UK records 36,517 COVID-19 cases and 63 deaths in one day

United Kingdom 11/15/21, 05:33

Britain recorded 36,517 new COVID-19 infections and 63 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, Nov.14, bringing the total number of deaths to nearly 143,000. These estimates, however, only include persons who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus. Over the last seven days, the number of infections has increased by 6%, while ...

Radar exposes the world’s largest monastery tannery at Fountains Abbey

United Kingdom 11/13/21, 05:43

The National Trust has reported archaeologists have identified the largest tannery ever discovered at a British monastery, solving a centuries-old mystery.One of England's most peaceful sites—the beautiful ruins of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire—was a hubbub of industrial activity throughout the medieval period.National Trust and University of Bradford researchers used ground-penetrating ...

Driver refuses tearful young girl entry on the bus

United Kingdom 11/12/21, 22:07

A tearful young girl,16, was refused permission to board the last bus home from Beverley bus station, East Yorkshire, after the driver refused to open the doors due to health and safety reasons. A police officer, who witnessed the standoff while attending another incident at the station, eventually came over to ...

Treasure hunter unearths record breaking gold coin haul

United Kingdom 11/11/21, 16:51

A metal detectorist discovered England's largest ever Anglo-Saxon treasure trove. The British Museum confirmed an anonymous man found 131 coins and four precious artifacts in West Norfolk, 110 miles north of downtown London. Most of the currency comprises of tremisses, a tiny coin from the 6th Century that contains 85 to 95 ...

Decade-long search finds new clues to world’s most wanted female terrorist

Middle East 11/08/21, 16:48

One of Earth's most wanted international criminals is likely to be alive and fighting on the Arab Peninsula, an investigation found. Briton Samantha Lewthwaite is widely expected to be combating with jihadists in Yemen. This is the conclusion investigators reached after spending 10 years trying to track down the extremist. "Lewthwaite’s last-known ...

US loses simulated military battle against England

United Kingdom 11/07/21, 15:57

Britain defeated the U.S. forces in a mock military confrontation ending on Nov. 3. The U.S. Marine Corps was no match for the Royal Navy. Marines had no choice but to surrender just five days into a simulated battle. English forces disabled counterattacks and raided both U.S. forces's headquarters and equipment. They ...

COP26: UK and India to connect power grids for green energy development

United Kingdom 11/04/21, 19:58

England and India introduced an interconnected solar grid agreement at the COP26 climate summit Tuesday, Nov. 2. Dubbed the Green Grids Initiative—One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG), the plan aims to boost faster transition to greener energy, according to Reuters. Endorsed by more than 80 nations worldwide, the linked grids are ...

Talks resume to revive Iran nuclear agreement

Middle East 11/04/21, 16:20

Iran will hold formal talks with major powers about restoring a nuclear agreement on Nov. 29. Iranian authorities confirmed they will revisit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which they stopped supporting back in 2018. Representatives will discuss the JCPOA with counterparts from Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United ...

Girl who cannot swim saves 12 year-old boy from drowning

Inspired Stories 11/02/21, 15:42

An 8 year-old girl helped an older boy avoid drowning despite not know how to swim. Record-high July temperatures tempted Cayden Peterson, 12, to stay cool in Scotland's River Tay. When he began struggling to stay afloat, Tierney Batt did not think twice about coming to his aid. The girl kept ...

Barclays boss resigns after allegedly linked to Jeffrey Epstein

United Kingdom 11/01/21, 17:23

A multinational universal bank is under new management after the previous chief executive was allegedly linked to a late sex offender on Oct. 29. Barclays Bank replaced outgoing CEO Jes Staley with head of global markets CS Venkatakrishnan. Staley stepped down after British investigators exposed his alleged affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein. The ...

The Chinese military protests US and Canadian warships sailing through Taiwan Strait

D.C. 10/18/21, 00:41

The Chinese military has slammed the U.S. and Canada for deploying warships through the Taiwan Strait last week, claiming that they were endangering regional peace and stability. According to the U.S. Navy, the USS Dewey, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, and the Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg traveled across the small waterway ...