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WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

World
Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore, in honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyardBy SYLVIA HUI Associated PressFebruary 27, 2021, 10:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard.Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the private service for Moore, who died Feb. 2 at age 100 after testing positive for COVID-19. Captain Tom, as he became known, inspired the U.K. during th...
Climate change: US emissions in 2020 in biggest fall since WWII

Climate change: US emissions in 2020 in biggest fall since WWII

Science
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16,000 evacuated as experts diffuse American WWII bomb in Frankfurt

16,000 evacuated as experts diffuse American WWII bomb in Frankfurt

World
July 7 (UPI) -- More than 16,000 people were evacuated in Germany on Sunday as experts diffused an American World War II bomb. The evacuations took place near the European Central bank in Frankfurt to allow the bomb disposal experts to deactivate one of the 1,100-pound bomb's two detonators. The bomb was discovered during construction work last month and detonation was scheduled on Sunday to minimize potential disruption of the city, which acts as the country's financial capital. The evacuation area stretched from the bank to the Main River on the eastern side of the city. About 25 coma, stroke and dementia patients at a nursing home were transported to other hospitals Saturday. All other residents were required to evacuate their homes by 8 a.m. Sunday. Trains and cars were diverted away...