'Keep off social media for 2 months': Court grants bail to 18-year-old
on August 8, 2020 at 2:23 pm
The Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has granted bail to an 18-year-old student on the condition that he will have to keep away from social media for two months and plant five trees, a government lawyer said on Saturday. Harendra Tyagi, a ...
MP Boy Mamabolo apologises for threatening journalist after ANC tells him to attend anger management class
on August 8, 2020 at 2:22 pm
Cape Town - ANC MP Boy Mamabolo has apologised for threatening a journalist after the ruling party hauled him over the coals. Mamabolo confirmed on Saturday that he has extended his apology to Sunday World journalist Ngwako Malatji. In a letter, seen ...
Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases, extends state of emergency
on August 8, 2020 at 2:08 pm
Nova Scotia continues to report no new cases of COVID-19, while two active cases remain. No new cases were discovered among 501 Nova Scotia tests completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab on Friday, according to a release from ...
Indian women on COVID-19 frontline strike for pay and protection
on August 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm
Health workers in personal protective equipment rest during a check up campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a slum area in Mumbai, India, August 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas). 08 Aug 2020 09:50PM (Updated: 08 Aug 2020 ...
'Keeping quiet not an option': PM Imran thanks Mahathir for speaking against Indian injustices in IOK
on August 8, 2020 at 1:49 pm
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday thanked Mahathir Mohamad for again speaking in support of the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir, as the former Malaysian prime minister vowed to continue to raise the issue of New Delhi's "injustices" in the disputed ...
Advocate at 200: America drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945
on August 8, 2020 at 1:47 pm
Most Saturdays in 2020 The Advocate will publish a historic article in celebration of its bicentennial. This front page story appeared in the Aug. 6, 1945 edition of The Advocate. The edition covered the bombing of Hiroshima, the first atomic bomb used in war ...
UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll in hospitals rises by 16 as concerns grow France will be added to quarantine list
on August 8, 2020 at 1:45 pm
NHS staff are protesting in London and several other UK cities for more pay and greater recognition for their work in the coronavirus pandemic. One nurse said: We're on our knees, absolutely on our knees. And on top of it they give 900,000 public sector ...
2 Accused in Ex-Nissan Boss' Escape Denied Release From Jail
on August 8, 2020 at 1:44 pm
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press. BOSTON (AP) — Two American men wanted by Japan on charges that they helped sneak former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country in a box have again been denied release from a ...
COVID-19 latest updates: Spike of 61537 cases in India; Dharavi reports 8 cases
on August 8, 2020 at 1:41 pm
With 300 more fatalities on Friday, Maharashtra's COVID deaths crossed the 17,000 mark while the state recorded 10,483 more cases. However, the state recovery rate went up from 65.94 per cent to 66.76 per cent. In some positive development, Mumbai ...
New protests held against arrest of popular Russian governor
on August 8, 2020 at 1:37 pm
MOSCOW — Thousands of demonstrators gathered again Saturday in the major Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to denounce the arrest of the region's governor a month ago. Sergei Furgal was arrested on July 9 on suspicion of involvement in murders ...
Storm, Runway and Perhaps Pilot Error Are Cited in India Air Crash
by Venugopal Bhagat on August 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm
NEW DELHI — The sky had turned black. Rain smeared the windows. Air India Express Flight 1344 was midair, roaring through a thunderstorm toward the city of Kozhikode's tabletop runway, which has a sudden drop-off at its end and was known to be ...
Venezuela Court Jails Two US Ex-Soldiers for 20 Years After Failed Incursion
on August 8, 2020 at 1:24 pm
CARACAS — A Venezuelan court sentenced two former U.S. soldiers to 20 years in prison for their role in a failed incursion aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro in early May, chief prosecutor Tarek Saab said late on Friday. Former Green Berets Luke ...
Karnataka - Andhra Pradesh likely to share water soon to mitigate water scarcity
on August 8, 2020 at 1:13 pm
New Delhi: The Karnataka government is considering water sharing with Andhra Pradesh to mitigate the scarcity of water in Gowribidanur taluk of Chikkaballapur District. The problem of drinking water has been a long pending one in the district, particularly in ...
UK Orders Recall of 741000 Coronavirus Testing Kits Over Safety Concerns
on August 8, 2020 at 1:03 pm
LONDON — Randox Laboratories, a Northern Ireland-based medical technology company, has been instructed by Britain's medicines regulator to recall up to 741,000 coronavirus test kits from the national test and trace program as a precautionary measure.
No more pawlicy debates: UK's top diplomatic cat retires
by Joseph Wilkinson on August 8, 2020 at 1:02 pm
The U.K. needs a new top diplocat. Palmerston, a cat who has served as “Chief Mouser” for the UK's Foreign Office, retired Friday. Advertisement. “My signature move, pretending to be asleep while overhearing all the foreign dignitaries' conversations, will be ...
Prohibiting those above 65 on film sets is discriminatory, rules Bombay HC
on August 8, 2020 at 12:57 pm
New Delhi: The Bombay High Court has quashed two government resolutions of the State of Maharashtra which prohibited actors above the age of 65 years from remaining on film sets as discriminatory. The bench, comprising Justices SJ Kathawalla and RI ...
There are two ways out of a frog. This beetle chose the back door.
by Katherine J. Wu on August 8, 2020 at 12:57 pm
It's a familiar story: Predator hunts prey. Predator catches prey. Predator gulps down prey. Usually, that's it. But the water scavenger beetle Regimbartia attenuata says, “Not today.” After getting swallowed by a frog, this plucky little insect can scuttle down the ...
2256 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths reported in Telangana
on August 8, 2020 at 12:53 pm
HYDERABAD : As many as 2,256 more COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths were reported in Telangana on Friday, the state government informed on Saturday. With these, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 77,513 including 22,568 ...
Brazil COVID-19 Deaths Reach 100000 and Barrel Onward
on August 8, 2020 at 12:35 pm
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 on Saturday and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even though the pandemic has yet to peak. Confronting its most lethal outbreak ...
Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18
by Jose Devasia on August 8, 2020 at 12:31 pm
The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut International Airport in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday. It was India's worst passenger ...