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Band of brothers: Younger Antetokounmpo looks to further career in Spain

Agence France Presse 07/30/2020

If by any chance the four Antetokounmpo brothers face each other on the basketball court, for whom would mother Veronica cheer? NBA MVP Giannis or Thanasis of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kostas of the Los Angeles Lakers or…

Consulate in Chengdu readies for closure as US, China clash

Agence France Presse 07/25/2020

CHENGDU, China — Staff at the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu were busy packing belongings and removing the American insignia from the building on Saturday, a day after Beijing ordered its closure in a…

Mike Tyson to make boxing comeback at 54 against Roy Jones, 51

Agence France Presse 07/24/2020

Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, said Thursday he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in Los Angeles. On his Legends Only League website,…

How new inventions can fight spread of COVID-19 indoors

Agence France Presse 07/18/2020

It’s become a familiar mantra: masks, hand-washing and physical distancing can slow the spread of the coronavirus while work continues on developing the vaccines and treatments needed to rid the world of its threat. But as tens…

Punches, water balloons thrown in Taiwan parliament melee

Agence France Presse 07/17/2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese lawmakers threw punches and water balloons inside the legislature on Friday, the third parliamentary brawl in a fortnight, over the nomination of the head of a top government watchdog. A legislator from the…

200,000 container ship crew stranded at sea due to pandemic

Agence France Presse 07/12/2020

LONDON — More than a dozen countries, including the Philippines, have called for urgent action to solve a seafaring crisis that has left some 200,000 container ship crew stranded at sea due to the new coronavirus pandemic.…

A dog’s life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

Agence France Presse 07/10/2020

WASHINGTON, United States – A well-known “rule of paw” holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven. But in fact, the real ratio changes…

US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

Agence France Presse 07/09/2020

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the…

US tops 2.5 million coronavirus cases as infections surge

Agence France Presse 06/28/2020

MIAMI — The United States has surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases, as efforts to reopen the world’s economic powerhouse were dramatically set back by a surge of new infections in states such as Florida. Infections are also…

Facebook seeks to offer more ‘context’ on virus posts, warns if stories are old

Agence France Presse 06/26/2020

  SAN FRANCISCO–Facebook said Thursday it was looking to add notifications about the source of coronavirus-related posts and will warn users when they share stories that are more than 90 days old. The moves aim to add…

Twitter adds option to share spoken tweets

Agence France Presse 06/18/2020

SAN FRANCISCO–Twitter on Wednesday said it is adding an option to speak tweets of up to 140 seconds in length instead of just writing posts. Voice tweets will be rolled out for the Twitter application tailored for…

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh virus cluster

Agence France Presse 06/13/2020

BEIJING–Eleven residential estates in south Beijing have been locked down due to a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases linked to a nearby meat market, officials said on Saturday. Seven cases have so far been linked to Xinfadi…

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