Coronavirus has killed 68,125 people and infected more than 1.2 million

Coronavirus has killed 68,125 people and infected more than 1.2 million

Countries with the most deaths in the last 24 hours are the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The new coronavirus pandemic has killed around 68,125 people worldwide and has infected more than 1.2 million since December, according to an AFP agency report, at 8PM yesterday, through official sources in the various countries.
According to data collected by the French news agency, more than 1,244,740 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 191 countries and territories since the epidemic began last December in China…

Koalas rescued from Australian fires return to natural habitat

Koalas rescued from Australian fires return to natural habitat

Animals are returning to the forests after the unprecedented fires have devastated more than a million hectares in the country

Four adult koalas and one younger koala were released in Kanangra-Boyd National Park, in New South Wales. They are the first of 12 koalas rescued from the Blue Mountains to return “home”, after being housed in January by the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

Coronavirus has caused more than 10 300 deaths worldwide

Coronavirus has caused more than 10 300 deaths worldwide

More than 324 290 cases of infection were detected in 171 countries and territories

The new coronavirus has already caused at least 14,396 deaths worldwide, after ir was first identified in December, according to the latest report by the France-Press agency.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 324,290 cases of infection have been detected in 171 countries and territories.

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

Hollywood producer was found guilty of sexual violence crimes.

Harvey Weinstein was recently sentenced to 23 years in prison. The former producer, and a big name of Holywood industry, was found guilty of the crimes of rape.
At stake are the cases of two women. Weinstein was convicted of raping one of them and forcing oral sex on the other.

Coachella postponed due to coronavirus

Coachella postponed due to coronavirus

The North American festival is one of the largest in the world.

The promoter of the event announced the postponement of Coachella because of the worldwide impact of the new coronavirus.
This year’s edition of the festival would take place on April 10-12 and April 17-19 in Indio, California, USA.
It has now been postponed to the weekends from 9th to the 11th and from 16th to 18th of October.

Couple dies two hours apart due to Covid-19

Couple dies two hours apart due to Covid-19

Severa Belotti and Luigi Carrara had been together for 60 years.

Severa Belotti and Luigi Carrara, aged 82 and 86 respectively, died in the hospital in Bergamo, Italy, after being in isolation for eight days in the house where they lived in Albino.
The elderly were alone, without any medical assistance and with 39º of fever, since there was no doctor available to help them.

US limits number of Chinese correspondent journalists

US limits number of Chinese correspondent journalists

The measure applies to Beijing-controlled media and was the Trump Administration’s response to the expulsion of three Wall Street Journal journalists from China.

The Trump Administration has announced that it will limit the number of Chinese journalists linked to the Chinese Communist Party-controlled media who are correspondents in the United States.

Xenophobia against Orientals grows in Brazil

Xenophobia against Orientals grows in Brazil

Xenophobia and racism against the Asian community exploded and became another worrying effect of the arrival of the new coronavirus in the South American country.

Chinese and Japanese, especially, are subject to attacks in the country, mainly in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where a large number of Orientals and descendants of Asians live.

You have to pay more than three thousand euros for being tested for coronavirus

You have to pay more than three thousand euros for being tested for coronavirus

Osmel, a native of Miami, had come from China and, due to the flu symptoms, decided to go to the hospital to do the screening.

The man returned from a work trip in January and started to have some symptoms that could indicate he had been infected with coronavirus.

According to the Miami Herald, the man went to a Florida hospital to undergo screening tests. The tests revealed that Osmel Azcue only had a regular flu. Later, the man received a medical bill of about 3,200 euros.

At least 30 hostages stuck in a mall at Manila

At least 30 hostages stuck in a mall at Manila

An armed attacker holds about 30 people hostage inside a shopping center in the Philippines capital, where gunfire was heard.

At least one person was injured and was transferred to a hospital. “The initial information we have (…) is that he has firearms and grenades. There is already a person who was shot and taken to the hospital” the district mayor, Francis Zamora, told AFP.

More than 2900 killed in China due to coronavirus

More than 2900 killed in China due to coronavirus

Death toll in mainland China rose to 42, bringing the total to 2,912, with the country registering 202 new cases of infection, setting the total at 80,026.

According to data updated by the National Health Commission of China, all 42 deaths were recorded in Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic.

Hubei, where several cities have been quarantined, with entrances and exits blocked, to a measure that affects almost 60 million people, has a total of more than 67,100 cases and 2,803 deaths.

Number of obese children have increased 11 times in four decades

Number of obese children have increased 11 times in four decades

More than 124 million children and adolescents worldwide were obese in 2016, which is 11 times more than 40 years ago.

According to a report by the United Nations and The Lancet magazine, the number of obese children and adolescents increased from 11 million worldwide in 1975 to 124 million in 2016. Children’s exposure to advertisements and commercials about junk food and sugary drinks is associated with inappropriate food choices and being overweight or obese.

Inmate kills pedophile and child trafficker in prison

Inmate kills pedophile and child trafficker in prison

“I have very little to lose. These people are the worst nightmare in the country.”

Jonathan Watson sent a letter to a California newspaper confessing to the murder of a pedophile and child trafficker in prison.
Watson, 41, was serving a life sentence because of a 2009 homicide.

he other two inmates were also serving a life sentence for rape to a 14-year-old minor.

Groom assaulted after another wife shows up at wedding

Groom assaulted after another wife shows up at wedding

The bride’s relatives assaulted the Pakistani man.

Asif Rafiq Siidiqi was surprised by his first wife, who appeared at the ceremony and revealed that the groom was an imposter because he was already married and had a daughter.

The bride’s guests and family were shocked and began to chase, push and violently assault him during the ceremony.

Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Most of the people affected by the military operation underway in Idleb are Syrians who had already fled other parts of the country affected by the war.

About half a million people are internally displaced due to clashes that have been going on for two months in northwest Syria, the United Nations announced. “Since December 1, 520,000 people have been displaced (…) with the majority (80%) being women and children”, David Swanson, spokesman for the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, told France Presse.

Trump promises another 800 kilometers of wall built next year

Trump promises another 800 kilometers of wall built next year

More than 165 kilometers of wall have been completed.

The President of the United States assured, in his third annual State of the Nation speech, that by the beginning of next year the wall on the border with Mexico will have more than 800 kilometers built.

More than 165 kilometers of wall have been completed and “there will be more” 805 kilometers built “at the beginning of next year”, declared Donald Trump on the project to combat the entry of illegal immigrants across the southern border of the United States.

Cancer responsible for more than a quarter of deaths in the EU

Cancer responsible for more than a quarter of deaths in the EU

Lung cancer proves to be the most fatal among men and breast cancer among women.

Data released by Eurostat show that, in 2016, almost 1.2 million people died of cancer in all 28 Member States, representing 26% of all deaths recorded in the Union. In that year, an average of 257 people per 100,000 inhabitants in the Union died of cancer.

Russia prepares law to deport foreigners with dangerous infections

Russia prepares law to deport foreigners with dangerous infections

The bill may allow the deportation of foreigners and stateless people with dangerous infections, including the new coronavirus.

The Russian bill specifies a list of 16 diseases approved by the office of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, which includes plague, cholera, tuberculosis, anthrax, HIV carriers and coronavirus, according to the Izvestia newspaper.
As early as Monday, the head of the government had advanced the possibility of Russia deporting foreigners infected with the new coronavirus, although he did not reveal more details.

Dentist who extracted teeth on hoverboard accused of 46 crimes

Dentist who extracted teeth on hoverboard accused of 46 crimes

Seth Lookhart was charged with 46 crimes of illegal health care and fraud in the state of Alaska, in the United States.

The dentist’s trial lasted five weeks and the Anchorage High Court found the evidence presented to be “overwhelming.” Charged with 46 crimes, in one case the dentist extracted teeth from a patient on a hoverboard.

Coronavirus has killed 80 people in China

Coronavirus has killed 80 people in China

Previous balance pointed to 56 dead.

The death toll from the new coronavirus detected in China has now increased to 80, after 24 new deaths were recorded in Hubei province, the epicenter of the contagion, local authorities announced.

In this region, 371 new patients infected with the coronavirus were detected, bringing the number of confirmed cases to more than 2300 across China, according to data from the central government.

Child raises money to save animals in Australia

Child raises money to save animals in Australia

Boy managed to raise more than 170 thousand euros.

Owen Colley is only six years old and has already managed to raise more than 170,000 euros to help animals that are victims of the fires in Australia. The boy, a Massachusetts resident, decided to sell small koalas made of clay.

When Owen discovered that the fire was killing the animals, he drew a kangaroo, a koala and a dingo in the rain, and told his mother that his greatest wish was for the fires in Australia to end.

Three killed in plane crash in Australia

Three killed in plane crash in Australia

Airplane C-130 was involved in firefighting in the Australian state of New South Wales.

“We still don’t know what caused the fall. We simply lost contact with the device”, explained Shane Fitzsimmons, head of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) in New South Wales.

Fitzsimmons said the three dead were US citizens who were part of the state’s fire-fighting component. “The firefighters’ fraternity is like a family, a small family, and the crew were well known, not just here in Australia”, he said.

Passenger plane crashes in Afghanistan

Passenger plane crashes in Afghanistan

Aircraft crashed in Taliban-controlled territory.

A passenger plane from Ariana Afghan Airlines crashed today in Deh Yak, district of Ghazni province, Afghanistan. “At about 1:10 (08:40 GMT) a plane crashed in Deh Yak, a district in Ghazni province.

The plane is on fire and the local population is trying to put out the fire, ”a spokesman for the governor of Ghazni told AFP.

New virus has killed 17 in China

New virus has killed 17 in China

The number of fatalities from a new type of pneumonia rose to seventeen, with the death of eight more patients, while the total number of infected people reached 444.

The figures were put forward by the authorities in Wuhan, a city in central China where the outbreak originated.

The National Health Commission of the Asian country also warned today that the new type of coronavirus “can mutate and spread more easily”.

The virus was initially detected last month in Wuhan, which is also an important center for domestic and international transport.

Climate crisis and political turbulence are major risks in 2020

Climate crisis and political turbulence are major risks in 2020

Long-term climate threats, geopolitical turbulence and short-term economic confrontations and political polarization top the list of risks, in a World Economic Forum report.

According to the Global Risks Report 2020, political and economic polarization is expected to increase in 2020, making a collaborative strategy between world leaders more capable of halting serious threats to the climate, environment, public health and technological systems.

Warmer temperatures were recorded between 2010 and 2019

Warmer temperatures were recorded between 2010 and 2019

The United Nations considers that the growing global warming is confirmed, marked by the increase of extreme weather phenomena. 2016 was the hottest year and 2019 followed, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

“Unfortunately, many extreme weather phenomena await us in 2020 and in the coming decades, motivated by the record levels of concentration of greenhouse gases that retain heat in the atmosphere,” said Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the United Nations agency Nations (UN) in a statement.

The official said that the year started with “strong meteorological and climatic phenomena”, as in Australia, which “had its warmest and driest year in 2019”, he added.

Rain relieves fire-stricken areas in Australia

Rain relieves fire-stricken areas in Australia

The heavy rains provided little relief in some areas devastated by forest fires in Australia, which put the future of 327 protected species of animals and plants at risk.

Officials in the states of New South Wales and Victoria, in the south-east of the country, have warned that today will be marked by severe storms, hail and possible floods and winds.

Heavy rains fell in the East Gippsland region, one of the areas most affected by the fires in Victoria, and rains also hit the south coast and the Snowy Mountains, which have been devastated by flames since New Year’s Eve.

Ukrainian plane was shot down by two missiles

Ukrainian plane was shot down by two missiles

Two missiles were launched against Ukraine International Airlines’ Boeing 737 shot down on January 8 by the Iranian armed forces.

“The investigators […] accessed the information and found that two M1-TOR missiles […] were fired at the plane,” pointed out a preliminary investigation report by the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization (CAO).
“The effect on the accident and the analysis of this action are under investigation”, according to the document.

Donald Trump's world popularity is very low

Donald Trump’s world popularity is very low

Most respondents from a US institute study across countries reveal that they have no confidence in the US President’s foreign policy.

According to a Pew Research Center study, 64% of the 40,000 or so respondents in 33 countries across continents do not trust the US President’s foreign policy decisions, with only 29% showing that confidence.

Young man saves koalas in Australia

Young man saves koalas in Australia

Patrick Boyle, 22, became a hero for breaking into an unsafe zone to rescue endangered animals.
See the video.

The young Australian risked his life to save koalas from the fires that are plaguing the country.

Patrick decided to enter an unsafe area in Mallacoota Forest, Victoria, to rescue the animals.
“I found eight or nine by the time they were rescued. I found more than 10 who were dead and another five who were alive and healthy”, he told local media.

Former President of Pakistan is sentenced to death

Former President of Pakistan is sentenced to death

Pervez Musharraf, exiled in Dubai, was sentenced to death for committing “high treason”.

“A special court of three judges sentenced Pervez Musharraf to death. The court stated that Pervez had committed high treason,” said the lawyer of former Pakistani head of state Azhar Siddique.

The conviction refers to the decision the former president made on November 3rd, 2007, when he imposed a state of emergency in the country and suspended the constitutional order.

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Activist covers the magazine with a photograph taken at the Lisbon coast on December 4th, 2019.

Greta Thunberg was selected as a Person of the Year by Time magazine, under the title “The Power of Youth.”

The Swedish activist has been known to have started a global movement to combat climate change.

Israeli Prime Minister is in a two-day visit to Lisbon

Israeli Prime Minister is in a two-day visit to Lisbon

Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Prime-Minister António Costa and the Head of US diplomacy.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in a two-day visit to Lisbon, starting on the November 4th, where he will meet with António Costa, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Planet temperature will rise

Planet temperature will rise

Temperature will rise by 3.2 degrees, even if the Paris Agreement’s reduction commitments will be fulfilled, warns the UN.

The United Nations Environment Program annual report on carbon emissions compares the actual reductions with those needed to “fight” against global warming.

The data will be analyzed at the Climate Summit that is to be held in Madrid between December 2nd and the 13th.

Fourth climate strike takes place in 157 countries

Fourth climate strike takes place in 157 countries

Since August 2018, young people from 6,600 cities in 223 countries have participated in the climate strikes.

The Global Climate Strike is held today in 157 countries and its fourth edition aims to mobilize young people to participate in the 2019 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25). In total, 63,000 climate strikes have already taken place.

Bad weather continues to cause deaths across Europe

Bad weather continues to cause deaths across Europe

Since Sunday, at least 9 people have died, victims of heavy rains that have affected France, Italy and Greece.

The death toll from the torrential rains that have plagued France, Italy and Greece has risen to 9.

The most recent victims were two women who died after the heavy storm that hit the Aegean islands.

Greece has already registered four fatalities. Last Sunday two men, tourists, died after their boat sank.

Earthquake in Albania killed 13 people and more than 600 are injured

Earthquake in Albania killed 13 people and more than 600 are injured

The 6.4 magnitude quake struck the country on Tuesday 26TH.

According to the first official data provided by the Ministry of Defense, the earthquake caused 9 deaths and 600 injuries. However, the Albanian media reports 13 victims’ dead.

The victims found by rescue workers were in Durres, a coastal town located 40 kilometers from the capital that was the closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, but also in Thumana and Kurbin – two small towns north of Tirana, according to the Defense minister Olta Xhacka.

Dog with eyebrows becomes Internet sensation

Dog with eyebrows becomes Internet sensation

The four-legged animal was abandoned but everything ended up well.

According to “The Siberian Tim” magazine, the dog – that is about five months old – became famous for having eyebrows. The animal was found wandering in the streets of Bratsk, Siberia, after being abandoned by her owners for being “strange.”

The dog was taken to an animal shelter. The keepers who received her thought the dog’s appearance was a bad joke and the dog’s eyebrows had been drawn.