Britain's Prince Charles paid tribute to the courage shown throughout the Commonwealth in response to coronavirus in a broadcast that will air on Sunday, hours before Prince Harry and Meghan talk about stepping down from royal duties on U.S. television. The prince was joined by other royals, including his elder son and heir Prince William, in talking about the impact of COVID-19 in messages recorded for a programme marking Commonwealth Day dedicated to the countries, mainly from the former British empire, that maintain links with Britain. "The coronavirus pandemic has affected every country of the Commonwealth, cruelly robbing countless people of their lives and livelihoods, disrupting our societies and denying us the human connections which we so dearly cherish," Charles said in the message.
Saracens, four-times Premiership champions and three-times European Cup winners in the last five years, were relegated last season as a punishment for multiple salary cap breaches. Although the majority of their international players were absent, they still fielded a team boasting 165 test caps - including South Africa's World Cup-winning prop Vincent Koch.
An Israeli-Canadian lobbyist hired by Myanmar's junta said on Saturday that the generals are keen to leave politics after their coup and seek to improve relations with the United States and distance themselves from China. Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli military intelligence official who has previously represented Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Sudan's military rulers, said Myanmar's generals also want to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who fled to neighboring Bangladesh. The United Nations says more than 50 demonstrators have been killed since the Feb. 1 coup when the military overthrew and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party won polls in November by a landslide.
Pakistani security forces say they raided militant hideouts in two different operations in former Taliban strongholds in North Waziristan Saturday, killing eight Islamic militants. In a statement, the military said the two intelligence-based operations in Boya and Dosali areas killed three commanders of the Pakistani Taliban, in an exchange of fire with security forces. The military said the slain local Taliban commanders were involved in militant activities against security forces and civilians.
Southampton claimed their first Premier League victory in 10 games as skipper James Ward-Prowse's first-half penalty and a thunderbolt from Che Adams secured a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday. Southampton, league leaders in November, have been dragged into the bottom half of the table due to poor form and injuries, but Ralph Hasenhuettl's 14th-placed side showed their battling qualities in his 100th game in charge. "It's a huge relief," Ward-Prowse said.
A crowd of Trump supporters clashed with counter-protesters in New York City on Friday, March 5, as they gathered to unfurl a large ‘Trump 2024’ banner.This video originally uploaded by Jarrett Robertson shows a large crowd waving the banner and chanting “Trump ’24” before marching through the streets of Manhattan.According to the New York Police Department one officer was injured and taken to hospital “for suspected bleach being thrown in his eyes” while attempting to prevent clashes between “anti-police protesters and pro-Trump protesters”.The police department also said four people were arrested at the protest, including assaults on police officers and weapons possession. Credit: Jarrett Robertson via Storyful
Rangers could be crowned Scottish champions for the first time in 10 years on Sunday after sweeping St Mirren aside 3-0 at Ibrox to move to within a point of the title.
Former President Donald Trump has demanded that three main Republican groups stop using his name and likeness to help raise money, a Trump adviser said on Saturday. The adviser, confirming a report in Politico, said that lawyers for Trump on Friday had sent cease-and-desist letters to the Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Campaign and National Republican Senate Campaign, asking them to stop using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise.
The passenger, an Indian citizen, began to act up soon after take-off, quarrelling with other passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummelling the cockpit's door, said Ivailo Angelov, an official at the National Investigation Agency. His aggressive behaviour prompted the flight's commander to seek an emergency landing in Sofia.
Arsenal's chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League look forlorn after Granit Xhaka's error gifted Burnley a 1-1 draw on Saturday, while Southampton ended a nine-game winless run by beating Sheffield United 2-0.
Andrey Rublev beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) on Saturday to advance to the final in Rotterdam and extend his winning run in ATP 500 events to 19 matches.
Rishabh Pant has transformed himself to emerge as India's new batting hero as they thrashed England to clinch the series 3-1 on Saturday.
RB Leipzig climbed top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 3-0 romp at Freiburg to replace previous leaders Bayern Munich, who later host Dortmund in Germany's 'Klassiker'.
A Dutch artist has launched an installation which he says aims to make public spaces safer by using UV light to kill the virus causing COVID-19.This video shows artist Daan Roosegaarde’s installation, dubbed Urban Sun, on display in Rotterdam.The studio said the project was based on “multiple peer-reviewed journal articles authored by scientists from Columbia University and Hiroshima University” which found coronavirus airborne droplets were killed when exposed to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light.“Research shows that though traditional 254nm UV light is harmful, the new far-UV-C light with a wavelength of 222 nanometers can actually sanitize viruses safely,” the studio said.Roosegaarde hopes to install the lights at festivals in the summer as COVID-19 restrictions ease but said it was not a replacement for a vaccine or government rules, Reuters reported. The actors involved in the project, who are seen in this footage, were tested for the coronavirus before filming and were only exposed to the light for a few minutes at a time, the agency reported.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said UV-C radiation may be effective in inactivating SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but there is “limited published data about the wavelength, dose, and duration of UV-C radiation required” to do so.The administration also warned that there have been “reports of skin and eye burns resulting from improper installation of UV-C lamps.” Credit: Daan Roosegaarde via Storyful
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