Tuesday August 4-th, 2020

The weather is looking awesome for New Years' Eve The weather is looking awesome for New Years' Eve

New Year's Eve on Tuesday could have the best weather in recent memory, afraid frigid conditions in 2017 and the rain that rang in 2018 . Official records show highs of 15.6C were recorded in 1910 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. In Athens, in the me...

Peru McDonald’s fined US$250,000 after worker deaths Peru McDonald’s fined US$250,000 after worker deaths

Earlier this month, two teenage workers, Alexandra Porras (18) and Carlos Campo (19), were electrocuted by a loose cable at a McDonald's restaurant in Lima. Minister of Labour Sylvia Caceres said from now on there would be an automatic closure of 10 ...

Record low births take place in Japan this year Record low births take place in Japan this year

In South Korea in 2018, this dropped to 0.98 - or less than one baby per woman, and a drop from the previous year's rate of 1.05. The projected number of newborns in Japan this year will fall to its lowest level in 120 years, the health ministry ...

Pro-Serbs rally in Montenegro against religious law Pro-Serbs rally in Montenegro against religious law

Plain-clothes police wearing gas masks intervened, arresting 24 people, including 18 opposition legislators. All but three of the lawmakers were later released. Some Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7. The SPC remains the offici...

EU chief warns that new Brexit delay might be necessary EU chief warns that new Brexit delay might be necessary

The country will then enter an 11-month implementation period, where most European Union rules, including free movement for the bloc's citizens, will remain in force. If other aspects of the future relationship are not ready, they too would have to...

Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks to go ahead despite fire risk Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks to go ahead despite fire risk

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has previously said while firefighters and communities would be challenged, the RFS was not expecting a return of catastrophic conditions on Tuesday. "But if there is no safety reason why those fireworks shouldn't c...

Monsey stabbing: Several wounded at rabbi’s home in NY Monsey stabbing: Several wounded at rabbi’s home in NY

At least five people, all Jewish, were taken to hospital with stab wounds, the council said. A man reportedly used a machete to attack people attending a Hanukkah celebration. Police said they received at least six reports this week - and eight s...

Biden tweets he’s unlikely to honour Senate subpoena Biden tweets he’s unlikely to honour Senate subpoena

At the time of the full House vote, two Democrats voted against the first article of impeachment alleging that Trump abused his power, and three voted against the second purporting that the president obstructed Congress. Sen. Tim Scott , R-S.C., ri...

Authorities investigating rash of possible anti-Semitic attacks in last 2 weeks Authorities investigating rash of possible anti-Semitic attacks in last 2 weeks

Three women, ages 22-31, were slapped by another woman who was apprehended and charged with harassment. On Tuesday morning, a large group of people allegedly yelled "F*** you, Jew" at a 25-year-old Jewish male before tossing a Slurpie at him.

Rain, colder weather expected this weekend

Skies will slowly be clearing on Tuesday with seasonal temperatures in the low 30s but we will stay dry for New Year's Eve with temperatures in the mid-20s at midnight. High 75. Saturday: Mostly cloudy and warm. Winds will start from the northw...

Facing blowback, Biden clarifies stance on impeachment trial testimony Facing blowback, Biden clarifies stance on impeachment trial testimony

Biden argued it would just be a tactic by Trump to distract from his wrongdoing. Yet he followed with another tweet suggesting that he would consider any subpoena from the Senate Republicans for the impeachment trial to be illegitimate.

Municipal Police Chief Arrested Over Mexican Massacre of 9 Americans Municipal Police Chief Arrested Over Mexican Massacre of 9 Americans

Three women and six children, all members of the LeBaron and Langford families, were killed on a mountain road in Sonora State November 4 by suspected drug cartel members. Although not officially confirmed by federal authorities, his arrest is cons...

U.S. military base blares false alarm amid N Korea concerns U.S. military base blares false alarm amid N Korea concerns

The incident occurred at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, 40 kilometers north of Seoul, the closest U.S. Army base to the North Korean border. "When the operator realized that he pushed the wrong button, they notified all the units on Camp Casey that...

50 killed in Somalia auto bomb attack 50 killed in Somalia auto bomb attack

Mogadishu recently introduced tougher security measures that Somali officials said make it more hard to smuggle in explosives. "Some of those dead were police officers, but majority were students". The police were not reachable for comment on casual...

Trump impeachment: Senate GOP reportedly unites behind a no-witness trial Trump impeachment: Senate GOP reportedly unites behind a no-witness trial

Biden's comments on Friday confirms a statement he made during an interview with NPR in early December that he would not comply if he was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate. But on his Twitter account the next morning, the former vice presid...

Tortoise blamed for Christmas fire at family’s home in England Tortoise blamed for Christmas fire at family’s home in England

It would have been a fire christmas for a 45-year-old tortoise as the reptile knocked a heat lamp onto his bedding, which caught fire according to Sky News. "This 45-year-old tortoise might look angry but it's his lucky day". "This shows how impo...

Trump, evangelicals don't speak for all Christians Trump, evangelicals don't speak for all Christians

Despite the criticism, some evangelicals are circling the wagons around President Trump , who blasted the magazine in a response on social media. Power couple: Donald Trump and wife Melania. 'They're a very liberal left-wing magazine now and m...

Two dead, 7 hurt in shooting while filming rap video in Houston Two dead, 7 hurt in shooting while filming rap video in Houston

When asked whether the shooting was gang-related, Gonzalez said, "I'm not going to rule that out, but I'm also not going to say it was because simply we don't know". It wasn't clear how many people opened fire. "This is a residential neighborhood; a ...

Small plane crashes in Louisiana, five dead Small plane crashes in Louisiana, five dead

The plane came down near a Walmart and U.S. Post Office at the intersection of Verot School Road and Feu Follet, according to local media. The survivor was taken to the hospital along with three people who were on the ground, Benoit said. The impact ...

Refurbished Iranian fighter jet crashes during test, rescue effort underway for pilot Refurbished Iranian fighter jet crashes during test, rescue effort underway for pilot

Amateur video footage published on the social media accounts of various media outlets in Iran appeared to show smoke rising above snow-capped peaks. Fars news agency said the plane had been found but there was no trace of its pilot and that he coul...

Eleven injured after explosion at a Kansas aviation manufacturing plant Eleven injured after explosion at a Kansas aviation manufacturing plant

No one was killed, but one person has potentially serious injuries, he said. The Wichita Fire Department says a nitrogen gas line ruptured in plant three. Textron Aviation announced on December 5, that they will be laying off hundreds of employee...

Japan approves divisive plan to send naval troops to Middle East Japan approves divisive plan to send naval troops to Middle East

Days after the attacks on vital oil infrastructure in the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia said it had chose to join the US -led maritime security coalition that aims to ensure freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Persian Gulf. Japan will st...

Annular solar eclipse wows skywatchers across Asia Annular solar eclipse wows skywatchers across Asia

Many countries in Asia and parts of Africa and Australia will experience a partial solar eclipse , but a few such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, southern India and parts of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will experience a " ring of fire ", accord...

Auto bomb rocks Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 20 Auto bomb rocks Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 20

Mogadishu is regularly hit by vehicle bombings and attacks waged by Al-Shabaab militants allied to Al-Qaeda. The attack happened during rush hour in the Somali capital at about 8 a.m. The extremist group was pushed out of Mogadishu several years ag...

Second Thai navy SEAL to rescue Second Thai navy SEAL to rescue "cave boys" dies; suffered blood infection

Officer Beiret Bureerak got a blood infection during the rescue, and Reuters has reported the Royal Thai Navy announced on Friday (Saturday NZT) that his condition had deteriorated significantly. Bureerak helped rescue 12 boys and their coach after...

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