Monday, January 25

Month: January 2021

Texan man charged with assaulting Capitol, threatening to murder AOC

A 34-year-old Texas man was arrested for allegedly participating in the assault on the United States Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate the Democratic Representative. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York.Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday after being named in a five-count federal complaint.Garrett Miller has been arrested for allegedly participating in the assault on the US Capitol and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. (AP)Authorities allege that Miller posted photos and videos on his social media accounts showing him inside the Capitol during the January 6 storming of the building by supporters of then-President Don...

Wuhan celebrates the first anniversary of a year of coronavirus lockdown in the world

Life has largely returned to normal in the city of 11 million people, even as the rest of the world grapples with the spread of the most contagious variants of the virus. Efforts to vaccinate people against COVID-19 have been thwarted by disorder and limited supplies in some places. The scourge has killed more than 2 million people worldwide.Children display their calligraphy in Wuhan a year after the Chinese city declared the world's first blockade. (Getty)Traffic was light in Wuhan, but there were no signs of the barriers that a year ago isolated the suburbs, impeded movement through the city and confined people to their housing complexes and even apartments.Wuhan accounted for the bulk of China's 4,635 deaths from COVID-19, a number that has been static for months. The city has be...

Legendary talk show host Larry King dies at 87

Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his costume sensibilities, has died. He was 87 years old.King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for more than 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, Famous, athletes, movie stars and ordinary people.He retired in 2010 after filming more than 6,000 episodes of the show.A statement was posted on his verified Facebook and Twitter accounts announcing his passing. His son, Chance, confirmed King's death on Saturday morning."With deep sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," the statement said."For 63 years and on radio, television and digital media ...

Russia arrests 350 protesters demanding Navalny’s release

Russian Police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as -50C to demand liberation of Alexei Navalny, the main opposition figure in the country.Navalny, who is president Vladimir PutinThe most prominent and enduring enemy, he was arrested on January 17 when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve agent poisoning who blames the Kremlin.Police detain a man during a protest against the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny at People Gather in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday, January 23, 2021. (AP)Police detain a man during a protest against the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, January 23, 2021 (AP)Authorities sa...

Man Says Village ‘Forgotten’ After Black Summer Wildfires

A great hell of Green Wattle Creek Forest fire arrived in the town of Balmoral just days before Christmas in 2019.The fire destroyed brush and some houses in the community of 426 people in the NSW Southern Highlands.Mick Duggan's home was threatened on December 21 until firefighters saved it. (Supplied)More than a year later, a resident who was close to the fire said he felt the town had been "forgotten" in the midst of recovery.Mick Duggan's home was threatened on December 21 until firefighters saved it. Hours later, Mr. Duggan took refuge in a shed with several others as a fire circled. Fortunately, firefighters cleared the shed to protect them, while a water bomber helicopter assisted from above.This was one of many survival stories, as crews were pushed to the limit when fire ri...

The abandoned Soviet nuclear missile base hidden in a Polish forest

Some call it the ghost town, because for decades it did not appear on any map, a clandestine place that in the heyday of the cold war it probably concealed a deadly arsenal of nuclear weapons capable of wiping out major western cities.But today, Borne Sulinowo, in the Western Pomerania region of northern Poland, is emerging as an exciting travel destination for adventure seekers looking to explore a beautiful natural area and relatively unknown Soviet hotspot with a very dark past. .About 12,000 Soviet soldiers were stationed at the Borne Sulinowo military complex at the height of the Cold War. (CNN)Getting to this city from Szczecin, the capital of the region, involves a long journey through the mostly rural lowlands of Poland, terrain that also carries the legacy of the Cold War.No...

NYPD arrests man for three murders at senior housing complex

the New York Police Department says evidence from three murders at a Brooklyn senior housing complex points to one suspect: a well-known man who ran errands for residents of the building.Kevin Gavin, 66, was arraigned Friday and charged with three counts of second-degree murder, according to a criminal complaint.CNN reached out to her Gavin's attorney, Douglas Appel, who had no comment.Gavin allegedly murdered three residents at Carter G. Woodson Houses, a senior housing complex, between 2015 and January 15, 2021, over money disputes. NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison he said during a press conference Thursday.Three old women were allegedly killed by a man who ran errands for tenants. (AP)"Mr. Gavin was familiar with many of the residents of the building and ran errands for...

Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May Be Deadlier

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in south-east England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said on Friday.Patrick Vallance told a news conference that "there is evidence that there is an increased risk for those who have the new variant," although he emphasized that the data is uncertain. He said that for a 60-year-old man with the original version of the virus, "the average risk is that for 1,000 people who were infected, approximately 10 would be expected to die unfortunately."UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks down during a coronavirus press conference at 10 Downing Street on January 22, 2021 in London, England. (Getty)"With the new variant, for every 1,000 people infected...

Severe heat wave intensifies for southern states

Millions of people in the southeast of the country are preparing for an extreme heat wave with scorching temperatures forecast through Australia Day.The heat wave is set to intensify today and much of New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and South Australia are expected to experience temperatures in excess of 40 ° C.Adelaide and Canberra seem like the hottest cities with a high of 37 ° C.The heat map shows the high temperatures that will be set to sweep across southeastern Australia. (Okay)Sydney will be a bit cooler but still hot with a peak temperature of 29 ° C and Melbourne will hit 27 ° C later this afternoon.Perth is also expecting a warm day with a peak temperature of 28 ° C with a severe fire hazard warning for parts of WA. Meanwhile, communities in northern parts of the state ar...

Trump’s impeachment will begin Monday when Pelosi submits an article to the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the program on Friday."There will be a trial," Schumer said. "It will be a full trial, it will be a fair trial"On the first full day of Democratic control, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., walks into the chamber after meeting with new senators from his group, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, January 21. of 2021. (AP)Trump is the first president to be indicted twice and the first to face trial after leaving office.Although the transmission of the article starts the trial, the timetable ahead remains uncertain.On Thursday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell proposed delaying the start of Trump's impeachment until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case.House Democrats who voted to i...