The fire had erupted main Homs refinery’s distillation unit due to a leak in a pumping station, according to Syrian state media.
Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received harsh criticism for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic after reports appeared that his office undercounted deaths at nursing homes in the state. Cuomo is also faces allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia commemorates the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II as military parades and other celebrations begin across the country.
NINGDE, China (Sputnik) - Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Latin American country's ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez, told Sputnik.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk during the Saturday Night Live (SNL) show said that Cryptocurrency prices have been growing, particularly Dogecoin, which is "unstoppable" and will "take over the world,".
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 3.278 million; over 157.2 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
A wealthy real estate mogul from Japan, Kosuke Nozaki, proudly claimed in his 2016 memoire that he “became rich to sleep with attractive women”, cashing out some 3 billion yen to thousands of them before tying the knot in 2018 with a young beauty to have sex three times a day. That's what he claimed, at least.