Philippines confirms 7 new coronavirus deaths, 714 more cases

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported seven new coronavirus deaths and 714 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths had increased to 994, while confirmed cases had reached 21,340.

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Sport-On this day… June 7

June 6 (Reuters) – ON THIS DAY — JUNE 7 June 7, 1996 CRICKET – England batsman Nasser Hussain celebrates after scoring his maiden test century in the first innings of their match against India at Edgbaston. Hussain scored 128 runs off 227 balls before being bowled out by pace bowler Javagal Srinath, setting up […]

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Russia reports 8,855 new coronavirus cases, 197 deaths in last 24 hours

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 8,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, pushing the total number of infections to 458,689. Officials said 197 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official nationwide death toll to 5,725.

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Windies will miss Bravo and Hetmyer in England, says Holding

(Reuters) – Pace great Michael Holding believes West Indies will particularly miss batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer on their tour of England after they, along with all-rounder Keemo Paul, opted out of the series because of COVID-19 fears. The three-test series is scheduled to be played in July behind closed doors at ‘bio-secure’ venues […]

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India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India reported a record 9,887 new coronavirus cases in one day on Saturday and overtook Italy as the world’s sixth-biggest outbreak, two days before the relaxing of a lockdown with the reopening of malls, restaurants and places of worship. With its total number of cases rising to more than 236,000, India now […]

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Ole! La Liga fires up again after old foes unite

BARCELONA (Reuters) – After an almighty push by all parties concerned, Spain’s La Liga roars back into action next week after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with matches taking place every day and with everything to play for. The season resumes on Wednesday in bizarre circumstances with the second half of a […]

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Protests in Australia, Japan embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thousands took to the streets in Australia on Saturday, and hundreds did in Japan, to support protests across the United States against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected in South Korea with a virtual rally in Thailand. The rolling, global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by […]

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Thousands in Australia rally against racism defying public health rules

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Australians rallied on Saturday in solidarity with U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, after authorities in one area lifted a ban on the gatherings under the country’s social-distancing rules. A last-minute appeal at the New South Wales Court of Appeal allowed […]

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Warsaw hopes some U.S. troops based in Germany will be moved to Poland

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday he hoped that some of the U.S. troops that are set to be removed from Germany will be reassigned to Poland. U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to cut the number of U.S. troops stationed in Germany, a senior U.S. official said […]

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Afghans condemn Iranian police after refugees killed in car blaze

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghans have taken to social media to denounce Iranian police after a video of a car carrying with Afghan refugees set ablaze in Iran went viral, arousing new anger weeks after Afghan officials accused Iranian border guards of drowning migrants. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday three Afghans were […]

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