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The goals of students vary according to different needs and in line with societal trends. Emerging into 2021, the current crop of students have expressed concerns about the current pandemic as a reason to focus on physical and mental health.

Hunt for cockpit tapes after Indonesia jet crash

Bad weather forced scores of divers to temporarily suspend their hunt for a crashed Indonesian jet's cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, as investigators worked to read critical details on a flight data device that had already been salvaged.

Best cities to keep fit in the U.S. revealed

Keeping fit makes sense in order to avoid certain illnesses like diabetes and to help the body respond to infections. Yet in the U.S., opportunities to do so have diminished although stark, national variations remain.

Nepalese team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

A team of Nepalese climbers on Saturday made history after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, according to a trekking company leading one of the expeditions.

Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane

A host of tennis players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after two people on a charter flight that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.

Emirates stops flights to three major Australian cities

Emirates has suspended flights to Australia's three largest cities as the country further restricts international arrivals over fears of new virus strains.

Highly transmissible COVID-19 variant to become dominant in U.S.

The highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first seen in the United Kingdom will become the dominant strain in the United States by March, its rapid spread heightening the urgency of getting people vaccinated, according to a new study by the CDC.

Flowers, hope and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

Hospitals were decked out with flowers and one politician planted a tree as India began Saturday its colossal coronavirus vaccine drive, desperately hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 of its people.

Ex-king's former lover says Spain spy chief threatened her life

The ex-lover of Spain's king emeritus testified Friday that her life had been threatened by a former spy chief on orders from the exiled monarch himself in a conversation that "terrified" her.

Life expectancy in the U.S. experiences major drop

Life expectancy has shown a significant drop in the U.S. While the fall is across all ethnic groups, it is the Black and Latino community that shows the most marked decline.

'Miracle' drug ivermectin unproven against Covid, scientists warn

Scientists have warned against taking an anti-parasite drug as a treatment for Covid-19 despite headlines that have touted it as a cure.

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective.

Covid kills men's fashion buzz in Milan

A year after the last Covid-free catwalk shows in Milan, men's fashion week begins on Friday, but without the buzz of its traditional audience of buyers, bloggers, celebrities and media.

Fourth Democratic Lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

A fourth Democratic member of Congress has tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in a secure location during the Capitol riot with Republican colleagues who refused to put face masks on.

Data-driven approach is the answer to COVID-19 vaccine logistics Special

The distribution of the various coronavirus vaccines that becoming available will be challenging for most countries. Developing a sound, data-driven approach to distribution is set to be key. How the data is used with be pivotal.

Don't pimp my ride: Afghanistan retires '39' number plates

Afghan traffic authorities are retiring licence plates containing the number "39" because the figure has long been associated with pimping and prostitution.

Jewelry rules for male fashionistas

Men, take note: It is vital to take into account what you wear, how you wear it, how you use accents, and how well they compliment each other.

Coronavirus infection is connected to 'silent hypoxia'

Two medical conditions of concern in relation to a COVID-19 infection have been outlined in recent science papers. These are the development of low blood oxygen and the formation of arterial thrombosis.

High cost to wildlife from shark nets protecting S.Africa beaches

"They're basically curtains of death," said shark diver Walter Bernardis as he reached over the side of his zodiac inflatable boat to pull up a net bobbing in eastern South Africa's subtropical waters.

Chatting with Mary Carillo: Sportscaster and former tennis player Special

American sportscaster and former professional tennis player Mary Carillo chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her career and partnership with Royal Canin.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford to announce new COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario is considering “next steps” to limit the spread of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford said on Twitter on Monday, amid calls to put Canada’s most populous province under more stringent lockdown as the pandemic overwhelms its hospitals.

After slow rollout, U.S. states are ramping up COVID vaccinations

After a frustratingly slow rollout, the U.S. is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination drive in history - with the aim of inoculating a larger and more diverse pool of people against the deadly coronavirus.

Chatting with Canadian author Lloyd Pilling Tosoff Special

Canadian author Lloyd Pilling Tosoff chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his newest work "Children of Pleiades, Rise of the Henge."

Japan celebrates coming-of-age day despite virus surge

Young adults dressed to the nines in kimonos gathered at venues in Japan on Monday to celebrate reaching the age of majority, although many of the usually jubilant events were cancelled over virus fears.

Capitol siege could turn out to be 'super-spreader' virus event

Lawmakers who hunkered down together for safety while a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may have been exposed to someone in the same room who was infected with the coronavirus, according to Congress' attending physician.

COVID-19 vaccine easy to get with the right amount of money

The much-criticized rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has laid the groundwork for a scenario in which the rich and the politically connected use their money and power to cut in line and get vaccinated before everyone else - a black market for the "haves."

Ella's Huntington is a new restaurant by The Paramount

Ella's Huntington is a new restaurant in the heart of Huntington, New York, on "Restaurant Row." Digital Journal has the scoop.

COVID-19 cases overwhelming ICUs and morgues in California

Friday was the worst day yet for COVID-19 fatalities in California, as well as in Los Angeles County. The coronavirus surge this winter has deepened beyond the point of overloading hospitals and is now also threatening to overwhelm coroners.

Indonesian plane feared crashed after losing contact

An Indonesian budget airline plane with 62 people on board is suspected to have crashed into the sea shortly after the Boeing passenger jet took off from Jakarta airport on Saturday, authorities said.

Most Covid-19 patients have at least one symptom 6 months on: study

More than three quarters of people hospitalised with Covid-19 still suffered from at least one symptom after six months, according to a study published Saturday that scientists said shows the need for further investigation into lingering coronavirus ef...

UK hospitals overwhelmed as COVID cases and deaths spike

Public Health England (PHE) is reporting 1,325 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test - the highest figure reported on any day since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The number of cases reported in the past 24 hours was 68,053.

UK reports record 1,325 coronavirus deaths over 24 hours

Britain on Friday reported a record 1,325 deaths over a 24 period from people testing positive for coronavirus, as a surge in cases piled pressure on overstretched health services, forcing London to declare a major incident.

Indian sari pioneer Satya Paul dies at 78

Indian fashion designer Satya Paul, whose eponymous brand breathed life into the traditional sari, modernising the garment with funky prints, has died at 78, his family said.

Germany reckons with mental health impact of Covid-19

After suffering from depression for 15 years, Lena Ulrich had found ways to manage her life.

Covid surges dim hopes for speedy end to pandemic

The United States reported a daily record of Covid-19 deaths and Brazil's toll passed the bleak milestone of 200,000 Thursday as new surges of the coronavirus dimmed hopes for respite from the pandemic anytime soon.

UK virus strain triggers snap lockdown in Australia's Brisbane

Australia's third-largest city headed into lockdown and borders were set to tighten nationwide Friday, after a cleaner at a quarantine hotel contracted the UK coronavirus strain that appears to be more infectious.

Bestselling author Joseph Kazden opens up about his books Special

Bestselling author Joseph Kazden chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his books "Gita: Between the Unknowable and the Unreal" and "TotIs."

Asian nations toughen virus curbs as Europe fights new strain

Asian countries stepped up their fight against the coronavirus on Thursday to suppress a contagion they had previously tamed, as warnings grew in Europe over a new fast-spreading variant.

Quebec braces for province-wide COVID-19 curfew

Quebec's Premier, François Legault is expected to make an announcement today on new, tighter restrictions being implemented that could include a province-wide curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus that has claimed 8,488 lives.

Ice, ice, baby: Beijing's winter swimmers shrug off record lows

Temperatures in Beijing were set to plummet to a three-decade low overnight on Wednesday, but that didn't stop a hardy group of retirees plunging into icy waters to indulge in their bracing hobby of outdoor swimming.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian living separately: report

Rapper Kanye West and his reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian West are living separately and undergoing marriage counseling, NBC News reported, citing a source close to the family.
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