Coronavirus live updates: Fears fuel sell-off, CDC unveils new test kits, online grocery orders surge

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates.All times below are in Eastern time.Total confirmed cases: More than 83,700Total deaths: At...

Turkey says it will let refugees into Europe after troops killed in Syria

OUTSIDE SARAQEB, Syria/ANKARA (Reuters) - Refugees in Turkey headed toward European frontiers on Friday after an official declared that borders had been thrown...

Morrison's urgent manoeuvring on coronavirus is atonement for summer's bushfire shambles | Katharine Murphy

Have you heard the Morrison government has a plan? The Plan® was very hard to miss, given the prime minister used the word “plan”...

Business

Coronavirus leads to worst week for markets since financial crisis

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has triggered the biggest plunge in global stock markets since the financial crisis, amid rising fears over...

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Yankees’ Luis Severino Needs Surgery and Will Miss Season

TAMPA, Fla. — Luis Severino, one of the Yankees’ most talented pitchers, will require Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm, a significant...

A New Phillie Phanatic Is Unveiled Amid Fight Over Rights to Mascot

His bushy eyebrows are now bushier. His arms — green and fuzzy like the rest of his pear-shaped figure — have sprouted what...

Can Players’ Bosses Control Cheating in Baseball? ‘It’s Tough’

NORTH PORT, Fla. — As the Minnesota Twins prepare for this season, Rocco Baldelli, their field manager, and Derek Falvey, their president of...

The Trials of Rob Manfred

Manfred directed Dan Halem, his deputy and baseball’s chief legal officer, to reach out to Cora, said to be the mastermind of the...

ENTERTAIN

Formula E has motorsport back on BBC – and here is why you should watch this weekend

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to Marrakesh to race in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains this Saturday...

Hand sanitiser or hand washing – which is more effective against coronavirus?

As the public and governments grapple with understanding Covid-19 and how to curb its spread, sales of hand sanitiser gel have soared. In...

How to tell your partner that you want to be in a polyamorous relationship

This conversation could change your relationship for the better – or for the worse (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)Polyamory can be a difficult...

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Bucharest residents demand a breath of clean air

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - An unusually mild winter has exacerbated Bucharest’s chronic pollution problem, prompting residents in the Romanian capital to take matters into...

Judge voids oil and gas leases on almost 1 million acres of public lands

A federal judge on Thursday voided five oil and gas leases on public lands that amounted to nearly a million acres, arguing that the...

'The world is on fire,' Greta Thunberg tells UK climate rally

BRISTOL, England (Reuters) - Greta Thunberg denounced politicians and the media on Friday for ignoring a looming climate cataclysm, saying that they were...