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Belfast’s dividing walls united by virus tributes

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 07:24Modified: 08/05/2020 – 07:22 Belfast (AFP) Northern Ireland’s public walls have long been known for their towering murals, glorifying gunmen of the paramilitary groups that fought for decades over British rule.But alongside flaking depictions of “The Troubles”, new technicolour tributes have been painted — to the frontline workers battling the coronavirus […]

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Australia plans to lift most virus restrictions by July

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 07:26Modified: 08/05/2020 – 07:25 Sydney (AFP) Australia’s government on Friday unveiled a three-stage plan to get the economy back to a new “COVID-safe” normal by the end of July.Federal authorities have left details of the plan’s implementation up to the country’s diverse states and territories, meaning coronavirus restrictions will remain in […]

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Stranded German circus faces uncertain future

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 07:34Modified: 08/05/2020 – 07:32 Muelheim an der Ruhr (Germany) (AFP) On a normal Thursday afternoon, Josef Traenkler would be pulling on his clown costume, sharpening his knives or grooming his horses for a performance.Instead, the German entertainer is holed up inside a tent painting circus wagons with his brother.Restrictions to slow […]

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Weight off their minds: Olympian’s online workouts feed Philippines families

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 06:28Modified: 08/05/2020 – 06:26 Manila (AFP) Filipina weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz noticed live-streamed concerts were collecting money for coronavirus relief and was struck by inspiration: why not raise funds with an online workout?Since then the Olympic silver-medallist — and strong contender for her country’s first Games gold — has made enough […]

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Hoping to cure virus, Syria labs churn out anti-malarial drug

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 05:26Modified: 08/05/2020 – 05:24 Homs (Syria) (AFP) In central Syria, factory owner Rashid al-Faysal watches his staff working tirelessly to churn out a controversial antimalarial drug that Damascus hopes can help treat the novel coronavirus.There is no proof yet hydroxychloroquine works to prevent or cure COVID-19, but Syrian doctors have been […]

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NFL releases full schedule for 2020 season

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 03:44Modified: 08/05/2020 – 03:43 Los Angeles (AFP) Tom Brady’s first game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be September 13 in New Orleans as the NFL released its much-anticipated schedule, indicating it plans to start the season on time despite the coronavirus pandemic. Brady will face Drew Brees and the Saints […]

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Coronavirus deals ‘powerful blow’ to Putin’s grand plans

Moscow (AFP) The bombastic military parade through Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday was slated to be the spectacle of the year on the Kremlin’s calendar.Standing with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, President Vladimir Putin would have overseen a 90-minute procession of Russia’s military might, showcasing 15,000 troops and the latest hardware.But […]

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