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2112年12月1日 星期四

[置頂] 字塾單字Quizlet 總索引

計畫陸續將字塾發表過的單字記憶每五十筆集成一回Quizlet問題集。將該Quizlet問題集與其五十字之記憶法連結並列。每個單字分配惟一序號,可用做學習進度之用,亦便於隨時在做Quizlet背誦時,依該字序號向下點選連結,查閱記憶法。為避免散佚於篇章裡,於此置頂,今後所建之全部Quizlet學習集。希望真正發揮幫助記憶學習單字之初願。

2112年10月11日 星期二

[置頂]1100 words you need to know

薛習在上大一英文時,老師用了一本教材叫做 1100 words you need to know。編排新穎,循序漸進。將1100個單字,分在一年之中,每週的第一至第四天,一天用一篇有趣的文章介紹五個單字,第五天複習(在廿幾年前,已有週休二日的觀念)。可惜當年程度差又不用功,不能成功記憶下來。因此,在薛習有這個創造單字記憶的念頭時,腦中自然浮現這本書來。字塾某段時間,幾乎都是以該書單字為目標,創造記憶法。今將已完成之部分,連結如下。日後當經常更新連結,期許有一日能將1100個單字全數征服。

2020年5月22日 星期五

2020/05/22 網路摘錄新聞標題

2020/05/22 網路摘錄新聞標題

Hong Kong Stocks Tumble on China Crackdown Worries: Live Business Updates
Hong Kong stocks fell by more than 5 percent in Friday trading after Chinese leaders announced their plans to tighten their grip over the territory and to increase ...
------The New York Times

China Moves to Impose Hong Kong Security Law
------video_youtubeBloomberg Politics

China will not set an economic growth target amid 'great uncertainty'
Hong Kong (CNN Business) China will not set a specific target for economic growth this year — a sign of how much uncertainty the coronavirus pandemic has ...
------CNN

China decides not to set a GDP target for 2020 as coronavirus batters the economy
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's remarks Friday are part of China's annual parliamentary meeting, delayed by about two months this year due to the disease ...
------CNBC

The World’s First ‘Incel Terrorism’ Charge
Police in Canada have charged a teenager accused of stabbing a woman to death in a massage parlor not just with murder, but with committing an act of ...
------The Cut

A Canadian teenager has been charged with terrorism inspired by the online 'incel' movement. What is an 'incel?'
A February killing in Canada is being treated as a terroristic act by authorities, who say the teenage suspect was inspired by the incel movement.
------USA TODAY

Trump to pull out of Open Skies Treaty, administration says
President Trump plans on pulling the United States out of the Open Skies Treaty, an agreement among more than 30 countries that allows for those involved to ...
------Fox News

Trump confirms US is withdrawing from another major arms treaty
President Donald Trump confirmed the US will be exiting the Open Skies Treaty, a pact designed to reduce the risk of military miscalculations that could lead to ...
------CNN

Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation
------video_youtubeAl Jazeera English

Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh
The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh. Amphan made ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

Trump loyalist John Ratcliffe confirmed as new US intelligence chief
The US Senate has confirmed John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, installing a Trump loyalist as head of the nation's intelligence agencies.
------The Guardian

Senate confirms Ratcliffe as next director of national intelligence
The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Rep. John Ratcliffe as the next director of national intelligence. Ratcliffe, R-Texas, was approved on a 49-44 vote.
------Fox News

Trump: China is ' desperate' for Biden to win | TheHill
President Trump said in a late-night tweet that China wants presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to win in November so Beijing can ...
------The HillYesterday

Gordon Chang praises Trump's ' corrosive language' against China: 'He’s now becoming much more realistic'
Fox News Asia analyst Gordon Chang told "America's Newsroom" Thursday that President Trump is right to a take harsh tone toward China after previous ...
------Fox News

Report: Mike Pompeo hosted taxpayer-funded 'Madison Dinners' with Republicans, Fox hosts
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hosted about two dozen elite dinners at the State Department funded by taxpayer dollars since 2018, ...
------USA TODAY

Pompeo ordered officials to find a way to justify Saudi arms sale being probed by fired watchdog
Washington (CNN) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed State Department officials to find a way to justify the emergency declaration that he had already ...
------CNN

Palestinian Authority rejects UAE aid sent via Israeli airport
Palestinians say sending medical aid through Tel Aviv is a ' cover for normalisation' of ties with Israel.
------Al Jazeera English

Middle East on edge again ahead of 2020 election, here's why
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday night that he has severed security cooperation agreements with the U.S. and Israel over the Israeli ...
------Fox News

As aircraft carrier heads back to sea after coronavirus outbreak, no guarantees the virus is gone
The Navy has sent an aircraft carrier that was crippled in port for two months with a coronavirus outbreak back to sea, as officials acknowledged that new cases ...
------The Washington Post

Navy's oldest operational warship breaks its days-at-sea record | TheHill
The Navy's oldest operational warship has broken its record for the most days at sea,
------The HillYesterday

Conservatives tout Sweden's hands-off pandemic approach that caused thousands of avoidable deaths
Sweden saw an increase in deaths as it refused to follow other countries' lockdown lead.
------Salon

Sweden is still nowhere near 'herd immunity,' even though it didn't go into lockdown
Sweden has revealed that despite adopting more relaxed measures to control coronavirus, only 7.3% of people in Stockholm had developed the antibodies ...
------CNN

UN envoy says Israel must ' abandon threats of annexation'
------video_youtubeAl Jazeera EnglishYesterday

The Climate 'Hot 10 Songs'
A keen ear could hear the theme of global warming starting to swell in popular music all across the dial in the last two decades as global temperatures started to ...
------The New York Times

The U.S. Relationship With China Is in Trouble. That's a Challenge for Climate Change
The relationship between the U.S. in China is in trouble. That could have a huge impact on the global effort to fight climate change.
------TIME

Social distancing a week earlier could have saved 36,000 American lives, study says
New coronavirus modeling from Columbia University epidemiologists said that by pushing social distancing measures from March 15 back a week earlier, the ...
------The Washington PostYesterday

Study Says Coronavirus Lockdown Delays Led To At Least 36000 More U.S. Deaths | NBC News NOW
------video_youtubeNBC News

China congress: Leaders face unprecedented pressure
------video_youtubeAl Jazeera EnglishYesterday

China Cuts Mingling, Adds Live Streams to Keep Legislative Sessions Coronavirus-Free
After months of struggle, China has gotten most of its economy back on track. Now, it is having to get creative as it stages its most important political meeting of ...
------The Wall Street JournalYesterday

Why the WHO Went From Trusted to Targeted
------video_youtubeBloomberg

Markets fall back as Trump intensifies criticism of China - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news.
------The Guardian

China does not seem to understand independence of Canada's judiciary: Trudeau
OTTAWA (Reuters) - China does not appear to understand that Canada's judiciary is independent, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, taking a rare ...
------Reuters

Eid al Fitr moon sighting: Has the Shawwal moon been sighted in Saudi Arabia? When is Eid?
MUSLIMS around the world are preparing to end the holy month of Ramadan with celebration and feasting in the form of Eid al-Fitr. So when is Eid 2020?
------Express

Global report: Indonesia cases top daily record as Muslim world prepares for 'saddest' Eid
President bans people returning home for festivities to mark end of Ramadan; China abandons GDP target; Trump defies mask plea.
------The Guardian

WHO reports highest daily spike in coronavirus cases - Business Insider
The director-general of the World Health Organization said that almost two-thirds of the new cases were from just four countries.
------Business InsiderYesterday

WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day, worried about poor countries
There were 106000 new cases of new coronavirus infection recorded worldwide in the last 24 hours - the most in a single day yet, the World Health Organization ...
------Reuters AfricaYesterday

Taiwan president says Beijing and Taipei need to find 'a way to coexist'
Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday that China and Taiwan need to find "a way to coexist" and that she is willing to engage in dialogue with ...
------CNBC

Coronavirus: Is Latin America the next epicentre of the pandemic?
Coronavirus cases have been rising sharply in many Latin American countries, causing increasing concern to regional health authorities. Brazil has more than ...
------BBC News

Bolsonaro pushes to reopen Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreak
Brazil recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll on Tuesday: 1,179 fatalities. It was another bleak statistic for the country, which has seen its ...
------Vox.com

World Hits 5 Million Total Covid-19 Cases
The worldwide tally swelled to 5 million confirmed Covid-19 cases Thursday as the number of new cases escalates rapidly in countries like Brazil and Russia, ...
------ForbesYesterday

G-7 leaders cautious as Trump suggests face-to-face summit
President Trump said Thursday he would “probably” host the Group of Seven summit at the White House in June, two months after canceling the annual ...
------The Washington Post

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker
With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United ...
------The New York Times

Grave consequences': Turkey warns Libya's Haftar against attacks
Ankara warns renegade commander's LNA against attacks on its Libya interests after Turkey-backed GNA makes advances.
------Al Jazeera EnglishYesterday

Dennis Rodman reveals Kim Jong Un clue that indicates 'something is wrong'
Dennis Rodman has revealed that the world will know "something is wrong" with Kim Jong Un — if the despot's sister starts getting face time on TV.
------New York PostYesterday

North Korea's Kim Keeps Low Public Profile in May: Analysts
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an unusually small number of public appearances in the past two months, once again going ...
------U.S. News & World Report

New Nepal map heightens land dispute with India
Nepal releases new map that includes strategically important territory it disputes with India, which rejects the move.
------Al Jazeera EnglishYesterday

Venezuela's military to escort Iranian tankers bringing petrol
The Venezuelan military will escort Iranian tankers delivering much-needed petrol to the country to prevent any attempt by the US to stop them. Five vessels are ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

New Zealand's Prime Minister Touts 4-Day Week To Boost Domestic Tourism
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has floated the idea of a four-day work week to encourage domestic travel in the wake of the country's coronavirus ...
------NPR

China Abandons Numerical GDP Target on ‘Great Uncertainty’
China has abandoned its usual practice of setting a numerical target for economic growth this year due to the turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, ...
------Bloomberg

Rare online outrage in Japan forces Abe to delay controversial bill
Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan. Street protests tend to be tame and some are led by the elderly. Government supporters have swamped online ...
------ReutersYesterday

In Blow to Japan's Abe, Tokyo Top Prosecutor Set to Resign: Media
TOKYO — Tokyo's top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, the justice minister said, in another blow to ...
------The New York TimesYesterday

U.S. flies coronavirus aid to Russia where cases are climbing
A U.S. Air Force plane delivered a first batch of medical aid including 50 ventilators to Russia on Thursday to help it cope with a rising number of coronavirus ...
------ReutersYesterday

Wuhan bans eating wild animals as coronavirus drives a crackdown in China
Beijing — The city at the center of the coronavirus crisis has banned the eating of wild animals and Chinese farmers are being offered cash to quit breeding ...
------CBS NewsYesterday

Coronavirus: As Wuhan bans the sale of bat meat, has COVID-19 finally killed China's wildlife trade?
------video_youtubeThe Sun

In Asia, children are going back to school. But education in the time of coronavirus is not without difficulties
For the first time in more than three months, South Korean high school students are back in the classroom.
------CNNYesterday

South Korea Makes First Foreigner Arrest Over Quarantine Violation
South Korean police arrested a foreign national for violating the country's mandated 14-day quarantine rules for the first time on Thursday, amid fears of a ...
------The New York TimesYesterday

Trump doesn't read his intelligence reports, but looks at the graphs, charts, and tables - Business Insider
During intelligence briefings, the President Donald Trump reportedly veers off-topic, pivots to gossip, or stops listening if he's told he's wrong.
------Business Insider

Intelligence agencies have hired outside consultants to improve communication with Trump: report | TheHill
U.S. intelligence agencies have hired outside consultants to study how to better communicate information to President Trump · Donald John TrumpTrump taps ...
------The Hill

Sen. Chuck Schumer Discusses Racial, Ethnic, Social Disparities Amid Coronavirus Pandemic | The View
------video_youtubeThe View

Schumer compares Mitch McConnell to Herbert Hoover, calls Obamagate a ' discredited conspiracy theory'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized his Republican colleagues on Thursday, claiming they were wrong to focus on Obamagate, which he ...
------Fox News

Coronavirus in South Africa: Two-day-old baby dies
A two-day-old baby has died with coronavirus in South Africa - one of the world's youngest victims of the virus. The mother had tested positive for Covid-19 and ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

As Saudi Official Hid Abroad, His Family Became a Target at Home
Saad Aljabri knows “where the bodies are buried.” Now Saudi authorities are arresting his relatives to force him to return to the kingdom, his son says.
------The New York Times

Arms control experts concerned by Saudi nuclear reactor push
Satellite images show work progressing on Saudi reactor even though international IAEA inspectors are still frozen out.
------Aljazeera.com

Coronavirus: Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov 'flown to Moscow hospital'
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has been taken to hospital with suspected coronavirus, Russian media report. He was flown to Moscow on Wednesday for ...
------BBC News

Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov 'hospitalised with suspected Covid-19'
Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman leader of Chechnya, is in hospital in Moscow with coronavirus symptoms, Russian state news agencies said late on Thursday.
------The Guardian

Greece prepares to reopen its doors to international tourists
------video_youtubeABC NewsYesterday

Greece to reopen to tourists on June 15
Athens, Greece (CNN) — Greece has brought forward its planned reopening to tourists to June 15 as pressure mounts on European destinations to roll back ...
------CNNYesterday

Senate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation | TheHill
Republicans on the Foreign Relations Committee voted to advance President Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for Global Media.The committee voted ...
------The Hill

This new coronavirus test will give on-the-spot results within 20 minutes
A new rapid test that tells users whether they have contracted the coronavirus within 20 minutes is being tested in the U.K. ...
------MarketWatch

UK to roll out 10m COVID-19 antibody tests starting next week
------video_youtubeSky News

Biden Leaked Ukraine Calls Were Released As Part of a Russian ' Special Operation,' Ex-President Claims
Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has claimed Russia is behind leaked recordings of him allegedly speaking with former Vice President Joe Biden, ...
------NewsweekYesterday

Ukraine’s President Finally Delivers Favor Trump Was Impeached Over
A very, very long time ago, the House of Representatives impeached President Trump for abusing his power by pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation ...
------New York Magazine

Israel PM Netanyahu warns Iranian leader for posting anti-Israel screed
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a stern warning to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who accused Jerusalem on Twitter of ...
------New York PostYesterday

UK's COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike
Britain's system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire on Thursday as it grappled with the development of a tracking app and health workers ...
------ReutersYesterday

Coronavirus: Time short on test, track and trace - NHS leaders
Time is running out to finalise a test, track and trace strategy to avoid a possible second surge in coronavirus cases, NHS bosses have said. The NHS ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

Trump seizes a new cudgel to bash China: Taiwan
As Taiwan's president was inaugurated for a second term this week, Trump administration officials had some choices to make: How do they congratulate her?
------POLITICO

IOPC: evidence of relationship between Boris Johnson and Jennifer Arcuri - Business Insider
The UK prime minister was accused of misusing his office to place the tech entrepreneur and former model on foreign trips.
------Business InsiderYesterday

Boris Johnson will not face criminal investigation over Jennifer Arcuri
Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London. The Independent ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

Where's Brexit at? The UK left the EU months ago but both sides are still at loggerheads
The U.K. and the EU have many differences yet to overcome as they try to get a new trade deal by the end of the year — a political hot potato that could bring ...
------CNBC

Brexit Tension Flares, Increasing Risk of No Trade Deal
------video_youtubeBloomberg PoliticsYesterday

2020年5月13日 星期三

boatload

boatload
['bəʊtləʊd; ˈbotˌlod] (發音來源)
一船之載貨 [載客] 量

load

load
[lod; loud] (發音來源)


boat

boat
[bot; bout] (發音來源)
小船

oat

oat
[əʊt; ot] (發音來源)
燕麥

parade

parade
[pə`red; pə'reid] (發音來源)
遊行...把〔囚犯〕示衆

funeral

funeral
[`fjunərəl; 'fju:nərəl] (發音來源)
葬禮

[root] funer

funer


2020/05/13 網路摘錄新聞標題

2020/05/13 網路摘錄新聞標題

Coronavirus: China’s new army of tough-talking diplomats
How Beijing is mounting an aggressive campaign to defend its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
------BBC News

Coronavirus: How is China faring post- lockdown? | The Stream
------video_youtubeAl Jazeera EnglishYesterday

Pompeo condemns ' horrific terrorist attacks' in Afghanistan, calls hospital raid that killed 13 'act of she...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned two separate attacks on a hospital and funeral, respectively, in Afghanistan Tuesday and called on both the Afghani ...
------Fox News

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul hospital
------video_youtubeAl Jazeera EnglishYesterday

South Korea Delays Reopening Schools As Coronavirus Cases Resurge
South Korea has delayed reopening schools another week as dozens of new coronavirus cases linked to nightclubs in Seoul continue to emerge daily. Since a ...
------NPR

Virus outbreak linked to Seoul clubs popular with LGBT community stokes homophobia
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) A cluster of coronavirus cases connected to clubs frequented by South Korea's gay community has sparked an outpouring of hate ...
------CNNYesterday

Spokesman For Russian President Putin Hospitalized With Coronavirus | NBC Nightly News
------video_youtubeNBC News

Coronavirus: Russia now has second highest virus case total
Russia has confirmed 232,000 cases of coronavirus - the second highest toll in the world after the US. In the last 24 hours the country has reported 10,899 ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

China suspends Australian beef imports as public spat over coronavirus origin heats up
China has backed up its threat of economic retaliation against Australia, suspending beef imports from four of the country's largest meat processors as ties ...
------Fox News

Australian Meat Industry Council: Chinese Consumers Want Our Beef
Patrick Hutchinson, chief executive officer of the Australian Meat Industry Council, talks about China's decision to suspend meat imports from four Australian ...
------Bloomberg

Arrest Made In 1988 Hate Crime Killing Of Gay American At Australian Cliff
Scott Johnson, 27, appears to have been forced off the cliff, which was known as a meetup place for gay men. By Nina Golgowski. 05/12/2020 05:24 PM ET.
------HuffPost

Arrest in Australia in cold case murder of Massachusetts man
------video_youtubeWCVB Channel

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Congress reopening risks more outbreaks and backfires on local economies
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Congress that some states are prematurely reopening businesses, risking additional outbreaks and deaths, particularly among the ...
------CNBC

Dr. Anthony Fauci, explained
------video_youtubeVoxYesterday

Carbon emissions in India are down for the first time in four decades
Carbon emissions in India have fallen for the first time in nearly 40 years, in large part due to the country's coronavirus lockdown. The data reflects an ongoing ...
------CBS News

In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich
A Palestinian surgeon, a Jewish patient, a Nazi medical text — and an unlikely bond.
------The New York Times

Coronavirus: CSU to have mainly online classes in fall 2020
The 23-campus California State University system plans to all but cancel in-person classes in the fall and instead will offer instruction primarily online, ...
------Los Angeles Times

Coronavirus: Cal State University system moves toward virtual learning for Fall 2020
The California State University system is among the first and the largest in the nation to make definitive plans for the next academic year.
------The Mercury News

India's Modi announces $270bn coronavirus package: Live updates
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils a massive economic stimulus plan worth 10 percent of the country's GDP.
------Al Jazeera English

Modi Announces $260 Billion Coronavirus Rescue Package for India
NEW DELHI — In a televised address Tuesday night, India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced an economic rescue package of more than $260 billion ...
------The New York Times

After A Spike In Infections, Lebanon Reimposes Strict Orders To Stay At Home
The Middle Eastern country had relatively few cases and had relaxed its shutdown.
------NPR

Coronavirus: Lebanon imposes 'total' shutdown as cases increase
Lebanon has imposed a "total" shutdown after experiencing a resurgence in reported coronavirus cases. The curfew will start on the evening of 13 May and stay ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

How Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps Work | WSJ
------video_youtubeWall Street Journal

Delaware to hire 200 contact tracers as part of plan to combat COVID-19
Approximately 200 Delaware residents will be hired as COVID-19 contact tracers, Governor John Carney announce Tuesday.
------

Israeli soldier killed during raid in occupied West Bank
In separate incident, Israeli security forces shoot and wound a Palestinian after an alleged stabbing attack.
------Al Jazeera English

Israel’s Netanyahu, armed with a new mandate, sets his sights on West Bank annexation
JERUSALEM — Israel's new government, which will be sworn in Thursday, could soon confront renewed political upheaval over Prime Minister Benjamin ...
------The Washington Post

Some Brazilian cities suddenly lock down as coronavirus cases surge
Brazilian state and city governments are moving ahead with mandatory lockdowns in defiance of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly downplayed the ...
------Fox News

As Brazil’s challenges multiply, Bolsonaro’s fans call for a military takeover
RIO DE JANEIRO — Flipping through the news several weeks ago, Carlos de Lima Belucio grew alarmed. People were panicking over a strange new disease.
------The Washington PostYesterday

Coronavirus Outbreak in Latin America Now Rivals Europe’s. But Its Options Are Worse.
An analysis by The New York Times found some cities in Latin America have seen spikes in fatalities that match the worst of the pandemic elsewhere.
------The New York Times

Fire in Russian hospital kills 5 coronavirus patients; ventilator could be to blame
A fire that broke out in an intensive care ward in a hospital in St. Petersburg in Russia has killed five people with Covid-19, according to Russian media reports.
------CNBCYesterday

Ventilator fire kills five coronavirus patients in Russia - media
------video_youtubeReutersYesterday

Trump administration touts coronavirus response as the pandemic continues
------video_youtubeWashington PostYesterday

Can the Democrats Avoid Trump’s China Trap?
Before the pandemic, before the Great Recession, before proliferating hurricanes and fires, the United States began a global war on terrorism. Its leaders fixated ...
------The New York Times

Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: How Is It Being Developed? When Will It Be Ready? : Goats and Soda
The race is on. What will it take to develop, test and distribute a safe and effective vaccine?
------NPR

Chinese hackers try to steal COVID-19 vaccine research
------video_youtubeCBS Evening NewsYesterday

China announces new tariff waivers for some U.S. imports
BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 U.S. products eligible for waivers from retaliatory tariffs imposed at the height of the bilateral ...
------ReutersYesterday

COVID-19 Could Turn India Into a Surveillance State
This article is part of Privacy in the Pandemic, a Future Tense series. In India, the COVID-19 crisis is turning out to be the perfect excuse for the government to ...
------SlateYesterday

Coronavirus: Railways Makes Installing Aarogya Setu Mobile App "Mandatory" For Travel
The Indian Railways, which had on Monday "advised" the passengers availing the special trains that started operating on Tuesday to install the government's ...
------NDTVYesterday

Iran holds funeral for sailors killed in friendly fire incident
Relatives of 19 soldiers killed in Gulf of Oman naval exercise accident attend ceremony in Chahbahar.
------Al Jazeera EnglishYesterday

Iran navy 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors
------video_youtubeReutersYesterday

UK coronavirus furlough scheme extended by four months
Some 7.5 million people are now covered by the scheme, which will continue to pay workers on leave due to the coronavirus crisis until the end of October.
------CNBCYesterday

Coronavirus: scheme paying millions of workers' wages extended to October - BBC News
------video_youtubeBBC News

Chinese investment in US drops to lowest level since 2009
China's direct investment in the United States fell last year to its lowest level since the Great Recession.
------USA TODAY

Taiwan set to be iced out of annual WHO assembly after Chinese objections
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Taiwan looks likely to be again excluded from an upcoming annual ...
------Fox News

New Zealand backs Taiwan joining the WHO despite China rebuke
Foreign minister says 'we have to stand up for ourselves' after Beijing protests against calls for Taiwan to join the WHO as an observer.
------The GuardianYesterday

Coronavirus: The lost six weeks when US failed to contain outbreak - BBC News
------video_youtubeBBC NewsYesterday

Signs of strength during COVID-19 pandemic | ABC NEWS PRIME
------video_youtubeABC NewsYesterday

Venezuela detains 40 suspects after failed Maduro ' kidnap attempt'
Nicolás Maduro's security forces have continued their roundup of alleged participants in last week's botched attempt to capture him, with the arrest of three ...
------The GuardianYesterday

China Threatens Retaliation Over New U.S. Visa Restrictions for Chinese Reporters
The Chinese foreign ministry has rejected new U.S. rules for Chinese journalists, introduced last week, as an attempt to suppress Beijing-backed media ...
------Newsweek

China threatens to retaliate as DHS tightens guidelines for Chinese journalists to enter
A monthslong war of words between the United States and China escalated Monday after the Chinese government threatened to limit severely American ...
------Washington ExaminerYesterday

Liz Cheney says Communist China spread virus on purpose
Rep. Liz Cheney said today that China made a strategic decision to spread the coronavirus to make sure the world, not just Beijing, suffered economic hardship.
------The Washington TImesYesterday

Germany's shock court ruling against the ECB challenges the stability of the euro zone
The stability of the euro zone is once again under scrutiny after the German Constitutional Court issued a decision last week that surprised financial markets and ...
------CNBCYesterday

German Ruling on ECB Will Focus Minds on European Integration: Greece's Stournaras
A legal wrangle over the European Central Bank's bond-purchasing programme will help focus minds on the need for closer European integration, Greek central ...
------The New York Times

15 retailers selling stylish face masks — and if they’re actually good
Many retailers have started producing their own masks, including Anthropologie, Casetify, and Disney.
------USA TODAY

How to make a no-sew, government-approved cloth face mask | Coronavirus
------video_youtubeThe TelegraphYesterday

Russia slams U.S. assertion at U.N. that it remains party to Iran nuclear deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russia's U.N. ambassador slammed the United States on Tuesday as “ ridiculous” for arguing it was still a member of the Iran nuclear ...
------Reuters.com

Princeton names Nicholas Johnson as first black valedictorian in its 274-year history
Princeton has named its first black valedictorian in the school's history. Nicholas Johnson, whose academic concentration was in operations research and ...
------CBS NewsYesterday

Nicholas Johnson, Princeton's first black valedictorian, receives congratulations from alum Michelle Obama | TheHill
Former first lady Michelle Obama showered praise on 22-year-old Nicholas Johnson this week after it was revealed that he had been named the first black ...
------The Hill

Sweden Revises Covid Strategy After Deaths of Elderly Spiral
Sweden will adjust a key corner of its strategy for dealing with Covid-19, after the death rate at care homes spiraled out of control.
------BloombergYesterday

Sweden's COVID-19 strategy leads to higher fatality rate than U.S.
------video_youtubeCBS Evening News

Mexico sends US note over 'Fast and Furious' Obama-era gun-running scheme
Mexico's foreign minister announced in a video posted on Twitter that he sent a note to the US Embassy asking for answers about an ill-fated gun-running ...
------New York PostYesterday

Mexico's president orders troops to fight crime for another 4 years - Business Insider
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday ordered the military to continue doing public security tasks for another four years.
------Business Insider

France reopens after 2 months of strict lockdown
------video_youtubeABC News

People return to work after eight weeks of lockdown in France
France has ended its lockdown, with people allowed to return to shops and work, but cafes and restaurants remain closed.
------Aljazeera.comYesterday

Pope to celebrate Mass for JPII centenary on 18 May, cease live-broadcast of daily Mass
On Monday, 18 May, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II for the 100th anniversary of his birth. As of that date, the ...
------Vatican News

Pope to stop livestreaming daily Mass amid Italy’s coronavirus recovery
On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that with public Masses set to resume in Italy this weekend as coronavirus restrictions ease, Pope Francis's daily Masses at ...
------Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Several Surfers Are Found Dead in the Netherlands
At least five bodies were found or seen in the foamy waters off the beach resort of Scheveningen, a district of The Hague.
------The New York TimesYesterday

Five surfers drown in the Netherlands after getting into 'avalanche-like' sea foam during storm
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Five experienced surfers drowned after going out for a session in ...
------Fox News

Coronavirus: Germany not alarmed by infection rate rise
The scientific body advising the German government on coronavirus says it is not concerned that the virus reproduction rate - the R rate - has been above one ...
------BBC News

Germany’s ‘R-Naught’: Are Three Days Over 1.0 Cause for Worry?
Chancellor Angela Merkel last month made 1.0 sound like a line in the sand for the country's R0 variable. But that has changed, along with the circumstances.
------The New York Times

Exclusive: CIA Believes China Tried to Stop WHO Declaring Public Emergency
The CIA believes China tried to prevent the World Health Organization from sounding the alarm on the coronavirus outbreak in January — a time when Beijing ...
------Newsweek

UN says 7 or 8 'top' candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine exist
The World Health Organization chief said Monday there are around seven or eight “top” candidates for a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus and work on ...
------New York PostYesterday

Dennis Rodman describes wild night of 'hotties and vodka' with Kim Jong Un
Rodman, now 58, went to Pyongyang in 2013 on a trip with the Harlem Globetrotters and "dignitaries," he said on ex-boxer Mike Tyson's HotBoxin' podcast last ...
------New York Post

Kim Jong Un ‘Probably Doing Well’ After Absence, O’Brien Says
The U.S. national security advisor said recent photos of Kim Jong Un after an unexplained absence suggest the North Korean leader is likely “doing well” even if ...
------Bloomberg

Coronavirus: 11 questions about Covid-19 we still can’t answer
When speaking to experts about the coronavirus pandemic, there's one answer I've had to get very comfortable with: “I don't know.” There are some things we ...
------Vox.comYesterday

Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Nursing Homes, Death Toll And Summer Travel
On this broadcast of The National Conversation, a doctor answers your questions about COVID-19 in nursing homes. We'll also answer your questions about the ...
------NPR

Woman wears hat with 3-foot sign to maintain social distance in Paris
A young woman proved truly aloof as she walked through Paris Monday -- with a 3-foot sign sticking out of her hat to keep people away.
------New York Post

American health care workers receive counterfeit N95 masks from China, AP investigation finds
Counterfeit N95 masks are making their way into the U.S. health care system and into the hands of those working on the front lines to fight coronavirus, despite ...
------Fox News

Turkey Strains to Ward Off Currency Crisis as Pandemic Weighs on Economy
The coronavirus pandemic threatens to push Turkey into a full-blown balance-of-payments crisis, leaving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing one of the ...
------The Wall Street Journal

Turkey's Erdogan Imposes Four-Day Lockdown From Saturday
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a lockdown would be imposed starting on Saturday and ending after Tuesday, May 19, which is a ...
------The New York TimesYesterday

Trump 'not interested' in reopening U.S.-China trade deal after report of Beijing discontent
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he opposed renegotiating the U.S.-China "Phase 1" trade deal after a Chinese state-run newspaper reported ...
------Reuters.comYesterday

Trump is falsely claiming coronavirus numbers are 'going down almost everywhere' — here's the truth
Donald Trump falsely claimed the numbers surrounding coronavirus cases in the United States were “going down almost everywhere” in a tweet on Monday ...
------The IndependentYesterday

Watch President Trump End News Conference After Being Challenged on Virus Testing
------video_youtubeBloomberg PoliticsYesterday

Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports a record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents
Lives have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic because of the World Health Organization's (WHO) exclusion of Taiwan and refusal to allow it to share best ...
------The Guardian

He Was a Science Star. Then He Promoted a Questionable Cure for Covid-19.
When diagnosing the ills afflicting modern science, an entertainment that, along with the disparagement of his critics and fellow researchers, he counts among ...
------The New York TimesYesterday

The battle for Libya's al-Watiya airbase explained
As Haftar's air raids end, analysts say the installation could be used as a forward base by GNA ally Turkey.
------Al Jazeera English

Turkey Says UAE Spreading Chaos in Middle East
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, ...
------U.S. News & World ReportYesterday

Spanish woman, 113, beats coronavirus, got ' bored' in isolation, report says
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A 113-year-old woman in Spain has reportedly made a full recovery ...
------Fox News

Maria Branyas: 'Oldest woman in Spain' beats coronavirus at 113
Maria Branyas recovers after weeks in isolation, having experienced only mild symptoms.
------BBC News

Trump-fueled suspicion of Wuhan lab ensnares New York nonprofit researching bat coronaviruses
EcoHealth Alliance received millions of dollars from the U.S. government to research bat coronaviruses with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Some of the funding ...
------The Washington PostYesterday

We’re All Casualties of Trump’s War on Coronavirus Science
In 2004, “60 Minutes” aired a segment on what it called “virus hunters,” scientists searching for bugs that can leap from animals to humans and cause pandemics ...
------The New York TimesYesterday

Where is the coronavirus in N.J.? Latest map, update on county-by-county cases. (May 12, 2020)
Here's the latest town-by-town information on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state.
------NJ.comYesterday

Coronavirus: How South Korea 'crushed' the curve - BBC News
------video_youtubeBBC News

UK PM Boris Johnson's 'stay alert' coronavirus campaign sparks countless memes
The U.K. government's new "stay alert" coronavirus safety campaign is being mocked on social media. When Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new ...
------CNBCYesterday

Brazil launches military operations to protect Amazon rainforest
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil deployed thousands of soldiers to protect the Amazon rainforest on Monday, taking precautions to avoid spreading the novel ...
------ReutersYesterday

UK railway worker dies of coronavirus after being spat on by infected traveler
A railway worker in the United Kingdom died of the novel coronavirus after likely being infected with it by an ill traveler who allegedly spat on her, the union of ...
------Fox News

UK railway ticket office worker dies from Covid-19 after being spat on
A British railway ticket office worker has died from Covid-19 after being spat on while she was working at Victoria station in central London.
------CNNYesterday

Fact check: The coronavirus pandemic isn’t slowing climate change
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most global activity, a consequent crash in global carbon emissions has been widely reported. While analysts ...
------USA TODAY

Global carbon dioxide levels at record high despite coronavirus lockdown
Global carbon dioxide levels have hit a record high despite reports of localised improvements in air quality due to the coronavirus lockdown, according to reports ...
------The IndependentYesterday

Saudi Arabia to enforce nationwide 24-hour curfew for Eid holiday
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will enforce a 24-hour curfew across the kingdom during a 5-day holiday to celebrate Muslim Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of ...
------Reuters

Spain to impose 14-day quarantine for international arrivals
Spain will implement a 14-day mandatory quarantine for travelers arriving from overseas starting Friday, according to a decree from the country's health ministry.
------CNNYesterday

GOP senators introduce bill permitting Trump to sanction China over failure to cooperate on COVID-19 | TheHill
Republican senators introduced a bill Tuesday allowing President Trump to sanction China over its refusal to cooperate on investigations into the origins of the ...
------The Hill

Czech media name Russian diplomat in 'poison plot' row
Russia's embassy in Prague has asked for police protection for one of its diplomats, who has been named by Czech media amid allegations of a plot to poison ...
------BBC NewsYesterday

Guaido advisers quit following bungled Venezuela raid
Opposition leader Juan Guaido has denied any involvement in the attempte raid aimed at toppling Nicolas Maduro.
------Al Jazeera EnglishYesterday

The failed Venezuela coup attempt that led to 2 Americans being captured, explained
Jordan Goudreau, a former US Army Green Beret, led a failed coup attempt against Nicolás Maduro in partnership with Venezuela's opposition.
------Vox.comYesterday

Teen driver caught speeding at 191 mph in his father's car
"This is the fastest speed that I've ever heard of," a police officer said.
------CBS News

Breaking the Ramadan Fast in Quarantine
The evening meal is usually a time for community, but this year, Muslims have to adapt.
------The New York Times

Combating hate amid a pandemic: How a Ramadan tradition is building bridges in the US
As Muslims observe a Ramadan like no other amid the coronavirus pandemic, Muslim leaders and civil rights organizations in the United States are turning to ...
------ABC NewsYesterday

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