The Milne Ice Shelf, which was the last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic, has collapsed into the Arctic Ocean after losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers confirmed Thursday.
The last time that US intelligence agencies and Democratic leaders accused Russia of meddling in America's presidential election, in 2016, it led to a three-year-long investigation, which came up empty in 2019 with the release of the Mueller report.
A new Gallup poll released Friday showed that 35% of Americans would be reluctant to get a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine currently, even if it had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was provided at no cost.
Tuesday’s massive explosion in the Lebanese capital killed over 150 people and injured 5,000 others, causing an estimated $3 billion in damage and leaving 300,000 people homeless in an instant. It’s estimated that up to half of the city of 2.4 million people has been affected by the blast in one way or another.
New Delhi (Sputnik): More than a dozen people were killed and several injured after an Air India Express flight from Dubai to Calicut with 191 passengers crashed after overshooting the runway in Kerala on Friday. Officials said rescue operations are now over and the injured were admitted at hospitals in Kerala's Malappuram and Kozhikode districts.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Almost 10 years ago, an Air India Express plane flying from Dubai to Mangalore crashed while landing at Mangalore airport in the early morning. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 166 passengers on board overshot the table-top runway and crashed into the valley, before bursting into flames.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 710,000; almost 19.1 million cases of infection have been detected, and over 11.4 million of those patients have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
Russia will register the world’s first anti-COVID-19 vaccine next week, the country’s Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev said. But even as the vaccine is currently undergoing its final trials, some critics in the Western media just can’t help but cast doubt on Russian medicine's response to the challenge of the coronavirus.