Latin America’s largest airline LATAM files for bankruptcy in US

LATIN America’s largest airline LATAM filed for bankruptcy in the US on Tuesday, the company said in a statement, following a drastic slump in business caused by the coronavirus pandemic.…

Singapore warns of worst economic contraction since independence

SINGAPORE’s embattled economy could shrink by as much as seven percent this year, which would be the worst reading since independence, with the government saying Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic had…

China’s mask boom takes fabric away for nappy makers

CHINA’s ramp-up of mask production to counter the coronavirus outbreak has claimed unlikely victims — nappies, wet wipes and sanitary towels that are made with the same raw materials. Manufacturers…

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

THE WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about the US president’s handling of the pandemic that has killed nearly…

Woods-Manning prevail in star-studded match, raised $20m for charity

TIGER Woods says while his surgically repaired back may never be 10-out-of-10 again, it won’t stop him from being healthy and ready to go when the PGA Tour starts up…

Former NBA star Bogut leaves Sydney Kings during virus shutdown

NBA championship-winning centre Andrew Bogut announced Monday that he would not be renewing his contract with the Sydney Kings in Australia’s National Basketball League. But the 35-year-old Australian insisted in…

UK PM defiant as political scandal rages over aide

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday failed to draw a line under a scandal over his top aide Dominic Cummings allegedly breaching coronavirus rules as pressure mounted on the…

Pro tennis bounces back with New Zealand tournament

NEW ZEALAND Tennis said Monday it was set to host the southern hemisphere’s first professional tournament since the COVID-19 shutdown. The men’s Premier League tournament in Auckland next month will…

Bushfire-hit Australians still in tents as virus slows recovery

VICTIMS of Australia’s catastrophic bushfires are still living in tents, garages and makeshift shelters months after the blazes ended, with efforts to rebuild their lives hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.…

Qatar virus tracing app stirs rare privacy backlash

PRIVACY concerns over Qatar’s coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash and forced officials to offer reassurance and concessions.…