7.5 earthquake strikes Peru: Rocks centuries-old church tower

South America 11/29/21, 02:17

According to Peru's civil defense police commander, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Sunday, Nov. 28, at least four people were injured and 220 houses were damaged. The earthquake also destroyed a 16th-century Catholic church tower. "We have four injuries that are very minor, but they are being treated in ...

Omicron variant spreads to UK, Germany and Italy

United Kingdom 11/28/21, 16:35

A new coronavirus strain reached British, German, and Italian shores on Nov. 27. Authorities in all three countries have discovered their first Omicron variant cases. British health minister Sajid Javid confirmed two Britons tested positive after being exposed to infected passengers who traveled to southern Africa. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris ...

Amateur archaeologist finds 2,000 year-old Roman dagger

Europe 11/28/21, 15:51

An archeology enthusiast found a 2,000-year-old dagger that eventually uncovered an entire Roman battlefield. A metal detector located the ancient weapon in Switzerland's remote southeast Graubünden canton region. The site was previously thought to be void of ancient remains. However, dental student Lucas Schmid proved this theory wrong. "I suspected that the entire ...

World’s oldest jewelry made from shell beads unearthed in Morocco

Africa 11/28/21, 15:24

Some of the world's oldest personal ornaments have been discovered in North Africa. Archaeologists have unearthed 33 shell seeds dating between 142,000 and 150,000 years old in southeastern Morocco's Bizmoune cave. Each bead measures about half-an-inch long and was crafted from sea snail shells. Each sphere has drilled holes in the center, ...

Chinese smartphone giant plans to produce 300,000 electric vehicles annually

U.S. 11/28/21, 02:28

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp will construct a plant in Beijing which can produce 300,000 vehicles per year for its electric vehicle unit, authorities in the capital said on Saturday. On its official WeChat account, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) backed economic development agency Beijing E-Town disclosed that the plant will ...

Founder Hui Ka Yan sells 1.2 billion Evergrande shares amid debt woes

World 11/27/21, 16:32

China Evergrande Group chairman Hui Ka Yan sold 9% of shares worth several hundreds of million dollars in the company, which is dealing with a cash crunch. Hui, also the founder of Evergrande, sold 1.2 billion shares at an average price of HK$2.23 each on Thursday, Nov.  25, raking in HK$2.68 ...

Sweden: Hormone treatments for sex change in children causes serious harm, research reveals

Europe 11/27/21, 16:26

The Swedish research team, Uppdrag Granskning, revealed that at least 13 children in Stockholm, Sweden, subjected to hormone-blocking treatments to promote their gender change, suffer serious adverse effects and even physical deformities.  According to chief physician and pediatric endocrinologist Ricard Nergårdh, who treats transgender children, the hormones applied to them to ...

Homeschooling is on the rise in the UK, here are the reasons behind

United Kingdom 11/27/21, 10:03

Over the past academic year, England has witnessed a considerable increase in the number of children undertaking elective home education. Parents referred to health concerns due to Covid-19 as their major reason for the choice, followed by philosophical and lifestyle choices. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Association of Directors of Children's ...

Czechs order bars and restaurants to shut early to minimize COVID infection

News 11/27/21, 04:04

To reduce one of the world's highest rates of coronavirus infection, the Czech government forced bars and clubs to shut at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25, and forbade Christmas markets as well as limiting attendance at sporting and cultural events to 1,000. According to the presidential office, President Milos Zeman ...

Thailand: Apple warns its users that they could be victims of government spying

U.S. 11/26/21, 21:29

Activists in Thailand calling for democratic reforms in the royalist government received a warning message from Apple that they may have been targeted by "state-sponsored" spying attacks. At least six activists and researchers critical of Thailand's government were surprised with a personalized alert on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from Apple Inc, confirming ...