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Strong typhoon slams into the pandemic-hit Philippines

Published On: May 14, 2020 02:26 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines, May 14: A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Thursday after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters.

Ex-lovers of Johnny Depp come to his defense in libel case

Published On: May 14, 2020 12:35 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Two former romantic partners of actor Johnny Depp came to his defense Wednesday in his libel suit against British newspaper The Sun, dismissing claims that he was violent or abusive.

Witherspoon, Lovato open up on Jamil’s anti-shame podcast

Published On: May 14, 2020 12:26 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Reese Witherspoon says she still feels marginalized in corporate boardrooms dominated by men. Demi Lovato describes living in a “mental prison” and battling an eating disorder that was triggered by extreme bullying in middle school.

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

Published On: May 14, 2020 12:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film Festival have been repurposed as a homeless shelter.

Expert warns many countries are driving blind as they reopen

Published On: May 12, 2020 02:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, May 12: India’s trains will start rolling again and millions in the Philippines will be able to leave their homes, even as an expert warns that many countries are driving blind as they reopen because they haven’t set up strong systems to track new outbreaks of the coronavirus.

Hong Kong police arrest more than 200 in renewed protests

Published On: May 11, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, May 11: More than 200 people were arrested during anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Sunday night, police said, as authorities seek to prevent a revival of last year’s massive demonstrations, including through the application of anti-social gathering regulations intended to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Iran friendly fire missile strike in drill kills 19 sailors

Published On: May 11, 2020 05:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran, May 11: An Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, killing 19 Iranian sailors and wounding 15, Iran’s military and state media said Monday, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Struggles in India, Brazil, US show virus fight far from won

Published On: May 6, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BANGKOK, May 6: Even as countries moved forward Wednesday with easing their coronavirus restrictions and restarting their economies, a large cluster of infections linked to a market in India and the first lockdown of a major Brazilian city highlighted that the battle against the pandemic was far from won.

Gigi Hadid expects first child with Zayn Malik in September

Published On: May 6, 2020 11:34 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Gigi Hadid is about to strut into motherhood. The supermodel confirmed her pregnancy during a preview clip for Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” at home edition episode, which will air Thursday night on NBC. She is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, a former member of One Direction.

Court overturns Quincy Jones’ win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

Published On: May 6, 2020 11:24 AM NPT By: Associated Press

A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and fees from the Michael Jackson estate over the use of Jones-produced Jackson hits in the concert film “This Is It” and two Cirque du Soleil shows.

Trump’s anti-China rhetoric aimed at boosting US leverage

Published On: May 5, 2020 08:02 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, May 5: The Trump administration is making ever louder pronouncements casting blame on China for the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to sidestep domestic criticism of the president’s own response, tarnish China’s global reputation and give the U.S. leverage on trade and other aspects of U.S.-China competition.

COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

Published On: May 4, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, May 4: Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated.

S Korea says troops exchange fire along N Korean border

Published On: May 3, 2020 11:06 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, May 3: North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post.

‘I died and came back’: 12-year-old recovers from virus

Published On: May 2, 2020 09:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

COVINGTON, La. May 2: As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married and have her own children?

N Korea’s Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumors (with photos)

Published On: May 2, 2020 09:05 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, May 2: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said Saturday, ending an absence that had triggered global rumors that he may be seriously ill.

May brings reopenings around the globe as virus toll climbs

Published On: May 1, 2020 12:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, May 1: May is bringing cautious reopenings from coronavirus lockdowns, from Beijing’s Forbidden city to shopping malls in Texas, as the grim toll from the pandemic ticks higher.

Sailors become the biggest cluster of infections in Sri Lanka

Published On: April 30, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 30: Sailors at a Sri Lankan naval base have become the biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in the Indian Ocean island nation with 248 testing positive for the disease, authorities said Thursday.

Journalists’ working conditions hit hard by coronavirus across the globe

Published On: April 30, 2020 06:23 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BRUSSELS, April 30: The working conditions of news reporters around the globe have deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic amid job losses and attacks on media freedom, according to a survey published Thursday by the International Federation of Journalists.

US economy shrank at 4.8% rate last quarter as virus struck

Published On: April 29, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, April 29: The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record.

Making public transit safe next hurdle in easing lockdowns

Published On: April 29, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 29: In cities around the world, public transit systems are key to getting workers back on the job and restarting devastated economies, yet everything from trains and buses to ferries and bicycles will have to be re-imagined in the coronavirus era.