Monday, January 25

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...

Lawyers want Giuliani investigated and license suspended

A group of lawyers filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani before NY courts, calling for him to be investigated and for his lawyer's license to be suspended for his advocacy work From President Donald Trump false accusations about the 2020 elections.Lawyers Defending American Democracy, which includes former federal judges and attorneys among its members, sent the complaint Wednesday to the state court system's Lawyers Complaints Committee saying Giuliani had violated rules of professional conduct."Giuliani has led a nationwide public campaign to convince the public and the courts of massive electoral fraud and a stolen presidential election," the complaint says.Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, speaks during a press confer...

Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty

The Kremlin on Friday welcomed From US President Joe Biden proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which will expire in less than two weeks.The White House said Thursday that Biden has proposed to Russia a five-year extension of the New START treaty.A rocket is launched from the missile system as part of the drills, a land-based ICBM was launched from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia. (AP)"We can only welcome the political will to extend the document," Peskov said in a conference call with journalists."But everything will depend on the details of the proposal."The treaty, signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, limits each country to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads...

How Countries Are Coping With COVID-19 Cases Around The World That Hit Nearly 100 Million

Almost 100 million cases of coronavirus They have spread across the globe since the pandemic began last March, leaving many loved ones in mourning, countries divided, cities on lockdown, and the world as we knew it decimated into a distant memory.the U.S It is home to almost a quarter of the total cases worldwide, reaching 24,631,890 cases of the deadly virus, a figure 856 times From Australia, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.The global COVID-19 The death toll has exceeded two million and the United States continues to rank first, with 410,349 coronavirus-related deaths. Brazil follows, with India, Mexico and the UK completing the Top 5.Medical personnel wearing personal protective equipment remove bodies from overflowing hospitals in the United States. (AP)...

Congressman Andy Harris stopped bringing arms to the Senate after the Capitol riots

US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was prevented from bringing a concealed weapon to the House floor, sources told CNN, the first time metal detectors have discovered a member. Congress with a firearm. legislative chamber. Representative Andy Harris of Maryland set off a metal detector outside the House floor yesterday and an officer soon discovered it was because he was carrying a concealed weapon in his side, a Capitol official told CNN. The officer fired Harris, prompting him to ask fellow Republican John Katko of New York to hold up his gun. According to a news group report, Katko refused to hold the gun for Harris, saying she was not licensed. Mr. Harris left the area and returned moments later, walking to the floor of the House withou...