Monthly Archives: July 2020

Botswana’s Capital Back in Lockdown After COVID-19 Cases Double

GABORONE – Botswana has put its capital, Gaborone, back into a two-week lockdown starting Friday, closing schools and restricting movements, after confirmed local COVID-19 transmissions doubled this week. Botswana’s health minister, Dr. Lemogang Kwape, said a return to lockdown was needed after the capital saw what he called a “worrying rise” in local cases of

3 Charged in Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam

LONDON – A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in bitcoin, authorities said Friday. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa, where the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute

Death Toll from Australia Coronavirus Surge Rises to 189

  Australia’s southern state of Victoria posted 723 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths on Wednesday, a new one-day record for the hardest-hit state from the sudden spike of the disease. The new numbers exceed the 532 new coronavirus cases posted on Monday for Australia’s second most populous state. Victoria has now posted over 9,900

NBA Resumes Thursday With Playoff Push

The National Basketball Association is resuming its season Thursday, 20 weeks after suspending play when a player tested positive for the coronavirus. The regular season was nearing its end at the time of the shutdown, so the league is finishing with an eight-game schedule for 22 teams that have either already qualified for the playoffs

Australia Sees Deadliest Day of Pandemic So Far

SYDNEY – Australia’s COVID-19 crisis is intensifying, with a record 723 new infections reported in the state of Victoria in the past day.  Thirteen people have died.  Some internal borders in eastern Australia will again close in a bid to stop the spread of the virus. Wednesday was Australia’s deadliest day of the pandemic so

Global Markets Mixed Wednesday  

Global markets were mixed Wednesday as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to announce its next steps in steering the nation’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Asia, the Nikkei index in Tokyo finished 1.2% lower, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.4% and the Shanghai Composite earned just over 2%. The S&P/ASX