Friday, April 3, 2020

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Disney+ launch delayed in India — since coronavirus

It’s cancellation season, with so many events and launches being postponed to the coronavirus pandemic. The latest instance is the India launch of Disney+, which was scheduled to become available via the Hotstar streaming service on March 29. The entertainment giant has now deferred it indefinitely. [Read: John Oliver roasts Disney-owned Hotstar for making cuts…

Food ISIS is urging its fighters to steer clear of Europe since of the coronavirus pandemic

ISIS is telling its fighters not to go to Europe and stage attacks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The terror group's newsletter calls on militants to "stay away from the land of the epidemic."ISIS no longer controls a large swath of territory across Iraq and Syria but it's estimated the terror group still has as…

India Underneath Lockdown for 21 Times To Combat Coronavirus

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Food Photos from inside refugee camps show how they could be decimated by coronavirus

COVID-19 could run rampant in refugee camps.Human rights organizations are worried that the refugee population won't have access to resources needed to both prevent and then treat the outbreak. Violence broke out in a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, after a case was discovered on the island. NGO's asked that the overcrowded camps on the island be…

Coronavirus updates: US $2 trillion stimulus package, Olympics postponed – CNET

San Francisco Bay Area residents arrive at a coronavirus testing site in Hayward, California. James Martin/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. The coronavirus pandemic has upended life across the globe. Health care systems are scrambling to control the virus, and governments are instituting strict social distancing measures to…

Locked down India to get one particular additional streaming assistance as Disney launches this 7 days – ThePrint

Attendees sign up for the Disney+ streaming service during the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California | Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg Text Size: Mumbai: Walt Disney Co. will start its streaming service in India later this week, after a coronavirus lockdown upended its previous plans in one of the world’s biggest emerging markets…

Food U.S. Main Negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad on the Negotiations with the Taliban

DER SPIEGEL: As the special representative of U.S. President Donald Trump, you signed an agreement with the Taliban in late February. What did you achieve?Khalilzad: We achieved several United States objectives: First, the Taliban have made commitments that they were not prepared to make before. These include a break with al-Qaida; not to host or support…

Food Trump administration threatens to slash funding to Afghanistan — report

coronavirus outbreak soon could ravage Afghanistan, the Trump administration is threatening to shut off US aid as talks towards a power-sharing pact sputter.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Kabul for meetings on Monday, making clear that the White House is prepared to slash $1bn in assistance funding this year and next unless the two…

Like Xiaomi, Vivo is suspending its solution launches in India

Xiaomi isn't the only smartphone company having trouble running its business in India — and across the world, really. After the company decided to indefinitely postpone the first sale of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max due to several statewide lockdowns across the nation, rival Vivo has now made a similar announcement. Its V19, which…

Food Afghanistan to release 10,000 prisoners to sluggish unfold of coronavirus

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Hamid ShaliziKABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan will release at least 10,000 prisoners over the age of 55 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, officials said on Thursday."The president has issued a decree that several thousand prisoners will be released soon due to coronavirus," an official in President…

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Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound households – Fox Company

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost.Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months earlier than expected. In some countries,…

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus conditions, death charge slows – Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. A Spanish National Police officer is seen wearing two protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern…

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

(CNN)The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March alone,…

Enigmatic circles of mammoth bones in eastern Europe date to Ice Age

No bones about it — New dating reveals that people survived in Russia as the last Ice Age closed in. Kiona N. Smith - Mar 23, 2020 2:44 pm UTC Alexander PryorAs the last Ice Age tightened its hold on Europe, a group of people living near the Don River piled dozens of mammoth bones…