US sets record as coronavirus cases top five million

A medical worker administers a test for Covid-19 at a pop-up testing site in Chelsea, Massachusetts August 7, 2020. — Reuters pic
A medical worker administers a test for Covid-19 at a pop-up testing site in Chelsea, Massachusetts August 7, 2020. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 — The United States set a record for coronavirus cases yesterday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end.

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Avatar – Der Herr der Elemente: Serienschöpfer verlassen die Live-Action-Adaption von Netflix

Wasser. Feuer. Erde. Luft. Vor langer Zeit kündigte Netflix die Live-Action-Adaption zu Avatar – Der Herr der Elemente an. Doch dann erklärten die beiden Serienschöpfer ihren Ausstieg aus der Realverfilmung und alles änderte sich. Nur Michael Dante DiMartino und Bryan Konietzko, die kreativen Köpfe hinter der renommierten Animationsserie, hätten den Flop der Netflix-Adaption aufhalten können. Aber als die Welt sie am meisten brauchte, verließen sie das Projekt.

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John Carpay: There’s no ‘right’ not to be offended

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Ward described Gabriel’s large hearing aid as a “sub-woofer”; insinuated that Gabriel’s mother had used his money to buy herself a sports car, resulting in Gabriel not receiving adequate care. Over the course of 230 live performances, jokes at Gabriel’s expense were heard by more than130,000 people, plus numerous online viewers.

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Thai student released on bail vow to continue anti-government protests

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Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida wave to well-wishers after a ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, August 12, 2020. — Thailand Royal Household Bureau handout via Reuters

BANGKOK, Aug 15 — A Thai student activist vowed today to continue to protest against the government and demand reform of the monarchy after being detained overnight on charges related to a demonstration last month and released on bail.

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Hong Kong police could face torture case in UK court

Torture has allegedly been carried out in police stations and on the streets, with a specific incident cited at Hong Kong’s Citic Tower during protests in June 2019. — Reuters pic
Torture has allegedly been carried out in police stations and on the streets, with a specific incident cited at Hong Kong’s Citic Tower during protests in June 2019. — Reuters pic

LONDON, Aug 10 — Senior British officers in the Hong Kong police force could face legal action in the UK on torture charges after activists said today they planned to proceed with a private prosecution.

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US sets record as coronavirus cases top five million

A medical worker administers a test for Covid-19 at a pop-up testing site in Chelsea, Massachusetts August 7, 2020. — Reuters pic
A medical worker administers a test for Covid-19 at a pop-up testing site in Chelsea, Massachusetts August 7, 2020. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 — The United States set a record for coronavirus cases yesterday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end.

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Authors Distill Their Writing Advice to Just a Few Words

It has been nearly 20 years since the night in a newspaper office in Delhi when I came across a copy of a fax V.S. Naipaul had sent in response to a reporter asking for his rules of writing. (“Avoid the abstract; always go for the concrete.” I found those rules useful. In recent years, I have had a mantra of my own: “Write every day, and walk every day.” A modest goal of 150 words daily and mindful walking for 10 minutes.

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Proportion of youth with Covid-19 triples in five months, says WHO

Youth enjoy the sunny weather at the Bournemouth Beach, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, in Bournemouth, Britain July 31, 2020. — Reuters pic
Youth enjoy the sunny weather at the Bournemouth Beach, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, in Bournemouth, Britain July 31, 2020. — Reuters pic

GENEVA, Aug 5 — Young people who are hitting nightclubs and beaches are leading a rise in fresh coronavirus cases across the world, with the proportion of those aged 15 to 24 who are infected rising three-fold in about five months, the World Health Organisation said.

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Virus wreaks economic havoc as global cases top 17 million

People wear masks as they walk along the side walk during the outbreak of Covid-19 in Del Mar, California July 30, 2020. — Reuters pic
People wear masks as they walk along the side walk during the outbreak of Covid-19 in Del Mar, California July 30, 2020. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, July 31 — The scale of economic devastation from the pandemic was laid bare yesterday as Western economies recorded historic slumps, just as resurgent caseloads forced many countries into agonising new trade-offs between health and financial stability.

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