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North Dakota, Wisconsin and Missouri Report Most COVID Infections Since Start of Pandemic

Friday  12:47,   18 september 2020

The three states have experienced their highest ever 14-day averages of new cases: Here are the latest developments in each state.As of Wednesday, Missouri had a 14-day average of 1,419 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases a day, North Dakota had a 14-day >>>

Cycling: Van Vleuten out of Giro Rosa, Road World Championships with broken wrist

Friday  12:47,   18 september 2020

Cycling: Van Vleuten out of Giro Rosa, Road World Championships with broken wristRace leader Van Vleuten, 37, was unable to avoid riders falling in front of her in the final part of the seventh stage on Thursday and was ruled out of the remainder of >>>

Thai national park mails trash back to tourists

Friday  12:31,   18 september 2020

If you're leaving your rubbish in a Thai national park, you might be reunited with it by mail.Well, not exactly haunt, but it'll be shipped to your home as a pointed reminder that when out in nature, you better clean up after... >>>

Anonymous site ramps up 'doxxing' campaign against HK activists

Friday  12:30,   18 september 2020

Since her personal phone number was posted online, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Carol Ng has received menacing calls from strangers and been bombarded with messages calling her a "cockroach". She is not alone. A sophisticated and shady website... >>>

Caixabank strikes deal with Bankia to create Spain's biggest domestic bank

Friday  12:30,   18 september 2020

Caixabank has announced the terms of the acquisition of state-owned lender Bankia in a deal that will create Spain's biggest domestic bank.Caixabank said on Friday that its board had agreed the previous day to approve and sign the joint merger... >>>

From King Kohli to Afghan spin wizard: five to watch in IPL

Friday  12:30,   18 september 2020

The Indian Premier League starts on Saturday, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. AFP Sport highlights five players to watch in the 53-day Twenty20 extravaganza. - Virat Kohli (Royal... >>>

Florida Man Attacked by Alligator That Tried to Drag Him Under Water Escapes by Gouging its Eye

Friday  12:28,   18 september 2020

Mark Johnson, 61, was walking his golden retriever Rex close to the bank of a canal in Port St. Lucie last Sunday morning when the alligator lunged from the water unprovoked.Fire service officials give evidence at Bushfire Royal... >>>

Midas touch: Singapore exchange touts gold to the masses

Friday  12:28,   18 september 2020

Fancy owning your own gold bars that you can admire and take selfies with? With the coronavirus fuelling demand for safe-haven assets for investors to park their cash, a Singapore exchange is offering mom-and-pop investors what it says is an easier... >>>

Poland's governing coalition on brink of collapse

Friday  12:21,   18 september 2020

Poland's ruling right-wing coalition was on the brink of collapse on Friday, with leaders mulling a minority government or fresh elections after MPs broke ranks over the adoption of a controversial animal rights bill. "Any option is now possible >>>

Georgia School District to Teachers With Health Problems: Tough Luck

Friday  12:21,   18 september 2020

Georgia teacher Samantha Mbozi hasn’t even entered a grocery store in the last six months. The 51-year-old just finished chemotherapy a year ago and is taking immunosuppressive drugs for two other illnesses. Her doctor told her strict quarantine... >>>

Sweden Claims Its High Coronavirus Death Toll Is Down to Mild Flu Seasons in Recent Years

Friday  12:21,   18 september 2020

Norway's state epidemiologist questioned the idea put forward by his Swedish counterpart Anders Tegnell.Anders Tegnell, Sweden's state epidemiologist, told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, according to a translation by The Local, that a new report... >>>

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Friday  12:12,   18 september 2020

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now : Past the 30 million mark Global coronavirus cases exceeded 30 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing. India was firmly in focus as the... >>>

Japan top court sides with tattoo artist in test case

Friday  11:36,   18 september 2020

Japan's top court has sided with a tattoo artist who was fined for practising without a medical licence, in a case that revived debate about the country's uneasy relationship with body ink. Though tattoos have a long history in Japan and the >>>

Coronavirus: Morning update

Friday  11:32,   18 september 2020

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Tighter national rules consideredMinisters are considering shutting hospitality businesses across England for a few... >>>

India digs deep to boost defences on crucial China frontier

Friday  11:32,   18 september 2020

A tunnel nearing completion in the Indian Himalayas will slash by hours the time it takes troops to reach the Chinese border, part of an infrastructure blitz by New Delhi that is gathering pace since a bloody border clash. The nuclear-armed Asian... >>>