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‘End of an era’ as Chinese football’s star power fades

by Peter STEBBINGS In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market. But four years later it is a very different story...

Premier League records new high of 18 positive coronavirus cases

by Kieran CANNING The Premier League confirmed on Tuesday that 18 players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, the highest number since weekly testing began. Manchester City's clash at Everton was postponed on Monday after an outbreak of multiple positive cases at City. "The Premier League...

More England Covid patients in hospital than at April peak

by James PHEBY England is "back in the eye" of the coronavirus storm, health chiefs warned Tuesday, with as many patients in hospital as during the initial peak in April. A new strain of the virus appears to be behind the recent upsurge in cases, heaping...

Diego Maradona museum in India, golden ‘hand of God’ statue star attraction

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India, Dec. 8 -- A Kerala-based businessman, who brought football legend Diego Maradona to the state in 2012, has announced his plan to build a museum comprising a golden sculpture of the all-time great and other memorabilia related to him. Chairman of the Chemmanur group...

New lockdowns from China to Europe as virus trials stumble

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by Patrick MARKEY with AFP bureaus As Europe imposed new restrictions to try to stall a surging second wave of the novel coronavirus, hopes for vaccines to rapidly provide relief suffered a blow Tuesday with the suspension of two clinical trials in the United States. China...

Trump defies Covid, polls — but Biden keeps gaining

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by Sebastian Smith with Brendan Smialowski in Gettysburg President Donald Trump defied the Covid-19 virus, disastrous opinion polls and new economic turmoil Tuesday in a stormy return from hospitalization, while surging challenger Joe Biden appealed for Americans to unite against the “forces of darkness.” There have...

Allan Wu and Wong Lilin celebrate daughter’s birthday

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Singaporean former celebrity couple Allan Wu and Wong Lilin celebrated their daughter’s 16th birthday on September 30. Both father and mother shared heartfelt messages to their daughter, Sage on Instagram. In the former’s actress post, she wrote: “At the cusp of so many discoveries! Be...

Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

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by Simon Malfatto, with AFP Bureaus More than one million people have died from the coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, with no let-up in a pandemic that has ravaged the world economy, inflamed diplomatic tensions and upended lives from Indian slums and Brazilian jungles...

US passes 200,000 virus deaths as spread quickens worldwide

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  by AFP bureaus The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of new infections forces authorities in Europe to reimpose lockdown restrictions. The world’s most powerful nation hit the figure just 41 days before a presidential election, and as...

India virus cases cross 5 million in ‘worse than sci-fi’ pandemic

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by Jalees Andrabi, with AFP Bureaus Coronavirus infections in India soared past five million on Wednesday, as a WHO envoy warned the pandemic was “still at the beginning”. Global cases are rapidly approaching 30 million, with more than 935,000 known Covid-19 deaths, the global economy devastated...
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