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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens - 27 May 2020 at 5:50pm - The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.

Factbox: Where states stand as U.S. reaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths - 27 May 2020 at 5:38pm - Less than four months after a 57-year-old California woman died and was later found to be the country's first COVID-19 fatality, the coronavirus U.S. death toll topped 100,000 people on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally.

Larry Kramer, author known for his AIDS activism, dead at age 84 - 27 May 2020 at 5:27pm - Larry Kramer, an author, playwright and film producer who helped shape U.S. healthcare policy with his early advocacy of a national response to AIDS when it first emerged in the 1980s, died on Wednesday at 84.

Gilead study shows shorter five-day course of remdesivir works as well as 10-... - 27 May 2020 at 4:58pm - Gilead Sciences Inc, which has suggested that a shorter treatment duration could extend limited supplies of its drug remdesivir, on Wednesday published results of a study showing no significant difference in outcomes between 5- and 10-day courses of the drug for patients with severe COVID-19.

EU governments ban malaria drug for COVID-19, trial paused as safety fears grow - 27 May 2020 at 4:04pm - European governments moved on Wednesday to halt the use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients, and a second global trial was suspended, further blows to hopes for a treatment promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Anti-inflammatory drugs may help keep virus in check; mornings not ideal for ... - 27 May 2020 at 3:50pm - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Don't abandon us, we don't transmit coronavirus, say Cairo dogs and cats - 27 May 2020 at 3:49pm - The doggies and kitties of a Cairo veterinary clinic have an important message, and they are taking it to the internet.

Total number of coronavirus cases in Gulf Arab states surpasses 200,000: Reut... - 27 May 2020 at 3:17pm - The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states doubled in less than a month to surpass 200,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters' tally, at a time the region's two biggest economies move to resume activity.

WHO creates foundation to boost funding in coronavirus fight - 27 May 2020 at 3:16pm - The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation to tap new sources of funding that could help ease a potential cash shortage as it leads the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Gru and Minions urge handwashing, fun at home in new coronavirus public servi... - 27 May 2020 at 2:54pm - Gru and the popular yellow Minions from the animated "Despicable Me" movie franchise are urging people to keep their distance to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus in a new public service announcement unveiled on Wednesday.

AstraZeneca tests diabetes drug for COVID-19 despite risk seen by doctors - 27 May 2020 at 2:48pm - (Reuters - AstraZeneca Plc is testing one of its diabetes drugs as a treatment for COVID-19, even as doctors are advising diabetes patients infected by the coronavirus to stop taking the medicine and others like it because of a potentially dangerous side effect.

Wanted in Hollywood: COVID-19 consultants to help keep sets safe - 27 May 2020 at 2:29pm - Along with hair stylists, camera operators and the hundreds of others who make magic happen for TV and film, Hollywood is counting on a new supporting member for future productions: COVID-19 consultants.

Putin says worst-case coronavirus scenario in Moscow averted as lockdown unwinds - 27 May 2020 at 2:26pm - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow, the epicentre of Russia's coronavirus outbreak, had succeeded in preventing what he called worst-case scenarios as the city announced it would ease tough lockdown measures within days.

France's daily coronavirus data paves way for further lockdown easing - 27 May 2020 at 2:25pm - France's coronavirus death toll rose by less than 100 for the seventh day running on Wednesday while the number of confirmed cases climbed only modestly, according to data which indicated the worst of the pandemic could be over for the country for now.

England's test and trace programme to launch on Thursday - 27 May 2020 at 2:22pm - A COVID-19 test and trace service will start in England on Thursday to allow the loosening of lockdown measures for most of the population, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

U.S. CDC reports total of 1.68 million coronavirus cases, 99,031 deaths - 27 May 2020 at 2:04pm - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,678,843 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 16,429 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 770 to 99,031.

Where U.S. coronavirus cases are on the rise - 27 May 2020 at 1:27pm - Twenty U.S. states reported an increase in new cases of COVID-19 for the week ended May 24, up from 13 states in the prior week, as the death toll from the novel coronavirus approaches 100,000, according to a Reuters analysis.

Zimbabwe's coronavirus cases double in a day to 132: government - 27 May 2020 at 1:24pm - The number of coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe has more than doubled to 132 over the past 24 hours, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Quest Diagnostics offers U.S. employers coronavirus testing as workers return - 27 May 2020 at 1:12pm - Quest Diagnostics Inc on Wednesday started offering blood tests, temperature monitoring and other tailored services to U.S. employers as they attempt to reopen factories and offices after months under coronavirus-led lockdowns.

Italy records 117 new coronavirus deaths, 584 new cases - 27 May 2020 at 1:02pm - Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 117 on Wednesday, against 78 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases climbed to 584 from 397 on Tuesday.

Williams apologises to Tiger for slur - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:09pm - Tiger Woods says he was hurt by a racist slur from his former caddie Steve Williams, who referred to him as a "black arsehole".

Thorpe bombs out in Beijing - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:04pm - In a sobering reality check, Ian Thorpe has failed to qualify for the 100 metres freestyle final at the FINA World Cup short course meet in Beijing.

Bangkok floods force Socceroos switch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:57pm - Australia's World Cup qualifier against Thailand next week has been moved to another stadium in Bangkok because of flooding in the city, Football Federation Australia said.

Warne returns to big stage - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:22pm - Champion leg spinner Shane Warne has signed on to play with Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament at the end of the year.

Rugby returns to Christchurch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:00pm - A 17,000-seat temporary stadium will host rugby union matches, including an All Blacks v Ireland Test, in earthquake-hit Christchurch next year, Prime Minister John Key said.

Ponting takes aim at 'underdone' Proteas - 7 Nov 2011 at 7:31pm - Ricky Ponting believes South Africa could suffer from a lack of first-class preparation in the opening Test in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Teen knocks off Parko in final - 7 Nov 2011 at 6:45pm - Australian Joel Parkinson has lost the final of the Rip Curl Pro Search to rising Brazilian teenage sensation Gabriel Medina in San Francisco.

Pakistan shines on pitch with series win - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:50pm - Pakistan highlighted its talent on the pitch to draw the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah and win the series 1-0, just days after three former team-mates were jailed for spot-fixing.

O'Driscoll out of Six Nations - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:17pm - Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll has been ruled out of action for up to six months and will miss his country's Six Nations campaign when the annual tournament kicks off in February.

T-Rex charged over high shot - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:57pm - Tony Williams is likely to miss Australia's Four Nations clash with Wales this weekend after being charged with a high tackle on England back rower Ben Westwood.

Sammy and Bishoo spark India collapse - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:32pm - Darren Sammy and Devendra Bishoo shared five wickets to trigger India's collapse on the second day of the opening Test against the West Indies in New Delhi.

David wins record sixth squash world title - 6 Nov 2011 at 10:07pm - Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David has won a record sixth women's World Open title, overtaking Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

Czechs take out Fed Cup - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:34pm - Doubles duo Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke sealed a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final against Russia in Moscow.

Federer charges to fifth Basel title - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:09pm - Roger Federer has returned to winning mode 10 months after his last title, as the home tennis hero schooled Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel.

Lucky Spurs hold off Fulham - 6 Nov 2011 at 4:26pm - Tottenham Hotspur has survived a late onslaught to earn a somewhat fortunate 3-1 win at London rival Fulham and remain fifth in the English Premier League standings.

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