A woman accused of mixing her urine and menstrual blood into food meant for the consumption of others in a flat has denied the offence in court.
President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users. On Twitter Tuesday night, Trump took aim at Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which protects companies that can host trillions of messages from being sued into oblivion by anyone who feels wronged by something someone else has posted — whether their complaint is legitimate or not. Trump called Section 230 “a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity,” adding, “Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill.”
Lausanne [Switzerland], December 2 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will stand unopposed during the March 2021 presidential election.
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat returns to the PGA Tour on Thursday at the Mayakoba Classic after testing positive for Covid-19 last month.
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With sloppy restoration work and damaged or disfigured historical monuments, experts say a race for profits, ideological considerations and favouritism are leaving sensitive upkeep of cultural heritage by the wayside in Turkey.
Hong Kong is limiting most gatherings to just two people and ordering compulsory testing of workers at retirement homes and facilities for people with disabilities, among tightening measures to contain a new wave of the coronavirus. Since Nov. 17, it has reported more than 1,000 confirmed cases, only a few of which were brought from outside the city. Exceptions were made for some group gatherings, including a limit of 20 people for weddings and shareholder meetings, but religious activities and group travel would no longer be exempt.
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Colombia parted ways with coach Carlos Queiroz on Tuesday, less than three weeks after his side slumped to two consecutive defeats in their qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Colombia lost 3-0 at home to Uruguay on Nov. 13 and were beaten 6-1 away at Ecuador four days later, their heaviest qualifying loss since 1977. The results left the South American side seventh in the 10-team qualification table, with the top four qualifying automatically for Qatar.
Joining more than 30 countries, New Zealand on Wednesday took the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency. The government also launched a new initiative requiring many public agencies to become carbon neutral by 2025, in part by getting rid of coal boilers and buying electric cars. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the government usually declares emergencies only for things like natural disasters, but that if it doesn't address climate change, such disasters will continue to happen.
A ministry statement, which did not name the person who returned a positive test, said the team is not allowed to train until the Canterbury health officials are satisfied that any training activities are unlikely to result in transmission of COVID-19. Two of the eight confirmed cases for COVID-19 have been deemed "historic" and not infectious, with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) saying those players are in isolation in the facility as the other members of the squad who have tested negative. The PCB, which has not identified those who tested positive, said all those who return negative tests are expected to be able to train in managed isolation.
China's landing this week of a probe on the Moon -- the first attempt by any nation to retrieve lunar samples in four decades -- underlined just how far the country has come in achieving its space dream.
The coronavirus pandemic triggered a historic global economic shock that required determined government initiative to confront it, while reinforcing China and big US tech companies.
Donald Trump suggested he might run again for president in 2024 as he hosted a crowded holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening that appeared to break coronavirus rules. The president told a crowd of Republican National Committee members that he could make another bid for the White House, his strongest comments on seeking another term since he lost the election to Joe Biden. "It's been an amazing four years," Mr Trump told the crowd. "We're trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I'll see you in four years." The video of Mr Trump's appearance was streamed live on Facebook by one attendee, former Oklahoma Republican Party Chair Pam Pollard. It showed dozens of people crammed into the Cross Hall of the White House state floor, standing closely together. Many seen in the video were not wearing masks. The Trumps began hosting holiday receptions this week, intent on celebrating a final season before Trump leaves office on January 20. According to social media postings reviewed by the Associated Press, the events have featured large crowds of often maskless attendees gathered indoors – violating the public health guidance the US government has pressed the nation to follow during the holiday season as cases of Covid-19 skyrocket across the country (see graph below).
AFP has spoken to workers around the world who suddenly lost their jobs in sectors hit hard by the pandemic such as air travel, hospitality and tourism, to find out how they have coped during the second coronavirus wave.
Defending champions Flamengo were knocked out the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday on a night of excitement and red cards which included a second half of 67 minutes in the tie between Santos and Liga Deportiva Universitaria of Quito. The officials added on six minutes at the end of the Santos game but as that time drew to a close clashes ensued that led the referee to send off three players – one from the Brazilian side and two from the Ecuadorans. When the Argentine referee finally blew his whistle 67 minutes had elapsed and Santos, who lost 1-0 on the night, went through on away goals.
Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the "perfect storm" driving a spike in online child sex abuse around the world, activists and police say.
Asian markets were mixed Wednesday after the previous strong run-up, with profit-taking playing against vaccine prospects and renewed hopes for a fresh US stimulus.
In a corner of the campus at Riga Technical University, a team of scientists is working on technology that could one day stop asteroids from smashing into Earth.
President Donald Trump teased running again for president in 2024 as he hosted a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening. “It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump told the crowd, which included many Republican National Committee members. The video of Trump's appearance was streamed live on Facebook by one attendee, Pam Pollard, who is national committeewoman for the Oklahoma GOP.