China's Shenzhen bans the eating of cats and dogs after coronavirus (16)
By Reuters News ServiceApril 2, 2020April 2, 20200414 Share0 A stray dog in Wuhan REUTERS/Aly Song The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the new coronavirus. Scientists suspect the coronavirus passed to humans from animals.
Report: US hostage families seek better government support (4)
April 1, 2020 at 9:04 pm Updated April 1, 2020 at 9:17 pm FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo, Diane Foley, mother of journalist James Foley, who was killed by the Islamic State terrorist group in a graphic video released online, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Washington.
NFLPA describes change in CBA language as not "substantive" (4)
By JOHN WAWROW and BARRY WILNERApril 2, 2020 GMT The NFL players' union says changes made to the labor agreement players narrowly approved last month "reflects no substantive difference whatsoever," a claim the lawyers for free-agent safety Eric Reid dispute. The NFLPA added that Reid's claim that the CBA isn't valid is "completely false." Ben Meiselas, who represents Reid, believes the changes regarding filing
Thailand to announce nationwide curfew starting Friday to curb spread of COVID-19 (3)
Asia Thailand to announce nationwide curfew starting Friday to curb spread of COVID-19 02 Apr 2020 05:51PM BANGKOK: Thailand is to announce a nationwide curfew between 10pm and 4am starting Friday (Apr 3) to try to curb the spread of COVID-19, the government said in a statement on Thursday. The curfew will have some exceptions, including for the transport of medical supplies, movement of people into quarantine, patients and travel
Infrastructure often embraced by both parties, to no avail (3)
April 1, 2020 at 9:05 pm Updated April 1, 2020 at 9:17 pm By ALAN FRAM and KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows.
South Korea to allow absentee voting for coronavirus patients in parliamentary elections (3)
South Korea will allow coronavirus patients to vote by mail or as an absentee in this month's parliamentary elections, as campaigning started on Thursday and the country grappled with a steady rise in new infections. Reuters Seoul April 2, 2020 UPDATED: April 2, 2020 09:21 IST A man wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus waits for his flight next to an empty check in booth at Incheon International Airport in
Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day (3)
AFP Updated April 02, 2020 Several governments say Covid-19 is no laughing matter. - Reuters/File TAIPEI: It might have been the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments on Wednesday were warning against virus-themed April Fools' jokes - some even threatening jail. The April 1 tradition sees families, web users and corporations embrace
Taiwanese groups donate face masks to Philippines (2)
04/02/2020 03:40 PM Listen TCAP Supervisor Edison Lin (, third left) and TCAP Vice President Jack Hsieh (, second right) Manila, April 2 (CNA) Two Taiwanese groups in the Philippines have donated urgently needed surgical face masks to the government and a hospital here to help in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. The Taiwanese Compatriot Association in the Philippines (TCAP) handed over
'Never Rarely' captures the obstacles of abortion (3)
April 2, 2020 NEW YORK (AP) - Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn't deciding to have an abortion. It's getting it. "For me, it was about the obstacles.
Taliban Ready to Begin Cease-Fires in Virus-Hit Afghan Areas (2)
The announced followed a United Nations Security Council statement on Afghanistan. By Kathy Gannon for The Diplomat April 02, 2020 Credit: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, FileAdvertisement The Taliban said Wednesday the group was ready to declare a cease-fire in areas of Afghanistan under its control if they are hit by a coronavirus outbreak. The announcement follows a U.N.