Cameroon admits army role in February killing of 13 civilians

Yaoundé (AFP) Cameroon's presidency admitted on Tuesday that three soldiers acting with militants killed 13 civilians including 10 children in an anglophone region in the west of the country in February. The central African country's government had previously denied any role in the massacre in the region, where English-speaking separatists have been fighting the armed … Continue reading Cameroon admits army role in February killing of 13 civilians

Football: Dutch FA plans to declare season over

The Hague (AFP) The Dutch football federation (KNVB) announced on Tuesday its intention to call an end to the season, subject to discussions with UEFA, following the government's decision to extend a ban on large gatherings until September due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The professional football committee intends to not continue to play the 2019/20 … Continue reading Football: Dutch FA plans to declare season over

Brazil high court to probe demo attended by Bolsonaro

Sao Paulo (AFP) A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called Tuesday for an investigation into a demonstration outside army headquarters attended by President Jair Bolsonaro, where protesters called for military intervention while rallying against stay-at-home orders. The crowd of around 600 gathered in the capital Brasilia on Sunday, calling on the army to intervene in the … Continue reading Brazil high court to probe demo attended by Bolsonaro

Coronavirus could double number facing acute hunger: UN

PARIS (AFP) - The coronavirus pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger, the UN's World Food Programme said on Tuesday (April 21), its director warning of a looming "global humanitarian catastrophe". "We are on the brink of a hunger pandemic," David Beasley, the WFP's executive director, told the … Continue reading Coronavirus could double number facing acute hunger: UN

No benefit, higher death rate for malaria drug in coronavirus study

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A malaria drug widely touted as a potential cure for Covid-19 showed no benefit against the disease over standard care - and was in fact associated with more deaths, the biggest study of its kind showed on Tuesday (April 21). The US government funded analysis of how American military veterans fared on … Continue reading No benefit, higher death rate for malaria drug in coronavirus study

Jodie Turner-Smith Gives Birth to First Child With Joshua Jackson

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are officially parents! The 33-year-old actress has given birth to her first child with 41-year-old Jackson, a baby girl, their reps confirmed on Tuesday. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images "Both mother and baby are happy and healthy," their reps tell People. ET has also reached out to the couple's reps for comment. This … Continue reading Jodie Turner-Smith Gives Birth to First Child With Joshua Jackson

Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas Donate 100 Meals to L.A. Hospital Staff

Giving back to their community. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are doing their part to help medical personnel in Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic. The couple, who tied the knot in France in June 2019, recently donated 100 meals from a local Greek restaurant to staff at East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital. Though it’s unclear exactly when the food … Continue reading Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas Donate 100 Meals to L.A. Hospital Staff

Netflix Packs on Record 15.7 Million Subscribers in Q1, Getting Huge Lift From Coronavirus Lockdowns

Netflix added a net 15.77 million paid streaming customers in the first quarter of 2020 — blowing away prior estimates thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and setting a record for quarterly gains. The streamer said it had 182.9 million paid subscribers globally as of the end of Q1, up 22.8% from a year earlier. Netflix had previously told … Continue reading Netflix Packs on Record 15.7 Million Subscribers in Q1, Getting Huge Lift From Coronavirus Lockdowns

Pregnant Jamie Otis Gets Coronavirus Test, May Have to ‘Stay Away’ From Baby

Better safe than sorry. PregnantJamie Otis is getting tested for coronavirus ahead of her second child’s arrival. “The doctor wanted me to get tested for COVID-19,” the Married at First Sight alum, 33, said in her Tuesday, April 21, Instagram Story. “I’m here at the clinic, but there’s, like, nobody here and I don’t really wan to go … Continue reading Pregnant Jamie Otis Gets Coronavirus Test, May Have to ‘Stay Away’ From Baby

Some US governors move to reopen their states, though some local leaders are pushing back

A few states are moving toward reopening their economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, but some local leaders don't want their residents to go along -- even as idled workers weigh the benefits of getting paychecks again. In Georgia and South Carolina, Republican governors announced they'll ease restrictions this week despite neither meeting White House recommendations of a two-week downward … Continue reading Some US governors move to reopen their states, though some local leaders are pushing back

New York Gov. Cuomo says he had a ‘productive’ White House meeting with Trump

NEW YORK (CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he had a "productive" meeting with President Donald Trump Tuesday at the White House where the two discussed coronavirus testing. "The meeting went well and I think it was productive," the Democrat said in a phone interview with MSNBC. "The big issue was testing as everybody … Continue reading New York Gov. Cuomo says he had a ‘productive’ White House meeting with Trump

Coronavirus: Trump immigration order to last 30-90 days, apply to permanent immigrants

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump's new executive order banning immigration to the United States will last 30 to 90 days with the chance of renewal and apply narrowly to those seeking permanent immigration status, a senior administration official said. Other workers such as those on so-called H1-B visas would be covered in a separate … Continue reading Coronavirus: Trump immigration order to last 30-90 days, apply to permanent immigrants