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China reports six new COVID-19 cases, five asymptomatic cases

FILE PHOTO: People visit a military theme park following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song. BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, three more than the previous day. Five of the new cases, recorded by late Saturday, involved travellers arriving from abroad, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on its website. One locally ... Full story

Siberian zoo sees animal baby boom during lockdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Siberian zoo that closed its doors to visitors for over two months due to the novel coronavirus says the lockdown has encouraged a baby boom among its animals. Among the zoo’s new arrivals are rare Egyptian goslings, reindeer calves, llama crias and a baby brown weeper capuchin monkey. “Judging by the baby boom, the lockdown has clearly been good for us because there are a lot of interesting and beautiful baby animals now,” ... Full story

Minneapolis mayor booed out of protest after reportedly refusing to defund police

Minneapolis’ Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest on Saturday after reportedly refusing to back far-left calls to defund the Minneapolis Police Department -- a week after riots and looting tore through the city in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody. “Go home Jacob, go home,” the demonstrators yelled at the mayor, as others booed and chanted “Shame, shame, shame.”. THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS GATHER IN DC FOR ... Full story

D-Day anniversary photos capture World War II Normandy landing

It’s a sunny day in northwestern France — June 8, 1944, two days after D-Day and the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy. On the cloth bag, the soldier has carefully written, “P.F.C. Frederick R. Smith.”. He probably doesn’t know Smith, doesn’t know that Smith had just turned 19, that he had been killed on Utah Beach two days before, and that his parents, Lawrence and Callie, back in Gate City, Va., were about to get terrible news. He ... Full story

'Enough is Enough': Jamaicans protest in support of George Floyd

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Wearing black and braving a blistering sun, Jamaicans gathered on Saturday to lend support to global protests against police abuses sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. People hold posters as they take part in a demonstration against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, outside the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy. Several hundred people ... Full story

No new positives in Premier League COVID-19 tests

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Northampton Town v Sheffield United - Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, Britain - July 20, 2019 General view of the new Premier League ball on the pitch before the match Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt/File Photo. LONDON (Reuters) - The latest round of tests for COVID-19 in the Premier League produced no positives, the league said on Saturday. A total of 1,195 tests were carried out on ... Full story

Panama reinstates some curbs on people movement to fight coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Police officers are pictured during the curfew as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Panama City, Panama March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano. PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama’s government on Saturday said it would reimpose curbs on the movement of people in two provinces with the highest incidence of coronavirus following the latest increases in new infections in the Central American country. From Monday, ... Full story

Journalists are needed, now more than ever

For the world's media, 2020 - which always had the feeling of a landmark year - has crystallised the intense duality of our existence. This is a time of extraordinary opportunity and demand for what journalists do; and also a moment of immense danger, and threats that seem to grow by the hour. COVID-19 and the death of George Floyd are huge news events, in part because they accentuate the sense that we are living through one of history's hinge ... Full story

Census field offices to resume operations after pandemic delay

Census 2020 operations will be back up and running next week in nearly all of the Census Bureau’s 248 field offices nationwide, after being suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic . Locations in California, New Jersey, New York City, Richmond and Baltimore will resume activities on Monday, the last batch of phased restarts that began in early May and includes offices in Puerto Rico and in other territories. Workers will conduct ... Full story

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. “It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded," Biden said in a statement Friday night, ”and I am proud to say ... Full story

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