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Stranded tourists flown off Mount Everest

Published On: March 28, 2020 03:46 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KATHMANDU, March 28: Scores of tourists on the foothills of Mount Everest have been flown to safety days after being stranded on the only airstrip serving the world’s highest mountain.

Stars of ‘Contagion’ reunite for a PSA

Published On: March 28, 2020 01:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.

Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Published On: March 28, 2020 01:18 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters’ concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday.

Oprah on coronavirus: ‘Playing it as safe as I possibly can’

Published On: March 28, 2020 01:08 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Published On: March 28, 2020 06:44 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, March 28:  President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.

Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

Published On: March 27, 2020 05:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

PHUKET, Thailand, March 27: From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

Published On: March 27, 2020 03:32 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.

South Africa has 1st coronavirus deaths as lockdown begins

Published On: March 27, 2020 01:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG, March 27: South Africa on Friday announced its first two deaths from the coronavirus as the country’s cases rose above 1,000 and a three-week lockdown began.

Home internet jammed up? Try these steps before upgrading

Published On: March 27, 2020 12:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

If that happens, one quick solution is to have some family members switch to audio-only, which conserves bandwidth. This also applies to anyone in multiplayer online games, where — per a wag on Twitter — the banter between players often resembles conference calls with occasional shooting.

Virus infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle

Published On: March 26, 2020 08:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MADRID, March 26: The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s biggest economy.

US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved

Published On: March 26, 2020 04:40 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, March 26: U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped 1,000 in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and the established routines of ordinary life.

Global pandemic postpones this year’s glitzy Tony Awards

Published On: March 26, 2020 02:32 PM NPT By: Associated Press

With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this year’s celebration of American theater.

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

Published On: March 26, 2020 01:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday.

James Taylor and his wife donate $1M to Boston hospital

Published On: March 26, 2020 01:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions., which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.

Chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

Published On: March 26, 2020 11:53 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.

Afghan officials say 25 killed in Kabul attack on Sikhs

Published On: March 25, 2020 07:39 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, March 25: A lone Islamic State gunman rampaged through a Sikh house of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, killing 25 worshippers and wounding eight, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said.

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Published On: March 25, 2020 03:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, March 25: The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Taylor Swift’s publicist takes aim at Kim Kardashian in feud

Published On: March 25, 2020 12:17 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The Kanye West and Taylor Swift public beef has reignited again with the ongoing feud now involving his wife and Swift’s publicist.

Tokyo Olympic postponed owing to coronavirus outbreak

Published On: March 24, 2020 08:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MADRID, March 24: The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday postponed this summer’s Tokyo Games for a year as coronavirus deaths mounted around the world and U.S. lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help cushion the economic damage from the crisis.

US shames Afghan leaders’ obstinance as pandemic looms

Published On: March 24, 2020 03:39 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 24: Washington’s unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding — a response to the refusal of rivals in Kabul to work together to advance peace — comes at a time when the impoverished nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.