Sixty years have gone by since the first human being, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, set out on a journey into outer space. Since then, more than 500 people have gone into our planet's orbit, including 64 women.
Prince Philip has been laid to rest at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following a solemn ceremony attended by members of the royal family.
Tokyo 2020 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government marked 100 days until the Summer Olympic Games in the Japanese capital begin, which was postponed last year due to COVID.
Seventy-two engineering centres have opened in Russian universities since 2013, boosting the country’s academic research and development in the field.
Since the World Health Organisation proclaimed the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the world has lost more than 2.6 million people to this disease. In the United States alone, the COVID-related death toll has exceeded 534,000.
The 2020 November elections in the United States are just six weeks away - in fact, early voting has already begun. The vote will decide who will be at the helm of the US - incumbent President Donald Trump, who will try to retain the position, or his Democratic rival Joe Biden, who is vying for the presidency for the third time.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that he was ordering the complete removal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, pushing back the initial May 1 deadline by several months.
The Trump administration previously planned to complete the full withdrawal of US troops based in Afghanistan by May 1, however, drawing strong similarities to past promises, the efforts went unfulfilled.
Earlier, reports surfaced that Paul Alexander, who served as a science adviser under the Trump administration, urged the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to relax social distancing efforts so that COVID-19 could spread and, ultimately, lead to the creation of “herd immunity” against the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus.
It's a well-known fact that unlike dogs, their four-pawed contestants for human love - cats can't stand water and making them take a bath can become a real headache for owners.
A Coast Guard official said the guy was lucky that he was with somebody who was able to communicate the incident to the Coast Guard, otherwise he would not have been able to be “be with his family in time for the holidays”.
It's a well-known fact that unlike cats, dogs are very good swimmers and won't hesitate to take any opportunity to get their paws wet.