Art

Burna Boy Reps His Roots With New boohooMAN Streetwear Line | iHeartRadio

Burna Boy Reps His Roots With New boohooMAN Streetwear Line | iHeartRadio

If you know anything about Burna Boy , you know that the Nigerian superstar is man of instinct and spirituality. Pair that with his roots and you have the makings of his new streetwear line for boohooMAN. Co-designed and executed by Burna over virtual meetings between Lagos, Nigeria and Manchester amid the quarantine, the new collection , which launched on Wednesday (September 30), sees the star hold a magnifying glass to Africa as a ... Full story

Education

No clear link between school opening and COVID surge, study finds

No clear link between school opening and COVID surge, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Widespread reopening of schools after lockdowns and vacations is generally not linked to rising COVID-19 rates, a study of 191 countries has found, but lockdown closures will leave a 2020 “pandemic learning debt” of 300 billion missed school days. Slideshow ( 2 images ). The analysis, by the Geneva-based independent educational foundation Insights for Education, said 84% of those 300 billion days would be lost by children in ... Full story

Economics

U.S. oil refiner Marathon Petroleum cuts 12% of staff because of pandemic

U.S. oil refiner Marathon Petroleum cuts 12% of staff because of pandemic

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Marathon Petroleum Corp, the top U.S. oil refiner, is cutting 12% of its workforce amid continued declines in fuel consumption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A Marathon Petroleum banner covers an Andeavor sign outside the El Paso refinery Texas, U.S., October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez. Refiners and oil producers have been dismissing staff, slashing spending and reducing production ... Full story

Entertainment

SoftBank-backed used-car startup Kavak becomes first Mexican unicorn

SoftBank-backed used-car startup Kavak becomes first Mexican unicorn

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - SoftBank-backed used-car platform Kavak has become Mexico’s first tech “unicorn” after reaching a $1.15 billion valuation in its latest funding round last month, Chief Executive Carlos Garcia told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A logo of used autos platform Kavak is pictured on a car in Mexico City, Mexico, August 25, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido. The Mexico City-based startup has raised over $400 million in total funding since ... Full story

Health

India's coronavirus infections rise to 6.31 million

India's coronavirus infections rise to 6.31 million

Community health volunteers check the pulse of a resident during a check-up campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas. BENGALURU (Reuters) - India’s coronavirus case tally increased by 86,821 in the last 24 hours to 6.31 million by Thursday morning, data from the health ministry showed, as the country eased more restrictions to combat the economic hit from the pandemic. ... Full story

Law

Hathras gang rape: India victim cremated 'without family's consent'

Hathras gang rape: India victim cremated 'without family's consent'

Image caption The girl's family has accused the police of cremating her body without their permission. The family of a woman who died after she was gang-raped has accused police officials of cremating her body without their permission. The 19-year-old Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras district in northern India. She was grievously injured and died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday after ... Full story

Living

APOLLO by Fireboy DML

APOLLO by Fireboy DML

Choose your preferred music service Full story

Politics

Kremlin critic Navalny to magazine: Putin was behind crime against me

Kremlin critic Navalny to magazine: Putin was behind crime against me

Slideshow ( 2 images ). BERLIN (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny told a German magazine that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind his suspected poisoning and stressed that he was not afraid. Navalny was flown from Russia to Berlin in August after falling ill on a domestic flight. He received treatment in the Charite hospital for what Germany said was poisoning by a potentially deadly nerve agent before being discharged in ... Full story

Sport

After six months, Germany lifts blanket world travel warning

After six months, Germany lifts blanket world travel warning

Signs lead the way towards COVID-19 test centres after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files. BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany lifted its blanket warning against travelling to all countries outside the European Union early on Thursday, although little is likely to change for most travellers under the new regulation. The cautious reopening, agreed by the ... Full story

Technology

Tesla cuts starting price for China-made Model 3 vehicles by 8%

Tesla cuts starting price for China-made Model 3 vehicles by 8%

FILE PHOTO: Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song. BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc TSLA.O cut on Thursday the starting price for its China-made Model 3 vehicles by around 8% to 249,900 yuan ($36,805.21) after receiving Chinese subsidies for electric vehicles, according to its China website. The starting price for Model 3 ... Full story