November 25, 2020 In World By admin

Japan finds second survivor from capsized ship

The Gulf Livestock 1 was carrying 6,000 cows and 43 crew members when it went missing on Wednesday after being caught up in Typhoon Maysak. Japanese officials said a 30-year-old Philippine national became the ship's second known survivor when he was found drifting on a life raft on...

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Rare sighting was ‘possibly third in 100 years’

The whale was seen last month in waters near the beachside suburb of Maroubra in New South Wales. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) confirmed the "extremely rare" sighting on Friday. Blue whales - the largest animals on Earth - are rarely seen so close to the shore, it...

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Tony Abbott: Ex-Australian PM appointed UK trade adviser

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been appointed as an unpaid trade adviser to the UK government. Boris Johnson rejected claims Mr Abbott was not suitable for the role, despite criticism over past comments on women, LGBT people and climate change. The UK prime minister said he...

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Coronavirus: Russian vaccine shows signs of immune response

The report published by medical journal The Lancet said every participant developed antibodies to fight the virus and had no serious side effects.Russia licensed the vaccine for local use in August, the first country to do so and before data had been published.Experts say the trials were too small...

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Chinese students face increased scrutiny at US airports

As US-China relations reach a boiling point, Washington has started to screen Chinese students at airports for technology theft. When Boston Logan International Airport's announcement asked Keith Zhang to come to the boarding desk, he thought it was a regular boarding check. But when he saw...

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Tour De France 2020: Everything you need to know

The Tour de France is the world's biggest annual sporting event. Nearly 200 cyclists race over 2,000 miles in just 23 days. It's normally held in July but delays brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has meant the 2020 Tour finishes on 20 September. There are now restrictions...

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November 24, 2020 In World By admin

Coronavirus: Covid-19 cases rise on both sides of Irish border

Daily Covid-19 testing figures have shown a significant number of newly diagnosed cases on both sides of the Irish border on Saturday. In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health said 118 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours. Its weekend figures are not full statistics and it...

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