Art

Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September  governor

Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September governor

The 76th Venice Film Festival - Awards Ceremony - Venice, Italy, September 7, 2019 - Emmanuelle Seigner accepts on behalf of director Roman Polanski the Silver Lion award - Grand Jury Prize. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw. ROME (Reuters) - The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September, Luca Zaia, the governor of the region around the Italian city said on Sunday as the spread of the new coronavirus in the ... Full story

Education

On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

On Facebook it now seems that merely writing about – and then sharing those writings – could violate ... [+] community standards. Getty. One thing that is often taught to students of history is that "history" didn't happen. Events happened in the past, but history is just our way of chronicling those events. There is also a saying that history is written by the winners, but that too isn't entirely accurate – if history were only written by the ... Full story

Economics

Slump in consumption, exports push Germany into recession in first quarter

Slump in consumption, exports push Germany into recession in first quarter

FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at a terminal in the port of Hamburg, Germany November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. BERLIN (Reuters) - A slump in capital investments, private consumption and exports pushed the German economy into a recession in the first quarter, detailed data showed on Monday, giving a glimpse of the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Statistics Office said capital investments fell by 6.9%, private ... Full story

Entertainment

India coronavirus: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood hailed for helping migrants

India coronavirus: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood hailed for helping migrants

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who made his career by playing a mean villain, is being hailed as a real-life hero in India. Sood has been helping thousands of migrant workers, stranded by the Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai, return home. "It gave me sleepless nights when I saw visuals of people walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their villages," the actor told the BBC. India announced a sudden lockdown on 24 March, leaving migrants in the lurch. ... Full story

Health

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 289 to 178,570: RKI

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 289 to 178,570: RKI

FILE PHOTO: People spend time at the Rhine River, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Cologne, Germany May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 289 to 178,570, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday. The reported death toll rose by 10 to 8,257, the data showed. Reporting by Thomas Seythal. ... Full story

Law

Blackburn shooting: Sixth murder charge over Aya Hachem death

Blackburn shooting: Sixth murder charge over Aya Hachem death

Image caption Aya Hachem died from a gunshot wound to the chest. A 34-year-old man has become the sixth person to be charged with the murder of a law student in a drive-by shooting. Aya Hachem, 19, died when shots were fired from a passing car in Blackburn on 17 May. Ayaz Hussain, 34, of Calgary Avenue in Blackburn, has been charged with her murder and the attempted murder of a man who officers think was the intended target of the shooting. He ... Full story

Living

Bayer has verbal agreement with some glyphosate claimants: Bloomberg

Bayer has verbal agreement with some glyphosate claimants: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: Logo and flags of Bayer AG are pictured outside a plant of the German pharmaceutical and chemical maker in Wuppertal, Germany August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay. FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer said on Monday it had made progress seeking a settlement over claims its glyphosate-based Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, after Bloomberg reported the company reached a verbal agreement on about 50,000 to 85,000 cases. Bloomberg cited ... Full story

Politics

Abe's 'own goals' slash support rates even as Japan's coronavirus emergency set to be lifted

Abe's 'own goals' slash support rates even as Japan's coronavirus emergency set to be lifted

TOKYO (Reuters) - A string of controversial missteps has slashed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s support to levels that could threaten to end his term early, even as he prepares to lift a state of emergency after the rate of coronavirus infections declined. FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks wearing a face protective mask during a news conference as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Tokyo, ... Full story

Sport

Dancing with disinfectant: China's nightclubs back in the groove

Dancing with disinfectant: China's nightclubs back in the groove

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nightclubs in China have mostly come back to life as owners and customers feel increasingly comfortable the novel coronavirus epidemic is under control, but disinfectant, disposable cups and masks have become part of the experience. People wear face masks at a nightclub after it reopens, following a shutdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song. At 44KW, a ... Full story

Technology

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks – TechCrunch

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks – TechCrunch

Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database, Paine said that anyone could “quickly paint a picture” about what an internet user (or their ... Full story