Friday, April 3, 2020

MixedTimes - Ben Kew

Wuhan Residents Line Up for Hours to Buy Graves for Loved Ones

Wuhan Residents Line Up for Hours to Buy Graves for Loved Ones

Residents in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated, have been forced to queue up for hours this week to organize proper burials for their loved ones who died as a result of the pandemic.

Debra Messing: Trump 'Owns Every Death' from Coronavirus

Debra Messing: Trump 'Owns Every Death' from Coronavirus

Actress Debra Messing has claimed that President Donald Trump "owns every death" from the Chinese coronavirus, following reports that the U.S. Army warned that up to 150,000 people could die as a result of the pandemic.

Actress Rosanna Arquette Tweets #TrumpGenocide

Actress Rosanna Arquette Tweets #TrumpGenocide

Actress Rosanna Arquette posted the phrase "Trump Genocide" on social media Saturday, an apparent reference to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that has become a global pandemic.

Report: Families Flood Wuhan Funeral Homes for Remains

Report: Families Flood Wuhan Funeral Homes for Remains

Long lines and stacks of ash urns greeting family members of the dead at funeral homes in Wuhan, China, this week areraising further suspicions about the reliability of the official number of fatalities from the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Colombian Prison Riot Kills 23, Injuring Dozens More

Coronavirus: Colombian Prison Riot Kills 23, Injuring Dozens More

A prison riot in the Colombian capital of Bogotá on Saturday sparked by the ongoing Chinese coronavirus outbreak has left 23 people dead and a further 83 injured, the country's Minister of Justice Margarita Cabello announced on Sunday.

China Orders Wuhan Residents to Get Back to Work

China Orders Wuhan Residents to Get Back to Work

Various industries in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, were reportedly told by officials to go back to work on Wednesday after communist dictator Xi Jinping visited the city for the first time since the outbreak began.

Coronavirus: Tokyo Officials to Discuss Postponing Olympic Games

Coronavirus: Tokyo Officials to Discuss Postponing Olympic Games

Japanese Olympic organizing committee executive member Haruyuki Takahashi will propose talks this month to discuss the possibility of postponing this year's Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo to prevent the spread of Chinese coronavirus, Kyodo NewsreportedWednesday.

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on Potential Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak in Syria

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on Potential Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak in Syria

Aid agencies in war-torn northwestern Syria are moving to contain the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus across the region amid growing fears that the large numbers of people and the ravaged health infrastructure make prevention an effectively impossible task.

'You're a Monster': Stephen Colbert Trashes Trump over Coronavirus

'You're a Monster': Stephen Colbert Trashes Trump over Coronavirus

CBS' "Late Show"host Stephen Colbert lashed out at President Donald Trump for his latest response to the Chinese coronavirus on Monday, describing him as a "monster" after the president criticized the media coverage of the deadly disease.

Watch: Rapper Dababy Booed Off Stage After Slapping Woman

Watch: Rapper Dababy Booed Off Stage After Slapping Woman

Rapper DaBaby was reportedly booed by his own audience in Florida on Saturday night after appearing to a hit a female fan in the face, leading to the cancellation of the concert before it even began.

Public Enemy Fires Flavor Flav over Bernie Sanders Rally

Public Enemy Fires Flavor Flav over Bernie Sanders Rally

Hip-hop groupPublic Enemyannouncedon Sunday that after 35 years of service, they would be permanently "moving forward" without rapper Flavor Flav following his decision to send a cease-and-desist letter to presidential hopeful Bernie Sandersover fellow rapper Chuck D’s concert at a Sanders campaign’s rally in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins AOC in Ad Urging Census Participation

Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins AOC in Ad Urging Census Participation

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) teamed with "Hamilton" creator and leftist activist Lin-Manuel Mirandain a new ad calling on New Yorkers to participate in the2020 Census, regardless of their citizenship stauts.

Japan to Close Schools Nationwide in Bid to Contain Coronavirus

Japan to Close Schools Nationwide in Bid to Contain Coronavirus

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzoordered the closure of all elementary, middle and high schools on Thursday until the beginning of the country's spring holidays in late March in a bid to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Pompeo: U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' Iran Suppressing Coronavirus Information

Pompeo: U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' Iran Suppressing Coronavirus Information

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States remains "deeply concerned" that Iran may be covering up data relating to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, calling on nations around the world to "tell the truth" about their situation.

China Re-Quarantines 'Cured' Coronavirus Patients

China Re-Quarantines 'Cured' Coronavirus Patients

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan introduceda 14-day mandatory quarantine this weekend for patients who had supposedly recovered from the coronavirus after some discharged patients again tested positive the disease.

Donald Trump Applauds India’s First Film with Gay Male Lead

Donald Trump Applauds India’s First Film with Gay Male Lead

President Donald Trump applauded the release of an upcoming Bollywood film featuring its first-ever gay male lead, as his administration continues to push for the decriminalization of homosexuality around the world.

Study: Most Venezuelans Using Foreign Currency to Survive

Study: Most Venezuelans Using Foreign Currency to Survive

Over half of monetary transactions in Venezuela take place using dollars, and nearly two-thirds use any type of foreign currency, according to data obtained by theCaracas-based research firm Ecoanalitica.

Expert: Venezuelan Oil Production Currently at 1945 Levels

Expert: Venezuelan Oil Production Currently at 1945 Levels

The oil-rich nation of Venezuela is producing its lowest output of oil in 75 years, according to the petroleum economist and professor at the prestigious Central University of VenezuelaRafael Quiroz.

Report: China Keeping Elderly SARS Whistleblower Under House Arrest

Report: China Keeping Elderly SARS Whistleblower Under House Arrest

China is keeping an 88-year-old retired military surgeon who exposed the severity of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) under house arrest according to information theHong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy (ICHRD).

Iraq: Snow Falls in Baghdad for First Time Since 2008

Iraq: Snow Falls in Baghdad for First Time Since 2008

The Iraqi capital of Baghdad experienced snowfall for the first time in over a decade on Tuesday, in what meteorologists claim is the biggest snowfall in the Middle Eastern country for the past century.

Report: Brazil Sees Macron's France as Biggest Military Threat

Report: Brazil Sees Macron's France as Biggest Military Threat

Brazilian military leaders consider France to be their country's biggest threat over the next 20 years as a result of disputes surrounding the Amazon rainforest, according to a leaked document published by Brazilian media this weekend.