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Georgia reports 187 new Covid-19 infections

Georgia reports 187 new Covid-19 infections

September 19, 2020 - 16:55 AMT  12:55 GMT
The country has so far announced 3306 Covid-19 cases, including 19 deaths and 1481 recoveries.
Lego ditches single-use plastics for package bricks

Lego ditches single-use plastics for package bricks

September 19, 2020 - 14:01 AMT  10:01 GMT
The company has committed to phasing out the plastic bags it currently uses to package bricks from 2021.
One person in every 1,500 in Japan is aged 100 or more

One person in every 1,500 in Japan is aged 100 or more

September 19, 2020 - 12:21 AMT  08:21 GMT
Nearly 1 in 1,500 people in Japan is now aged 100 or older, new data from the Japanese government shows.
UK PM raises possibility of new lockdown

UK PM raises possibility of new lockdown

September 19, 2020 - 11:49 AMT  07:49 GMT
The R number, a measure of how many people on average a single patient will infect, rose to between 1.1 and 1.4.
U.S. deploys reinforcements to Syria after Russia clashes

U.S. deploys reinforcements to Syria after Russia clashes

September 19, 2020 - 11:34 AMT  07:34 GMT
Incidents between U.S. and Russian forces that patrol that part of the country have escalated this year.
Seoul will sue church linked to Covid-19 outbreak for $4m in damages

Seoul will sue church linked to Covid-19 outbreak for $4m in damages

September 18, 2020 - 16:16 AMT  12:16 GMT
Seoul city announced plans to sue Sarang-jeil Church and its lead pastor Rev. Jun Kwang-hoon.
U.N. food chief urges billionaires to step up to help world's starving

U.N. food chief urges billionaires to step up to help world's starving

September 18, 2020 - 12:39 AMT  08:39 GMT
Globally some 270 million people were headed toward the brink of starvation, David Beasley said.
Wikipedia edits have massive impact on tourism – economists

Wikipedia edits have massive impact on tourism – economists

September 18, 2020 - 11:03 AMT  07:03 GMT
Most of the content added was simply translated over from the Spanish Wikipedia into other languages.
Mass killer Breivik applies for parole, announces new lawsuit

Mass killer Breivik applies for parole, announces new lawsuit

September 17, 2020 - 18:56 AMT  14:56 GMT
According to his lawyer, there will be a court hearing on whether Breivik is to be released.
Sony announces PlayStation 5 price, release date

Sony announces PlayStation 5 price, release date

September 17, 2020 - 11:45 AMT  07:45 GMT
That November 12 release date will apply to the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
Singapore to award $280 to residents who use Apple Watch to stay healthy

Singapore to award $280 to residents who use Apple Watch to stay healthy

September 17, 2020 - 10:39 AMT  06:39 GMT
Apple is working with Singapore to help keep the city-state's people healthy using the Apple Watch.

"Living coffin" made of mushroom fibre used for the first time

September 16, 2020 - 17:06 AMT  13:06 GMT
Fibres of mycelium can be used to make anything from food to clothes and packaging – including coffins.
2,600-year-old Phoenician winery discovered in Lebanon

2,600-year-old Phoenician winery discovered in Lebanon

September 16, 2020 - 15:34 AMT  11:34 GMT
The Phoenicians, the seafaring merchants, introduced a culture of drinking wine throughout the ancient Mediterranean.
Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM

Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM

September 16, 2020 - 14:07 AMT  10:07 GMT
Suga does not come from a privileged background and rose to the top of the LDP without belonging to any of its powerful factions.
Karabakh reports five new Covid-19 cases

Karabakh reports five new Covid-19 cases

September 16, 2020 - 12:48 AMT  08:48 GMT
301 people have so far recovered from the disease in Karabakh, while 78 others are quarantined.
Turkey's Osman Kavala, Egypt's Mozn Hassan win Hrant Dink Award

Turkey's Osman Kavala, Egypt's Mozn Hassan win Hrant Dink Award

September 16, 2020 - 12:16 AMT  08:16 GMT
Hassan, the Executive Director of Nazra for Feminist Studies, said she was honoured to receive the Hrant Dink Award.
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