Missing journalist found murdered in Mexico’s south

Mexico City (AFP) A Mexican journalist who disappeared over a week ago in the southern state of Guerrero was found dead close to where his family last saw him, the local prosecutor said Saturday. Forensic tests on human remains in the seaside resort of Acapulco were identified as belonging to Victor Fernando Alvarez, who disappeared … Continue reading Missing journalist found murdered in Mexico’s south

Football: Pogba ‘hungry to come back’ from injury

London (AFP) Manchester United star Paul Pogba said he is eager to return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines when football resumes following the coronavirus pandemic. The World Cup winner has been limited to just eight appearances for United this season after battling a nagging ankle injury. Paul Pogba has made just eight appearances … Continue reading Football: Pogba ‘hungry to come back’ from injury

Dance moves from ‘Tik Tok Doc’ bring welcome relief from virus blues

Los Angeles (AFP) A US doctor's dance videos posted on social media have proven just the right medicine for hundreds of thousands of people, including health care workers, who are cheering him on for lifting their spirits during the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed "Tik Tok Doc" after the popular short-form video app, Dr. Jason Campbell has … Continue reading Dance moves from ‘Tik Tok Doc’ bring welcome relief from virus blues

‘If you’re black you can’t go out’: Africans in China face racism in Covid-19 crackdown

Africans in southern China's largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections. China says it has largely curbed its Covid-19 outbreak but a recent cluster of cases linked to the Nigerian community in Guangzhou sparked the alleged discrimination … Continue reading ‘If you’re black you can’t go out’: Africans in China face racism in Covid-19 crackdown

Quebec police investigate seniors’ home after 31 deaths

MONTREAL (AFP) - Quebec authorities are investigating a seniors' home where 31 people have died since March 13, Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced on Saturday (April 11), calling the situation "appalling". "I find it unacceptable the way we treat our seniors in Quebec," said a visibly moved Legault during a press conference, saying he feared … Continue reading Quebec police investigate seniors’ home after 31 deaths

Coronavirus: Another 103 sailors from US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt test positive

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Another 103 crew members on the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Navy said on Saturday (April 11), bringing the total number of cases from the ship to 550. In a statement on its website, the Navy said 92 per cent of the carrier's crew members … Continue reading Coronavirus: Another 103 sailors from US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt test positive

‘Be messengers of life in a time of death,’ Pope says on eve of Easter

VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) - Pope Francis urged people to "not yield to fear" and focused on a "message of hope" as he led an Easter eve Mass in an empty St Peter's Basilica on Saturday (April 11) amid the coronavirus pandemic and called for an end to wars. The vigil, which normally takes place in … Continue reading ‘Be messengers of life in a time of death,’ Pope says on eve of Easter

US senators hold call with Saudi officials urging them to put oil cut in motion

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Republican US senators from oil states who recently introduced legislation to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia said on Saturday (April 11) they had spoken with three officials from the kingdom and urged them to take concrete action to cut crude output. Saudi Arabia and Russia were close to finalizing a deal … Continue reading US senators hold call with Saudi officials urging them to put oil cut in motion

Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz seeks more time to form Israeli coalition government

JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election rival Benny Gantz asked for additional time on Saturday (April 11) to try to form a government with the long-time leader, to end more than a year of political deadlock. A 28-day mandate to put together a governing coalition, following an inconclusive March 2 election, expires … Continue reading Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz seeks more time to form Israeli coalition government

Dutch military police arrest two men with gun at Schiphol airport

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Dutch military police on Saturday (April 11) said they arrested two men, one of whom was carrying a loaded firearm, as they exited a train to Schiphol airport. In a statement, the Marechausse said they had a special arrest team ready after receiving a report from an emergency services number that someone … Continue reading Dutch military police arrest two men with gun at Schiphol airport

Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen out of solitary confinement

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to US President Donald Trump, has been removed from solitary confinement in a federal prison where he is serving time for violating campaign finance laws, his attorney told Reuters on Saturday (April 11). Cohen was transferred on Wednesday to a Special Housing Unit at the Otisville … Continue reading Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen out of solitary confinement

Trump likes coronavirus briefings, some advisers worry he likes them too much

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Cooped up in the White House, President Donald Trump sees the coronavirus briefings as his main outlet of the day, a reminder for Americans that he is in charge of managing the greatest crisis of a lifetime. Plus, the ratings are good. Some advisers, however, would prefer a less-is-more approach. They have … Continue reading Trump likes coronavirus briefings, some advisers worry he likes them too much