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October 21, 2020 | Via Sky News

Scientists Find New Organ in Throat

Scientists have discovered a new organ in the throat while carrying out research on prostate cancer. Previously experts thought there were only microscopic salivary glands inside the nasopharynx region behind the nose. But researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute discovered a new set of salivary glands around 1.5in in length. They named them the tubarial salivary glands due to their location over a piece of cartilage called the torus tubarius.

October 21, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Trump Paid Nearly $200,000 in Taxes to China, Report Claims

Donald Trump maintains a bank account in China where he pursued licensing deals for years, according to a report that could undermine the president’s election campaign claim that he is tough on Beijing. Tax records reviewed by the New York Times showed a previously unreported bank account in China controlled by Trump International Hotels Management. The account paid $188,561 in taxes in China between 2013 and 2015.

October 21, 2020 | Via Reuters

Lagos Locked Down, Army Under Scrutiny After Protesters Fired On

Lagos was under a round-the-clock curfew on Wednesday enforced by police roadblocks, the day after witnesses reported soldiers had opened fire on protesters in Nigeria’s biggest city, in an incident a rights group said may have caused deaths. The Lagos state governor said 30 people were hurt in the shooting at a toll gate in the Lekki district, a focal point of nearly two weeks of nationwide protests against allegations of systematic police brutality.

October 21, 2020 | Via NBC News

Seven People Handed over to Judge in Probe on French Teacher’s Murder

Seven people, including two minors, were handed over to a judge overnight as part of an ongoing investigation into last week’s murder of French teacher Samuel Paty, an official from the anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office said. Paty was beheaded on Oct. 16 in broad daylight outside his school in a middle-class Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. Police shot the attacker dead.

October 21, 2020 | Via BBC

Berlin Mystery Attack Targets 70 Museum Artefacts

At least 70 artefacts were sprayed with an oily liquid on Berlin’s Museum Island, a Unesco world heritage site that is home to five famous museums. It is being described as one of the biggest attacks on art and antiquities in post-war German history, but it has taken more than two weeks to emerge. The attack took place on 3 October, the anniversary of German reunification.

October 20, 2020 | Via Reuters

U.S., Britain Call out Russian Hacking Spree

Britain and the United States on Monday condemned what they said were a litany of malicious cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian military intelligence, including attempts to disrupt next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. British and U.S. officials said the attacks were conducted by Unit 74455 of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, also known as the Main Centre for Special Technologies.

October 20, 2020 | Via Sky News

Ireland’s PM Announces Six-Week Lockdown

Ireland will return to the highest level of coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Wednesday – with the prime minister suggesting the country will be able to celebrate Christmas “in a meaningful way” if the new lockdown is taken seriously. Micheal Martin warned that the evidence of a potentially grave situation in the weeks ahead is now “too strong” to ignore.

October 20, 2020 | Via BBC

France Closes Mosque over Slain Teacher Videos

The French government has ordered a mosque to close after it shared videos condemning Samuel Paty, the teacher who was killed on Friday after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. The Pantin mosque, just north of Paris, will close for six months on Wednesday. It posted videos on Facebook before Mr Paty was killed that called for action and revealed his school’s address.

October 20, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Canadian Town of Asbestos Chooses New Name

Residents in the Canadian town of Asbestos have voted to rename their community to distance it from the once-ubiquitous mineral now recognized as being extremely poisonous and linked to lung and other cancers. The town, formerly home to one of the world’s largest asbestos mines, voted 51.5% in favor of changing its name to Val-des-Sources over five other options.

October 20, 2020 | Via Al Jazeera

Danish Submarine Killer Caught After Prison Escape

A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine escaped the suburban Copenhagen jail where he is serving a life sentence but was recaptured nearby on Tuesday. In 2018, Madsen was sentenced by the Copenhagen City Court to life in prison for killing Kim Wall, a 30-year-old reporter from Sweden whom he lured to his homemade submarine in 2017 with the promise of an interview.

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