National wetland park attracts migratory birds flocking north

“They fly to Poyang Lake every year to get through the winter and go back when the temperature rises in the north,” said Guo Yuming, a professor with Beijing Forestry University.

Surfers Flock to Newport Beach, Making Social Distancing Difficult

Here’s the deal … surfers are making their way to the Wedge in Newport Beach — not only for the waves, but because it’s sort of a final outpost. While Los Angeles County has completely closed all beaches — doling out $1,000 fines for surfers and arresting paddleboarders — Orange County beaches remain open.

Investors flock to buy UK debt, despite record supply

Last month the DMO said it would issue at least 156 billion pounds of gilts during 2020/21 to fund government borrowing and refinance existing debt, but added there was likely to be an upward revision when it updates this estimate on April 23.

Oakland fire death toll hits 33: DA’s team looking into disaster

Shanahan declined requests for comment, but the production company for his tour, a Los Angeles outfit called 100% Silk that is owned by Amanda and Britt Brown, posted this notice on Facebook: “What happened in Oakland is an unbelievable tragedy, a nightmare scenario. Britt and I are beside ourselves, utterly devastated. We are a very […]

Cops Won’t Shut Down Louisiana Pastor’s Easter Service, Building a Case Instead

Despite that, Chief Corcoran tells us police will not interfere with the pastor’s scheduled Easter Sunday service, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 faithful — a clear violation of the state’s stay-at-home orders.

Pope: It’s OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given Roman Catholic faithful his OK to make pilgrimages to a Bosnian shrine where children said the Virgin Mary appeared to them, but the Catholic Church hasn’t yet authenticated their vision, the Vatican said Sunday.

Bosnian police arrest 3 people after migrant dies in fight

Thousands of migrants have been stranded in Bosnia while looking for ways to move toward Western Europe. The Balkan country has been struggling with the influx while still coping with the consequences of a devastating war in the 1990s.

Coronavirus restrictions: Perth heatwave that will test Aussies in lockdown

In Perth and much of Western Australia, the temperature has hovered above 30 degrees this week and is forecast to stay there for Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday. The scorching autumn temperatures would usually see people flocking to beaches across the WA coast, however social distancing restrictions mean big groups cooling off in the […]

The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag

The celebrities who are there are usually 1989’s stars of tomorrow (Matt Dillon, Alec Baldwin and Matthew Broderick) or plastic and anodyne wannabes of today (usually called Kyle or Helen). It speaks volumes that by common consensus the showbiz family of the moment in the Hamptons is the Watts clan—actress Naomi, her partner Liev Schreiber, […]

Government to deposit Rs 1,000 in women PMJDY accounts in two instalments

New Delhi: Urging people not to believe rumours, the finance ministry on Thursday said Rs 500 has been deposited in each PMJDY account held by women for April and Rs 1,000 more will be given over the next two months in equal instalments. Meanwhile, state-owned SBI, which has the highest number of PMJDY accounts, asked […]