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Strong typhoon slams Vietnam; at least 2 dead, 26 missing

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Typhoon Molave ​​slammed into Vietnam with destructive force on Wednesday, killing at least two people and sinking two fishing boats with 26 crew members in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. Winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour killed a man by knocking him off …

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Germany leaders announce four-week shutdown as COVID cases increase

Chancellor Angela Merkel says German officials have agreed on a four-week closure of restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and other leisure facilities in an attempt to stem a sharp rise in coronavirus infections. Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors responsible for imposing and easing restrictions agreed on the partial shutdown in a video conference on Wednesday. It is set to …

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Rhodes’ parasailing accident: Two British teenagers die and one injured – BBC News

Rhodes parasailing accident: Two British teenagers die and one injured BBC News British teenagers killed in parasailing accident on Rhodes GreekCityTimes.com Two British teenagers killed and third critically injured parasailing in Greece The Guardian Two arrested after two Britons, 13 and 15, killed in parasailing accident and third teenager fighting for life in The Sun Rhodes parasailing accident: Two teenagers …

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Erdogan promises action over ‘disgusting’ Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aired his revolt on Wednesday over a “disgusting” cartoon in French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which depicted him looking up at a woman’s skirt while drinking beer in his underpants. Erdogan’s office promised to take “legal and diplomatic action”, while Turkey’s NTV television said Ankara had also summoned the second highest diplomat at the French …

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Oregon health worker dresses like clown to report COVID-19 deaths

This is no laugh. A senior Oregon health worker goes viral for dressing up as a clown to report the latest number of coronavirus deaths. Claire Poche, a senior Oregon Health Authority health consultant, wore white and red face makeup along with a red tie with a polka dot shirt in the grim video ad. “As of today, there have …

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European Covid Lockdowns Return – WSJ

Global stock markets sold on Wednesday, as they have been doing all week, with news of new state-owned lockdowns in Europe amid rising Covid infections. As before, the shutdowns are a blunderbus response that will not eliminate the virus, but they will do significant economic and public health damage. Germany, which was to be Europe’s anti-Covid model, ordered a month-long …

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Philippines police chief dies after raid by cockfight – New York Daily News

Philippine police chief dies after raid by cockfight New York Daily News Police officer killed by cock-fighting cock blade while breaking up with match Fox News Police officer killed by rooster while breaking up with cockfight CNN Philippine police chief killed by rooster while breaking up cockfight New York Post Philippine police chief killed by cock in cockfight raid Honolulu …

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Utah Public Health Association wants governor to act beyond the new transmission index – KUTV 2News

Utah Public Health Association wants governor to act beyond the new KUTV 2News transmission index Dallas County surpasses 100,000 in total coronavirus cases; Denton County adds four more deaths to The Dallas Morning News Allegheny County reports 2nd second highest new covid-19 case in total in nearly 3 months TribLIVE Utah reports ten coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 1,575 new cases …

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Immunity to coronavirus lingers for several months, the study shows

While the report may seem confusing and contradictory with a similar report from the UK this week, it really is not. People’s bodies produce an army of immune compounds in response to an infection, and some are overwhelming at first and die out quickly, while others build more slowly. The new report on Wednesday shows that 90% of people who …

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China warns of ‘cold war’ after talks between US and India protest Pakistan against terrorism charges

China has warned that the United States is pursuing another Cold War in its talks with India, which Pakistan also protested as a result of a protracted territorial and human rights conflict. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper “reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the US-India partnership” with India’s top diplomat Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and …

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