Month: July 2021

UK prime minister’s wife says she’s pregnant again – Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, said Saturday that she is expecting the couple’s second child. Carrie Johnson announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. “At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left …

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Thai hospital resorts to storing bodies in containers as COVID-19 cases soar | TheHill – The Hill

As the number of COVID-19 cases soars in Thailand, one hospital morgue has been forced to store bodies that have yet to be autopsied in containers. A director at the Thammasat University Hospital near Bangkok told Reuters the hospital has had to resort to tactics not seen since the 2004 tsunami that struck the area. The hospital’s morgue generally performs …

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Jewel thief gets five years for ‘audacious’ $5.7M diamond heist – New York Post

Diamonds aren’t forever. At least not for a brazen Romanian jewel thief who stealthily switched seven pebbles for $5.7 million worth of diamonds in a daring heist — only to be sent to prison last week for 5 1/2 years for the crime. Lulu Lakatos was found guilty of conspiracy to steal by a London …

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Britain’s COVID-19 cases down by 33% over past week – Reuters UK

A person exits Bank underground station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain has reported 26,144 new cases of COVID-19, government data showed on Saturday, meaning the fall in cases between July 25 and July 31 stood at …

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Covid-19 Vaccine Health Pass Fuels French Protests – The Wall Street Journal

French protesters took to the streets for the third consecutive Saturday to protest new restrictions on people unvaccinated against Covid-19, a growing movement that threatens to complicate the country’s coronavirus response. More than 204,000 protesters—many decrying what they called a “health dictatorship” and carrying banners and French flags reading “Freedom!”— marched in cities across France, …

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COVID-19 surge hits Asia; Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia post record infections – Yahoo News

(Reuters) -The Olympics host city Tokyo, as well as Thailand and Malaysia, announced record COVID-19 infections on Saturday, mostly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the disease. The surge in Delta variant cases is rattling parts of Asia previously relatively successful in containing COVID-19, such as Vietnam, which will from Monday impose strict …

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Anti-mask protesters push back on Governor’s new mandate – KOLO

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The renewed mandate in most Nevada counties for masks worn indoors is generating some pushback. A group of anti-mask protesters followed Governor Sisolak to a planned appearance at the Washoe County Library in downtown Reno Friday. It made for two very different scenes. inside, there was applause for the governor as he …

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Marshal dies after crash at Brands Hatch – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The incident took place during the Classic Touring Car Racing Club’s Pre 93 & Pre 03 Touring Car race, when two drivers made contact along the start-finish straight during the opening laps. One car was sent into the barrier on the outside of the circuit where it was launched into the air and collided with …

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Israel in diplomatic campaign for a forceful world response to attack on ship – The Times of Israel

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with his American counterpart Anthony Blinken on Saturday to discuss a potential international response to Thursday’s deadly drone attack against an Israeli-operated ship, allegedly carried out by Iran. The two spoke of the “joint activities against Iranian terrorism and the formulation of a substantive and effective international response,” Lapid tweeted. …

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