National Geographic
National Geographic 20 Aug 2020

Where Our Fear of Sharks Came From


Blockbuster films and extensive news coverage of rare attacks often portray sharks as vengeful, human-eating beasts. However, the data and conservation efforts show that sharks actually have more reasons to fear us.

The number of Covid deaths recorded in the UK has hit a new high, with 1,820 people losing their lives in the latest 24-hour period.

The UK has the highest Covid death rate in Europe and the fifth highest in the world.

More than 4.5 million people have received their first dose of a vaccine. However NHS hospitals remain under extreme pressure with fears of worse to come.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by medical editor Fergus Walsh from the Royal Derby Hospital.
An unprecedented security operation is underway in Washington, DC amid growing fears of an insider attack ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The Associated Press reports the FBI is vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops pouring into the capital for Wednesday's events. CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN to break down the latest developments.
Shocking new photos of Christina Ricci's bruised wrist, hand and arms are from injuries the actress says she sustained as a result of domestic abuse from her husband, producer James Heerdegen. Ricci is best known for her breakout as a child actress in "The Addams Family," and later for starring in TV's "Pan Am." She says her domestic situation got worse during lockdown, when she "found herself trapped in a house with a violent abuser," according to court papers. Heerdegen denies the allegations.
UN peacekeeping troops say they have retaken control of a city in the #CentralAfricanRepublic captured two weeks ago by armed groups waging an offensive against President Faustin Archange Touadera's regime. The Central African Republic has lurched from #crisis to crisis since it gained independence from France in 1960. FRANCE 24 reports from #Bangui, where residents are living in fear.

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