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At least 13 dead in Peru disco stampede after police lockdown raid

At least 13 dead in Peru disco stampede after police lockdown raid Partygoers, upon police arrival, rushed to escape through a single door, according to a statement from the Peru Interior Ministry. However, some who were at the party and others living near the nightclub disputed the ministry's version of events. [Full Article...]

California seeks help as wildfires threaten communities

California seeks help as wildfires threaten communities The fires have killed six people and incinerated almost 700 buildings since beginning after an earlier lightning storm last week. Hundreds of active fires, consisting of more than 20 significant ones mostly triggered by a blitz of lightning in current days, now have actually burned around 1 million acres, according to Cal Fire authorities. [Full Article...]

With FreeFortnite Cup, Epic Continues Dragging Players Into Its Anti-Apple Crusade

With FreeFortnite Cup, Epic Continues Dragging Players Into Its Anti-Apple Crusade Epic also used the filing to call out Apple's anticompetitive behavior, something that both U.S.lawmakers and European regulators are looking at. However, Epic Games was prepared to escalate the feud with a lawsuit that claims Apple runs a monopoly through its strict control over the iOS ecosystem. [Full Article...]

Boat Takes a Beating as Tropical Storm Laura Impacts St Maarten

Boat Takes a Beating as Tropical Storm Laura Impacts St Maarten As of 11 p.m., it had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, was about 180 miles southeast of Cozumel Mexico and was moving north-northwest at 13 mph, the hurricane center said . "Add a second storm into the mix and the forecasting becomes exponentially more complex as the two storms can interact and affect one another", says Wenckstern. [Full Article...]

USPS launches ‘Election Mail’ website to answer questions about voting by mail

USPS launches ‘Election Mail’ website to answer questions about voting by mail More than 100 Democrats had signed a letter earlier in the week, urging Pelosi and leadership to consider forcing a vote on a coronavirus relief bill, specifically an extension of the federal unemployment insurance benefits, when the House convened this weekend. [Full Article...]

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrives in Berlin for treatment

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrives in Berlin for treatment Other opposition figures were quick to suggest Kremlin involvement. His wife told journalists that she wanted Navalny to be "in an independent hospital, whose doctors we trust". Alexei Navalny associate and Moscow city councillor Konstantin Jankauskas has dismissed the claims coming out of Russian Federation that there was no poison found in Navalny's blood. [Full Article...]

Trump must hand tax returns to Manhattan prosecutor, rules judge

Trump must hand tax returns to Manhattan prosecutor, rules judge Judge Marrero said the president's attorneys contended the special obligations of the president make him "entitled to corresponding special treatment in the application of judicial process". Marrero wrote that the idea of presidential immunity was "repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional values". The president has been fighting Vance's subpoena since 2019. [Full Article...]

US 'Golden State Killer' jailed for life, apologises to victims

US 'Golden State Killer' jailed for life, apologises to victims Joseph James DeAngelo is wheeled into the court during the third day of victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, in Sacramento, Calif., on August 20, 2020. Prosecutors said he invaded 120 homes across 11 counties during his crime spree, initially identified with a series of rapes and murders around the state capital of Sacramento. [Full Article...]

Firefighting crews make slow progress with California fires

Firefighting crews make slow progress with California fires The state has been hit by its worst dry-lightning storms in almost two decades as close to 12,000 strikes here have sent flames racing through lands left parched by a recent heat wave. "Even though he can make announcements openly, the working connection privately was a really successful one", Newsom said. Newsom has asked President Donald Trump to sign a major disaster declaration. [Full Article...]

Erdogan Jubile après la découverte de gaz naturel en mer noire

A l'occasion d'une prise de parole à Istanbul, vendredi, le chef de l'Etat a, en effet, déclaré: "La Turquie a fait en mer Noire la plus grande découverte de gaz naturel de son histoire ". La consommation annuelle en gaz naturel de la Turquie est évaluée entre 45 et 50 milliards de mètres cube, dont la quasi totalité est importée. La découverte annoncée vendredi " n'est pas mal du tout,... [Full Article...]

India coronavirus cases jump by record as tally nears 3 million

India coronavirus cases jump by record as tally nears 3 million For most of western India, especially the country's financial capital, Ganesh Chaturthi marks the beginning of an 11-day festival usually marked by big public celebrations. The number of deaths has surpassed 8 lakh around the world. As a higher number of patients recover, their percentage rate continues to steeply rise along with steady decline in percentage Active Cases . [Full Article...]

South Korea: Social distancing regulations reimposed in Seoul amid rise in cases

South Korea: Social distancing regulations reimposed in Seoul amid rise in cases The move came as the country reported 332 new COVID-19 cases, the most since March 8 when 367 new cases were identified, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). The government had imposed the Level 2 guidelines of the three-tier system only in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province from August 16, but it chose to expand it to the whole country amid the recent... [Full Article...]

Students in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough receive GCSE results after anxious wait

Students in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough receive GCSE results after anxious wait Headteacher, Craig Jansen, expressed his delight today in the achievements of pupils. "The current public debate about the examination system applied this year should not diminish the hard work and commitment of students and staff over the two years of GCSE study". [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris says US at 'inflection point'; Obama rebukes Trump

Kamala Harris says US at 'inflection point'; Obama rebukes Trump Mr Obama's speech triggered a flurry of tweets from Mr Trump. Unlike the previous two nights of the virtual DNC which focused on Mr Biden's character and personality, Wednesday's programme was heavier on policy. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again sounded alarms about election-meddling "foreign adversaries" in her speech to the Democratic convention, while urging voters to take... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus cases reported among Coastal Carolina University students, staff

Coronavirus cases reported among Coastal Carolina University students, staff The number of COVID-19 cases among young people in the USA has increased sharply recently. The story said that Eyewitness News visited the campus on Wednesday and saw all the students walking around wearing masks. Just two staff members out of 2,110 who have been tested were positive, a.01% positivity rate. The students with positive cases are now isolating at home. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain batters Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi disrupting normal life; more rainfall expected

Heavy rain batters Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi disrupting normal life; more rainfall expected The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red warning saying that heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Jagatsingpur, Cuttack and Angul. [Full Article...]

HKSAR strongly condemns US decision on three bilateral agreements

HKSAR strongly condemns US decision on three bilateral agreements The suspension of the agreements, on extraditions and reciprocal tax exemptions on income derived from the global operation on ships, are a result of that order. President Trump last month signed an executive order to change relations and end preferential treatment to Hong Kong. The United States had threatened to end its treaty earlier as well; now it's official. [Full Article...]

Five new cases of COVID-19 in community linked to Auckland cluster

Five new cases of COVID-19 in community linked to Auckland cluster Ashley says the remaining five new cases are linked to the Auckland outbreak. There are six people receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19, all in stable condition, he said . New Zealand and Australian officials are collaborating over a possible link through a freight business with outlets in Melbourne and Auckland. Ms Ardern said the city's lockdown effectively "circled" the virus. [Full Article...]

US postmaster general to face tough questioning in Senate hearing

US postmaster general to face tough questioning in Senate hearing More Americans than ever are expected to choose to vote absentee during the coronavirus outbreak. "IF YOU CAN PROTEST IN PERSON, YOU CAN VOTE IN PERSON!" the president tweeted . The withering public pressure ultimately forced DeJoy this week to announce he would suspend some of his measures, but many congressional Democrats say they remain unconvinced. [Full Article...]

Lightning-sparked fires spread smoke over the Midpeninsula

Lightning-sparked fires spread smoke over the Midpeninsula The mascot of UC Santa Cruz is the Banana Slug, a creature that thrives in cool, wet forests. The fires are spreading as fast at 120 feet per minute, Cal Fire said in a video update posted on its Twitter feed. "We couldn't see the flames, but the sky was pretty orange, and we knew it was coming our way", Elvis Castaneda said. "We've put out every resource we have, " Newsom said in a briefi... [Full Article...]


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