September 24, 2020

Medical experts warn more older Americans are dying from accidental falls

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From WN wo new reports published this week said fatal falls in older Americans have nearly tripled in recent years to more than 25,000 deaths annually in the United States, according to VOA News.  Another study also said fall prevention focusing on improving muscle strength and balance could help reduce those numbers. Both reports were published Tuesday […]

At least two dead from major earthquake in Peru

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From WN Peruvian officials said more than 30 people were injured after a powerful earthquake rattled Peru on Sunday, killing at least two people, according to The AFP. The 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit Peru’s Amazon basin region and neighboring Ecuador, but the tremors from the quake were felt over a wide area. Reports were coming in on Monday […]

CDC: U.S. recorded 75 new measles cases last week as outbreak grows 13 May 2019

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From WN Reuters reports the seriousness of the measles outbreak in the United States continues to swell as the country recorded 75 news cases of the disease in the last week, raising the total to 839 cases in the worst outbreak since 1994, federal health officials said Monday. Blaming the resurgence on the spread of misinformation about […]

US: Girl, 3, dies in burning car with doors chained shut; Dad blamed

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from WN A 3-year-old New York City girl died in a burning car with the doors chained shut, and her father has been accused of setting the fire, The New York Times reported. The blaze was so intense that the heat melted the inside of the car. The back doors had been chained shut to prevent anyone […]

US: Georgia Governor signs restrictive Abortion Bill

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From WN Georgia became the fourth U.S. state this year to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, when its Republican governor on Tuesday signed a bill that an abortion-rights group vowed to challenge immediately, Reuters reports. Opponents called the legislation a virtual ban because fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six […]

May Day celebrated around the World as workers fight for higher wages, respect

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From WN From Jakarta to Copenhagen, thousands filled the streets in cities around the world to demand better wages, improved working conditions, minimum wage, and more to mark May Day on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. The tradition of holding marches for workers’ rights started in the United States in the 1880s but has spread to […]

US: Teen suicides spiked after debut of Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

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From WN In the month following the release of the hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” a study has noted an almost 29 percent increase in suicide rates among young people in the US aged 10 to 17, IFL Science reports. Suicide is a complex issue that rarely has a single cause. While the study doesn’t aim to simplify the […]

US: At least 2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

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From WN Two people are dead and at least four others were transported to hospitals after reports of a shooting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, on Tuesday (30 April), an EMS official said, NBC News reported. There was no information as to whether the dead and wounded were students, Lester Oliva with the Mecklenburg […]

Malaysia destroys four tons of ivory as warning to poachers

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From WN Malaysia incinerated nearly four tons of elephant tusks and ivory products as the government tries to increase the punishments facing smugglers using the country as a conduit to China and across Asia on Tuesday, according to The Star. Conservationists said Malaysia is one of the favored transit routes for the illegal shipments of ivory between […]

China’s coal mines, power plants haven’t cut methane emissions

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By WN Even though China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, it promised to curb methane emissions due to the growing threat of climate change in 2010 but has since failed to live up to those regulatory promises, according to a new study released on Tuesday. The paper published in Nature Communications said China […]