Month: May 2020

Coronavirus: Schools expect half of pupils will stay home as year groups return

Coronavirus: Schools expect half of pupils will stay home as year groups return

A million children in England – half of those who are expected to return when their classes reopen – are likely to stay at home on Monday rather than go back to school, as many parents, councils and teachers remain sceptical of the government’s assurances over their safety. Boris Johnson’s government has invested considerable political …

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Bindi Irwin reveals why she kept her father's last name after getting married

Bindi Irwin reveals why she kept her father’s last name after getting married

Bindi Irwin has decided not to change her name after getting married. The 21-year-old married Chandler Powell in March, but decided to keep the Irwin name in tribute to her late father, conservationist and reality star Steve Irwin. “I’ve kept Bindi Irwin,” the former actress told Entertainment Tonight. ”I think that for me personally, after Dad passed away, …

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Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil’s top court; judge warns democracy at risk

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined a rally on Sunday on horseback as supporters urged the closing of the Supreme Court for investigating the right-wing leader, as one of its justices compared the risks to Brazil’s democracy with Hitler’s Germany. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro rides a horse during a meeting with supporters protesting …

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Open season on the free press: Journalists targeted in attacks as U.S. protests rage

(Reuters) – On Friday evening, viewers watched as CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew were arrested on live television while covering a protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. FILE PHOTO: Reuters security advisor Rodney Seward is treated by a medic for a deep gash under his left eye after being struck …

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Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage

FILE PHOTO: People walk past boarded up stores as demonstrations against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd continue, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Retail giant Target Corp said on Sunday it shuttered stores across the United States as retailers already reeling from closures because …

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Tropical Storm Amanda kills at least seven people in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Amanda has killed at least seven people in El Salvador as heavy rains made rivers overflow, flooded city streets and produced landslides, Interior Minister Mario Duran said on Sunday. “We’ve seen people asking for help, asking for the government. We haven’t deployed everywhere, the situation is overwhelming,” said Duran. …

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Questions remain over whether Huawei should help to build UK's 5G network, says Lisa Nandy

Questions remain over whether Huawei should help to build UK’s 5G network, says Lisa Nandy

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. Questions remain over whether Huawei should be given approval to develop Britain’s 5G network, Lisa Nandy has said as she accused the Conservatives of a “naive” approach to China over the past decade. …

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

FILE PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin speaks during the JFK Space Summit, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor/File Photo (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital …

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Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump’s reaction ‘hysteria’

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s “hysteria” about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space. SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans …

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NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission

NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken boarded the International Space Station Sunday in the historic Demo-2 mission with SpaceX. The hatch was opened at 1:02 p.m. ET. After making final preparations, the astronauts were warmly welcomed aboard the orbiting space lab by fellow NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, commander of the Space Station’s Expedition 63 and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly …

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Exclusive: Mexican broadcaster Televisa to launch mobile phone service, challenging Slim

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Sunday it will start offering mobile phone service, a bid to challenge billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil, which has long dominated the country’s telecommunications market. FILE PHOTO: The logo of broadcaster Televisa is pictured at its offices in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Luis …

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Raab defends lockdown easing as the ‘right step’

LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Sunday defended the government’s careful loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the “right step to be taking” at this time. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab speaks at the daily digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, …

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