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WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus

World Aug 10, 2020

WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus

There is a "vast global gap" between funds needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and funds committed, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, and the WHO was only "10 percent of the way" there. More than 19.92 million people have been ...

Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship's oil spill

World Aug 10, 2020

Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship's oil spill

Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their pristine Indian Ocean beaches. The MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company and operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Line, ...

China sanctions 11 Americans in retaliation for U.S. move

Asia Pacific Aug 10, 2020

China sanctions 11 Americans in retaliation for U.S. move

China on Monday sanctioned 11 Americans, including Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for similar U.S. moves prompted by Beijing's crackdown in Hong Kong. Washington last week accused 11 officials of suppressing "freedom and democratic processes" in Hong Kong, including city leader Carrie ...

Japan gas stations struggle as coronavirus saps demand

Business Aug 10, 2020

Japan gas stations struggle as coronavirus saps demand

Gas stations in tourist areas in Japan are having a tough time this summer holiday season, including the Bon period, when sales of gasoline are particularly high in normal years, as the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus is sapping demand for long-distance car ...

Zion Williamson's's rookie year will end without postseason berth

NBA Aug 10, 2020

Zion Williamson's's rookie year will end without postseason berth

Zion Williamson’s rookie season is ending without a playoff berth. It’s not an uncommon stop on the NBA learning curve. Even for No. 1 draft picks, like Williamson was a year ago, winning takes time. The last player to go from being the top overall selection ...