Zimbabwe’s health care crisis deepens as virus rage

Harare (AFP) Gut-wrenching images of seven stillborn infants wrapped separately in green sheets and laid out in a row on a hospital counter in Zimbabwe have drawn public outrage. Seven of the eight births in one night last week at just one state hospital in Zimbabwe's capital were still, and medics warned that the incident … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s health care crisis deepens as virus rage

Kvyat unhurt after high speed crash

Silverstone (United Kingdom) (AFP) Daniil Kvyat escaped unhurt when he crashed heavily after suffering a puncture on lap 13 of Sunday's British Grand Prix, wrecking the rear end of his Alpha Tauri car. The Russian driver's car lost both rear wheels in the impact, which saw him spinning off at the high-speed Maggots corner after … Continue reading Kvyat unhurt after high speed crash

Magnussen’s first lap crash brings out Silverstone safety car

Silverstone (United Kingdom) (AFP) The British Grand Prix was forced to run behind a safety car on Sunday after an opening lap crash. Kevin Magnussen of Haas collided with Alex Albon's Red Bull at the final corner, the Danish driver spinning off into the gravel after trying to squeeze past the Thai driver. The British … Continue reading Magnussen’s first lap crash brings out Silverstone safety car

Bollywood star Bachchan discharged after catching coronavirus

New Delhi (AFP) Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with "mild" coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease. The news came as powerful Indian Home Minister Amit Shah revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus, which is infecting tens of thousands of people … Continue reading Bollywood star Bachchan discharged after catching coronavirus

Ronaldo hints at Juve stay: Let’s go for my third Scudetto!

Cristiano Ronaldo appears committed to at least another season with Juventus as he wants to win a third Scudetto with the club. Ronaldo joined Juve from Real Madrid in a shock €100million transfer two years ago and has maintained strong form despite seemingly entering the twilight years of his career. The 35-year-old scored 21 Serie … Continue reading Ronaldo hints at Juve stay: Let’s go for my third Scudetto!

Barcelona rule out Neymar and Lautaro Martinez deals as giants react to COVID crisis

Barcelona have conceded they lack the financial muscle to sign Neymar or Lautaro Martinez - warning there could be "three or four years" of economic strain for Europe's top clubs. Until the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Europe, Barcelona looked sure to make a major play for Inter striker Martinez in the close season. They might … Continue reading Barcelona rule out Neymar and Lautaro Martinez deals as giants react to COVID crisis

Ex-convict Kokorin completes Spartak Moscow switch

Moscow (AFP) Russia international forward Alexander Kokorin, who spent nearly a year in prison over a night of drunken assaults, has signed a three-year deal with Spartak Moscow, the club announced Sunday. Kokorin, 29, rejoined Zenit St Petersburg following his release from jail last September but was loaned out to Sochi in February, scoring seven … Continue reading Ex-convict Kokorin completes Spartak Moscow switch

Bowing out of the family media empire, James Murdoch challenges conservative line

Once seen as a contender for succession at his father Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire, James Murdoch resigned from the board of News Corp on Friday, citing ‘editorial disagreements’. The decision to step down severs his last corporate ties with his family and their companies’ politically conservative outlook. “My resignation is due to disagreements over … Continue reading Bowing out of the family media empire, James Murdoch challenges conservative line

Britain weighs London coronavirus lockdown in worst-case scenario: Media

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering sealing off Greater London and ordering at-risk members of the population to stay at home under a potential scenario designed to avert a second national lockdown over the coronavirus, according to news reports on Saturday (Aug 1). Possible measures include locking down the capital if infection … Continue reading Britain weighs London coronavirus lockdown in worst-case scenario: Media

Storm Isaias nears Florida’s east coast

MIAMI (REUTERS) - Isaias, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, churned close to Florida on Sunday (Aug 2), set to brush the state’s east coast with strong winds, drenching rain and potential coastal flooding. By  8am Sunday local time (8pm Singapore time, the centre of Tropical Storm Isaias was about 70 km … Continue reading Storm Isaias nears Florida’s east coast

Coronavirus pandemic an ‘apocalypse’ for restaurants in US

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - For Mr Gabriel Gordon and his wife Lena, the small restaurant they opened 14 years ago in the coastal California town of Seal Beach was a dream project and the cornerstone of their future success. But this weekend, Beachwood BBQ, which had become a staple in the community, permanently shut down … Continue reading Coronavirus pandemic an ‘apocalypse’ for restaurants in US

When it comes to Covid-19 vaccines, rich nations are first in line

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Wealthy countries have already locked up more than a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines, raising worries that the rest of the world will be at the back of the queue in the global effort to defeat the pathogen. Moves by the United States and Britain to secure supplies from Sanofi and partner … Continue reading When it comes to Covid-19 vaccines, rich nations are first in line