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The Court of First Instance and instruction number 5 of Leganes has filed two complaints from relatives of those who died in residences in Leganes in the first wave of the pandemic. The order argues that it is the pandemic that made the 29 people whose relatives took legal action sick and “not the actions …

The incidence continues to rise in Spain and Wednesday stands at 644.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 22 points above the previous day. In addition, the Ministry of Health has reported 30,587 new infections and 18 deaths since Tuesday. Hospitalizations also continue to rise, reaching 7,255 patients admitted for COVID-19, 399 …

The 5G auction in Spain has lasted two days. With just three competitors, this Wednesday have covered the lots of frequencies that the Government opened to tender for the development of this new connection technology. Finally, the investment has been 1,010 million euros, an amount that barely exceeds the 995.5 million of the starting price …

Argentina approves that non-binary people can identify themselves on their ID cards with the option "X".

The Argentine government has made official on Wednesday the incorporation in the National Identity Documents (DNI) the possibility that people who do not recognize themselves within the binary female / male system can be identified in that way with a third option, which will use the letter “X”. This has been done with the publication …

Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans,

WASHINGTON: What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between the DNA of modern humans and that of our extinct ancestors. Just 7% of our genome is uniquely shared with other humans, and not shared by other early…

Indians turning to Canada due to outdated immigration policies, US

MUMBAI: “Highly-skilled foreign nationals, including international students, are choosing Canada over America,” said Stuart Anderson, executive director of National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP). “This has happened in response to how difficult it is to work in the United States in H-1B status or gain permanent residence, and the comparative ease of international students and…

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

NEW YORK: Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the US government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. “This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon…

Joe Biden hits accelerator on historic US infrastructure spending bid

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden is set to make a rare visit to Congress Wednesday to bolster his Democratic party in a historic, high-wire bid to transform the United States with trillions of dollars in infrastructure spending. Biden, 78, is due to lunch with Senate Democrats and, when he returns to the White House, meet with…

US, French Defence chiefs agree to increase cooperation on special

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his French counterpart Florence Parly signed an agreement to increase cooperation in the area of special operations, Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement. “Secretary Austin and Minister Parly concluded their meeting with a signing ceremony of the US-France Roadmap for Increased Cooperation in the Area…

Honoured to accept nomination to serve as US ambassador to

WASHINGTON: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, nominated by US President Joe Biden as the country’s ambassador to India, has said that he is honoured to accept the nomination and will bring the same energy, commitment and love with which he served the sprawling city to his new role in the world’s largest democracy. If confirmed…