Argentine president Fernández to send bill legalising abortion to National Congress within 10 days

On Sunday in Argentina‘s National Congress, President of Argentina Alberto Fernández announced he is to send a bill to the congress in the next ten days which aims to legalise abortion of human pregnancy. The president had previously called it “a matter of public health“. From file: dozens of Argentine citizens seen protesting in favour of legalisingContinue Reading

Iranian government official Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi dies of COVID-19

Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, a council member of Iranian Expediency Discernment Council, died of COVID-19, the government announced yesterday. Mir-Mohammadi was 71 years old. According to the report by Tasnim News Agency, he died at the Masih-e-Daneshavari hospital in the capital city Tehran. Mir-Mohammadi served as one of the advisors of the Supreme Leader of the IslamicContinue Reading

Joe Biden wins 2020 South Carolina US Democratic presidential primary

On Saturday, former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden won the Democratic Party‘s South Carolina primary election. The Democratic Party uses primary elections, along with caucuses, to select its nominee for the 2020 United States presidential election. Biden secured 39 of South Carolina’s 54 delegates with about 48% of the vote, giving him a total of 54 delegates.Continue Reading

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies

On Tuesday, Hosni Mubarak, the former President of Egypt, died aged 91 in a military hospital in Cairo, the country’s capital. The country’s state news announced the death on television. Cause of death was not announced. Reportedly, his family said he was in intensive care in hospital after a stomach tumour removal lastContinue Reading

Safety official slams Tesla, regulators for misuse of its Autopilot technology

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board slammed Tesla and unnamed “government regulators” for jeopardizing traffic safety by not taking measures to prevent “foreseeable abuse” of Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assist feature. Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the NTSB, led off a board meeting Tuesday focused on a March 2019 fatal crashContinue Reading

Bernie Sanders wins 2020 Nevada caucuses

Yesterday, United States Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Party‘s Nevada caucuses. The Democratic Party uses caucuses, along with primary elections, to select its nominee for the 2020 United States presidential election. NBC News reported Sanders was aided by the support of younger voters, as well as Latino voters. Among voters between the ages of 17 and 29, he receivedContinue Reading

COVID-19 may spread like flu, say scientists

In a report released in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, scientists studying patients in Zhuhai in China‘s Guangdong Province reported that the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, may spread in a manner similar to influenza — suggesting, experts noted, that this outbreak, which began in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province in December 2019, may call for containment measuresContinue Reading

US President Trump grants eleven people clemency

On Tuesday, United States President Donald Trump issued a series of seven pardons and four commutations. All of the pardons issued were “full and unconditional”. The commutations included, among others, Democrat Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois; Trump is a Republican. Blagojevich in 2008 Image: Daniel X. O’Neil. Rod Blagojevich was jailed for corruption after he triedContinue Reading