Turkey's Covid-19 curfew fails to contain surging second wave

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) – Coronavirus deaths in Turkey rose to a record for the seventh consecutive day on Sunday (Nov 29) and the number of new cases remained high despite efforts by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government to contain a second wave of infections. Turkey is expected to report this week that its economy bounced back […]Read More

Super Nintendo Land will open in Japan on February 4th,

Nintendo Super Nintendo World, the much anticipated “life-size, living video game” theme park will open on February 4th in Osaka, Universal Studios Japan has announced. The opening date is a welcome surprise, as Universal and Nintendo last said that the park would open in the spring of 2021. [embedded content] To get folks revved up, […]Read More

Leadership of UN human rights body becomes proxy battle for

GENEVA (NYTIMES) – The annual choice of who will steer the United Nations’ top human rights organisation is usually done quietly and by consensus. For months, this year’s selection seemed to follow that script. Until a week ago, that is, when an unexpected contest emerged over the 2021 presidency of the organisation, the UN Human […]Read More

Cyber Monday is today and hurricane season is (technically) over:

CLOSE Cyber Monday arrives as pandemic boosts online sales for shoppers While Black Friday may have closely resembled Cyber Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s now officially the online shopping holiday. And Cyber Monday is slated to keep its top spot with shoppers expected to spend $12.7 billion, according to Adobe Analytics — 35% more than […]Read More

The Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells fume over UK's regional Covid-19

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) – In quintessentially conservative Tunbridge Wells in south-east England, residents are living up to the town’s caricatured reputation for perpetual indignation. This time, the source of their disgust is the government’s coronavirus approach when a national lockdown ends next week. Ministers announced on Thursday (Nov 26) that the roughly 118,000 […]Read More

Iran lays to rest top nuclear scientist as it mulls

TEHERAN (AFP) – Iran was on Monday (Nov 30) laying to rest one of its top nuclear scientists, as the Islamic republic weighed how and when to retaliate for an assassination pinned on arch-foe Israel. The killing of Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, – whom Israel has dubbed the “father” of Iran’s nuclear weapons programme – has once more heightened […]Read More