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Daily Archives: 19/06/2019

“Today we haven’t come to clear the area,” a police officer told protesters on local TV

HONG KONG — An angry crowd tried to charge barricades used by pro-democracy protesters to occupy part of downtown Hong Kong as a standoff with authorities dragged into a third week. Several hundred people, many of them middle aged or older men, gathered in front of barricades on a main road Monday, chanting, “Open the […]

“The words ‘blood money’ are her words,” de Bruyn said

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but they rejected it because they did not want “blood money,” a prosecutor said Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel also referred to separate monthly payments of $550 that […]

Three More Bird Flu Cases In Turkey

A British laboratory also confirmed the deadly strain in a 5-year-old boy, while preliminary tests in Turkey detected H5N1 in an 8-year-old girl. Both children are in intensive care in Van, about 60 miles from the Iranian border. The cases announced Sunday raised to seven the number of cases detected since Wednesday. A brother and […]

“Turkey and the world are facing the threat of a serious infection,” he said

A British laboratory also confirmed the deadly strain in a 5-year-old boy, while preliminary tests in Turkey detected H5N1 in an 8-year-old girl. Both children are in intensive care in Van, about 60 miles from the Iranian border. The cases announced Sunday raised to seven the number of cases detected since Wednesday. A brother and […]

The new supernatural horror film, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston, is a hit with film critics, with the San Francisco Chronicles’ Peter Hartlaub is calling it the best horror film of 2013

If you go to see “The Conjuring,” be prepared to be on the edge of your seat. The new supernatural horror film, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston, is a hit with film critics, with the San Francisco Chronicles’ Peter Hartlaub is calling it the best horror film of 2013. Others […]

DAMASCUS — If the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was learning to fly stolen Syrian fighter jets, it may have seen its fleet of three reduced to just one “ineffectual” aircraft

DAMASCUS — If the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was learning to fly stolen Syrian fighter jets, it may have seen its fleet of three reduced to just one “ineffectual” aircraft. CBS News’ George Baghdadi reports Information Minister Omran Zoubi said late Tuesday that Syrian military aircraft had shot down two of three […]

Study: More Unwanted Pregnancies

An anti-abortion group says the numbers reflect a “pro-life shift,” while others argued it may mean decreased access to abortion. But the federal researchers who released the new numbers said Monday they don’t know if the new numbers mean attitudes about abortion are changing. “People have all kinds of attitudes that don’t always reflect what […]

“We’re talking about a tremendous amount of money here for an issue that is clearly of global importance

The European Union said it will pledge about $121 million, or $20 million more than it had initially announced last week to combat bird flu and the risk of a potential pandemic, after Turkey recently announced a fourth child had died from the H5N1 bird flu virus. The World Bank has estimated up to $1.5 […]

He stopped doing surgery in 2003 and closed his practice in 2004, at age 81, saying insurers refused to renew his malpractice coverage

Biber died in Pueblo, where he had been hospitalized for complications from pneumonia. The cause of death was not announced Tuesday. “We’ve lost a tremendous friend in our community,” said Mary Winter, owner of the Cormi Funeral Home in Trinidad, a town of 9,300 near the Colorado-New Mexico border. Winter said Monday that Biber was […]

Although five H5N1 patients have been discharged, one was readmitted as a precaution on Monday, two days after her release from a hospital in the central Anatolian city of Sivas

Fatma Ozcan died Sunday in the eastern city of Van, but initial tests had been negative for H5N1. The Health Ministry ordered a new round of tests after her 5-year-old brother, Muhammet, tested positive Sunday, and officials said those confirmed she was infected. Five patients had been discharged from hospitals as of Monday afternoon, leaving […]