Saturday, 31 Oct 2020

World News

‘World first’ Parkinson’s treatment undergoing clinical trial in Toronto

Researchers in Toronto are in the early stages of developing what’s being called a “world-first” treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Currently in its first phase of clinical trials, the ultimate goal of the new treatment would be to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s, prevent further decline in patients and reduce the amount of medications that people need […]

Woman wins back £82k after following advice given by money expert Martin Lewis

A grandmother has told how she has won back more than £82k from her dead husband's pension after following advice by money expert Martin Lewis. Jill, 77, realised she might have a claim on her husband Robin's pension after she watched Martin's show three months ago. She wrote to the pension office and then received […]

NASA spacecraft collects up to 4.5 pounds of asteroid to be sent to Earth

A NASA spacecraft tucked more than two pounds of asteroid samples into a capsule for return to Earth after losing some of its precious loot because of a jammed lid, scientists said Thursday. They won’t know the precise amount of the cosmic haul from asteroid Bennu, more than 200 million miles (322 million kilometres) away, […]

Walmart stops displaying guns, ammunition at U.S. stores, citing ‘civil unrest’

Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing “civil unrest” in some areas. The nation’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, sells firearms in about half of its 4,700 stores. “We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on several occasions over the last […]

The Original Nachos Were Crunchy, Cheesy and Truly Mexican

The biggest claim to fame for the border city of Piedras Negras, in Coahuila, Mexico, is that it was the birthplace of nachos, one of America’s most popular snacks. Yet that fact is not widely known beyond the region, something that has long frustrated the people of Piedras, as locals call their hometown. They’re so […]

Canada posts 2nd-highest total of new coronavirus cases as U.S., world smash records

Canada reported another 2,951 new cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, nearly hitting the daily record set just days ago. It’s the second-highest number of daily confirmed infections since the beginning of the pandemic, behind the 3,004 reported on Sunday. The new cases account for just over three per cent of the 92,328 tests completed […]

First pictures of mum and her two kids who were found dead in their family home

This is the first picture of a young family who were found dead in their family home. Seema Banu, 37, her daughter Asfira Riza, 11, and son Faizan Syed, 6, were discovered in the house in, Ballinteer, South Dublin. Police discovered their bodies at 11.30am on Wednesday and believe they were all strangled but a […]

China threatens ‘dire consequences’ as Taiwan strikes second arms deal with US

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The self-ruled democratic island is buying 100 Harpoon Coastal Defence Systems and up to 400 surface-launched missiles worth a total of around £1.83bn. The weapons are capable of reaching the Chinese mainland […]

Donald Trump’s ‘secret’ voters could clinch 2020 election for US President

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Douglas Murray told talkRADIO Donald Trump voters in swing states may have been secretive about their intentions to back the current US President in the upcoming election. He added that voting for […]

Cat nagging owner for attention has Reddit viewers crying with laughter

Footage of a cat shaking its owner's foot with a beseeching expression has had viewers creasing on Reddit after it went viral today. In the clip, uploaded by Reddit user u/Rirawin, the tabby-and-white feline is sitting at the end of the bed and holding her owner's foot with both paws. She then appears to cling […]