This Sunday, January 31, an Airbus A350-900 takes off on the longest non-stop flight in Lufthansa's history under flight number LH2574: 13,700 kilometers from Hamburg to the Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands.
Reuters – Under tight control by its Chinese hosts, the World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan province, visited a hospital on Saturday that treated early patients.
The aircraft carrying Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno, the First Lady, and a delegation of top officials was forced to make an emergency landing on Saturday in Washington at the end of an official visit, the country's communications ministry announced.
The government of the Falkland Islands and officials from Mount Pleasant Complex held on Sunday an extraordinary meeting and decided that access to the Complex will remain restricted for the next fourteen days given the sanitary situation at MPC.
The United Nations mission in Bolivia celebrated the fact that this country will be one of the first to receive vaccines from the multilateral Covax system, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to guarantee access to these drugs in the world's poorest countries.
The World Medical Association called for cooperation to fight egotisms and nationalism in the fight against Covid-19. Speaking at a ceremony this Sunday in Vienna, where the WMA was presented with an award honoring physicians around the world for their fight against the pandemic, Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary-General of the WMA, stressed the need for international co-operation.
2020 was a year of substantial progress for the Dictionary of Falklands Biography website reports its administrators. The average number of hits recorded every day was 40, a yearly total exceeding 13,000.
The government of New Zealand unveiled a blueprint Sunday to phase out gasoline cars while it's dairy and beef industry, a key pillar of the economy, must slash cow numbers under the ambitious plan to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Following the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis announced the institution of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place each year on the fourth Sunday in July, close to the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.
The 1851 census noted Andreas Pintaluga as a gaucho. The son of Benito and Celestina he was born in Gibraltar in 1822.