Saturday, 26 September 2020

Agencies

Manchester City off to winning start with victory at Wolves

WOLVERHAMPTON: Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to first-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden plus a late Gabriel Jesus strike. The result means there has not been a single drawn match in the opening two ...

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UK imposes up to $13,000 fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

LONDON: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases. The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for ...

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Jos Buttler to miss final T20 against Australia

LONDON: England’s wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler will miss the final T20 match against Australia on Tuesday to be with his family, the country’s cricket board announced on Monday. The 29-year-old, who hit a match-winning unbeaten 77 in the second T20, left England’s bio-secure bubble on Sunday evening following the team’s ...

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Maduro says Venezuela buying Iranian missiles ‘a good idea’

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said it would be a “good idea” to look into buying missiles from Iran, a day after Colombia said Venezuela was considering such a plan amid growing ties between Caracas and Tehran. Iran in May supplied gasoline to Venezuela to ease chronic shortages, ...

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West Indies avoid follow-on in Manchester Test

MANCHESTER: Half-centuries from Kraigg Brathwaite (75), Shamarh Brooks (68) and Roston Chase (51) helped West Indies avoid the follow on, which left England racing against time to push for a victory in the second Test against West Indies in Manchester. At stumps, England were 37 for 2, leading by 219 with Ben Stokes and Joe Root in ...

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Russia trying to hack and steal virus vaccine data: NCSC

LONDON: Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. A co-ordinated statement from Britain, the United States and Canada attributed the attacks to group APT29, also ...

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Spain’s national state of emergency ends

MADRID: Spain’s national state of emergency has ended after three months of restrictions on movement to rein in its Covid-19 outbreak. As of Sunday, 47 million Spaniards will be able to freely move around the entire country for the first time since the government declared a state of emergency on March ...

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Myanmar: Life under world’s longest internet shutdown

NAYPYITAW: Since Myanmar shut off the internet in two states a year ago, lawyer Oo Twan Hla, who was once able to check online when his cases were scheduled, said he must now travel through a war zone to read a signboard. An aspiring medic, in a community largely barred ...

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Visitors to UK shops remained more than 80% lower in May

Mostly shoppers in UK high streets, retail parks and shopping centres in May were 81.6% lower that the same month a year ago as most non-food stores remained closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said. The footfall data showed a slight improvement on the 84.7% ...

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