Prison riot leaves eight inmates dead and 50 injured after guards open fire

Prison riot leaves eight inmates dead and 50 injured after guards open fire

At least eight inmates were killed in a prison uprising and more than 50 injured after clashes with guards. Police said most of the victims in Mahara prison, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, appear to have been shot. Prisoners reportedly tried to take control of the prison and hundreds tried to escape. … Read more

Some Santa's Grottos can open this week as rules are published

Some Santa's Grottos can open this week as rules are published

New government guidelines clarify which Santa’s caves can open when the lockdown ends in England on December 2 this week. The government says some caves will be allowed in all three levels of the new system According to The mirror, the escorts say Santa is allowed as long as the cave is in a location … Read more

Sports minister: Australian Open “most likely” to be delayed

Sports minister: Australian Open “most likely” to be delayed

MELBOURNE, Australia – Victoria’s Secretary of Sport says the 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne will “most likely” be delayed by a week or two from its scheduled start on January 18. Martin Pakula also said negotiations between different levels of government and tennis officials were nearing completion and the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of … Read more

As Tuesday’s storm brings a dump of snow, six more Colorado ski areas open this week

As Tuesday’s storm brings a dump of snow, six more Colorado ski areas open this week

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Vice President Operations Peggy Hiller, left, talks to skier Scott Hoffman behind plexiglass during the reopening of the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area last season on May 27, 2020 (Andy Cross, The Denver Post) With Thanksgiving almost upon us, six more Colorado ski resorts will open this week, nearly doubling the number … Read more

Man fights alligator to save his puppy and uses bare hands to open its jaws

Richard Wilbanks rescues his dog from an alligator in Florida

A brave man had his hands “chewed up” by an alligator to rescue his puppy from his vise-like grip. Richard Wilbanks, from Florida, USA, was caught on video jumping into shallow water and fending off the massive predator to rescue his poor dog. In the amazing clip, the man wades into the river and brings … Read more

Gatwick to open Covid testing facility with next-day turnaround

Gatwick to open Covid testing facility with next-day turnaround

A coronavirus testing facility will be opened at Gatwick Airport later this month, with a promise to offer “fast and accurate” PCR swab tests, with results available the following day. The service could assist passengers traveling to destinations and require them to provide proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test. Gatwick said it could also … Read more

Why restaurants are open and schools are closed

Why restaurants are open and schools are closed

Close the bars. Open the schools. Public health experts have been repeating this same refrain since the summer, when many states and cities reopened businesses like bars, restaurants, and gyms — all areas where the coronavirus is thought to spread readily — without a clear plan to reopen school buildings. And the call has only … Read more

Teen 'shot dead by boyfriend's dad' as parents open up on agony of final moments

Teen 'shot dead by boyfriend's dad' as parents open up on agony of final moments

The parents of a “beautiful” teenager shot dead along with her boyfriend have opened up about the last conversation they ever had with her. Chelsea Ireland and her long-term partner Lukasz Klosowski, both 19, were killed while visiting Lukasz’ estranged dad in Mount McIntyre, south of Adelaide, on August 22. Pawel Klosowski, 46, was later … Read more

Novak Djokovic says he learned a ‘big lesson’ from U.S. Open default

Novak Djokovic says he learned a ‘big lesson’ from U.S. Open default

ROME >> Novak Djokovic learned “a big lesson” after being disqualified from the U.S. Open for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball. The incident eight days ago marked a stunning end to Djokovic’s 29-match winning streak and his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title. “I’m working mentally and emotionally … Read more