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Radar captures huge bird migration over Florida

Image copyrightNational Weather ServiceImage caption Radar in Florida detected birds (in green and yellow) flying 3,000 feet in the air A huge swarm of birds migrating is nothing unusual – flocks can fly thousands of miles undetected. But in a rare event …

Bloomberg to join Democrat debate amid poll surge

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Mr Bloomberg is looking forward to taking part in the debate, his campaign manager said Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will take part in a nomination debate for the first time on Wednesday, his …

Daytona 500: Ryan Newman condition ‘not life threatening’ after Denny Hamlin win

Ryan Newman (6) crashed when he was leading the race, which was won by Denny Hamlin (11) American Ryan Newman is in a “serious but not life threatening” condition in hospital after crashing on the last lap of the Daytona 500 in Florida. The 42-year-old was …

Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying

Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying

China releases largest study on Covid-19 outbreak

Image copyrightAFPImage caption The highest fatality rate – 14.8% – is for people aged 80 and older Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 70,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began. Research f…

Wednesday’s weather: Hail, extreme heat and strong winds

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of high fire danger, watches of severe thunderstorms and a special weather advisory of extremely hot conditions.WarningsExtremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Khai-Ma, Hantam and Kamiesberg municipalities of the Northern Cape and Cederberg of the Western Cape.WatchesSevere thunderstorms with possible hail, strong winds, heavy downpours…

Outgoing Tshwane mayor points out service delivery successes under his watch

Outgoing Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has chalked up the cancellation of the controversial GladAfrica contract as one of his successes during his tenure.On Tuesday, Mokgalapa, who recently announced his intention to resign at the end of February, delivered a report highlighting what he said were service delivery successes in Tshwane under his watch.Listing several successes,…

KZN nurses suspended for allegedly ignoring woman in labour

Two KwaZulu-Natal nurses have been suspended after they allegedly ignored a woman in labour, the provincial Department of Health said on Tuesday. The woman eventually lost her child. “The nurses were placed on special leave on Sunday, and yesterday they received letters notifying them of their suspension pending the finalisation of a formal investigation,” Health MEC Nomagugu…

Bloomberg proposes broad changes to criminal justice system amid scrutiny of his past comments on race and policing

(CNN)Michael Bloomberg unveiled a suite of proposals on Tuesday aimed at addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system, reducing the prison population and investing in reintegration initiatives. The policy rollout, which comes as the former Ne…

USA Today: Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting over concerns about DOJ’s intervention in ‘politically sensitive cases’

Washington (CNN)The leaders of a group of federal judges will meet Tuesday to “address growing concerns” about the recent intervention of President Donald Trump and the Justice Department in “politically sensitive cases,” USA Today reports. Trump and Attorn…