Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed on Thursday that a witness implicated soldiers in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero that rocked the country. The witness, known as "Juan," said soldiers detained a group of the students, interrogated them at the army base in the town of Iguala and then handed them to a drug gang, according to a copy of his testimony reported by newspaper Reforma. Former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, recently arrested on U.S. drug charges that were later dropped, long refused to allow investigators access to soldiers at the base over their possible involvement in the massacre.
The French health ministry reported 22,848 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 26,784 on Wednesday, but hospitalisations continued to rise. The number of people in intensive care rose by 24 to 2,876 while the total number of patients hospitalised for the disease was up 49 over 24 hours at 25,735. Health ministry data also showed 346 people had died from the virus in hospitals on Thursday, up from 310 on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 71,998, the world's seventh-highest.
In the days before outgoing President Trump finally revealed his long list of last-minute pardons and commutations at around 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday, several names in the entertainment world had been mentioned as likely candidates: some accurate (rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, Death Row Records cofounder Michael “Harry O” Harris); some inaccurate (Joe […]
Smith was angry with the match officials after Bernardo Silva scored the opening goal when his team mate Rodri came back into play from an offside position before taking the ball off Tyrone Mings to set up the goal. Referee Jon Moss showed Smith a red card on the touchline when he continued his protests and the Villa manager said after the game that the decision to allow the goal to stand was "farcical".
A new Netflix Italian original series titled “Fedeltà,” which translates as “Faithfulness,” has begun shooting in Milan. The relationship drama follows a couple in their thirties contending with the consequences of presumed betrayals. The six-episode show is based on a bestseller by author Marco Missiroli, who won Italy’s top literary prize, the Premio Strega, in […]
The new mom's model-approved mask is available for only $14.
The only hospital at Iranduba, an Amazonian town in northwest Brazil, is fast running out of beds and scrambling each day for oxygen as it seeks to accommodate an influx of coronavirus patients who cannot get to the nearest big city.
The interiors are as breathtaking as the views.
The German FA (DFB) on Thursday said there was "no evidence" that Union Berlin's Florian Huebner racially abused Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri, but gave the defender a two-match ban and 20,000-euro ($24,292) fine.
“People need to understand that this is a political job,” former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine told Quartz last week. The outgoing head of the world’s largest space agency under president Donald Trump never got a chance to forget that reality. Bridenstine is aware that many NASA administrators have seen their most ambitious proposals canceled after they leave office, and is capable of listing failed moonshots.
The English football season below the top four divisions is under increasing threat of being cancelled after the UK government said any future funding for National League clubs would be in the form of loans rather than grants.
In today’s Global Bulletin, Sky reveals diversity goals; Stan pacts with Walter Presents for international drama; LevelK sells “Tove”; and Abacus boards Martin Scorsese-hosted doc “The Oratorio.” Comcast’s pay tv operator Sky has announced a goal for 20% of its U.K. and Ireland workforce to be from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds by 2025, […]
The federal judge who is hearing both the U.S. Justice Department and state antitrust cases against Google said on Thursday that he wanted the states to begin turning documents over to the search and advertising giant on Feb. 4 as part of preparation for trial. Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the states, led by Colorado, to begin next month to turn over materials they planned to use in the case, rejecting a mid-March date the states has suggested. With regard to the Justice Department case, John Schmidtlein, an attorney for Google, said the material the search engine and software unit of Alphabet Inc had received so far from the government did not include anything provided by Microsoft Corp, a Google rival.
Vaccination of vulnerable pensioners differs tenfold between different parts of the country as part of a postcode lottery revealed by new official figures. The first local and regional data on the vaccine rollout lays bare a significant North-South divide, with London significantly behind the Midlands and Northern areas despite suffering worse Covid case numbers in recent weeks. In the week to January 17, the Midlands had administered 756,433 doses – including first and second jabs – more than any other English region. In contrast, London, where the NHS is struggling to cope with a wave of seriously ill Covid patients, had administered 426,894. The North-East and Yorkshire had achieved the second highest number of doses – 688,990 – but on Thursday night it emerged that the vaccine supply will be halved so that other regions can catch up.
Facebook is passing the buck for its indefinite suspension of former president Donald Trump to a quasi-independent oversight board, setting up a major test of the recently established panel. The social media giant said Thursday that it believes it made the right decision to suspend Trump after he incited his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in a deadly assault on Jan. 6. Facebook’s panel is intended to rule on thorny content issues, such as when posts constitute hate speech — or if the decision to ban a world leader was the right one.
Neville stepped down from his role on Monday and joined David Beckham's Major League Soccer side Inter Miami as their new manager. The 44-year-old, who had been due to lead the Team GB women's side at the Tokyo Games, had said last April he would be moving on after the Olympics due to the women's European tournament being postponed from 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Secretary Hillary Hillary Rodham Clinton recorded a video message in support of the theater community, in which she recognized the Costume Industry Coalition (CIC). In the video, Clinton shared her love for live theater and how the theatergoing experience of seeing sets and costumes helped immersed her. Clinton credited the artisans, the “group of people, […]
At least 15 people were killed Thursday after a blaze tore through a nursing home in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
Cinematographer and producer Jake Swantko had to move quickly if he and director Bryan Fogel wanted to dive into the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist who was captured, killed and dismembered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. The story was still moving as Fogel and Swantko were starting to think […]
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will consult fellow Democrats about the Senate's readiness to begin former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on charges of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol. "I'll be talking with the managers as to when the Senate will be ready for the trial of the then-president of the United States for his role in instigating an insurrection on the Capitol of the United States," Pelosi told reporters.