Saturday
November 28 2020
2:56 AM
banner-icon1 banner-icon2 banner-icon3

WORLD NEWS

Page 5 of 18 pages      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Most recent stories first

Search World News Search World News    Text Title List
  Story 266 -   Saturday October 17, 2020
France begins Covid-19 curfews as Parisians create new restrictions PARIS ? The French government's decision to impose a curfew on almost a third of the population has prompted cries of alarm and anger in the country's capital.

"For us it's catastrophic," Alain Fontaine owner of "Le Mesturet" bistro said of the Covid-fighting measures announced Wednesday night. "It's hard financially and it's hard psychologically...We cannot survive this."

Georges de la Rocherochard, who runs the "Vieux Paris d' ...

  Story 265 -   Saturday October 17, 2020
In Photos: Autumn colors splash across central Japan's scenic alpine route


Autumn reds and yellows blanket the northern alps and Tateyama mountain range, as the trees along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route begin to change color in the town of Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, on Oct. 16, 2020, in this image taken from a Mainichi helicopter. (Mainichi)
  Story 264 -   Saturday October 17, 2020
Japanese gov't seeks to make NHK fee legal responsibility for everyone with TV OKYO -- Every household and business with a television would be explicitly legally required to pay reception fees to public broadcaster NHK under an Oct. 16 recommendation from Japan's communications ministry to a ministry expert committee considering NHK's future.

The ministry's request is bound to stir opposition as it would fundamentally alter the current fee system, based on the contractual consent of viewers.

Also at the Oc ...

  Story 263 -   Saturday October 17, 2020
France teacher had received 'days of threats' before his brutal killing The teacher who was beheaded in a street in France had received threats after showing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils, French media report.

He has been named as 47-year-old Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher.

Nine people have been arrested, including the parents of a child at Mr Paty's school, judicial sources are quoted as saying.

Police say the attacker was an 18-year-old man of ...

  Story 262 -   Saturday October 17, 2020
Salisbury novichok-poisoned officer Nick Bailey quits A police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury novichok attack has quit because he "can no longer do the job".

Det Sgt Nick Bailey was contaminated with the nerve agent at the home of Sergei Skripal - the main target of the poisoning operation - where it had been sprayed on a door handle.

But, after returning to duty in 2019 following the attack in 2018, he tweeted he "had to admit defeat".

He had worked for Wiltshi ...

  Story 261 -   Friday October 16, 2020
How President Trump can still win the US election Recent polls suggest Joe Biden has a significant and steady lead over Republican Donald Trump in this year's presidential race in both national preference and key swing-state surveys.

Due to record-shattering fundraising, the Democrat also has a sizeable financial advantage, which means he'll be able to blanket the airwaves with his campaign message in the final weeks.

Electoral analysts have been increasing their odds that Trump wi ...

  Story 260 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
Nursing Home Residents With Dementia Enjoy Very Special Guest When Visits Are Restricted – a Miniature Horse Residents at Rosevale Care Home in York, England, always ?benefit greatly? from pet therapy, which allows them to interact with animals.

Sarah Fearn, lifestyle and activities co-ordinator at the home, said many residents who normally spend most of the day in their rooms were eagerly interacting with others when they got the chance to stroke a pony.

?Different pets come every month into the care home,? said Sarah. It brings back ...

  Story 259 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
First Lady Melania Trump: 'My personal experience with COVID-19.' It was two weeks ago when I received the diagnosis that so many Americans across our country and the world had already received?I tested positive for COVID-19. To make matters worse, my husband, and our nation?s Commander-in-Chief, received the same news.

Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn?t help but think ...

  Story 258 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
New virtual reality software allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop new treatments for disease.

The software, called vLUME, was created by scientists at the University of Cambridge and 3D image analysis software company Lume VR Ltd. It allows super-resolution microscopy data to be visualised and analysed in virtual reality, and can be used ...

  Story 257 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
Roman Polanski honors Poles who saved him from the Holocaust WARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski returned to Poland, the country of his youth, and paid tribute on Thursday to a Polish couple who took him in and protected him when he was a child, saving him from the Holocaust.

Stefania and Jan Buchala were posthumously declared as ?Righteous Among the Nations,? an honor bestowed by Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, in a ceremony attended by their grandson.

T ...

  Story 256 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
Thai protests: Tens of thousands gather again in mass defiance of government Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered again in the Thai capital Bangkok on Thursday in mass defiance of the government which had issued a decree banning demonstrations.

The protesters cheered and chanted peacefully, eventually dispersing several hours after a new 6pm curfew.

They called for the release of at least 20 activists arrested on Thursday in a sweeping crackdown by police.

Many made a three-fin ...

  Story 255 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
What does it mean to 'pack' the Supreme Court? Has it been done before? Democratic nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris have faced growing pressure from Republicans to say whether they'd try to 'pack' the Supreme Court if Democrats were to win the White House and control of Congress in November, after both candidates have repeatedly dodged questions on the issue.

"You will know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over," Biden has said. "The moment I answer that question, the hea ...

  Story 254 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire hopes sink as warring sides bicker and fight AKU/YEREVAN (Reuters) - Hopes of a humanitarian ceasefire ending fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh sank on Thursday as the death toll mounted and Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of launching new attacks.

Azerbaijan?s president said his country?s armed forces would take control of all regions surrounding the breakaway mountain territory if Armenia continued to ?act negatively?.

Armenia accused Azerbaijan?s ally, Turkey, of ...

  Story 253 -   Thursday October 15, 2020
Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes HELENA, Mont. ? The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail.

The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service on Sept. 9 argued changes implemented in June harmed access to mail services in Montana, resulting in delayed ...

  Story 252 -   Wednesday October 14, 2020
Meanwhile, the Current Supreme Court Justices Have Been Busy Little Beavers While we all were watching the slow construction of a relatively permanent 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, the members of the current 5-3 conservative majority have been busy little beavers. From NPR:

Last-minute changes by the Census Bureau and its skirting of an earlier court order for the count have left local communities and the bureau's workers across the country unsure of how much longer they can take part in a nati ...

  Story 251 -   Wednesday October 14, 2020
Determined voters endure long lines to cast early ballots in historic election (CNN)Thousands of people, some braving hours-long waits, glitches and politically motivated obstruction, are flocking to cast early ballots and writing the story of a pandemic-era election that may change how America votes.

Heavy turnout at early voting centers in Georgia and Texas comes as many voters elsewhere take advantage of mail-in ballots, defying President Donald Trump's misleading attempts to cast the election as the most corrup ...

  Story 250 -   Tuesday October 13, 2020
Writing off Trump, GOP allies focus on one last big win But a month later, as Senate Republicans begin the process of confirming Amy Coney Barrett as Ginsburg?s replacement, a growing number of conservatives involved in the process believe the last-minute judicial appointment can no longer save Trump ? and they are adjusting their plans accordingly. As the president returns to the campaign trail this week after his own bout with Covid-19, many of the conservative groups that have spent months buttress ...

  Story 249 -   Sunday October 11, 2020
Powered by trust on the pandemic Biden leads by12 points nationwide-POLL

Joe Biden holds a 17-point lead over Donald Trump in trust to handle the coronavirus pandemic in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, powering the Democrat to a double-digit advantage in vote preference with the presidential election three weeks away.

In the aftermath of his own COVID-19 diagnosis, two-thirds of registered voters say Trump failed to take appropriate precautions against the virus, 62% distrust what he says about it and ...


  Story 248 -   Sunday October 11, 2020
At least 20 dead, dozens injured after train crashes into bus near Bangkok BANGKOK: At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 injured after a freight train collided with a tour bus near Bangkok on Sunday (Oct 11), officials said.

The collision happened at around 8am (9am Singapore time) at Khlong Khwaeng Klan station in Chachoengsao province, about 50km east of the capital Bangkok.

There were about 60 passengers in the chartered bus travelling from neighbouring Samut Prakan province to a temple i ...

  Story 247 -   Saturday October 10, 2020
Feds may target Google’s Chrome browser for breakup Justice Department and state prosecutors investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering whether to force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser and parts of its lucrative advertising business, three people with knowledge of the discussions said Friday.

The conversations ? amid preparations for an antitrust legal battle that DOJ is expected to begin in the coming weeks ? could pave the way for the first cou ...


Page 5 of 18 pages      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18