Denver weather: More of the same but snow on the way

Denver’s current weather trend will continue for another day. Thursday’s high is forecast as 50 degrees under partly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Light and variable wind out of the north will shift to the west in the evening as temperatures drop to 23 degrees. Friday will be clear and sunny with a high of […]

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya refugees to isolated island

Bangladesh has sent a second group of Rohingya refugees to a remote island, despite concern from human rights groups. About 1,800 refugees were moved from crowded camps in Cox’s Bazar and housed overnight at a transit centre. They then boarded naval ships at Chittagong and set off for the Bay of Bengal on the island of Bhasan Char. Authorities said […]

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Winter travel raises more fears of viral spread

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by public health experts who fear the result could be another surge in COVID-19 cases. In the U.S., AAA predicts that about 85 million people will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, most of them by car. If true, that […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Live updates of the latest information – are there any more community cases?

Health authorities are set to provide the latest Covid-19 information after two people in the community tested positive in Christchurch this week. A second worker at the Sudima managed isolation facility tested positive yesterday, and was a close workplace contact of the case reported on Monday. Both cases came into contact with the international mariners while carrying out their duties […]

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Trump says 'more white people' killed by police than Black people

US president downplays police violence against Black people during TV interview, defends police departments. President Donald Trump has downplayed police violence against Black people in the United States, saying “more white people” are killed by police officers. During a CBS News interview that aired on Tuesday, the Republican president was asked why Black people were still dying at the hands […]

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Lightning kills more than 100 in northern India

More than 100 people in northern India have been killed by dozens of lightning strikes across two states in recent days, officials say. The disaster management team in Bihar state said 83 were killed there, while another 20 were in hospital with injuries. At least 20 more people are reported dead in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. Lightning strikes are common in […]

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More students say university not value for money

More students think they are not getting good value for money from university, suggests an annual survey. It found 31% of students thought their courses were poor or very poor value, up from 29% last year. The survey, based on 10,000 students across the UK, was gathered in a year disrupted by Covid-19 and lecturers’ strikes. “Because of strikes and […]

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Better-off children ‘studying more in lockdown’

Children from wealthier families are spending more time each day studying in the coronavirus lockdown compared with the poorest, according to new research. A survey of families in England suggests better-off children will have studied for around seven days more than their poorer peers by next month. Children in the highest-income families spend six hours a day on education, but […]

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