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Italy’s president, pope mark year anniversary of first Italian COVID-19 case

Italy’s president, pope mark year anniversary of first Italian COVID-19 case

World
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Italy's President Sergio Mattarella and Pope France marked the one-year anniversary of the first Italian COVID-19 case by honoring health workers. The first Italian COVID-19 case was identified in Lombardy on Feb. 20, 2020 in a 38-year-old man, a research article shows. Two tourists from China had tested positive in Rome on Jan. 30. A few days after the first Italian tested positive, additional cases popped up in the surrounding area, and soon other cases, mostly in the northern area. Areas in Lombardy and Veneto went into lockdown first and by March 8 lockdowns began nationwide. Advertisement Mattarella announced the creation of a National Day to honor "health, social welfare and volunteer personnel," in a message Saturday to the President of the National Federation of O...
Watch: GOT7 looks back in ‘7 Years’ anniversary video

Watch: GOT7 looks back in ‘7 Years’ anniversary video

Entertainment
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band GOT7 is celebrating its seventh anniversary. The K-pop group shared a special video, titled "7 Years with GOT, Friday on its seventh anniversary as a group. Advertisement The video features moments from throughout GOT7's time as a band, including footage of the group performing, dance rehearsals, and candid behind-the-scenes moments. GOT7 made its debut as a group with the EP Got It? in 2014. The group released its debut studio album, Identify, the same year. GOT7's label, JYP Entertainment, confirmed this week that all seven members of the group will leave the agency after their contracts expire next week. The group last released the album Breath of Love: Last Piece in November. The album features the singles "Breath" and "Last Piece." GOT7 consists...
Coronation Street: Pandemic sees soap scrap 60th anniversary stunt

Coronation Street: Pandemic sees soap scrap 60th anniversary stunt

Entertainment
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North Korea celebrates party anniversary amid economic woes

North Korea celebrates party anniversary amid economic woes

World
North Korea has held a massive military parade and public rally to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country’s ruling partyBy KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated PressOctober 10, 2020, 10:06 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has held a massive military parade and public rally to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country’s ruling party.Outside observers had expected North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take center stage in the festivities Saturday while also possibly unveiling the latest weapons in his growing nuclear arsenal that threatens U.S. allies and the American mainland.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff had said there were signs that the North had mobilized “large crowds and equipment” for a military parade at Pyongyang...
NHS anniversary: PM to join nationwide clap to celebrate health service

NHS anniversary: PM to join nationwide clap to celebrate health service

Health
The prime minister will join a nationwide round of clapping later to pay tribute to NHS staff on the 72nd anniversary of the health service.The public are being encouraged to give a round of applause at 17:00 BST for all those who helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.In a video message, Prince Charles has spoken of his gratitude and pride for the "costly sacrifices" of NHS staff.On Saturday, UK landmarks were lit up blue in celebration and remembrance.Downing Street, the Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower, the Shard and the Wembley Arch were all illuminated and a minute's silence was held to remember those who have died during the pandemic.People were also asked to place lights their windows in a show of remembrance ...