Hurricane Rick churns towards Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Hurricane Rick moved toward Mexico’s Pacific coast on Saturday (Oct 23) and was expected to gain strength, the US National Hurricane Centre said. As of 1500 GMT (11pm Singapore time), Rick was 300km south-west of Acapulco and moving at 11kmh with sustained winds of 130kmh. “Rapid strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and […]

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First look at star exploding into supernova 60million light-years away

Astronomers have been able to see the life cycle of a star in real-time as the Hubble Space Telescope gave them their first look at one becoming a supernova. Hubble's data, combined with other observations, allowed researchers to watch the exploding star 60 million light-years away and become a supernova. The supernova, also known as SN 2020fqv, located in the […]

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William and Kate seen at Heathrow Airport with kids after Queens health scare

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been spotted with their children appearing to be going on a trip somewhere following the Queen's health scare. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted at Heathrow Airport with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. William and Kate were driven in a blacked-out Audi and escorted by security guards […]

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Canada scraps Covid-19 travel advisory; Ontario to end mask, vaccine rules by March

OTTAWA (REUTERS) – Canada has scrapped an official advisory urging its citizens to shun non-essential foreign travel, given its successful campaign to inoculate people against Covid-19, the country’s top medical officer said on Friday (Oct 22). Hours later, Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, issued a timeline to lift all remaining Covid-19 restrictions, with the aim of removing all proof of […]

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Warrant: Baldwin didnt know weapon contained live round The Denver Post

By MORGAN LEE, SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and CEDAR ATTANASIO SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. “Cold gun,” the assistant director announced, according to a search warrant filed in […]

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Ethiopia: Airstrikes in Tigray force UN flight to abandon landing and turn back, aid workers say

A United Nations humanitarian flight was forced to abandon its landing in the capital of the country’s Tigray region due to Ethiopian military airstrikes, according to aid workers. Ethiopian authorities appear to be escalating the intimidation tactics against aid workers amid the intensifying, year-long Tigray war. A deadly conflict erupted between Tigrayan and Ethiopian government forces last November, and thousands […]

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