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Coronavirus cases across world crosses 18.9 M

LONDON: The number of Coronavirus cases across the world has crossed 18.9 million while the pandemic has claimed more than 709,000 lives so far. More than 12.1 million patients have recovered from the disease across the world. There have been at least 306,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United ...

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Big fines for infected Australians breaking quarantine orders

MELBOURNE: Hundreds of coronavirus-infected people in Australia’s worst-hit state have been caught flouting stay-at-home orders, authorities said Tuesday, prompting tougher fines. The southern state of Victoria has endured a second wave of infections over recent weeks that the government has partly blamed on people breaking rules that restrict travel. Residents ...

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Joint US military drills get thumbs down from Thais amid coronavirus

BANGKOK: This month’s joint US-Thai military exercises in Thailand have drawn criticism from Thais on social media after authorities announced that dozens of visiting American troops would be undergoing their mandatory 14-day quarantine in Bangkok hotels. Some 106 American soldiers will join three separate exercises from Aug. 18 to 30 ...

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100th Salzburg festival kicks off under virus restrictions

LONDON: While many theatres, opera houses and concert halls across the globe remain closed, one of the world’s most prestigious summer music festivals has opened in Austria this weekend – with strict anti-coronavirus measures in place. Organisers of the annual Salzburg Festival had originally planned a glittering array of 200 ...

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Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

MANILA: More than 27 million people in the Philippines – about a quarter of the population – will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus. Since the beginning of June, when much of the country emerged from one ...

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Berlin police break up rally as 20,000 protest virus restrictions

BERLIN: Police officers in Berlin broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers. The organizers of the rally were unable to ensure safety regulations were being followed, a police spokesman told dpa. The police broke up the event, attended ...

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England’s Broad says considered retirement after Southampton snub

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad said he considered retiring after being omitted for last month s series opener against West Indies at Southampton. England s decision to go with James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first match, which West Indies won by four wickets, snapped the 34-year-old Broad s run of ...

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Venice Film Festival Set to Kick-off Amid COVID-19

HOLLYWOOD: Almost eight months after the showbiz world came to standstill, Venice Film Festival is all set to kick-off as the first one of the COVID-19 era. Set to take place from September 2 to September 12, the festival will be grand as 50 countries will participate. “We are not ...

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Loan losses overshadow Barclays trading surge

LONDON: Barclays set aside a higher than expected £1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) to cover a possible rise in loan losses in the second quarter and warned that a grim outlook and low interest rates would hurt profits into 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced banks globally to set aside billions to ...

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