Researchers find racial disparities in Massachusetts court system | News

Researchers find racial disparities in Massachusetts court system | News https://www.duzline.com

Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offences and get longer sentences than white people sent to prison for similar crimes, researchers at Harvard Law School have said in a report. In a years-long study sought by the chief justice of Massachusetts’s […]

New fire extinguished on oil tanker off Sri Lanka’s coast | News

New fire extinguished on oil tanker off Sri Lanka’s coast | News https://www.duzline.com

A new fire on the large oil tanker drifting off Sri Lanka’s coast was extinguished on Wednesday after burning for two days as experts prepared to salvage the vessel. A new blaze broke out on the MT New Diamond on Monday. Officials have warned of enormous environmental damage to Sri Lanka’s coast if the ship, which […]

Norwegian MP nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize | Trump News

Norwegian MP nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize | Trump News https://www.duzline.com

A Norwegian lawmaker has said that he has nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party, said on Wednesday Trump should be considered because of his work “for a peace agreement between the United […]

Meet the New Caregiver: Your Home

Among the tools Mr. Vitrofsky uses in his work: air-purification systems that remove impurities, pathogens and (for a steeper price) particles that carry viruses; custom water filters based on local aquifer data; and dawn-simulation lighting that mimics natural sunlight. Most of Mr. Vitrofsky’s clients are wealthy, but his company’s packages start as low as $2,500 […]

US elections updates: Biden tries to make gains on economy | US & Canada News

US elections updates: Biden tries to make gains on economy | US & Canada News https://www.duzline.com

Democratic candidate Joe Biden heads to Michigan on Wednesday where he is expected to emphasise keeping jobs in the US, as President Donald Trump continues to poll well on the economy.  Amid uproar about reports Trump disparaged war dead, Trump is expected to announce a further troop reduction in Iraq […]

Women ‘abused’ by police enforcing COVID-19 rules in Nigeria | Human Rights

Women ‘abused’ by police enforcing COVID-19 rules in Nigeria | Human Rights https://www.duzline.com

Lying on a single-size mattress that covers most of the floor in her family’s one-roomed apartment, Pamela* is silent and withdrawn, barely able to say a word. Outside, her neighbourhood in the Nigerian city of Bori is quiet – the house of old corrugated zinc sheets is the only building standing on a large plot […]

Covid-19 News: Live Updates – The New York Times

As drugmakers pledge to thoroughly vet a vaccine, one company pauses its trials for a safety review. The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca halted global trials of its coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday because of a serious and unexpected adverse reaction in a participant, the company said. The trial’s halt, which was first reported by Stat News, will […]

Leisure centre cuts and tax hikes amid pandemic costs

Leisure centre cuts and tax hikes amid pandemic costs https://www.duzline.com

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Councils are considering cutting services after months of increased costs due to the coronavirus pandemic Leisure centre closures, tax hikes and bus services cuts are all being considered as UK councils grapple with the costs of the coronavirus crisis. Councillors say they face “difficult financial decisions ahead” as they […]

Moria ablaze: Hundreds forced to flee overcrowded camp in Greece | News

Moria ablaze: Hundreds forced to flee overcrowded camp in Greece | News https://www.duzline.com

Fires were burning both inside and outside the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in the early hours of Wednesday, forcing hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers to flee, according to the fire service.  The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, but Reuters witnesses said people were seen leaving the […]

AstraZeneca Pauses Vaccine Trial for Safety Review

A spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration declined to comment. A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the participant who experienced the suspected adverse reaction had been enrolled in a Phase 2/3 trial based in the United Kingdom. The individual also said that a volunteer in […]

Katrina Makunova: PCs deny gross incompetence over death of teen

Katrina Makunova: PCs deny gross incompetence over death of teen https://www.duzline.com

Related Topics London violence image copyrightMet Police image captionKatrina Makunova died after she fell on to a kitchen knife which she had in her handbag A police officer accused of failing to act on the claims of a domestic abuse victim has said there was “no way to see what was coming down the line”. […]

Trump to announce further reduction in US troops in Iraq | Iraq News

Trump to announce further reduction in US troops in Iraq | Iraq News https://www.duzline.com

United States President Donald Trump will announce a further withdrawal of US troops from Iraq on Wednesday, according to a senior administration official, as he faces a backlash from reports that he allegedly insulted American veterans and war dead. He will also announce an additional reduction in US forces in Afghanistan, the official said. Trump is […]

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation rules?

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation rules? https://www.duzline.com

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people allowed to meet socially is being reduced from 30 to six in England, amid a rise in coronavirus cases. What do the new rules mean and how will they be enforced? What are the new rules on socialising? The new limit of six people will apply to […]

Hillingdon Hospital Trust ‘must improve’ infection control

Hillingdon Hospital Trust ‘must improve’ infection control https://www.duzline.com

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGoogle image captionSeventy members of staff from Hillingdon Hospital had to self isolate in July Inspectors have ordered a hospital in Boris Johnson’s constituency to improve infection control procedures. In July Hillingdon Hospital’s Trust shut A&E admissions as 70 members of staff had to isolate following “a number” of positive […]

England to limit gatherings to six amid coronavirus resurgence | England News

England to limit gatherings to six amid coronavirus resurgence | England News https://www.duzline.com

Tough new lockdown restrictions on social gatherings across England are to be announced on Wednesday as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to control a resurgence of coronavirus infections. From September 14, gatherings will be limited to no more than six people with fines for those who fail to comply, Johnson is expected to announce. […]

Iraq: The changing face of Baghdad’s historic neighbourhoods | Middle East

Iraq: The changing face of Baghdad’s historic neighbourhoods | Middle East https://www.duzline.com

Baghdad, Iraq – A relentless cacophony of construction noise rings out across Harthiya, heralding the unstoppable encroachment of a growing megacity on this once quiet neighbourhood of central Baghdad.  Concrete skeletons punctuate a skyline previously peppered with palm trees, as apartment blocks gradually usurp sprawling one-family homes. When newlyweds Hind Jameel and Waleed Ahmed first moved […]

Federal Report Warns of Financial Havoc From Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A report commissioned by federal regulators overseeing the nation’s commodities markets has concluded that climate change threatens U.S. financial markets, as the costs of wildfires, storms, droughts and floods spread through insurance and mortgage markets, pension funds and other financial institutions. “A world wracked by frequent and devastating shocks from climate change cannot […]

Daniel Prude: Rochester police officials step down amid criticism | USA News

Daniel Prude: Rochester police officials step down amid criticism | USA News https://www.duzline.com

Top police leaders in New York’s third-largest city are retiring en masse amid criticism of the city’s handling of the suffocation death of Daniel Prude, the mayor of Rochester said Tuesday. La’Ron Singletary, the city’s police chief, is among those retiring, as is Deputy Chief Joseph M Morabito and possibly other senior commanders, Mayor Lovely […]

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic | News

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic | News https://www.duzline.com

United States President Donald Trump sought to claim the mantle of environmental steward on Tuesday as he announced an expansion of a ban on offshore drilling and highlighted conservation projects in Florida. Trump spoke beside the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, lambasting Democrat Joe Biden’s agenda at the taxpayer-funded event. The trip comes as Trump […]

Arab League division over Palestinian cause to dominate talks | News

Arab League division over Palestinian cause to dominate talks | News https://www.duzline.com

An Arab League meeting on Wednesday will focus on the Palestinian cause after the Israel-UAE “normalisation” deal, with analysts suggesting division rather than usual unity on the issue will dominate the discussion. The run-up to the virtual session has already left a sour taste for the Palestinian leadership. On Sunday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) accused the […]

Polls show Biden lagging among Latinos in close Florida race | USA News

A series of recent Florida polls spell trouble for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, showing the former vice president and President Donald Trump neck and neck in the battleground state, with lagging support among Latinos. A new poll by NBC/Marist shows Trump and Biden nearly tied in Florida, with the president and Biden receiving 48 […]

Will the truth about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ever be revealed? | Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is facing international criticism after closing the trial of those who murdered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A court overturned five death sentences, reducing them to 20-year prison terms instead. Three others were jailed for between seven and 10 years. Those behind the hit squad that killed Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul […]

Israel, UAE to sign deal at White House on September 15: Reports | News

US President Donald Trump will hold a September 15 signing ceremony for the Middle East agreement normalising relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, according to reports citing senior US officials. The officials said senior delegations from both countries will likely be led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Minister of Foreign […]

Bolivia court blocks deposed leader Evo Morales’ bid for senate | Evo Morales News

A Bolivian court has blocked deposed former President Evo Morales from seeking a seat in the Chamber of Senators in the country’s October elections, arguing that the ex-leader, living in Argentina, does not meet residency requirements. Morales sent a tweet saying he would not appeal Monday’s decision, though he said before the ruling that the […]