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Italy reports 620 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 17,533 new cases
World

Italy reports 620 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 17,533 new cases

  • Some 140,267 swab tests were carried out in the past day, the ministry said, against a previous 121,275.
  • Italy has registered 77,911 COVID-19 deaths since its outbreak came to light on Feb. 21, the second highest toll in Europe and the sixth highest in the world.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 09:24pm
Mourinho calls on Premier League not to postpone Spurs games
Sports

Mourinho calls on Premier League not to postpone Spurs games

  • Mourinho's side have already had one league game postponed, against Fulham after a rise in coronavirus cases among Scott Parker's squad.
  • It's the moment for the Premier League to show leadership, to make decisions. A club like us is trying everything every day to be ready to play, to follow the rules we have in our hands.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 09:22pm
TSX slips on decline in bullion prices, grim employment data
Markets

TSX slips on decline in bullion prices, grim employment data

  • The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 14.84 points, or 0.08%, at 18,012.73.
  • Gold fell below the key $1,900 technical level on Friday and was on track for a weekly decline, pressured by gains in the dollar and Treasury yields.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 09:04pm
US CDC says priority COVID-19 vaccination groups may overlap
World

US CDC says priority COVID-19 vaccination groups may overlap

  • The CDC has said healthcare workers and nursing home residents should have priority for vaccines, to be followed by people over 75 and essential workers.
  • Although the federal government has distributed more than 21 million doses, only about 6 million have been administered.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 09:02pm
Longer-term yields rise after weak US jobs report
Markets

Longer-term yields rise after weak US jobs report

  • Nonfarm payrolls decreased by 140,000 jobs last month amid growing COVID-19 cases, marking the first decline since April.
  • Longer-term yields have been climbing all week as Democrats won control of the US Senate as a result of Georgia runoff elections.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 08:57pm
Almost 2.3mn people need aid in Ethiopia's Tigray: UN report
World

Almost 2.3mn people need aid in Ethiopia's Tigray: UN report

  • The report, the most comprehensive public assessment of the humanitarian situation in Tigray since conflict erupted there on Nov. 4, was posted online late on Thursday.
  • Ethiopia's National Defence Force said late on Thursday that four senior TPLF members had been killed and nine arrested.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 08:55pm
Shares of Mexico's Orbia jump after company confirms it is exploring deals
Markets

Shares of Mexico's Orbia jump after company confirms it is exploring deals

  • Orbia said in a statement it would continue evaluating opportunities, including the possible sale or strategic alliance in relation to Vestolit.
  • Orbia continually explores opportunities to create value for our shareholders, including possible alliances, mergers, acquisitions, sales and other types of strategic transactions.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 08:53pm
Biden to release all coronavirus doses
World

Biden to release all coronavirus doses

  • The President-elect believes we must accelerate distribution of the vaccine while continuing to ensure the Americans who need it most get it as soon as possible.
  • He supports releasing available doses immediately.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 08:37pm
Canada loses 62,600 jobs in December, first decline since April
World

Canada loses 62,600 jobs in December, first decline since April

  • Canada lost 62,600 jobs, more than double analyst expectations of a decline of 27,500, while the unemployment rate edged up to 8.6%.
  • Due to both the continuing rise in virus cases... and the further curtailments of activity since the last survey.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 08:28pm
Tesla market value crosses $800bn for the first time
Markets

Tesla market value crosses $800bn for the first time

  • In the previous session, its market value crossed $774 billion, making Tesla Wall Street's fifth most valuable company.
  • Its shares, which surged more than eight times last year, had closed up nearly 8% on Thursday.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 08:26pm