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Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Bucks pummel Nets to force decisive game seven

Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for 68 points as the host Milwaukee Bucks led wire-to-wire Thursday to beat the Brooklyn Nets 104-89 in game six of their NBA playoff series.

Perez wins Azerbaijan GP after Verstappen crashes

Mexican Sergio Perez won a dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix for Red Bull Sunday after a tire blowout denied championship-leading team mate Max Verstappen certain victory and Lewis Hamilton failed to score.

‘A special Cannes’ unveils its 2021 lineup

‘Cinema is not dead. The extraordinary and triumphant return of the audience to movie theaters in France and around the world was the first good news,’ said the artistic director. ‘I hope the film festival will be the second very good news.’

Much-loved children’s author Eric Carle dies at 91

Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. When Carle was 12 or 13, a high school art teacher would change his life by inviting him to his home, where he secretly showed his expressionist art, including Franz Marc’s ‘Blue Horse’

Airlines plead with Britain to ease travel restrictions

Airlines renewed their calls on Britain to restart international travel, pleading the government to allow people vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel freely with the peak summer season just weeks away and as Europe begins to open up.

Jordan battles to save rare tiny Dead Sea carp

Fifa Nature Reserve, Jordan, June 18, 2021 (AFP) - Jordan is racing against time to save a tiny rare fish from extinction as falling water levels partly triggered by global warming threaten to dry up its last habitat.