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Premier League clubs to vote on next stage of Project Restart

Premier League clubs will vote on Wednesday over whether to move to the second phase of Project Restart as they intensify efforts to return to full action. Clubs began training in small groups last week under strict limitations and no contact but Wednesday’s meeting opens the door to a gradual return towards contact training. Phase […]

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Pastor and Dad of 8 Todd Tilghman Wins Season 18 of ‘The Voice’

A Mississippi pastor and father of eight was crowned the winner of “The Voice” on Tuesday night.  Todd Tilghman, who stunned the four-judge panel in February with his remarkable rendition of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s “We’ve Got Tonight,” admits he’s never performed anywhere other than church. The 41-year-old pastor of Cornerstone Church […]

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Perry’s Studio Moves Toward Reopening While Industry Waits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood’s green light. “We’re taking the lead from […]

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Churches Believed to be Where Jesus Was Born, Resurrected Reopen

JERUSALEM, Israel –  The Holy Land’s most important sites to Christianity are reopening for the first time in weeks after being shut down to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be built over the site where Jesus was born, opened on Tuesday. Entrance is limited to just 50 people […]

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Soccer-Premier League confident about June restart

May 22 (Reuters) – The Premier League is “as confident as we can be” about England’s top-flight soccer league restarting in June, its chief executive Richard Masters was quoted as saying by the BBC on Friday. The Premier League has been suspended since March 13 amid the COVID-19 crisis and June 12 has been identified […]

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Pochettino ‘happy’ that Mourinho replaced him at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino insisted on Friday that he was “happy” that Jose Mourinho replaced him as Tottenham coach. Mourinho took over in November despite Pochettino having enjoyed a successful five-and-a-half year spell in charge of the London side. “I am so happy that he is at Tottenham, replacing me,” admitted Pochettino who is now officially off […]

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Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate in pandemic

The more than a century old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ.N) filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much needed relief. Hertz’s board earlier in the day approved the company seeking Chapter 11 protection in a U.S. bankruptcy […]

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Thousands Forced to Evacuate in Michigan After 500-Year Flood Destroys Two Dams

Thousands of people in Michigan have been forced to evacuate amid the pandemic after a 500-year flood destroyed two dams. The devastating flooding peaked early Thursday morning and in the three days since it began has engulfed entire communities.  “Most of the buildings down here are damaged beyond repair or gone,” Art Straight, a lifelong […]

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Israeli Archaeologists Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Underground Complex Near Western Wall

JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of a 2,000-year-old underground complex near the Western Wall in the heart of Jerusalem. Authorities uncovered the rocky remains of the subterranean system beneath the entrance lobby of the Western Wall Tunnels. The underground system consists of an open courtyard and two rooms carved by […]

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Missouri Woman Dies, Goes to Heaven, and Comes Back with Mission to ‘Bring Home as Many as We Can’

Charlotte Holmes is on a mission to tell everyone she knows about what she experienced the day she died and went to Heaven.  It was an experience that changed her life forever. Last September, she was admitted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri after going in for a routine checkup with her cardiologist.  While […]

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Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in U.S. and Canada

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it would stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, saying demand had dropped in the wake of what it called “misinformation” about the product’s safety amid a barrage of legal challenges. J&J faces more than 19,000 lawsuits from consumers and their survivors […]

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What did eight weeks and $3 trillion buy the U.S. in the fight against coronavirus?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unemployment checks are flowing, $490 billion has been shipped to small businesses, and the U.S. Federal Reserve has put about $2.5 trillion and counting behind domestic and global markets. Fears of overwhelmed hospitals and millions of U.S. deaths from the new coronavirus have diminished, if not disappeared. Yet two months into the […]

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J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK(Reuters) – J.C. Penney Co Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday with plans to permanently close some stores and also explore a possible sale, making it the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to crumble as prolonged store closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic drive a final stake through long-troubled businesses. The U.S. department store […]

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House passes $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill opposed by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a $3 trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic. By a vote of 208-199 Democrats won passage of a bill that Republican leaders, who control the Senate, have […]

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UPDATE 2-Australian Rules-AFL to restart June 11, four clubs moving to Gold Coast

* Players under strict biosecurity protocols * Four clubs moving to Gold Coast due to social curbs at home * League to conduct “risk” inspections of players’ households (Adds details, byline) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, May 15 (Reuters) – The Australian Football League season will resume on June 11, with players returning to training from […]

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Japan’s regions emerge from virus emergency while Tokyo enters ‘new normal’

TOKYO (Reuters) – Large parts of Japan marked the first day out of a state of emergency on Friday while Tokyo’s governor asked residents to prepare for the “new normal” as restrictions stay in place in the capital and major cities. Softbank Corp. and McDonald’s Japan said they would start returning to normal operations in […]

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Coronavirus inflicts huge U.S. job losses as pandemic breaches White House walls

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government reported more catastrophic economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis on Friday as the pandemic pierced the very walls of the White House and California gave the green light for its factories to restart after a seven-week lockdown. A day after the White House confirmed that President Donald Trump’s […]

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Vitamin D levels may impact COVID-19 mortality rates, study claims

Researchers have discovered a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates from the novel coronavirus, a new study reveals. A research team led by Northwestern University analyzed data from hospitals and clinics across China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Patients from countries with high COVID-19 […]

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Amazon indigenous groups launch international fund to fight coronavirus

Indigenous groups from nine countries in the Amazon basin called on Wednesday for donations to help protect 3 million rainforest inhabitants who are vulnerable to the spread of the novel coronavirus because they lack adequate access to healthcare. They said the failure of regional governments to consider the needs of indigenous people in their plans […]

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Brazil hits record for coronavirus deaths, raising chances of lockdowns

Brazil, one of the world’s emerging coronavirus hot spots, registered a record number of cases and deaths on Wednesday, prompting the health minister to flag the possibility of strict lockdowns in particularly hard-hit areas. The nation registered 10,503 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, well above the previous record […]

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‘My husband raped me just hours after I gave birth to our baby – he broke me every day’

For eight years Natasha lived in constant terror from the man she should have been able to trust more than anyone in the world – her own husband She was just 17 when she met the man who would “break her a little more every day” – both mentally and physically.null At one point the […]

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The coronavirus has mutated and appears to be more contagious now, new study finds

The coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China over four months ago has since mutated and the new, dominant strain spreading across the U.S. appears to be even more contagious, according to a new study published. The new strain began spreading in Europe in early February before migrating to other parts of the world, including the […]

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Neymar Turns Down Huge PSG Contract to Secure Barcelona Return – But Seems Destined to Go on Waiting

Neymar is said to have already rejected the offer of a new contract and eight-figure bonus at Paris Saint-Germain in order try and facilitate a return to former club Barcelona. Neymar infamously quit Camp Nou in 2017 when PSG triggered his €222m buyout clause to make him the most expensive footballer in history. But the […]

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Ajax Boss Admits André Onana Could Be Sold ‘for the Right Price’ Amid Barcelona, Chelsea & Tottenham Interest

Ajax manager Erik ten Haag has conceded that coveted goalkeeper André Onana could be sold for ‘the right price’ when the summer transfer window eventually opens. Onana has moved into the sights of Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham in recent weeks, with the former seeking backup for indisputable no.1 Marc-André ter Stegen and the latter searching […]

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Coronavirus in Brazil leads to mass graves, fears country could become worst-hit in world: ‘We are in a state of utter disaster’

“What we are seeing are scenes from a horror movie.”null Those words came from Artur Virgilio, the mayor of Manaus, about the coronavirus crisis developing in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil. The city had a record number of burials in April — about 100 a day, or triple the average — forcing authorities to do many en […]

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Premature baby with coronavirus, believed to be Scotland’s youngest COVID-19 patient, defeats virus

An infant believed to be Scotland’s youngest coronavirus patient is on the mend after contracting the novel virus at just 3 weeks old. The baby girl, Peyton, was born eight weeks premature to mom Tracy Maguire, 27, who suffered from pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. If left untreated, it can prove to be […]

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Coronavirus-prompted increase in disinfectant use could be deadly to kids

As many Americans attempt to combat the coronavirus pandemic through vigilant cleaning and sanitizing in the home, public health experts warn that the increased use of these products may pose a risk equally as deadly — especially to kids. Emergency poison-control calls related to household cleaning products and disinfectants were up 20.4 percent between January and March this year, […]

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Russia records biggest daily rise of virus cases, 3000 are in the military

Russia on Sunday reported more than 10,600 new cases of the novel coronavirus, its largest single-day jump since the pandemic began. The increase marked Russia’s fourth consecutive single-day increase, and pushed the country to seventh in the world, with 134,687 recorded cases. Russia’s Ministry of Defense also confirmed that members of the Russian military, including cadets, pupils and […]

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UK official says China has questions to answer over coronavirus

Ben Wallace, the U.K. defense secretary, said in an interview Monday that China must answer to allegations that it was less than transparent in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. “The time for for the post mortem on this is after we’ve all got it under control and have come through it and our economies are […]

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Imported N95-style masks fall short on standards, potentially put

U.S. regulators and state officials are finding a significant number of imported N95-style masks fall short of certification standards, complicating the response to the coronavirus crisis and potentially putting some front-line workers at greater risk. Recent tests by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that about 60 percent of 67 different types of imported masks tested allowed in […]

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Trump on media ‘hostility’: ‘If I was kind to them, I’d be walked off the stage’

President Trump defended his growing list of contentious exchanges with reporters Sunday night during Fox News’ virtual Town Hall, telling moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, “If I was kind to them, I’d be walked off the stage.”President Trump defended his growing list of contentious exchanges with reporters Sunday night during Fox News’ virtual Town […]

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Timeline of China’s possible coronavirus cover-up

There is an increasing belief that the novel coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China — not as a bioweapon, but as part of Beijing’s effort to identify and treat viruses to enhance its own international prestige, according to sources. Multiple sources tell Fox News that it is believed standards in Wuhan were disregarded before the virus leaked, and then Beijing began its cover-up. “Patient zero” is believed to […]

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Leaked ‘Five Eyes’ dossier on alleged Chinese coronavirus coverup consistent with US findings, officials say

A research dossier compiled by the so-called “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance, that reportedly concludes China intentionally hid or destroyed evidence of the coronavirus pandemic, is consistent with U.S. findings about the origins of the outbreak so far, senior U.S. officials told Fox News on Saturday.null The 15-page document from the intelligence agencies of the U.S., Canada, […]

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Boris Johnson, fiancée name son after grandfathers, doctors who ‘saved Boris’ life’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds have named their newborn son in honor of their grandfathers and two of the doctors who cared for the politician while he was hospitalized with the coronavirus last month.null Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born Wednesday, just two weeks after Johnson left the hospital where he spent three nights in the […]

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George W. Bush issues call to unite during pandemic: ‘We are human beings,’ not ‘partisan combatants’

Former President George W. Bush called on all Americans to recognize their common humanity and help one another during the current coronavirus pandemic “Let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat,” the former president said in a video posted Saturday. “In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants — […]

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A landlord posted an advert offering his tenants free rent in exchange for sex on Craigslist

The landlord identified as ‘Eddie’, offered the exchange for those struggling to keep up with rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic.null The post, which was aimed at tenants in Long Island, US, was titled: ‘Room Share for Submissive Female’. The advert reads: “During these hard times Covid-19 has thrown many in a tail spin… If you are […]

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Meghan Markle ‘shouted at Kate’s staff’ and ‘had to accept Harry would never be King

Meghan Markle ‘shouted at Kate Middleton’s staff’ and tensions grew between the royal wives after the Duchess of Sussex had to accept she would not be married to the next king, a new memoir claims. Various incidents throughout Meghan’s first few months of being a member of the Royal family allegedly prompted the Duke and Duchess of […]

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Pubs will be last to reopen as UK coronavirus lockdown is slowly lifted

Pubs will be the last places to reopen as lockdown is eased, the Government has confirmed. But some local cricket and grassroots football could return – as long as spectators can stay in the open air.null Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries said: “Outdoor environments are safer. But if you go with a load […]

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South Korea says North Korea’s Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) – Kim Jong Un may have missed a key holiday on April 15 because of concerns over the coronavirus, not because he is ill, South Korea’s minister for North Korean affairs said on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim’s absence from public ceremonies on the birth anniversary of his grandfather and founder of the […]

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French police watchdog to probe alleged racist incident: minister

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s IGPN internal police watchdog will investigate an incident of alleged racist behaviour by police officers in the Ile-Saint-Denis area near Paris, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Monday, as tension simmers on housing estates. “A video showing a police intervention in the sector of Ile-Saint-Denis has led to legitimate indignation,” Castaner […]

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How Trump allies have organized and promoted anti-lockdown protests

HARRISBURG, Pa./DETROIT (Reuters) – Republican politicians and individuals affiliated with President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign are organizing or promoting anti-lockdown protests across key electoral battleground states, despite the White House’s own cautious guidance on relaxing restrictions, interviews with two dozen people involved show. In Michigan, the organizers of last week’s rally against Democratic Governor Gretchen […]

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The S11 dormitory: inside Singapore’s biggest coronavirus cluster

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – For Habibur Rahman, the only glimpse of life outside the four walls of the cramped Singapore dormitory room he shares with 11 other migrant workers are security guards urging people to stay apart and cleaners scrubbing down communal toilets. The 25-year-old Bangladeshi is one of thousands of workers, mainly from South Asia, […]

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South Korea, China cast doubt over reports North Korean leader Kim gravely ill

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean and Chinese sources on Tuesday cast doubt on reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was gravely ill after media outlets said he had undergone a cardiovascular procedure in hospital and was in “grave danger”. Daily NK, a Seoul-based speciality website, reported late on Monday citing one unnamed source in […]

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U.S. stay-at-home frustration spreads; coronavirus-battered New York says may be past the worst

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Demonstrations to demand an end to stay-at-home measures that have pummelled the U.S. economy spread to Texas on Saturday as the governor at the epicentre of the U.S. coronavirus crisis said his state of New York may finally be past the worst. New York, which has recorded nearly half the country’s […]

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Guatemala says 32 on deportation flight from U.S. infected with coronavirus

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Thirty-two Guatemalan migrants on a deportation flight from the United States earlier this week have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Central American nation’s health ministry. “One of them tested positive on Monday, 12 yesterday and 19 today,” health ministry spokeswoman Ana Lucia Gudiel told Reuters. Four deportees […]

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‘We all stay home’: no work and no stimulus checks for undocumented family in U.S.

LE GRAND, Calif. (Reuters) – In Fresno, California, 58-year-old grandmother Maria Luisa Salazar shares a mobile home with her family of 11. Afraid that going to work would put them at risk of the coronavirus, she has stopped working and is staying at home. But like other undocumented immigrants in the United States, she will […]