Facebook Purges Ads for Illegal Wildlife in Southeast Asia as Online Trade Surges

Facebook Purges Ads for Illegal Wildlife in Southeast Asia as Online Trade Surges

YANGON (Reuters) - An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds...
Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a...
In a horrific instant, a burst of power that ravaged Beirut

In a horrific instant, a burst of power that ravaged Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — As black smoke billowed into the sky, Shiva Karout stepped out of his gym with his colleagues and customers to watch....
Russian Businessman’s ‘Floating Bomb’ is Behind Devastating Beirut Explosion and Was a Known Risk for Seven Years

Russian Businessman’s ‘Floating Bomb’ is Behind Devastating Beirut Explosion and Was a Known Risk...

The massive stockpile of fertilizer that exploded this week in Beirut and killed at least 135 people was a known risk for seven years...
Beirut Port Officials Under House Arrest After Explosion Kills at Least 135 People

Beirut Port Officials Under House Arrest After Explosion Kills at Least 135 People

A number of Beirut port officials are being placed under house arrest pending an investigation into Tuesday's huge explosion, Lebanon's government says. The blast killed...
Lebanese Confront Devastation After Massive Beirut Explosion Leaves Thousands Injured, Buildings Flattened

Lebanese Confront Devastation After Massive Beirut Explosion Leaves Thousands Injured, Buildings Flattened

Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation Wednesday, a day after the massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital,...

More than half of hospitalised coronavirus patients develop a psychiatric disorder after being discharged,...

More than half of patients who receive hospital treatment for Covid-19 later develop a psychiatric disorder, a study reveals. A total of 402 coronavirus...
Chemical explosion tears through Lebanese capital of Beirut levelling buildings, killing dozens and wounding THOUSANDS – with boom heard as far away as Cyprus

Chemical explosion tears through Lebanese capital of Beirut levelling buildings, killing over 50 and...

A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has killed at least 50 people, left thousands more injured and wreaked devastation on the...
Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Beirut (AFP) - Two enormous explosions devastated Beirut's port on Tuesday, leaving at least 73 people dead and thousands injured, shaking distant buildings and...
Massive Beirut blast kills more than 60, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 60, injures thousands

BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant...
WATCH: Raw Video Footage Shows Moment of Massive Beirut Blast

WATCH: Raw Video Footage Shows Moment of Massive Beirut Blast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFupx9x0-k The moment of the huge Beirut explosion was caught on camera by social media users. SOURCE: Sky News
Massive Explosion in Beirut Caused by Over 2,000 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Left Without “Preventative Measures” in a Warehouse, Lebanon PM says

Massive Explosion in Beirut Caused by Over 2,000 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Left Without...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1290800138303283200 The Beirut explosion that killed at least 50 and injured thousands on Tuesday, was caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left...
WATCH: Footage of Massive Blast in Beirut, Lebanon

WATCH: Footage of Massive Blast in Beirut, Lebanon

*WARNING* GRAPHIC CONTENT: A massive blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed dozens and injured thousands, and sent shockwaves...
Countries Around the World Believed to Have Contained Coronavirus Face New Waves of Infection

Countries Around the World Believed to Have Contained Coronavirus Face New Waves of Infection

In Australia, soldiers go door to door to find out who's broken quarantine in Melbourne, which is back under lockdown a second time. A coronavirus...
Big Pharma Companies Will be Exempt from Coronavirus Vaccine Liability Claims

Big Pharma Companies Will be Exempt from Coronavirus Vaccine Liability Claims

Last week we warned readers to be cautious about new COVID-19 vaccines, highlighting how key parts of the clinical trials are being skipped as big pharma will...
London COULD be locked down: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out sealing off capital to control coronavirus outbreak amid fury from Sadiq Khan at Boris’s ‘unacceptable’ unilateral M25 quarantine plan

London could be locked down: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out sealing off capital...

No10 today refused to rule out effectively sealing off London if coronavirus cases spike as Sadiq Khan accused Boris Johnson of 'riding roughshod' over...
Singapore to make travellers wear electronic tags to enforce quarantineSINGAPORE, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Singapore will make some incoming travellers wear an electronic monitoring device to ensure that they comply with coronavirus quarantines as the city-state gradually reopens its borders, authorities said on Monday.  From August 11, the devices will be given to incoming travellers, including citizens and residents, from a select group of countries who will be allowed to isolate at home rather than at a state-appointed facility.  Similar measures using electronic wristbands to track peoples’ movements during quarantine have been used in Hong Kong and South Korea.  Travellers to Singapore are required to activate the device, which use GPS and Bluetooth signals, upon reaching their home and will receive notifications on the device which they must acknowledge.  Any attempt to leave home or tamper with the device will trigger an alert to the authorities.  Hong Kong in March introduced a scheme for incoming travellers to use a slim electronic wristband, similar to a tag worn by hospital patients, to enforce quarantines for arriving passengers. South Korea has also used such wristbands connected to smartphone apps for those who violate quarantine.  Singapore, which has not given details on what the device will look like, said in a statement that it will not store any personal data and does not have any voice or video recording function.  Those aged 12 and below will not have to wear the devices.  The city-state, which is also planning to give all residents a wearable virus-tracing dongle, has tough punishments for breach of its quarantine and social distancing rules.  Under the Infectious Diseases Act, punishments can be fines of up to S$10,000 ($7,272) or imprisonment of up to six months, or both. It has also revoked the work passes of foreigners who flouted the rules.  Singapore has reported 52,825 coronavirus infections, mostly due to mass outbreaks in cramped migrant workers dormitories, but imported cases have been creeping up in recent days. ($1 = 1.3752 Singapore dollars) (Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie in Singapore Editing by Ed Davies)

Singapore to make travellers wear electronic tags to enforce quarantine

SINGAPORE, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Singapore will make some incoming travellers wear an electronic monitoring device to ensure that they comply with coronavirus quarantines...
Spain’s new wave of infections hits the young, middle-aged

Spain’s new wave of infections hits the young, middle-aged

SANT SADURNÍ D’ANOIA, Spain (AP) — Like most Spaniards, Emma Gaya thought the worst of the pandemic was behind her. Spain’s government had ended a...
Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

In the United Arab Emirates, all arriving passengers must submit to COVID-19 testing prior to their trips and show negative results to be admitted...
Archaeologists Discover 1,300-Year-Old Church Near Site of Jesus’ Transfiguration

Archaeologists Discover 1,300-Year-Old Church Near Site of Jesus’ Transfiguration

Remains from a 1,300-year-old church were discovered at the location believed to be where the transfiguration took place, according to an announcement by the...