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Italy's Covid-19 death toll crosses 10,000
Rome, March 28 (IANS) Coronavirus-ravaged Italy on Saturday saw its death toll cross 10,000 - well over a third of the global toll which has crossed 29,000.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Italy,National
Silent carriers can be dangerous in spread of Covid-19, reveals data from Wuhan
Hong Kong, March 28 (IANS) Latest classified data released by Chinese government suggests that "silent carriers" of Covid-19 virus could be playing a dangerous role in electrifying the spread of the pandemic across the globe.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Ronaldo agrees to 3.8 million Euro wage cut
Turin, March 28 (IANS) Juventus and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a 3.8 million Euro wag cut from the Italian champions as the club deals with the closure of all matches due to the coronavirus crisis in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez
Montevideo, March 28 (IANS) The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has laid off 400 members of its staff, including men's first team coach Oscar Tabarez, who has led the side since 2006 and won a Copa America title with them.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Absolutely love the way Raina does his business at CSK: Hogg
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Brad Hogg has picked countryman David Warner and Chennai Super Kings deputy Suresh Raina as the best batsmen in the powerplay overs when it comes to the Indian Premier League.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
K-Pop star given 1-year jail term for sharing footage of rape victims
Seoul, March 28 (IANS) K-pop star Choi Jong Hoon has been sentenced to one year in jail for filming his rape victims and sending the footage to his friends.
2020-03-28
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
'Contagion' stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet reunite for COVID-19 campaign
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Hollywood actors Matt Damon and Kate Winslet have reunited with other stars of the 2011 virus thriller "Contagion" for a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to warn people about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Jurnee Smollett files for divorce from Josiah Bell
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) "Birds Of Prey" actress Jurnee Smollett and musician Josiah Bell have split after almost 10 years of marriage.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How life can get better as we age
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Life can get better with age with mindfulness because older people have the wisdom and time to use mindfulness as a means to improve overall wellbeing, according to a new study.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Endangered animals sighted in Mexican Caribbean
Mexico City, March 28 (IANS) Endangered animals such as jaguars, leatherback turtles, great curassow birds and crocodiles have been sighted in the urban areas and even in hotels of Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean region that have been empty of people following restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
'Difficult decisions' to come, say Premier League, EFL & PFA
London, March 28 (IANS) Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers' Association have said that "difficult decisions" will be taken in order to counter the impact of coronavirus pandemic on English football.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Puma found roaming Chilean capital during COVID-19 curfew
Santiago, March 28 (IANS) A puma was found roaming the empty streets of the Chilean capital city of Santiago amid a curfew imposed by the government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Jeff Bezos pulls out of $90 million LA property deal
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has pulled out of a deal to purchase the "Enchanted Hill," a prized Beverly Crest development site from late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the media reported.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Aus announces stricter isolation rules as COVID-19 cases top 3,300
Canberra, March 28 (IANS) Australia on Saturday announced stricter isolation rules as the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 3,378.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
COVID-19 infected sailors on US carrier quarantined in Guam
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Lou Leon Guerrero, the Governor of Guam, has confirmed that a group of American Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt infected with the novel coronavirus have been quarantined on the US island territory.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
To chase American dream, Dane Piedt ends Proteas career
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) Off-spinner Dane Piedt, who made nine appearances for South Africa, has ended his Proteas career and will now relocate to the US with whom he dreams about playing the World Cup.
2020-03-28
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 cancelled over COVID-19 pandemic
Singapore, March 28 (IANS) The Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Air New Zealand crewmembers test COVID-19 positive
Wellington, March 28 (IANS) Air New Zealand said on Saturday that eight crew members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US Navy hospital ship docks at LA port for COVID-19 relief
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) A US Navy hospital ship has docked at the Port of Los Angeles to aid California's COVID-19 response as the number of new confirmed cases continued to surge.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now go live on Facebook without phone or an account
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) As demand for live video increases during COVID-19 lockdown, Facebook is allowing non-users watch live streams from mobile devices too which was until now only available on desktop.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trudeau announces increase in wage subsidy for businesses
Ottawa, March 28 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an increase, from 10 per cent to 75 per cent, in the wage subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics
US arranges airlifting citizens stuck in India
New York, March 28 (IANS) The US government was arranging to airlift American citizens stuck in India because of the lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a State Department official.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,International
Abbott's portable test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) In what could be the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), US-based healthcare technology maker Abbott has unveiled a test that can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 stress leads to spike in domestic violence globally
San Francisco/Paris, March 28 (IANS) With more than one-fifth of the world's population now staying home owing to lockdowns and social distancing, there has been a spike in domestic violence cases across the world and law enforcement agencies are flooded with such calls.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid-19: US Congress passes largest relief package in history
New York, March 27 (IANS) Displaying uncharacteristic political solidarity, the US Congress has voted the largest ever economic stimulus package worth about $2 trillion to rescue the nation from the clutches of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,National
It is clear world in recession, says IMF chief
Washington, March 27 (IANS) The coronavirus has taken the world economy to a recession which will be as bad or worse than the financial meltdown of 2009, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
ECB mulls coronavirus checkpoints at cricket grounds
London, March 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board might install coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units at grounds as they look to resume the game behind closed doors.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
European shooting Olympic qualifier cancelled: ISSF
Munich, March 27 (IANS) The European Shotgun Championship and European Rifle/Pistol Qualification Championship for the 2020 Olympics have been cancelled, the International Shooting Sport Federation said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Barcelona cut wages of players
Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Barcelona have become the first Spanish football club to officially announce a pay cut for players and club staff as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel self-isolate in the mountains
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake and his actress wife Jessica Biel moved out of the city and retreated to the mountains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
OnePlus 8 Pro may feature wireless charging support
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OnePlus is likely to add wireless charging support as well as waterproofing to its upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Philippines cancels annual joint military exercise with US
Manila, March 27 (IANS) The Philippines has cancelled its biggest annual joint military exercise with the US this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a high-ranking official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Every person arriving in Aus to be quarantined from Sunday
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced that every person who arrives in the country from Sunday onwards will be forced into a 14-day quarantine period as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Mikel Arteta opens up about his coronavirus recovery
London, March 27 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who has "completely recovered" from COVID-19, believes people should be "emotionally more open" after the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Airbnb, its hosts to provide free housing to healthcare workers
San Francisco, March 27 (IANS) Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, global tech hospitality platform Airbnb has announced it will work with its network of hosts to help provide temporary housing to 1,00,000 COVID-19 responders and healthcare professionals.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NZ Defence Force reports 7 COVID-19 cases
Wellington, March 27 (IANS) The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) on Friday confirmed seven coronavirus cases among its members, a spokesman confirmed.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
15 data-led highlights from White House task force guidance (IANS In Depth)
New York, March 27 (IANS) Two renowned doctors on the White House coronavirus task force are headlining their guidance for Americans based primarily on three data sets: mortality data from Europe and data from the 8-10 week curves of China and South Korea which have moved off their infection peaks.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Afghan economy can't withstand US aid cut, COVID-19 impact
Kabul, March 27 (IANS) The Afghan economy cannot withstand the $1 billion aid cut by the US and the financial pressures originating coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Covid-19: UN welcomes India's pandemic control measures
United Nations, March 26 (IANS) The world organisation welcomes India's efforts to fight the coronavirus epidemic and is ready to serve those hardest hit, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, United States,National
Coronavirus slams Russia, Africa, India as global cases reach 5 lakh
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The new coronavirus which has infected close to 5 lakh people, including over 22,000 deaths globally, is now looking to wreak havoc in three countries it has spared so far ? India, Russia and South Africa.
2020-03-26
Category: International, India,National
Italian football, Real Madrid open facilities to fight against COVID-1
Madrid, March 26 (IANS) As Spain and Italy grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, its football institutions are lending a helping hand by opening up their facilities.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Google to launch 3 new Stadia Pro games on April 1
San Francisco, March 26 (IANS) US-based search engine giant Google has revealed that its subscription-based game service "Stadia" will add three more games for free next month.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Taking aspirin may not reduce dementia risk
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does it slow the rate of cognitive decline, say researchers.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Turkish boxers test positive after Tokyo qualifier, IOC draws flak
Istanbul, March 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been labelled "irresponsible" after the Turkish Boxing Federation revealed two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London earlier this month had since tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Apple's AR glasses may launch by 2022
San Francisco, March 26 (IANS) Apple's rumoured augmented reality (AR) glasses are under development and may launch by 2022, the media reported.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait
Taipei, March 26 (IANS) Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a US Navy ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait, marking the third such passage this year, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
3,700 arrested for violating curfew in SL
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) At least 3,700 persons were arrested on charges of violating the islandwide police curfew currently in effect in Sri Lanka as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, a senior officer sais here on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL starts program to deliver essential goods to homes
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) To encourage physical distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sri Lnkan government hs started a special programe to deliver essential goods including medicines and food items, to homes, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Novel coronavirus may not spread through tears
Singapore, March 26 (IANS) Contrary to some reports, researchers now claim that new coronavirus doesnt spread via tears and it is unlikely that infected patients are shedding virus through eye fluid.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Singapore,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Senate approves historic $2tn stimulus package (2nd Ld)
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The US Senate has approved a historic $2 trillion fiscal stimulus package, the in the country's modern history, to try and counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-26
Category: International, United States,International