Monday July 13-th, 2020

Indonesia offers reward for plucking tyre off giant croc's neck Indonesia offers reward for plucking tyre off giant croc's neck

If you think you have the guts to deal with saltwater crocodiles and have a passion for wildlife conservation, you're in luck. It is unknown how the tyre got stuck on the crocodile, but it has had it around its neck since at least 2016 .

Modelling study estimates spread of 2019 novel coronavirus — The Lancet

Senior author Professor Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong highlights: "Not everyone who is infected with 2019-nCoV would require or seek medical attention". Confirmed cases of the deadly new coronavirus have already been discovered in ...

Australia's capital braces as hot, windy conditions fuel bushfires Australia's capital braces as hot, windy conditions fuel bushfires

Properties could come under threat as unsafe bushfire conditions return to southern NSW, fanned by gusty winds and soaring temperatures . The type of vegetation on the fireground means the blaze can become quite erratic and spot ahead of itself, w...

Trump Campaign Reveals One Of Its Super Bowl Ads Trump Campaign Reveals One Of Its Super Bowl Ads

The NFL and Fox have banned a PETA commercial from airing during the Super Bowl on Sunday, according to the animal rights organization. "Calandrian's story is a powerful reminder of the urgency of this issue and the failure of Washington to address...

China virus death toll rises to 304 with 45 new fatalities China virus death toll rises to 304 with 45 new fatalities

Americans who visited other parts of mainland China will undergo special health screening upon their return, followed by up to 14 days of "monitored self-quarantine", under the temporary restrictions. Following the U.S. government's declaration tha...

CBP directive to detain Iranian-born travelers comes to light CBP directive to detain Iranian-born travelers comes to light

The directive published by The Northern Light of Blaine, Wash., and later obtained by CNN, notes a high threat alert for the nation after the USA directed a targeted air strike killing Iranian Maj. CBC News sent the full memo to CBP for comment. ...

Coins marking Brexit go into circulation Coins marking Brexit go into circulation

Priced at £30, 5,000 sets were produced. Brexiteers looking for memorabilia faced a queuing system to access the Royal Mint's website today. Just 1,500 limited edition gold proof coins were minted and only 47,000 silver proof ones have been mad...

Germany confirms seven cases of coronavirus Germany confirms seven cases of coronavirus

Earlier on Friday, authorities identified the sixth victim as the child of a male employee at the same company, vehicle parts supplier Webasto. Of the seventh patient, it added: "Details will be announced to the media on Saturday". Earlier on Friday,...

Australia declares state of emergency due to bushfires in the capital Australia declares state of emergency due to bushfires in the capital

Australia has been dealing with the bushfires since September. Officials said an out-of-control fire in the ACT's south, on the doorstep of Canberra, had grown to 185 square kilometres, nearly 8 percent of the territory's landmass. Australia's uns...

US, Australia impose travel ban on China as virus toll hits 259

Early signs were good, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that none of the individuals showed symptoms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria , is among the countries that have issued a ...

Feds secure plane to repatriate Canadians from China amid coronavirus outbreak Feds secure plane to repatriate Canadians from China amid coronavirus outbreak

Hajdu said the government has also not yet decided on quarantine or isolation measures for anyone coming from China on the plane. Ontario public health officials reported Wednesday that a presumptive case of the new deadly strain of coronavirus rep...

Man fires bullets in Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi Man fires bullets in Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi

For the second time in three days, a man opened fire near the site of an anti-CAA protest in the capital. Shaheen Bagh has become synonymous with agitations against the contentious new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). He was later detained and ...

Cruise ship with 6,000 passengers stuck at Italian port after coronavirus scare Cruise ship with 6,000 passengers stuck at Italian port after coronavirus scare

It is possible that other passengers will now have to undergo medical screening. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed Thursday the first human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus in the U.S. Anyone on the ship, climb or landing, not bei...

Alleged leader of Iraqi al Qaeda group arrested in Arizona Alleged leader of Iraqi al Qaeda group arrested in Arizona

The Iraqi government believes Al-Nouri, a Phoenix resident, served as the leader of the terrorist group in Fallujah in 2006 - specifically targeting Iraqi police officers. Attorney's Office revealed. He appeared before a federal magistrate jud...

World Health Organization declares global emergency over new coronavirus World Health Organization declares global emergency over new coronavirus

Public health officials are investigating locations where the man visited in the past two weeks for any close contacts that could have led to exposure. "The virus is not spreading widely throughout the community". The number of confirmed new cases ...

US Expects Confirmation of al-Qaeda's Leader Death US Expects Confirmation of al-Qaeda's Leader Death

Asked about the report, the Pentagon would not elaborate on the situation. Spokespersons for U.S. Central Command, the National Security Council and the CIA declined to comment. Friday reports said the USA conducted a strike targeting terror leader Q...

French court approves €2.1bn Airbus graft settlement French court approves €2.1bn Airbus graft settlement

Airbus, Europe's biggest aerospace multinational , bribed public officials to land contracts in at least 20 countries, prosecutors from a British court said Friday. The U.S.is set to get 530 million euros under its deferred prosecution agreement. ...

Spain's Health Ministry Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Spain's Health Ministry Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

With as many as 11,821 people infected with 2019-nCov in China, the death toll reached 259 as of Friday, January 31. Pedro Sánchez wanted to reassure the public after confirming the first positive case for coronavirus in La Gomera. On Thursday, the...

Pompeo assures Ukraine of USA support in countering Russian aggression - MFA Pompeo assures Ukraine of USA support in countering Russian aggression - MFA

Pompeo sought to deflect questions about the nature of the impeachment probe, including whether he and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy discussed former Vice President Joe Biden or his son, Hunter, who has drawn criticism for his role serving ...

Kerala student from Wuhan India's 1st confirmed CoV case Kerala student from Wuhan India's 1st confirmed CoV case

The US and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city on Wednesday while many worldwide airlines suspended flights to mainland China . The Indian mission starts hours after the WHO declared the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak originate...

Scottish parliament backs independence referendum

On the same day that Brexit is set to take place, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged (via The Guardian ) supporters of Scottish independence to build and win the political case for it, instead of rushing to hold a referendum.

Trump's peace plan 'the slap of the century' Trump's peace plan 'the slap of the century'

Majdi al-Khaldi, a diplomatic adviser to Abbas, said the meeting of the Arab League's foreign ministers aims at issuing a "clear declaration" rejecting the deal. The said peace plan, which "ignores a two-state solution and violated worldwide law es...

Trump Asked Bolton To Join Ukraine Pressure Campaign In Early May Trump Asked Bolton To Join Ukraine Pressure Campaign In Early May

Trump personally asked him to call Ukraine's president and demand investigations of Democrats. He writes that top officials such as acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney , Rudolph W. "That meeting never happened". According to this new reporting...

Trump's 'deal of the century' unfair to Palestine, says Putrajaya

On Tuesday, after unveiling his long-delayed plan for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, US President Donald Trump produced a map that would see stretches of land Israel has long encroached on in the West Bank transferred within its borde...

Coronavirus tests on two French evacuated from China negative: minister Coronavirus tests on two French evacuated from China negative: minister

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus an worldwide public health emergency. The person later returned to China and was confirmed to be sick with the virus . "Large cities overseas with close transport links to China could potent...

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