LONDON (Reuters) – British researchers will study the genes of thousands of ill COVID-19 patients to try to crack one of the most puzzling riddles of the novel coronavirus: why does it kill some people but give others not even a mild headache? FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a
TOKYO (Reuters) – Launched amid the mounting scare over the coronavirus, a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties has soared in popularity while bars and pubs remain shut. Participants of the online drinking party service “Tacnom” are seen on Anzu’s laptop screen at his house in Yokohama, Japan May 2, 2020.
A vending machine that dispenses masks made by Razer is seen in Singapore in May 2020. Razer/Handout via REUTERS SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Gaming hardware maker Razer Inc (1337.HK) plans to dispense its locally produced masks in Singapore through a network of vending machines across the city-state, where it has become compulsory to wear them in
TOKYO (Reuters) – With his Olympics preparations in tatters, Japanese fencer Ryo Miyake has begun delivering food for Uber Eats as a way to keep up his fitness and bring in a little extra cash during the enforced coronavirus lockdown. Japan’s Olympic fencing medallist Ryo Miyake cycles as he works his part-time job as Uber
May 12 (Reuters) – Golfers and caddies returning to the PGA Tour next month will face a battery of tests and safety measures as they adjust to tournament golf in the era of novel coronavirus. Golf Channel said on Tuesday it had seen the 37-page health and safety document being sent to players as the
DETROIT (Reuters) – Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday, paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict lockdowns are eased across the country. With millions of Americans out of work and much of the economy at a
MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will not rush into a decision about their upcoming tour of England amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Chief Executive Wasim Khan has said. England are scheduled to host the South Asian side for three tests from July 30, followed by three Twenty20 internationals, but with the UK
(Reuters) – The PGA Tour plans to use chartered planes to shuttle golfers and caddies between tournaments when the circuit returns from its coronavirus hiatus at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June, said Kevin Streelman. FILE PHOTO: Mar 5, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Kevin Streelman watches his drive on the 18th hole during the first
TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian singer Bryan Adams apologized on Tuesday for a social media post in which he blamed “bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” for the novel coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Singer Bryan Adams performs on stage at the 2016 Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Ridewood
DUBAI (Reuters) – The world’s tallest building, Dubai’s 828-metre Burj Khalifa, has become a glowing charity donation box, raising money for food for United Arab Emirates residents suffering the economic impact of the new coronavirus pandemic. Each of the tower’s 1.2 million external lights was ‘sold’ for 10 dirhams ($2.70), enough to buy one meal.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leading U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned Congress that a premature lifting of lockdowns could lead to additional outbreaks of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed 80,000 Americans and brought the economy to its knees. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a U.S.
KABUL/JALALABAD (Reuters) – Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders. In a separate attack the same day, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a police commander, attended
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday, after OPEC’s de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, said it would increase supply curbs in June, while other members of the oil-producing group said they want to extend the deep cuts reached in April for a longer period than originally agreed. FILE PHOTO: Western Canadian canola fields
FILE PHOTO: Gilead Sciences Inc pharmaceutical company is seen after they announced a Phase 3 Trial of the investigational antiviral drug Remdesivir in patients with severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Oceanside, California, U.S., April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/ (Reuters) – India’s Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd said on
MADRID (Reuters) – Usually at this time of year Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring is packed as matadors take on lethal half-tonne bulls in daily fights during the annual San Isidro festival. But plazas across Spain are empty this season as the coronavirus epidemic has kept matadors and fans alike stuck in their homes for weeks
BOGOTA (Reuters) – As the coronavirus kills thousands and dominates government attention across Latin America, another deadly viral infection is quietly stalking the region. FILE PHOTO: Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, Puerto
FILE PHOTO: A Nokia sign is seen at the company’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo (Reuters) – Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia said on Tuesday it would collaborate with Microsoft in the open source network operating system SONiC, which is used in the data centres of some of the largest
LONDON (Reuters) – George Russell, yet to score a point for his struggling Williams team in the real world of Formula One, celebrated a virtual Spanish Grand Prix victory from pole position on Sunday. Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Barcelona – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – March 1, 2020 Real
KABUL (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity clinic, killing at least eight people, officials said. Afghan women sit in an ambulance after being rescued by security forces during an attack and gunfire at a hospital in Kabul,
May 12 (Reuters) – ON THIS DAY — MAY 13 May 13, 1998 SOCCER – Chelsea’s Gianfranco Zola celebrates after scoring the winner in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final against VfB Stuttgart at the Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm. Chelsea skipper Dennis Wise played Zola through with a ball over the top and the Italian’s
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Spin bowler Adam Zampa has joined calls for a review of Australia’s wickets, saying the country’s drop-in pitches are driving slow bowlers out of first class cricket. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Adam Zampa during nets practice at the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Merchant Taylors School, Northwood, Britain, June 23, 2019 Action
FILE PHOTO: Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, laureate of Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award 2016, is seen outside H. C. Andersen’s house in Odense, Denmark October 30, 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Henning Bagger/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Haruki Murakami, one of Japan’s most acclaimed novelists, will host a radio special to try to lift the nation’s spirits as
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fragmentary bone fossils and a molar found in Bulgaria dated to roughly 45,000 years ago show that Homo sapiens populations swept into Europe – until then a bastion for the Neanderthals – earlier than previously known, scientists said on Monday. Researchers engage in excavations at Bacho Kiro Cave where Homo sapiens bones
People in protective masks, who are affected by the government’s measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) queue to grab free foods in a food pantry installed by people who want to donate at a community in Bangkok, Thailand, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Tuesday reported two new coronavirus cases and