World-champion snowboarder Pullin dies – reports

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alex Pullin is a two-time world champion snowboarder Two-time world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin has died while spearfishing in his native Australia, local media says. Pullin, 32, was found unresponsive at a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Wednesday, according to reports by multiple outlets. He was treated by … Read more

The US is about to reach 3 million coronavirus cases. Here’s what happened in the days leading up to it

It has overwhelmed hospitals within a few days, forced people to re-imagine their holiday celebrations and fueled a debate over school reopenings. Now, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is nearing 3 million. While the future of the pandemic in the US is still unclear, here’s what has happened in the last few days. Attendees … Read more

Sunak’s £2bn jobs fund and ‘shock’ Depp claims

Image caption Many of the front pages preview the chancellor’s summer statement. The Times says Rishi Sunak will announce a £2bn work placement scheme, paying the wages of young people for six months to “kickstart” their careers and ensure they do not “bear the brunt” of the economic crisis. Image caption Companies will be able … Read more

56 Florida hospital ICUs have hit capacity

Lines of Healthcare professionals are seen entering the North Melbourne Public Housing tower complex on July 8, in Melbourne. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images The Australian state of Victoria recorded 134 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 2,942, Premier Daniel Andrews announced Wednesday.  Among the new cases, 123 … Read more

International students should leave US or take measures if online classes held: State Dept

WASHINGTON DC: Students currently in the United States enrolled in online programmes must depart the country or take other measures, such as in-person instruction to remain lawfully in the US. If not, they may face immigration consequences, including visa processing or travel restrictions, the Department of State said in response to new federal guidance on … Read more

‘The anxiety is so high’: Going back to school won’t look the same this year. Here’s what it means for retail

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. associate organizes school supplies at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nobody really knows what the back-to-school shopping season is going to look like this year — not retailers, parents, students nor teachers.  Anxiety is running … Read more

Spain’s holiday islands shake off party image

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nightclubs are shut for the moment so the tourist industry is focusing on the daytime As Spain scrambles to save its vital tourism industry from the threat of a blank year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some sense an opportunity to change perceptions about Spanish holidays and start a … Read more