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Widow condemns “barbaric” death of driver beaten over masks

The wife of a French bus driver who was beaten to death after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for “exemplary punishment” for his killers. The assault on Philippe Monguillot has scandalized France. President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday dispa

KFC Birthday Party Costs $18,000 in Covid-19 Fines in Australia

“That’s a heck of a birthday party to recall,” said Chief Commissioner Shane Patton of the Victoria police. Officers were led to a house where they found people hiding in the backyard, garage and under beds.  A large takeout order from a KFC in Australia led the police to mor

Doggy deliveries help Colombians shop during pandemic

Eight-year-old Eros trots through the streets of this hilly city several times a day with a straw basket in his jaws, taking vegetables, fruit and packaged foods to customers of the El Porvenir mini-market. The chocolate Labrador retriever is paid with treats and massages of his furry head. “

Theme parks in Japan are discouraging screaming on roller coasters to slow coronavirus spread, with one park urging riders to 'Please scream inside your heart'

Japan's theme parks are urging patrons not to yell on roller coasters to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a recent video, top executives from one of the country's parks rode a roller coaster in total silence, as the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Wednesday.Between dining, close-quarte

'No one told me': Samoan man serves five more years in prison than he had to

A Samoan man has spent nearly five extra years in prison because neither he, nor prison authorities realised that his two sentences should have been served concurrently, not consecutively. Sio Agafili, 45, should have been released in December 2015, but he remained in jail until a judge spotted the

Coronavirus: West Bank’s wedding season sparks fresh COVID-19 outbreak

Ramallah, West Bank - By the end of May, the Palestinian Authority appeared to have quashed a coronavirus outbreak in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with only around 400 confirmed cases and just two fatalities in the territory, following a nearly three-month lockdown. Then the wedding invitations

E-boutique startup launched amid virus outbreak brings touch of Morocco to UAE

Almost four months ago, as Dubai authorities announced sweeping precautionary measures to combat a rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the UAE, a 29-year-old entrepreneur did the unthinkable – and launched an e-boutique.Rita Bennani’s business venture, Beldi Bazaar, is a plat

Moscow Honors Delivery Workers With a Monument

Moscow got a new monument this morning — one that may be the first of its kind. The monument is in honor of the more than 60,000 couriers whose work made it possible for Muscovites to self-isolate during the pandemic. The monument was commissioned by some of the companies most reliant on del

Dutch police arrest 6 men, uncover torture chamber

THE HAGUE- Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed "torture chamber" complete with a dentist's chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high ranking officer announced Tuesday 7-7-2020. Author

2 arrested in Dubai for bid to peddle drugs

The Dubai Police have arrested two Britons and recovered narcotic drugs they allegedly intended to peddle. A police spokesperson said the recovered drug stash includes cannabis and pills that are banned in the UAE. "The police referred the case to the public prosecution and the accused are currentl

Harry and Meghan: 'Wrongs of past need to be acknowledged', duke says

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken to young leaders about equal rights - with Harry saying the wrongs of the past need to be acknowledged. Prince Harry and Meghan dialled into the Queen's Commonwealth Trust weekly video call, which focused on responding to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In Bolivia desperate family leaves coffin in the street

The rising toll of COVID-19 deaths is overwhelming the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, where desperate relatives of one apparent victim of the new coronavirus left his coffin in the street for several hours on Saturday to protest difficulties in getting him buried.Neighbor Remberto Arnez said the 62-ye

Virus Doesn't Stop Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

The coronavirus put a damper on this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in New York, but some things stayed the same. Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men’s and women’s champions at Saturday’s Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. Chestnut downed 7

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend, tests positive for Covid-19

The girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr, the US president’s eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus, US media have reported. Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is a former Fox News television personality and a senior fundraiser for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, is just the latest pers

Indian man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

An Indian man said he paid about $4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country.The precious metal covering weighs 60 grams (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight days to make, said businessman Shankar Kurhade, from the western city of Pune.“It is

Over 100 university students accuse Egyptian man of rape

A 22-year-old Egyptian man has been accused via social media of sexually assaulting and harassing more than 100 females over the course of several years. Egyptian authorities are being asked to open an investigation into the allegations. The accusations originated from a group of around 100 female

Museum or mosque? Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Turkey’s top court will deliver a critical verdict Thursday on whether Istanbul’s emblematic landmark and former church Hagia Sophia can be redesignated as a mosque, a ruling which could inflame tensions with the West.The sixth-century edifice — a magnet for tourists worldwide with

Egypt court sentences one monk to death, another to life for abbot’s killing

An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life in prison for another over the killing of the abbot of a desert monastery in 2018, a judicial source said.In a case that shocked the Middle East’s largest religious minority, Bishop Epiphanius was found with a bleeding head

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