Art

Audiomack: Music Streaming and Sharing

Audiomack: Music Streaming and Sharing

Audiomack is a free music streaming and discovery platform that allows artists to share their music and fans to discover new artists, songs, albums, mixtapes, playlists and more. Full story

Education

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students: sources

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students: sources

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. flag flies over Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is planning to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students believed by President Donald Trump’s administration to have links with China’s military, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The move, first ... Full story

Economics

China drops mention of GDP goal as parliament opens, virus slams economy

China drops mention of GDP goal as parliament opens, virus slams economy

(Corrects say first time no GDP goal was set since 2002 in paragraph 2 of May 22 story) By Kevin Yao and Judy Hua. BEIJING (Reuters) - China dropped its annual growth target for the first time on Friday and pledged more government spending as the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the world’s second-biggest economy, setting a sombre tone to this year’s meeting of parliament. The omission from Premier Li Keqiang’s work report marks the first time China ... Full story

Entertainment

Dining dummies help cafe-goers keep a fashionable distance in Vilnius

Dining dummies help cafe-goers keep a fashionable distance in Vilnius

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Mannequins dressed in clown hats and couture frocks have taken up seats in restaurants in Lithuania’s capital, to coax real customers back after the coronavirus lockdown and help them out with social distancing. Bernie ter Braak said he came up with the idea when he reopened his Cozy restaurant in Vilnius’ old town and saw how empty it looked. Even when customers started coming back in, he had to obey restrictions and keep ... Full story

Health

EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with World Health Organization

EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with World Health Organization

FILE PHOTO: Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), walks past the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) after the World Health Assembly (WHA) following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health ... Full story

Law

Police torture man to death over friend’s offence, detain corpse

Police torture man to death over friend’s offence, detain corpse

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe. Members of the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad have been accused of torturing an electrician, Olaoluwa Bolarinwa, to death while trying to use him as a bait to arrest his friend. PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen stormed Olaoluwa’s house in the Ekotedo, Iyaolobe area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on March 26, 2020. They were said to have arrested Olaoluwa and his nephew, Oreoluwa Abiona, and took them and ... Full story

Living

Fundraiser by Nnadozie Nwokocha : R.I.P Belly Mujinga

Fundraiser by Nnadozie Nwokocha : R.I.P Belly Mujinga

Dear friends, we are all slowly trying to find a way to come to terms with the agonising loss of… Nnadozie Nwokocha needs your support for R.I.P Belly Mujinga Full story

Politics

Trump faces backlash after US quits WHO

Trump faces backlash after US quits WHO

Image caption The US has been the largest single contributor to the WHO. President Donald Trump has been criticised at home and abroad after pulling the US out of the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU urged him to reconsider the decision, while Germany's health minister called it a "disappointing setback for international health". The head of the US Senate's health committee, a Republican like Mr Trump, said now was not the time to leave. ... Full story

Sport

Protests flare across U.S. | Live Events

Protests flare across U.S. | Live Events

People watch from a distance as a Target is being looted during a protest in Oakland, California, May 30, 2020. Full story

Technology

SpaceX Unmanned Test Rocket Explodes on Launch Pad

SpaceX Unmanned Test Rocket Explodes on Launch Pad

Elon Musk is having a rough week -- one of his SpaceX rockets ignited into a massive ball of fire Friday, and yet ... there's still some good news. The company's 4th prototype of its Starship rocket was fueled up on a south Texas launchpad when it burst into flames. You can hear SpaceX engineers discussing something about a possible methane leak, though it's unclear if that was from the rocket or something nearby the pad. Either way ... ... Full story