Flooding from heavy rain revealed the outline of a 400-year-old English Civil War fortification in the town of Earith in Cambridgeshire, England, on January 18, local media reported.The Earith Bulwark fort was built between 1643 and 1645 to protect crossing points on the local rivers during the English Civil War, according to Historic England. It was “amongst the most elaborate fortifications” from the English Civil War and was later used as a gun emplacement during World War II.England’s Environment Agency issued flood warnings from the southeast to the northeast of England after days of persistent heavy rain. Credit: Terry Harris via Storyful
More than 100 British musicians, from pop and rock idols including Ed Sheeran, Sting and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters to classical stars such as conductor Simon Rattle, have said tours of Europe by British artists are in danger because of Brexit. In a letter published in Wednesday's edition of The Times newspaper, the musicians said the government had broken a promise to negotiate visa-free travel for musicians in the European Union. "The deal done with the EU has a gaping hole where the promised free movement for musicians should be: everyone on a European music tour will now need costly work permits and a mountain of paperwork for their equipment," they wrote.
Alphabet Inc's Google is investigating a member of its ethical AI team and has locked the corporate account linked to that person after finding that thousands of files were retrieved from its server and shared with external accounts, the company said on Wednesday. Axios, which first reported the latest investigation around a member of Google's AI team, said Margaret Mitchell had been using automated scripts to look through her messages to find examples showing discriminatory treatment of Timnit Gebru, a former employee in the AI team who was fired. Gebru, who is Black, was a top AI ethics researcher at Google and was fired in December.
Sidney Crosby swept in a rebound 1:11 into overtime Tuesday for his third point as the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a pair of two-goal deficits to top the visiting Washington Capitals 5-4. Crosby notched the 17th OT tally of his career, tying Ilya Kovalchuk for third in NHL history. Jake Guentzel and Teddy Blueger each had a goal and an assist while Colton Sceviour and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday to return to a 2015 nuclear deal and lift crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Biden, who takes office on Wednesday, has said the United States will rejoin the pact that includes restrictions on Iran's nuclear work if Tehran resumes strict compliance.
Rishabh Pant made an unbeaten 89 as the injury-ravaged tourists chased down 328 runs in the fourth test at the Gabba on Tuesday, becoming the first team to beat the Australians there since West Indies in 1988. The win completed a remarkable turnaround for India, who were bowled out for 36 as they lost the first test in Adelaide. India were without regular skipper Virat Kohli, who only played in the first test before returning home to be at the birth of his first child.
Afghan authorities lambasted the Taliban Wednesday for failing to actively participate in peace talks seeking to end the country's long-running war.
While stealing underwear from a flat he had broken into, a man was forced to hide in a room when two residents from the unit returned.
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The European Union called on incoming U.S. President Joe Biden to form a "new founding pact" with Europe working on issues such as peace, security, prosperity, freedom and human rights. Today is an opportunity to rejuvenate our transatlantic relationship, which has greatly suffered in the last four years.
The National Weather Service said “scattered lake effect snow” would shower are of northern New York on January 19.This footage was shared by Luke Langford on Twitter, and shows snow showering the city. Credit: Luke Langford via Storyful
A Michigan nurse performed ‘Amazing Grace’ during a memorial service in Washington on Tuesday, January 19, to honor victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.Lori Marie Key went viral with the rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ she sang to her coworkers at St. Mary Mercy Hospital last March.Key’s performance was part of a nationwide memorial as the US paid tribute to those who died during the pandemic. Credit: @KamalaHarris via Storyful
Bangkok [Thailand], January 20 (ANI): Indian shuttler HS Prannoy progressed to the second round of the ongoing Thailand Open after securing a hard-fought win over Jonatan Christie here on Wednesday.
An Olympian credited with launching a belated #MeToo awakening in Greece is testifying Wednesday on her sex abuse case that has encouraged other women to break decades of silence.
A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government to lead a case against democracy activists has pulled out after coming under pressure in Britain including 'disgraceful' comments by its foreign minister, city authorities said on Wednesday. David Perry, a Queen's Counsel, was due to lead the case against tabloid media magnate Jimmy Lai and several others, including veteran democracy activists Martin Lee and Margaret Ng. But Hong Kong's Department of Justice noted "growing pressure and criticism" of Perry in Britain for taking the case, adding in a statement that he had "concerns about such pressures and the exemption of quarantine" and "indicated that the trial should proceed without him".
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Random door-to-door checks to ensure home quarantine compliance by Category One and Two Covid-19 patients are ongoing, city police confirmed today. Kuala Lumpur police chief...
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Far-right politicians in Italy, France, and Hungary continue to support Trump while vaguely condemning violence.
The COVID-19 death toll and the level of hospital admissions means it is far too early to speculate about when the lockdown may be lifted or eased, one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior ministers said on Wednesday. "We are still in a perilous situation," Home Secretary Priti Patel told Sky. "When we still see hospitalisation figures, now standing at over 38,000 people, with the number of people still dying with coronavirus, with the number of hospital admissions increasing, this is no time to speak about the relaxation of measures," she said.
As the United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll approaches 100,000, Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Wednesday that the numbers were tragic but that it was not the time to look back at the government's possible mismanagement of the crisis. The United Kingdom's official COVID-19 death toll is 91,470 - Europe's worst death figure and the world's fifth worst after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico. "The numbers are deeply tragic," Patel said.