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Russia reports 6,615 new cases of coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Ambulances queue outside the I.I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine amid the coronavirus outbreak in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday reported 6,615 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 727,162. The country’s coronavirus crisis response centre said 130 people had died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the ... Full story

Lives will be lost as Syria aid access cut, aid agencies warn

FILE PHOTO: Turkish Red Crescent workers carry humanitarian aid at Kelbit camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria January 17, 2018. Picture taken January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/. BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N. Security Council resolution that leaves only one of two border crossings open for aid deliveries from Turkey into rebel-held northwestern Syria will cost lives and intensify the suffering of 1.3 million people ... Full story

Tokyo confirms 206 new cases of coronavirus infections on Sunday - NHK

FILE PHOTO: Ambulance workers wearing protective suits leave the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, as the vessel's passengers continue to be tested for coronavirus, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha. TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo officials confirmed 206 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as Japan’s capital struggles with a ... Full story

Trump's planned order on 'dreamers' will not include amnesty, White House says

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned executive order on immigration will not include amnesty for migrants who are in the United States illegally but arrived in the country as children, a White House spokesman said on Friday. “This does not include amnesty,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement, after Trump said in a television interview his planned order would include a road to citizenship for such immigrants, known ... Full story

Facebook Considers Banning Political Ads

CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. SHARE THIS ARTICLE. Share. Tweet. Post. Email. CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Civil rights groups were swift in their criticism of a plan being weighed by Facebook Inc. to halt political advertising before the U.S. election, saying the ban would do little to address rampant hate ... Full story

Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan, son in stable condition - health officials

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s most famous film star Amitabh Bachchan, and his son Abhishek, are in stable condition after testing positive for the coronavirus, a hospital official and government health authorities said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party of a new Bollywood production company in Mumbai February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Manav Manglani/. The 77-year-old ... Full story

Petrol bomb attacks on police for second night

Image caption Police officers in riot gear pictured in north Belfast on Saturday night. Petrol bombs and stones have been thrown at police in north Belfast on Saturday in a second night of trouble. Officers were attacked in the North Queen Street area near the New Lodge flats and a small fire was started in the middle of the road. The trouble involved young people and marked a continuation of violence from Friday night. Earlier on Saturday, a ... Full story

Young people overeating as they battle lockdown anxiety, says UK study

Young people are at higher risk of suffering from mental health problems because of lockdown, new research has shown. Six in 10 young people with pre-existing mental health issues and four in 10 without reported higher levels of stress, according to a study by University College London, Imperial College and the University of Sussex. Almost half of 16- to 24-year-olds without previous mental health problems reported high levels of depressive ... Full story

A Guide to Each Model (2020) | WIRED

Rokus are the most popular TV streaming boxes for good reason: They're super easy to use, and they offer a very wide array of streaming channels. Figuring out which one to buy, well, that's not so easy. There are nine different Roku streaming devices available now (not including TVs and soundbars), and you'll find a ton of older models floating around on Amazon and other sellers. Rokus also tend to have similar names and look nearly identical, ... Full story

Fixing U.S. Politics

Although people tend to think of the American political system as a public institution based on high-minded principles, it’s not. Politics behaves according to the same kinds of incentives and forces that shape competition in any private industry. Our elections and our legislative systems are drowning in unhealthy competition: The political-industrial complex wins, and the public interest loses. Business, in pursuing its short-term interests, ... Full story