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UK entering 'worst point' of coronavirus pandemic as cases rise and bodies pile up

January 11, 2021

The United Kingdom is entering its most challenging weeks since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to England's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty.

Huge sinkhole opens up outside Italian hospital

January 8, 2021

A huge sinkhole, about 22,000 square feet across and 66 feet deep, swallowed several cars and forced the evacuation of a Covid ward after opening up in the parking lot of a hospital in southern Italy on Friday.

Europe's Covid crisis deepens as Germany shatters death records and London hospital beds run low

January 8, 2021

Europe slid further into crisis Friday as countries faced overwhelming numbers of Covid-19 cases and fatalities. Germany recorded hits highest daily death toll yet, London is running low on hospital beds, and cases in Ireland have skyrocketed.

WHO calls for more intensified measures to fight UK coronavirus variant

January 7, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on European countries to intensify coronavirus measures as the region deals with a new variant that was first detected in the UK.

New children's TV show stars man with huge penis

January 7, 2021

Denmark's flagship broadcaster has suffered blowback over its newest children's TV program, "John Dillermand" -- an animation starring a man with a penis so massive and flexible it can save children from danger, fetch objects from a river and operate as a pogo stick.

EU drug regulator recommends authorization of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

January 6, 2021

The European Union drugs regulator has recommended granting Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine a conditional marketing authorization, a move that will soon pave the way for the drug to become the second coronavirus vaccine to be distributed in the bloc.

Trump would not be welcome in Scotland due to coronavirus restrictions, says Sturgeon

January 5, 2021

US President Donald Trump -- just like anyone from outside the country -- would not be welcome in Scotland at the moment due to coronavirus-related restrictions, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday.

Europe starts 2021 by extending lockdowns as coronavirus cases spiral

January 5, 2021

A number of European nations have kicked off 2021 in familiar fashion, locking down residents and struggling to curb coronavirus cases. The tightened restrictions come as a new variant causes alarm among governments across the continent.

Neanderthal child's skeleton buried 41,000 years ago may solve mystery

January 5, 2021

Is burying the dead a practice unique to Homo sapiens? A child's skeleton buried 41,000 years ago and evidence of funerary behavior could shed light on the cognitive abilities and social customs of Neanderthals, according to a recent study.

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