Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured three of the nation's leading vaccine development and manufacturing sites on Saturday as coronavirus case counts continue to soar. India has recorded 9.35 million COVID-19 infections, second only to the United States. The western state of Maharashtra - home to India's financial hub, Mumbai - has been particularly hard hit by the virus.
About 3,500 people, according to the police, and between 6,000 and 7,000, according to joint trade unions, demonstrate in Nantes against the controversial "Comprehensive Security" law proposal. Brief incidents between police officers and demonstrators were quickly dispersed with tear gas.
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Across town one ice rink has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital, but some Moscow residents took to the ice late on Friday as the city's biggest outdoor rink opened for winter during the pandemic. The rink in the Soviet-era VDNKh amusement park in northern Moscow opened its doors despite a surge in coronavirus cases since September with the city of over 12.5 million people regularly reporting the most infections of any Russian region. On Saturday, officials confirmed 27,100 new cases overnight, including 7,320 in Moscow.
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As the excitement over Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech's (NASDAQ: BNTX) vaccine announcement ebbs, some harsh realities have started to set in. The vaccine candidate -- while a marvelous feat of science -- has some hurdles to overcome if it's going to fulfill the promise of helping end the global pandemic. Let's look at a few issues the potential Pfizer vaccine will have to overcome to reward shareholders and save lives.
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The Prime Minister had faced calls from Labour to appoint a minister to oversee the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Police have made a number of arrests as protesters joined an anti-lockdown rally in central London. Dozens of police officers were gathered outside King’s Cross station ahead of the rally at lunchtime on Saturday. Police were later seen lead people away in handcuffs from the protest London's Hyde Park.
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Around 600 delegates from Germany's far right AfD gathered Saturday for a congress that the authorities have warned could become a coronavirus hotspot, as the party increasingly aligns itself with militants protesting anti-Covid restrictions.
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Have you ever wondered what a raccoon sounds like when it wants something? Well this video is the answer to all your questions!
The great hornbill, also known as the concave casqued hornbill is a very large bird with an enormous bill. They are found in India, Nepal, and Southeast Asia. Adorned with beautiful markings and vivid colours, it is a strikingly beautiful animal. This hornbill has a beak that is almost half as long as its body. It uses its beak to pluck figs fruit from trees, as well as the ground. It will also occasionally feed on rodents, small lizards, and even the young of other birds by using its long bill to snatch them out of crevices in trees. The hornbill relies on heavily forested and unlogged areas with an abundance mature trees. Often congregating to feed in groups as large as 150 to 200 birds, they are capable of making a lot of noise, particularly during mating season. The function of the large casque structure on top of the beak is widely debated. Many think it is to amplify sound. Scientists believe it has evolved as a result of sexual selection. Males occasionally use their casques to bash against the beak of another male in flight during courtship competition. Typically, these birds live in smaller groups of 2-40 individuals and they are monogamous in their mating once a pair have been established. The hornbill is known to be a punctual bird, visiting trees in a particular order and at specific times that are similar each day. The hornbill's behaviour is as fascinating and unusual as its appearance. When the female is ready to lay her eggs, she selects a hole in the trunk of a tree high into the forest canopy. She seals herself inside the nest by creating a wall made from her own excrement (feces), figs, leaves and sticks. The combination of substances dries like hard clay and keeps predators out. She will leave a small opening through which the male can insert his beak to provide her with food. Hornbills receive sufficient moisture from their diets and they do not need to drink water. Her self incarceration will approximately six weeks. Her chicks hatch from the eggs after four weeks. When they are two weeks old, she will break down the wall and let herself out. She will rebuild the wall and join the male in feeding the young through the narrow slit. When the young are old enough to venture out, they will break the wall and leave the nest. Hornbills are a threatened species, logging and forest destruction for agriculture has led to serious habitat loss for these incredible birds. They are also easily sighted and are commonly hunted for their casques which are kept as trophies or sold on the black market. Hornbills are also a highly sought animal for the illegal pet trade. Conservation education and efforts are increasing to protect this incredible bird so that we do not lose them forever.
Borchy the carefree ferret opens the zipper to this bean bag, climbs inside and guts all the filler, making a huge mess in the process. The cleaning took a very long time!
Samson the Newfoundland comes from a long line of dogs bred to play gently with children and guard them. He is using those instincts to watch over his new puppy brother, Rambo, a Cavalier King Charles. He knows that running and jumping with him would be dangerous so he decides to play a safer game of tug of war with his toy. Rambo loves playing with his big bro!
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