Saturday, October 31, 2020

Super typhoon Goni makes two landfalls in the Philippines after mass evacuations

A super typhoon has barreled into the southern part of the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Sunday, bringing "catastrophic" violent winds and intense rain with two landfalls so far, the country's weather bureau said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/asia/philippines-super-typhoon-goni-landfall-intl-hnk/index.html

Australia records zero local coronavirus cases for first time since June

Australia registered no new local Covid-19 cases on Saturday for the first time since June 9, marking a major milestone in the country's battle against the deadly virus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/asia/australia-zero-local-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

Day of the Dead has everything to do with the afterlife, love and those colorful skulls you've seen around

Families are spreading bulks of marigold petals, lighting up candles for their loved ones and some are even wearing colorful skull makeup.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/us/day-of-the-dead-dia-de-los-muertos-meaning-trnd/index.html

White House unleashes on Fauci after criticism of Trump's pandemic response



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-us-coronavirus-politics-1031/

Biden leads in two key states ahead of US election



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-election-intl-0111/

Police use pepper spray to break up North Carolina march to polling place

Law enforcement officers used pepper spray on Saturday to break up a march to a polling place in Graham, North Carolina.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/31/us/north-carolina-police-pepper-spray-polls/index.html

Shanghai could be the world's biggest IPO market this year. Holding the title will be tough

Shanghai is on track to steal the global IPO crown this year, bolstering a drive by Beijing to reduce its reliance on foreign financial markets and giving China a powerful one-two fundraising punch with regional powerhouse Hong Kong.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/31/investing/china-markets-ipo-intl-hnk/index.html

A Florida man was mauled by a leopard after paying $150 for a 'full-contact experience'

A man in Florida was mauled after paying $150 for a "full-contact experience" with a black leopard.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/31/us/florida-man-leopard-mauled-trnd/index.html

Barack Obama: Trump cares about feeding his ego

Former President Barack Obama joined Joe Biden on the campaign trail in Michigan to urge voters to support his one-time vice president. CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/31/obama-biden-michigan-trump-coronavirus-saenz-sot-vpx.cnn

Biden goes all in on rebuilding 'blue wall' in campaign's closing stretch

Joe Biden is making his final stand on the "blue wall" that President Donald Trump toppled four years ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/31/politics/joe-biden-blue-wall/index.html

Trump and Biden battle for the Midwest as virus surges

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump moved their battle to the critical region of the Midwest on the final Friday before the election, crossing paths in Wisconsin and Minnesota as Biden moves to expand the electoral map by wooing the blue-collar voters who flocked to Trump in 2016.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden-florida-2020-election/index.html

Melania Trump posts video that misleads on the President's LGBTQ policies

Melania Trump tweeted a video of herself posted Thursday discussing for three minutes the efforts the Trump administration has made to support the rights of the gay community, blaming sentiments that President Donald Trump opposes gay rights on his "many enemies in the political establishment."

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/politics/melania-trump-lgbtq-donald-trump/index.html

Friday, October 30, 2020

Trump baselessly claims doctors inflate coronavirus death counts for money as infections hit new high



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-coronavirus-1031-app-intl/

Four years of Trump has made the world less safe, and the damage might be irreversible

It'll take a lot more than an election for America to regain the trust of its allies after four years of the most norm-shattering US presidency in history.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/world/trump-made-world-less-safe-analysis-intl/index.html

New Orleans police officer shot in the face in French Quarter by man in pedicab

A New Orleans police officer was shot in the face and another was injured Friday when a passenger in a pedicab in the French Quarter fired at their vehicle, the city's police superintendent said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/us/new-orleans-police-officer-shot/index.html

How China's Xi Jinping blew a golden opportunity with US President Donald Trump

At the first meeting between Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, held over chocolate cake and sorbet at the US President's vast Mar-a-Lago private club in Florida, the two leaders seemed on the brink of establishing an unlikely and potentially special relationship.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/world/trump-china-xi-election-intl-hnk/index.html

What to watch on the 2020 campaign's last weekend



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/election-final-weekend-app-intl/

San Francisco pauses planned reopening due to increase in Covid-19 cases

Rising Covid-19 cases have put a halt in San Francisco's reopening plans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/us/san-francisco-reopening-covid-pause-trnd/index.html

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Taiwan just went 200 days without a locally transmitted Covid-19 case. Here's how they did it

As much of the world struggles to contain new waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan just marked its 200th consecutive day without a locally transmitted case of the disease.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/asia/taiwan-covid-19-intl-hnk/index.html

A 5-story building in Shanghai 'walks' to a new location

Shanghai residents passing through the city's eastern Huangpu district earlier this month might have stumbled upon an unusual sight: a "walking" building.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/shanghai-relocate-building-preservation-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

US college football star tests positive for Covid-19

Clemson Tigers starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence -- the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on college football's No. 1 team and seen as the likely top pick of the 2021 NFL draft should he leave college early -- has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not play in Saturday's game against Boston College.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/us/clemson-qb-trevor-lawrence-tests-positive-for-covid-19-spt-trnd/index.html

China's military rise poses the greatest foreign policy challenge to the next US President

China was one of two countries, along with Russia, named in a 2018 Pentagon report as posing the most significant military challenge to the United States. Two years on and that challenge has only grown.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/asia/us-election-us-military-indo-pacific-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

US moving ahead with sale of F-35 jets to UAE, top Democrat says

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Thursday that the Trump administration has informally notified Congress of its intent to move forward with a major arms sale to the United Arab Emirates involving advanced F-35 jets.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/politics/f-35-jets-uae/index.html

NHL team severs ties with top draft pick who admitted to bullying Black classmate

The Arizona Coyotes announced Thursday that they have renounced their rights to their 2020 top NHL draft pick Mitchell Miller after a recent report revealed he had bullied a Black classmate with disabilities.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/us/coyotes-mitchell-miller-trnd/index.html

What Europe fears most about the US election

Europe, but particularly France and Germany -- the two motor nations of the continent -- are holding their collective breath for the outcome of Tuesday's American presidential election. They recognize that the future of the trans-Atlantic relationship, the very nature of the Atlantic alliance, which has preserved the peace in Europe for three-quarters of a century, hangs in the balance.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/opinions/europe-fears-us-election-opinion-andelman/index.html

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are married

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are officially married.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/29/entertainment/scarlett-johansson-colin-jost-married/index.html

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

What India thinks of the US election

India has long been one of the more pro-American countries in the world. While President Donald Trump doesn't enjoy the same support as predecessors former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush -- presumably because of his trade threats and his restrictions on visas for highly-skilled workers, most of which go to Indians -- that broad approval remains largely intact, with 56% of Indians polled saying they had confidence in Trump to do the right thing on world affairs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/opinions/india-us-election-trump-biden-modi-chaudhuri/index.html

A Black YouTuber's video of a racist confrontation led to an Arizona man's arrest and firing

Andre Abram and his roommate were getting ready to shoot a video for his YouTube channel last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, when they were confronted by a man who used racial slurs after asking them what they were doing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/us/arizona-racist-comments-video-trnd/index.html

Covid-19 antibody therapies show promising early results in separate trials

Days after Eli Lilly and Company said it would stop a trial of its Covid-19 antibody therapy in hospitalized patients because it was not effective, the company on Wednesday published promising interim results from a trial involving patients with mild and moderate Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/health/eli-lilly-regeneron-antibody-therapy-trial-results/index.html

Two words describe the Senate's latest Big Tech hearing: Worthless and petty

In 1994, Congress dragged the CEOs of the nation's largest tobacco companies to Capitol Hill, where they testified — under oath — that cigarettes are not addictive, contrary to evidence otherwise. It was a watershed moment for the tobacco industry and marked the beginning of the end of Big Tobacco's dominance in America.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/tech/big-tech-section-230-hearing-analysis/index.html

Several hospitals targeted in new wave of ransomware attacks

Several hospitals across the United States have been targeted in ransomware attacks in what appears to be an escalation and expansion of similar attacks previously launched on other hospitals and medical facilities.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/politics/hospitals-targeted-ransomware-attacks/index.html

Breonna Taylor's mother asks for independent prosecutor to present case to a new grand jury

Breonna Taylor's mother is asking the Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council to appoint an independent prosecutor to present the case of her daughter's death before a new grand jury, saying the state attorney general's handling of the case "undermines the trust and integrity of the entire process."

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/us/breonna-taylor-mother-independent-prosecutor/index.html

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Trump campaign website briefly defaced in cyber attack

President Donald Trump's campaign website was defaced for a brief period on Tuesday in a hack.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/politics/trump-campaign-website-cyber-attack/index.html

North Korea is going to be a major headache for whoever wins the US election

As Barack Obama ended his 75th day as President of the United States, the engines of a massive North Korean rocket roared to life half a world away -- sparking one of the first major international crises of his administration.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/asia/north-korea-next-president-challenges-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Microsoft earnings beat expectations, driven by video game sales and cloud demand

Microsoft reported a solid quarter as the pandemic drove demand for its cloud and video game businesses.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/tech/microsoft-earnings-q1-2021/index.html

Former Belgian king meets daughter for first time since she became a royal

The former king of Belgium, Albert II, has met with his once-secret daughter, Princess Delphine, for the first time since she was recognized as a royal, after years of legal battles forced the ex-monarch to finally acknowledge fathering her more than five decades ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/europe/belgian-king-albert-delphine-meet-scli-intl/index.html

Last-minute drama as Real Madrid avoids yet another defeat in the Champions League

A last-minute goal from Casemiro completed a stunning comeback from Real Madrid on Tuesday that earned the Spanish giants its first point of the new Champions League campaign.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/football/real-madrid-champions-league-comeback-spt-intl/index.html

Court sets plan to make sure Postal Service delivers ballots quickly, one week ahead of Election Day

US Postal Service leadership received a sweeping set of orders from a federal judge on Tuesday, laying out steps the Postal Service must take to ensure that ballots are delivered quickly as voters ace absentee voting deadlines.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/politics/usps-mail-ballot-delivery-election-day/index.html

US task force proposes starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45

The US Preventive Services Task Force -- the nation's leading panel for medical guidance -- is considering a draft recommendation to lower the recommended screening age for colon and rectal cancers to 45.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/health/colorectal-cancer-screening-draft-recommendations-uspstf-wellness/index.html

Over 4,400 pounds of Trader Joe's fish have been recalled

Orca Bay Foods is recalling more than 350 cases of Trader Joe's brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut because the fish were packaged without listing milk or wheat as allergens.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/us/trader-joes-fish-recall-trnd/index.html

Anderson Cooper on how meditation helps him deal with stress

CNN's Anderson Cooper answers viewers' questions about managing stress in a hectic news cycle and being ready to leave town for breaking news. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/10/27/manage-stress-travel-wardrobe-ask-anderson-acfc-vpx.cnn

This floating spaceport in Japan could bring space travel to the city

Cylindrical steel and glass towers protrude through solar panels on the vast circular roof of the futuristic, four-story Spaceport City.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/spaceport-city-japan-spc-intl/index.html

Egg-napping male penguin couple steals the nest of a female penguin couple

Is this the plot of a soap opera involving penguins? No, it's just another day at DierenPark Amersfoort, a zoo in the Netherlands.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/us/penguin-couple-steals-nest-at-zoo-trnd-scn/index.html

Thursday, October 22, 2020

"Je n'ai jamais reçu un centime d'une source étrangère": Joe Biden se défend des accusations de corruption ukrainienne

Attaqué par Donald Trump sur les allégations de corruption ukrainienne à son égard, le candidat démocrate Joe Biden s'est défendu d'avoir touché le moindre centime de l'étranger tout au long de sa carrière.



source https://www.bfmtv.com/international/je-n-ai-jamais-recu-un-centime-d-une-source-etrangere-joe-biden-se-defend-des-accusations-de-corruption-ukrainienne_AD-202010230007.html

"Je n'ai jamais reçu un seul centime d'une puissance étrangère de toute ma vie": Joe Biden se défend des accusations de corruption en Ukraine

"Je n'ai jamais reçu un seul centime d'une puissance étrangère de toute ma vie": Joe Biden se défend des accusations de corruption en Ukraine



source https://www.bfmtv.com/international/je-n-ai-jamais-recu-un-seul-centime-d-une-puissance-etrangere-de-toute-ma-vie-joe-biden-se-defend-des-accusations-de-corruption-en-ukraine_VN-202010230006.html

Pour Joe Biden, un président "responsable" de tant de morts ne peut pas rester au pouvoir

La gestion de la pandémie de Covid-19 par l'administration Trump était au menu du dernier débat entre le président sortant et son challenger Joe Biden. Le candidat démocrate a accusé son adversaire d'être responsable de la mort de 220.000 Américains.



source https://www.bfmtv.com/international/pour-joe-biden-un-president-responsable-de-tant-de-morts-ne-peut-pas-rester-au-pouvoir_AD-202010230005.html

Joe Biden: "On se dirige vers un hiver très sombre et il n'a aucun plan"

Joe Biden: "On se dirige vers un hiver très sombre et il n'a aucun plan"



source https://www.bfmtv.com/international/joe-biden-on-se-dirige-vers-un-hiver-tres-sombre-et-il-n-a-aucun-plan_VN-202010230004.html

EN DIRECT - Présidentielle américaine: Donald Trump et Joe Biden s'affrontent dans un ultime débat

A moins de deux semaines de l'élection américaine, Donald Trump et Joe Biden s'affrontent pour un ultime débat qui s'annonce décisif. A l'inverse de le première confrontation, des règles ont été mises en place pour que les deux candidats ne puissent plus se couper la parole et s'invectiver.



source https://www.bfmtv.com/international/debat-donald-trump-joe-biden-presidentielle-election-us-etats-unis-americaine-2020_LN-202010230002.html

Quels sont les enjeux de ce dernier débat?

Quels sont les enjeux de ce dernier débat?



source https://www.bfmtv.com/international/quels-sont-les-enjeux-de-ce-dernier-debat_VN-202010230003.html

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

François Bayrou préfèrerait que les conditions sanitaires "n'imposent pas" un couvre-feu à Pau dès ce jeudi

François Bayrou, Haut-Commissaire au Plan, président du MoDem et maire de Pau était l'invité de Jean-Jacques Bourdin pour BFMTV et RMC. Il déclare qu'il préfèrerait que les conditions sanitaires "n'imposent pas" un couvre-feu à Pau dès aujourd'hui.



source https://www.bfmtv.com/politique/francois-bayrou-prefererait-que-les-conditions-sanitaires-n-imposent-pas-un-couvre-feu-a-pau-des-ce-jeudi_VN-202010220089.html

After centuries of nomadic living, Thailand's 'sea people' adapt to life on land

These days, Salamak Klathalay, like most of us, lives in a house, on land. But this is a relatively new experience for the 78-year-old. so...