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Australia Resumes Repatriation Flights from India for Stranded Citizens Amidst Covid-19 Spread

The repatriation flights facilitated by the Australian government for its stranded citizens in India resumed from Friday. In a social media post, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that “the temporary pause on flights from India to Australia ends and facilitated commercial flights by the Australian government will resume as promised, with a strict pre-flight […]


Google, 30 other companies support work visas for immigrant spouses

Search giant Google and other tech companies on Friday (local time) defended work visas for spouses of highly skilled tech immigrants. Google and other tech companies advocated for a fair and competitive immigration system. The firm filed a legal brief in a lawsuit called Save Jobs USA vs US department of homeland security. The suit […]


A’ja Wilson on Breanna Stewart and Breanna Stewart on A’ja Wilson

9:50 AM ET Mechelle Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. A’ja Wilson knew she’d gotten away with something. It was Game 1 of the 2020 WNBA Finals, and the Las Vegas […]

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Israeli-Palestinian Strife Widens as Frantic Calls for Calm Go Unheeded

CAIRO — Violence between Israelis and Palestinians expanded in new directions on Friday, with deadly clashes convulsing the occupied West Bank and anti-Israeli protests erupting along Israel’s borders with two Arab neighbors. The widening sense of mayhem in Israel and the Palestinian territories came as Israeli airstrikes brought mass evacuations and funerals to Gaza, and […]

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Mosques disappear as China strives to ‘build a beautiful Xinjiang’

Visitors pose for photos outside the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. QIRA: The Jiaman mosque in the city of Qira, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, is hidden behind high walls and Communist Party propaganda signs, leaving passersby with no indication that it is home to […]


Basketball Hall of Fame prepared special exhibit for Kobe Bryant with wife Vanessa’s input

4:47 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has created a special exhibit honoring the late Kobe Bryant, one that was toured by his wife, Vanessa, on Friday and that will become the “most talked about” exhibit in the Hall, according to John Doleva, the president and CEO. […]

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A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn’t

The Israeli military abruptly announced after midnight on Friday that its ground forces had begun “attacking in the Gaza Strip,” saying it on Twitter, in text messages to journalists, and in on-the-record confirmations by an English-speaking army spokesman. Several international news organizations, including The New York Times, immediately alerted readers worldwide that a Gaza incursion […]

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Walmart To End Mask Mandate For Vaccinated Shoppers, Staff

Walmart mandated customers wear face masks starting last July (File) Washington, United States: US retail giant Walmart on Friday said customers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer have to wear masks in their stores, and staff can do the same starting next week. “Beginning today, vaccinated customers and members are welcome to shop […]


Leslie Moonves Receives Nothing From CBS Exit Package

Leslie Moonves, who led CBS as chief executive for 15 years before he was ousted in 2018, will receive nothing from the $120 million the company had set aside in a potential severance package, according to a federal filing on Friday. Mr. Moonves left CBS on Sept. 9, 2018, after more than a dozen women […]


Chicago White Sox 1B Joe Abreu, Kansas City Royals 3B Hunter Dozier exit after nasty collision

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier both left Friday’s game after they collided in the second inning of Game 1 of a doubleheader between the teams. Abreu is day-to-day after leaving the game with a facial contusion, laceration and bruised left knee, the team announced. The […]