Coronavirus fight: New York state's cases may be levelling off

Mondelez International, Inc. Q1 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) announced a profit for first quarter that decreased from last year.

The company’s bottom line came in at $753 million, or $0.52 per share. This compares with $914 million, or $0.63 per share, in last year’s first quarter.

Excluding items, Mondelez International, Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $993 million or $0.69 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.66 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 2.6% to $6.71 billion from $6.54 billion last year.

Mondelez International, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $993 Mln. vs. $948 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $0.69 vs. $0.65 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.66
-Revenue (Q1): $6.71 Bln vs. $6.54 Bln last year.

34-year-old man charged following $750,000 drug seizure in Calgary

Calgary police have charged a 34-year-old man after a six-month investigation into drug trafficking led to the seizure of more than $750,000 worth of drugs and 11 guns.

Police said the investigation began in October 2019, following a tip that suspicious parcels were being shipped between Calgary and Quebec.

COVID-19: Sudan struggles with denial and misinformation

Sudan’s government is fighting to contain the spread of the coronavirus after at least 14 people tested positive and two others died.

Sudan’s government is fighting to contain the spread of the coronavirus after at least 14 people tested positive and two others died.

But misinformation and denial that the disease even exists, is making containment a challenge.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan has more from the capital, Khartoum.

People return to Beijing from Wuhan as lockdown ends after weeks

Al Jazeera’s cameraman was stuck in Wuhan for 70 days. He tells the story of his journey back to Beijing.

While many countries around the world are under lockdown, China is gradually getting back to normalcy.

Al Jazeera cameraman Peng Peng was among millions of Chinese trapped in Hubei province, where the virus first broke out.

He was visiting relatives for the Chinese New Year holiday. Peng has finally been able to leave the province and return to Beijing, where he has found himself back in quarantine.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.

Second coronavirus death in Interior Health region

The province announced Tuesday that a second person in the Interior Health region has died after contracting COVID-19.

The death occurred in the last 24 hours.

US Supreme Court blocks attempt to delay voting in Wisconsin primary

Order leaves many in the state in chaos, uncertainty and fear over coronavirus pandemic.

The US Supreme Court has blocked an attempt to delay voting in Tuesday’s presidential primary in the state of Wisconsin over the coronavirus pandemic.

It raises the question as to whether it is safe to go to the polls during a pandemic.

More than a million people requested absentee ballots, but only half of them had arrived a day before the vote.

And as Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports, it has left many in the midwestern state in a state of chaos, uncertainty and fear.

South African health workers sue government over medical supplies

South African healthcare workers confront police and the government over a shortage of equipment to protect them from the coronavirus.

Medics in South Africa are taking the government to court over a lack of personal protective equipment.

Tens of thousands of health workers say shortages are putting them at risk.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller has more from Johannesburg.

‘All this stuff can be replaced’: Brian Jean says Fort McMurray will bounce back after losing rebuilt home to flood

It’s the second natural disaster that has forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray over the last four years.

COVID-19 prevents people from mourning as 'lonely deaths' surge

In chaotic hospital wards around the world, tens of thousands of patients are dying alone.

As patients die without their families or friends in hospitals, the coronavirus pandemic is limiting people’s ability to mourn.

Funeral services and rituals have also been restricted because of lockdowns imposed around the world.

Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.

Brazil's Petrobras revises debt outlook amid lower crude prices

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 28 (Reuters) – The board of Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras has scrapped its 2020 debt reduction target due to market volatility, the firm said in a securities filing on Tuesday.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the firm is formally known, is now seeking to end 2020 with $87 billion of gross debt, the same level as it ended 2019, according to the filing. (Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Edmonton Oilers re-sign Gaetan Haas

Gaetan Haas’ rookie skate in the NHL was later than most, coming at 27 years old, but it was enough to earn him a contract extension from the Edmonton Oilers.

Haas agreed to a one-year, $915,000 extension on Tuesday, after he put up five goals and five assists in 58 games last year.

Coronavirus fight: New York state's cases may be levelling off

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says coronavirus cases in the state may be starting to plateau.

New York state reported fewer than 600 coronavirus deaths on Sunday and Monday, leading its Governor Andrew Cuomo to say that there are signs that the curve is beginning to plateau.

The US has reported 1,150 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number to nearly 11,000 and New York state has had the most cases of the virus in the country.

But Cuomo warned that the healthcare system is near breaking point.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York.