China's embassy in Brazil on Tuesday said a son of President Jair Bolsonaro had harmed relations between the two countries with critical comments about telecommunications equipment firm Huawei. The rift was the latest chapter in a battle between China and the United States over U.S. claims that China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is a security threat. Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president's son, has made statements that "darken the friendly atmosphere between the two countries and hurt the image of Brazil," the Chinese embassy wrote on Twitter.
South Korean boy band BTS on Tuesday snagged the first ever Grammy nomination for a K-pop band, taking the worldwide sensation a step closer to winning the music award. Since their debut in 2013, the seven-member band has been at the forefront of South Korean pop music, recently notching their first ever Number One hit single on the Billboard charts in the United States with "Dynamite".
A pair of burnt-out tanks now signals the entrance to the Tigray town of Humera, where the streets are lined with rubble and residents remain in shock after an Ethiopian army assault earlier this month.
After a long week cooking and cleaning in the cramped households of Hong Kong, a group of Filipino domestic helpers are using their Sunday off for an unlikely hobby: cricket. And they're proving rather good at it.
A key facet of the global mad scramble by Pfizer, Moderna and other pharma groups to develop a viable coronavirus vaccine is the recruitment of tens of thousands of volunteers willing to participate in clinical trials.
Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts in the Arab world touched off an unlikely series of events that swelled, then dashed many hopes, and irrevocably changed the region.
The Syrian army said early Wednesday that Israel launched air strikes on an area in the southern outskirts of Damascus, where military defectors believe has a strong Iranian military presence in the second such attack within a week. The Israeli aerial strike on a strategic area that Israel had hit in the past came from the occupied Golan Heights and caused only material damages, the army statement said. Military defectors said the strike targeted an military base in Jabal Mane Heights near the town of Kiswa, where Iranian Revolutionary Guards have long been entrenched in a rugged area almost 15 km (9.3 miles) south of the center of Damascus.
The Australian Open is likely to be delayed by a week or two as negotiations between organisers, the tennis tours and the Victoria government over health measures continue, the state's sports minister said on Wednesday. "There's a number of potential dates on the table," Victorian Sports and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula told reporters in Melbourne. As you know, the French Open was delayed by many months and Wimbledon didn't occur at all.
Past winners of The Great British Bake Off fell in love with baking at their grandmother's knee. This year's star baker is a little different. At the tender age of 20, Peter Sawkins can barely remember life before Bake Off and as he grew up watching it the show inspired him to take up baking. Last night, the Edinburgh university student became the show's youngest winner, beating fellow finalists Laura Adlington and Dave Friday. "It's a show I've watched all my life," Mr Sawkins told Paul Hollywood on the show. "Don't say that, it makes me feel really old," Hollywood replied. Mr Sawkins was favourite to win from early in the series. After receiving the trophy, he said: "I can't quite believe that I am here, I can't quite believe that I made it on to the show, and I can't quite believe that the show happened. This is going to be a really huge chapter in my life, and what a way for it to end."
Pakistan gave U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier on Tuesday accusing India of stoking terrorism in Pakistan, a day after India provided a dossier to some U.N. Security Council members accusing militants from Pakistan of attempting an attack in the disputed Indian territory Kashmir. The tit-for-tat moves come ahead of India joining the 15-member council for a two-year term starting Jan. 1, 2021.
A record thirty named storms have formed during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. This week, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released satellite imagery showing the storms, ahead of the season’s end on November 30.Arthur, the first named storm of 2020, formed in May, before the season had officially started. The most recent storm, Hurricane Iota, heavily damaged areas in Nicaragua and Honduras after making landfall in Central America in November. Iota struck close to where Hurricane Theta landed just weeks earlier, delivering a devastating double blow.The US Gulf Coast was also repeatedly impacted. Five named storms made landfall in Louisiana, including Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the state. A total of twelve named storms hit the US coast this year. Credit: NOAA via Storyful
PROVING its drive to take the lead and deliver quality education to its stakeholders, the Cebu Technological University (CTU) made history by becoming the first university in Cebu to be awarded an overall
Ruben Vazquez lives in fear of dying before he gets a new kidney -- just one of thousands of organ transplant operations put on hold in Mexico due to the pandemic.
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office helped cover the costs of dinner parties held for his supporters, sources close to Abe told local media on Tuesday evening, in a possible violation of funding and election laws. The resurfacing of the scandal, which dogged Abe in the last year of his tenure could damage his political reputation and also threatens to drag in successor Yoshihide Suga, who was Abe's right-hand man during his 2012-2020 term. Politicians in Japan are forbidden to provide anything to constituents that could be construed as a gift.
China has stirred controversy with claims it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food. China has rejected complaints from the U.S. and others, saying it is putting people’s lives first. Experts say they generally don’t consider the presence of the virus on packaging to be a significant health risk.
Animals of all shapes and sizes were captured on camera crossing a wildlife overpass over Interstate 80 in Parley’s Canyon, Utah, with the bridge providing a safe migration path.Footage of the overpass shows an assortment of animals, from moose to bears, using the bridge.“It’s working!” wrote the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Facebook. “Thanks to the Utah Department of Transportation and Utah State University for monitoring the Parley’s Canyon wildlife overpass this year.”“As you can see, the 2nd year of this overpass has been successful at helping wildlife safely migrate over busy Interstate 80 and helping motorists be much safer as well,” the post read. Credit: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources via Storyful
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday, marking Beijing's first high-level contact with Japan's new leader. Wang met his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday where they agreed to cooperate on trade and fighting the coronavirus, but maintained their stances on territorial disputes, leaving a security concern unresolved. Japan and China agreed to resume coronavirus-hit business travel this month and to continue talks on disputed isles in the East China Sea.
Sir Keir Starmer faced a "full frontal attack" from senior allies of Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday after they stormed out of a meeting in protest at Dame Margaret Beckett being appointed to chair Labour's ruling body. The Labour leader was accused of "personally lobbying" to ensure the role did not go to Ian Murray of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), a hard-Left ally of his predecessor. The row follows days of infighting over Sir Keir's decision to withhold the Parliamentary whip from Mr Corbyn, with Mr Murray one of various Left-wing figures to criticise the decision. Mr Corbyn, who has been suspended for three months, has been issued with an ultimatum stating that he must "unequivocally" apologise for saying the scale of anti-Semitism in the party had been "overstated". At a meeting held virtually on Tuesday morning, several members of the party's national executive committee (NEC) had argued that as serving vice-chairman Mr Murray should be automatically promoted to the role of chairman.
Colombian disaster relief workers delivered humanitarian aid to remote islands, in the aftermath of storm Iota, on November 24.The Colombian Civil Defence uploaded footage to social media of workers unloading resources for residents of San Andres and Providencia.Local media outlets reported Colombia’s islands in the Caribbean have been some of the hardest hit by Iota and Eta, with 98 percent of infrastructure on Providencia destroyed. Credit: Defensa Civil Colombia via Storyful
New Zealand has had a double blow ahead of its two-test series against the West Indies, losing allrounder Colin de Grandhomme and spinner Ajaz Patel to injuries. De Grandhomme has bruising in his right foot and Patel has a torn calf muscle. Allrounders Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santer have been called into the New Zealand squad as replacements.