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Raisin factory worker killed after her clothes get caught on machine

Sunday  06:45,   26 january 2020

A woman working in a California fruit processing facility was killed Friday when her clothes got stuck in a machine.Yaneth Lopez Valladares, 33, was identified as the victim in the accident at Del Ray Packing Company in Sanger, according to a... >>>

Coronavirus death toll rises to 56 as Chinese President Xi Jinping warns of 'grave' threat

Sunday  04:20,   26 january 2020

The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan bans most vehicle use, and Hong Kong says it will close schools for two weeks, as authorities scramble to stop the spread of an illness that has infected more than 1,300 people and killed 41.This follows... >>>

Canada identifies first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus

Sunday  03:20,   26 january 2020

Canada identifies first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus in a resident who recently returned from Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province in central China, the government said in a statement. "The individual is stable and is hospitalized" the... >>>

Princess Alice: The royal who risked her life for a Jewish family in World War II

Sunday  02:15,   26 january 2020

In the last two days Prince Charles has paid tribute to his late grandmother, Princess Alice, who risked her life for a Jewish family in World War II. But the princess' life was filled with "selfless acts" and she risked her life more than once >>>

Locust plague in East Africa prompts UN to call for international aid

Sunday  02:05,   26 january 2020

A locust plague of almost biblical proportions is tearing through Eastern Africa's food bowl, prompting the United Nations to call for international help. Hundreds of millions of the bugs have swarmed into Kenya from Somalia and Ethiopia,... >>>

Race against tide: Rare fossil of 197 million-year-old sea creature found by dog walker on beach extracted by experts in just FOUR-hour window

Sunday  01:05,   26 january 2020

Amateur fossil collector Jon Gospill made the discovery of a lifetime when he came across the so-called 'ichthyosaur' in Bridgewater Bay before Christmas last year. He was led to the beautifully preserved fossil on Stolford Beach by his... >>>

Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs

Saturday  22:55,   25 january 2020

With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side. In the heart of the violence-plagued Mexican state of Guerrero, learning to use weapons starts at... >>>

Evidence ties text leak to Bezos' lover

Saturday  21:16,   25 january 2020

Manhattan federal prosecutors have evidence indicating the Amazon CEO’s girlfriend provided text messages to her brother that he then sold to the publisher for its article about Mr Bezos’ affair.Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have evidence... >>>

The first official transport to Auschwitz brought 999 young women. This is their story.

Saturday  21:16,   25 january 2020

“I thought we were going on an adventure.” Survivors of the death camp in Poland recall the growing realization that they were prisoners.Two of the five girls in this photograph—taken in Humenné, Slovakia, around 1936—are known to have been sent to... >>>

Trump lawyer says Dems want to ‘overturn’ last election

Saturday  19:50,   25 january 2020

President Donald Trump’s lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense in a rare Saturday session by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the results of the 2016 election.“They’re here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an... >>>

Royal Marine commando dies after being found underwater during beach assault training exercise in Cornwall

Saturday  18:15,   25 january 2020

The man was taking part in an exercise on Tregantle beach on Tuesday when he got into difficulties. His comrades gave CPR on the Cornwall beach.The man was taking part in an exercise on Tregantle beach on Tuesday when he got into... >>>

Barack Obama Says Trump Admin's Rollback of His Fuel Policies Make It 'Almost Impossible' to Solve Climate Change

Saturday  17:35,   25 january 2020

The former president addressed a sold-out crowd in Toronto on Thursday, where he expressed his frustration at the current administration's rollbacks on fuel standards.Obama made these comments on January 23 at the Metro Convention Centre in... >>>

US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

Saturday  16:10,   25 january 2020

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes even after the airline's own security officials cleared them to travel. Delta denied that it discriminated against the passengers in two separate... >>>

Iran's female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany

Saturday  15:45,   25 january 2020

Iran's only female Olympic medalist said Friday she wants to compete for Germany after defecting from her native country. Kimia Alizadeh is trying to rebuild her life and career after she announced this month she had left Iran, citing... >>>

U.S. Plans to Evacuate Citizens From Epidemic-Stricken Chinese City

Saturday  15:35,   25 january 2020

The U.S. government is arranging a charter flight Sunday to evacuate Americans from Wuhan to the U.S., a person familiar with the operation said. The operation comes as the death toll from a newly identified coronavirus that originated in Wuhan... >>>