South Korea reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since March on Thursday, with a surge of new infections sparking fears of a major third wave.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming. The government will put forward a motion to declare the emergency next Wednesday, the government said as parliament reconvened after a general election won by Ardern's party. "We’ve always considered climate change to be a huge threat to our region, and it is something we must take immediate action on," Ardern said, according to state broadcaster TVNZ.
Nyon [Switzerland], November 26 (ANI): UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said he is "deeply saddened" to hear the demise of legendary footballer Diego Maradona.
A severe cyclone slammed into India's southern coast early on Thursday, uprooting trees and power lines but there were no immediate reports of loss of life or extensive damage to property. Cyclone Nivar made landfall near the city of Puducherry in the southern state of Tamil Nadu with winds of up to 130 km per hour (81 miles per hour), according to the India Meteorological Department. Heavy rains triggered by the storm caused flooding in some streets of the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu's largest city which is home to many large automobile manufacturers, according to a Reuters witness.
The next national distribution of reusable face masks will be from 30 November to 13 December at more than 800 locations across Singapore.
The Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe is the most visited Catholic shrine in the Americas. It draws millions of pilgrims every year to arrive on their knees to pray to the Virgin of Guadalupe. But on Monday, Mexican church and civic leaders canceled the annual gathering that takes place on December 12. The feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe typically features lavish pageantry at her namesake basilica, built in the 18th century, but this year, the church's doors will be closed and barriers erected to block possible gatherers from entering and instead, the event will take place online as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies in Mexico The country ranks eleventh in total number of confirmed cases globally and is fourth in the total number of deaths, which surpassed 100,000 last week. Claudia Sheinbaum is the mayor of Mexico City: "We believe that this information will prevent people from coming to the Basilica this year and we hope that very soon a vaccine will be here and that next year we can celebrate doubly at the Basilica." The Basilica's closure will run from December 10 through December 13.
Atalanta's Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens scored quickfire second-half goals to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over a toothless Liverpool, who barely managed a shot on target, in their Champions League Group D clash at Anfield on Wednesday. Having recently complained about fixture congestion and its effect on his injury-hit squad, Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp made a number of changes but the result was a flat performance as the home side struggled to get out of second gear. Atalanta, who had been mauled 5-0 by Liverpool in Italy, took full advantage, punishing the hosts' sloppiness with two goals in four minutes after the break.
New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Diego Maradona was a maestro of football and his untimely demise has saddened us all, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday as he expressed grief at the passing away of the Argentine legend.
Shilton was in goal for England during their World Cup quarter-final in Mexico, when six minutes into the second half Maradona leapt in front of him to touch a high ball into the net with his fist after the keeper had charged out to punch clear. Maradona struck again four minutes later with arguably the greatest goal ever scored at a World Cup after dribbling his way past half the England team, but Shilton said the Argentine's first goal was the one that mattered.
Dota 2 publisher Valve Corporation has announced that it will be releasing a long-awaited new hero alongside a new gameplay update (7.28) some time in mid-December.
Amazon's widely used cloud service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been experiencing a widespread outage, affecting swathes of the internet from news sites like the Washington Post to services like Flickr. Amazon said Wednesday (November 25) the outage has also affected their ability to post updates to its service dashboard. Video-streaming device maker Roku, Adobe's Spark platform, and the Baltimore Sun newspaper were also among those hit by the outage, according to recent tweets. Amazon's cloud service business is thriving on higher demand from companies switching to virtual offices due to the global health crisis. Sales from AWS, which provides data storage and computing power in the cloud, rose about 29% just in the months from July to September.
At the Outdoor Plaza, the air-conditioned domes are decked up for Christmas.
New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju mourned the demise of Argentine football legend and said there will be no other Diego Maradona born again.
India are promising to play "hard, aggressive" cricket when they emerge from coronavirus quarantine to face Australia in a blockbuster limited-over series beginning in Sydney on Friday.
The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others. The Seoul Central District Court convicted Cho Ju-bin, 24, of violating the laws on protecting minors and organizing a criminal ring, court spokesman Kim Yong Chan said. Cho has maintained he only cheated victims into making such video but didn’t blackmail or coerce them, forcing some of the victims to testify in court.
The foreign ministers of South Korea and China pledged on Thursday to work together to advance bilateral ties and tackle regional and global issues including stalled nuclear talks involving North Korea and the coronavirus pandemic. South Korea's Kang Kyung-wha held talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi who arrived in Seoul late on Wednesday, after spending two days in Tokyo amid talk of a trip to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
After months of delay, Dota 2 publisher Valve Corporation finally announced that the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) will be returning for a new season on 18 January 2021 with a new Regional League system.
Thousands of families who live near a smouldering waste landfill in a northern corner of India's capital have boarded up their doors and windows because they say the air outside is so toxic that they would be coughing all day. New Delhi has the worst air of any capital on the planet, according to IQ AirVisual, a Swiss-based group that gathers air quality data globally. Jahangirpuri is one of its most polluted parts, choking daily in the murky mix of smoke from burning rubbish, exhaust fumes from trucks coming in and out a large depot and dust rising from unmetalled roads.
Naples [Italy], November 26 (ANI): Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris on Thursday urged Napoli to rename the San Paolo Stadium after legendary footballer Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday.
A porter at Great Ormond Street Hospital has been charged with 84 sexual offences against children. Paul Farrell, 55, is accused of committing offences against seven victims between 1985 and 2018. The children's hospital said it was working closely with the police, and that an individual had been dismissed. A spokesman said the charges were "truly awful", safeguarding children was "fundamental [and] our policies are in line with national best practice". "If patients, their families or colleagues raise concerns about staff there is a clear and swift process to manage these concerns when they are raised. This includes involving the police where needed." The defendant, of Castle Road, Camden, is due to appear at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, charged with offences including rape and sexual assault. According to the Sun newspaper, Farrell worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in central London from the mid-1980s until his arrest in January. An ongoing investigation is being led by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Central North Command Unit safeguarding team.