Sunday July 12-th, 2020

British Airways suspends flights to Beijing and Shanghai

There have now been more than 5,700 cases of the virus in China, while the death toll has climbed to 132. Multiple agencies are engaged in efforts to stem the spread of the virus beyond the five initial confirmed US cases, all of which involved peo...

Australia to partner with New Zealand for Wuhan evacuation Australia to partner with New Zealand for Wuhan evacuation

Speaking in Canberra today , Morrison said the operation will prioritise young and elderly Australians now in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, which has been locked down by local authorities. Evacuated Australians will also have to con...

Washington Post clears writer who tweeted about Bryant rape allegation Washington Post clears writer who tweeted about Bryant rape allegation

Bryant repeatedly denied the allegations but later apologised and settled a civil case out of court. Wemple revealed from his own interview with Sonmez that the Post condemned her for the tweets because "they didn't "pertain" to her "coverage are...

Trump signs USMCA, 'ending the NAFTA nightmare'; key Democrats not invited Trump signs USMCA, 'ending the NAFTA nightmare'; key Democrats not invited

Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said it only passed Congress because of how the Democrats forced changes in Trump's original proposal. The new deal requires a higher percentage of vehicles to be made in...

Echo chamber White House sells peace plan to Jewish and evangelical leaders Echo chamber White House sells peace plan to Jewish and evangelical leaders

The Jordan Valley, making up some 20 percent of the West Bank , were seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and controlled ever since despite worldwide criticism. We will continue to work for an independent Palestine within Palestinian lan...

‘Major Emergency’ Fire Engulfs Commercial Building in Downtown L.A. ‘Major Emergency’ Fire Engulfs Commercial Building in Downtown L.A.

It is not clear how many people have jumped from the building, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The same residential building burned in 2013 , hurting eight people and causing millions of dollars in damage. One adult male civilian sus...

Mother of three children found dead continues to be questioned by Gardaí Mother of three children found dead continues to be questioned by Gardaí

The mother, who is in her 40's, was found by Gardai close to the scene. Garda Detective Sergeant Dara Kenny from Clondalkin garda station confirmed that she was charged with murder at 6pm on Tuesday. 'For all parents, hug your children when you hav...

Trump draws huge crowds days before NJ rally Trump draws huge crowds days before NJ rally

Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton , wrote in a yet-to-be-published book that the president had explicitly told Bolton of his desire to freeze Ukraine aid until Ukraine helped with investigations of the Bidens. "That's what thes...

Court hears Garda Adrian Donohoe killed during Court hears Garda Adrian Donohoe killed during "highly-organised" robbery

A man accused of the murder of a garda who was shot dead in Co Louth seven years ago lied to the gardaí on several occasions and gave a false alibi, the Central Criminal Court has heard. At about 9.30 pm, he said a vehicle blocked them from leaving t...

Officer charged with murder after shooting handcuffed man Officer charged with murder after shooting handcuffed man

Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. was identified as police officer who is accused of murder for shooting a handcuffed man in the back of a Prince George's County squad auto in Maryland . "We are determined to find out what happened inside that cruiser", she...

Dem Senator Agrees Hunter Biden is a ‘Relevant’ Impeachment Witness Dem Senator Agrees Hunter Biden is a ‘Relevant’ Impeachment Witness

I don't have a problem there because this is why we are where we are". "You know, I think so", Manchin replied. And not go home and say "I protected one of the"-no, if it's relevant, then it should be there". President Donald Trump, right, and Ukra...

Tsunami warning issued after powerful natural disaster in the Caribbean Tsunami warning issued after powerful natural disaster in the Caribbean

There are no initial reports of damage or casualties. The Miami-Dade Police Department confirms the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, which houses county offices in downtown Miami, has been evacuated as a precaution. "I was sitting at my desk in ...

CBO projects a decade of trillion-dollar deficits and soaring U.S. debt CBO projects a decade of trillion-dollar deficits and soaring U.S. debt

The economy is now in its 11th year of expansion, a record for the country, while the job market remains relatively tight and consumers upbeat. But some factors expected to grow that output "would taper off in later years", slowing to an average ann...

United Kingdom allows limited use of Huawei's 5G equipment United Kingdom allows limited use of Huawei's 5G equipment

London said it will keep high risk vendors out of the most sensitive core parts of the networks, but will allow the company to supply other gear that is critical to the roll-out of 5G, such as antennas and base stations. Britain on Tuesday chose to b...

Survivors, Polish president mark Auschwitz liberation Survivors, Polish president mark Auschwitz liberation

Poland's President Duda boycotted the Jerusalem forum after he was denied the opportunity to speak there while Russian President Vladimir Putin was given the floor, despite having earlier falsely accused Poland of colluding with German Nazi dictator...

Boy, 9, yelled 'die, die' during stabbing Boy, 9, yelled 'die, die' during stabbing

Authorities say a 9-year-old Florida boy was taken into custody after he stabbed his 5-year-old sister with a knife because he said he wanted her to die. She said when she came back, she saw the boy stabbing his sister and grabbed the knife away ...

Major 7.7 magnitude quake hits Caribbean off Jamaica

No injuries or road closures hade been reported . It was also not felt strongly in Kingston, Jamaica, according to witnesses, although video on social media showed water splashing out of a swimming pool, apparently on the island. The latest from...

At Least 140 Russians in China's Virus-Stricken Province - Embassy At Least 140 Russians in China's Virus-Stricken Province - Embassy

Though over 500 Indian students were studying in colleges and universities in Wuhan, official sources said, majority had departed for home before the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for Chinese new year holidays. Foreign Minister Marise Payne...

'Disaster tourists' warned over 'Insta-worthy' photos of Canberra bushfire 'Disaster tourists' warned over 'Insta-worthy' photos of Canberra bushfire

Authorities have warned it is the most serious blaze the capital has faced since the deadly 2003 bushfires , which destroyed nearly 500 homes and led to four deaths. "Under current conditions, a fire is hard to control", the ESA said. "... Firefight...

China has nearly 6,000 cases of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus China has nearly 6,000 cases of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus

Due to a significant decline in demand for travel to China, we are suspending some flights between our hub cities and Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai beginning February 1 through February 8. The airlines offered the waivers after the Centers for Di...

Grenfell inquiry panellist steps down over link to cladding firm Grenfell inquiry panellist steps down over link to cladding firm

Families had been threatening to boycott the opening of the second phase of the Grenfell inquiry due to the alleged conflict of interest. In a statement introducing phase two, the inquiry's lead counsel, Richard Millett, said that out of all the bo...

Australia to help citizens leave China, then quarantine them Australia to help citizens leave China, then quarantine them

Speaking in Canberra today , Morrison said the operation will prioritise young and elderly Australians now in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, which has been locked down by local authorities. Hundreds of Japanese and American citizens ha...

United States health officials directing $105 million to fight coronavirus outbreak United States health officials directing $105 million to fight coronavirus outbreak

The first of five confirmed cases in the US was a Snohomish County man who had been traveling solo in Wuhan and flew back to Sea-Tac on January 15, before screening began in the USA and before travel out of Wuhan was stopped. The designation, the f...

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude natural disaster Tsunami warning issued after magnitude natural disaster

This quake formed along a strike-slip fault near where the Caribbean plate meets the North American plate. Officials say the epicenter was reportedly a relatively shallow 6 miles beneath the surface. "Tsunami warnings for Cuba, Jamaica and the Ca...

Hamas rejects 'çonspiracies' as Trump unveils Mideast plan Hamas rejects 'çonspiracies' as Trump unveils Mideast plan

The Israeli military claimed the sites belonged to Hamas and included weapons manufacturing and intelligence-gathering facilities. Israel and Egypt imposed the blockade when Hamas, which was considered a terrorist organization by the U.S.

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