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INTERNATIONAL | Covid-19 wrap | More than 560 000 deaths worldwide, Vietnam sends virus-free UK pilot home

The global pandemic has claimed more than 560 000 lives since it started.Panama hospitals are on the brink of collapse, while Indian cricket stadium to be used as a quarantine centre.A British pilot is set to return home after recovering from the virus in Vietnam, a country that has kept its Covid-19 death tally to zero.More than 560,000… | Jack Charlton | World Cup hero and adopted Irish saint

Jack Charlton (Photo By David Maher/Sportsfile via Getty Images) Jack Charlton who has died aged 85, enjoyed World Cup success in 1966 with England and went on to record further exploits in the unlikely role as Ireland coach earning himself the sobriquet 'Saint Jack'.Tall and lanky he was as blunt with his defending as he…

Iran says cannot shut down economy despite worsening virus outbreak

Iran said on Saturday that it cannot afford to shut down its sanctions-hit economy, even as the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak worsens with record-high death tolls and rising infections. Iran must continue “economic, social and cultural activities while observing health protocols”, President Hassan Rouhani said during a televised virus taskforce meeting.  “The simplest solution is… | 1966 World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies: Leeds United

Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side who went on to become a cult hero in Ireland, has died aged 85, his family announced on Saturday.Charlton -- elder brother of his fellow World Cup winning team-mate Bobby -- was an integral part of the great Don Revie managed Leeds United…

Some good news from across the country

It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges.Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. | WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

The virus is believed to have emerged from Wuhan.The two experts are specialists in animal health and epidemiology.The two experts will work with Chinese scientists to determine the scope and itinerary of the investigation.An advance team from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the…

MLB Summer Camp 2020: Latest Injury News on Adalberto Mondesi, Brandon Morrow

Charlie Riedel/Associated PressThe Alex Gallardo/Associated PressKansas City Royals have not had much to cheer about since winning the World Series in 2015.Former franchise staples like Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer are long gone, and a pitching staff once defined by a dominant bullpen has since fallen apart.But while team success has been hard to come by,…

On late Saa’du, other martyrs of COVID-19

PHOTO: CGTN And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision…(Quran 3: 169). He soon achieved renown for his dedication and for his passion for medical practice. Having worked for four decades, it was time for him to say…

More operators quit $17b e-commerce sector

• How poor logistics, infrastructure, distrust hinder players • Fake products, bad customer service worry consumers • Ghana beats Nigeria on global average spending Concerns are mounting over rising cases of exits and divestments among operators in Nigeria’s $17 billion electronic commerce (e-commerce) sub-sector of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Findings by The…

VAR in the dock as Man Utd down Villa, Spurs frustrated

Manchester United were given a controversial helping hand by VAR in their 3-0 win at Aston Villa, while Tottenham suffered fresh frustration at the hands of the review system in their 0-0 draw at Bournemouth on Thursday. United were far too strong for lowly Villa, but their opening goal came from a dubious penalty that…

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