Christmas 1940 was the worst of all times in Britain. Most of Europe had fallen to the Nazis and Hitler was trying to bomb London into submission. My father, aged 20, was training to be an Air Force pilot though he had his misgivings about bombing Germany. (
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Katalin Karikó saw her early research rejected but she persisted and is now tipped for a Nobel Prize together with her colleague Dr Drew Weissman. Their breakthrough invention is now the key to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and could open the door to new medical cures. (
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas no ha anunciado un fecha de reapertura. No obstante, la compañía matriz implementó un sistema para evitar la propagación de coronavirus. El gobernador de Texas,
Greg Abbott, anunció la nueva fase de reapertura de negocios en el estado que incluyen parques acuáticos y ‘food courts’ o áreas de comida en centros comerciales durante la pandemia del
Five Iranian tankers carrying gasoline are headed for Venezuela and are forecast to arrive this weekend in a sign of expanding economic chaos in Latin America’s one-time largest oil producer. (
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The unprecedented pandemic has paralyzed much of the world. But, the virus could accelerate adoption of new technologies, such as drones, robots and artificial intelligence in the workplace and at home. Could it also threaten world order? (
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On Sunday, Univision News will air a special edition of Aquí y Ahora in collaboration with Facebook. Teresa Rodríguez, Jorge Ramos and Dr. Juan Rivera will tell the stories of people affected by 'covid-19' and answer questions from the Hispanic community.
The British government is facing criticism for having decided to allow spread of Covid-19 to infect low-risk people, supposedly to reduce stress on health services and build up immunity. Critics say the strategy risks lives.
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A huge military and civilian rescue operation is racing against the clock to save 13 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave complex. Heavy monsoon rains are expected on Sunday, threatening further flooding. Face masks and air space will be essential to navigate poorly mapped cave passages, says Bill Whitehouse, vice chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council.
Some of Hurricane Irma’s most startling images came out of Florida: millions of cars fleeing north to escape the storm; the streets of Miami's financial district, Brickell, turned into rivers; destruction in the Keys. Some 50 to 75 people died across the state as a result of Irma.
Irma affected 13 of Cuba’s 15 provinces and left a dozen dead. It also exposed the island’s Achilles’ heel: ageing and fragile housing. Every storm makes thousands of already deteriorating homes even more vulnerable to collapse. Some on the island want to know how they can build more resistant homes without a wealth of materials and in spite of bureaucratic red tape.
In the span of two weeks, Turks and Caicos was hit by both Irma and Maria. Three of the islands, South Caicos, Grand Turk and Salt Cay, were hit the hardest. As 90% of the economy of those islands depends on tourists, hoteliers organized quickly to clean up the destruction and get their hotels back up and running.
Hurricane Maria left a path of death and destruction in Puerto Rico. At least 64 people died because of the storm, according to official statistics, though independent investigations suggest that number could be as high as 1,000. It also initiated a new exodus of Puerto Ricans to the United States. With a U.S. passport in hand, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans showed up to airports and ports around the island with the intention of leaving, uncertain how long they’d be gone. Would it be temporary or permanent? Only time would tell. But many of those who stayed did so to help the country get back on its feet. These are some of their stories.
The United States Virgin Islands suffered two Category 5 hurricanes within two weeks: Irma battered Saint John and Saint Thomas, while Maria devastated St. Croix. The storms left many of the islands’ residents feeling forgotten by the United States. In Saint John, the community has banded together to help each other, from free Wi-Fi networks to groups that travel around the island to find out what neighbors need.