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Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 216 new Covid-19 cases and death of man in his 90s

Daniel Andrews says effects of lockdown won’t be reflected for weeks as NSW cases linked to Casula pub

Victoria has recorded another 216 cases of coronavirus and one additional death, a man in his 90s, as the state tries to contain the second wave of the virus that returned Melbourne residents to lockdown.

Thirty of the new cases are linked to known outbreaks and 186 are under investigation, with the state’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, saying it was becoming more difficult to quickly trace the source of new infections.

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Roger Stone: Trump proves his love for 'law and order' doesn't apply to friends | Analysis

Analysis: The president’s commutation of his longtime adviser’s prison sentence was spectacularly unsurprising

The law and order president has decided that a convicted criminal should not go to prison.

It may be mere coincidence that Roger Stone is an old friend and fellow resident of Florida with a shared crush on Richard Nixon.

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Brisbane Christian school found to have discriminated against Cook Islands boy by demanding haircut

Australian Christian College Moreton ordered to apologise to Cyrus Taniela after ‘discrimination on the basis of race’

A private Christian school in Brisbane has been found to have discriminated against a five-year-old Cook Islands boy for threatening to expel him for having long hair, grown for cultural reasons.

The Australian Christian College Moreton was ordered to apologise to Cyrus Taniela after it told his family the boy’s hair must be cut by the start of semester two on Monday, or he would have to leave.

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Paik Sun-yup, major South Korean war hero, dies at 99

Former South Korean army General Paik Sun-yup, who was celebrated as a major war hero for leading troops in several battle victories against North Korean soldiers during the 1950-53 Korean War, has died

Singapore's ruling party PAP cedes ground to opposition in pandemic election

The PAP secured 83 out of 93 seats in parliament. But the main opposition Workers' Party won the other 10, the most ever held by opposition lawmakers, while the PAP's popular vote fell to 61%, down from 70% in 2015.

'It was paternalism': how government support for Melbourne's locked down public housing blocks fell short

Efforts by authorities to meet the needs of residents became adequate and impressive – but three days too late

I am not sure which is the more terrifying: the idea that the premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, had sufficient evidence to justify locking up about 3,000 of my neighbours, or the idea that he didn’t and was doing it anyway.

Last Saturday, shortly after 4pm, Andrews announced that the public housing tenants of Flemington and North Melbourne were to be detained in forced quarantine because of potentially high rates of Covid-19. They would be prohibited from leaving their homes for any reason.

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By Praising Trump, Goya President Angers His Core Latino Market

Robert Unanue said the country was “blessed” to have the president’s leadership. Now, amid calls for a boycott, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. is facing dismay from chefs and home cooks.

Edward Kleinbard, Tax Lawyer Turned Reformer, Dies at 68

After advising multinationals for 30 years, he began teaching and writing, criticizing corporate tax dodging and pressing for higher taxes to combat inequality.

'Shark Tank' star Daymond John on the pivot to the experience model: 'Retail is changing by the day'

Entrepreneur and FUBU CEO Daymond John said the traditional ways of selling products to customers are obsolete.

Rishi Sunak's 'Kickstart' jobs scheme: Back to the future?

What do those who were on Labour's 2009 Future Jobs Fund say about Rish Sunak's "Kickstart" programme?

Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs

The Middle Eastern airline will make more redundancies but says it is 'not as badly off as others'.


Here's what happened to the stock market on Friday

Stocks got a jolt Friday as news about a potential coronavirus treatment increased hope for an economic recovery following the outbreak.

Big Tech went from growth stocks to Wall Street's Treasury bond substitute during the coronavirus

Wall Street flocked into these names because they believe their business models can not only weather this downturn, but thrive in it.

Yes, you can restart unemployment benefits if you're laid off again

Millions of Americans went back to work in May and June. Rising coronavirus caseloads could threaten their jobs again. But there's a silver lining: they can resume their unemployment benefits.

Wearing masks is now the most important thing for the economy, Fed's Kaplan says

"If we all wore a mask, it would substantially mute the transmission of this disease and we would grow faster," he added.

'They scavenged scraps': the Britons rounded up by the Nazis in occupied France

Descendants of the 3,000 British internees and their families recount one of the war’s forgotten episodes

The soldiers and gendarmes came early – so early that some of the people they took were still wearing pyjamas. In the first days of July 1940, barely a week after the armistice, few had been expecting the first Nazi roundup of enemy aliens on French soil.

Aided by lists dutifully drawn up by French mayors, the occupying Germans seized 1,648 men in the départements of the Nord and the Pas de Calais in those initial raids, and the total would go on rising to 3,000 civilians including women and children.

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Coronavirus: Thrifty Germany takes on debt to rescue arts

Germany pours money into the arts as cultural life takes a battering from coronavirus.

Lady A, the singer, is fighting back against Lady A, the group

The singer Lady A is pushing back against a suit from the band Lady A.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith confirm her involvement with August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith "never ever thought that we would make it back."

Katy Perry, Kane Brown and Summer Walker new music highlights

The late Juice WRLD isn't the only one with new music out on Friday.

Eminem slams people who refuse to wear masks in new song with Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi and Eminem released their first collaboration on Friday titled "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady." The song touches on a number of topics, from people refusing to wear masks to police brutality.

Coronavirus: Birmingham Repertory Theatre warns of job losses

Bosses at The Birmingham Rep say 40% of roles could be affected.

Judd Apatow and Gary Gulman get candid about their mental health and coping during the pandemic

Comedian Gary Gulman and filmmaker Judd Apatow, say taking a simple walk outside can do wonders for their mental health.

Fiona Adams, photographer of The Beatles and other rock stars, dies at 84

Her iconic shot of the band leaping in the air was used on the sleeve of their Twist and Shout EP.


An Open Letter on Free Expression Draws a Counterblast

A few days after more than 150 cultural luminaries warned of a growing “intolerant climate,” another group responded with a pointed letter of its own.

Christie’s New Auction Technique: The Global Gavel

The sale on Friday, which started in Hong Kong and included Paris, London and New York, raised $420.9 million.

Marga Richter, Composer in a Male-Dominated Era, Dies at 93

During a career that began in the 1940s and stretched into this century, she often felt she and other women were slighted.

Appeals Court Sends the Case of a Pink $40 Million Diamond to Trial

The diamond, auctioned by Christie’s in 2013, is the subject of an ownership dispute that is making its way through the courts.

Online gaming and online retail are ahead of last year: Seminole Gaming CEO

Jim Allen, Seminole Gaming CEO and Hard Rock International chairman, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss Hard Rock's reopening plans and how they plan to make consumers feel comfortable.

Earl Cameron, Barrier-Breaking British Actor, Is Dead at 102

In the 1950s and ’60s, when Black leading men and women were virtually nonexistent on British screens, he became a star. He continued to make movies into his 90s.

Theater Artists of Color Enumerate Demands for Change

A 29-page document released this week amounts to a call for wholesale restructuring of the system, onstage and backstage, on Broadway and beyond.


Running Past an Olympic Dream

When Kyle Merber’s plans to reach the Tokyo Games were derailed by the pandemic, he realized how much the singular pursuit had been holding him back.

FedEx Made a Demand Dan Snyder Couldn’t Afford to Dismiss

Long a defiant defender of his team’s name, the owner of the Washington football team changed course in short order after FedEx sent a letter threatening to withdraw its sponsorship.

College Football Season Teeters on the Brink

Bit by bit, workouts, programs or seasons are canceled by conferences, throwing into question if it is worth having a season at all in a pandemic.

Turkish Soccer Has Lost Its Way

Tottenham and Arsenal are clinging to their status as members of the Premier League’s Big Six. The pandemic may loosen their grip for good.

For Sale: A Team With a Colorful Financial History

The Mets are up for auction, with Steve Cohen again being mentioned as a front-runner to buy the team.


Grizzly Bears Around Yellowstone Can Stay on Endangered Species List, Court Rules

The decision by a federal appeals court protects about 700 bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from being hunted.

OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.

A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.

A virtual event with eight speakers and one question: Has Covid-19 created a blueprint for combating climate change?

Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

More than six months into the pandemic there’s still a lot we don’t know about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women and babies.

Lockdowns Spared Millions of Animals From Becoming Roadkill, Researchers Say

The number of wild animals killed by vehicle traffic was down as much as 45 percent in Maine and 21 percent in California, according to a U.C. Davis report.


Coronavirus: How can we make post-pandemic cities smarter?

Will the "anthropause" brought on by lockdowns make our cities greener, cleaner and quieter in future?

Huawei: Why the UK might hang up on 5G and broadband kit supplier

The Chinese telecoms equipment provider's fate in the UK is set to be decided within days.

Apple's next iPhone update adds new privacy protections — and you won't be able to miss them

The moves this year are in character for Apple, which has prioritized privacy engineering on a product level and privacy more generally as a key selling point for its products.

‘It Would Be Like Losing a Little Bit of Me’: TikTok Users Respond to Potential U.S. Ban

Gen Z and millennial users have found community on the app, particularly during the last few isolating months. And for some of them, it’s their livelihood.

Sports in a Pandemic Don’t All Stink

Virtual cycling offers lessons for how other sports can appeal to fans leading increasingly digital lives.