06-13 00:21 

AFP

Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Lebanon's government Friday pledged to inject dollars into the market, after a night of angry protests triggered by the currency plumbing new black market lows and the worst recession in decades.Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who attended the meeting...

 2020-06-13 00:21 

AFP

Oscars to draw up diversity rules for nominees...

Hollywood's motion picture academy will introduce new eligibility rules to boost diversity among Oscars nominees under a raft of new measures announced Friday....

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