Qatar makes COVID-19 app mandatory, experts question efficiency

Qatari public health officials try to quell privacy concerns as contact-tracing app Ehteraz comes into force. Qatar is turning to technology to help contain the coronavirus. Although the country has only seen 23 confirmed deaths to date, its infection rate remains stubbornly high. More than 40.000 people have been infected amid a population of roughly 2.8 million. The new Ehteraz […]

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Bus fuelled by french fry oil proposed to service Kelowna-Osoyoos route

An eco-friendly intercity bus service is hoping B.C.’s passenger transportation board (PTB) will give it the green light to service a new route from Kelowna to Osoyoos, B.C. Mike Hathaway, who owns and operates Mountain Man Mike’s bus service, already offers a weekly intercity bus service from Vancouver to Kaslo and Kaslo to Calgary, with stops at most communities along […]

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U.S. Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

By MARIAM FAM, The Associated Press With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale. Still, she’s determined to bring home holiday cheer amid the coronavirus gloom. Her family can’t go to the mosque, but the 29-year-old New Jersey resident bought new outfits for herself and her daughters. They […]

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E-sports: Arsenal's Aubameyang considering own team after virtual F1 debut

LONDON (REUTERS) – Arsenal’s top-scoring striker and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who raced for McLaren in Sunday’s (May 24) virtual Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, is considering setting up his own e-sports team. The Gabonese is a keen video gamer, and has been getting in plenty of practice during the Covid-19 lockdown with the Premier League out of action. He is […]

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Florida baseball stadium listed on Airbnb for $1,500 a night

Player’s union continues to balk at MLB revenue split for salaries: Gasparino Sources tell FOX Business’ Charlie Gasparino MLB team owners are still confident players will eventually agree to a revenue split despite pushback. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Continue Reading Below Baseball fans looking for a fun way […]

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Ivory Coast army joins Burkina Faso in anti-jihadist operation

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Soldiers from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso conducted their first joint operation against jihadists active near their shared border, killing eight suspected militants and arresting 14 others, Ivory Coast’s army said on Sunday. Burkina Faso and its neighbours Mali and Niger in West Africa’s semi-arid Sahel zone are battling Islamist insurgencies with links to al Qaeda and […]

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Johnson risks party wrath to back aide who crossed UK during lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for driving 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown. Cummings, architect of the 2016 campaign to leave the EU, came under pressure when newspapers reported he had travelled from London to northern […]

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Calgary police seek truck involved in 3 shootings in the past week

Calgary police are searching for a truck that they believe was involved in three separate shootings in the past week, according to a news release issued Sunday. It is a black, early-2000s model, possibly Dodge or Chevrolet pickup truck with a silver toolbox in the back, police said. Shootings On May 18 after 4 a.m., someone fired a shotgun into […]

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US says China's HK national security law could lead to sanctions

Critics say the new law would infringe on Hong Kong’s autonomy and the civil liberties of its residents. China’s proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions and threaten the city’s status as a financial hub, the White House has said. Beijing, meanwhile, warned of a “new Cold War” with the United States, saying the country […]

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UK PM Johnson backs aide Cummings despite calls to resign over lockdown travel

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for travelling 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown. Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, came under pressure when newspapers reported he had travelled from London to […]

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