How to protect yourself against the coronavirus Got a fever? Go to the doctor, not on a trip! If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Avoid public places so you don't infect others. And also, explain to your doctor where you've previously traveled and who you may have come in contact with. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Is Germany ready for the second wave?
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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The first bomb On August 6th, 1945, the US bomber "Enola Gay" drops the first atomic bomb ever used in a war on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The device bears the harmless-sounding name "Little Boy." About 20 percent of the city's 350,000 inhabitants are killed just seconds after the blast. A giant shock wave flattens the city center. … [Read more...] about Nuclear attack on Germany could kill half a million people: Greenpeace study
In Hiroshima, Hersey chose his subjects carefully: the widow raising kids, two doctors, a German Jesuit priest, the young woman working to support her parents, and the Rev Kiyoshi Tanimoto. If you read between the lines of the book, Hersey’s subjective choices of who to include, and how to unfurl carefully culled details through his subjects’ eyes, did not just give the book its emotional power. Taken together, these choices laid out a clear point of view against the atomic bomb. Hersey’s son told the New Yorker that the journalist had “a strong sense of right and wrong”, which colored his approach to reporting and writing the story. … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
The blast, at 6.08pm Tuesday local time, was so powerful it was felt in Cyprus, 120 miles away. It left cars with blown-out windows strewn on highways and a city in shock. Video footage showed whole neighbourhoods in ruins. The port’s granaries were destroyed, prompting fears of a food crisis across a nation already suffering bread shortages and paralysed by the twin crises of coronavirus and an economic meltdown. Lebanon imports about 90% of its wheat – used for making the staple flatbread – and the port granaries held about 85% of the country’s cereals. After the explosion thousands of people sought treatment in nearby hospitals, which were struggling to cope or had been damaged. Ambulances from the north and south of the country and the Bekaa valley to the east were called in to help. … [Read more...] about Wednesday briefing: Strife-torn Lebanon reels from Beirut port explosion
Bulger - who earned his nickname due to his shock of white hair - extorted millions from drug dealers and other criminals and corrupted police and FBI agents, the prosecution argued. Now a long line of murderers who worked with Bulger and his terrifying Winter Hill Gang have agreed to testify against him. And defence lawyers yesterday began attacking their credibility. … [Read more...] about James “Whitey” Bulger trial: Mobster played by Jack Nicholson in The Departed was ‘hands-on killer’