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 2020-06-05 16:03 

ABC News (US)

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Supreme Court delays federal prison inmates' release in Ohio...

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the federal government's request to delay the release of medically vulnerable inmates at a federal prison in eastern Ohio where hundreds have tested positive for the coronavirus...

 2020-06-05 16:00 

Reuters

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Wear masks in public says WHO, in update of COVID-19 advice...

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk of transmission of COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the pandemic disease....

 2020-06-05 16:00 

Reuters

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Factbox: What the WHO recommends on face masks...

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments ask people wear fabric face masks in public places to curb the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus....

 2020-06-05 15:48 

AP

UK's official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000...

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote the British government on Friday to urge it to......

 2020-06-05 15:47 

Reuters

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UK virus reproduction number unchanged overall, but growing in parts of England...

The reproduction number of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom remains between 0.7 and 0.9, government scientists said on Friday, but has increased in parts of England after lockdown restrictions were eased....

 2020-06-05 15:38 

Reuters

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UK halts trial of hydroxychloroquine as 'useless' for COVID-19 patients...

British scientists halted a major drug trial on Friday after it found that the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine, touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential "game changer" in the pandemic, was "useless" at treating COVID-19 patien...

 2020-06-05 15:20 

AP

Rhode Island gets $6M to stop homelessness during pandemic...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting another $6.2 million to help the homeless or people facing eviction during the coronavirus crisis.The new federal funds will help......

 2020-06-05 15:18 

Men's Health News

8 Kinds of Penis Pain, Explained....

Here are the most common causes for various types of penis pain, and the best ways to deal with what is ailing you below the belt and between the legs....

 2020-06-05 15:14 

AP

Indiana agency gives suggestions for reopening schools...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Modified school days, more outdoor class time, mask-wearing and health screenings for students and staff are among the steps Indiana schools should consider before reopening......

 2020-06-05 14:51 

Reuters

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UK's death toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases tops 40,000...

The United Kingdom's death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 40,000, according to government data published on Friday....

 2020-06-05 14:50 

AP

More Nebraska prison employees test positive for COVID-19...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More employees in Nebraska's prison system have tested positive for COVID-19, as state health figures show the overall number of cases in the state surpassing 15,000.......

 2020-06-05 14:49 

AP

Vermont's most densely populated city confronts virus spike...

Vermont health officials said Friday they are expecting more positive cases of the novel coronavirus as testing continues in the city of Winooski where 34 cases have already been......

 2020-06-05 14:44 

Reuters

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UK halts trial of 'useless' hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients...

British scientists halted a large trial on Friday that had been exploring the use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in patients with the pandemic disease COVID-19 after initial results showed no evidence of benefit....

 2020-06-05 14:42 

Reuters

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Iraq records over 1,000 coronavirus cases for first time: ministry...

Iraq recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time on Friday, with its total approaching 10,000 confirmed cases, the health ministry said....

 2020-06-05 14:33 

Men's Health News

8 Podcasts About Anti-Racism to Help You Become a Better Ally...

Here is a list of the best podcasts to listen to in order to best understand this moment in history....

 2020-06-05 14:29 

ABC News (US)

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New Delhi nurses protest as cracks show in Indian healthcare...

Nurses at a top hospital in India's capital which treats coronavirus patients are threatening to stage a one-day walkout next week if working conditions don't improve...

 2020-06-05 14:24 

AP

2nd virus testing site planned for Cape Cod; museum reopens...

BOSTON (AP) — Cape Cod Healthcare has announced that it will open a second drive-thru coronavirus testing site for the region.The second site will open "in the very near future" on......

 2020-06-05 14:24 

Men's Health News

Everything We Know About Queer Eye Season 6...

Season 6 of Netflix makeover show Queer Eye, starring Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Bobby Berk, is delayed due to COVID-19....

 2020-06-05 14:12 

Men's Health News

'Suicide Squad' Director Hits Back at Idea That His Joker 'Wasn't Comic Book Accurate'...

Suicide Squad director David Ayer is having the last laugh at fans who thought Jared Leto's Joker wasn't...

 2020-06-05 13:55 

Men's Health News

Wonder Woman 1984 Is Missing an Opportunity to Champion LGBTQ Relationships...

Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins shut down a romance between Diana Prince and Cheetah, a big missed opportunity for LGBTQ representation....

 2020-06-05 13:17 

ABC News (US)

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US unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%...

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers...

 2020-06-05 13:01 

Reuters

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Japan aims to have coronavirus vaccines in use by June 2021...

Japan aims to put coronavirus vaccines into use by June 2021, the health minister said on Friday, as the country strives to be fully ready to host the Tokyo Olympics, originally planned for this summer but postponed by one year due to the pandemic....

 2020-06-05 12:56 

Reuters

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UK coronavirus reproduction number unchanged between 0.7-0.9...

The reproduction number of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom is between 0.7 and 0.9, government scientists said on Friday, the same rate of transmission as given last week....

 2020-06-05 12:48 

Men's Health News

'Star Wars' Director JJ Abrams Says He'll 'Beg' to Work with John Boyega After Black Lives Matter Speech...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director JJ Abrams has said he'll be...

 2020-06-05 12:46 

AP

New Hampshire beaches reopen to sunbathing, other activity...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sunbathing, sandcastle building and other activities are now allowed on New Hampshire beaches, Gov. Chris Sununu said Friday.The announcement came just four......

 2020-06-05 12:22 

USA Today

Coronavirus news and updates: Trump heads to Maine; 'superspreaders'; what to expect at the dentist...

We are bringing you the top headlines on COVID-19 from the US and around the world....

 2020-06-05 12:12 

Reuters

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'It's not over': COVID-19 cases rise in some nations easing lockdowns: WHO...

Some countries have seen "upticks" in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must protect themselves from the coronavirus while authorities continue testing, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....

 2020-06-05 11:58 

Reuters

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'Truly sorry': Scientists pull panned Lancet study of Trump-touted drug...

An influential study that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients has been withdrawn a week after it led to major trials being halted, adding to confusion about a malaria drug championed by U.S. President Donald Trump....

 2020-06-05 11:55 

AP

Bangladeshi courts freeing child suspects due to virus risk...

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have been releasing hundreds of children suspected of committing mostly petty crimes as they try to keep the coronavirus from spreading in......

 2020-06-05 11:26 

Reuters

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Abbvie strikes partnership to develop COVID-19 antibody therapy...

U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Friday it would develop an antibody therapy to prevent and treat COVID-19 in partnership with three organizations including the Netherlands' Utrecht University....

 2020-06-05 11:24 

Reuters

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China reports African swine fever outbreak in Yunnan province...

China's has registered an outbreak of African swine fever on a small farm in the southwestern Yunnan province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday....

 2020-06-05 10:27 

Reuters

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'It's not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world': WHO...

Some countries have seen "upticks" in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....

 2020-06-05 10:19 

Reuters

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Singapore plans wearable virus-tracing device for all...

Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to each of its 5.7 million residents, in what could become one of the most comprehensive contact-tracing efforts globally....

 2020-06-05 10:11 

USA Today

Bill Gates is not secretly plotting microchips in a coronavirus vaccine. Misinformation and conspiracy theories are dangerous for everyone....

A coronavirus vaccine is not yet here, but conspiracy theories are already swirling, potentially driving people away from a lifesaving immunization....

 2020-06-05 09:49 

Reuters

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Malaysia reports 19 new coronavirus cases, one new death...

Malaysia reported 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the cumulative total to 8,266 infections....

 2020-06-05 09:12 

Reuters

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Indonesia reports 703 new coronavirus infections, 49 new deaths: official...

Indonesia reported 703 new coronavirus infections on Friday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 29,521....

 2020-06-05 08:55 

Reuters

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Philippines reports three new coronavirus deaths, 244 more cases...

The Philippines' health ministry on Friday confirmed three new coronavirus deaths and 244 more infections, the lowest single-day increase in cases in two weeks....

 2020-06-05 08:50 

Reuters

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Thailand to tout 'trusted' tourism in coronavirus era...

Thailand is positioning itself as a trusted destination for international tourists after travel restrictions ease, capitalising on its relative success in containing the coronavirus outbreak, industry officials say....

 2020-06-05 08:35 

Reuters

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Beijing city government to further cut COVID-19 emergency response level...

Beijing's municipal government said on Friday it will lower its COVID-19 emergency response from level II to level III effective from Saturday, state media reported....

 2020-06-05 07:48 

Reuters

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Authors retract Lancet article that found risks in hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19...

An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to controversy around a drug championed by U.S. President Donald Trump....

 2020-06-05 07:43 

Reuters

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Russia's coronavirus infections near 450,000...

Russia reported 8,726 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, pushing the total number of infections to 449,834....

 2020-06-05 07:41 

Reuters

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Singapore plans wearable virus contact tracing device for all...

Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to all of its 5.7 million residents, in what could become one of the most comprehensive contact tracing efforts globally....

 2020-06-05 07:41 

ABC News (US)

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George Floyd's death an American tragedy with global echoes...

Since George Floyd's death in Minnesota last week, his face has been painted on walls from Nairobi, Kenya to Idlib, Syria...

 2020-06-05 07:24 

Reuters

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Singapore reports 261 new coronavirus cases, smallest rise in two months...

Singapore's health ministry on Friday confirmed another 261 coronavirus cases, the city-state's smallest increase in nearly two months, taking its tally to 37,183....

 2020-06-05 06:17 

Reuters

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After Pakistan's lockdown gamble, COVID-19 cases surge...

Four weeks ago, with its most important festival coming up and millions of people facing starvation as economic activity dwindled, Pakistan lifted a two-month-long coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-06-05 05:31 

ABC News (US)

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Japan's pandemic deaths low, but future success uncertain...

Japan has kept its deaths from the new coronavirus low despite a series of missteps that beg the question of whether it can prevent future waves of infections...

 2020-06-05 05:03 

ABC News (US)

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Lives Lost: Twins were gentle giants in small Vermont town...

The tiny Vermont town of Wilmington was largely spared from the impact of coronavirus until April, when Cleon Boyd, a lifelong resident who embodied the town's toughness and traditions, died...

 2020-06-05 05:03 

AP

Mayor in crisis: Role shifts for LA's Garcetti amid unrest...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The outrage over George Floyd's death arrived at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's front door in the form of hundreds of shouting protesters gathered outside his home, loudly......

 2020-06-05 05:00 

ABC News (US)

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The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases...

India has registered more than 9,800 new cases of the coronavirus in another biggest single-day spike...

 2020-06-05 04:52 

Reuters

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Hitachi, Toshiba, Miraca to set up factory for coronavirus antigen tests...

Japanese industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd and Toshiba Corp will join with Miraca Holdings to increase production of antigen-based coronavirus tests, aiding in the country's effort to screen more people for the new virus....

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