Thursday September 24-th, 2020

Woman waters plant for 2 years, discovers it's plastic Woman waters plant for 2 years, discovers it's plastic

Wilkes kept the succulent - which she called the flawless plant - in her kitchen window and stuck to a strict watering plan, she wrote. She added that she was "so proud" of the particular plant as it was "full, lovely coloring" and "perfect" overall....

Coronavirus: Iranian doctors, nurses dance to lift patients’ spirits Coronavirus: Iranian doctors, nurses dance to lift patients’ spirits

The jailed British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe may be freed soon, according to a British MP. Tulip Siddiq cited the Iranian ambassador to the United Kingdom as saying that Zaghari-Ratcliffe "may be released on furlough today ...

Italian schools to close until March 15 amid Covid-19 outbreak Italian schools to close until March 15 amid Covid-19 outbreak

European Union finance chiefs said they are prepared to take concerted action during an emergency call earlier Wednesday. The decision came after Italian emergency chief Angelo Borrelli reported an additional 28 deaths, bringing the total to 107....

139 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection reported on Chinese mainland 139 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection reported on Chinese mainland

But Xi also said it remains very hard to prevent and control the coronavirus in the city of Wuhan and other areas of Hubei Province. They say the virus has so far sickened 80,409 people in mainland China . Those with a fixed residence should stay ...

Recruiter told Oklahoma students to line up by skin color Recruiter told Oklahoma students to line up by skin color

A school selection representative was terminated after secondary school understudies in Oklahoma City said he had them line up by the shade of their skin and afterward by their hair surface. "He should not have been going and making presentations d...

Judge: Dubai ruler threatened wife, had daughters abducted Judge: Dubai ruler threatened wife, had daughters abducted

High Court judge Andrew McFarlane said he accepted claims by the sheikh's wife Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein that he had "ordered and orchestrated" the abductions and forced her to flee to London. "Drawing these matters together I conclude, on the ba...

Elizabeth Warren reportedly quitting 2020 Democratic presidential race Elizabeth Warren reportedly quitting 2020 Democratic presidential race

This time around, Ms Warren was the first major Democratic candidate to announce her plans for a presidential bid. Sanders was forced to leave the campaign for several days after suffering a heart attack but bounced back in the polls after New York...

Chief Justice Roberts rebukes Sen. Schumer for threatening comments Chief Justice Roberts rebukes Sen. Schumer for threatening comments

Trump then tweeted that Schumer himself "must pay a severe price" for his comments. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts' rebuke of Chuck Schumer over remarks he made at an abortion rights rally risked hurting "the notion of judicial indepen...

China reports rise in imported virus cases

Chinese students wear masks in Beijing. Seven of the new cases were imported, involving Chinese nationals who had travelled from Italy to Qingtian county. Most of the deaths - 2 305 - and cases have been recorded in Wuhan, which has been under an...

Australia's national newswire to close Australia's national newswire to close

Owners said the newswire service - which supplied copying, sub-editing and photography to newsrooms across the country - was no longer viable due to the increase in free online content producers such as Google and Facebook. The move will affect 100 c...

Biden Makes Comeback on Super Tuesday, Sanders Takes California Biden Makes Comeback on Super Tuesday, Sanders Takes California

More than a third of the race's total delegates will be decided in the Super Tuesday contests. Tuesday's results could speed her exit from the race. But the new contours of the fight between Biden and Sanders crystallized as the former vice-pre...

CORONAVIRUS: First case of COVID-19 confirmed in South Africa CORONAVIRUS: First case of COVID-19 confirmed in South Africa

The man consulted a GP on Tuesday, complaining of fever, a sore throat and a cough. Vodacom has also warned its suppliers that they must comply with its stringent coronavirus mitigations to prevent contamination from spreading to the company's ...

International Women's Day - A day to inspire International Women's Day - A day to inspire

Challenging the regressive stereotypes that women and children are supposed to stay behind closed doors after dusk, the Punjab government has made a decision to hold a special celebration on International Women's Day . Malaysia Ipsos Sdn Bhd managin...

Bushfires out in Australia's New South Wales Bushfires out in Australia's New South Wales

The fire service announced that all of the New South Wales fires were contained on February 13-the first time all season. Now they have all been extinguished. Many towns and schools in New South Wales were forced to be evacuated because of the he...

Italian govt to close schools, universities to contain coronavirus -Ansa Italian govt to close schools, universities to contain coronavirus -Ansa

The decree, announced by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, affects all areas of the country, including those places were the virus has not been found. A decree on Sunday extended the suspension of all sporting events in Lombardy, Veneto and Emil...

International court approves Afghanistan investigation

At a hearing in December, prosecutors argued that pretrial judges at the global court overstepped their powers in April past year when they refused to authorize an investigation. In what has become the United States' longest war, about 13,000 USA tro...

A baby is among two new cases of coronavirus in South Australia A baby is among two new cases of coronavirus in South Australia

Both her and the eight-month-old baby are in a stable condition in the Flinders Medical Centre. The 40-year-old woman arrived in Adelaide on March 1 on Malaysia Airlines flight MH139 after a stopover in Kuala Lumpur. The two new cases are the six...

Woman discovers plant she's been watering for two years is actually plastic

But she was surprised to discover that her overall "perfect" plant was actually made of plastic. One California woman was a proud plant parent for two years before realizing her attractive succulent was actually a piece of plastic. "I pull it fro...

Full Results From Super Tuesday

With more than one-third of all convention delegates on the line, voters in 14 states and American Samoa cast their ballots in the Democratic race on Tuesday. Biden's deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said Biden is "thrilled" to have Bloombe...

Donald Trump Donates Portion of Presidential Salary to Help Fight Coronavirus Donald Trump Donates Portion of Presidential Salary to Help Fight Coronavirus

Trump made the remarks at a White House meeting with representatives of airlines now facing with passenger fears over the illness dubbed COVID-19. "I think where these people are flying, it's safe to fly", Trump said. The president said that he end...

Pentagon Linguist Charged with Exposing U.S. Spies to Hezbollah Pentagon Linguist Charged with Exposing U.S. Spies to Hezbollah

A number of high-profile federal prosecutors, including the USA attorney for the District of Columbia and lawyers from the Justice Department's National Security Division, were present in the relatively crowded courtroom, underscoring the severity of...

Italy to close schools nationwide to contain virus Italy to close schools nationwide to contain virus

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that schools and universities will be closed from today until March 15. Conte asked for support of the government's measures, and pledged to take all steps to contain the spread of the virus .

Flybe cancels flights amid reports the airline is set to collapse Flybe cancels flights amid reports the airline is set to collapse

The UK Civil Aviation Authority announced early on Thursday morning that the airline had entered administration. The structure of APD - which adds £26 to the price of most return domestic flights such as those operated by Flybe - could be altered...

NZ Police investigating online threats made against Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch NZ Police investigating online threats made against Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch

The threat, posted on the encrypted messaging service Telegram on March 1, was accompanied by a photo of a man wearing a balaclava with a human skull printed on it, sitting in a vehicle outside the mosque. Planning was also under way to boost securit...

Death toll in Covid 19 climbs to 92 in Iran Death toll in Covid 19 climbs to 92 in Iran

Iran has scrambled to halt the rapid spread of the virus, shutting schools and universities, suspending major cultural and sporting events, and cutting back on work hours. Humanitarian goods, especially medicine and medical equipment, are technically...

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