Asian shares break losing streak as China cuts key mortgage rate

A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, talks on his mobile phone in front of a screen showing the Nikkei index outside a stock exchange in Tokyo, Japan February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha /File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in MSCI Asia ex … Read more

Walgreens ‘Pleased to Partner’ With Biden Administration in Distributing Free N95 Masks – NBC Chicago

As part of its ongoing battle to fend off a rise in COVID cases and hospitalizations linked to the omicron variant, the Biden administration is expected to make 400 million N95 masks available to US residents free of charge, and Walgreens says that he will participate in the program. The Chicago-based company said it will … Read more

First aid flights leave for Tonga after big volcano eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The first flights carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga were finally allowed to leave Thursday after the Pacific nation’s main airport runway was cleared of ash left behind by a massive volcanic eruption. . A C-130 Hercules military transport plane left New Zealand with water containers, temporary shelter … Read more

Novak Djokovic considers lawsuit against Australia

Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic is considering suing the Australian government after he was expelled in the interest of public health ahead of the Australian Open. Djokovic, 34, consulted with his legal team about suing the country for $4.4 million, a fee that included the $2.75 million prize the world’s best tennis player was expected … Read more

Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis

Summary Background Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a major threat to human health around the world. Previous publications have estimated the effect of AMR on incidence, deaths, hospital length of stay, and health-care costs for specific pathogen–drug combinations in select locations. To our knowledge, this study presents the most comprehensive estimates of AMR burden to date. … Read more

Google Play Games for PC, which brings Android games to Windows, enters beta testing – TechCrunch

Google today begins a limited beta test of its newly announced Google Play Games for PC product in three overseas markets: Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. The Google Play Games PC application, announced last month at The Game Awards event, will allow people to play Google Play games on Windows PCs, in addition to … Read more

Rare coral reef discovered near Tahiti in ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

That such a large and beautiful coral reef has yet to be discovered emphasizes how little we still know about the world’s oceans, scientists say. And its pristine condition, with no evidence that the reef has been damaged by the climate crisis, suggests the need for urgent action to protect the remaining healthy reefs in … Read more