First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh: Official
DHAKA (AFP) – A 71-year-old man has become the first Rohingya living in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh to die from the coronavirus, an official said on Tuesday (June 2).
“He died on May 31. But last night we got the confirmation that he died of Covid-19,” said Toha Bhuiyan, a senior health official in the Cox’s Bazar district.
The man, who lived in the Kutupalong camp, was among at least 29 Rohingya to have tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh camps, which are home to nearly one million Rohingya who fled Myanmar.
Moody’s has rated Modi’s handling of India’s economy step above junk: Rahul Gandhi
Moody’s Investors Service downgraded India’s sovereign credit rating for the first time in more than two decades on June 1.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on June 2 voiced concern over the state of India’s economy, saying global rating agency Moody’s has termed its handling by Prime Minister Narendra Modi “a step above junk”.
“Moody’s has rated Modi’s handling of India’s economy a step above JUNK. Lack of support to the poor and the MSME sector means the worst is yet to come,” he said on Twitter.
Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded India’s sovereign credit rating for the first time in more than two decades, saying policymakers will be challenged to mitigate risks of low growth, deteriorating fiscal position and financial sector stress.
Downgrading India’s rating by a notch to ‘Baa3’ from ‘Baa2’ assigned in November 2018, Moody’s on Monday estimated India GDP shrinking by 4% — first full fiscal contraction in more than four decades, as the country faces a prolonged period of slower growth.
‘Baa3’ rating is the lowest investment grade. Moody’s had last downgraded India’s rating in 1998.
‘Revolting’: Trump Gets Holy Hell On Twitter For Using Bible As Photo-Op Prop
President Donald Trump is getting called out on social media after posing in front of a church with a Bible ― a photo-op possible only after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters to clear the area.
Trump then walked through a phalanx of police and Secret Service officers to reach St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was vandalized during the civil unrest over the weekend sparked by the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Bishop Mariann Budde, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, which owns the church, expressed “outrage” at the president’s appearance there and vowed to disassociate the church from his actions.
She was hardly alone.
On Twitter, critics from across the political spectrum quickly tore into the president for his use of a Bible as a “prop” for his photo-op:
Virgin Australia administator picks Bain, Cyrus as final bidders
SYDNEY, June 2 (Reuters) – Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd’s administrator said on Tuesday it had selected Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners as the final bidders for the country’s second-biggest airline.
Administrator Deloitte said they had been selected from five non-binding proposals received on Friday.
The others that had lodged proposals included BGH Capital, Indigo Partners and Brookfield Asset Management, Reuters had previously reported. (Reporting by Jamie Freed, Scott Murdoch and Paulina Duran; Editing by Kim Coghill)
Australia Seeks Probe After TV Crew Struck By U.S. Police, SMH Reports
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked the country’s embassy in Washington D.C. to investigate an incident of an Australian news crew beinghit by police while they were reporting live on air, the Sydney Morning Heraldreported.
- Morrison has asked for advice on how to register Australia’s concerns on the matter with local U.S. authorities, according to the report.
- Morrison had spoken to U.S. President Donald Trump by phone earlier but was unaware of the incident involving the Australian news crew at the time of the call.
- NOTE:Trump Threatens to Use Troops to Crush Unrest in U.S. Cities
NY Times Ripped For ‘Pathetic’ Front-Page Trump Coverage
The New York Times is coming under fire for its front-page coverage of President Donald Trump’s threat on Monday to use the military against American citizens.
Trump said he was “dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement” to quell the civic unrest caused by a white police officer killing George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis last week.
After Trump’s comments, police used tear gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters outside the White House to give the president a photo op as he walked to a nearby church and posed for pictures with a Bible.
The Times front page shared by print editor Tom Jolly showed a headline across all six columns reading “As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows To ‘End It Now.’” That, critics said, didn’t come close to expressing what happened:
Elon Musk taking a break from Twitter
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It has been a busy month for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, so he's taking some time off..from Twitter.
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Musk's aerospace company SpaceX made history over the weekend with a successful manned launch of his company's Dragon Spaceship.
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He also hit a big payday as Tesla hit certain performance targets. He qualified for a a payout of nearly $800 million.
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Plus he became a father again as he and his girlfriend welcomed a baby.
On Monday, Musk made the announcement in a very simple tweet saying "Off twitter for awhile."
Prior to the sign-off, Musk's last tweet was about his Dragon Capsule crew docking with the International Space Station.
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