The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Man charged with 2 counts of 1st-degree murder after Halloween sword attack in Quebec City

Quebec City, Canada – June 12, 2008: Quebec City police car parked at the sidewalk

A 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder after allegedly attacking seven people with a sword in the historic district of Quebec City while dressed in a medieval outfit on Halloween night.

#Canada #stabbing #MassViolence

Jeremy Corbyn Has Been Suspended By Labour In Wake Of An Anti-Semitism Investigation

“On the day we should all be moving forward and taking all steps to fight anti-semitism, the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn is profoundly wrong.

 #JeremyCorbyn #Politics

There’s no way to sugarcoat it’: COVID-19 cases are surging; one American dies every 107 seconds

“We’re well behind this virus,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, said this week. “We will have to get ahead of this virus, and that may require sacrifice for many, many people in terms of their personal lives.”

#CoronavirusPandemic #ThisIsAmerica #outbreak

The Science of Nerdiness

Don’t understand why everyone else around you is so interested in sex, drugs and money, and why you get so turned on by stimulating ideas and learning new and interesting things? Now you have a potential answer: You may be highly sensitive to the reward value of information.

 #dopamine #nerdlife

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