Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Patrick Quinn dies at 37

Patrick Quinn, whose personal battle with ALS helped power the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, died on Sunday at age 37, seven years after his diagnosis, supporters announced on Facebook. Quinn, who was born and grew up in Yonkers, New York, was co-founder of the campaign that raised more than $220 million for medical research… Read More Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Patrick Quinn dies at 37

Thousands stage massive protest in Guatemala over 2021 budget

Thousands of people on Saturday staged the biggest protest yet against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, with some setting fire to Congress, fuelled by anger over cuts in the 2021 budget just as the country reels from back to back storms. Waving Guatemalan flags and signs declaring “Giammattei, resign,” demonstrators called for Giammattei to veto the… Read More Thousands stage massive protest in Guatemala over 2021 budget

China to launch lunar probe in bid to retrieve rock samples from moon

China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth’s natural satellite since the 1970s. The Chang’e-5 probe, named after the ancient Chinese goddess of the moon, will seek to collect material that can help scientists… Read More China to launch lunar probe in bid to retrieve rock samples from moon

Israel replies Palestinian militants rocket attack with airstrikes

Palestinian militants fired a rocket into Israel, drawing Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said on Sunday. There were no casualties reported on either side of the border. Israeli police said the Gaza rocket fired on Saturday night damaged a factory in the southern city of Ashkelon. The Israeli military said… Read More Israel replies Palestinian militants rocket attack with airstrikes

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed gives Tigray forces 72-hour ultimatum to surrender

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle. “We urge you to surrender peacefully within 72 hours, recognising that you are at the point of no return,” Abiy said in a Twitter message on Sunday evening. Tigrayan forces… Read More Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed gives Tigray forces 72-hour ultimatum to surrender