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As Japans Hana Kimura mourned, Terrace House cast say they also faced online abuse   -3%

Tributes are pouring in for Hana Kimura, a Japanese professional wrestler and a member of the Terrace House reality show on Netflix, who is understood to have killed herself on Saturday after being the victim of online bullying. She was 22. Kimura’s death was announced by World Wonder Wing Stardom, the female wrestling league that she fought in, although the brief statement gave no further details. An apparent suicide note was found at her Tokyo home, in which she expressed her gratitude…

The New Training Facilities: Backyard Gym, Hallway Track   -30%

With restrictions imposed in their countries to slow the spread of Covid-19, athletes from the canoeist Mallory Franklin to the runner Valeria Nazarova have found ways to train at home.

From her self-quarantine in London, Claudia Roden shares beloved Passover recipes   11%

For the first time in her life, the famed food researcher and cookbook writer will be celebrating Passover alone. Roden talks about preserving the routine during an epidemic and offers simple home recipes for the seder

Coronavirus threatens millions displaced by extreme weather and conflict   -2%

Forced from their homes by floods, storms and wars, internally displaced people across the world are now at risk of the pandemic. Distancing rules and hygene are hard to practise without a safe home.

In Singapore, digitally estranged seniors grapple with how to celebrate Hari Raya via FaceTime and Zoom   -12%

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Abdul Rahman Mohsen, an 85-year-old Singapore widower, would usually go to the mosque each day for prayers, and spend time afterwards socialising with friends.But his Ramadan routine was upended this year when Singapore announced the suspension of religious services as part of its partial lockdown, or circuit breaker, to stem the spread of the coronavirus.Singaporeans were also barred from visiting other homes, although this will change when restrictions…

Neil Gaiman: Scottish police speak to author over 11,000 mile trip from New Zealand to Isle of Skye during lockdown  

Author has been criticised after breaking lockdown rules to make the journey to his home on the Isle of Skye

Volkswagen ordered to compensate motorists in landmark Dieselgate ruling   3%

A German federal court judge ruled on Monday that Volkswagen has to pay compensation to motorists who purchased vehicles with manipulated diesel engines, a major blow for the carmaker in its home market as it continues to reel from the emissions scandal.

This day in sports: Shawn Green has four-homer game for Dodgers   10%

Memorable moments in sports history from May 23, including the Dodgers' Shawn Green hitting four home runs and setting a record with 19 total bases.

A new challenge for Michigan residents: dam failure and flooding   1%

On Tuesday, residents of Midland County Michigan were ordered to evacuate their homes in preparation of "catastrophic dam failures." Two dams have been breached. Balancing the need to social distance due to coronavirus, residents look for next steps.

On a Scottish Isle, Nursing Home Deaths Expose a Covid-19 Scandal   10%

At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.

"360 Open House - Berlin, Germany"   28%

Once a month, Euromaxx takes you into the homes of creative people across Europe with the "360° Open House". This time it is about a 19th century mansion with special home office features.

Survive the Night Review: Droning Through a Home Invasion   -10%

As bored as Bruce Willis has looked in recent movies, you can’t expect him to muster much interest in this home invasion thriller.

House calls, revisited: Mobile medical team provides in-home care to help take pressure off hospitals  

Virtual triage assessment centre program offers people remote access to medical experts, on-site care in their own homes when necessary.

And now, rats: US disease control centre issues aggressive rodent warning   -27%

As restaurants across America closed during the pandemic, rats have become desperate in their search for scraps, turning on homes, cars and each other

Being a Mizrahi woman in Israel: This Yemeni author explains identity politics to English readers   20%

Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir, ‘The Art of Leaving,’ offers a rare narrative about a globe-trotting woman who flees home. Now that she has reconciled with her Yemenite roots and (partially) with Israel, she explains what drove her away

Evacuation order lifted for Porters Lake area as brush fire is now under control   -2%

Residents of Porters Lake, N.S., can now return home after being forced to leave as firefighters battled a large brush fire in the area for the second day. The fire is now under control and is considered 60 per cent contained.

How SoulCycle Got Stuck Spinning Its Wheels  

It was the gold standard of indoor-cycling classes. Then everybody went home.

Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise  

Thirty out of 102 care home providers contacted by the BBC said none of their staff had been tested.

Actor-producer Allen Covert lands quick offer on Calabasas home  

Actor-producer Allen Covert of 'Grandma's Boy' has listed his Calabasas home for sale at $2.475 million.

Western Australia state hit by 'once-in-a-decade' storm  

About 50,000 homes and businesses were without power across Western Australia state on Sunday as a severe storm hit the the coast and brought wind gusts of more than 100 km/h, officials said.

Gov. Newsom: Dodgers and Angels could play in their stadiums   -6%

The Dodgers, Angels and other California MLB teams could return to their home ballparks for a potential 2020 season, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

What you can rent for about $2,500 in communities in L.A. County   40%

If you're hunting for a new place during stay-at-home restrictions, here are homes available for about $2,500 per month in six L.A. County communities.

'Now we sleep peacefully': life in Peru transformed by warm houses   -10%

Thermal houses in the Andes are helping combat respiratory illnesses in villages that struggle with freezing temperatures

On a windswept plain more than 4km above sea level, families gather; a throng of colourful, intricately patterned hats, skirts and ponchos. They are gazing curiously at their revamped homes, which now glint in the sun.

Cladding the mud brick homes and absorbing the perpendicular rays of the sun are polycarbonate panels fitted at a slanted angle to the outer walls. In Hanchipacha, a poor village in the highlands of Cusco, in Peru’s southeastern Andes, these panels are a point of pride.

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TV for Monday, May 25  

Monday Picks: Kinne Tonight, Home and Away, Len and Ainsley's Big Food Adventure

Elliott: Quite a power play as Ali Downey represents Ducks and nurses with class  

Ali Downey, a critical care nurse in Fountain Valley, is part of the Ducks' 16-woman group that works home games and represents the team at events.

Cummings row: 'Did you go to Barnard Castle?'  

Key adviser Dominic Cummings is confronted by the media outside his London home on Monday morning.

Family 'assisting' police after four-year-old girl found dead in Brisbane home  

Investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the girl's death in the Cannon Hill home.

He Placed in a Virtual Race. But His Racing Was Too Virtual.  

A driver in a virtual Formula E race apologized for “outside help” in placing third. The Iditarod winner might finally get home to Norway. And more sports are returning.

Supermarkets turn to delivery startups to meet demand  

As supermarkets struggle to meet demand for home delivery, "last mile" delivery startups are coming to the fore.

15 gifts for nursing home residents that will brighten their day   20%

The government is already drafting guidelines for reopening nursing homes — but in the meantime, one of these carefully chosen gifts for nursing home residents can comfort your loved one, stave off boredom, and keep her connected to you despite the physical distance.

Coronavirus: Care home creates 'drive-through' visit   20%

After careful planning, families were able to see the residents of one care home from the safety of their cars.

Sunday no day of rest for the faithful in flooded Midland area  

Volunteers worked to remove mud and ruined possessions in Midland and Sanford area homes.


This pandemic threatens to undo what generations of feminists have fought for | Moira Donegan   -3%

With schools and daycares closed, and employers embracing permanent work-from-home arrangements, women will be forced to pick up the slack

During this pandemic, a contracting economy, public health fears, and steadily reduced public services have shifted massive amounts of work and caregiving responsibilities to the home – and it is women who are picking up the slack. Even as lockdowns lift and the virus recedes, many of these needs that were previously met outside the home will still be left to families to try to meet within it, and women will be disproportionately affected. The result is a potentially long-term constricting of women’s lives to the domestic sphere. This threatens to undo a century’s worth of progress that women have made in claiming access to public life.

Some women are home because they’ve lost work. The economic recession that has been prompted by the pandemic has disproportionately hurt woman-dominated service industries, meaning that this time, unlike the 2008 recession, women make up the majority of the newly unemployed. In April, the unemployment rate climbed to 15.5% for women, with black women and Latinas facing even higher average unemployment rates.

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Teens face court on murder charges, as Kevin Kourtis' family grapple with his death  

The concreter was fatally stabbed at his Riverstone home in the early hours of Sunday morning, as police investigate if he knew the teenagers who allegedly murdered him.

Walt Disney's 'dream house' in Palm Springs sells for the asking price  

A Palm Springs home built for Walt Disney and his wife Lillian in 1962 has sold for $1.095 million.

Indian army arrives to help Kolkata recover from devastating Cyclone Amphan   -50%

The Indian Army has been mobilised to help with the clean-up after a devastating cyclone hit the eastern city of Kolkata, as thousands on Sunday protested again over power and water shortages.At least 112 people were killed in eastern India and Bangladesh after Cyclone Amphan – the strongest storm to hit the region since 1999 – struck on Wednesday.Streets were flooded in Kolkata, home to 15 million people, while power lines were brought down and fallen trees blocked roads.Authorities already…

Coronavirus: Better-off children 'studying more than poorer pupils'   10%

A study suggests young people in wealthier households do more learning at home than poorer peers.

Coronavirus pandemic: Activewear is in demand as quarantine drags on  

Being stuck at home for weeks on end can be uncomfortable. And many people are responding by stocking up on yoga pants and hoodies.

Widow of late John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 100 of COVID-19   10%

Annie Glenn, philanthropist and the widow of pioneering astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, died at age 100 early on Tuesday at a Minnesota nursing home from complications of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, media reports said.

Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism   26%

In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks, and water buses convey masked and gloved commuters to businesses preparing to reopen.