Wednesday October 21-st, 2020

What’s a leap year? Here’s why February is extra-long in 2020

Why do we need a leap year? 247 Wall St. compiled a list of the most notable events that have occurred on leap days throughout history. The only times we'll actually do this is if it falls on the start of a century UNLESS that year is divisible b...

Gare de Lyon train station being evacuated after fire in central Paris Gare de Lyon train station being evacuated after fire in central Paris

Police in the Bercy neighborhood tweeted: " Unacceptable abuses take place in the #Bercy sector on the sidelines of a concert". "FDOs intervene immediately and systematically to end it". One video from the scene showed dozens of people pushing fir...

South Korea reports 315 more coronavirus cases, total count rises to 2,337 South Korea reports 315 more coronavirus cases, total count rises to 2,337

In particular, around 20 South Korean soldiers were infected by the highly-contagious viral virus. The South Korean government has reported cases of the COVID-19 in the country and has upgraded its response level to "grave", its highest respons...

'Intense snowfall' expected to hit Toronto this afternoon 'Intense snowfall' expected to hit Toronto this afternoon

Drivers north of Toronto have already reported unsafe driving conditions due to the snow squalls. Environment Canada cautions drivers that conditions could be risky and asks that they consider postponing non-essential travel until the weather passe...

Now is Not Right Time to Put Travel Restrictions on S. Korea Now is Not Right Time to Put Travel Restrictions on S. Korea

He appointed Vice President Mike Pence to lead the response to the disease. But for the first time on Tuesday, the number of new cases officially reported outside China - 427, by 37 countries - has exceeded new cases reported by Beijing (411), ...

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Pugh was hit with charges last November after prosecutors said she made deals to distribute copies of her " Healthy Holly " children's books to companies with ties to the city, only for numerous books to never end up being distributed to be child...

Cruise ship crew begin to disembark

Two new patients in England contracted the virus while in Iran, the Department of Health and Social Care said . A man from Britain who was a passenger on the cruise ship Diamond Princess , which was placed in quarantine near Yokohama in Japan, ...

'Do not deport your problems': PM challenges Morrison on deportations 'Do not deport your problems': PM challenges Morrison on deportations

There is no need for us to be moving to having mass gatherings of people stopped - if you want to go to the football and the cricket and play with your friends down the street, you can go out to the concert and you can go out for a Chinese meal.

Suspected Israeli strike 'kills senior Hezbollah official' in Syria Suspected Israeli strike 'kills senior Hezbollah official' in Syria

Last time the Israeli Air Force had attacked Syrian territories on 23 February, supposedly the country's air defences were repelling "hostile targets" near Damascus, according to the SANA news agency. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 201...

The Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled The Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled

Over 600,000 people attended the 2019 show. The Geneva motor show , one of Europe's premier motoring events, has been cancelled as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak. On Friday, before the ban was announced, the motor show's statement sai...

Surge in infections: Borders stay open as Italy coronavirus outbreak spreads south Surge in infections: Borders stay open as Italy coronavirus outbreak spreads south

The governor of the Veneto region told reporters Sunday that the situation was the "worse situation that I had to face" in his political career, adding that it was "probably the worst situation the Veneto region has to face". Looking at the distrib...

Pope Francis Sick the Day After Encouraging Coronavirus Victims Pope Francis Sick the Day After Encouraging Coronavirus Victims

Italy's Civil Protection chief, Angelo Borrelli, told reporters that officials were still seeking confirmation that the coronavirus was responsible for the two deaths . Francis is bishop of Rome, but delegates the day-to-day running of the archd...

Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms first case of infection in sub-Saharan Africa Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms first case of infection in sub-Saharan Africa

World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Africa's "fragile health systems" meant the threat posed by the virus "is considerable". " The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospit...

United Kingdom says it will consider walking away from Brexit talks in June

Both sides say they want a deal to be agreed before the deadline of December 31, 2020, so that trade can flow, albeit with some additional checks, and that arrangements on issues such as aviation can roll over seamlessly. Meanwhile critics warned tha...

Hong Kong finds traces of Covid-19 in pet dog Hong Kong finds traces of Covid-19 in pet dog

The dog is believed to belong to a Hong Kong Jockey Club member who has been infected with COVID-19, according to the newspaper. Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus. The dog's "weak positive" result came in tests from the dog's mouth, nose ...

Australia considers Covid-19 a pandemic

If you are a kid you can go off to school, play with your mate, do all of those things. US President Donald Trump earlier today said the risk was "very low" as he put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of Washington's response. Australian Prime ...

Lions Eat Teen in Safari Park Lions Eat Teen in Safari Park

The teen, who lived in a nearby village and sometimes did odd jobs at the zoo, disappeared Monday. "We told them it was too late and could be unsafe to launch a search in the dark", the director told the BBC . According to details of the awful inc...

Bloomberg campaign downplays significance of SC primary, considers naming running mate Bloomberg campaign downplays significance of SC primary, considers naming running mate

Biden was badly beaten in the first three primary and caucus contests, finishing fourth in Iowa and a humiliating fifth in New Hampshire . Time was growing short to head Sanders off. He was a Democrat before 2001, a Republican between 2001...

Coronavirus: northern Italy in lockdown as cases surge Coronavirus: northern Italy in lockdown as cases surge

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's government appealed to European neighbours for cooperation, not isolation and discrimination. Government officials have sought to reassure the public, and insisted steps were being taken to prevent the spread of t...

Boy, 10, shot by babysitter posing for selfies with gun: cops Boy, 10, shot by babysitter posing for selfies with gun: cops

The minor boy received the bullet in his stomach and was rushed to the hospital where his condition is said to be critical but expected to survive, Mail Online reported. She is due in court Friday. A woman whose son attends school with the boy said...

Husband of COVID-19 patient in Toronto tests positive for virus Husband of COVID-19 patient in Toronto tests positive for virus

She thinks it's important for epidemiologists to track the origins of the virus, adding that COVID-19 is not anyone's fault. She had returned to Canada from Iran nine days before going to hospital. The U.S. confirmed one case of the coronavirus , or...

More new cases reported outside China than inside More new cases reported outside China than inside

The measures came amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the Middle East. Daejeon and Busan counted four and two new cases, respectively, while Gyeonggi and South Gyeongsang provinces reported four and three more, respectively. Iran's neighbours...

Turkey to grant Syrian refugees free passage to Europe Turkey to grant Syrian refugees free passage to Europe

However, the Syrian Observatory, a war monitor, reported at least 34 Turkish soldiers had been killed. On Tuesday, Syrian troops shot down a Turkish drone over Idlib , saying it was carrying out a reconnaissance mission over a town recently captur...

Denmark Confirms 1st Coronavirus Case Denmark Confirms 1st Coronavirus Case

The man was placed on home quarantine. While the man tested positive for Covid-19 his wife and son tested negative, it has been confirmed. Even though there is a low risk of geographical spreading within Denmark, it is expected that there will be...

Missing Toddler’s Mother, Grandmother Jailed in Tennessee Missing Toddler’s Mother, Grandmother Jailed in Tennessee

An Amber Alert was issued for Evelyn last week, but she has been missing from her northeast Tennessee home since December. Meanwhile, the toddler's grandmother Angela Boswell, 42, was arrested February 21 in North Carolina , along with her...

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