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Colombia parted ways with coach Carlos Queiroz on Tuesday, less than three weeks after his side slumped to two consecutive defeats in their qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Colombia lost 3-0 at home to Uruguay on Nov. 13 and were beaten 6-1 away at Ecuador four days later, their heaviest qualifying loss since 1977. The results left the South American side seventh in the 10-team qualification table, with the top four qualifying automatically for Qatar.
Joining more than 30 countries, New Zealand on Wednesday took the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency. The government also launched a new initiative requiring many public agencies to become carbon neutral by 2025, in part by getting rid of coal boilers and buying electric cars. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the government usually declares emergencies only for things like natural disasters, but that if it doesn't address climate change, such disasters will continue to happen.
A ministry statement, which did not name the person who returned a positive test, said the team is not allowed to train until the Canterbury health officials are satisfied that any training activities are unlikely to result in transmission of COVID-19. Two of the eight confirmed cases for COVID-19 have been deemed "historic" and not infectious, with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) saying those players are in isolation in the facility as the other members of the squad who have tested negative. The PCB, which has not identified those who tested positive, said all those who return negative tests are expected to be able to train in managed isolation.
China's landing this week of a probe on the Moon -- the first attempt by any nation to retrieve lunar samples in four decades -- underlined just how far the country has come in achieving its space dream.
The coronavirus pandemic triggered a historic global economic shock that required determined government initiative to confront it, while reinforcing China and big US tech companies.
Defending champions Flamengo were knocked out the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday on a night of excitement and red cards which included a second half of 67 minutes in the tie between Santos and Liga Deportiva Universitaria of Quito. The officials added on six minutes at the end of the Santos game but as that time drew to a close clashes ensued that led the referee to send off three players – one from the Brazilian side and two from the Ecuadorans. When the Argentine referee finally blew his whistle 67 minutes had elapsed and Santos, who lost 1-0 on the night, went through on away goals.
Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the "perfect storm" driving a spike in online child sex abuse around the world, activists and police say.
Asian markets were mixed Wednesday after the previous strong run-up, with profit-taking playing against vaccine prospects and renewed hopes for a fresh US stimulus.
In a corner of the campus at Riga Technical University, a team of scientists is working on technology that could one day stop asteroids from smashing into Earth.
President Donald Trump teased running again for president in 2024 as he hosted a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening. “It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump told the crowd, which included many Republican National Committee members. The video of Trump's appearance was streamed live on Facebook by one attendee, Pam Pollard, who is national committeewoman for the Oklahoma GOP.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — A medical clinic here is offering the Covid-19 antigen rapid tests for just RM60 as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative. Laurent Bleu Medical...
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The West Indies relished the freedom to be out-and-about in Covid-free New Zealand on the eve of the first Test in Hamilton Wednesday, but said the pressure was on to be fully focused once the match starts.
2020 was a year turned upside-down by the novel coronavirus. But with the prospect of several vaccines coming online and less stringent restrictions, experts say it's possible 2021 will return to a semblance of normality.
The Debenhams website has been overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of shoppers searching for bargains after the chain collapsed. More than 925,000 people were forced to wait to enter the website after a queue system was triggered due to “exceptional demand,” the department store said. The chain is launching a 70 per cent off pre-Christmas “fire sale” clearance in what is expected to be the last ever sale across its remaining 124 stores.
The Trump administration late on Tuesday released the names of more than 10 million businesses and individuals that took pandemic aid, providing more transparency for the programs which officials say have been plagued by fraud and abuse. The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) were forced to release the information on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) after a federal judge last month sided with a challenge brought by news organizations seeking the data under the Freedom of Information Act. The two programs were the primary means by which the federal government assisted small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Trump administration from the outset had resisted providing full transparency on who got the cash.
Here are five things we learnt about veteran journalist Bertha Henson during her appearance on Yahoo News Singapore's "On The Mic" podcast.
The captain of a dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast in 2019, killing 34 people in one of the state's deadliest maritime disasters, was indicted on Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges, U.S. prosecutors said. Each of the 34 seaman's manslaughter counts returned against Jerry Nehl Boylan, 67, of Santa Barbara, carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if he is convicted, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. The indictment accuses Boylan of causing the deaths of the 33 passengers and one crew member who perished in the Labor Day weekend boat fire by way of "his misconduct, negligence, and inattention to his duties," the prosecutors' statement said.