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Nick Cordero, Nominated for Tony as Tap-Dancing Tough Guy, Dies at 41
by Michael Paulson on 2020-07-06 at 02:49
The Broadway actor’s battle with the coronavirus was followed closely by many as his wife chronicled his experience on social media.
Exotic frog found among bananas at Llanelli supermarket
on 2020-07-06 at 00:30
It is thought “Asda” the frog arrived from Colombia, the UK’s biggest supplier of bananas.
Dominican Republic votes in election postponed over virus
on 2020-07-05 at 21:24
The Dominican Republic could see its ruling party change for the first time in 16 years.
Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes
by Benjamin Lowy on 2020-07-05 at 20:19
Sea lions are often referred to as “dogs of the sea.” On a small island off the Baja coast, where the playful animals populate every rocky outcropping, they live up to their nickname.
Mexico Covid-19 deaths exceed 30,000, making it fifth-hardest hit country
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-05 at 06:52
Mexico topped 30,000 Covid-19 deaths Saturday, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest death toll since the coronavirus outbreak began.
US marks polarised July 4 as Trump vows to defeat ‘radical left’ protesters
by FRANCE 24 on 2020-07-05 at 06:03
US President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to defeat the “radical left” and downplayed Covid-19 risks, in an Independence Day speech at the White House that condemned recent protests against monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the United States.
Coronavirus: Mexico’s death toll passes 30,000
on 2020-07-05 at 05:41
The country now has the world’s fifth-highest number of Covid-19 deaths, more than France.
Earl Cameron: British film and TV star actor dies aged 102
on 2020-07-04 at 18:13
Earl Cameron, who died aged 102, was one of the first black actors to star on screen in 1951.
Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season
by Kirk Semple on 2020-07-04 at 13:09
Scientists predict this hurricane season will be severe. But countries in the region, with economies burdened by the pandemic and the devastation of past hurricanes, have not been able to fully prepare.
Nairo Quintana out for two weeks after being hit by car in Colombia
on 2020-07-04 at 10:59
Former Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana is to rest for two weeks with a swollen knee after being hit by a car on Friday.
As much of US marks a muted Independence Day, Trump encourages big parties
by FRANCE 24 on 2020-07-04 at 10:17
While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted July 4 celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is going big for what he is promising will be a “special evening” in the nation’s capital.
Trump rallies against anti-racism protesters seeking to ‘defame’ heroes
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-04 at 05:10
President Donald Trump on Friday railed against “angry mobs” that tried to tear down statues of Confederate leaders and other historical figures, warning thousands of supporters at Mount Rushmore that protesters were trying to erase U.S. history.
Sorting Out Canada’s Patchwork of Face Mask Rules
by Ian Austen on 2020-07-04 at 00:15
Without general directives from federal and provincial governments, local leaders have been left setting mask directives.
Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro waters down law requiring face masks
on 2020-07-03 at 20:29
Brazil’s president vetoes articles making masks obligatory in shops, churches and schools.
United States: In Louisiana, Cajuns are keen to preserve their identity
by Fanny ALLARD on 2020-07-03 at 15:02
In the southern US state of Louisiana, Cajuns make up nearly 10 percent of the population. Although French is spoken less with each passing generation, some are fighting to preserve the language and keep their traditions alive. Our reporter Fanny Allard visited to find out more.
Face masks compulsory in Texas as US sets new worldwide single-day Covid-19 case record
by FRANCE24 on 2020-07-03 at 14:34
The US has seen another spike of confirmed cases of coronavirus as the country prepares to celebrate its Independence Day. On Thursday, the US reported more than 55,000 new cases, a new global record for the pandemic. Towns and cities that had eased lockdowns reimposed restrictions, and in Texas, face masks are now compulsory for residents of counties with more than 20 Covid-19 cases.
US reports 55,000 one-day rise in Covid-19 cases, largest increase ever recorded
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-03 at 02:02
The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the largest daily increase any country has ever reported, according to a Reuters tally.
E.L.N. Members Arrested in Police Academy Bombing in Bogota
by Jenny Carolina González and Anatoly Kurmanaev on 2020-07-02 at 22:39
Members of E.L.N., a left-wing insurgency, were charged with taking part in the bombing of a police academy last year that killed 22 cadets, shaking a country emerging from a long civil war.
26 Killed at Drug Rehab Center in Mexico’s Most Violent State
by Natalie Kitroeff and Paulina Villegas on 2020-07-02 at 21:35
Violence in many countries has waned during the coronavirus pandemic, but not in Mexico, and warfare between rival criminal gangs has devastated the state of Guanajuato.
U.K. Judge Denies President Nicolás Maduro Access to Venezuelan Gold at Bank of England
by Elian Peltier and Anatoly Kurmanaev on 2020-07-02 at 20:21
It would be unlawful to allow Mr. Maduro access to the gold, a British High Court judge said, because Britain’s government recognizes his rival, Juan Guaidó, as Venezuela’s rightful leader.
Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll Hear It Soon.
by Cara Giaimo on 2020-07-02 at 17:40
Over 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.
Venezuela reverses decision to expel EU ambassador
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-02 at 16:40
Venezuela has reversed its decision to expel the EU’s ambassador to Caracas ordered by President Nicolas Maduro, a statement said on Thursday, ending a tit-for-tat diplomatic row.
Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI
by FRANCE 24 on 2020-07-02 at 14:43
Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire, the FBI said. She has been charged with six accounts of sexual abuse in the Epstein case.