Trump Hosts Mask-Optional 2020 Mount Rushmore Independence Day Fireworks in South Dakota

Donald Trump heads to Mount Rushmore Friday for an early Independence Day celebration with thousands of guests who won’t be required to wear masks or socially distance, as the president continues an aggressive public schedule despite a spike in U.S. coronavirus cases. Friday’s show will feature a military flyover and the first fireworks in more … Read more Trump Hosts Mask-Optional 2020 Mount Rushmore Independence Day Fireworks in South Dakota

Trump to Host Mask-Optional Mount Rushmore Fireworks Show in South Dakota as Virus Spikes

Donald Trump heads to Mount Rushmore Friday for an early Independence Day celebration with thousands of guests who won’t be required to wear masks or socially distance, as the president continues an aggressive public schedule despite a spike in U.S. coronavirus cases. Friday’s show will feature a military flyover and the first fireworks in more … Read more Trump to Host Mask-Optional Mount Rushmore Fireworks Show in South Dakota as Virus Spikes

DeSantis Signs Law to Protect Florida Coast from Rising Sea Levels

Further acknowledging that climate change is a growing concern in his state, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a measure requiring public coastal construction projects to first be reviewed for impacts on the state’s fragile seashore because of rising sea levels. The signing was hailed by environmentalists as an important step in addressing … Read more DeSantis Signs Law to Protect Florida Coast from Rising Sea Levels

Government calls for ‘personal responsibility’ to limit spread of COVID-19 | ABC News

Health authorities say they’re confident in the Victorian Government’s ability to handle a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the state. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd says the strategy of suppression adopted by Victoria is working, and that occasional outbreaks of COVID-19 are an expected part of it’s strategy. Professor Kidd gave a press conference … Read more Government calls for ‘personal responsibility’ to limit spread of COVID-19 | ABC News

Third victim of Reading knife attack named as David Wails | ITV News

The third victim of the Reading knife attack on Saturday has been named as David Wails. Mr Wails was a senior scientist at a global chemicals company and a friend of the other two victims. Joe Ritchie-Bennett and school teacher James Furlong were also confirmed to have died in the attack. Three others were injured … Read more Third victim of Reading knife attack named as David Wails | ITV News

Locust swarms destroy crops across India – BBC News

Swarms of locusts are causing havoc in agricultural areas in several parts of India. A single swarm can contain as many as 80 million of the insects and they have destroyed both crops and livelihoods in northern and central states. Officials are trying to see if spraying chemicals on crops will help deter the insects, … Read more Locust swarms destroy crops across India – BBC News

‘I opened a door’: D.C. man shelters dozens of protesters from police

D.C. resident Rahul Dubey gave refuge to around 60 protesters inside his home after law enforcement had pushed them down his street, firing chemicals at them. Read more: https://wapo.st/36UbXzn. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington … Read more ‘I opened a door’: D.C. man shelters dozens of protesters from police

The Virus Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade

The novel-coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the illicit drug trade through increased border controls, reduced air traffic and supply shortages, though the outbreak’s economic fallout may lead to more people getting involved in the business, a United Nations-sponsored report warned. The upcoming opium harvest in Afghanistan may be hurt by virus-related labor shortages, and cocaine output … Read more The Virus Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade

Deadly gas leak at India chemical plant, hundreds hospitalised

At least 11 people have died and several hundred admitted to hospitals after a gas leak at a chemicals plant in India. Nearly 400 people were taken to hospital, of which 15 are in a critical condition. The incident at the factory of South Korean company LG happened after gas tanks were left unattended for … Read more Deadly gas leak at India chemical plant, hundreds hospitalised

Several dead and hundreds injured in Indian gas leak

At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said Thursday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Several dead and hundreds injured in Indian gas leak

Hong Kong police seize homemade bomb, dangerous chemicals

Hong Kong police seized a homemade bomb and some poisonous and inflammable chemicals at an abandoned school in Kowloon Bay on Saturday. This is the 11th time the police have recovered homemade explosives in the city since the violent social unrest last year. #HongKong #police #China Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Hong Kong police seize homemade bomb, dangerous chemicals

Americans Are Poisoning Themselves in Their Rush to Fight Virus

Poisonings related to cleaners and disinfectants surged in the U.S. last month as the global pandemic spurred a haphazard rush to disinfect everything. Calls to state and local poison control centers tied to cleaners and disinfectants rose 20% in the first quarter to 45,550, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Read more Americans Are Poisoning Themselves in Their Rush to Fight Virus

U.S. Not Testing Enough for States to Reopen, Experts Say

There is no argument that testing is the key to reopening the nation’s virus-shuttered schools and businesses. But a gap is opening over how much testing is enough — and many public-health experts worry the current level could cost lives and even set back efforts to reopen. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates The Trump administration says the … Read more U.S. Not Testing Enough for States to Reopen, Experts Say

‘Shoot them dead’: extreme Covid-19 lockdown policing around the world

As coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. We look at some of the extreme strategies governments are using to police their citizens – from teargas and death threats to beatings and chemicals Teargas, beatings and bleach: the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown controls around … Read more ‘Shoot them dead’: extreme Covid-19 lockdown policing around the world

Mass disinfection programmes have no real benefit, expert says

Dr Jason Wang is the director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at Stanford University. He says the use of disinfectant sprays may be of some psychological comfort to people but will not be medically effective against the coronavirus. Wang says some chemicals in the sprays are a health hazard and could cause … Read more Mass disinfection programmes have no real benefit, expert says