‘Ghost kitchens’ boom in Asia as pandemic sparks huge demand

09/15/2021

TAIPEI — In an industrial unit on the outskirts of Taipei, chefs are plating meals that will never be served in a restaurant: Welcome to the world of “ghost kitchens.” Even before the pandemic sent an earthquake…

Britney’s father ‘to step down’ as estate conservator: US media

08/13/2021

Britney Spears’ father is to step down as conservator of her estate, US media reported Thursday, seemingly ending a bitter legal battle with his daughter. Britney, 39, last month launched a bid to remove him from the controversial 13-year guardianship…

71kg of waste found in stray Indian cow’s stomach

03/04/2021

Indian vets have extracted 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) of plastic, nails and other garbage from a pregnant cow, but both the animal and her baby died. The case has highlighted the country’s twin problems of pollution and…

Lady Gaga’s dogs stolen in Hollywood shooting: US media

02/26/2021

Los Angeles, United States–Two French bulldogs belonging to US pop singer Lady Gaga were stolen in Los Angeles after the employee walking them was shot and wounded, US media reported Thursday. Los Angeles police said a gunman had taken…

Scientists report that airborne coronavirus is probably infectious

07/23/2020

WASHINGTON–Scientists have known for several months the new coronavirus can become suspended in microdroplets expelled by patients when they speak and breathe, but until now there was no proof that these tiny particles are infectious. A new…

Vaccine being developed at Oxford to be available at cost price

07/23/2020

  PARIS — A coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca should be available globally “at cost price” by year end, the firm’s director general said on Tuesday. “Our objective is to bring…

DOJ orders probe into high-profile inmate deaths at NBP due to COVID-19

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 07/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe the deaths of at least nine high-profile inmates — including controversial inmate Jaybee Sebastian — at the New Bilibid Prison due…

US coronavirus deaths rise by 2,448 in 24 hours: tracker

05/08/2020

WASHINGTON, United States—The United States recorded 2,448 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 75,543, according to the latest real-time tally Thursday reported by Johns Hopkins University. The country — hardest hit by…

In rare case, US infant dies from COVID-19

03/29/2020

WASHINGTON, United States — A US infant has died from the COVID-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday, marking an extremely rare case of juvenile death in the global pandemic. At a news…

US to free some prisoners amid coronavirus threat

03/27/2020

Washington, United States–US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday he had instructed federal prisons to free some inmates to lessen the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. One day after the United Nations human rights chief urged countries…

How to clean your smartphone, tablet, laptop to protect yourself from coronavirus

03/23/2020

Along with washing your hands several times a day, regular cleaning of your smartphone and, as a general rule, all of your electronic devices is also essential to ensure that you are protected against the coronavirus. This…

Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics

03/19/2020

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis. Stefanidi and British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson both…

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