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China’s missing ‘Bat Woman’ Shi Zhengli appears on state TV, says coronavirus ‘tip of the iceberg’

BEIJING: Shi Zhengli, a leading Chinese virologist whose mysterious disappearance had triggered speculation about the deadly novel coronavirus emanating from a bio-lab in Wuhan, has reappeared on the state television where she warned that such viruses are just the "tip of the iceberg". Known as China’s "Bat Woman" for her research about bats and the viruses associated with them, ...

Top 10 Tragic Ironies

Top 10 Tragic Ironies
Sometimes the cruel hands of fate also have a sick sense of humor, with destinies twisted in ways that seem particularly wicked. Like a concert pianist crushed by a plummeting Baby Grand, irony can add a layer of macabre mockery to scenarios that would otherwise be simply unfortunate. Other times, defeat or even death seem snatched from the jaws of...

Trump to sign executive order on social media after Twitter fact-checks him

Trump to sign executive order on social media after Twitter fact-checks him
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices. The officials gave no further details. It was unclear how Trump could follow through on the threat of shutting down privately owned companies including Twitter Inc. The dispute erupted...

Riot police deployed across Hong Kong as US-China tensions rise

US-China
Riot police were deployed across Hong Kong on Thursday as lawmakers debated a bill that would criminalise disrespect of China`s national anthem, and as the United States piled pressure on China to preserve the city`s freedoms. Heated debate over the bill - the latest spark of anti-government unrest in the semi-autonomous city - saw two pro-democracy lawmakers removed from the...

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

Uighurs and other ethnic groups
Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the US response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries. The House passed a bipartisan bill that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the mass surveillance and detention of Uighurs and other ethnic groups in the western Xinjiang region, a...

‘Zombie fires’ spread across Siberia due to unusual rise in temperature

Zombie fires
  Siberia is reeling under a heat wave with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees at several parts of the region. On Friday, Siberia's Khatanga, located well north of the Arctic Circle, recorded a temperature of 78 degrees, some 46 degrees above normal. The typical maximum temperature for the day at Khatanaga is 32 degrees.  The warm weather in Siberia in May...

Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill
Two pro-democracy lawmakers were ejected from Hong Kong's legislative chamber Thursday morning, disrupting the start of a second day of debate on a contentious bill that would criminalize insulting or abusing the Chinese national anthem. Pro-democracy lawmaker Eddie Chu, right, holds a placard reading "Best Chairperson, Starry Lee" as he stands outside the chamber of Legislative Council Complex after...

Top 10 Crimes Allegedly Committed By Ghosts

Crimes Allegedly Committed By Ghosts
It’s generally agreed that ghosts, if they indeed exist, were once living, breathing human beings. And, unfortunately, human beings are more than capable of committing crime. So it may follow that ghosts also seek to transgress against their (former) fellow men. The following ten crimes were allegedly committed by paranormal entities. True ghostly perpetrators or just garden variety criminals...

Top 10 Controversial Homework Assignments

Controversial Homework Assignments
Students across the globe often gripe about their homework assignments. Those complaints frequently fall on deaf ears because parents expect teachers to guide the intellectual and ethical development of their children. Sometimes, that takes work. And, let’s face it, parents know that kids are often just lazy. But sometimes, the students have a point. Some teachers have asked their young...

Donald Trump commemorates Memorial Day, defends decision to play golf

Donald Trump
ARLINGTON: President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen members of the American military on Monday to mark Memorial Day while defending his decision to spend most of the holiday weekend playing golf as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus outbreak neared 100,000. "Some stories about the fact that in order to get outside and perhaps, even a little exercise,...

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China’s missing ‘Bat Woman’ Shi Zhengli appears on state TV, says coronavirus ‘tip of...

BEIJING: Shi Zhengli, a leading Chinese virologist whose mysterious disappearance had triggered speculation about the deadly novel coronavirus emanating from a bio-lab in...
Top 10 Tragic Ironies

Top 10 Tragic Ironies

Sometimes the cruel hands of fate also have a sick sense of humor, with destinies twisted in ways that seem particularly wicked. Like a concert...
Trump to sign executive order on social media after Twitter fact-checks him

Trump to sign executive order on social media after Twitter fact-checks him

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut...