Al Jazeera English | 08 Jul 12:07

Iran reports highest one-day COVID-19 deaths since outbreak

Iran has announced its highest single-day death toll since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak there in February.

Al Jazeera English | 08 Jul 11:44

Airborne coronavirus spread: Five things to know

We answer some questions about the transmission of COVID-19 through the air, the risks and ways to protect yourself.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 08 Jul 09:44

WHO confirms there's 'emerging evidence' of airborne transmission of coronavirus

The World Health Organization confirmed there is "emerging evidence" of airborne transmission of the coronavirus following the publication of a letter Monday signed by 239 scientists that urged the agency to be more forthcoming about the likelihood that people can catch the virus from droplets floating in the air.

BBC News - Home | 08 Jul 08:14

Coronavirus: Jobs scheme, airborne transmission and cricket's return

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Wednesday morning.

Al Jazeera English | 08 Jul 12:33

US-Mexico summit: AMLO under fire for plan to meet Trump

Mexico's president is accused of selling out as he prepares to meet Donald Trump at the White House.

NYT > Top Stories | 08 Jul 09:00

Mexico’s Leader Sought Harmony With Trump. He Got a Lopsided Relationship.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, visiting the White House Wednesday, has avoided fighting the Trump administration. Critics say he is too willing to bend to the American president’s will.

The Guardian | 08 Jul 12:30

Met police apologise for handcuffing athlete Bianca Williams

Commissioner says incident involving British athlete has been referred to watchdog The Metropolitan police have apologised to Bianca Williams, the British athlete who was stopped and handcuffed by police alongside her partner and baby son, the force’s chief has told MPs. Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, who are both trained by the former Olympic champion Linford Christie, were stopped while driving back to their home in Maida Vale, west London, on Saturday. Continue reading...

BBC News - Home | 08 Jul 11:31

Bianca Williams: Met apologises to sprinter over stop-and-search

Dame Cressida Dick also said the Met voluntarily referred itself to the watchdog over any wrongdoing.

The Guardian | 08 Jul 12:30

Go nuts! 17 ways to cook using peanut butter – from blondies to quesadillas

Combine with jam, chocolate, bananas and cream for delicious confectionery, spice it up for a main meal – or make your own to dollop on toast for the ultimate comfort snack In the past year, peanut butter sales have overtaken jam sales in the UK . In the US, the two spreads come as a pair – sometimes in the same jar – but on this side of the pond peanut butter is seen as a healthy alternative, while jam is increasingly regarded as a sugary threat. High-end “natural” peanut butters are said to be driving the trend. In fact, peanut butter originated as a sort of luxury health food. In the late 19th century, John Harvey Kellogg developed a form of it – a protein-rich peanut paste that could be consumed by wealthy people without teeth . Continue reading...

BBC News - Home | 08 Jul 12:26

Eric Dier: Tottenham midfielder given four-match ban for confronting fan

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier is given a four-match ban and fined £40,000 for climbing over seats to confront a fan after a match.

The Guardian | 08 Jul 11:49

Eric Dier hit with four-game ban for climbing into Tottenham stands

Spurs player also fined £40,000 by FA Dier went to confront an abusive fan Tottenham’s Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate effect for climbing into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium stands to confront an abusive fan after his team’s FA Cup penalty shootout defeat by Norwich on 4 March. Dier has also been fined £40,000 and warned over his future conduct by the Football Association. It all but ends his season, with Tottenham having five games remaining, starting at Bournemouth on Wednesday. Continue reading...

The Guardian | 08 Jul 12:08

Chanel's Lagerfeld-inspired haute couture shows how luxury can thrive online

Virginie Viard’s strong designs in chic colours shine, despite digital showcase’s subdued vibe Pre-pandemic, Chanel’s show would be a highlight of any Paris couture schedule – with a set worthy of a movie. Highlights from previous years have included a replica Eiffel Tower, an abandoned theatre and, last season, a library with books lining the walls. By contrast, the brand’s contribution to the first digital couture fashion week was a little lower-key. Debuted on Tuesday morning on its website was a one-minute-22-second film with models Rianne van Rompaey and Adut Akech wearing 30 outfits from the house’s most elite collection. Continue reading...

The Guardian | 08 Jul 12:00

US expected to hit three million coronavirus cases - live updates

Total US coronavirus cases expected to hit three million today US officially notifies WHO of its withdrawal Mary Trump’s book: eight most shocking claims Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 11.00am BST Good morning, welcome to our coverage of US politics on a day when the president of Mexico is due to visit the White House, but events are likely to be over-shadowed by the nation reaching a grim pandemic milestone. Here’s what’s up so far, and a little of what we are expecting to see today Continue reading...

The Guardian | 08 Jul 12:00

Nine out of 10 Americans say racism and police brutality are problems, poll finds

69% of those over 55 see racism as serious problem Majorities back range of police reforms but wary of ‘defunding’ Nine in 10 Americans believe that racism and police violence are problems in the country, a Guardian/ Opinium Research poll has found, a sign that public opinion is shifting away from the views put forward by Donald Trump. The US president has been criticised for relentlessly stoking white fear and grievance in recent weeks, putting him at odds with Black Lives Matter anti-racism protests that have swept the nation following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. Continue reading...

The Guardian | 08 Jul 12:00

Sonic Youth, Desolation Center 1984: 500 tabs of acid, one life-changing gig

Desolation Center was a festival in the California desert without food, drink or toilets, but with a lot of hallucinogenic drugs. Lee Ranaldo recalls the danger – and the freedom In 1983, 20-year-old promoter Stuart Swezey was sick of his gigs getting shut down by Los Angeles cops. On a road trip across Mexico he had an epiphany: move them out to the desert. Under the name Desolation Center, he booked local post-punk bands Minutemen and Savage Republic, hired some school buses and drove people out to the uninhabited windswept landscape where the bands played on a dried up riverbed with socks over their microphones to keep sand out. The following year, the German industrial outfit Einstürzende Neubauten played in a more sheltered location in a canyon; there was also an explosive performa...