US actor Tom Hanks, wife test positive for Covid-19

Award-winning American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) amid the ongoing global outbreak of the disease. Hanks posted a statement on his Instagram account. Hanks and Wilson were in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. … Read More

Female workers in blue-collar jobs age faster: study

MOSCOW, Russia – Scientists at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE) have compared the indicators of biological and psychobiological age among representatives of various professional groups to find out that women in blue-collar jobs over 36 are more likely to age faster than their peers, while male workers, on the contrary, age slower. … Read More

5 killed, 100 injured as train derails in Bangladesh

MOSCOW — At least five people were killed and 100 more injured as several carriages of a train derailed and fell off a bridge in the northeastern Bangladeshi district of Moulvibazar, The Daily Star reported on Monday. The list of the victims includes three women, while the death toll may rise, The Daily Star reported. !– … Read More

Lava fumes continue to threaten residents on Hawaii’s Big Island

  HONOLULU — Lava from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island that has destroyed 35 structures since last week continues to threaten residents and properties in the affected area, Hawaii County Civil Defense said in an alert. “The East Rift Zone eruption in Leilani Subdivision continues. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms that although volcanic activity has subsided, … Read More

Israel starts deportation of African migrants

TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the country’s authorities have started the procedure of deportation of thousands of African immigrants. “Today, we have started the procedure of deportation of illegal immigrants from Israel, similar to what advanced countries did, the United States in particular. We prevented infiltration of illegal immigrants … Read More

Over 30K stranded in Japan due to heavy snow

TOKYO — The heavy snowfall in Japan had resulted in cancellation and delay of dozens of flights that affected over 32,000 people, the Aviation Wire flights monitor said on Tuesday. According to the Aviation Wire, the Japan Airlines alone cancelled 124 domestic and 20 international flights on Monday, changing the plans of about 18,500 people. Another … Read More

Mogadishu explosion death toll rises to 85

MOSCOW — The death toll from Saturday’s blast in the Somali capital has risen from 40 in previous reports to 85. No terror group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. At least 85 people were killed and 250 injured in a recent explosion in Mogadishu, media said Sunday, citing city’s ambulance service. Some reports say … Read More

Mexico earthquake death toll stands at 273

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s foreign minister announced that the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in central Mexico has risen to 273, the nation’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray Caso said there were many collapsed buildings and injured people in the capital, Mexico City, and other … Read More

Usain Bolt suffers injury in final career race

LONDON, Aug. 13 — Prominent Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt suffered injury and failed to finish the final race in his career, the 4 x 100 meters relay at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in London. Bolt said before the race, that he had been feeling pain. The sprinter pulled up and fell to the ground at the final leg of the relay carried out late … Read More

Death toll from Charlottesville violence rises to 3

  MOSCOW, Aug. 13 — Death toll from violence over far-right protests in the US city of Charlottesville rose to three, Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe said Sunday. On Saturday, Charlottesville saw a major rally of far-right nationalists dubbed “Unite the Right” held in protest for the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. … Read More

Mexico against military option in settlement of Venezuelan crisis

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 13 — Mexico does not consider military action as a possible measure to resolve the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The Mexican government, in full compliance with the norms and principles of international law contained in the United Nations Charter and the Mexican Constitution, expresses its repudiation of the use or threat of use of force in international … Read More