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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

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

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

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

Singaporean cooks up Eid feast for migrant workers in lockdown

Migrant workers living in a factory-converted dormitory collect meals donated by charities for their Eid-al-Fitr celebrations amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the fasting month, thousands of migrant workers in Singapore have had to spend the holiday in quarantine because of outbreaks of the ... Full story

New Zealand eases coronavirus curbs on public gatherings

FILE PHOTO: People collect takeaway food at a McDonald's as New Zealand eases strict regulations implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Auckland, New Zealand, April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ruth McDowall. WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand is easing back curbs on the size of gatherings to 100 people from 10, as it relaxes measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. ... Full story

Virgin Australia lessors agree in principle to delay plane repossession: administrators

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd’s ( VAH.AX ) administrators have reached in-principle agreements with aircraft lessors covering the bulk of its fleet to wait until after Aug. 31 to repossess planes, to allow them to complete a sale, an affidavit showed. FILE PHOTO: A Virgin Australia Airlines plane is seen at Kingsford Smith International Airport the morning after Australia implemented an entry ban on non-citizens and ... Full story

Mexican auto industry groups urge Puebla state to allow operations to restart

FILE PHOTO: Employees leave the Volkswagen (VW) plant as the company will temporarily close its factories in Mexico amid growing worries over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Puebla, Mexico March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Imelda Medina/File Photo. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican auto industry groups on Sunday urged the governor of the state of Puebla to allow a gradual restart of operations after economic activity was curbed to ... Full story

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

Hong Kong security law 'needed to tackle terrorism' News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Hong Kong protesters flee tear gas during rally against China's draft security law. Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle "growing terrorism", the territory's security chief has said. John Lee said the city had become "shrouded in the shadow of violence". After months of quiet, this weekend saw a fresh surge of protest after the government in Beijing proposed a ... Full story