Australia

Queensland mass killer, 56, could walk free from jail within weeks

[ad_1] One of Australia’s worst mass killers, 56, could walk free from jail in weeks – just 20 years after he burned 15 backpackers alive by setting fire to their hostel Robert Paul Long given life sentence with 20-year non-parole period in 2002 Long torched the Childers Palace Backpackers hostel with 88 people inside Drifter lit the fire just after...

U.S.

Trump says the US will have a COVID-19 vaccine ‘by the end of the year’

[ad_1] President Donald Trump said on Sunday that there would be a coronavirus vaccine in the US by the end of the year, the fastest timeline he has given to date, and that he ‘didn’t care’ where it came from so long as it worked.  ‘We are very confident that we are going to have a vaccine by the end of...

World

3.5million confirmed coronavirus cases have now been recorded around the world

[ad_1] The coronavirus has now infected more than 3.5million people worldwide in the latest grim milestone for the pandemic.  At least 3,506,729 people have been sickened by the virus since it emerged in China late last year, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.   Some 247,381 people have died after contracting the disease, the majority of them (142,667) in Europe.  The...

Technology

Apple announces new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard

[ad_1] Sooner than most expected, Apple has announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Magic Keyboard. It features Intel 10th-Gen processors and starts at $1,299. In one sense, it is a minor spec-bump upgrade for the existing lineup of 13-inch MacBook Pros. But it also represents the end of an era: Apple no longer sells any new laptops with...

Science

Fossil remains of 22 Ice Age SLOTHS the size of elephants found preserved in asphalt in Ecuador 

[ad_1] The fossil remains of 22 Ice Age sloths the size of elephants have been found preserved in asphalt in Ecuador, researchers have reported. The specimens — which included 15 adults, 5 juveniles and two newborns or fetuses — were unearthed from the Tanque Loma site on the country’s Santa Elena peninsula. Weighing in at several tons, the sloths — of...