Chinese journalist covering COVID-19 pandemic jailed for 4 years

An independent Chinese journalist who reported from Wuhan at the height of the initial COVID-19 outbreak was sentenced to 4 years in prison by a Shanghai court, her lawyer said. Writes about this CNN. Zhang Zhan, 37, was found guilty of "provoking quarrels and troubles" as ...

Hard Brexit Canceled: Britain and EU Agree

Britain and the European Union, a few days before the final withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, managed to prevent a sharp break in relations and agree on how they should live, trade and cooperate from the first days of next year. The BBC reported on this in more detail. ...

Colombia expelled two Russian diplomats for espionage: what is known

In Colombia, the authorities have decided to expel two Russian diplomats for non-compliance with the Vienna Convention. Russia called this move unfounded and in response also expelled two Colombian diplomats. According to local media reports, the Russians were engaged in intelligence under diplomatic cover. Writes about this ...

Coronavirus made it to Antarctica: it was the last continent without COVID-19

Antarctica can no longer be considered the last region free from Covid-19, writes the BBC. The first coronavirus infection in Antarctica was discovered at the O'Higgins base in Chile. It is located relatively close to the Ukrainian station “Akademik Vernadsky” (370 km), however, there is no data on contacts between Chileans and Ukrainians ...

Archaeologists have found the nail with which they crucified Jesus Christ

A shocking find was discovered in a medieval monastery in Milevsko in the Czech Republic. Archaeologists have discovered part of a nail from the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Writes about this 24tv. Scientists have seen a secret niche A group of scientists was led by Jiri Shindelarzh. They collected data to create digital ...

'The situation is out of control': a new, more contagious strain of coronavirus identified

More and more countries are stopping rail and air links with the UK because of the new VUI-202012/01 coronavirus strain, the first cases of which were recorded there. The BBC writes about it. The new strain is more infectious and spreads faster than the previous one. However, there is no evidence yet ...

12 most unusual New Year traditions around the world

Eating grapes, wearing polka dots, or burning a scarecrow may seem like a strange New Year's tradition for those who first hear about it, but for others it is a centuries-old custom, writes Fodor's Travel. Here are 12 of the strangest and most unexpected traditions that ...

Video chats, biometrics, drones: come true predictions from the movie 'Back to the Future 2'

The author of the Black Maria Kino channel on Yandex.Zen suggests recalling the 1989 film Back to the Future-2, in which the main character Marty McFly finds himself in 2015. In the story, being in 2015, Marty wears Nike sneakers, which self-lace up. This technology is not ...

A US student violated quarantine abroad: she was sent to prison

An 18-year-old Georgia student and her water sports boyfriend have been sentenced by a Cayman Islands court to four months in prison for violating quarantine. Writes about this New York Post. The girl was punished for removing the monitor bracelet worn by the authorities from her arm ...

Court sentenced in Charlie Hebdo's terrorist attack case

In Paris, a court sentenced two defendants in the 2015 attack on the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo to 30 years in prison. Attacks on the editorial office of the magazine and a Jewish kosher store have killed 16 people. The BBC writes about it. The prosecution demanded ...

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