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TikTok may be cut off from app stores and advertisers following US ban

The National | 2020-08-12

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning China’s TikTok could prevent US app stores from offering the popular short-video app and make advertising on the platform illegal, according to a White House document seen by Reuters. Mr Trump signed an order last week prohibiting transactions with...

Court tells Uber, Lyft to classify drivers as employees

PhysOrg | 2020-08-12

A California court has given Uber and Lyft until the middle of next week to reclassify drivers as employees in compliance with a new state law. ......

UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years

Graphic | 2020-08-12

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. The economy shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the...

Canadian dollar pares gains as Wall Street stumbles ahead of record high

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-12

Read full article A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", is pictured in this illustration picture taken in Toronto Fergal SmithAugust 11, 2020, 2:37 PM By Fergal Smith TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, buoyed by rising...

Have to wear a mask all day? Try these tips and hacks for more comfort.

Tampa Bay Times | 2020-08-12

Face masks are the most unexpected accessory of 2020. But let’s face it, there’s a learning curve for wearing them and the issues they bring. So we asked experts and scoured the internet for tips and hacks that can help.‘Maskne' Dr. Jill Salyards of Advanced Dermatology in Clearwater said she has...

Mongolian man dies of BUBONIC PLAGUE amid growing concerns over potential outbreak

Russia Today | 2020-08-12

A Mongolian man has died from bubonic plague, the country’s Health Ministry has announced, rekindling fears that the nation could experience a large-scale resurgence of the disease. The 42-year-old man, from Khovd province in western Mongolia, succumbed to the illness on Tuesday night. The Health...

Sport: NSW offers to host Australian Open as Melbourne battles COVID-19 spike

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-07

MELBOURNE New South Wales deputy premier John Barilaro says his state would be willing to act as a temporary host for major sports events such as the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam if they cannot be held in neighbouring Victoria due to COVID-19. Barilaro told Australian radio on Friday he had...

COVID-19: ‘Slim to none’ - Australian star Nick Kyrgios unlikely for French Open

Gulf News | 2020-08-06

Nick Kyrgios dropped a huge hint on Thursday that he will skip the French Open, saying the chances of him travelling to Europe this year were “slim to none”. The opinionated Australian last week pulled out of the upcoming US Open in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic, with world No. 2 and...

Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona star at training base on day off to recover for Champions League finals

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-12

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was back at the club's training base on Monday to continue his recovery ahead of the Catalans' Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on Friday. Messi completed the 90 minutes in the 3-1 win over Napoli at Camp Nou on Saturday...

Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever

Daily Breeze | 2020-08-12

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He had just finished scoring 61 points in a needed win for his Trail Blazers. But Damian Lillard wasn’t done. He puffed out his chest and shouted toward press row, “Put some (expletive) respect on my name!” Of course, the people actually present for Lillard’s...

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Three dead after protests over a social media post turn violent in Bengaluru

Frontline | 2020-08-12

Belarus: Police detain over 1,000 protesters during third night of unrest

The Irish Times | 2020-08-12

Israel attacks Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

Al Jazeera | 2020-08-12

Pakistan reports 730 new coronavirus cases

The Times of India | 2020-08-12

Japan appeals court order to recognize 'black rain' victims

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-12

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government and the city of Hiroshima have appealed a court ruling ordering them to certify dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive...

Dancing queen & no-nonsense spokesperson: Maria Zakharova’s 5 years as Russian Foreign Ministry’s tongue-in-chief (VIDEO)

Russia Today | 2020-08-12

In the five years since she became the first woman to serve as the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova has become a household name...

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-12

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Hunting the source of NZ outbreak The source of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus...