E-sports: Arsenal’s Aubameyang considering own team after virtual F1 debut

LONDON (REUTERS) - Arsenal's top-scoring striker and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who raced for McLaren in Sunday's (May 24) virtual Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, is considering setting up his own e-sports team. The Gabonese is a keen video gamer, and has been getting in plenty of practice during the Covid-19 lockdown with the Premier League … Continue reading E-sports: Arsenal’s Aubameyang considering own team after virtual F1 debut

Six women prisoners murdered by inmates in Honduras

Tegucigalpa (AFP) Six women were killed by alleged gang members at a women's prison near the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, the National Penitentiary Institute said on Sunday. The killers broke through gates and the roof of a building at the women's prison in Tamara, 10 kilometers to the north of Tegucigalpa, "to go to the gymnasium … Continue reading Six women prisoners murdered by inmates in Honduras

Football: ‘It is an honour to be part of the club’ – Gomes thanks ‘special’ Everton for helping his recovery

Andre Gomes says it is an "honour" to play for Everton after being helped by the club during his time in need as he battled back from an horrific injury. The Portugal international returned to action in February's 3-2 loss to Arsenal, just 112 days after fracturing his ankle following a challenge from Tottenham's Son … Continue reading Football: ‘It is an honour to be part of the club’ – Gomes thanks ‘special’ Everton for helping his recovery

Zamorano claims Barcelona cannot afford Inter star Martinez

Barcelona cannot afford to sign Inter star Lautaro Martinez, according to former Nerazzurri striker Ivan Zamorano Argentina international Martinez is reportedly a target for Barca and LaLiga rivals Real Madrid after scoring 18 times in 33 appearances this campaign. Inter are rumoured to have already considered Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani as a replacement, but Zamorano … Continue reading Zamorano claims Barcelona cannot afford Inter star Martinez

Bolsonaro rallies with supporters amid virus surge

Brasília (AFP) President Jair Bolsonaro hit the streets Sunday for a rally with his supporters, ditching his face mask and breaking social distancing measures even as coronavirus cases surged in Brazil. The far-right president arrived at the rally outside the presidential palace in Brasilia in a white surgical mask, but soon took it off to … Continue reading Bolsonaro rallies with supporters amid virus surge

‘Should I continue racing?’: Hamilton reveals lockdown struggle for motivation

London (AFP) Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton admitted Sunday that he questioned his future in Formula One during the coronavirus lockdown which left him struggling for motivation. "I have days when I wake up and feel groggy, I don't feel motivated to work out. I feel, 'Jeez, where are we going? What's next? Should I … Continue reading ‘Should I continue racing?’: Hamilton reveals lockdown struggle for motivation

People smugglers disembark 70 migrants near beach in Sicily

People smugglers managed to disembark an estimated 70 migrants, probably all Tunisians, from two boats near a beach in Sicily on Sunday before sailing away, the Italian news agency ANSA reported, citing police. It was initially reported that some 400 migrants had landed on the beach and the incident sparked a helicopter search for their … Continue reading People smugglers disembark 70 migrants near beach in Sicily

Crowds in Toronto park alarm Canadian officials wary of covid-19 outbreaks

MONTREAL (AFP) - The premier of Ontario, Canada's most populous province, expressed shock Sunday (May 24) over a large crowd enjoying a sunny day at a Toronto park, warning of the risk of Covid-19 outbreaks. "I thought it was a rock concert when I went out there. I was shocked. It's just too many people, too … Continue reading Crowds in Toronto park alarm Canadian officials wary of covid-19 outbreaks

French interior minister slams top actress over ‘deceitful and shameful’ police criticism

Paris (AFP) France's interior minister on Sunday accused a top French actress of Algerian origin of making "deceitful and shameful" comments after she accused the police of systematic racism. Camelia Jordana, who was born in France to Algerian parents, had said in a talk show on Sunday that people "get massacred" by the police in … Continue reading French interior minister slams top actress over ‘deceitful and shameful’ police criticism

Americans soak up sun on beaches as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Memorial Day weekend that signals the start of the US summer is normally a time when cemeteries … Continue reading Americans soak up sun on beaches as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

Virus pushing US ties to brink of ‘Cold War’ – China

Beijing (AFP) China said Sunday that relations with the United States were "on the brink of a new Cold War", fuelled in part by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 350,000 people worldwide and pitched the global economy into a massive downturn. Fresh tensions between Beijing and Washington emerged as virus restrictions … Continue reading Virus pushing US ties to brink of ‘Cold War’ – China

Daniel Abt disqualified after gamer takes place in virtual race

Paris (AFP) Racing driver Daniel Abt was disqualified from a virtual Formula E race on Sunday after admitting getting a professional gamer to take his place at the console instead. Abt was also ordered to make a "compulsory donation" of 10,000 euros to charity and stripped of his third place finish. Disqualified: Daniel Abt KENZO TRIBOUILLARD … Continue reading Daniel Abt disqualified after gamer takes place in virtual race