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Top US Diplomat Anthony Blinken On Covid Origin

China did not give access to international experts, Anthony Blinken said. (File) Washington: China’s failure to provide access to global health experts made the COVID-19 pandemic worse than it had to be, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday, and it was important to “get to the bottom” of the origin of the […]


Evander Holyfield returning to ring for exhibition fight vs. Kevin McBride on June 5

Another boxing legend is stepping back into the ring. Evander Holyfield will fight Kevin McBride in an exhibition on June 5, Triller Fight Club’s Peter Khan confirmed to ESPN’s Mark Kreigel on Sunday. Holyfield’s return will be on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez’s unified lightweight title defense against George Kambosos in Miami that will be […]

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A Clash of Wills Keeps a Leonardo Masterpiece Hidden

French curators had worked for a decade to prepare a major exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. When it opened, though, the most talked-about painting they had planned to show — “Salvator Mundi,” the most expensive work ever sold at auction — was nowhere to be seen. Plucked from […]

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Chinese Covid vaccines’ effectiveness low: Official

BEIJING: In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, […]


Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

In a study by the RAND Corporation, “Remote Learning Is Here to Stay,” 58 out of 288 district administrators — roughly 20 percent — said their school system had already started an online school, was planning to start one or was considering doing so as a postpandemic offering. “This is hardly a panacea or a […]


How Hideki Matsuyama ended his and Japan’s long wait for a Masters champion

AUGUSTA, Ga. — At the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, after Japan’s Hideki Matsuyma led at the turn and then bogeyed five of the final nine holes to finish in a tie for fifth, he buried his head in his hands and cried after an interview with a Japanese reporter. Even at the age […]

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Forced Confession Victims Urge Chinese TV Channels Ban

“We are only a dozen victims able to speak out,” the group said. Paris: Thirteen people who describe themselves as “victims of forced confessions broadcast on Chinese television” are urging European satellite operator Eutelsat to reconsider carrying Chinese channels CGTN and CCTV4. The letter published by human rights watchdog Safeguard Defenders details a list of […]


Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack

Isaac Saul, who told me his nonpartisan political newsletter Tangle brought in $190,000 in its first year, wrote recently that he came to Substack “specifically to avoid being associated with anyone else” after being frustrated by readers’ assumptions about his biases when he worked for HuffPost. One of the writers who left Substack over transgender […]


This Android Phone Is Flawless And You Better Believe It

The OnePlus 9R could just prove to be the trump card in the really exciting lineup of phones that includes the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. Ever since we got our hands on the OnePlus 9R world exclusive last month, a phone specially made for India and markets such as India, there was […]


Gearing up for a postseason run, Toronto Maple Leafs acquire veteran forward Nick Foligno

The Columbus Blue Jackets traded captain Nick Foligno to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. The Blue Jackets received a 2021 first-round pick, as well as a fourth-round choice in the same draft, and will also retain 25% of Foligno’s contract, which expires this summer. Foligno in the final season of a six-year contract with […]