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    One morning in March, not long after the coronavirus sent her country into lockdown and brought an abrupt end to life as she’d known it, Hazell Jacobs, 86, awoke in her south London home ready to start something new. For weeks, Jacobs, a widow living alone, had ventured no farther than her garden. Benevolent neighbors...
    THIS is the disturbing moment a woman was thrown to the ground by police during violent unrest at London's anti-lockdown protest yesterday. Shocking footage shows the middle-aged protester standing on a foldable chair during the We Do Not Consent rally in Trafalgar Square. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...
    London Police forcibly shut down an anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, using their batons to beat protesters as they tried to disperse the demonstration, which the police claimed violated the UK’s coronavirus regulations. After two hours of peaceable assembly in which the protesters listened to speeches against the lockdown and chanted for freedom,...
    I want to briefly follow up on the catastrophic COVID-19 news out of Argentina. Here’s what their case rate looks like: Argentina’s case rate is higher than the worst resurgences in Europe (Spain and France) and far worse than any other country in South America. So what’s going on? Experts link the increase in...
    A UK government science adviser warned Sunday that ongoing lockdowns just “defer the problem” — and warned that a third wave of the coronavirus next year is “entirely possible.” Mark Woolhouse, who sits on Britain’s Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), dismissed the UK’s latest lockdown as trying to “stick this out for another...
    JERUSALEM – The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown. Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and hold...
    A woman on her laptop appears to be stressed during the coronavirus pandemic on May 30, 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The woman pictured is not associated with the story. Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images As coronavirus measures force people to stay home and social distance, more people are sending explicit images...
    BEIRUT (AP) — A former Lebanese foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Sunday. The statement from his office said Gebran Bassil, who also heads the Christian Free Patriotic Movement party, will isolate until he recovers, adding that the infection level is still “low and...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown. Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and...
    By TARIK EL BARAKAH, Associated Press RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of coronavirus. Still, the kingdom on the Atlantic coast, a magnet for tourists in better times, has...
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of coronavirus. Still, the kingdom on the Atlantic coast, a magnet for tourists in better times, has registered more than 110,000 positive...
    Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are expecting their first child.  The couple, both, 33, who met when they starred together in Game of Thrones, revealed their exciting news when Rose showcased her blossoming baby bump in a magazine shoot on Saturday.  A black-and-white picture from the shoot for Make magazine showed the beaming actress, who starred...
    By The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions imposed after a surge in coronavirus cases, allowing most children to return to school from next month and sending more than 125,000 people back to work. Melbourne and surrounding parts of rural Victoria state were placed under strict “Level...
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions imposed after a surge in coronavirus cases, allowing most children to return to school from next month and sending more than 125,000 people back to work. Melbourne and surrounding parts of rural Victoria state were placed under strict “Level 4” lockdowns on Aug....
    Just 33 days after fall classes began at Cal State Long Beach, the campus has been locked down because five students tested positive for the coronavirus, university President Jane Close Conoley announced Saturday. All students living on campus have been quarantined, Conoley said in an “Update on COVID-19 Cases” posted on the university website, and...
    IS Boris Johnson thinking of quitting as Prime Minister? There are rumblings at Westminster that he’s exhausted and no longer up to the job. Just nine months ago, he secured a thumping election victory on a promise to deliver Brexit. Most Tory MPs, and much of the public, still back his hard-nosed bargaining stance. 2There...
    CHINA may have carried out a massive disinformation campaign to encourage the world to go into lockdown, an American lawyer has claimed. Michael Senger suggested the Communist Party promoted nationwide shutdowns in a bid to "cripple rival economies" amid the coronavirus pandemic. 8China has been accused of attempting to spread disinformation on the virusCredit:...
    Juvenile suicides patients at a North Texas childrens hospital have risen at an "alarming" rate since the coronavirus lockdown and school closures began, according to KTVT News. "We see kids every day telling us theyre struggling," Dr. Kia Carter, a medical director of psychiatry at Cook Childrens Hospital, said after juvenile suicides spike to an...
    By MAYA ALLERUZZO, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night to demand his resignation, pressing ahead with weeks of protests against the embattled Israeli leader despite a strict new lockdown order. With Israel facing one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks,...
    As many as 15,000 people turned out to Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday to protest against the reinstatement of coronavirus restrictions, including a 10 p.m. curfew on pubs and bars across Britain. A massive group of people gathered around Nelson's Column, a monument in the square, where protesters chanted "we will not consent" and...
    JERUSALEM – Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night to demand his resignation, pressing ahead with weeks of protests against the embattled Israeli leader despite a strict new lockdown order. With Israel facing one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks, the tough lockdown rules went into...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested 10 people at an anti-lockdown demonstration in central London on Saturday and four officers were hurt during scuffles, including two who required hospital treatment, they said. (Reporting by Kate Holton) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    LONDON (Reuters) - Several British police officers were hurt on Saturday when they ordered thousands of protesters at a central London anti-lockdown demonstration to disperse after they failed to respect social distancing. Holding signs saying "We Do Not Consent" and "Stuff the Stupid Rules", thousands of people had gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest against...
    ANTI-LOCKDOWN protesters have flooded Trafalgar Square including Jeremy Corbyn's brother among those demonstrating against the country's coronavirus restrictions. Thousands have descended on central London carrying signs, placards and flags at the "we do not consent" rally. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 11Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters have descended...
    Just call him David Bee-ckham. David Beckham is reportedly gearing up to launch his own line of honey, having gotten into beekeeping in a big way while in lockdown in the UK. The Sun reports that some of the names Beckham, 45, is considering for his venture include D Bee, Seven Honey and Goldenbees....
    The United Kingdom has reported a record number of coronavirus cases over the past day, topping its previous record from only the day before, according to new figures. New reports from the U.K. have recorded 6,874 new cases, an increase of 240 over the previous day’s figure. The rise in cases coincides with a...
    ARE you suffering from corona-bloat? Celebs are taking to social media to share pictures of their bulging bellies and experts say lockdown could be to blame for the tummy troubles. 11Malin Andersson posted a video showing her bloated belly during her period, but admitted her tummy changes regularly 11Zara McDermott posted a 'before' and 'after'...
    NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. (WLS) -- North Riverside Park Mall was on lockdown Friday afternoon according to mall security, after an argument between two shoppers resulted in a shot being fired inside the mall.Security confirmed the mall was on lockdown around 3:40 p.m. Friday.A spokesperson said an argument between two shoppers led to one of them...
    By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week continued in disjointed, discombobulated style for the third day on Friday, veering from the physical to the digital, with an uneasy eye fixed on the economic damage wrought by coronavirus. Some highlights from Friday’s shows of mostly women's collection for Spring-Summer 2021: FRANCESCA...
    MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week continued in disjointed, discombobulated style for the third day on Friday, veering from the physical to the digital, with an uneasy eye fixed on the economic damage wrought by coronavirus. Some highlights from Friday’s shows of mostly women’s collection for Spring-Summer 2021: FRANCESCA LIBERATORE With the luxury...
    The coronavirus lockdown was tough on many people, but having a pet helped lower stress levels, according to new research.  A survey conducted on 6,000 Britons by UK researchers found owning an animal companion boosted mental health and reduced feelings of loneliness.  More than nine in ten participants said their pet helped them cope emotionally...
    Quarantine has made birds more sultry. The coronavirus shutdown has had a huge, unintended but generally positive impact on nature — including, new research has found, making birds sing softer, sweeter and sexier. “When noise levels dropped during the shutdown, their songs actually sounded sexier to other birds in the population,” lead author Dr....
    Quarantine has made birds more sultry. The coronavirus shutdown has had a huge, unintended but generally positive impact on nature — including, new research has found, making birds sing softer, sweeter and sexier. “When noise levels dropped during the shutdown, their songs actually sounded sexier to other birds in the population,” lead author Dr. Elizabeth...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers cannot agree on legislation governing a tightened nationwide lockdown that took effect Friday, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to propose a state of emergency that would halt weekly demonstrations against him. Earlier this week, the Cabinet agreed to tighten the country’s second lockdown in response to a surge in coronavirus...
    Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to a further eight areas of the Spanish capital, which is leading the country’s contagion curve, despite a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown should apply to all the city. Over 850,000 residents in 37 neighborhoods have been...
    MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to a further eight areas of the Spanish capital, which is leading the country’s contagion curve, despite a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown should apply to all the city. Over 850,000 residents in 37 neighborhoods have been confined...
    By Rami Ayyub TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel was set to impose a tighter nationwide COVID-19 lockdown on Friday as critics accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to curb protests against his handling of the health and economic crises. Netanyahu's government decided on Thursday to tighten a three-week lockdown imposed on Sept. 18, but...
    UFC welterweight Jake Matthews joined the army to stay fighting fit during coronavirus lockdown as he prepares for his octagon comeback. The Aussie faces 38-year-old UFC veteran Diego Sanchez on Fight Island this weekend. 5UFC welterweight Jake Matthews joined the army to stay fighting fit during coronavirus lockdown 5Matthews has spent recent months...
    AIRPORT CITY, Israel (AP) — When Dr. Ronni Gamzu, one of Israel’s leading public health experts, was named the country’s coronavirus czar in mid-July, he was hailed as Israel’s best hope for halting a fast-growing number of cases. Two months later, Israel is suffering from one of the world’s worst outbreaks and heading into a...
    AIRPORT CITY – When Dr. Ronni Gamzu, one of Israel’s leading public health experts, was named the country's coronavirus czar in mid-July, he was hailed as Israel's best hope for halting a fast-growing number of cases. Two months later, Israel is suffering from one of the world’s worst outbreaks and heading into a tough new...
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's coronavirus hotspot state of Victoria looks set to lift some tough lockdown restrictions in coming days, after reporting only 14 new cases and eight deaths in the last 24 hours on Friday, further reducing the rate of infections. The two-week average of new infections in the city of Melbourne has dropped...
    The Israeli government sharply tightened its lockdown restrictions for the next two weeks to try to rein in a galloping COVID outbreak, over the objections of the economy’s stewards and the country’s coronavirus czar. Just last week, the government imposed its second lockdown since the pandemic began. With daily new infections surging dramatically, the cabinet voted...