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 2020-06-16 13:38 

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New virus cases in China, N. Zealand sound pandemic alarm...

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic, even as some EU nations reopened their borders to fellow ...

 2020-06-16 13:38 

AFP

New virus cases in China, N. Zealand sound pandemic alarm...

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic, even as some EU nations reopened their borders to fellow ...

 2020-06-16 12:24 

AFP

UK support grows for footballer Rashford's child poverty plea...

England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford stepped up his campaign Tuesday for the government to extend free school meals for the poorest children, drawing widespread support amid concerns about families struggling during the coronavirus loc...

 2020-06-16 12:00 

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How to celebrate a title in times of coronavirus?...

Bayern Munich can be crowned German champions on Tuesday with victory at Werder Bremen, but any festivities will be reduced to a minimum to respect the safety measures in place to combat the coronavirus....

 2020-06-16 11:49 

AFP

Tibet's only football club folds over altitude row...

Tibet's first and only professional football team has become the latest in a string of Chinese clubs to fold, following a row over hosting matches in one of the highest cities in the world....

 2020-06-16 11:14 

AFP

McIlroy's run ends, and the incredible bulk: golf talking points...

Top-level golf continues its return from its coronavirus shutdown Thursday with the US PGA Tour's RBC Heritage behind closed doors at Hilton Head.Remarks about world number 12 DeChambeau beefy physique turned to gasps as he launched drives into unchar...

 2020-06-16 11:14 

AFP

Cricket Australia admits T20 World Cup plans 'unrealistic'...

Staging the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia this year is "unrealistic"; in the midst of a global coronavirus pandemic, Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings admitted Tuesday.Eddings said India's Test tour in December-January appeared set to g...

 2020-06-16 11:14 

AFP

North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border with South...

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border on Tuesday, the South's Unification ministry said, after days of increasingly virulent rhetoric from Pyongyang.The leaflets -- usually attached to hot air balloons or floated...

 2020-06-16 10:49 

AFP

US embassy in Seoul removes Black Lives Matter banner...

The US embassy in South Korea has removed banners celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement and gay pride after running afoul of President Donald Trump's administration....

 2020-06-16 10:49 

AFP

US embassy in Seoul removes Black Lives Matter banner...

The US embassy in South Korea has removed banners celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement and gay pride after running afoul of President Donald Trump's administration....

 2020-06-16 10:49 

AFP

A world redrawn: Nobel winner Deaton warns virus could worsen inequality...

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed existing inequalities but without reform, argues Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton, it also risks making them much worse.In the United States, death rates have risen for those without a university degree and a...

 2020-06-16 10:49 

AFP

McIlroy's run ends, and the incredible bulk: golf talking points...

Top-level golf continues its return from its coronavirus shutdown Thursday with the US PGA Tour's RBC Heritage behind closed doors at Hilton Head.Remarks about world number 12 DeChambeau beefy physique turned to gasps as he launched drives into unchar...

 2020-06-16 10:48 

AFP

Saudi faces perilous hajj call as virus spikes...

Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year's hajj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say, a perilous decision as coronavirus cases spike.Amid an ongoing suspension of international flights, a reduced hajj ...

 2020-06-16 10:48 

AFP

A world redrawn: Nobel winner Deaton warns virus could worsen inequality...

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed existing inequalities but without reform, argues Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton, it also risks making them much worse.In the United States, death rates have risen for those without a university degree and a...

 2020-06-16 10:13 

AFP

McIlroy's run ends, and the incredible bulk: golf talking points...

Top-level golf continues its return from its coronavirus shutdown Thursday with the US PGA Tour's RBC Heritage behind closed doors at Hilton Head.Remarks about world number 12 DeChambeau beefy physique turned to gasps as he launched drives into unchar...

 2020-06-16 10:13 

AFP

McIlroy's run ends, and the incredible bulk: golf talking points...

Top-level golf continues its return from its coronavirus shutdown Thursday with the US PGA Tour's RBC Heritage behind closed doors at Hilton Head.Remarks about world number 12 DeChambeau beefy physique turned to gasps as he launched drives into unchar...

 2020-06-16 10:13 

AFP

Behind the tests: Hong Kong firm puts Premier League on road to recovery...

The thousands of coronavirus tests that have enabled the Premier League to return this week have an unlikely source -- a little-known start-up in Hong Kong."We're very proud to be able to do this role," co-founder and CEO Danny Yeung told AFP ...

 2020-06-16 09:57 

AFP

Online news wins subscribers around world but trust low: survey...

Increasing numbers of readers are paying for online news around the world even if the level of trust in the media in general remains very low, according to a report published Tuesday....

 2020-06-16 09:57 

AFP

Saudi faces perilous hajj call as virus spikes...

Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year's hajj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say, a perilous decision as coronavirus cases spike.Amid an ongoing suspension of international flights, a reduced hajj ...

 2020-06-16 09:21 

AFP

Behind the tests: Hong Kong firm puts Premier League on road to recovery...

The thousands of coronavirus tests that have enabled the Premier League to return this week have an unlikely source -- a little-known start-up in Hong Kong."We're very proud to be able to do this role," co-founder and CEO Danny Yeung told AFP ...

 2020-06-16 09:18 

AFP

US top court in landmark ruling to protect LGBT workers...

The US Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory for the gay and transgender communities Monday when it ruled that employers cannot discriminate against workers because of their sexual orientation.Rights activists had feared that Trump's appointment ...

 2020-06-16 09:18 

AFP

Online news wins subscribers around world but trust low: survey...

Increasing numbers of readers are paying for online news around the world even if the level of trust in the media in general remains very low, according to a report published Tuesday....

 2020-06-16 09:16 

AFP

Pandemic pushes Japan geisha to get online...

Japanese geisha "Chacha" sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but miles away, watching online."How have you been at home?" asks Chacha, addres...

 2020-06-16 09:16 

AFP

US top court in landmark ruling to protect LGBT workers...

The US Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory for the gay and transgender communities Monday when it ruled that employers cannot discriminate against workers because of their sexual orientation.Rights activists had feared that Trump's appointment ...

 2020-06-16 08:22 

AFP

Bali's open-air burials endure despite COVID-19 crisis...

For centuries Bali's Trunyanese people have left their dead to decompose in the open, the bodies placed in bamboo cages until only the skeletons remain. Tourists are temporarily banned from visiting for fear of them bringing in the disease, he adds. &...

 2020-06-16 08:22 

AFP

Pandemic pushes Japan geisha to get online...

Japanese geisha "Chacha" sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but miles away, watching online."How have you been at home?" asks Chacha, addres...

 2020-06-16 08:03 

AFP

Europe reopens borders, but virus looms large elsewhere...

A raft of EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans Monday, but a new coronavirus outbreak in China and surging death tolls in the Americas underlined the bleak struggles still ahead in the pandemic.The European Union launched an app, "Re-...

 2020-06-16 08:03 

AFP

Bali's open-air burials endure despite COVID-19 crisis...

For centuries Bali's Trunyanese people have left their dead to decompose in the open, the bodies placed in bamboo cages until only the skeletons remain. Tourists are temporarily banned from visiting for fear of them bringing in the disease, he adds. &...

 2020-06-16 07:54 

AFP

Key UEFA meeting to decide on way forward for suspended Champions League...

As football around Europe returns after a long suspension, UEFA is set to announce the format for the latter stages of the Champions League at a key meeting on Wednesday which will also raise the thorny issue of the postponed, pan-continental Euro 2020.Gd...

 2020-06-16 07:54 

AFP

Europe reopens borders, but virus looms large elsewhere...

A raft of EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans Monday, but a new coronavirus outbreak in China and surging death tolls in the Americas underlined the bleak struggles still ahead in the pandemic.The European Union launched an app, "Re-...

 2020-06-16 07:54 

AFP

Benitez, Paulinho back to China and into coronavirus quarantine...

Champions League winner Rafael Benitez and former Barcelona star Paulinho have arrived back in China after being locked out by coronavirus, but now face 14 days' quarantine and an indefinite wait for the season to begin....

 2020-06-16 07:44 

AFP

Cricket Australia admits T20 World Cup plans 'unrealistic'...

Staging the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia this year in the midst of a global coronavirus pandemic is "unrealistic";, Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings admitted Tuesday....

 2020-06-16 07:32 

AFP

Key UEFA meeting to decide on way forward for suspended Champions League...

As football around Europe returns after a long suspension, UEFA is set to announce the format for the latter stages of the Champions League at a key meeting on Wednesday which will also raise the thorny issue of the postponed, pan-continental Euro 2020.Gd...

 2020-06-16 07:13 

AFP

Premier League braces for return after virus shutdown...

The Premier League returns on Wednesday after 100 days in the deep freeze, with Liverpool on the brink of winning the title in a radically changed football universe.But when Villa and Sheffield United kick off, the watching world will be confronted with a...

 2020-06-16 07:13 

AFP

Sarri targets first Juventus trophy against former club Napoli...

Maurizio Sarri takes on his former club Napoli in Wednesday's Italian Cup final looking for his first trophy as Juventus coach days before Serie A resumes after a three-month shutdown."The missed penalty was unfortunate," said Sarri....

 2020-06-16 07:13 

AFP

Key UEFA meeting to decide on way forward for suspended Champions League...

As football around Europe returns after a long suspension, UEFA is set to announce the format for the latter stages of the Champions League at a key meeting on Wednesday which will also raise the thorny issue of the postponed, pan-continental Euro 2020.Gd...

 2020-06-16 06:57 

AFP

Premier League return: the issues to resolve...

Premier League football returns on Wednesday after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence.But while COVID-19 may have delayed their title party, nobody seriously believes it is not going to happen. But as things stand, City cannot compete in Europe...

 2020-06-16 06:55 

AFP

US to resume federal executions after 17 years...

The United States will resume federal executions on July 13, after a 17-year stay, the Justice Department said Monday....

 2020-06-16 06:55 

AFP

Premier League braces for return after virus shutdown...

The Premier League returns on Wednesday after 100 days in the deep freeze, with Liverpool on the brink of winning the title in a radically changed football universe.But when Villa and Sheffield United kick off, the watching world will be confronted with a...

 2020-06-16 06:09 

AFP

Disease puts 1 in 5 globally at severe COVID-19 risk: study...

An estimated 1.7 billion people -- more than 20 percent of the world's population -- risk becoming severely infected with COVID-19 due to underlying health problems such as obesity and heart disease, analysis showed Tuesday....

 2020-06-16 06:09 

AFP

US to resume federal executions after 17 years...

The United States will resume federal executions on July 13, after a 17-year stay, the Justice Department said Monday....

 2020-06-16 06:06 

AFP

Trump to halve US troops in key NATO ally Germany...

President Donald Trump said Monday he will halve the number of US troops in Germany because Berlin is "delinquent" in contributions to NATO and treats the United States "badly" on trade....

 2020-06-16 06:06 

AFP

Late own goal sees Sevilla stutter in Champions League chase...

Sevilla suffered a setback in their bid to qualify for next season's Champions League group stage as a late own goal by Diego Carlos allowed visiting Levante to grab a 1-1 draw on Monday....

 2020-06-16 06:06 

AFP

Disease puts 1 in 5 globally at severe COVID-19 risk: study...

An estimated 1.7 billion people -- more than 20 percent of the world's population -- risk becoming severely infected with COVID-19 due to underlying health problems such as obesity and heart disease, analysis showed Tuesday....

 2020-06-16 06:06 

AFP

Rugby fixture talks fail to make progress after 'frank' exchange...

Talks on the thorny issue of how to organise the international calendar as rugby resumes broke up without a decision on Monday after a "frank" exchange of views, World Rugby said....

 2020-06-16 06:06 

AFP

Rugby fixture talks fail to make progress after 'frank' exchange...

Talks on the thorny issue of how to organise the international calendar as rugby resumes broke up without a decision on Monday after a "frank" exchange of views, World Rugby said....

 2020-06-16 06:06 

AFP

Big guns to lead Australia's 2027 Rugby World Cup 'knockout bid'...

Rugby Australia announced Tuesday that it had recruited heavy-hitters from business and politics, including former prime minister John Howard, to boost its bid for the 2027 World Cup....

 2020-06-16 06:06 

AFP

Premier League braces for return after virus shutdown...

The Premier League returns on Wednesday after 100 days in the deep freeze, with Liverpool on the brink of winning the title in a radically changed football universe.But when Villa and Sheffield United kick off, the watching world will be confronted with a...

 2020-06-16 06:04 

AFP

More 'oomph': UK's Johnson eyes Brexit trade deal by July...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he believed stuttering post-Brexit trade talks could conclude by as early as next month, after a meeting with EU chiefs that saw both sides commit to ramping up negotiations.Both sides hoped the intervention of Jo...

 2020-06-16 06:04 

AFP

Late own goal sees Sevilla stutter in Champions League chase...

Sevilla suffered a setback in their bid to qualify for next season's Champions League group stage as a late own goal by Diego Carlos allowed visiting Levante to grab a 1-1 draw on Monday....

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