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    MELBOURNE Australia (AP) — The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria received a small amount of good news Saturday with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from the record 288 the previous day. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said a man in his 90s died overnight while 49 remained hospitalized, including 15 in intensive care. He warned of more difficult days ahead, saying, “We will see more and more additional cases, that’s the nature...
    MELBOURNE Australia (AP) — The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria received a small amount of good news Saturday with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from the record 288 the previous day. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said a man in his 90s died overnight while 49 remained hospitalized, including 15 in intensive care. He warned of more difficult days ahead, saying, “We will see more and more additional cases, that’s the nature...
    Etchings of fighting camels found on 13,000-year-old mammoth tusks in Siberia are the earliest known drawings of the animal ever found in Asia, researchers claim. A team from the Khakassian Research Institute for Language, Literature, and History in Russia examined the tusk found in the lower Tom river in western Siberia. The 5ft long tusk also included an etching of an anthropomorphic image that could show a human wearing a camel disguise, according to study author Yury Esin. This may have...
    Clemency expected for Roger Stone as prison clock winds down Reds, Rebels play to 18-18 draw in Super Rugby Australia Hollywood Inclusion Lab for South Asian Screenwriters Selects Mentors (Exclusive) © Getty Images After the Hollywood success of Priyanka Chopra and Mindy Kaling, the inaugural 1497 Writers Lab, which offers mentoring from leading filmmakers for underrepresented South Asian screenwriters, has selected its mentors. Bend it Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, Aneesh Chaganty, who will direct the upcoming Lionsgate thriller...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australias Victoria state on Friday reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which also reflects a record number of tests exceeding 37,500. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the number of citizens and permanent residents allowed to return to Australia each week will be reduced by more than 4,000 from next week. Sydney, Australia’s largest city, has been carrying a disproportionate burden of hotel quarantine that is currently paid for by the New...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state on Friday reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which also reflects a record number of tests exceeding 37,500. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the number of citizens and permanent residents allowed to return to Australia each week will be reduced by more than 4,000 from next week. Sydney, Australia’s largest city, has been carrying a disproportionate burden of hotel quarantine that is currently paid for by...
    Municipal workers fumigates an areas of housing complex against Aedes Aegypti mosquitos as a measures to control a dengue outbreak amids Covid-19 pandemic in Wanasari village, Bekasi regency, West Java province, on May 6, 2020.Aditya Irawan | NurPhoto via Getty Images Theres no respite for Southeast Asian nations. With health-care systems already under strain due to the coronavirus pandemic, countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand are also grappling with another infectious disease outbreak: dengue fever. We are seeing exploding numbers...
    July 3-9, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Shakur Stevenson vacating 126-pound title, eyes Leo Santa Cruz Chip Gaines Just Admitted His Worst Parenting Mistakes and Yes, Hes Forgotten His Kids Birthdays Before Asia Stocks Track U.S. Drop; Treasuries Hold Gains: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks followed their U.S. peers with modest declines in early Friday trading amid concern that a resurgence in coronavirus cases could slow the global economic recovery. Treasuries held on to an overnight jump. Japanese shares slipped at the open along with...
    Facebook has a problem with black people, former employee charges Chick-fil-A postpones its annual free food event due to COVID-19 concerns Asia Stocks to Track U.S. Drop: Treasuries Jump: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks were on course to follow their U.S. peers with modest declines amid concern that a resurgence in coronavirus cases could slow the global economic recovery. Treasuries jumped. Equity futures pointed lower in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. Contracts on the S&P 500 Index were...
    Cricket’s Asia Cup in September was postponed to 2021 on Thursday. Travel restrictions, various national quarantine requirements, and the ongoing threat of the coronavirus were the main obstacles to staging the biennial Twenty20 tournament, the Asian Cricket Council said. The 2018 tournament featured winner India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. Sri Lanka is expected to host the Asia Cup in June 2021. “Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC,” it said...
    New York Liberty guard Asia Durr had her rookie season cut short by injury last summer. She won’t even take the court this year. Durr, the second overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft and the all-time leading scorer in the history of the University of Louisville, tested positive for COVID-19 last month and is still suffering from the effects of the potentially deadly virus.
    VIDEO2:1702:17Citi sees downside room for the dollar-yuanStreet Signs Asia Dont expect the Chinese yuan to become a safe-haven alternative to the dollar or U.S. Treasurys anytime soon, says Ebrahim Rahbari, global head of foreign exchange analysis at Citi. Im very skeptical, Rahbari told CNBCs Street Signs Asia on Thursday, when asked if the Chinese currency could develop a safe-haven status of its own. Rahbari explained so-called safe-haven assets typically have certain attributes. Firstly, the analyst said, they tend to offer...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has closed its doors to people fleeing a second lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said on Thursday that a number of people were willing to pay for their own 14-day hotel quarantine to be allowed to escape Melbourne and other parts of Victoria state that began a six-week shutdown Wednesday because of an expanding coronavirus outbreak. Miles said from Friday anyone who has been in Victoria in the...
    UFC fighter Mike Perry punches old man in Texas bar What Not to Do When Shopping for a Surfboard Asia Pacific stocks set to trade higher as investors await Chinas June inflation data Futures pointed to a higher open for stocks in Japan and Australia. Chinese June inflation data is set to be released later on Thursday, with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) for that month expected to be out at around 9:30...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has closed its doors to people fleeing a second lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said on Thursday that a number of people were willing to pay for their own 14-day hotel quarantine to be allowed to escape Melbourne and other parts of Victoria state that began a six-week shutdown Wednesday because of an expanding coronavirus outbreak. Miles said from Friday anyone who has been in Victoria in the...
    Jude Law in Talks to Play Captain Hook in Disneys Live Action Peter Pan and Wendy Movie New York City public schools will reopen on a part-time basis in the fall Forward Press podcast: Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods, PGA Tour schedule Welcome to episode 54 of Forward Press, a weekly podcast from Golfweek. © Provided by Golfweek Bryson DeChambeau In this edition of Forward Press, David Dusek chats with colleague Adam Schupak about how dominating Bryson DeChambeau’s game is...
    Trump forgets recent calamities in his push to open schools Devin Nunes winery, yacht clubs, a resort in West Virginia owned by its governor – heres who got PPP loans R&A cancels mens and womens Asia-Pacific amateurs The R&A has canceled two more of its events. © Provided by Golf Channel The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, set for Oct. 7-10 in Thailand, and Asian-Pacific Amateur, scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Australia, will not be played this year because of...
    Ever wanted to fall asleep to Harry Styles reading you a bedtime story? Now you can Diversify? Almost half of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is now composed of a single stock Asia-Pacific Amateur, Womens Amateur Asia-Pacific canceled for 2020 The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship was supposed to be played in mid-February, and as such was one of the first tournaments to go into limbo as the coronavirus began to spread early in 2020. That tournament was officially canceled...
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka and Maldives have become the first two countries in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region to eliminate both measles and rubella ahead of a 2023 target, the U.N. health agency announced Wednesday. “This success is encouraging and demonstrates the importance of joint efforts” in combating diseases as the world grapples with the coronavirus, WHO South-East Asia regional director Poonam Khetrapal Singh said in a statement. A country is considered to have eliminated...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won’t survive a second lockdown. The Victoria state government said Melbourne and part of its surrounds will lock down for six weeks from Wednesday night because the rate of coronavirus spread was unsustainable. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the federal government’s medical advice agreed with the Victorian government that the move was necessary....
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won’t survive a second lockdown. The Victoria state government said Melbourne and part of its surrounds will lock down for six weeks from Wednesday night because the rate of coronavirus spread was unsustainable. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the federal government’s medical advice agreed with the Victorian government that the move was necessary....
    When the New York Liberty selected Sabrina Ionescu with the No. 1-overall pick in April, they envisioned her forming a dominant backcourt tandem with Asia Durr, whom they selected No. 2 overall in 2019. Ionescu will finally don the Liberty jersey for the first time on the court when the WNBA resumes its 22-game season in Bradenton, Fla., on July 24. Liberty fans will have to wait a little longer to see her pair up with Durr, however. Durr, who...
    MLS to resume season minus 1 team amid growing virus concern David Fosters Daughter Amy Opens Up About Breast Cancer Battle and Being Strong for Her Kids Asia Pacific stocks set to trade lower as WHO warns coronavirus deaths could start to rise again Futures pointed to a lower open for stocks in Japan and Australia. A World Health Organization official said Tuesday that it shouldnt be a surprise if coronavirus deaths start to rise again as reported...
    When the New York Liberty selected Sabrina Ionescu with the No. 1-overall pick in April, they envisioned her forming a dominant backcourt tandem with Asia Durr, whom they selected No. 2 overall in 2019. Ionescu will finally don the Liberty jersey for the first time on the court when the WNBA resumes its 22-game season in Bradenton, Fla., on July 24. Liberty fans will have to wait a little longer to see her pair up with Durr, however. Durr, who...