The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday March 6)

March 6, 2020

A look at some of today’s biggest headlines from select sources.

‘This is a crisis.’ Airlines face $113 billion hit from the coronavirus

Global airlines stand to lose $113 billion in sales if the coronavirus continues to spread, according to the International Air Transport Association.

India identifies 29 coronavirus cases as global infections top 94,000

A spike in novel coronavirus in India has prompted concerns that the world’s second-most populous country could face its own outbreak of the deadly virus, which to date has infected more than 94,900 people and killed at least 3,283 worldwide.

London police seek four men after ‘racist’ coronavirus attack on East Asian student

Police have released images of four men they wish to speak to in connection with a “racially aggravated assault” where suspects targeted a Singapore man of Chinese ethnicity in central London.

Bernie Madoff should die in prison, US government says

Bernard Madoff should not released early from his 150-year prison sentence, even though he has terminal kidney failure, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

TGV high-speed train derails in France

A high-speed train derailed in eastern France Thursday, leaving at least 21 people injured.

Mormon Church delivers stinging rebuke to BYU students with letter stating homosexual behavior is ‘not compatible’ with its principles

Just two weeks ago, LGBTQ students at Brigham Young University were cheering after the school deleted a section in its honor code that banned “homosexual behavior.” But on Wednesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints poured cold water on their celebrations after it clarified that same-sex romantic behavior is still “not compatible” with BYU’s principles.

Democrats fear a 2016 repeat in 2020

After Joe Biden’s stunning comeback on Super Tuesday, the Democratic Party is once again facing the nightmare of 2016: a collision course between its establishment candidate and Bernie Sanders that could leave the party fractured and weakened come November.

Katy Perry reveals she is pregnant in new music video

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are expecting their first child together, the US singer revealed in her latest music video on Thursday.

First coronavirus case detected in South Africa

South Africa has detected its first case of the coronavirus, a 38-year-old man who visited Italy with his wife. This brings to 27 the number of coronavirus cases reported in Africa. Algeria is worst-affected, with 17 cases, 16 of them in the same family.

Coronavirus: Italy closes schools and universities – BBC News

Photographs of empty supermarket shelves have been doing the rounds in the UK, amid fears of panic-buying because of coronavirus. Large packs of water, pasta, bread and hand sanitiser gels have been pictured missing from shop shelves. James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News Understanding how the coronavirus is mutating is vital.

Carlo Ancelotti: Everton manager accepts FA misconduct charge

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has been fined £8,000 after accepting his Football Association charge of misconduct following his red card after Sunday’s draw with Manchester United. The Italian approached referee Chris Kavanagh following the final whistle after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal was ruled out for offside.

IMF provides $50bn to fight coronavirus outbreak

The International Monetary Fund has announced $50bn (£39bn) of support for countries hit by the coronavirus. The organisation also warned that the outbreak had already pushed this year’s global economic growth below last year’s levels. The emergency measure came after the virus has spread rapidly outside China to more than 70 countries.

TCL still has zero plans to launch a foldable phone any time soon, but here are some more prototypes

Even with the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip and the Motorola Razr, TCL is still taking its sweet time to launch its own foldable phone. With Mobile World Congress cancelled, TCL brought some new concept phones to show us during a private demo in New York City. And, they’re …

Stephen Colbert celebrates Super Tuesday with 5 solid minutes of Joe Biden jokes

Stephen Colbert has previously referred to his Joe Biden impersonation as “the simplest impression of all time” – which is handy, because after Super Tuesday, the former vice president is well and truly back in the race. Colbert’s reaction? Some trusty, rapid-fire jokes, starting with a replay of Biden accidentally confusing his wife for his sister during a speech that night.

Netflix’s ‘The English Game’ will fill the ‘Downton Abbey’ void in your life

Upstairs, Downstairs…but make it football? If you’re in need of a juicy period drama to fill the Downton Abbey-shaped void in your life, then we’ve some good news for you. Julian Fellowes – creator of our beloved Downton – is back with something new to get stuck into. This time…it’s about football.

Bloomberg is out. Here’s how much he spent on Facebook ads.

Anybody got a lighter? Mike Bloomberg’s got some cash he wants to light on fire. On Wednesday, following a Super Tuesday in which Bloomberg’s astronomical self-funded campaign spending failed to buy him voters, the campaign announced that it would suspend Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.

Tesla’s Model Y just got some competition from GM

Earlier this year, GM announced it’s bringing the Hummer back. On Wednesday, it revealed its electric compact SUV, a competitor to Tesla’s Model Y. It’s called the Cadillac Lyriq (yes, with a “q”). GM will share more details in April, shortly before it shows off its electric Hummer on May 20.

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